A powerful exhibition alliance between FORWARD GREEN and RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH

Circular economy and Renewable Energy Sources from 7 to 9 March at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre

210 exhibitors from 20 countries

The FORWARD GREEN and RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH exhibition duo, a powerful exhibition alliance that combines circular economy with green and smart energy, will be held from 7 to 9 March at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, with 210 exhibitors from 20 countries.

The 2nd FORWARD GREEN International Circular Economy Exhibition has grown this year and has been enriched with RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH, a heavy-hitting trade fair of international standards exclusively for the green and smart energy market, which is being organised in partnership with Energypress.

The internationalised character of the two exhibitions is reflected in the participation of 210 exhibitors (direct and indirect) from 20 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, England, USA, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, Italy, China, Korea, Cyprus, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Finland), 132 of whom are direct exhibitors. Foreign exhibitors account for 20% of exhibitors.

Dozens of companies operating in Greece and in south-eastern European countries in the sectors of Circular Economy, Waste Management, Renewable Energy Sources (photovoltaics, wind power, biomass, biogas, hydroelectric power, geothermal power, etc.) energy storage, hydrogen and green gases, electromobility, energy savings, smart management applications, waste reuse practices, utilisation of raw materials, recycling, and others, will be exhibiting at the two events.

Particular emphasis has been placed on the investment arm of the two exhibitions in the presence of major photovoltaic manufacturing and photovoltaic project management companies.

In the framework of the two events, the Federation of Industries of Greece in partnership with TIF-HELEXPO are organising the CIRCULAR-RENEWABLEVALEB2B@FGEXPO RESTECH programme, with the participation of 150 companies from 18 countries, with more than 500 scheduled meetings (B2B) on 8 & 9 March.

There is also a wealth of side events scheduled, the point of reference being the international Forum (HELEXPO DIALOGUES) on RES, storage, and green technologies, with 14 sections and 77 speakers. Furthermore, there will be 33 individual events with 110 speakers/presenters. HELEXPO DIALOGUES will be held in partnership with the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Waste and Water, Energypress, and the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, while they include Radio Thessaloniki’s dialogue colloquium on the impact of the Flyover project on everyday life.

In addition, the CIRCULART initiative will present the RE-CYCLE art exhibition, with the participation of five important artists of the younger generation, who will exhibit their works made from recyclable materials. The exhibition is the result of a partnership between TIF-HELEXPO and Art-Thessaloniki International Fair, curated by Mr Pantelis Tsatsis, Gallery-Art Director.

TIF-HELEXPO, faithful to the principles of sustainability and with a view to achieving ESG targets, claimed and received ISO 20121 certification for FORWARD GREEN and RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH, from the Bureau Veritas certification company.

The Zero Waste initiative is present and has been enhanced in the two green exhibitions. The initiative is not only about collecting waste from visitors; it has now expanded to cover exhibitors, by placing special bins in public areas of the pavilions.

Entry to FORWARD GREEN and RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH is free for interested professionals, as well as for the general public upon registration in one of the following ways: Electronic pre-registration on the exhibition website or registration at the information centres at the entrances of the exhibition (Pavilions 15 & 13).

The opening hours of the two exhibitions are Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00-19:00.

The sponsors of HELEXPO DIALOGUES are: Hellenic Hydrogen, Katradis, Combatt, and the Vasiliadis Greenhouses, while the two exhibitions are being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, and the Ministry of Interior (Macedonia Thrace).

Today's Press conference

The establishment of FORWARD GREEN since its first ever event last year was underlined by the President of TIF-HELEXPO, Mr Tasos Tzikas, at today’s press conference for the two exhibitions, where he stressed that the addition of RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH this year, is creating a comprehensive exhibition event for circular economy and renewable energy sources.

On his part, TIF-HELEXPO CEO, Dr Kyriakos Pozrikidis, spoke of a great alliance, referring to the partnership of the two exhibitions and the collaboration with Energypress energy portal, while he underlined that it is the first exhibition in the Balkans to receive ISO 20121 certification.

The need to combine the 4th industrial revolution with circular economy was pointed out by the president of FODSA Central Macedonia (Regional Association of Solid Waste Management Agencies), Mr Michalis Geranis, who also noted that rubbish has no political affiliations, something that the local government has proved in Central Macedonia.

The director of Energypress, Mr Thodoris Panagoulis, spoke about the great importance and momentum of the RES and green transition sector, while he stressed that RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH is the Renewable Energy Sources exhibition, which was proved by the high exhibitor participation.

The general director of TIF-HELEXPO, Mr Alexis Tsaxirlis, spoke of two important exhibitions that are joining forces, while he presented the company’s upcoming exhibition events, while FORWARD GREEN and RENEWABLE ENERGYTECH project manager, Mr Panagiotis Chatziioannou, referred to the participation of world-class exhibitors.