Rimini, Italy — Italy is focusing on the green economy to boost its upswing.This is the message from the expo days at Rimini Fiera, where the innovative proposals of the 1,200 companies and the contents of 200 seminars with over 1,000 speakers showed the importance of an industrial and scientific system up to the most advanced standards, as well as providing a model for other nations’ economies.The presence at the expos of industry and trade members from all over the world ensured the days a really international dimension.
Professional visitors – 1.68 prercent more than 2014 – attended over the four days, a figure that stabilizes the European ranking of Ecomondo and the expos held simultaneously with it. This figure also contains the planned rise of the foreign component, with almost 11,000 industry and trade members and 500 buyers from all over the world. Also worthy of mention were the numerous representatives from Iran and China, whose visits were organized along with the Ministry for Environment.
The fourth edition of the States General of the Green Economy was held during the expo days and gave an insight on companies’ “green orientation”, now found in over 40 percent of them, but there were also proposals from organizations of enterprises for “cooling the climate”, communicated to the Government prior to the world conference in Paris at the end of November.
Rimini Fiera chairman Lorenzo Cagnoni commented: “From these days at Rimini Fiera, clear signs arrive from the industrial world: In fact, the distinction between the green economy and the rest of the manufacturing/production system must be overcome. Being “sustainable’ is now a must for enterprises, but sets a new challenge, that of considering waste as a material and then reorganizing manufacture and production taking this into consideration. The 1,200 enterprises at the expo showed that all this is possible immediately for the various products chains.”
Business unit manager Simone Castelli underlined: “The growth of Ecomondo and the expos held simultaneously with it is the result of the great work carried out with the aim of raising the international profile further, with over 50 events held all over the world in recent months, as well as the push towards new frontiers of development for the expos, which will increasingly involve all the industrial sectors in a process of integration under the banner of circular economy.”
The expo is fully perceived as an international level business appointment, a perception that takes the form of business and relations with new markets. This is also thanks to the format of contacts between enterprises and foreign trade/industry members by means of Ecomondo’s online platform, which plans the business meeting agenda. As well as the delegations announced, in collaboration with the ICE delegations also arrived in Rimini from Algeria, Qatar, Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Malaysia whereas, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, delegations of 120 buyers also came from Iran and China.
In 2016 the green economy expos will be at Rimini Fiera from Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th November.
Source: Rimini Fiera S.p.A.