Starting in 2019, Messe München will be represented with a third IFAT event in the Middle Kingdom.
As solution platform for the western region of China, IE expo Chengdu will be held for the first time from June 27 to 29, 2019 at the Western China International Expo City in the 15-million city of Chengdu.
The new IE expo Chengdu will have a regional format. Its portfolio as well as the topics of the supporting conference will be geared towards the needs of the western provinces. Being the gateway to the west of the People’s Republic, the location of Chengdu is key—in geographic, economic and political terms. Accordingly, the annual IE expo Chengdu is extremely well received in the region already now: the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, the Chengdu Environmental Protection Bureau and the Chengdu Expo Bureau will appear as partner of the premiere in June.
Venue: Western China International Expo City, Chengdu
First edition: 2019
Next show: June 27 to 29, 2019
Making economic development more sustainable
The reduction of waste imports by China left little doubt that the economic powers in The Middle Kingdom have resolved to develop in a more sustainable manner. Among other things, this includes restructuring their own recycling industry, in which waste is seen as a valuable commodity. Furthermore, since the start of January, the government has required companies that contribute directly to air, water and noise pollution to pay their way. The need for environmental solutions in China has never been higher, and IFAT is responding with a trio of trade fairs in 2019. These are Asia’s top trade fair, IE expo China, held in Shanghai; its sister fair IE expo Guangzhou, covering southern China; and, for the first time, IE expo Chengdu, the new solutions platform serving western China.