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Watercoolers Europe 2015 Conference & Fair
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day
Watercoolers Europe 2015 Conference & Fair @ Rome | Lazio | Italy

Largest International Watercooler Fair – Rome, Italy

The annual Watercoolers Europe Conference and Trade Fair will feature a Conference, Workshops, a Gala Dinner with the annual Aqua Awards and a Trade Fair.

Both Berlin and Budapest were extremely successful – which means that 85% of the exhibition stands in Rome have been taken already.  Be a part of the largest International Watercooler Fair and show your products and services to the largest audience.  Book your stand on line here.

The itinerary for the event look very exciting and an opportunity not to be missed by members of WE National Associations:

  • 23 September: City Tours:  see the sights and finish the evening with dinner with friends and colleagues
  • 24 September: Conference & Workshops:  Speakers and workshops to give you the information to develop your business.
  • 24 September:  Gala Dinner:  Relax and learn who are the Aqua Awards winners
  • 25 September: International Fair:  A real mix of exhibitors from all over the world, dedicated exclusively to our industry.
Aquatech Amsterdam @ Amsterdam RAI
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day
Aquatech Amsterdam @ Amsterdam RAI

This year’s landmark 25th edition of the Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition, taking place on 3-6 November, will include a prominent new addition to the show floor – the Industrial User Experience.

Covering key sectors such as oil & gas, food & beverage, paper, mining, and chemicals, this dedicated hotspot with sessions by and for industrial water users will provide a platform at which they can share insights into the water challenges they face and their experiences with solutions.

‘Industries need to reduce their water footprints – that’s the short message,’ says Leon Korving, Scientific Project Manager with Wetsus, the European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology. ‘We have selected these industries because we think these are the ones with the biggest water challenges ahead,’ he adds.

The Industrial User Experience programme is being prepared by Wetsus, as co-organiser with Aquatech, to ensure there is high quality content on themes of value to the thousands of visitors to the exhibition with an interest in industry.

‘We are trying to connect the technology suppliers with their end users,’ says Korving. Aquatech Amsterdam is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week, which will include the Industrial Leaders Forum, with a strong focus on policy and strategy. ‘What we want to do with the Industrial User Experience on the Aquatech floor is to really speak about the nuts and bolts of water technology,’ says Korving.

Sharing practical experiences

The Industrial User Experience will run throughout the four days of Aquatech Amsterdam and will be based around live presentations in a premier featured area near the entrance to one of the show halls. Each day will see a focus on different sectors.

‘We are specifically inviting end users to present,’ says Korving. Over 90% of speakers will be end users and during the sessions they will provide details of practical experiences with solutions to industrial challenges, including insights into progress with innovations in areas such as ceramic membranes, anaerobic technologies, and recovery of metals. The Industrial User Experience will therefore enhance what is already a hugely successful show. ‘What we are trying to provide is that Aquatech becomes a two-way experience,’ says Korving.

‘People do not like to talk about their problems,’ adds Korving. ‘We have tried to find people that see the bigger picture, and we hope that when people visit this first edition, they see the added value of having these discussions and become enthusiastic themselves and maybe support the next edition as well with their own presentations.’

Key industry sectors

The food & beverage and paper industries will be the focus of the sessions on Wednesday 4 November. The morning session will cover water reuse and the afternoon session will cover innovations in anaerobic technologies. Morning speakers are due to include representatives of Industriewater Eerbeek, serving the paper industry, and Cargill. The anaerobic technologies session will be introduced by a speaker from Royal Cosun, with presentations on innovations in anaerobic treatment realized by Mars, Paques and Naehr-Engel.

Maintaining water quality is an important aspect of water reuse, especially when it comes to the health and safety dimensions of the food & beverage industry. ‘That will set an additional demand for this water reuse requirement,’ says Korving.

The oil & gas industry will be the focus of the sessions on Tuesday 3 November. A morning session will cover produced water treatment, with offshore water covered in the afternoon session. Speakers are due to include representatives of Shell, Fluor Process Engineering, Aramco, Engie (formerly GDF Suez), and Total.

Innovation in the oil & gas industry is being driven in particular by the need to extract hydrocarbons from ever-depleting reservoirs and the expanding use of unconventional oil and gas sources. One particular challenge offshore is that water quality can vary greatly from one platform to another. ‘You need a lot of tailor-made solutions there, and that is the main message that we will try to convey during that session,’ says Korving.

On Thursday 5 November, the morning session will focus on the chemical industry, with presentations due by Dow Chemical, Croda and Dutch industrial water partner North Water. The afternoon session will focus on the mining industry, with presentations due from Nyrstar and by Paques on behalf of Barrick Gold Corporation. ‘What we will focus on here is resource recovery from wastewater,’ says Korving – an emphasis that reflects the wider realisation of the need to develop a circular economy. Such recovery offers the prospect of a creating revenue streams from recovered metals that will help offset the cost of treatment.

The session on the morning of Friday 6 November will look at the cross-industry areas of boiler feed water and cooling water, with presentations set to include a speaker from Sabic and a veteran industry expert formerly working for Dow, covering the challenges of conditioning boiler feed water for high performance steam systems and the critical role of calcium removal.

Ipack-Ima @ Fieramilano
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day

Ipack-Ima is the fair specialising in food and non-food processing and packaging. Technology innovation and internationality are the watchwords for the 2018 edition, which benefits from new strategic partnerships (Fiera Milano – UCIMA) as well as specific development and promotional plans.

In addition, ‘The Innovation Alliance’ is also slated to debut five synergic exhibitions offering a top-level, rich, comprehensive product and service display to attract an increasing number of international buyers and best develop both exhibitors’ and visitors’ business.

The 24th edition of Ipack-Ima features a new, more functional visit experience, structured according to the target markets of attending companies in order to optimise and fully meet the expectations of the event’s participants.

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Personalized Nutrition Innovation Summit
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day
Personalized Nutrition Innovation Summit

Hyperconnected and health-focused consumers are switching their purchasing habits from a one-size-fits-all approach to personalized solutions, digital interfaces and on-demand manufacturing. The nutrition space is no exception. With increasing populations of ‘biohackers’ there is a demand to self-quantify, pre-diagnose and consume only foods designed to fit your daily macros. But how does the nutrition industry provide for n=1?

The Personalized Nutrition Innovation Summit showcases disruptive start-ups in four main categories; biological data capture, data analysis, meal planning and supplement providers.

From personalized vitamins to AI-driven meal planning, we will be discussing how to develop scalable, trackable and attainable personalized nutrition solutions.

The summit brings together CEOs, CTOs, investors and founders across the nutrition industry. Attend the summit to learn how to assess the current science behind personalized nutrition, the tools to strengthen recommendations and the steps to foster partnerships in this multidisciplinary ecosystem.

For more information, click here.

Fi Asia @ Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day

Fi Asia, the leading food and beverage ingredients event in the Southeast Asia region, will take place from 11-13 September 2019 in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).

Fi Asia rotates annually between Thailand and Indonesia and each edition gathers leading domestic and international ingredient suppliers, distributors, and food and beverage manufacturers from across the ASEAN region and all over the world to showcase ingredient solutions, present the latest innovations and trends, and offer networking opportunities with industry professionals – all over the course of three days, under one roof.

Fi Asia 2019 is expected to gather 750+ suppliers and 20,000+ visitors from around the world to make valuable business connections and review an extensive range of product innovations across the show’s dedicated health ingredients, natural ingredients and beverage ingredients pavilions.

  • Natural ingredients Asia: Discover natural and organic ingredients for supplements, nutraceuticals, functional food, beverages, and any other food-related products.
  • Beverage ingredients Asia: Find leading suppliers who will be showcasing the latest in beverage ingredients.
  • Health ingredients Asia: Explore a dedicated area for sourcing health ingredients and solutions.

As well as the wide range of exhibitors, Fi Asia will also host a range of conferences, seminars and other onsite features to keep you up to date on the latest trends and innovations across the industry.

Foodex Saudi 2019 (7th edition) @ Jeddah Center for Forums and Events
Nov 11 – Nov 14 all-day

Foodex Saudi is Saudi Arabia’s Leading International Trade Exhibition 100% dedicated to the food and drink industry. Every year the exhibition displays over 600 exhibiting brands from all over the world.

Saudi buyers from the mass food distribution, retail, manufacture, and hospitality sectors will have the opportunity to source products from over 50 countries, and trade with exhibitors displaying a wide range of global offering of food and drink products and solutions.

In addition, the exhibition features Salon Culinaire, a professional chef competition endorsed by World Association of Chef Societies, Saudi Arabian Chefs Table Circle, and Saudi Arabian Chefs Association, which showcases the skills and talents of competing chefs from several leading hotels and restaurants.

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