From May 14-18, 2018 in Munich, Germany the one of the world's biggest international exhibitions in the water, sewage and waste took place – the IFAT.
This year the exhibition gathered a record amount of visitors: more than 141 thousand professionals in sewer systems from 160 countries across the world came to Munich to see the most modern and the most effective solutions for wastewater and waste treatment, which were presented by 3305 exhibitors from 58 countries.
EKOTON Industrial Group, as one of the leading company which produces equipment for wastewater treatment and sludge dewatering, has taken part in this event already for the sixth time. And already for the second time at the EKOTON booth, it is managed to arrange International Sewer Services Forum, which drew attention on itself of the best branch representatives staying that May days in Munich
The topic of this year's meeting was “Experience of Polish companies and prospective of development concerning new global trends and technologies. Innovations and modern technologies as a guarantee of further branch development”. Nowadays, when life changes so quickly, to face new professional challenges which rich current dynamic world, companies have not only to focus on existed reliable solutions, but also to constantly go ahead and research new trends, which just come into play but soon will become an essential part of the branch. That is exactly the goal which was set before the meeting organizer and those which took place in it. It is confirms that such viewpoint is familiar to other water professionals.
The Second International Forum organized by EKOTON Company was held under the patronage of the Polish Republic Senator – Małgorzata Kopiczko. The co-organizing company was polish sewer service companies' representation “Izba Gospodarcza Wodociągi Polskie”. To our pleasure, attendance by Polish exhibitors at IFAT Exhibition was high. At a solemn opening we were accompanied by Dorota Jakuta - the President of “Izba Gospodarcza Wodociągi Polskie”, Marcin Król – the consul of Polish Republic in Munich, Wojciech Paweł Jassak – the President of Derictorate of PWiK sp. z o.o. - the Municipal Sewer Service Company in Ełk, Petro Trunov – the owner of EKOTON IG and PRODEKO-EŁK, Gennadii Baklanov – the President of Directorate of PRODEKO-EŁK, Baiba Gulbe – the Director of Lithuanian Sewer Service Companies Association.
A lot of interesting and important topics were raised, the following are among them:
Conversations were held in terms of substantivness as well as practical aspects, what made The Second International Sewer System Forum of much interest. At the end of conversation there was a discussion on the topic of the private engineering and manufacturing companies’ significance and role for further industry development. It was talked about methods of modernization of equipment for wastewater treatment in a situation of the funding absence from the government.
One of the ways of solving this problem is strategic partnership between equipment manufacturer and wastewater treatment plant. EKOTON Prodeko-Ełk representatives passed on their experience in such cooperation on the example of huge amount of sewer service companies, which it has worked with in different countries. The long-term cooperation is fruitful for both the parties; it is based on mutual trust, focusing on long-term relationship and systematic work, which aims to achieve the best possible results. Wide experience of EKOTON Company in not only manufacturing of equipment but as well in organization of technological processes at wastewater treatment plants allows for an efficient complex solutions, systematic tasks for specific sewer service companies and all the branch in general.
After Forum has come to an end, the manufacturers’ stands visiting took place, where the started earlier conversations were continued.
We would like to sincerely thank Co-organizers of International Forum, all the guests, who took part in it and actively shared their experience and points of view. Such meetings have a very good influence on sewer branch development. We count on that each next edition of Sewer Service Forum will be also rich in interesting discussions and efficient solutions of the current branch problems, and will encourage more and more guests for participation. Thanks to all IFAT participants in Munich this year and to our Forum guests! We also invite everyone to take part in the next branch meetings which will be organized by EKOTON Prodeko-Ełk.