IEG: Ecomondo and Key Energy 2021 focus on green challenges in African and Europe


Attendees will gather from 26 to 29 October at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy, for Ecomondo (24th edition) and Key Energy (14th edition). “These two shows of ours are green economy and renewable energy leaders in the Euro Mediterranean basin. They present products and compare projects for the global green challenges that every country has been called upon to resolve, particularly those on the African and European continent,” says Corrado Peraboni, CEO of IEG- Italian Exhibition Group.

IEG’s Green&Technology group exhibition manager, Alessandra Astolfi, adds: “The African embassies of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Ruanda and Kenya, to name but a few, will be represented at the trade shows, as well as companies, associations and delegates from the aforementioned countries and from Europe, to further their know-how, develop networking and finalize business agreements.”

The 2021 edition of Ecomondo and Key Energy will ignite an authentic debate and business platform, further enriched by one-to-one meetings that operators and companies will be able to organize even prior to the event.

Besides the exhibition area, which will occupy all the Expo Centre and is the core of Ecomondo and Key Energy, the two shows will also feature 150 seminars and conferences – many of which international and in English – officiated by professor Fabio Fava and Gianni Silvestrini as heads of their respective Scientific and Technical Committees.

The main theme, the Mediterranean basin: as part of the BlueMed Pilot initiative and with the participation of the European Commission, the event will illustrate the production and plastic recycling strategies for a clean sea and for recovering degenerated ecosystems and habitats. Other events will deal with the topic of circular bio-economy proposed by the Mission Soil Health and Food Mission Board to ensure that 75% of soils are healthy by 2030, while workshops on plastic waste transformation will highlight the opportunities of pyrolysis systems as well as the legal obstacles that are still blocking these types of technologies.

Within the context of Key Energy, the opening conference will offer the chance to shed light on the opportunities for Italy linked to the PNRR,  (National Recovery and Resilience Plan), on incentive policies for energy transition and the assessment of their impact on the Nation-System, while the Africa Green Growth event, in collaboration with ITA, Italian Trade Agency, will directly involve institutional representatives and African associations from Kenya and Ruanda, as well as Italian companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and will highlight the future role of wind energy in the African continent’s energy mix.

And, in line with the events, the electricity sector at the centre of European actions to re-launch the economy: institutions and European associations will meet with Italian interlocutors to define the best strategy to fulfil the Green Deal.

This year, running alongside Ecomondo and Key Energy, will be SAL.VE, the biennial Environmental Motor Show, organized by IEG in partnership with ANFIA (Italy’s automotive industry association), which will be exhibiting the entire range of vehicles and fittings for urban hygiene, street cleaning and solid and liquid waste collection and transportation.

The programme of events, subject to modification, is available on the following link: