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Eco Expo Asia, Building & Hardware Fair Open This Month
Public Day to Showcase Latest Environmental Technology
 

14 October 2015 – Eco Expo Asia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building & Hardware Fair will open on 28 October at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Continuing through 31 October, the fairs will showcase some of Asia’s latest green technologies and building innovations, all in one place.

 

Eco Expo Asia
The 10th edition of 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 Special Administrative Region Government. It features more than 310 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions, and includes the debut of the Taiwan Pavilion and the State of Illinois Pavilion from the United States.  

 

The fair comprises seven diverse thematic zones that will address key areas for environmental protection in Asia. Highlighted product zones include Air & Water Quality, Eco-friendly Product, Green Building and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation and Waste Management & Recycling.

 

Electric vehicle test drive
Participants at Eco Expo Asia can take a spin in one of the latest eco-friendly vehicles. Volkswagen’s e-Golf, the first pure electric vehicle of the brand, and Nissan’s e-NV200 multi-purpose electric commercial van will be available for test drive and ride at AWE’s East Lobby Entrance. An electric bus by Green Dynamic Electric Vehicle Ltd will also be on display at the fair. Produced in collaboration with the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the bus features a motor control system and body structure developed in Hong Kong. It is capable of long-range travel of up to 500 kilometres with low energy consumption.

 

Theme day concept returns
Each day of the fair will have a specific theme, namely, “Global Green Insights”, “Cleaner Production and Waste Management”, “Green Building and Energy Efficiency”, and “Green Living”. An array of special events and conferences will be featured each day, alongside the highly regarded Eco Asia Conference. Green themes include “Advantages of Japanese Environment Technologies”, “Green Opportunities in Guangdong”, “Waste Management & Recycling” and “Green Purchasing & Consumption”. Students will be able to take part in a dialogue with Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing, on 31 October.

 

Building Connections
Also in its 10th year, the Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair will welcome over 160 exhibitors from nine countries and regions. This year’s event will showcase an expanded international presence with exhibitors from Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Macau and Singapore joining for the first time. Meanwhile, a group pavilion from Huzhou will lead a strong Chinese mainland presence at the event.

 

All aspects of the building and hardware industries will be represented through 10 different product zones. While the Building & Decorative Hardware Zone features the largest number of exhibitors, the Indoor Decorative Materials Zone, Green Building Materials Zone, and Building Performance and BIM Zone are also expected to attract much attention.

 

Constructive Dialogue
Seminars, forums and workshops will give attendees an opportunity to examine new building and hardware developments first-hand. The high-profile Building Information Modelling (BIM) Day will be a dominant feature of the opening day of the fair. Devoted to all aspects of BIM, a full-day programme will update professionals on the very latest in the industry through exhibitor’s forums, networking receptions and a dedicated BIM Conference.

 

Fair Websites
Eco Expo Asia: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/ecoexpoasia-en/Eco-Expo-Asia-International-Trade-Fair-on-Environmental-Protection.html

Building and Hardware Fair: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkbdh-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Building-and-Decoration-Materials-and-Hardware-Fair.html
 
Photo Download
 
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Benjamin Chau (Right), Acting Executive Director, HKTDC; and Andrew Lai, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government, attend today’s press conference for Eco Expo Asia and the Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair

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WindArc is a vertical wind turbine street light system. This High efficiency generator has been installed at Expo Drive, outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai
Exhibitor of Eco Expo Asia:
Robin Energy Limited (Booth: 6-A12)

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Several electric vehicles will be showcased at Eco Expo Asia, including Nissan’s e-NV200 (Top) and Volkswagen e-Golf (Below). Visitors can make reservations online to view or test drive the vehicles
Exhibitor of Eco Expo Asia:
Honest Motors Ltd. (Booth: 3-F36)

Volkswagen Hong Kong Limited (Booth: 3-E36)
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A Taiwanese exhibitor showcases imSTONE paper, which uses a revolutionary papermaking technology that does not require lumbering or water. It is durable, soft, smooth, water-resistant and fire-retardant
Exhibitor of Eco Expo Asia:
Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Co., Ltd. (Booth: 3-G12)

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Assembled without welding, the 6th generation prefabricated house with solid structure prefabs is exclusively designed and widely used in several private and public sectors

Exhibitor of Building and Hardware Fair:

Home Building Company Limited (Booth: 8-A18)
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RFID tracking system can trace prefabricated casting, aluminium windows, fire doors and panel walls. The embedded RFID tag keeps track of these components in the supply chain, from manufacturing, logistics and warehousing to deployment

Exhibitor of Building and Hardware Fair:

Hong Kong RFID Limited (Booth: 6-E19)
 

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Joe Kainz Tel: (852) 2584 4216 Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the 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 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.
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