Messe München acquires Asia Climate Forum

MMI Asia, European exhibition company’s Singapore subsidiary, buys event from Media Generation Ventures; MMI to run 2022 edition at Marina Bay Sands in April

ASIA PACIFIC’S major business event for climate change and environmental services has been bought by the Singapore-based subsidiary of global exhibition giant Messe München.

MMI Asia has taken over ownership and operation of the Asia Climate Forum (ACF) from former owners Media Generation Ventures, including the 2022 edition taking place alongside the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, April 18-20.

Asia Climate Forum is Southeast Asia’s leading platform for weather forecasting, meteorological and hydrometeorological equipment, flood prevention and mitigation, and air quality control and management.

“We are proud to announce the acquisition of the Asia Climate Forum and commit to investing in the show and further the cause of resolving climate issues in the world,” said Michael Wilton, general manager and director of MMI Asia.

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“We thank the MGV team for the excellent work on the event since its inception, and look forward to working together with them for future editions of ACF.”

MMI Asia group project director, Julia Kwan, said the Asia Climate Forum addressed some of the most important subjects faced by industry, governments and society.

“The event already provides the means for the industry to enhance, develop and deploy world leading solutions, technologies, and best practices in Southeast Asia,” Kwan said. “We are looking forward to further enhancing ACF and helping to contribute to the advancement of the sector’s capabilities.

“The recent COP26 meetings highlighted a global effort to address this crisis – international collaboration and partnerships are critical to establish plans, and to take action against the consequences of climate change. Not least the Singapore government demonstrating the urgency to tackle Singapore’s climate strategy in global warming and rising sea levels.”

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MGV, the previous organisers, will continue to work on the event as consultants to MMI Asia to ensure a smooth transition.

Tony Stephenson of MGV, and former event director of ACF, said: “There is clearly a need for a strong regional meteorology, flood and air quality show in Southeast Asia, and it’s now time for us to pass the baton to a major organiser such as MMI with the resources to continue developing the event.

”We’re sure that the new ownership will be highly positive for the long-term future of ACF, and we’re grateful to all the loyal supporters, sponsors and exhibitors who have been with us for the past eight years; we look forward to continuing to work with them as well as MMI in future.”

Asia Climate Forum will add to Messe München’s portfolio of events in the environmental sector globally, including the IE Expo series in China.

The 2022 edition ACF is co-located with CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and scheduled to run alongside Singapore International Water Week.

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