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Eco Asia Conference promotes market intelligence exchange at Eco Expo Asia 2014
Environment-friendly product launches, electric BMW i3 test drive/ride, business-matching sessions and more scheduled 


22 October 2014 - Held alongside Eco Expo Asia, the premier international trade exhibition for green business in Asia, Eco Asia Conference facilitates market intelligence exchange of the latest cross-regional government policies and technological developments in the environmental protection sector.


Sessions addressing the most challenging environmental issues, industry development and business opportunities across Asia include:


Government Related Session
The Honourable Wong Kam-sing, JP and Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR Government, and Dr Walter Steinmann, Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy in Switzerland, will deliver keynote speeches on global sustainability development. 


Mr Zhao Hualin, Head of the Planning and Finance Department for the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, and Mr Gao Yunhu, Head of the Energy Conservation and Resources Utilization Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, will also share their thoughts in “Green Policies and Needs on Chinese Mainland”.


Eco Smart City
The development of technologically advanced smart cities is dependent on the incorporation of sustainable and environmental protection concepts.


Dr Justin Chuang, Vice President and Group Director of Communications Technologies Group, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), will deliver his ideas at “Building Eco Smart City with Information and Communications (ICT) Technologies”.


Waste Management & Recycling
Ground-breaking techniques, tools and strategies focused on improving corporate environmental performance and industry practices are imperative to waste management.


Mr Peter Caswell, Chairman at Repãrator Pty Ltd from Australia, will share his thoughts during “KISS: Keep It Small, Simple & Safe – the Waste Water Recovery”.


Sustainable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is vital to a sustainable future. This session reviews the development path of alternative energy solutions, as well as touches on energy efficiency and applications.


Ms Maisoun Jabali, Counsellor and Head of the CSR Centre and Centre for Environmental Technology (Centec), Economic Section, Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, will speak at “From Fossil Dependence to Energy Efficiency and Bio-domination in Four Decades”.


Green Building
Natural resource limitations and pollution are top concerns. This session advocates building construction using green design concepts and reusable materials to reduce resource depletion.


Ms Charu Sharma, Senior Landscape Architect at Stevens & Associates will present her expertise during “San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters – The Greenest Urban Building in the United States”.


Environment-friendly product launches, electric BMW i3 test drive/ride, business-matching sessions and more scheduled


Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council with the co-organisation by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the 2014 show will serve as a networking platform enabling quality buyers from Asia to connect with green enterprises and government officials.


Numerous supporting programmes, special events and conferences are scheduled, including:


Exhibitor seminars
Exhibitors will share insider knowledge on green technologies at seminars.

  • Eco Governance – Sweden
    Date:   30 Oct 2014
    Time:  11:30 – 12:30
  • Advantages of Japanese Environmental Technologies
    Date:   30 Oct 2014
    Time:   15:30 – 16:30
  • The Major Development of Green Industries and Business Opportunities in Guangdong Province
    Date:   31 Oct 2014
    Time:   10:30 – 11:15


Business-matching sessions
Business-matching services are available throughout the entire fair period. Specific sessions include:

  • Session to connect with the China Hotel Purchasing and Supplying Association:
    Date:   31 Oct 2014
    Time:   13:00 – 14:00
  • Session to connect with the property developers from Chinese mainland:
    Date:   31 Oct 2014
    Time:   14:15 – 14:45
  • Session to connect with the Guangdong Urban Waste Disposal Industry Association:
    Date:   31 Oct 2014
    Time:   17:00 – 17:30


New Product Launch Forum
Exhibitors will showcase new products to keep buyers up-to-date on the latest green technology advancements.

  • Date:      31 Oct 2014
    Time:      11:45 – 12:45


Test drive and ride the new BMW i3
Electric vehicles are essential to a better environmental outlook. Fair participants can test drive and ride a BMW i3 electric car.

  • Date:     29 Oct – 1 Nov 2014
    Time:     11:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 16:00


Public Day activities
The final day of the fair will open to the general public and numerous interactive activities will be featured, including:

  • Green Mart – Organic foods, handmade soaps, natural skincare products and more will be available for sale.
  • Public Day Forum – Informative forum will educate attendees on various environmental topics.
  • Green Workshop – Hands-on activities demonstrate fun ways to be sustainable.


For more details and pre-registration, please visit: www.ecoexpoasia.com/ex/event_schedule.
With a number of pressing environmental challenges worldwide, Eco Expo Asia 2014 aims to be a holistic platform that offers greener solutions to both companies and individuals. For more information, please email ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com, exhibitions@hktdc.org, or visit www.ecoexpoasia.com.

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Media Contact:

Marissa Cho
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Direct line +852 2238 9941
Fax     +852 2598 7919


Sum Luk
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Direct line +852 2240 4048
Fax +852 3915 2464


Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €545 million in sales and employing some 2,000 people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 150 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 113 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company 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 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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