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Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia Open This Month
Spotlight on Green Tech Products, Building Innovations

 

14 October 2014 – The HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair and Eco Expo Asia open on 29 October at AsiaWorld-Expo with a wide range of green tech products, building materials and new innovations on show. A number of industry networking and knowledge-sharing events are scheduled to take place during the event which runs until 1 November.

 

About 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions will take part in Eco Expo Asia and the Building and Hardware Fair with both events paying keen attention to more environmentally friendly building techniques and materials. The Building and Hardware Fair will also be open to the public for the first time on the last day.

 

Eco Expo
Eco Expo Asia is jointly 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 SAR Government.

 

Eco Expo Asia is comprised of four themed days: “Global Green Initiatives”, “Waste Management & Recycling”, “Green Building, Energy Efficiency & Energy” and “Green Living”. There will be a variety of special events and conferences related to the theme of each day. Major events taking place during Eco Expo Asia include the Eco Asia Conference running 29-31 October.

 

Going Green
Three types of environment-friendly vehicles will be on display during the Expo, including a car, a truck and a bus. Carmaker BMW is showcasing its BMW i3 electric car which promises sheer driving pleasure with zero emissions. It features lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic and an advanced electric drive system. The electric bus is produced by Green Dynamic Electric Vehicle Ltd in collaboration with the Hong Kong Productivity Council, making it the first local Hong Kong-brand of electric bus. The truck is a Hino 300 Hybrid Series which includes new features to boost fuel efficiency and ensure safe and smooth performance.

 

Creative Solutions
Creative solutions for green living on display at the fair include the Household Foodwaste Processing System which can be installed under the sink and decomposes food waste to be discharged through the sewage system. Also on show is Enevo ONe, which is a wireless sensor to detect how full waste containers are.

 

Building Better
This ninth edition of the Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair has been expanded this year to cover four days (29 Oct-1 Nov). The event includes companies from Portugal and Turkey participating for the first time. A total of 14 exhibitors from Huzhou, Zhejiang province of the Chinese mainland, will participate in the Huzhou Pavilion to showcase their latest green building materials and decorations.

 

Innovative products at the fair include the Dyson Airblade Tap, which enables users to wash and dry hands in a sink in just 12 seconds, and a revolutionary new design of clear roofing tiles (LRT Tiles) which allow both light and shade to create comfortable environments in covered outdoor areas such as patios and gazebos.

 

Smart Construction
A highlight of the Building and Hardware Fair is BIM Day (29 Oct), focusing on all aspects of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Co-organised by the Construction Industry Council, BIM Day comprises a full-day programme, including an Exhibitors’ Forum for BIM-related exhibitors and a high-profile HKIBIM-CIC Conference 2014 organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Building Information Modelling.

 

BIM is a global trend in the building and construction industry. It is not just a three dimensional drawing tool but a new tool to holistically manage information relating to construction projects from planning stage, to design, construction and operational stages. BIM facilitates construction professionals to work together and communicate through a single platform. A variety of BIM-related products are on display during the fair.

 

Zoning In
A wide range of zones will be open for the first three days (29 - 31 Oct) of the fair covering various categories of the trade: Building Technology; Building Performance and BIM; Ceiling and Curtain Wall; and, a Facility Management, Testing and Trade Service zone.

 

Public Day
Eco Expo Asia and the Building and Hardware Fair will open the doors to the general public on the last day of the event. During the Public Day on 1 November, visitors will be able to shop at the “Green Mart” and “Ideal Home Mart”, which are dedicated to eco-friendly products and home improvement and renovation products. At the Building and Hardware Fair, there are also two interior design forums on the topics of “Green-Living - Modern Home” and “Micro-Living: Small Space, Big Idea”. At Eco Expo Asia, visitors will, for the first time in Hong Kong, be able to sign up to test drive the new BMW i3 electric car

 

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(From left): Ivan Wong, Director, Registration Services, Construction Industry Council;  Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC; and Andrew Lai, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Department attend today’s press conference for Eco Expo Asia and the Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair

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HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau outlines the highlight events of this year’s Eco Expo Asia

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Andrew Lai, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Department, emphasises the government’s support of Eco Expo Asia

 

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Ivan Wong, Director, Registration Services, Construction Industry Council, outlines details of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Day on 29 October, the first day of Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair

 

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Household Foodwaste Processing System – a system which is installed under the sink. Food waste is decomposed inside the system and is discharged as sewage

Exhibitor at Eco Expo Asia – Ecopia (Hong Kong) Ltd (Booth: 3-E01)

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BMW i3, the carmaker’s first all-electric premium car, will be available for Test Drive / Ride during the fair period

Exhibitor at Eco Expo Asia – BMW Concessionaires (HK) Ltd (Booth: 6-B21)

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Airblade Tap - with Airblade™ technology in a tap, hands can be washed and then dried in the sink

Exhibitor at Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair – J Pro Marketing Services Ltd (Booth: 8-D02)

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uPrint SE 3D Printer is powered by Stratasys's patented FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) technology. Its highly advanced platform is made to work seamlessly with CAD software

Exhibitor at Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair- TM System Co Ltd (Booth: 8-H06)

 

Fairs Websites
Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com
Building and Hardware Fair: hkbdh.hktdc.com

 

Media Enquiries
For media enquiries, please contact HKTDC’s Corporate Communication Department:
Joe Kainz          Tel: (852) 2584 4216        Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

 

About 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 provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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