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The 10th Edition of Eco Expo Asia Opens this October  
Embracing a Green and Sustainable Future

 

10 April 2015 – Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Eco Expo Asia, the preeminent trading platform for green businesses in Asia, will gather industry experts and internationally renowned brands at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 28 – 31 October 2015. The annual show is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, with co-organisation by the Environment Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

 

To draw the attention of the international community, a networking luncheon was held in March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event welcomed more than 70 representatives from consulates, business chambers, trade associations and leading companies. Attendees to the event were able to gain the latest insight on the emerging green market in Asia offered by guest speakers Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the Government of the HKSAR, and Ms Linda Ho, Chief Executive Officer from the Green Council.

 

Promoting Electric Vehicles
Commenting on the show, Mr Wong said: “Eco Expo Asia is an exceptional platform which gathers government officials, international enterprises, professional buyers and major stakeholders within the environmental protection business. It helps promote the green industry as a whole.”

 

Mr Wong also addressed the recent measures on environmental protection by the government, including “A Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong” and “Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013 – 2022”.

 

Quoting the air quality monitoring results, Mr Wong said: “Hong Kong’s air quality has improved over the past four years. Pollutants including carbon dioxide and respirable suspended particulates have also been reduced. The HKSAR government will strengthen its support by promoting the use of electric vehicles and measures. These initiatives include the implementation of more electric buses by cooperating with bus companies to adopt electric buses, as well as offering support to more electric taxi suppliers.”

 

New Theme Closely Follows Latest Industry Trends
“Embracing a Green and Sustainable Future” will be the theme of this year’s Eco Expo Asia, which is set in line with the Hong Kong Government’s policies on sustainable use of resources.

 

Mr Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director from HKTDC, expressed: “The 2015 edition will feature a collection of the latest environmental protection technologies, services and products. Air & Water Quality, Energy & Energy Efficiency, Green Building Solutions & Services, Green Transportation, and Waste Management & Recycling Services will be the main product categories of the fair.” He added: “Last year, the fair welcomed 308 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions as well as more than 10,800 buyers from 89 countries and regions. Eco Expo Asia is not only a business platform, but also a golden opportunity to promote the community’s involvement in environmental protection. This is one of the reasons why we introduced the Public Day to Eco Expo Asia since its inaugural edition, and it shall continue again this year.”

 

Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd noted, “The ‘Theme Day’ will again be one of the fair’s highlights. Prominent speakers will share their valuable insight on the latest industry developments across Asia at the seminars. National pavilions including Japan, Korea and Switzerland are planning to join the Expo this year so as to showcase their latest green technologies and solutions.”

 

Bountiful Business Opportunities
Ms Linda Ho, Chief Executive Officer of Green Council was also invited to share her experience of joining the Expo since its first edition. She said: “Green Council has joined the fair since 2006 to promote their Green Label Scheme. Eco Expo Asia is an important platform to display Green Label products in Hong Kong throughout the show. Some local companies developing green building materials have successfully promoted their products to Singapore.”

 

Mrs Rita Hammerli-Weschke, Consul General of the Consulate General of Switzerland, and Mr Hiroshi Onomura, Director General of JETRO Hong Kong, also shared their past experiences during the luncheon.

 

Mrs Hammerli-Weschke said, "Swiss companies have participated at the Eco Expo Asia for two years. Solutions related to energy efficiency, removal of hazardous waste, waste-to-energy from our Swiss participants have gained excellent response. Based on the successful results in the previous year, they plan to continue to utilise the platform this year.”

 

JETRO, organiser of the Japan Pavilion, has participated at the fair since 2013. A total of nine companies formed the Japan Pavilion last year. Mr Hiroshi Onomura expressed, “The show draws an international mix of buyers every year. Apart from those from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, many of them are from Southeast Asia and the Middle East. We will return to the fair this year and share our knowledge and experience over environmental protection.”

 

Eco Expo Asia: http://www.ecoexpoasia.com/tc

 

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From the left: Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the Government of HKSAR, Mr Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, and  Ms Linda Ho, Chief Executive Officer from Green Council

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Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the Government of HKSAR, said the government targets to launch the “Hong Kong’s Air Quality Objectives” by 2020.

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Mr Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director said that Eco Expo Asia is not only a business platform, but is also a golden opportunity to promote the community’s involvement in environmental protection. This is one of the reasons why the Public Day was introduced to Eco Expo Asia since its inaugural edition, and it shall continue again this year.

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Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, noted that the ‘Theme Day’ will again be one of the fair’s highlights. Prominent speakers will share their valuable insight on the latest industry developments across Asia at the seminars.

 

Media Enquiries
HKTDC

Ms Melody Chan              Tel: (852) 2240 4542              Email: melody.sy.chan@hktdc.org
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Ms Ivy Wong              Tel: (852) 2238 9985              Email: ivy.wong@hongkong.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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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €550* million in sales and employing more than 2,200* 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 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 120* 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.
*Preliminary Figures (2014)