7th edition of Eco Expo Asia opens with strong presence from world-class brands

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Source: Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

Fringe programmes highlight green technology’s importance to global business growth

The seventh edition of Eco Expo Asia, the leading professional trade fair dedicated to green business in Asia, will be held from 27 – 30 October at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and with the support from the Environment Bureau, the Hong Kong SAR Government being co-organiser, the 2012 show will play host to over 260 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions. Exhibitors will showcase their solutions for companies, governments and industry associations looking to integrate green technology into their operations. Like previous editions, the 2012 show will serve not only as a commercial platform, but also as a thought-provoking stage for anyone interested in the use and adaptation of green solutions.

The show has confirmed an impressive list of world-class brands this year. Leading corporations exhibiting include British Standards Institute (BSI), Canon, CLP, Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited (KIE), Lutron, MATRADE, MTR, Power Assets, Sita Waste, SK Kaken, Veolia Environmental Services and WATERLEAU. Exhibitors will be located in thematic zones relevant to their areas of focus. Zones at the 2012 show will focus on the areas of:

  • Air & Water Quality
  • Business of IP
  • Eco-Excellence
  • Eco-friendly Product
  • Energy Efficiency & Energy
  • Green Building Solution & Service
  • Green Transportation
  • Testing, Inspection and Certification
  • Waste Management & Recycling

Fringe programmes highlight green technology’s importance to global business growth

Eco Expo Asia 2012 has been organised with a comprehensive collection of fringe programmes for attendees. Both exhibitors and visitors have a chance to engage in the programmes below:

Eco Asia Conference
Held from 29 – 30 October, the annual Eco Asia Conference serves as the meeting place for the world’s green technology community. The conference brings together experts from business, government and academia to discuss the latest technologies and issues within the industry. This year, the conference will be divided into three sessions: Green Building, Green Transportation and Waste Management & Recycling. Topics and their associated speakers for these sessions include:

  • Converting Green Ideas into Verifiable Building Performance: Dr Michael Voigt, Head of Eco Commercial Building – Center of Excellence China, Bayer MaterialScience (China) Company Limited
  • Green Building Standard in Asia and its Trend: Ms Agnes Ng, Chairman, BEAM Society Limited
  • Global Outlook of Electric Vehicles Commercialisation and Their Infrastructure: Prof CC Chan, Founding President, World Electric Vehicle Association
  • Potential and Challenges of Organic Wastes for Bioenergy and Biomass Production: Prof Jonathan Wong, Director, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • The Evolution within Lamp Recycling, Mercury Recovery and Electronic Waste Recycling: Mr Christer Sundberg, Marketing Director, MRT System International AB, Sweden

Business Exchange
One-on-one forums bringing exhibitors together with targeted visitors. Government-to-Business and Business-to-Business sessions will be held to serve the different needs of both sectors. The events take place on 29 and 30 October. Meeting schedule can be arranged prior to the fair..

Eco Expo Asia Luncheon
During the Eco Expo Asia Luncheon sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong), the Honourable Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment will share his views on Hong Kong’s position as the platform for developing countries to develop environmental friendly technology. Representative from Ministry of Environmental Protection will address to exhibitors about the opportunities for environmental business in Chinese mainland.

Mainland and ASEAN Countries Eco Forum
Members of China’s Central, Provincial and Municipal Governments, as well as representatives from ASEAN’s member countries are expected at this forum on 27 October. The event aims to cover current developments and future outlooks for the green industry as well as relevant government policies and initiatives.

Public Day
To educate the public on the concept of a low-carbon economy, several programmes will be held on 28 October, the day when the show is open to the general public. Public Day Forum will highlight eco-friendly food waste processing methods and showcase an Eco-care Mobile Studio, presented by CLP. There will also be a session titled “Yan Oi Tong Green Adventure” organised by Yan Oi Tong, a social welfare organisation in Hong Kong.

Besides, Sunday Green Mart will be set up where visitors can purchase various kinds of environmental friendly products. Test rides of Dong-Feng mini commercial electric vehicle will also be featured. Interested parties please pre-register on the show official website.

For more information about the Eco Expo Asia, please visit www.ecoexpoasia.com, or email ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com, or exhibitions@hktdc.org

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

Background information on HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, visit: www.hktdc.com

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