Monday, 06 November 2023


° On stage also Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region; Lorenzo Angeloni, General Director for Promoting the Italian System, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Anna Montini, Rimini Councillor for Ecological Transition; Maurizio Renzo Ermeti, President of Italia Exhibition Group
° Opening of proceedings also for the 12th edition of the States General of the Green Economy
°This afternoon, press preview for some of North Africa´s most prestigious newspapers

Rimini, 6th November 2023 – The world of the Green Economy gathered together for the 26th edition of Ecomondo, the Italian Exhibition Group show dedicated to the circular economy. The appointment is from tomorrow at Rimini Expo Centre with more than 1,500 exhibiting brands (+10% compared to 2022), more than 30 delegations - about 280 representatives from industrial associations, government agencies, clusters, chambers of commerce, institutional representatives from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe and Eastern Europe - and 350 confirmed buyers hosted, thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and ITA – Italian Trade Agency, together with IEG´s regional advisors. The event will see technological innovations from the various worlds of the green economy at the show as well as top-level and in-depth analysis in the full schedule of events: 230 national and international events, 75 of which organised by the Technical-Scientific Committee directed by Professor Fabio Fava from Bologna University. In collaboration with the show´s main institutional and technical partners.

A press preview was held this afternoon for some of the most important media from Egypt, Central Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. A great opportunity for visibility also for the region, thanks to the sounding board that Ecomondo boasts throughout the Mediterranean basin.

The correspondents in attendance were from Al Borsa News, DNE-Daily News Egypt, Bloomberg (Middle East & North Africa), AlmalNews and Green Future for Egypt, Ecofin for Central Africa, Le Matin, MAP-Maghreb Arabe Press, Map ecology,, Aujourd´hui Le Maroc, Levert and Industrie du Maroc for Morocco, Tap-Tunis Afrique Presse and Webmanagercenter for Tunisia. After greetings from Corrado Peraboni, CEO of Italian Exhibition Group SpA, Alessandra Astolfi, Global Exhibition Director Green & Technology division Italian Exhibition Group, and professor Fabio Fava, Chairman of Ecomondo´s Technical-Scientific Committee, described the show and its cutting-edge and innovative technical and technological contents in regard to the made in Italy supply chain together with a selection of Ecomondo´s exhibiting companies that see the other side of the Mediterranean as a fertile land on which to cultivate sustainability.

Ecomondo 2023 will open tomorrow morning at 10.30 am in the South Hall with greetings from Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister for the Environment and Energy Security, Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Lorenzo Angeloni, General Director for Promoting the Italian System, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Anna Montini, Rimini Councillor for Ecological Transition, Blue Economy and Statistics, and IEG President, Maurizio Renzo Ermeti.

This will be followed by the start of proceedings of the 12th edition of the States General of the Green Economy, promoted by the National Council for the Green Economy, and this year dedicated to the decarbonised, circular and regenerative economy of tomorrow, capable of generating economic benefits greater than the costs required to achieve it, and therefore an asset to focus on to promote growth. Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy, will deliver an opening speech via video, followed by speeches from the Minister for the Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini (from remote), and Laura Cozzi, Director of Sustainability, Technologies and Scenarios at the International Energy Agency (Iea). During the day, a report on the state of the green economy in 2023 will also be presented by Edo Ronchi, President of the Sustainable Development Foundation, from which it emerges that the decarbonisation of the Italian economy alone, against an annual investment of 14.7 billion euros in the 2020-30 period, would lead to direct savings of 6.6 billion a year, moving an induced activity that would ensure greater revenue for the State of 53 billion a year. Furthermore, with 123 gigawatts of new renewables by 2030, there would be 430,000 new jobs, circularity in waste would lead to 97,000 new jobs, and a 261-million-euro investment in ecosystem restoration would generate 10 times more added value.

The 2023 edition of Ecomondo will be divided into six themed macro-areas - Waste as Resource, Sites & Soil Restoration, Circular & Regenerative Bio-economy, Bio-Energy & Agroecology, Water Cycle & Blue Economy, and Environmental Monitoring & Control -, and four new exhibition districts for textiles, paper, and innovation, with an area for start-ups, the green jobs & skills desk, and a large area specifically for the blue economy, in collaboration with Utilitalia. Yet another feature is SAL.VE., the biennial exhibition in partnership with ANFIA, which will host the main manufacturing brands of electrical vehicles for ecological services, waste collection and disposal, and urban cleaning and will include a test drive area.

Companies, technologies and intelligence, making Ecomondo the ecosystem of ecological transition.

Event: international trade show; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.; Frequency: annual; Edition: 26th; Dates: 7-10 November; mail:; Website:; Facebook:; Twitter:; LinkedIn:

Head of media relation & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali; press office manager: Marco Forcellini; international press office coordinator: Silvia Giorgi;

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