The 16th ECOMONDO international trade fair for recycling, energy and sustainable development will take place in Rimini/Italy from 7. to 10. November 2012. At the same time the 6th international trade fair KEY ENERGY will take place under the motto ‘sustainable energy and environmentally friendly traffic concepts’. The figures for the last fair confirm the concept of the ECOMONDO, i.e. the 75 980 expert visitors to the fair (+16.7 % compared to 2010) meant an increase 49 % of in the number of international visitors in 2011. Last year 1200 companies exhibited their products in 16 halls with an exhibition space of 75 000 m². Already more than 500 companies have registered as exhibitors for this year’s ECOMONDO six months before the beginning of the fair. In 2012, in particular purchasing firms in the fields of (municipal) waste disposal and recycling as well as buyers from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Brazil and the Mediterranean area are expected to attend. Once again this year the main exhibition areas of the ECOMONDO are called WASTE, RECLAIM EXPO, OROBLU and INTERTECH.