PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF
XVIІ INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR «AQUA UKRAINE ‑ 2019»
XVII International Trade Fair «AQUA UKRAINE-2019» took place on 5-7 November in International Exhibition Centre (IEC). It is annually held by the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
- International Exhibition Centre, Ltd.
With the support of:
- Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine
- State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine
- Association of Ukrainian Cities
- Association «Drinking Water of Ukraine»
In the opening ceremony on the 5th of November took part the following honorable guests:
- Aliona Babak – Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine
- Dmytro Zhyvytsky – First Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories of Ukraine
- Mykhailo Khorev – Acting Head of State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine
- Oleksandr Slobozhan – Executive Director of the Associationof Ukrainian Cities
- Ivan Tkachenko – Deputy General Director of International Exhibition Centre, Ltd.
other honorable guests.
After welcoming speech and the end of the official ceremony, the honored guests viewed the exposition, got acquainted with the latest samples of equipment, up‑to‑date systems and technologies for water treatment, water supply, sewage, wastewater treatment, housing and communal services, construction and energy saving projects.
Over the last 17 years International Trade Fair «AQUA UKRAINE» has remained a recognized leader in water management, industrial wastewater treatment, the implementation of the world's best water and wastewater technologies, prevention of water resources pollution, application of environmentally friendly technologies of water conservation. This year it once again demonstrated a high level and confirmed its prestigious status, as evidenced the increase in the number of foreign companies‑participants and the expansion of geography: 61 enterprises from 8 countries of the world (China, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine) represented both their own best technologies, developments and products, as well as products of Austria, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, the USA and many others.
List of participants
Business program traditionally took place in the format of scientific‑practical conferences, seminars, round tables and other thematic sessions that covered the whole range of topics, tasks and priorities relevant to the industry.
The first exhibition's working day the special attention of visitors aroused the National Dialogues on Water Policy of Ukraine: «Harmonization of strategic vision of Ukrainian water sector development», «State of the water resources management reform in Ukraine» (Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine, State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine, EU project «Water initiative plus»), during which Dmytro Novytsky, President of Association «Ukrvodokanalekolohiia», General Director of KyivVodokanal announced his vision regarding harmonization of reform strategy of water supply and sewerage facilities and national strategy for water management of Ukraine.
Expert discussion: «NEW WATER MANAGEMENT» (State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine) also aroused professional interest. During the event industry experts paid a lot of attention to discussing ways to solve the problem of improving the efficiency, reliability of functioning of water supply and water removal systems, and discussed the most controversial issues of the current legislation.
International conference «Comprehensive solution of problems of drinking water supply, sewage treatment and sludge disposal» and other scientific‑practical conferences, round tables devoted to the urgent and the problematic issues in the water sector and finding promising solutions were held within the framework of the central event of the business program ‑ Congress «Institutional and Technical Aspects of Reforming of Housing and Communal Services», a constant organizer of which is Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine.
A combination of a full business program and consolidation of International Trade Fairs of complementary topics («CommunTech», «RoadTechExpo», «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy», «EuroBuildExpo», «Industrial Ecology» and «Agroforum») gave opportunities for specialists to participate in the sectional sessions of the Congress, to get acquainted with a wide range of up‑to‑date products, equipment, the latest engineering technologies, and for enterprises ‑ to present their achievements to a wide target audience and to open new business opportunities and development prospects.
The total exhibition area exceeded 17 000 m2, gathering under the roof of the International Exhibition Center 327 companies‑participants from 15 countries of the world.
International Trade Fairs «Power Engineering for Industry», «OilGasExpo», «Mining & Minerals Expo», and «Electro Install» took place simultaneously with the above‑mentioned complex of branch exhibitions. It allowed an even bigger number of visitors to get acquainted with the domestic and world novelties of the related industries, to get more about the market state, explore competitors, find new partners, share experience, hold meetings, participate in business program events and gather useful contacts.