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No. 18b

IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 Statements

IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 – Testimonials of the conceptual sponsors
– in alphabetical order –
Richard Clemens, Managing Director, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (Germany Engineering Federation), Germany
"IFAT ENTSORGA has again demonstrated its position as the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies. The proportion of trade visitors from outside Germany has risen once more. The mood at the fair was excellent, and the exhibitors were very pleased with the event."
Patrick Hasenkamp, Vice-President VKU e.V. Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung VKS (association of public utility companies), Germany
"IFAT ENSORGA 2012 was another high-caliber event. The most important key players from the sector – from Germany and abroad – come together here at this event. Our members value IFAT ENTSORGA highly as an information platform for talks in a concentrated but informal atmosphere."
Peter Kurth, President, Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V. (Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry), Germany
"Anyone who was at IFAT ENTSORGA will have experienced the amazing dynamics of the sector live. Many of our members are expecting a big boost from the fair, also because of the many orders signed, in particular with customers from abroad. IFAT ENTSORGA was a successful bridging platform to international markets. We are also very pleased at the success in bringing the European umbrella organization, FEAD, to Munich."
Dipl.-Ing. Otto Schaaf, President, Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V. (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste), Germany
"At IFAT ENTSORGA what impresses most is the breadth and depth of the products and services on display. And the comprehensive international coverage. Here the production colleagues find a broader display of the latest technology than anywhere else in the world. IFAT ENTSORGA is also a meeting place for top managers, and large numbers of them come to this event. The decision to switch to a two-year cycle for the world’s leading trade fair for water, waste water and raw materials management has proven to be the right one. This was reflected, too, in a further rise in exhibitor numbers. Time and money spent every two years in visiting Munich is well invested – if you want to keep up with technological advances. Taking part in IFAT ENTSORGA – either as a visitor or an exhibitor – is a must!"
Dr. Armin Vogel, President, Verband der Arbeitsgeräte- und Kommunalfahrzeug-Industrie e.V. (working equipment and municipal vehicles association), Germany
"For our member companies, IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 was highly successful. The large number of visitors – in particular from abroad – is seen as extremely positive and it further strengthens the position of IFAT ENTSORGA as the world’s leading trade fair for the sector. Our concept of presenting a large number of the association's member companies on the open-air site, proved to be successful."

IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 Exhibitor statements

Esra Avicioglu, Representative, Istanbul Chamber of Trade, Turkish Pavilion
"This year, for the first time, we took two pavilions at IFAT ENTSORGA: one on waste water and another on recycling. We had many business contacts, and they were of a high quality. We are very optimistic as regards post-fair business – and already we are planning to expand our participation in 2014."
Stephan Bäumler, Head of Marketing, Zeppelin Baumaschinen, Germany
"For us IFAT ENTSORGA has become an important platform for receiving our customers and presenting our products. IFAT ENTSORGA is a very good specialist event for the trade audience."
Bernd Bathke, Head of Advertising, Direct Marketing and Events, ACO Tiefbau Vertrieb GmbH, Germany
"We successfully achieved our goals of presenting new and innovative products, looking after our existing customers and generating new ones. IFAT ENTSORGA is an absolute specialist and leading trade fair, and for us it is by far the most important trade event. The international spread at the fair was also very high. We will be back again in 2014."
Nic Christy, Director International Business Development, Water Environment Federation (WEF), USA
”WEF has been bringing a pavilion to IFAT ENTSORGA for three years and we are proud to be associated with such a great show. Our 21 exhibitors are excited about the opportunities in the European market. We look forward to continued success at IFAT ENSORGA.”
Horst Collin, Coordinator of the HTI Group and personally liable partner of RHEIN-RUHR COLLIN KG, Germany
"We are delighted with the large numbers of visitors that came to our stand. The quality of the visitors was very good. IFAT ENTSORGA is the absolute number one trade fair for the sector – not just as regards waste management, but also as regards supply. For this reason it plays a very important role in our marketing mix."
Dietmar Dengler, Managing Director, HSM GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
"A trade fair like IFAT ENTSORGA is well suited for presenting and proving arguments that go beyond the product. The visitors were very interested in our products and services, and we were delighted at the high visitor frequency."
Gilbert Faul, Director, WILO SE, Germany
"As regards water, IFAT ENSTORGA is by far the most important trade fair for us. This year we noticed a very high number of visitors. I am very happy with the way the fair went."
Paul Fears, Managing Director, Eriez Magnetics Europe, United Kingdom
"Developing new technology to meet the ever-changing demands of the recycling industry is vital. IFAT ENTSORGA offers the perfect platform to demonstrate this new technology, allowing us to inform existing and potential customers about the latest advances in metal separation. IFAT ENTSORGA has been a resounding success."
Robert Fellner-Feldegg, CEO, VAG-Gruppe, Germany
"IFAT ENTSORGA this year can be counted as one of the most successful trade fairs for the VAG Group. Taking part here has been very well worth while. The number of visitors far exceeded our expectations."
Edmund Fleck, Managing Director, Martin GmbH, Germany
"Worldwide IFAT ENTSORGA is the most important and the only trade fair for us. The event is important for us as a place to develop existing contacts and to build new contacts to potential customers. This is where we meet 100 percent of our target group. For that reason we will definitely be back again in 2014."
Joachim Foerderer, CEO, Passavant-Geiger GmbH, Germany
"For Passavant-Geiger, IFAT ENTSORGA again proved to be an ideal platform for our sales activities. Our appearance again confirmed our belief that this trade fair has retained its position as the world’s leading trade fair. We will be back again in 2014!"
Günter Führer, Head of Water Business, Water Technologies, Siemens, Industry Automation Division, Germany
"This year’s IFAT ENTSORGA was a great success for Siemens. We were able to give the many and very interested visitors at our stand a good overview of our extensive range. The talks we had with these visitors were of a high quality and they focused as we expected on the efficiency and the productivity of the solutions, and as a result, in our view, on the key themes in the industry."
Matthias Halusa, Vice President Global Head Water Solutions, BASF SE, Germany
"At IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 we enjoyed a vivid and open dialog with our customers from industry as well as from municipal authorities. The quality and number of our customer contacts have confirmed that IFAT ENTSORGA is an important networking platform for us.”
Josef Heissenberger, Chairman of the Board, Komptech, Austria
"IFAT ENTSORGA is the only internationally important trade fair in the recycling technology arena. As such, the public’s international credentials were also top notch and our stand was very well attended."
Georg Huber, Chairman, HUBER SE, Germany
"For us IFAT ENTSORGA is the most important trade fair in the world. Our initial analysis has confirmed this opinion. The trade fair turned in yet another impressive performance in 2012 in terms of its diverse international profile and very good visitor numbers. Happily the Monday was also very well attended, and that is usually the day people travel."
Markus Kaiser, Managing Director and President of the Advisory Board, KAISER AG Fahrzeugwerk, Principality of Liechtenstein
"This year the visitors were even more international than at the last IFAT ENTSORGA. As such the event continues to offer an ideal platform for presenting our new technologies to an international audience."
Klaus Katzfuss-Krakau, Managing Director, Xylem Water Solutions, Germany

"IFAT ENTSORGA is the top event worldwide for water and waste water. All the important sector representatives come here and that means it is an unmissable event. This year we were particularly aware of the growing internationality."
Katja Kerschke, Senior Advisor, Innovasjon Norge, Norwegian Pavilion
"This year was the first time Norway took a pavilion at IFAT ENTSORGA. We are very impressed by the breadth and international spread in the range covered by the fair, and we were able to make excellent use of the fair for networking and exchange with other markets."
Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Chairman of the IFAT ENTSORGA Advisory Board and Managing Partner of FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
"IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 is remarkable for its high numbers of visitors – significantly more guests than at the previous trade fair in 2010. The international customer profile also experienced outstanding growth. At our company the expectations of IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 were clearly surpassed."
Gerhard Kummer, Regional BL Manager Europe, Süd-Chemie AG, Germany
"Because of its high international significance, IFAT ENTSORGA is the only fair in which we take part. For our companies and for long-standing customers IFAT ENTSORGA is a regular meeting point."
Nikolay Nebov, Minister, Ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment, Nishnij Nowgorod, Russia
"We are exhibiting at IFAT ENTSORGA in order to find the right technologies for solving our problems with pollution from the past. And we have already found a number of firms who can offer us their technologies. It is very pleasing to see the fair growing and each time offering something new. At the previous fair, for example, an electric garbage truck was presented and this time it‘s already a hydrogen-fuelled garbage truck. We are already looking forward to what the next IFAT ENTSORGA will have to show. Thanks to IFAT ENTSORGA we are always up-to-date as regards what’s new in the environmental sector."
Dave Oswalt, Vice President, Gorman-Rupp International, USA
"This is the fourth time that Gorman-Rupp has participated in IFAT ENTSORGA and each time we have expanded our presence with a larger stand. The diversity of attendees who visit this trade fair make it an extremely attractive show for companies with a broad range of markets and products like Gorman-Rupp. We will definitely be coming back to Munich in 2014."
Darko Paviša, Chief Financial Officer, Rasco, Croatia
"RASCO is extremely pleased to once again have been an exhibitor at IFAT ENTSORGA. IFAT ENTSORGA is unique for its size and scope, bringing together companies and business partners from all over Europe and the rest of the world, as well. A diverse mix of visitors attended our stand. We are very pleased to have hosted many of our existing business partners, but also to have made many new contacts, with visitors from almost every continent. This year's fair has fully met our expectations, and we will certainly be back again in 2014.”
Eric Rehbock, Principal Managing Director, Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V., Germany
"IFAT ENTSORGA got off to a flying start. It was a real magnet for visitors and it presented an optimum environment for exhibitors and trade visitors. The fair also showed that recycling and the recovery and re-use of secondary raw materials is an integral and essential component in successful economies and that it has an important role for the future."
Ludger Rethmann, Chairman of the Board, REMONDIS Assets & Services GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
"For us IFAT ENTSORGA is the most important event of all. It is the leading trade fair and it’s where the entire water, waste water and recycling industry meets up. I am very pleased with the frequency of the high-quality visitors and the talks we had. In 2014 we will definitely be back again."
Jacob van Rijswijk, Director Marketing & Sales, Ravo Fayat Group, The Netherlands
"We have a very positive impression. We had customers from all over Europe and a very strong presence from Russia."
Ludwig Sahm, Director of Sales, SSI Schäfer, Germany
"By taking part we saw once again that IFAT ENTSORGA is the most important environmental trade show worldwide. This significance is seen in its size and international coverage. At our stand we were able to welcome customers from all over the world – for example, from South America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Africa. We were able to present our products successfully, to forge new contacts and to further develop long-standing business relationships. We are already looking forward to welcoming our customers again in 2014 at our stand."
Dr. Heidrun Tippe, International Sector Manager for Water/Waste Water, Endress + Hauser Messtechnik GmbH + Co. KG, Germany
"In comparison to previous years, we had an even higher number of customer contacts this time. Among them was a large number of specific project inquiries. The high international spread was particularly positive for our company, as we are aiming to make stronger inroads into the European market. The events program at IFAT ENTSORGA was excellent; the themes covered at the conference reflect the themes in the industry very well."
Petr Trunov, Director, CJSC Ekoton, Russia
"IFAT ENTSORGA is an outstanding trade fair. Ekoton takes part in all fairs in the environmental sector and I can say with certainty that IFAT ENTSORGA is the world’s best. This fair is very good for our firm’s business, and we will definitely be exhibiting again at the next IFAT ENTSORGA."
Joe Varca, Director of Global Sales, Jetstream, USA
"Although Jetstream has been selling outside North America for a number of years, our presence at IFAT ENTSORGA has allowed us access to many more markets around the world. With our presence at IFAT ENTSORGA, Jetstream has increased its global footprint in key markets and the impact to overall business has been significant. We look forward to IFAT ENTSORGA 2014.”
Thomas Viell, Global Sales Manager, iPEK International GmbH, Germany
"IFAT ENTSORGA is recognized by our customers as the world’s leading trade fair. Orders are placed during and above all after the fair. In particular the international spread among the visitors outstripped out expectations. In 2014 we will definitely be back again."
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