WasteTech 2019 took place from 04-06 June, 2019 at Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia.
WasteTech is a premier Russian exhibition and forum covering waste treatment, environmental protection and renewable energy.
During the 3 days of the event the exhibitors of the Swiss-Austrian Pavilion (total 88sqm) have presented their distinct technologies, services and solutions and met all their important existing business partners, as well as interesting visitors with whom they have established new contacts. On the Swiss side SID SA, I.C.E. AG, Key to Metals AG (Total Materia), RCP System AG (Macpresse Europa) and IUT Beyeler AG (HWH Machines & Taurus Motors) took part. Lindner Recyclingtech GmbH, M-U-T GmbH, UNTHA shredding technologies GmbH and Ms. Angelika Wohlmuth (Österreichisches AußenwirtschaftsCenter Moskau) joined the Austrian Pavilion.
A highlight on the Pavilion was the Swiss-Austrian joint aperitif on the first day of the exhibition on Tuesday, 4th June where the exhibitors had the chance to meet each other, talk about their expectations and to exchange their many experiences in this industry from different national perspectives. The welcome speeches were held by Ms. Julie Bächtold, Deputy Head of Swiss Business Hub Russia and Mr. Rudolf Lukavsky, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Austria in Russia.
WasteTech 2019 was more successful than its previous edition in 2017, especially in terms of visitor numbers: 6020 Visitors (+15% compared to WasteTech 2017), 209 Exhibitors and 5 National Pavilions (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic). There was also a rise in international exhibitor numbers which amounted to 80 this time (+8%).
The positive outcome could be attributed to a currently strong political effort regarding the development of the waste management sector and the many new ecological laws entering into force since 2018 in Russia.
Nevertheless, there are some significant changes to the fair. In future, the WasteTech trade fair will be co-located with Reed Exhibition Russia's successful water industry event ECWATECH. Both shows will be held annually in autumn. In 2020, Wastetech and Ecwatech will take place from 08-10 September, with WasteTech being organized in Crocus Pavilion 1 and ECWATECH being organized in Crocus Pavilion 2.
We would like to thank all our exhibitors for their trust in our services and the loyalty to our company, but also, the organizers of the show - the WasteTech/Ecwatech-Team of Reed Exhibitions Russia - for the long-term good cooperation and their friendship.
Further, we are very grateful for the great local support we receive each year by the Swiss Business Hub Russia and the Embassy of Switzerland (i.a. Ms. Elena Perova) and are looking forward to future projects and cooperations!
This year, we would further like to cordially thank WKO and Österreichisches AußenwirtschaftsCenter Moskau (Embassy of Austria) for the cooperation and their support during the preparation and acquisition phase, as well as Umweltjournal (Mr. Mag. Alexander Kohl) and Reed Exhibitions Germany (Ms. Nicole Houben).