With the environment and sustainability on top of the minds of countries across the world, a very relevant exhibition opened in Hong Kong yesterday. It’s the 12th edition of ECO Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government at the AsiaWorld-Expo. The opening ceremony was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. The four-day (26-29 October) expo features some 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. The fair’s last day (29 October, Sunday) will open to the public to promote eco awareness.
Speaking at the opening of Eco Expo Asia, Margaret Fong, HKTDC Executive Director, said, ‘This year’s fair highlights include the inaugural Startup zone, which gives global exposure for innovative start-ups and brings exciting new elements to the expo. In addition, the Eco Asia Conference features international and regional policymakers and industry professionals, especially those from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, who will share their insights.’
Under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Greener Cities’, the expo features 14 overseas pavilions and group participations together with 10 zones that display a broad spectrum of green products and technologies. Prominent zones include Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, Water Treatment and Quality Management, as well as the new Startup zone. Some 93 buying missions, comprising more than 2,300 corporate representatives from 28 countries and regions, have been organised to visit the expo.
Another expo highlight is the Eco Asia Conference. Nearly 50 government officials and experts from 10 countries and regions will share their insights on a range of topics that include green policies and business opportunities, waste management and recycling, smart sponge city – self sustainable water cycle, green buildings and renewable energies and usage. In addition, the Green Transportation Forum will examine the latest trends in electric vehicles, electric vessels and green public transportation facilities.
Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com
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