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Press release n. 8 of the 11/09/2019 9.45.07 ( download )

.The EU Commission and Ministry for the Environment lead the participation of great protagonists of the European circular economy at Rimini expo centre. Appointment from November 5th to 8th

Rimini, 3rd November 2019 . Ecomondo is increasingly at the centre of the circular economy world. Two months before its opening, the Italian Exhibition Group expo confirms its role as the meeting and business platform from which to generate strategy and orientate policies. From 5th to 8th November, Rimini expo centre is hosting the major players of environmental policies, whose aims are interwoven with enterprises´ expectations.

This ability to bring together the most authoritative bodies committed to the transition towards green economy is an authentic strong point of the expo, which over its four days will facilitate relations between the network of enterprises and those who regulate their activity, in an exhibition setting that promises to be full of contents and product innovation, with a ´house-full´ layout.

On the four days, a massive turnout of the EU Commission is foreseen, with the European Environment Agency (EEA) which for two years has chosen Ecomondo to communicate with the Italian market.
As well as contributing to European debate on major environmental issues and particularly in relation to community strategy for the Mediterranean area, the Commission will organize informative sessions on opportunities for European funding regarding four macro topics: food waste, plastic, sustainable mobility and smart buildings.

The Commission will also show the opportunities able to be put into concrete form thanks to the available European funds, in order to attract the interest of enterprises and industry/trade members, who will be able to relate to the projects that have already received funding from the programs of Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency, Horizon 2020 Environment, Cosme, Life, and the SME Instruments of the European Innovation Council Pilot.

The enterprises that have received community support will show technology and solutions for a more sustainable future and Ecomondo visitors will also have the possibility of meeting representatives of the Agency and the European Commission, in order to exchange knowledge regarding the funding available.

It must be remembered that there is a mid-September cut-off for the 281 million euro European tender for the Life program dedicated to the environment and climate, which since 1992 has financed over five thousand projects. Over 1.66 billion euros have been confirmed as available as of 2020, while for the following six years the Parliament has approved an increase to 7.3 billion.

Another strategic participation in Ecomondo is that of Italy´s Ministry for the Environment, which is also a key player in the communication of action and strategies, with a busy program of environmental education dedicated in particular to the crucial issue of the reduction of plastic litter in the world´s seas.

At Ecomondo, the Albo Nazionale Gestori Ambientali and Ispra will present the new regulations for enterprises, confirming their key role as reference points for all those professionally involved in the sector and the entire cycle.

There is also a high profile participation by Emilia-Romagna Region, which, as well as its traditional role as an exhibitor, will also add a focus on programs able to be realized regarding ´climate changes and reduction of impact´, the ´energy plan and circular economy´.

At the very heart of the expo centre, at the south entrance, a wide Start-up Area will be realized thanks to the involvement and valuable partnership with Art-Er, along with Confindustria Nazionale, Fondazione Giuseppina Mai and Unibo. The start-ups selected will have access to the platform of one-to-one meetings and be able to discuss with the hosted buyers invited by Italian Exhibition Group and Italian Trade Agency, as well as attending the Investment Forum organized by Art-Er, a place for meeting and networking with investors, business angels and venture capitalists.

It must be remembered that Ecomondo 2019 will also host the annual appointment with the States General of the Green Economy, promoted by the National Council of green economy, in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Economic Development for an analysis and an update on the most topical crucial economic and normative issues.

Key Energy, for the world of renewable energies, and Sal.Ve, the triennial Waste Vehicle Expo will be held simultaneously with Ecomondo.

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Category: International exhibition; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; Frequency: annual; Edition: 23rd; Admission: trade members and general public; dates and hours: 5 . 8 November, 9 am . 6 pm; group brand manager: Alessandra Astolfi; brand manager: Mauro Delle Fratte; exhibitor info: tel. +39 0541.744302; e-mail:; Web site:; Facebook:; Twitter:; Linkedin:

Head of media relations & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali; press office manager: Marco Forcellini;
international press office manager: Silvia Giorgi; communication specialists: Tommaso Accomanno, Alessandro Caprio, Nicoletta Evangelisti Mancini, +39 0541-744.510