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IndustrialGreenTec is the heart of HANNOVER MESSE 2013

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Following a successful premiere, the leading trade fair IndustrialGreenTec will take place as part of HANNOVER MESSE 2013 (8-12 April) under the patronage of Peter Altmaier, the German Minister for the Environment. It will again showcase the entire breadth of industry-oriented green technologies and thus represents an extremely fast-growing business sector. In 2013, the leading trade fair for green technology will be more clearly geared to the needs of industry and the global marketplace. “This year IndustrialGreenTec will again present every aspect of green technology – from environment-friendly production technology and recycling processes through to solutions for water and air pollution”, says Oliver Frese, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe AG.

The market volume for environmental technology worldwide amounts to approx. 2.04 thousand billion euros, but it is growing every year by an average of 5.6 percent. The important segment embracing systems and solutions aimed at improving energy efficiency accounts for a large share of this market. German providers of green technology such as Siemens, Festo and Ziehl-Abegg hold a steady 15 percent share of the global market. This clearly underlines the significance of environment-friendly technology for the German economy.

The trade fair spans the entire cross-section of industry at Hannover and is thematically present in all the other ten other leading trade shows that constitute HANNOVER MESSE. For example, the efficient use of resources in general, and energy in particular, are crucial to Industrial Automation and Industrial Supply. Frese adds: “With its new location in Hall 6 IndustrialGreenTec represents a central platform for solutions aimed at sustainability provided by industry for industry. The presentation of forward-looking solutions is central to the core of the HANNOVER MESSE concept.”

One of the main themes of the event is recycling – the whole range of innovative, market-ready processes and methods which facilitate the recycling of resources such as, for example, waste. Every year each EU citizen produces 520 kg of waste, a figure which graphically illustrates the need for green technology. By 2020, Germany aims to be in a position to recycle approx. 65 percent of urban waste and approx. 70 percent of all waste from construction and demolition work. The innovative process technologies showcased by exhibitors at IndustrialGreenTec could help the recycling sector to reach these targets.

The rising cost of raw materials due to the growing scarcity of resources as well as increasing energy prices resulting from changes in energy supply form the core themes of IndustrialGreenTec. Clean, cost-effective processes for water treatment and air emissions control are becoming more important and are increasingly developing into a key competitive factor. The leading trade fair for environmental technology showcases the latest innovations and cutting-edge solutions.

Green technology will be the subject of numerous panel discussions and special events during HANNOVER MESSE. Thus, on the Wednesday of the trade show, visitors can experience “GreenDay”, which features keynote speeches, best-practice solutions and panel discussions on industrial energy efficiency.

The range of exhibits at IndustrialGreenTec 2013 is rounded off by information and insights into services such as the certification and evaluation of environmental technology and the financing of green projects. The venue for these information events is the Competence Center, which in 2013 will again provide the ideal contact exchange for managers and engineers.

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