Eco Expo Asia

Eco Expo Asia

20 January, 2017
The Demand For Green
Record Breaking Exhibitor And Visitor Numbers
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Held from 26 – 29 October, the four-day event attracted 325 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, including 15 overseas and local pavilions and group participation. The Expo’s emphasis this year was on climate change solutions and green transportation.

With support from the Canadian government, the Canada Pavilion returned to the Expo for the second time. Ms Jodi Robinson, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Consulate General of Canada Trade Commissioner Service of the Government of Canada, said: “We chose Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong because it is an important business hub where regional managers in Asia gather. We handpicked technologies that are fit for this market to exhibit here”

The Finland Pavilion consisted of five exhibitors including Clewer Logistics Oü, Eco Living Ltd, Finpro, Molok Oy and the City of Tampere. Mr Mika Finska, Program Director of Cleantech Finland of Finpro, agreed that both Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland offer enormous green market opportunities.

With the Hong Kong and the Chinese government striving to promote green transportation, the Expo launched the new Green Transportation Forum to better serve the increasing demand for the latest green transportation solutions.

Mr Cliff Wu, General Manager of Hong Kong EV Power Ltd, expressed that the Expo was an ideal platform for promoting EV charging solutions. He commented: “Eco Expo Asia is the only environmental protection fair in Hong Kong with a strong focus on electric vehicles (EVs).”

Mr Allen Wong, Head of Product and Business Development – Consumer Group of HKT Ltd was impressed to find a vast variety of Hong Kong green SMEs at the Expo. He said: “We are looking for suitable technologies for an EV charging joint venture with CLP Holdings. I will definitely come again next year to learn more about the development of local green companies and the EV industry.”

Mr Sebastien Brabant, Area Operation Manager of Renault Asia Pacific Ltd, was searching for suitable charging systems for the company’s electric cars. He mentioned: “The presentation by the Hong Kong Productivity Council gave me a good summary of the charging facilities in Hong Kong and useful figures. It also offered me a great opportunity to network with the speakers in the industry.”

More than 20 events were held during the three-day Eco Asia Conference, in addition to a great variety of country- and industry-focused seminars and Public Day events.

The conference gathered government officials from Hong Kong, officials from the Chinese mainland as well as NGOs from across the globe to discuss issues revolving around waste management, air and water quality, energy efficiency and energy, as well as green buildings.
Ir Enoch T S Lam, JP, Director of Water Supplies, the Government of the Hong Kong, presented on the topic of “Climate Change – Water Security Development in Hong Kong”. He said: “The conference is a platform where the participants have an opportunity to voice their opinions openly and ask presenters questions on various topics surrounding water resources management, environmental protection and carbon emissions. It generates new ideas and enhances the understanding of the participants and stakeholders in regard to the major topics of the exhibition.”

Ms Vivian Taam Wong, JP, Chairperson of the Friends of the Earth Charity, has attended the conference since its commencement. She shared: “Eco Asia Conference invites speakers from around the globe, offering an international and comprehensive perspective on the green industry. We are here to offer cooperation opportunities on CSR initiatives for the corporations taking part in this event. I encourage all my staff to attend this Expo and the conference in order to get in touch with these key decision-makers. The fact that the conference engages the NGO community is a rare quality for such events that I very much value.”

The next edition of Eco Expo Asia will be held from 26 – 29 October, 2017 at Asia-World Expo.

For more information, please visit The Eco Asia Expo website or email us at ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org.

By: Ecozine Staff
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