Austria shows a high interest in South-East European environmental market

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Austria shows a high interest in South-East European environmental market

The countries in South-East Europe, no matter they are EU members or future ones, are aiming in becoming a part of the European green society observing the 3 R's  hierarchy.

There are good investment opportunities in the Region, as the focus is moving on the prevention and recycling, which requires renewal of collection systems, construction of sorting-, separation-, recycling- and composting installations, as well as the utilization of biogas from landfills.

In line with the market demand ‘Save the Planet’ 2014 (Exhibition and Conference)will boost the industry sector in SE Europe.

Austria shows a consistent interest in South-East European environmental market and continues a tradition to be again a Supporting Partner of ‘Save the Planet’ - Exhibition and Conference on Waste Management & Recycling, organized by Via Expo from 5th to 7th March 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Several Austrian companies in different areas of eco technologies have already invested and are very active in Bulgaria. The collaboration of the two countries also on an institutional level has been going on for several years. Regular delegations who visit Bulgaria show the high interest of Austrian companies in the Bulgarian market.

A great opportunity for direct meeting will be the Austria Showcase and Austrian Pavilion where the national advanced environmental experience will be demonstrated.

Austria is at the forefront of a wide range of technologies that are addressing the need to protect the environment and help us all be sustainable. The success in the "green technologies" has helped Austrian companies to develop an excellent worldwide reputation.The eco industry generates annual revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and employs a workforce of about 87 000 people.

Its contribution to Austria’s nominal GDP amounted to 1% in 1993, in 2007 this contribution already increased to 2.2% and has been growing steadily since then. Austria is in second place in the EU as regards the share of the eco-industry as a percentage of GDP.Surveys show, that domestic entrepreneurs see the biggest market potentials in the energy and waste management sectors.

Around 800 operations are involved in waste collection and treatment in Austria. Technologies covering collection, crushing and treatment of waste as well asstrategies to avoid waste are deployed worldwide. Permanent innovations in e.g. machinery, waste incineration and services like municipal waste strategies help the sector to stay competitive on an international level.


Parallel Events:‘Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’, ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘LiftBalkans’


Organizer: Via Expo Ltd., +359 32/ 512 900,,

Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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