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Baku Expo Center to host 10th Anniversary Azerbaijan International Environmental Exhibition

Baku, November 12, AZERTAC

The 10th Anniversary Azerbaijan International Environmental Exhibition Caspian Ecology 2019 will be held from 13 to 15 November at Baku Expo Center. The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, IDEA Public Union and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Caspian Ecology exhibition is an effective platform for establishing useful contacts and getting acquainted with current trends in the eco-industry, where representatives of the public sector, manufacturers, sellers and consumers of eco-products, as well as industry experts traditionally meet. For the first time, Caspian Ecology opened its doors in 2010, since then its popularity has been growing among specialists in Azerbaijan and in the region. Over the 10 successful years, the exhibition has welcomed over 500 companies from 15 countries worldwide.

In its jubilee year the exhibition will once again draw the attention of the public and relevant organisations to environmental issues, optimising the use of natural resources and the recycling of materials. During 3 days 60 companies from 10 countries will demonstrate the latest achievements and innovations of the industry to the professional audience of the exhibition. 17% of the total number of exhibitors is foreign companies, many of whom are participating in the exhibition for the first time. This year the number of exhibitors increased by 28% and 20% - the exhibition area.

The subject of this year’s Caspian Ecology covers the following areas of the eco-industry:

• EcoTech - equipment for waste disposal and processing, water treatment and recycling systems;

• EcoFood - eco-products and drinks: farm products, healthy nutrition, fish farming;

• EcoManage– engineering and consulting services, technical support, design;

• Recycled Products – items from recycled materials, manufacturer of containers for waste, production of paper and cardboard;

• EcoBuild – building materials and technologies.

Traditionally, the stand of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan presents innovative environmental projects in the field of environmental protection, developed with the support of the ministry over the past year. Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC, Ecosphere, IDEA Public Union, the Ministry of Ecology And Natural Resources of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan are participating in the exhibition with their own stands.

For the first time, the Small and Medium Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan takes part in the exhibition with a stand where companies engaged in environmental business will be exhibiting.

The regular participants of the exhibition are companies and structures such as Azersu, Azergold, Azersun, BP, GIZ, SOCAR Polymer, Tamiz Shahar JSC, etc. Among the newcomers are SOCAR Foster Wheeler Engineering LLC, MEVA A.S. (Czech Republic), DVOKUT-ECRO LLC (Croatia), ARC Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology (Turkey) and others. The total number of exhibition newcomers is 45%.

The sponsors are Matanat A, AIMC, BP and Holcim Azerbaijan.

During the business programme of the exhibition, B2B bilateral business meetings will be held between local and foreign exhibitors. For the first time at the exhibition, the “Corporate Social Responsibility - The Green Wave” session will be organised, during which representatives of a number of companies will share practical experience in implementing environmental activities carried out as part of their corporate responsibility policy.

The lobby of the Baku Expo Centre will lodge the exhibition “From Waste to Art”, where, together with Tamiz Shahar JSC, art objects made from industrial waste will be exhibited. Also, part of the exhibition will be original paintings created from old fragments of magazines by the artist Aytan Abdullayeva, a picture from plastic bags by Nazrin Musayeva and a giant 7,5-meter whale made of plastic bottles by children from the International School of Azerbaijan, TISA, specifically to indicate the problem of one-time use plastics polluting the oceans.

Thus, Caspian Ecology is an important strategic hub, creating the opportunity to meet with leading industry players and government agencies, new suppliers and partners, and conclude lucrative contracts.

The exhibition is organised by Caspian Event Organisers (CEO). The partners of the exhibition in 2019 are the official hotels Qafqaz Hotels and Resorts, Intourist Hotel and Boulevard Hotel, tour operator Greenwich Travel Club. Child Zone partner is Bagcam Network of Kindergartens.

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