Saudi Delegation to IFAT Eurasia trade fair

The International Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies

GESALO conducted a 3-day delegation visit to the IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul to explore state-of-the-art technologies in the Waste and Wastewater sector presented by German and Turkish exhibitors.

Efficient waste and wastewater management forms the core of Saudi Arabia’s Vision2030 of a circular economy. Therefore, the kingdom aims to advance national recycling of its solid waste and wastewater.

In line with these ambitions, GESALO led a Saudi Delegation to IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul. From the 27th to 29th of April, Saudi government and private actors engaged with exhibitors to discuss business opportunities with exhibitors from the waste and wastewater sector.

Recycling waste and wastewater for a circular economy

Saudi Arabia is committed to establish a circular economy by 2030. Therefore, the kingdom is heavily investing in state-of-the-art solutions to generate a sustainable recycling industry of waste and wastewater. While most of the waste goes to landfills today, the country aims at recycling 85% of its waste by 2035. To introduce a successful waste recycling system, the country not only invests in the necessary infrastructure but also launches educational campaigns on separating waste and preserving valuable resources. 

In addition, the kingdom aims to treat 90% of its wastewater by 2040 to reuse it for national freshwater and agricultural demands.

"The Saudi delegation engaged into fruitful discussions with German and Turkish exhibitors at IFAT Eurasia, highlighting Saudi market opportunities."

IFAT as a connection hub for waste and wastewater technology

The trade fair IFAT Eurasia is part of a global network of trade fairs conducted by the German brand IFAT on waste and wastewater solutions. As representative of this German trade fair, GESALO regularly hosts delegations for Saudi companies to visit IFAT trade fairs all over the world and supports Saudi stakeholders in exhibiting on the fairs. In line with this engagement, GESALO market entry consultant Nora Fath led a delegation of Saudi government and private actors to IFAT Eurasia to explore business opportunities and understand current market developments.

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