Energy-saving and green tech set to be centre stage at Eco Expo Asia Asia

The 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia is set to draw 330 exhibitors, when it runs 25-28 October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the show is expecting groups from the Chinese mainland’s Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner Mongolia for the first time. They will be joining 13 international pavilions to showcase the latest green technologies.

The trade show is an opportunity for the Government to push the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Environment Bureau is taking part, together with Government departments on one HKSAR Government booth, set to be the largest zone at the expo.

“We are currently facing a range of environmental challenges across the globe,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “The business sector and governments across Asia have been actively promoting waste reduction and energy saving. As Asia’s leading innovative technology hub, Hong Kong can provide the latest solutions for carbon reduction and drive the region’s development of the environmental industry through events such as Eco Expo Asia, bringing together a wide array of innovative green products and technologies.”

According to the government’s Census and Statistics Department, the value added by Hong Kong’s environmental industry in 2016 was HK$8.4bn (US1.07bn), growing 6.7% year-on-year. Statistics also show that investment in the environmental sector on the Chinese mainland, including environmental pollution control, waste management and energy-saving, is projected to exceed Rmb$15 trillion (US$2.17 trillion) during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

The show will have nine thematic zones, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling and the Startup zone which will feature products from 20 fledgling companies, offering them a prime opportunity to connect with potential investors and business partners.

Several eco-vehicles and charging devices will be on display at the expo, including the Nissan e-NV200 electric car that is equipped with a 40kWh high-capacity lithium battery offering 80% chargeability in 40 minutes.

Hyundai’s second-generation commercial hydrogen fuel cell electric car, Nexo, will also be presented at the expo. The model is the first hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV to be showcased in Hong Kong, with a drive distance of over 600 kilometres and a five-minute fuel fill time.
The Eco Asia Conference will run concurrently with the expo and will boast experts from Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.

The concurrent Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 Oct) at the AsiaWorld-Expo will showcase outdoor lighting, industrial lighting, advertising lighting, lighting accessories, parts and components for construction design. In addition, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held from 27-30 Oct at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), creating synergy and more business opportunities for exhibitors.

The HKTDC has 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland. Visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus


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