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Water Philippines 2013 - "Water is life"


- REACHING NEW HEIGHTS - a 40% increase in booth space!

PASAY CITY, Philippines, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its success in 2011, the Philippines' No.1 International Water, Sanitation Industrial Wastewater & Purification Event - the Water Philippines 2013 Expo - will return to the SMX Convention Center in Manila from 20 - 22 March 2013.

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"We are excited to see Water Philippines establish itself as the most important event for the water industry in the Philippines," said Mr M. Gandhi, Managing Director (ASEAN Business) for UBM Asia. "After only its 2nd edition, the event has grown by 40%. The 2013 exhibition will showcase over 316 companies from 28 countries and there will be seven national pavilions featured at this year's great event."

The 2013 exhibition is once again being hosted by the Philippines Water Works Association (PWWA) with the full endorsement of the Philippine's government, and industry professionals. The show is set to surpass its previous record and welcome over 8,000 industry professionals.

"I am confident that this year's exhibition will repeat the major successes of the past Water Philippines Expositions as it promises to be bigger, establishing global ties between overseas and domestic exhibitors, and providing various opportunities and updates to all, professionals , traders, importers, exporters, technology manufacturers, industrialists, consultants, engineers and industry experts, buyers and enthusiasts on the latest technological advances and industry needs," said Hon. Rogelio L. Singson, Secretary, The Department of Public Works and Highway, Republic of the Philippines.

"It is for this reason that we welcome events like the Water Philippines 2013 Expo. The event's primary objectives of showcasing the latest technologies and trends in the water and wastewater industries parallel the drive by Department of Health to provide potable water systems to waterless municipalities and establish sustainable sanitation," said Hon. Enrique T. Ona, M. D, Secretary, The Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines.


An international conference and technology seminar will be held alongside Water Philippines 2013 with the aim of helping participants find solutions to a variety of water problems. Youth Leader and Senatoriable Benigno Paulo " Bam" Aquino will be the primary guest of honour and keynote speaker at the opening of the event which will also feature the Philippines Water Works Association ( PWWA) International Conference.

"The PWWA is pleased to organise the PWWA International conference in conjunction with the Water Philippines 2013 Expo," said Mr. Edgar C. Lopez, President of the Philippines Water Works Association (PWWA). "We are expecting over 700 delegates from around the country to attend. Our theme will be: 'Sustainability of Water Resources and Environmental Solutions for Climate Change'. The conference will discuss current issues and global practices for the betterment of the water industry in the Philippines."

The Water Philippines 2013 Expo will be top professional trade event that will present a unique opportunity for companies in the water and wastewater industry to advance their business through multiple networking opportunities. Businesses will also be able to inspect the latest technology and learn about new ideas that will help them keep pace with market developments. The show provides a perfect opportunity to contact new customers under one roof, thereby saving time and travel.

Please visit the Water Philippines 2013 Expo at for further details.

Exhibition: The Philippines' No.1 International Water, Sanitation Industrial Wastewater & Purification Event
Show date: 20- 22 March 2013
Venue: SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (

UBM Asia is part of UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

2. About UBM plc (

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