Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.

Ecomondo 2014


From Wednesday November 5th to Saturday 8th Rimini Fiera will raise the curtain on the 18th edition of the International Trade Fair on Material & Energy Recovery & Sustainable Development. Over the four days, 100,000 industry members are expected from all over the world, in particular from the Euro-Mediterranean area, in which the expo has assumed a leading role, becoming not only the key technological platform on the economy of the future, with particular attention to the main European and international strategies on eco-innovation and the transformation of waste into a resource, but also a qualified hub for training and information.

Event Type:
Trade Show/Exhibition
Nov. 5-8, 2014
Rimini , Italy

Areas of certain interest for the 2014 edition

WASTE e BIOWASTE: complete cycle for Waste - identification, segregated collection, management, recycling and exploitation of waste, including the recovery of inert waste - noble metals - critical minerals, domestic and industrial WEEE.

: cycle for Water - monitoring, management and treatment/exploitation of civil and industrial waste water, recovery of nutrients, reduction of losses and energy consumption, management of plant, protection and exploitation of the marine environment and its resources.

: monitoring and sustainable reclamation of contaminated sites, ground and sediments - Reclamation of Brownfield sites - Treatment of Inert Matter, Decommissioning and Conversion of disused sites.

: equipment and machinery for the transportation of waste, treatment and exploitation of inert waste.

: technology and procedures for monitoring Indoor pollution and for monitoring and treating the pollution of urban and industrial areas.

: bio-refineries integrated into the landscape, bio-refineries for organic waste and food industry by-products/waste, reconversion of chemical plants. Reduction of food wastage, efficient energy use and transformation of the food industry including the integrated exploitation of its by-products and waste.

SMART CITIES and Communities
: innovative technical solutions and integrated models for the resolution of social problems on an urban and
metropolitan scale.

:  technologies, new solutions and high-performance materials, intended to improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and control and reduce pollution factors.

: the 'Europa2020' and Horizon2020 strategy together with the instruments needed to support and co-finance sustainable innovation in Europe such as the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) SPIRE and BioBased Industry, the European Innovation Partnerships (EIP) for Water and Raw Materials, as well as the Key Innovation Community (KIC) for Climate Changes .

All these spheres of activity, including that of the conversion of traditional chemical plants, sustainable chemical production and biomass chemical production, the management and energy-generating and chemical exploitation of waste, in particular of organic agri-food and civil waste, the monitoring and management of civil wastewater and its decontamination, etc., could present new industrial growth opportunities for our country thanks to the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) funding schemes for research and innovation such as those involving the launch of national Clusters and projects related to the Smart City concept. National clusters have just been launched


  • It is the platform of reference for the Mediterranean basin dedicated to the principal European and international strategies for ecological innovation and the transformation of waste into a resource.
  • It is the ideal forum where exhibitor companies can meet competing enterprises, national and international public/private partners and new target clients from industry, services, construction, public service administrations and utilities.
  • It is the most extensive showcase in the whole of the Mediterranean area where the most efficient technical solutions for the correct management and exploitation of waste in all its forms are on display, as well as those for water-saving measures, for the efficient use of waste and raw or secondary materials, and for energy efficiency.
  • It is the principal B2B and R2B meeting point for operators in the Mediterranean Basin where national and international experts can delve into the technical problems linked to the management of waste in the priority industrial sectors (ground, air), environmental protection and restoration, sustainable transport and the technological priorities of smart cities.
  • It is the highly qualified hub for national and international Training - Information - Refresher Courses - Innovation - Research and Development

From a series of research papers from around the world and by re-examining the process that our country has implemented and still continues to implement we can affirm that the voyage towards the frontier of the Green Economy has become a dynamic driver capable of contributing to a way out of the current economic situation. Almost a quarter of Italian companies have already invested in recent years or plan to invest in green products and technologies. These investments are destined to make industrial production processes more efficient, to develop more ecologically sustainable products and to underpin the communication and marketing which becomes communication of values and pivotal to a new company identity.
The development of renewable energies, energy saving, and green innovation for products and processes are the foundations for change. In the words of European Commissioner for the Environment Potocnick 'renewed European economic growth will depend greatly upon our innovative and creative ability and must be fostered at every level of the active population'
The current production and consumption processes are not sustainable and must be changed. In this context the European Union has decided to act with an objective of green growth which will help us to direct the current economy towards a strong long-term economy by offering concrete business opportunities. It is therefore necessary to build a sustainable industry which has a high innovation content. This change requires the firm cooperation and involvement of all stakeholders. Governments, companies, researchers, and consumers must learn to substitute the provision of raw materials with secondary resources, and to introduce more efficient production processes where the relationship between manufacturer and client is more transparent. We must satisfy our own needs with a lower environmental impact.

Ecomondo brings to the Exhibition the European companies which are working in this direction and has proved itself to be the most highly accredited platform in the Mediterranean Basin for the exploitation and re-use of materials, and owes its success to a sensible and profitable mixture of the commercial dimension and the cultural and techno-scientific dimension, with a large area dedicated to INNOVATION in the sector of the Green Economy.

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