Circular economy, renewable energies, climatic change solutions, smart cities: public utility companies will find international business connections at Ecomondo and Key Energy, Italian Exhibition Group’s shows scheduled in physical form from 26th to 29th October 2021 in Rimini (Italy)



Rimini (Italy), 30th July 2021 – IEG – Italian Exhibition Group and Utilitalia have renewed their strategic collaboration agreement for the next three years: Ecomondo and Key Energy, IEG’s two trade shows dedicated to circular economy and renewable energies, will be the international b2b platform of reference for the Federation of Italian public utility companies operating in the water, environment, gas and electricity sectors, under the banner of technological innovation and will play a key role in realizing the “mission 2” projects in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the European Green Deal.

Two main points strengthen the decisive and effective collaboration between the Federation and IEG:  Ecomondo will be one of the technical partners at the “Water Festival” and Utilitalia will endeavour to provide all the necessary technical-scientific expertise for two trade shows, as well as to promote them among its associate companies and European utility federations. A synergy that will also involve external communication and road show organization for Ecomondo and Key Energy as well as for Utilitalia initiatives.

«Ecomondo was founded almost a quarter of a century ago,» says Alessandra Astolfi, Group Exhibition Manager for IEG’s Green Technologies Division, «with urban waste cycle technologies and has since evolved into the new model of circular and sustainable economy which aims to reduce untreatable waste and achieve total decarbonization by 2050. A for Key Energy, we went from domestic photovoltaic systems to electric, self-propelled and hydrogen cars. A technological and cultural leap of which we are proudly at the forefront. Utilitalia is an industrial segment that, in our country, has proved to be one of the fastest at anticipating ecological transition through large-scale industrial investments. With this agreement, we are reaping the results of a consolidation and mutual growth strategy that we embarked upon together back in 2015.»

«We are delighted,» adds Filippo Brandolini, Vice President of Utilitalia, «to renew our strategic partnership with Ecomondo and Key Energy, two trade shows of reference for sectors of strategic importance for our country’s re-start in the wake of the Green Deal. A re-start in which utility companies must play a leading role by investing in fundamental sectors for our citizens’ quality of life as well as concrete projects linked to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Moreover, public utility companies have already been committed for several years now on the sustainable development, decarbonization, circular economy and climate change solution front.»

For the 2021 edition of Ecomondo, the Scientific Committee of IEG’s show and Utlitalia have programmed six high-profile international events: from re-using water with risk assessment and safety planning  to waste management in the ecological transition (26th October). From the secondary raw material market to water-smart innovations for the digital transition (27th October). Lastly, the presentation of several case studies on the circular hydro-electric economy to a report on the recent ‘design regulations’ for the urban waste cycle (28th October).



Event: International trade show; Organizer:

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.; Frequency:

annual; Edition: 24th; Dates: 26–29 October;

mail: ecomondo@iegexpo.it ;

Website: www.ecomondo.com

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Silvia Giorgi |

International Press Office Coordinator

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.

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Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities – also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India – which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.


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