Water Expo China 2008

Veolia Water and ITT China, two of the international market leaders in the water industry are to exhibit at Water Expo China, 10 13 November 2008, the only water fair supported by China's Ministry of Water Resources. They will be joined Beijing Capital and other premier Chinese water industry companies. Water Expo China, to be held at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Beijing, will bring together hundreds of local and international water industry specialists, products, technology and service suppliers to meet with government officials, engineering and construction industry representatives, builders, planners and conservationists.

Currently there are about 100 exhibitors from 17 countries: Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Veolia Water, ITT China and Beijing Capital plus Beijing Seiko Electric Group, join a list of highly respected water industry names and government organisations exhibiting at this prestigious show which is expected to attract more than 22,000 trade buyers from China and overseas.

In China, Veolia Water is running 25 projects for municipal and industrial partners in 19 cities covering drinking water production and distribution, customer services as well as consumer and industrial wastewater treatment.

"Water Expo China is one of the most influential trade fairs in China and each year it gathers the most important companies and professional visitors, " said a Veolia Water spokesperson. "We believe that the quality of fair visitors is a highlight of Water Expo China. We hope to meet more industrial insiders, representatives from local authorities and large enterprises. We also hope to learn the latest developments, Chinese water industry trends and the requirements of our customers, in order to provide better services for the market."

Specialising in water and fluids management, ITT China Investment Co., Ltd., delivers fresh water to communities and commercial businesses, as well as transporting wastewater and returning it to streams and rivers. At Water Expo China the company will show how they are helping the Chinese government to solve drinking water problems in rural areas.

Dong Ruiping, ITT's Vice-President and Director of External Affairs said: "Water Expo is an excellent platform for us to exchange information with the water industry. We hope that our China experience, especially providing safe drinking water in rural areas, will help other developing countries. The visitors are the right targets for us, especially government, construction companies, investment companies and water safety engineering companies."

Beijing Capital Co. Ltd., is a major Chinese water investment and operating management company. Currently it treats more than 7.6 million tons of water serving an urban population of over 14 million.

"The show is a leading event in China's water industry, " said Qi Shuda, a Business Supervisor with Beijing Capital Co., Ltd. "As a leading supplier in the local industry, we can not miss this show."

Beijing Seiko Electric Group Co., Ltd., will present their on-line fish-sensor system which can quickly detect harmful toxins in water.

"Water safety is a key element in environmental protection, " explains Li Fang, Vice General Manager of Beijing Seiko Electric Group Co., Ltd. "We provide highly efficient water monitoring equipment to protect water safety. Water Expo China is a very professional exhibition focusing on water treatment. This is the best platform for us to promote our products."

Water Expo China will also be the platform for the 2008 Water Summit Sino-European Dialogue symposium which will cover a number of important topics addressing China and global water issues.

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources and approved by the Ministry of Commerce, PR China. It is organised by the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) in partnership with Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai). Fair supporters include United Nations Industrial Development Organization Investment and Technology Promotion Office China, and China's All-China Environment Federation, State Forestry Administration, State Oceanic Administration and China Meteorological Administration.

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