July 2015

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum
Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling
Solutions for the Mining and Construction Industry
September 15 – 18, 2015
Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), South Africa
No. 05/e
Munich, July 20, 2015
Press Release
All set for the premiere
Top supporting program to accompany IFAT
Environmental Technology Forum Africa
 National and international partners present lectures,
panel discussions and “Country Specials”
 Focal themes: mining, Africa and water
 Forum located in the exhibition hall
The premiere of IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa is causing a
buzz in the industry: Due to the high demand, the exhibition space has been
extended. In addition, exhibition space has been made available in the outdoor
area for those exhibitors with special requirements. The trade fair, which takes
place between September 15 and 18, 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre,
will feature 90 exhibitors from 13 countries including Endress + Hauser, Festo,
Grundfos, Hammel Recylingtechnik GmbH, Huber Technology (Pty) Ltd,
Netzsch Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, Pumptron (Gorman-Rupp Pumps), Ritz
Pumps South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Wilo Pumps SA (Pty) Ltd and Xylem Water
Focus on mining
The trade fair will also feature a Forum. One of the main focuses of this program
is mining, in particular the impact of mining on the environment. In Africa mining
continues to play an important role. But what consequences can it have and
what options are available for properly assessing these effects and keeping their
impact down to a minimum? These questions will be addressed in a range of
presentations on the mining sector. Following an introductory discussion: ‘The
mining sector—impacts on and solutions for the environment’, South African and
international partners will be presenting talks and panel discussions on ‘Water,
sewage, refuse and recycling—solutions for the mining and construction
industry’, ‘Identifying best practice for water management in the mining
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industry—use, treatment and disposal’ and ‘Challenges and solutions for the
mining and construction industry’. The focus here will be on individual projects,
challenges and solutions.
Africa in focus
The African market continues to offer much potential. But just what are the
possibilities? What special aspects have to be taken into account? Answers to
these and other questions will be given in the ‘Country Special’ and a
presentation on ‘German solutions to African Challenges’.
Perspectives for the water sector
The subject of water—a strong focus in all the IFAT brand events—also comes
under the spotlight in the supporting program. Two sessions are dedicated to
water management in mining areas. Specific aspects under examination are:
‘Groundwater and surface water’ and ‘Tools and concepts for river catchment
management in the mining industry’. Another presentation is dedicated to ‘Water
and energy efficiency: opportunities for municipalities and waste water treatment
The Forum will be hosted in the exhibition hall and is open to all visitors to IFAT
Environmental Technology Forum Africa. For detailed information on the
sessions, the organizers, partners and speakers, go to: www.ifatforumafrica.
Further information on the IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa:
IFAT Environmental Technology Forum
Messe München is expanding its international network in the environmental technology
sector and is starting with the premiere of the “IFAT Environmental Technology Forum –
Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling – Solutions for the Mining and Construction
Industry” in Johannesburg from September 15 until 18, 2015. The event is organized by
Messe München International and its subsidiary MMI South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
IFAT worldwide
Messe München International´s competence in organizing environmental-technology
events is demonstrated not only in the world´s leading trade fair for the sector, IFAT, but
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also in a range of other international trade exhibitions around the world. The spectrum
encompasses IE expo in Shanghai, IFAT Eurasia in Ankara, IFAT India in Mumbai and
the IFAT Environmental Technology Forum in Johannesburg.
Messe München International
Messe München International is one of the world’s leading trade-show companies. It
organizes some 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods and key high-tech
industries in Munich alone. 14 of those events are number 1 in the world in their
respective industries. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and some two million
visitors take part in events held at the Messe München trade-fair center, the ICM –
Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter
München. In addition, Messe München International organizes trade shows in China,
India, Turkey and South Africa. Messe München has a global business presence with
affiliates in Europe, Asia and Africa and more than 60 foreign representatives serving
more than 100 countries.

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