The Green Deal, the Commission’s new European economic policy chaired by Ursula von der Leyen, will be hosted from 3-6 November at the Rimini motor show, on the occasion of the 24th edition of Ecomondo, the leading international exhibition in the field of environmental technologies, and the 14th KEY ENERGY dedicated to renewable energy, smart cities and energy efficiency.
These two fairs play an essential role, notably thanks to the instruments of high knowledge, in the form of seminars and congresses, developed by the Ecomondo Scientific Committee headed by Professor Fabio Fava, and by that of Key Energy headed by Professor Gianni Silvestrini, Scientific Director of the Kyoto Club.
In the meantime, Italian Exhibition Group is announcing key new features for ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY, which will allow companies to access an even higher level of activity.
KEY ENERGY will receive the new LUMIexpo, a section dedicated to “smart spaces” and “people centric” technologies: the strategic development factors of digital technologies will be based on the idea of intelligent spaces centered on people, and therefore on their needs, when and where they are needed, with extreme attention to reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. LUMIexpo makes it possible to connect those who buy, those who manage and those who apply technologies integrated into intelligent systems to improve the energy efficiency and security of built spaces, from buildings to cities and even advanced industries. This space is aimed at system integrator, facility/energy manager, security manager and designers.
The 2019 edition of Ecomondo and Key Energy offered a total showcase of more than 1,600 companies, attracting 93,000 professionals.
Ecomondo 2020 will be based on four macro-exposure areas: DÉCHETS AND RESOURCES; UAE (with integrated water cycle), CIRCULAR BIOÉCONOMIE; REMEDIATION AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK.
Italy already stands out in these sectors, as it is the country with the highest overall circularity index in Europe. A virtuous cycle that represents 88 billion euros for our economy, with an added value of 22 billion euros, and employs 575,000 people.
However, from 2020 the challenge is becoming more difficult from the point of view of reducing polluting emissions, since the European Commission has set an ambitious target of eliminating them entirely over the next 30 years. The topics that experts, public and private managers, researchers, civil society and associations will discuss at Ecomondo 2020 are: Green Public Procurement; Ecodesign and the secondary raw materials market; Infrastructure adapted to sharing economy innovations; The role of cities and territories; Standards on waste recycling; End of Waste goals; soil protection and their essential role in a complete bio-supply chain of materials. These are all instruments and choices that must take into account the general context of climate change, which is both the framework and the ultimate objective.
KEY ENERGY will also have four exhibition areas that will follow its 2020 red line, “Where Energy Meets The Future”: Wind, Solar – Storage, Efficiency (distributed generation) and Sustainable City (Digital, Electric and Circular), which will address the themes of Smart City and electric mobility, as well as LUMIexpo, the new theme on sustainable development of urban spaces.
Key Energy 2020 is the platform on which public policy can meet the technological offer of the market that is able to achieve them. It is also an opportunity to promote legislative developments on the themes of the moment, such as the need to decide as quickly as possible on the development of energy communities.