Eco Expo Asia : International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

Eco Expo Asia

International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection

AsiaWorld-Expo

Hong Kong, 28 – 31 October 2015

Eco Expo Asia hits decade mark with debut of Illinois and Taiwan pavilions

Enthusiastic return from Japan and Switzerland Pavilions andb other renowned exhibitors

Hong Kong’s bright prospects in waste management attract various brands to participate in the show

Entering its 10th edition this year, Eco Expo Asia is poised to become one of the most influential trading platforms for green technologies and solutions in Asia. The show is jointyly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-hosted by the Environment Bureua of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Moreover, Eco Expo Asia is supported by the Chinese mainland and international governents, as well as various renowned industry associations.

Making its first appearance at Eco Expo Asia’s 10th edition will be the Illinois Pavilion. The show as long attracted the attention of green businesses in the US and will serve as a lauch pad for a delegation from the State of Illinois, as well as other US enterprises in the future, to the expanding green market in Asia. Commenting on the show, Ms. Kitty Leung, Managing Director at the state of Illnois Far East Office, said : ” Water plays a significant role in Ilinois economy. Illinois is home to the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant and also has access to the world’s largest freshwater reserve. With our leadership position in the water treatment industry and our state-of-the art technologies, we are attending Eco Expo Asia this year to cultivate new business partnership and meet visitors.”

Another debut at the 2015 show will be the Taiwan Pavilion, organised by Taiwan’s Green Trade Promotion Office (GTPO). Ready to take centre stage in Asia’s eco-industry, companies from Taiwan will showcase a full range of eco-friendly solutions that represent the pavilion’s “Green Trends for Healthy and Sustainable Living” theme.

Regarding the fair, Ms Sherry Tsou, Green Trade Promotion Office in Taiwan, expressed : “With Asia’s rising concerns for a cleaner environment and production, the greentech market in the region is in full swing. Taking part in the expo not only helps strengthen Taiwan’s industry position in the global marketplace, but also allows us to reach foreign investors. We are looking forward to being a part of the 10th anniversary event.”

Enthusiastic return from Japan and Switzerland Pavilions and other renowned exhibitors

Apart from this year’s new pavilions and the ongoing support of a number of other world renowed exhibitors, Eco Expo Asia’s International profile is further bolstered by the return of the Japan and Switzerland pavilions as well as local pavilions organised by Green Council and Green Technology Consortium.

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has been organising the Japan Pavilion sin 2013. Regarded as a hub of innovation, Japan is a pioneer in green technologies and solutions, and JETRO is commited to promoting the unique capabilities of Japanese companies. Deeming Expo Asia as a gateway to the Chinese market, Japanese corporation will once again exhibit their latest offerings to buyers from around the globe.

Mr. Hiroshima Onomura, Director General of Jetro, said : “The show draws an international mix of buyers from places such as Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The number of business meetings we had in 2014 doubled from the previous year and we wil return in 2015 to share more about Japanese companies involved in the environmental business.”

Also present at the show will be the Switzerland Pavilion, which has been a faithfu participant for the past two years. With a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emission levels across different sectors. Such development echoes the considerable demand for green-tech solutions in the air quality, energy efficiency, green building and waste management sectors in Asia.

Mrs. Rita Hämmerlis – Weschke, Consul General at the Consulate General of Switzerland, said : “Swiss companies have participated in Eco Expo Asia for two years. Solutions related to energy efficiency, removal of hazardous waste and waste-to-energy from our Swiss participants all gained an excellent response. Based on the successful results in the previous years, the Swiss businesses plan to continue utilising the platform in 2015”

Adding to the strong line-up of exhibitors are internationally and locally renowned industry players, which include Green Dynamic, Honest Motors, Life Air, Pentens, REC, Robi Energy, Synergy Group and Volkswagen.

Hong Kong’s bright prospects in waste management attract various brands to participate in the Show

To meet the city’s 40% waste reduction target by 2022, Hong Kong is launching a comprehensive strategy which includes reduction at the source, the introduction of Producer Resp0onsibility Schemes and strengthened measures on waste collection and separation. In a bid to achieve this aggresive goal, the government is also urging private companies to help construct waste treatment infrastructure including the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment plant, Sludge Treatment Facility (STF) and Organic Waste Treatment Facilities (OWTFs). Companies from the waste management and recycling sector that will exhibit at the show include ALBA IWS, Baguio, Envac, Hellatron, OWAC Srl, Perfect Green, SUEZ environment and more.

“It was our first time participating in Eco Expo Asia last year and we were very delighted with the results. The show helped us to promoto our corporate image and successfully heightened the industry’s interest in our company. Given Baguio[‘s commitment to developing a clean and green community, we are looking forward to promoting the concept of waste management this year, particularly the importance of sorting, processing and recycling,” said Mr Ivan Leung, Corporate Communication Manager at Baguio Green Group.

With a number of pressing environmental challenges worldwide, Eco Expo Asia 2015 aims to serve as a holistic platform that offers greener solutions, as well as enables companies, government officials and individuals to connect. For more information, please email ecoexpo@hongkong.messfrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org, or visit www.ecoexpoasia.com.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers. generating around €554 million in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frakfurt 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

A statutory body 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 global offices, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit : www.hktdc.com

For more info contact :

Ivy Wong
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Tel : +852 2238 9985
Fax : +85225987919
ivy.wong@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com
www.messefrankfurt.com.hk
www.ecoexpoasia.com

Melody Chan
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Tel : +852 2240 4542
Fax : +852 2270 5881
melody.sy.chan@hktdc.org
www.hktdc.com

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