Doing Business with China

IE expo 2016 (TFC Event) 

Environmental Technologies, Pollution Control Eq., Water Resources Eq./ServicesLocation/Date: Shanghai, China 05/05/2016 – 05/07/2016

Event Summary:

U.S. manufacturers and suppliers in the environmental sector should strongly consider exhibiting at and participating in IE Expo 2016, the number one environmental technology trade show in Asia. As a result of tighter environmental legislation and increasing awareness about environmental protection issues in China, there is continued market demand in China in the Environmental Protection Industry. This year’s show will be held May 5-7, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and is expected to attract approximately 1,200 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors.

In 2015, the show attracted 1,085 exhibitors from 27 countries including China, Germany, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, France, Switzerland, Austria and the UK and 40,1551 visitors from over 68 countries. 

IE Expo 2016 will provide a first-class business and networking platform for Chinese and international trade professionals and is accompanied by a high-ranking conference program covering topical themes in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management, Air Pollution Control and Air Purification, and Soil Remediation research and technology. IE Expo 2016 will be an optimum platform for U.S. companies to showcase their latest products, publish the latest technologies, seek environmental solutions, develop Asian market sales leads, and understand the latest trends in the environmental technology market.


China’s per capita water supply is 2,100 cubic meters per year, or 25 percent of the world average. Water resources tend to be scarce, unevenly distributed, and often heavily polluted. China’s rapid industrial changes have created a need for environmental saving and protection solutions. The 12th Five-Year Plan highlights a 30 percent reduction in water use per unit of industrial production from 2011–2015. A future projection indicates the government will strive to continue to reduce the rate of water used per unit through 2021. These reductions are designed to reduce pollutants added to water. 

This industry has grown and accounted for nearly RMB 2 trillion in 2010. China’s close proximity to sea water has spurred the market for desalination. According to market estimation, during the 12th FYP, the compound growth rate of desalination industry could reach around 20 percent. By the end of 2016, the desalination projects and related investment could reach RMB 10 billion in China.


Shiqiao Chen, Shanghai

Senior Commercial Specialist

Phone: 0086-21-6279 7637