Wednesday, 29 March 2023


• From March 30 to April 1, the 17th edition of the Chengdu International Environmental Protection Expo
• Italy present with a pavilion of SMEs specialised in environmental protection technology
• Synergy with the General Consulate of Italy in Chongqing and the Italian Trade Agency, opening its fifth office in China

Rimini (Italy)/Chengdu, 29 March 2023 – Chengdu International Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE) will inaugurate its 17th edition tomorrow in China with a pavilion dedicated to Italian SMEs specialised in the field of safeguarding the environment, renewable energies, and the circular economy.
´This year, CDEPE - revealed Lorenzo Cagnoni, IEG President – is the first large-scale event in the field of environmental protection to be held in western China, since the reopening the Red Dragon´s borders after three years´.
´With 25 thousand square metres and 360 companies - commented CEO of IEG, Corrado Peraboni - CDEPE 2023 will outdo the 2019 numbers, reflecting a positive rebound of the environmental protection industry in western China, open to a technological exchange with Italy. Once again, IEG´s strategy is to reinforce companies, flanking them on foreign markets to ensure rewarding economic returns in our trade shows and local areas´.

CDEPE, one of the major Chinese trade shows in the environmental protection sector, will take place at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center until April 1, and is organised by IEG - Italian Exhibition Group (driver of Ecomondo and K.EY, headed by Alessandra Astolfi, Global Exhibition Director) and China Association of Environmental Protection Industry (CAEPI) with the support of Sichuan Environmental Protection Industry (SCEPI) and Europe China Environmental Exhibitions (ECEE).

The nine companies present at CDEPE 2023 in Chengdu are SMEs providing technological solutions in diverse fields of the circular economy: water pollution control, prevention and mitigation of air pollution, environmental monitoring and solid waste treatment, energy savings and new energies, environmental services, green packaging, and certifications. From Lombardy, Air Clean, Megasystem and Sebigas Renewable Energy, from Emilia, Compopack and Hydro Italia, Labio Test from Udine, Mold from Veneto, Systea from Lazio, and Rina Consulting, a global player in environmental and technological certification. The Italian Pavilion has been created in partnership with ITA-ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY, which endorses the development of Italian enterprises on foreign markets, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. ITA has a network of offices in Peking, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, and is set to open a fifth in Chengdu, in close collaboration with the Italian Consulate in Chongqing, to further develop and enhance economic and trade relations between Italy and China, particularly in the province of Sichuan and in the south-west regions of China. The b2b2g nature of the Chinese event makes it the perfect stage for Italian companies to reach a wide pool of environment tech users from both private companies and local institutions in the Sichuan province, boasting a population of over 80 million.

The 2023 edition of the CDEPE will focus in particular on the national implementation of the Great Western Development Strategy, which aims at carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle, the new development axis of the Chinese national industry hinged on environmental protection along the Yangtze River. With market and economic policy analysis, CDEPE will explore new ways of developing high-quality in environmental protection industries in the Sichuan province, in Chongqing city and more generally in west-central China. Eight conferences are scheduled, ranging from the Sichuan-Chongqing Environmental Protection Industry Forum, to actions taken for decarbonization, initiatives on environmental assessment, a forum on urban and rural sewage treatment, and the awards ceremony for energy savings and environmental protection in the Sichuan province. In addition, to meet the provisions of the CCP Central Committee and the State Council on ´stabilising employment´ and ´guaranteeing employment´, a matchmaking formula between campuses and companies for the ´recommendation of talent´ will make its debut. At CDEPE, eight higher education institutions and 21 environmental companies in Sichuan will set up a talent supply and demand exchange platform between universities and environmental protection companies.

head of media relation & corporate communication Elisabetta Vitali; press office manager Marco Forcellini
Silvia Giorgi, international press office manager

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad - also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, for example – now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

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