Welcome onboard to new E-Waste World exhibitors!

Welcome onboard to new E-Waste World exhibitors!

December 10, 2019
Lloyd Fuller

Impressed with our very first outing, expert companies from the fields of WEEE recycling, raw materials and sustainable electronics are already booking up for E-Waste World Conference & Expo 2020 – in fact it’s 40% bigger than the launch event with a year to go!

E-Waste World Conference & Expo provided a superb nine hours of networking opportunities for the +350 delegates and +20 exhibitors present in Frankfurt. Almost all of 2019’s supporters have now confirmed their exhibition slots for 2020. Moreover, another 10 new companies have already also signed up, having witnessed first-hand the quality of visitors who attended, with senior-level decision-makers from Volvo, LG Chem, Fitbit, Mercedes-Benz, BASF, Ford, Audi, Evonik, Sabic, ABB, Johnson Matthey and Siemens, to name just a few, among those perusing the circular economy technologies and services on offer. So, with almost 12 months to go until the 2020 event, next year’s showcase, taking place on 18-19 November, is already 40% bigger!

The most important thing, though, was that we delivered on what we promised – to provide a platform for companies to generate new business. It’s brilliant to have so much interest for next year’s event already – we’ll spend the next 12 months making sure everyone leaves even happier next time around!

What was especially refreshing, the exhibitors informed us in a post-conference survey, was that they didn’t see the ‘same old faces’ that they get to see at other events worldwide. This fresh, holistic approach resulted in an entirely new audience. “Our exhibitors had a great time, they got to meet lots of new people from companies they have never met before – in many cases organizations they hadn’t even considered to be potential customers,” enthused Peter Sarno, exhibition director. “They particularly liked the set-up, which meant they were the focal point in-between conference sessions. We also had a lot of nice comments about the venue itself, the hospitality and the staff at the Kap Europa. These little things are important to the overall experience, whether you’re an exhibitor or delegate. The most important thing, though, was that we delivered on what we promised – to provide a platform for companies to generate new business. It’s brilliant to have so much interest for next year’s event already – we’ll spend the next 12 months making sure everyone leaves even happier next time around!”

I think E-Waste World Conference & Expo was more business-oriented than other events we exhibit at and thus this served us better. Other conferences can be slightly more academic in style, but I feel like this event gives us more leads and business opportunities

One of the last companies to sign up to the inaugural event but the first to rebook for 2020 was Finland’s Kuusakoski, who brought a fun factor to the networking, offering delegates a host of sweet Finnish delicacies as well as leading WEEE recycling expertise. “I think E-Waste World Conference & Expo was more business-oriented than other events we exhibit at and thus this served us better,” commented Tatu Karlström. “Other conferences can be slightly more academic in style, but I feel like this event gives us more leads and business opportunities. The most valuable contacts for us are not the ones who want to sell us stuff, but people who could potentially buy from us. It was also nice to see that it attracted people from so many different roles in the value chain of e-waste recycling and we also made some good contacts with the electronics OEMs.”

The presence of many international producers from ICT, consumer electronics, automation, automotive and batteries was really impressive and shows that this [holistic] format makes absolute sense

“The presence of many international producers from ICT, consumer electronics, automation, automotive and batteries was really impressive and shows that this [holistic] format makes absolute sense,” enthused Sven Grieger, manager, WEEE Services at the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN). “For me, it showed that the three pillars of recycling, green electronics and [EV] automotive batteries attract more interested people from different industries compared with conferences with one pillar. And there is quite a lot of potential to expand this even further.”

E-Waste World Conference & Expo 2020 takes place from Wednesday 18 November to Thursday 19 November at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Germany. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email peter@trans-globalevents.com

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