11 May 2018
Ahead of the UTECH Europe 2018 polyurethanes conference and exhibition taking place 29-31 May 2018 at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands, UTECH Europe and its parent company, Crain Communications, has launched a fund-raising partnership with Water.org. The charity is committed to bringing access to safe water to 844 million people and access to a toilet to 2.3 billion people.
The UTECH Europe team has kick-started the campaign by donating $1,000 to the worthy cause and is inviting all the event’s exhibitors, partners, exhibition attendees, and conference delegates to contribute also. The total amount saved by the entire UTECH Europe community will be announced at the event in Maastricht.
About 844 million people, or around 1 in 9 of the World’s population, lack access to safe water; 2.3 billion, or about 1 in 3, lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this. UTECH community donations will be used to empower families around the world with access to small, affordable loans to make household water and sanitation solutions a reality. Every $60 donated will help provide one family in need with life-changing access to safe water or sanitation. Donate online at: http://give.water.org/f/utech
As well as making donations, individuals and organisations are urged to spread the message via social media using the hashtag #UTECHWater .
“UTECH organises trade shows for the polyurethane industry around the world in Europe, Asia, North America, Central America. We gather the best and brightest minds in the urethanes industry where we share ideas, technology and build our network,” said Debbie Hershfield, Trade Show Director at Crain Communications. “We believe our mission goes beyond business and profits, and so we are encouraging our community of business professionals and companies to join us in supporting Water.org to provide the basic human right of access to water.”
Water.org is an international non-profit organisation that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. It pioneers market-driven financial solutions to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
UTECH Europe is uniquely placed as the only truly international conference and exhibition for the polyurethanes industry. Unique to Europe is the sheer breadth of the applications of polyurethanes technology from automotive interiors, tiny medical devices, textiles and footwear through to insulation, adhesives and coatings.
Sustainability, recycling and the use of renewable resources are a key focus for this year’s UTECH Europe conference, with no less than 15 papers devoted to the subject in the environment sessions. Expected to attract over 8,000 attendees from more than 80 different countries worldwide, the UTECH Europe exhibition features all the industry’s major players with a total of 208 exhibitors including machinery suppliers, systems houses, technical consultancies, and test laboratories.