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Press release n. 4 of the 11/05/2021 14.18.02 ( download )

At the appointments scheduled for this week the Italian Exhibition Group expos outline the new scenarios of the ecological transition and highlight business opportunities in green technologies and renewables.
On the run-up to the live editions in October 2021.

Rimini (Italy) 11th May 2021 - With the aim of supporting companies´ foreign business, favouring the development of an innovative and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem, numerous initiatives get under way this week in which the key players are Ecomondo and Key Energy (26-29 October 2021, Rimini expo centre, Italy), the expo events of Italian Exhibition Group, leader in green technologies and renewable energies.

Things start with the ´Business Day Italy´, organized on Wednesday 12th May by the Netherlands Embassy in Italy under the banner of green investments and a valuable exchange of know-how between the sector´s industry members and entrepreneurs.

Then, from May 18th to 20th, there is the third Digital Green Week, with a particularly busy focus addressing the international scenarios.

Circular cities, e-commerce, healthy aging, water, bioeconomy: these and other important issues will form the leitmotif of the ´Business Day Italy´ during which Ecomondo and Key Energy will present an insight on business opportunities, the development of green economy in Italy and the countless possibilities for networking. Therefore a foretaste of the wide range of know-how and expertise that companies and trade members will be able exchange with the return to live expos at the 24th edition of Ecomondo and the 14th edition of Key Energy at Rimini expo centre.

The impact of the pandemic in Italy has led to greater digitalization and attention to green investments in a country that was already a leader in the climate sector. For the coming decade, Next Generation EU is therefore Italy´s great opportunity for development and, with the creation of the new Ministry for Ecological Transition, the Italian government will focus attention on the fulfilment of the objectives established in the PNRP. In fact, approximately 40% of the 210 billion euros provided by Next Generation EU will be allocated to ecologic transition and digitalization of the manufacturing system and public administration.

Therefore, from 18th to 20th May, the third appointment of Ecomondo and Key Energy with the ´Digital Green Weeks´, organized by the authoritative members of the Scientific Committees (chaired for Ecomondo by Professor Fabio Fava and for Key Energy by Professor Gianni Silvestrini), will ensure a true Think Tank on hot topics closely linked with ecological transition and energy transition.

With the third digital green week, there will be international focuses on the blue economy and e-mobility which feature several high-profile appointments that will be held in English: on Wednesday 19th May, at 3:00 pm, ´Composting and Carbon Sequestration in soil recognizing the potential in the climate debate´, ´AVERE - The European Association for Electromobility´, whereas on Thursday 20th May ´The Manta boat, a green and smartship in service of ocean depollution´.

In the context of Ecomondo, the speakers at the first appointment on the topic of composting and carbon sequestration in soil will include David Newman, Managing Director, European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative, Jane Gilbert, Carbon Clarity UK, Massimo Centemero Vice President, European Compost Network; for the composting associations, participants will be Jenny Grant, REA UK, Susan Antler, Compost Council Canada, Frank Franciosi, US Compost Council, Alberto Confalonieri, Technical Director. CIC Italy, Peter Olah, National Executive Officer, AORA Australia. Whereas for Key Energy, on the same day, there will be the international webinar AVERE - The European Association for Electromobility on the current situation and the progress of the AFID (Alternative Fuels Directive) with the participation of Baerte Debrey, Chief International Officer - VP AVERE at Elaad, Xavier Moreau, Chair, EV task force of smartEn at Nuvve, Thomas Neumann, Policy Officer at AVERE.

This will be followed, on Thursday 20th May, by Frédéric Silvert, Technical Director of The SeaCleaners, who will present Manta, the first factory ship integrating avant-garde technology to collect, treat and valorise large quantities of marine plastic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. Propelled by renewable energies, the Manta embodies a new way of taking action to safeguard the oceans.

To register for the Digital Green Weeks: ECOMONDO:; KEY ENERGY:

Category: International exhibition; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.; Frequency: annual; Edition: 24th; Dates: 26.29 October; e-mail:; Website:; Facebook:; Twitter:; LinkedIn:

Head of media relation & corporate communication: Elisabetta Vitali; press office manager: Marco Forcellini; international press office coordinator: Silvia Giorgi;

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), listed on the MTA (screen-based stock exchange) organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has built up over the years, through its Rimini and Vicenza venues, a position of domestic leadership in the organisation of trade fairs and conferences, and has developed its foreign activities - also through joint ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, India - which have positioned it among the leading European operators in the sector.

This press release contains forecast elements and estimates that reflect the management´s current opinions (´forward-looking statements´), particularly regarding future management performance, realization of investments, cash flow trends and the evolution of the financial structure. For their very nature, forward-looking statements have a component of risk and uncertainty, as they depend on the occurrence of future events. The effective results may differ (even significantly) from those announced, due to numerous factors, including, only by way of example: food service market and tourist flow trends in Italy, gold and jewellery market trends, green economy market trends; the evolution of raw material prices; general macroeconomic conditions; geopolitical factors and evolutions in the legislative framework. Moreover, the information contained in this release, does not claim to be complete, and has not been verified by independent third parties. Forecasts, estimates and objectives contained herein are based on the information available to the Company as at the date of this release.