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08 May 2024

TECMA 2024 strengthens its ties with Portugal

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From 18 to 20 June 2024

Collaboration agreement with the Urban Cleaning Association - Partnership for Smarter and Sustainable Cities, ALU

The International Urban Planning and Environment Trade Fair, TECMA 2024, strengthens its ties with Portugal, after reaching a collaboration agreement with the main sectoral business group in the country, the Urban Cleaning Association - Partnership for Smarter and Sustainable Cities, ALU. This agreement will contribute to increasing the already traditional Portuguese business and professional participation in the sector's benchmark fair on the Iberian Peninsula, which will hold its 21st edition, organised by IFEMA MADRID, from 18 to 20 June, within the framework of the 5TH FORUM OF SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES, FSMS. A call that also integrates the International Recovery and Recycling Trade Fair, SRR, and the MADRID CITIES FORUM.

TECMA, which will bring together the best solutions aimed at helping to create more sustainable cities, will once again have a strong international component. Of the some hundred companies that have confirmed their participation in the next edition so far, 14% are international, which in terms of booked space represents a growth of 11% compared to 2022.

In the last edition, which was visited by 10,910 professionals, the international presence represented 9.4% of the visitors to the FORUM OF SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES, coming from 55 countries, with Portugal leading the way with 16% of the total.

About ALU

The Urban Cleaning Association - Partnership for Smarter and Sustainable Cities, ALU, was created in 2019 and is the first and only Portuguese association specifically dedicated to the issue of Urban Cleaning. ALU is a network of cities and other stakeholders from the public and private sectors that aims to improve and promote urban cleaning, valuing the services and their partners, fostering methodologies for innovation, research and development of solutions, creating synergies and establishing a collaborative platform for smart, circular and sustainable strategies for the territories. The Association currently has 68 members, 28 of which are municipalities, cities and municipal companies representing about 20% of the Portuguese population.


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