High Attendance for 2011 Wasser Berlin International

From May 2-5, in an area of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds covering 49,000 sq m, some 28,000 trade visitors from around the world found out about the latest international water industry’s products and services from 700 exhibitors who came from 35 countries.

A significant increase in the number of trade visitors, as well as exhibitors was the dominant feature of Wasser Berlin International 2011. With the fair dates now extended to five days instead of four, and the event taking place every two years instead of three, an ideal solution has been found, and Europe’s only trade fair dedicated entirely to water recorded daily visitor numbers that matched last year’s figures. The share of trade visitors rose from 25 to 33 percent, attendees from Scandinavia, Austria and Switzerland particularly high. The supporting congress  wat + Wasser Berlin International, which for the first time in Germany was jointly organized by all the relevant associations, has firmly established itself from the start. The new concept squarely meets the industry’s needs.

“This is the first time we have been to Berlin and we are very satisfied. We were able to meet with numerous visitors from all over Europe. Our stand was so in demand that we ran out of brochures,” said Jason Holden, Akkerman Inc. area sales manager.

“My impression of Wasser Berlin International 2011 was very positive. Things were both interesting and very turbulent for us at the beginning of the fair, with foreign guests expressing keen interest. Unlike at other fairs, they had specific questions and ideas. Another plus point was that we met many of our customers here who were also represented at the fair as exhibitors. Normally we do not conclude any business at trade fairs, although this time a customer from Portugal immediately signed a deal,” said Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Hermes, managing director, Hermes Technologie GmbH & Co KG.

Furthermore, the 2011 International No-Dig Berlin show added significantly to the attraction of the event. The world’s leading trade fair for trenchless construction and its supporting congress took place in the capital for the first time and the trade visitors from abroad were very enthusiastic about the combination of these two events. Berlin’s Building Site Day, a well-established event, met with very positive reactions, and this year trenchless construction was the dominant theme.

On May 4, Berliner Wasserbetriebe showcased around 20 sewer building and pipeline network projects from their current construction program. Vattenfall Europe AG and Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg (NBB), the GASAG network operator, each rounded off the program with a tour of a building site respectively. Thus, more than 600 trade visitors from around the world were able to gain a unique first-hand insight into how well these latest technologies perform. Following the success of the Internatioanl No-Dig Berlin show, plans are under way to hold a No-Dig Berlin with a European outlook every two years, parallel with Wasser Berlin.
Numerous companies from the Middle East as well as the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA), the umbrella organization representing 91 water supply and wastewater disposal companies from 16 Arab countries, were represented at the fair for the first time.

At WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) agreed to intensify cooperation with the China Urban Water Association (CUWA). The focus is on technical safety management (TSM), which China intends to implement as part of its plan to further improve drinking water supplies.
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