Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues and Partners,
On behalf of ICE – the Italian Trade Promotion Agency which supports the internationalization of Italian enterprises abroad, I would like to welcome all of you - exhibitors, visitors, professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as the organizers of this important event in the field of environmental protection and energy efficiency.
Each one of us takes actions affecting the environment and each of us should contribute to address the growing problem with regard to waste, a problem which must be solved at a local and global levels.
Fortunately, many people realize more clearly the hidden dangers and the European countries commit themselves to more resolute actions aimed at protecting the environment. Worrying are the increasing quantities of waste – the European Community countries annually produce about 2 billion tons of waste and this quantity is constantly increasing - it is clear that this trend must be stopped and turned in a positive direction.
Energy efficiency, renewable energy, treatment and recovery of waste, are increasingly at the center of the plans aimed at environmental sustainability. So, the exhibitions and conferences Save the Planet, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and Smart Cities fall precisely into the context of innovative sectors associated with these arguments and problems.
I have the pleasure to invite you to the stand of ITALY, organized for the first time at Save the Planet by our Agency, to meet the Italian companies which present their experience in building installations for sorting and processing of waste, anaerobic installations, as well as for composting of organic waste, for the production of energy from waste; innovative technology for recycling tires via microwave pyrolysis; systems for technologically advanced greenhouses; machines for tubular silage and composting in ventilated big bag sacks.
I hope that this first participation will result in beneficial cooperation to jointly solve the many critical issues affecting the environment.
This event is one of the small steps towards solving our joint task - to protect nature and health of citizens.
Best wishes to all for successful work, good contacts and lasting partnerships.
Director of the Office in Sofia
ICE - Trade Promotion Agency Supporting the Internationalization of Italian Enterprises Abroad
Welcome Message from Ms Ulrike Straka,
Commercial Counsellor, Advantage Austria Sofia
For the eighth consecutive year Austria is a strategic partner of the exhibition Save the Planet. The Austrian companies-participants, Herz Energietechnik GmbH, IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH, KWS Krickl Waagen Systeme GmbH, Komptech GmbH, EREMA GmbH, und - Redwave BT Wolfgang Binder Gleisdorf GmbH, are already well known on the Bulgarian market and again they are offering their know-how in the field of treatment and recycling of waste, as well as, in the sphere of energy equipment.
Austria is a leading country in the environmental protection technologies. Around 12% of the Austrian companies in this industry are market leaders not only in Europe but also in the world, and two-thirds of their turnover is being realized from exports. There are projects in Bulgaria involving Austrian companies – the treatment plants in Svilengrad, Vidin, Burgas, the regional centers for waste treatment in Veliko Tarnovo, Vidin, Burgas and others.
A number of events contribute to the close cooperation between Bulgaria and Austria in the environmental protection. In October 2016, a Bulgarian delegation visited Linz and got acquainted with the ways of waste management there, and met with companies from the industry. In November 2016, a working group between Sofia Municipality and the Municipality of Vienna was organized on the topic of waste management and energy production. A part of the Days of Vienna in Sofia Program in February 2017 included a forum on environmental issues.
The Commercial section to the Austrian Embassy is the representation of the Austrian business in Bulgaria. If you want to establish contacts with Austrian companies, you can contact us for assistance.
Message from BSEC
On behalf of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, I am welcoming the participants in the 13th edition of the South-East Europe Conferences and Exhibitions on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Waste Management and Recycling, organized by Via Expo Ltd.
Our Organization is proud to be associated since 2011 as one of the partners to this major annual event, which offers an excellent platform for getting acquainted with the latest technological developments related to cleaner energy, greener cities and better quality buildings, for identifying new investment opportunities and for meeting and interaction of market players in these sectors.
I wish the participants useful networking and fruitful exchanges during the Conferences and Exhibitions, which will represent a great help for the States in South East Europe and Back Sea regions to meet the challenges of the Climate Change and to develop their economies in an energy-efficient and sustainable way.
Ambassador Traian Chebeleu
Deputy Secretary General
Permanent International Secretariat
Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization