(SDN) — REMEMBER these dates, March 20, 21, 22, 2019.
The place: SM Mall of Asia’s SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
On those dates, UBM Exhibitions Philippines, Inc. is bringing back two mega events to the country under one roof.
They are the 5th Water Philippines Expo and the 2nd Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines Exhibition. UBM Exhibitions expects over 10,000 trade visitors to the event from different parts of the world.
Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 will coincide with the annual United Nations World Water Day and co-located with specialized events, such as Pumps and Valves (P&V) Philippines and Pipes and Tubing (P&T) Philippines.
Supporting the event are key associations that include Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers (PSSE), Philippine Society of United Master Plumbers (PSUMP), Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2), Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP), and Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA).
In solidarity for the Philippines’ water-energy nexus towards sustainable and energy security. In the photo in no particular order are: Dexter Deyto, UBM Philippines general manager; lawyer Vicente Joyas, PWWA president; Edgar Lopez, vice president, National Affairs, PWWA; engineer William Juan, president, Philippine Integrated Society of Master Plumbing (PISMAP); Erel Narida, president, REAP; and Alexander Ablaza, president, PE2. (Image: EKU)
The combined events are being staged in support to the country’s commitment towards water sustainability and energy security.
Water Philippines Expo 2019 is known as the country’s fastest-growing B2B water technology event, which will present the best water technologies and solutions for water supply, sanitation, industrial wastewater and purification.
UBM Expositions Philippines General Manager Dexter Deyto led the formal launch recently of the event, noting the impact of increased economic activities on demand for water and energy.
“In the latest annual economic assessment of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Philippine economy continues to be one of the most dynamic economies in Asia — with growth projected at 6.7 percent in 2019. However, an increase in economic activities gives rise to higher water and energy demand, thus creating more challenges in the Philippine’ water and energy security,” he said.
The UBM official revealed one of the twin events’ main objectives.
“One of the main goals of Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 is to encourage both the government and private sectors to strive more in exploring various new methods and find the best solutions on addressing our water and energy challenges,” Deyto said in his welcome remarks.
Deyto was joined at the launch by lawyer Vicente Joyas, PWWA president; Edgar Lopez, vice president, National Affairs, PWWA; engineer William Juan, president, Philippine Integrated Society of Master Plumbing (PISMAP); Erel Narida, president, REAP; and Alexander Ablaza, president, PE2.
More than 50 European companies are coming to Water Philippines Expo 2019. The Environment Water business mission under the EU Business Avenues in South East Programme is bring for the first time the delegation.
It was learned from UBM that the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia Programme is an initiative funded by the EU with aim of helping European companies establish long-lasting business collaborations through match-making and business support services.
Alexander Ablaza, Philippine Energy Efficiency Alliance (PE2) president. (Image: EKU)
Also being highly-anticipated is the participation of a bigger presence of 15 participating companies from Singapore. There also will be K-Water from Korea which committed to bring 10 participating companies in their pavilion.
Another feature of the event is a high-level Water Philippines 2019 Conference that revolves around the theme “Addressing Climate Change through Resilient, Sustainable Water and Sanitation Development” which will give participants the chance to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
Moreover, there are also free-to-end Water Philippines and RE EE Philippines Expert Dialogues, Technology Symposia and the comprehensive Energy Efficiency Conference by the Philippine Energy Alliance (PE2) with the theme “The New Energy Efficiency Law as Game Changer in the Philippines.”
Water Philippines 2019 and RE EE Philippines 2019 are organized by UBM which, in June 2018, combined with Informa PLC to becoming a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. More information about UBM’s presence in Asia can be learned at http://www.ubm.com/asia. (EKU)