The 17th edition of the Chengdu International Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE) opened for business 30 March 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,” said Lorenzo Cagnoni (pictured, left), 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 25,000sqm and 360 companies,” said CEO of show organiser Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), Corrado Peraboni (pictured, right) “CDEPE 2023 will outdo the 2019 numbers, reflecting a positive rebound of the environmental protection industry in western China”.
CDEPE runs until 1 April at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center. It is staged by IEG and the China Association of Environmental Protection Industry (CAEPI), with the support of Sichuan Environmental Protection Industry (SCEPI) and Europe China Environmental Exhibitions (ECEE).
The nine Italian 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.
By participating in the national pavilion they hope to reach a wide pool of environment tech users from both private companies and local institutions in the Sichuan province, which boasts a population of over 80 million.