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ACHEMA - World Forum and Leading International Trade Fair for the Process Industry

29.12.2016 Greater internationality, clear trends, satisfied exhibitors, but fewer visitors: these are the keywords that summarise ACHEMA 2018. From 11 to 15 June 2018, 3,737 exhibitors from 55 countries exhibited the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries at the world's leading trade fair for the process industry, the 132,000 m² fair, which takes place in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 18 June 2021.

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IFAT 2020 - Registration deadline for exhibitors ends 30 April 2019

01.03.2019 IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, will once again present the innovations of the environmental technology sector in Munich in May 2020.

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IFAT 2020 - Fact Sheet available - Exhibitor registration from October 2018 possible

25.09.2018 IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, looks back on a successful 2018 edition. In May 2020, the innovations of the environmental technology sector will once again be presented in Munich. Exhibitor registrations are possible from the beginning of October 2018.

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Market development programme - 1st tranche 2020 - call for tender Project measures water management

06.08.2019 For years, the BMWi Market Development Program (MEP) has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter new markets. In a Europe-wide invitation to tender, 101 measures of the MEP for the project year 2020 were published.

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VDMA-BMWi Travel & Symposium Chemical, Biochemical, Pulp and Sugar Industry Sao Paulo 2 - 6 September 2019

17.07.2019 From 2 to 6 September, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, in cooperation with the VDMA and DECHEMA, is leading a business trip to Sao Paulo for manufacturers and technology providers. Target markets are the chemical, biomass, pulp and sugar industries in the state of Sao Paolo (Brazil). A process technology symposium is planned for interested Brazilian users and visits by local companies in the northwest of the state.

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VDMA members explained solutions for tank farm safety and digitisation at Stocexpo Rotterdam

02.05.2019 Tank farm technology Experts from Leistritz, TGE Gas Engineering, AUMA Riester, SIEMENS, PROTEGO as well as McNetiq and 4QUALIS explained optimisation and digitisation possibilities at the VDMA Tank Storage Excellence Forum in Rotterdam

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Petrochemical Cluster Tampico / Mexico - VDMA members confirm potential after fact finding mission in April 2018

16.11.2018 During a five-day fact finding mission in April 2018, eight German process technology suppliers explored the current demand for process technology in the chemical and petrochemical industries in Mexico City and in the Tapico petrochemical cluster in the south of the state of Tamaulipas. Tampico has a high density of chemical and petrochemical companies due to its geostrategic location (close to Texas) and offshore oil deposits.

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5th Int. Management Meeting Forum Process Technology (India) on 16 October 2019 at IFAT India

18.07.2019 For the 5th time, the VDMA is organising the VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology in India exclusively for its members.

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VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology Biomass & Chemistry September 2, 2019 in Sao Paulo - German-Brazilian Conference Biomass Process Technology on September 3

26.07.2019 On September 2, 2019, the VDMA and the AHK Sao Paulo will jointly organize the third Management Meeting Process Technology Brazil & Latin America. And on 3 September, the BMWi will hold a conference on efficient process technology for the chemical and biomass industry in the state of Sao Paulo. Here, too, VDMA and AHK as well as other Brazilian associations are supporters. Both events are part of a BMWi fact-finding mission of nine German process technology providers to inform potential users and EPCs about efficient biomass and chemical technology.

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For the first time federal participation in the EGYPS Oil & Gas Technology Fair 2020 in Cairo - survey of interests

11.07.2019 With exports of 1.1 billion euros in 2018, Egypt was the most important process technology market for German companies in Africa*. Reason enough for the BMWi to offer federal participation for the first time at EGYPS (11. -13.02.2020) - International Trade Fair for Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals in Cairo. Interested companies can now express their interest in advance and reserve a stand space - final registration documents are expected in autumn 2019.

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CIPPE Beijing, March 2020 - Registration deadline 31 December 2019

11.07.2019 The CIPPE Petroleum & Petrochemical Exhibition 2020 will take place from 26 to 28 March. In addition to a German Pavilion, the VDMA also offers a European Pavilion. Registration deadline is 31.12.2019.

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OTC 2020 - Federal participation Application deadline 3.7.2019

13.06.2019 Every year at the beginning of May, the offshore oil and gas industry meets in Houston, Texas, for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The VDMA traditionally applies to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy for a German joint stand. Interested parties can register for OTC 2020 (4 - 7 May 2020) until 3 July 2019.

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