Pollutec 2014: positive answers to environmental and energy matters
Pollutec, which runs from 2nd to 5th December at Lyon Eurexpo (France), will be highlighting new developments and all that the environment and energy industries have to offer in response to the major, cross-sector challenges that confront them.
This 26th Pollutec edition, will bring together some 2,300 exhibitors, including 30% from abroad, in order to satisfy the expectations of professionals (engineers and technicians, decision makers, specifiers…) searching for innovative and high performance equipment for their activities.
As a general show, POLLUTEC covers all sectors of the environment(1) and the topics that are at the heart of current concerns such as the management of emerging pollutants, the circular economy (preservation of resources, eco-design, the recovery and exploitation of materials…), atmospheric pollution, urban mobility, biodiversity and natural risks, all of which are viewed primarily in terms of innovation and expertise. In keeping with recent developments, the AMM (analysis-measurement-monitoring) sector is being transformed into the IMA (instrumentation-metrology-automation) sector by expanding to take on board topics linked to process performance. As part of its global approach, the show is highlighting solutions to three major cross-sector challenges: sustainable urban development (Sustainable City focus), high performance, responsible production (Sustainable Industry focus) and sustainable development in the hospital environment (Hospitals and Sustainable Development focus), with each focus being supported by a dedicated programme.
There will also be some 400 lectures open to all dealing with important current topics. Ones that have already been announced include regional waste management, the fight against illegal sites, the exploitation of plastics and metals, post-disaster waste management, the circular economy and the urban mine, smart water, rainwater management, energy efficiency, energy storage, self-supply, air quality and health, the hydrogen model, ecological engineering and the impact of developments in regulations on the energy transition.
Over the four days there will be a host of innovative solutions on show on the stands, competing for the various awards and trophies and in the forums and themed villages (2) organized by the show’s expert partners. A new Innovation Business Lounge will focus on French and European cleantechs. Specifically, it will be hosting the LeCleantech business meetings, which bring together start-ups, major groups and investors to address the latest trends and business opportunities in the market.
A venue for meetings between professionals from around the world
As an international show for environment and energy professionals, POLLUTEC once again brings the world within reach of all.
Building on its success in 2012, the show is hosting the second Sustainable City Solutions, which is an event that brings together numerous experts from around the world to discuss their experiences in the field of the sustainable city. Organized in partnership with the ERAI (Entreprise Rhône-Alpes International) and Grand Lyon, this global, two-day event (3rd and 4th December) includes a symposium, workshops and visits to model sites in the Rhône-Alpes region.
Beside that, this year POLLUTEC is shining the spotlight on regions of the world facing major environment and energy challenges. There will be a space dedicated to Africa in partnership with the ADEA (Association for the development of companies in Africa) and an ‘Export and foreign markets’ forum, which will host a number of events including a programme of lectures and workshops dedicated to Latin America.
There will also be a focus on the technology of a ‘mega European region’ that has been created to encourage territorial cooperation between environmental stakeholders in Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland Palatinate, the Saarland and Wallonia.
Finally, there will again be targeted environment, cleantech and energy business meetings organized in partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, the network established by the European Commission to support the development of SMEs. As always, the show will play host to numerous official delegations from all parts of the world.