11th edition of Eco Expo Asia to open on 26 October with strong international participation

Green Transportation Forum to debut alongside industry conferences and Public Day events

Eco Expo Asia 2016 will open its doors from 26 – 29 October at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo. The fair, jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is the leading trading platform for green business in Asia. The 11th edition will welcome 325 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, including new group participation from Austria, the Czech Republic and Scotland as well as the debut of the Finland Pavilion. Also, pavilions representing Canada, the Chinese mainland, Japan, Macau, the Netherlands and Switzerland will return to provide a comprehensive display of popular green products, technologies and solutions. This showcase reinforces the fair’s significance and growing profile among the global eco industry.

Over the years, the annual Eco Asia Conference has been a premier industry event that is frequented by key government officials and industry giants. Some of the highlighted speeches and topics covered this year include:

  • Keynote Speech
    Mr Wong Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • How Chinese Mainland Tackles Global Climate Change
    Mr Yang Tiesheng, Deputy Head, Energy Conservation and Resources Utilization Department, Ministry of Industry & Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China

Waste Management & Recycling

  • Waste Treatment Plants vs Spa – T‧Park Experience
    Mr Vincent Deleu, Project Manager, VW-VES (HK) Ltd

Air and Water Quality

  • Corporate Water Stewardship: Achieving Water Neutrality
    Ms Scholastica Tsoi, Manager – Health & Safety, Sustainability, Swire Beverages Ltd

Energy Efficiency and Energy

  • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Technologies: Challenges, Experiences and Solutions
    Mr Murali Mohan Baggu, Power System Operations and Control Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Green Buildings

  • From Green Building to Green Community
    Dr Edward Yiu, Chairman of Executive Committee, Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB)

Green Transportation Forum to debut alongside industry conferences and Public Day events

 Apart from the acclaimed industry conference, the Eco Expo Asia’s seminars, workshops and other activities will also help exhibitors, visitors and the public to fully reap the benefits of each day’s events.

Green Transportation Forum

Date:   27 – 29 Oct

Time: 11:30 – 16:00

With the upgraded Green Transportation Experience Zone, the Green Transportation Forum will be launched to offer participants a complete view of EV-related solutions.

Country-focused seminars

Take part in country-focused seminars to learn about the latest developments in green tech. Some highlighted sessions are:

  • Introduction to Swiss Environmental Technologies

Date: 27 Oct

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

  • Progressive Environmental Technologies from the Czech Republic
    Date: 27 Oct

Time: 16:15 – 17:15

  • Finnish Cleantech – Green, Cool and Intelligent Living
    Date: 28 Oct

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 

  • Scotland Low Carbon Nation

Date:   28 Oct

Time: 15:00 – 16:00

Electric vehicle test drive/ride sessions

Experience first-hand the D12 model from Fortune Dragon Motors Ltd at the fair. Two sessions are available daily.

  • Nanjing Gold Dragon D12 Pure Electric Commercial Vehicle test drive/ride
    Date: 26 – 29 Oct

Time: 11:00 – 13:00 (27 – 29 Oct)
14:00 – 16:00 (26 – 29 Oct)

Public Day activities

The general public is welcome to take part in the final day of the fair for free. Highlighted activities include the Green Mart, Green Workshop and Public Day Forum. Key events include:

  • Public Day Forum: Climate Change – Clear and Present Danger
    Mr Sham Fu Cheung, Chief Experimental Officer, Hong Kong Observatory

Date: 29 Oct

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

  • Green Workshop – Urban Permaculture
    Ms Lo Pik Ling, Helen, Project Officer, Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre

Date: 29 Oct

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Visit www.ecoexpoasia.com/ex/event_schedule to sign up and learn more about the events of Eco Expo Asia 2016.

With a number of pressing environmental challenges worldwide, Eco Expo Asia 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 visit www.ecoexpoasia.com or email us at ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 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 Frankfurt 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.

The environmental-technology fairs are part of the Technology Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt, which is responsible for over 50 trade fairs around the globe. Further information can be found at www.environment.messefrankfurt.com.

About the HKTDC

Development Council (HKTDC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. With more than 40 offices globally, 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 international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on  Google+  Twitter @hktdc  LinkedIn

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