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The exhibitions dedicated to circular economy and renewable energy at Rimini Expo Centre from 6th to 9th November

.Rimini, 31st October 2018 . On Tuesday 6th November at 10:30 am in the south foyer, Italy´s Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa will inaugurate, the international exhibitions Ecomondo and Key Energy organized by Italian Exhibition Group at Rimini Expo Centre.
Until Friday 9th November the entire expo centre will host the very latest that companies, technology and knowledge have to offer for the circular economy and the development of renewable energies.

At the inaugural ceremony participants will also include Paola Gazzolo (Emilia Romagna regional councillor for land and the coast defence, civil protection and environment and mountain policies), Anna Montini (councilor of the municipality of Rimini) and Lorenzo Cagnoni (President of Italian Exhibition Group).

This will be followed by the States General of the Green Economy, which these years are entitled Green economy and new employment. Priorities to boost Italian economy. After greetings from Ugo Ravanelli (CEO of Italian Exhibition Group), there will a presentation of the 2018 Report on the status of the green economy, which will be followed by the plenary session and conclusions of the Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa. The updated program of the States General of the Green Economy can be found at the link

The 22nd edition of Ecomondo will have as its fulcrum the new paradigm of the circular economy which, thanks to the realization of regulations and financing useful for strengthening it, is already an indispensable concept of industrial processes in all the most developed countries. Simultaneously, the 12th edition of Key Energy, which confirms its role as the driving force for business in the strategic sectors of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

As well as the expo part, there is a calendar of over 200 international events coordinated by the scientific committees chaired by Prof. Fabio Fava (Ecomondo) and engineer Gianni Silvestrini (Key Energy), two top experts in their respective disciplines in Italy and abroad.

At Ecomondo, the platform par excellence of the complete waste cycle, the international focus will be on Bioeconomy, with industrial excellences, the latest in new materials, biorefineries and bio methane. Highlighting the increasingly European and international setting, this year there is greater participation in Ecomondo by the European Commission, thanks to the presence (with a dedicated stand) of the Easme Agency, with 38 projects financed by European programs. Ecomondo will also host the European summit on phosphor (European Nutrient Event), in Italy for the first time, after Basle and Berlin. Plus a focus on the European strategy on plastic, as well as interesting experiences to be found at European level in the management and exploitation of water resources, and issues of soil remediation and the upgrading of sites and port areas. Other topics on the agenda: prevention and management of hydrogeological risks, treatment and purification of indoor and outdoor air, monitoring emissions and gaseous effluents.

At Key Energy, energy efficiency is the key topic, in which 6.7 billion euros were invested in 2017, with continuous increases, also confirmed in the first half of 2018.
At the expo, a focus on the wind power sector, photovoltaic and energy storage, encouraged by the prospects for solar energy production which should be tripled in Italy by 2030 thanks to the stimulus of the European Union´s new targets.
Key Energy will also host the latest edition of Sustainable City, which features all the topics connected with the concept of smart cities.

Ecomondo event program:
Key Energy event program:

Rimini expo centre can be reached directly by train, thanks to the railway station (on the Milan . Bari line) just fifty metres from the expos´ south entrance. (timetable info:

Links to the program of conferences and events:

Focus on Italian Exhibition Group
The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos organized and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The IEG Group stands out for the organization of events in five categories Food & Beverage; Jewellery & Fashion; Tourism, Hospitality and Lifestyle; Wellness and Leisure; Green & Technology. In recent years, IEG has launch an important process of foreign expansion, also by means of joint ventures inked with local players (e.g. in the United States, Arab Emirates and China). IEG ended the 2017 financial year with a total consolidated turnover of 130.7 million euros, an EBITDA of 23.2 million and a net consolidated profit of 9.2. In 2017, in its expo and conference venues in Rimini and Vicenza, IEG hosted an overall total of 50 expos and 206 conferences.

FOCUS ON ECOMONDO E KEY ENERGY 2018 Category: International expos; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; Frequency: annual; Edition: 22nd Ecomondo and 12th Key Energy; Admittance: trade members and general public; dates and hours: 6 . 9 November, 9 am . 6 pm; group brand manager: Alessandra Astolfi; Ecomondo brand manager: Mauro Delle Fratte; Key Energy brand manager: Sara Quotti Tubi; exhibitor info: tel. +39 0541 744302; e-mail:; Web sites:;; Facebook:;; Twitter:;; Linkedin:

ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP PRESS CONTACTS head of media & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali;
press office manager: Marco Forcellini; international press office manager: Silvia Giorgi; communication specialists: Alessandro Caprio, Nicoletta Evangelisti Mancini, Jacopo Frenquellucci +39 0541-744.510

ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY Media Consultants: SMART Comunicazione
Cesare Trevisani +39 335.7216314
Letizia Benedettini +39 337.1009889
Annamaria Gradara +39 349.1761753