IE Expo is China's leading environmental technology trade show. In 2013, the show attracted a total over 843 exhibitors from 53 countries and over 24,000 visitors.
The event, which provides a first-class business and networking platform for Chinese and international trade professionals, is also accompanied by a high-ranking conference program covering topical themes in research and technology. IE Expo 2014 will be an optimum platform for U.S. companies to showcase their latest products, publish the latest technologies, seek environmental solutions, develop Asian market sales leads, and understand the latest trends in the environmental technology market.
China's per capita water supply is 2,100 cubic meters per year, or 25 percent of the world average. Water resources tend to be scarce, unevenly distributed, and often heavily polluted. China's rapid industrial changes have created a need for environmental saving and protection solutions. The 12th Five-Year Plan highlights a 30 percent reduction in water use per unit of industrial production from 2011–2015. A future projection indicates the government will strive to continue to reduce the rate of water used per unit through 2021. These reductions are designed to reduce pollutants added to water.
This industry has grown and accounted for nearly RMB 2 trillion in 2010. China's close proximity to sea water has spurred the market for desalination. According to market estimation, during the 12th FYP, the compound growth rate of desalination industry could reach around 20 percent. By the end of 2015, the desalination projects and related investment could reach RMB 10 billion in China.