25 Oct 2011
Eco Expo Asia Opens Tomorrow
Highlights Include Eco-Asia Conference, Electric Vehicle Test Rides
|Speaking at a press conference today, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau said there is strong demand for eco-friendly products on the Chinese mainland and advised Hong Kong companies to take advantage of the fast-growing green market|
“Eco Expo Asia is a business-to-business, business-to-government and business-to-customer fair,” said Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director. “One of the priorities of the China mainland’s 12th Five-Year Plan is to accelerate the building of a resource-saving and eco-friendly society through environmental protection efforts. Hong Kong companies could ride on this and explore the huge market on the mainland.”
A variety of environmental protection innovations will be showcased in six thematic zones: Energy Efficiency & Energy; Waste Management & Recycling; Eco-friendly Products; Green Building Solutions & Services; Green Transportation; and Testing, Inspection & Certification.
Other highlights include the three-day Bank of China (Hong Kong) Eco Asia Conference, which will focus on key industry topics. These include eco-opportunities and challenges in the mainland’s 12th Five-Year Plan, green-tech transfer and business opportunities, waste management and recycling, clean energy and energy efficiency, as well as green building. In addition, the newly introduced exchange forums will focus on waste management and recycling (27 October) and green building (28 October). A special forum, “New Trends on Eco Testing, Inspection and Certification Services” (28 October), will feature speakers from SGS Hong Kong, the British Standards Institution and the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification.
Test Rides on Public Day
The expo’s last day, open to the public, will feature test rides of the Tesla Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car. Seats are limited; please register at www.ecoexpoasia.com/
The fair presents products and technology from 16 countries and regions. Offerings include:
- solar compactors, which collect five times more garbage than traditional trash receptacles
- mini-garden planters for building green walls or vertical farming
- bio-degradable and water-soluble laundry bags for infection control in hospitals
- wireless dimming devices for lighting and blinds
- bricks made from recycled glass materials
- world’s first wireless energy management system
- portable LED anti-blackout lights for emergency use
- eco-friendly blankets made from recycled plastic bottles
The fair’s specially designed entrance, Bamboo Promenade, makes use of one of today’s most popular sustainable materials. The promenade was designed by the Hong Kong Design Institute and the Vocational Training Council, with the support of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and was sponsored by the HSBC and the Airport Authority Hong Kong. After the fair, the bamboo will be planted at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Sports Source Asia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, 27-29 October, take place alongside Eco Expo Asia. In addition, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) runs 27-30 October, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A free bus service will shuttle fairgoers between the two sites throughout the fairs.
Eco Expo Asia 2011 Product Highlights
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
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 service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 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 connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com