Great Success for Acquafair 2019!

April 22, 2019

On 7th and 8th March, Watercooler Italy (WI) held its’ second annual event dedicated to the drinking water and “point of use” sector. With a growth of 50% in visitors and 20% in exhibitors, Acquafair is becoming an essential diary date for all those involved in the Italian market.

WI launched their first Acquafair Awards which were presented to:

Blupura:  Best Sustainability Product
H20:  Best Website
Cosmetal:  Best Hydration Campaign

As well as a very busy exhibition, visitors enjoyed attending the Conference.  Speakers were:

Marzia Mariotti – President WI
Phillipa Atkinson–Clow - Secretary WE, commenting on the sustainability of the industry whilst providing an excellent hydration and health solution.
Gustav Felix – Director General, WE, presented industry data confirming a good performance in the market in recent years, with more than positive trends for the future.
Rossella Colagrossi, formerly Minister of Health and Giorgio Temporelli, hygiene, legislation and technologies for water treatment expert – presented a proposal for a safety plan for water treatment at point-of-use.
Camilla Marchiafava, Department of the Environment and Health at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità addressed the meeting on the issue of the revision of Decree 174/2004.
Erika Simonazzi of Flo Spa clarified the European directive “Salva mare” and the Italian law on disposable plastic cups.
Giorgio Scarpari of WaterMarket shared his views on the importance of water filtration.
Francisco dos Santos, Activewhere highlighted the potential of software to make management of the sector more efficient.

The 3rd Acquafair will be held in Spring 2020 in northern Italy – venue to be announced in due course.