et2003 and ICU exhibitions to clean up on remediation and environment markets in 2003
NEWS RELEASE: et2003, the UK’s premier environmental technology and management services exhibition, will be held along with the country’s only International Clean Up (ICU) exhibition at the NEC from 8-10 April 2003.
Faversham House Group (FHG) took over ICU this year and for the first time it will be co-located with et2003 at Birmingham’s NEC.
Said Exhibition Director, Catherine Iredale: “The Birmingham venue is appropriate on two counts: the benefits of the facility and its ease of access for visitors, as well as the fact that the city accounts for 25% of Great Britain’s exports, and there are 1,600 environmental technology companies in the West Midlands alone.”
et2003 is the UK’s largest full spectrum environmental technology and management services exhibition and is in its 12th year. ICU is the only UK event which focuses on contaminated land issues, emergency response and pollution clean up.
With a broad range of industrial, scientific, research, and non-governmental organisations attending both exhibitions, important environmental sectors promoted at the NEC range from brownfield site development and environmental research, to new technology in waste management and air pollution emissions, plus monitoring and abatement technology.
Last year et2002 attracted over 3,000 environmental managers, board directors, regulators, technicians, consultants and other professionals, over 2,000 of which held senior, decision-making positions. et2002 benefited from a 37% increase in core visitors.
et2003 will feature over 150 stands exhibiting products and services from Corus, BP Solar, WRc, Research Councils UK Ltd, plus the Environment Agency and the Dti, among others.
At et2003 there are five Information Zones representing Air, Water, Energy, Waste and Environmental Management Systems (EMS). These zones provide information, seminars and interactive tools on a variety of pertinent topics and environmental issues.
This year the discussion subject for Talkback at et2003 is Business and the Environment – What works best, the carrot or the stick? Talkback is a ‘BBC Question Time’ style debate and takes place at the NEC, Birmingham at 11am on 8 April. Once again it will be chaired by Peter Hobday, former host of Radio 4’s Today programme and panelists to date include Michael Meacher, Baroness Young and Stephen Tindale, Executive Director of Greenpeace.
International Clean Up
An estimated 50 companies will exhibit at ICU, many returning from previous years. Edmund Nuttall Ltd, Churngold Ventham, Kore Technology Ltd and Zeitca have all booked show space.
The International Clean Up Innovation Awards, launched last year, will once again take place. ICU is also hosting a Conference Programme presented by leading industry professionals. Provisionally these include Funding For Brownfield Developers (9 April) and Local Authorities and Contaminated Land Issues (10 April). In addition, The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is hosting the Contaminated Land Working Group and a seminar on Remediation Licensing at the event.
For further information on et2003, go to www.et-expo.co.uk
For information on ICU, go to www.international-cleanup.com
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