Eco Expo Asia 2017



Jan - Feb 2018

Eco Expo Asia 2017

by Alakesh Dutta

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, the 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia was held at the AsiaWorld- Expo. The four-day (26 to 29 October 2017) expo featured 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. The concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo returned for its second edition. Featuring 410 exhibitors, the fair showcased the latest energy-saving lighting systems and solutions to meet market demand for energy-efficient and costcutting technologies.

The opening ceremony of Eco Asia Expo was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. Under the theme Innovative Solutions for Greener Cities, the expo featured 14 overseas pavilions and group participations together with 10 zones that displayed a broad spectrum of Green products and technologies. Prominent zones included Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency; Green Transportation; Waste Management and Recycling; Water Treatment and Quality Management; as well as the new Start-up zone.

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Government officials and experts from 10 countries and regions shared their insights on a range of topics that included Green policies and business opportunities; waste management and recycling; smart sponge city – selfsustainable water cycle, Green buildings; as well as renewable energies and usage.

Speakers included Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP; André Driessen, Acting for Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Ren Xianguang, Deputy Director-General, Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection, National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China; and Wang Kaiyu, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science, Technology and Standards, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China.

For more information, please visit http://m.hktdc.com/fair/ecoexpoasiaen/s/10893-For_Press/Eco-Expo-Asia-International-Trade-Fair-on- Environmental-Protection/PressRelease.html.

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