The GREEN Expo 2013 opened its doors to the public yesterday, consolidating its position as the most important event in the areas of the environment, energy, water and sustainable cities.
Taking place in tandem with The GREEN Expo is the 21st International Environment Congress, organised by CONIECO (Mexican National Council of Ecological Industrialists). This event brings together environmental experts and representatives of the the leading institutions in Mexico. With an exhibition area of over 5000 m2, The GREEN Expo 2013 is playing host to the clean technologies and innovative solutions of more than 250 exhibitors representing almost 500 of the world’s leading brands.
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Present at the inauguration were the Sub-secretary for the Management of Environmental Protection, Mr Rafael Pacchiano Alamán and the Sub-secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mr Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez. Also in attendance were Mr José Navarro, CEO at E.J. Krause, Mexico; Senator Silvia Guadalupe Garza, President of the Commission of Climate Change of the Senate of the Republic of Mexico; Deputy Lourdes López, President of the Commission for the Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican Parliament; Odón de Buen, Director General of the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE); and engineer José Ramón Ardavín, CEO of the Business Coordination Council (CESPEDES).
At the inauguration, Sub-secretaries Mr. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán and Mr Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez kindly visited the FuturENERGY stand, where the Director of the publication outlined the technical and informational work we do in the international energy sector.
During the three days of the event, The GREEN Expo 2013 expects to receive visits from over 10,000 professionals interested in the clean solutions and technologies offered by more than 250 exhibiting companies, representing over 450 brands, from Germany, Austria, Canada, Italy, China, Colombia, Spain, the USA, Finland, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK. This edition has seen 20% growth in exhibition space with respect to last year.
This year, the exhibition includes International Halls, such as the Austrian Hall, which features companies from a wide range of sectors: photovoltaic solar energy, drinking and waste water treatment, treatment of end-of-life glass and solid waste, etc. Similarly, the German Hall features products boasting innovative technology in the area of renewable energy, along with German and worldwide experience in the efficient use of such energy. The Italian Hall, organised by the Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ICE) and the Ministry of the Environment, Territory and Sea, features the products and services of 10 companies, with the aim being to foster scientific and commercial cooperation, as well as the exchange of good practices and know how. The United States Hall houses 10 companies with leading edge technology, while the United Kingdom Hall features companies offering products and services that focus on a low-carbon economy.
The International Environment Congress, which features over 120 conferences, covers a wide range of topical issues and is divided into four main areas: Environment, Energy, Water and Smart Cities. Over 500 participants from the business and academic communities, the non-governmental sector, and government representatives at federal, state and municipal levels are expected to attend