2014 WATER KOREA, International water industry festival for 4 days
a lot of distinguished guests visited the opening ceremony of the 2014 WATER KOREA. A lot of local and foreign key figures like Jeong Yeon-man, vice-minister of the Korea Ministry of Environment, Yongchul Choi, vice president (standing) of the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association, Zhang Guoxiang, vice president of the Chinese Urban Water Association and Rudi Kusmayadi, president of the Indonesia Water Industry Association and others joined to celebrate the expo. In his congratulatory speech, vice-minister Jeong assessed “The WATER KOREA promotes the competitive edge of the Korean water industry, seeks to enter the foreign market and is a good example of connecting companies, government and related organizations”, granted presidential citations (Junghool Lee, the administrator of local facilities in Busan, Dongchoon Lee, CEO of Shinjin Precision Industrial Co., Ltd. and Hohyun Kim, manager of Samjin Precision Co., Ltd.), prime minister citations and environment minister citations and cheered up benefactors.
Water industry expo with the international water industry trend at a glance
The expo, generic cialis 5mg online the core part of the 2014 WATER KOREA, was held in the Halls 7 and 8A in the 2nd exhibition center of KINTEX with the total area of 17,000㎡ and 640 booths for 214 companies and organizations. The figures increased compared to the 2013 expo with 610 booths for 185 companies and this year’s event reached the largest scale. The expo introduced various items to have a look at cutting-edge technologies, products and trend in the water industry, as well as the water and wastewater works for the measurement / gauge / analysis, water treatment / maintenance, valve / actuator / pump, water reservoir / coating / protective container and government / public organizations. The pipe companies took the largest portion of the participants of 27.1%, followed by 22.9% for valve / actuator / pump and 21.6% for the water treatment / maintenance.
A lot of people from various fields like experts, local and foreign buyers and visitors joined the expo. A lot of active presentations and meetings were held for buyers and visitors every place in the exhibition halls and there were a lot of visitors despite a professional exhibition. Among the visitors, the waterwork companies / officials in public organizations took the largest portion of 13.4%, followed by manufacturers of 9.4%. The purposes of the visit included the information collection of 15.5% and nuovo cialis the market survey of 9.5%, showing the advantages of the 2014 WATER KOREA as a professional exhibition creating new business opportunities.
The participating companies prepared booths for the hands-on experience and promotion of their products and technologies and provided various events to make the event for the water industry richer. A company attracted visitors’ attention by forming its booth like a cafe and another company promoted its products with fun by holding an event which provided gifts if a visitor hammered its product down and succeeded in breaking the pipe into pieces.
Various conferences and seminars were held as a link between the government, companies, academic associations and relevant organizations in the expo as the motto of the WATER KOREA, “Connect the human, technology and cialis online industry as one”. Four international exchanges like the China-Korea Water Forum, International Water Reuse Workshop and Korea-Japan Sewage Exchange Meeting and 20 seminars and presentations including the Joint Academic Conference, Water Industry Development Policy and Investment Program Presentation, Water Supply Research Presentation and Drinking Water Quality Improvement Presentation received attraction from government, public, industrial, academic and research officials in the water industry.
Among others, the China-Korea Water Forum consisted of the introduction and discussion on major issues and technologies in both companies with the officials in the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association and Chinese Urban Water Association, company officials and experts and the International Water Reuse Workshop was co-hosted by the Korea
Society on Water Quality and attracted 100 government, academic and
company experts from Korea, China and Japan to share major policies and technical trend in the water reuse and discuss
the development in the international standardization.
The Water Industry Development Policy and Investment Program Presentation provided useful information to company officials with the contents of government policy directions and presentation on the business plans for major ordering parties.
It was the trade business meeting that attracted the largest attraction from participating companies in this 2014 WATER KOREA and helped local companies entering and exploring foreign markets. A total of 17 buyers from 15 companies in China, an emerging market in the aspect of the size, Vietnam, India and 8 Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Sri Lanka were invited to have 1-to-1 trade meeting with 38 local companies. On the first day http://buycialisonline-rxcheap.com/ of the trade business meeting, 114 meetings with the amount of $15.5 million (16.7 billion KRW) were held. There were a total of 10 meetings expected to sign contracts in the future with the amount of $3.7 million (4 billion KRW). The buyers freely moved around the exhibition hall and had 77 meetings with the amount of $8.73 million (9.6 billion KRW) on the second day (March 20). There were 5 meetings expected to sign contracts in the future with the amount of $2.6 million (2.8 billion KRW). In particular, 2 contracts of $5,500 were signed by directly purchasing samples in the site and 3 factory visits and 2 requests for additional meetings in buyers’ countries were held, meaningful despite small achievement.
A company official in the trade business meeting expressed the expectation with positive assessment of the trade business meeting, saying, “It is true that a small company faces difficulties in finding out proper sales route even though it wants. This time, my company is in a good mood with a foreign buyer thanks to the trade business meeting in the 2014 WATER KOREA”. Another official expressed his satisfaction and said, “It was good to talk with a foreign buyer in the exhibition to quickly adjust what the buyer wanted and what I proposed”.
The Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association plans to gradually expand the trade business meeting for Korean companies to aggressively utilize for exploring export routes through the WATER KOREA in the
The International Day of Water ceremony was held in the exhibition hall co-hosted by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land and Transport in the last day of the 2014 WATER KOREA. The ceremony was successfully held with key figures including Prime Minister Chung Hongwon, public officials, companies and civil activist groups. The prime minister and the officials visited the exhibition halls, experienced new technologies and cheered up the participating companies after the ceremony.
The WATER KOREA is recognized as an indicator to check the buy viagra current status of the Korean water industry and a chance for companies to introduce their technologies and products. In particular, the expo prepared programs to create opportunities in the global arena like the trade business meeting and the Global Water Network Meeting and successfully closed as a festival for the water industry with various people like local and foreign buyers and visitors. Furthermore, this year’s event established a solid foothold as a professional exhibition by providing proper chances of exchanges between buyers and suppliers and international business stage, as well as bigger scale. In addition, the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association takes an aggressive step to explore the global market by supporting local companies which join 4 overseas exhibitions and expanding the trade business meetings in WATER KOREA.