IFAT India 2016 Promotes Young Talent


Fun and excitement—that´s the idea behind the new Active Learning Center at IFAT India, India´s leading trade fair for environmental technology. This year for the first time, there will be a special area dedicated to training, live demonstrations and skills contests, running for the entire period of the show.

The aim of the Active Learning Center is to promote talent and combat the shortage of skilled workers in the Indian environmental sector. The next IFAT India takes place from September 28 to 30, 2016 in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai. Application documents for exhibitors are now available online.

The Active Learning Center consists of three parts. In a ‘University Challenge’, teams of students from national universities will be putting their knowledge to the test. The task presented to them is to design a “smart city” with intelligent resource management. A second component is “Products in Practice”, where leading experts will give live demonstrations of specific products and machines, on which young people will then be put to the test. A further skills competition is aimed at professionals with a few years work experience; it consists of practical training exercises, for example on the themes of maintenance, process control and safety at work.

The special characteristic of the Active Learning Center at IFAT India is that the program is specifically tailored to the needs and requirements of the Indian environmental sector. It is being organized in cooperation with the DWA, Germany´s Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste.

The environmental market in India has great potential, as underlined by the success of IFAT India in 2015. A total of 136 exhibitors (a rise of 10 percent on the previous time) took part in that event. And 4,142 visitors came to Mumbai to find out about the latest solutions and products in the segments of water, sewage, refuse and recycling.

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