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Eco Expo Asia and Building Fair Open in Hong Kong
Green Tech Opportunities Highlight the Two International Events

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Taking part in the opening ceremony today for Eco Expo Asia is Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam Sing

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  Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Eco Expo Asia, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau said two new zones featuring air & water quality products as well as eco-excellence are introduced in Eco Expo Asia this year
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  Officiating guests at the opening ceremony today for the seventh edition of Eco Expo Asia include (front row, fifth from left to third from right) Deputy Director General of PRC’s Ministry of Environment Protection Liu Zhiquan, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam Sing, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau and Permanent Secretary for the Environment Anissa Wong
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Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam Sing tours the Eco Expo Asia fairground accompanied by HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau

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Speaking at the fair’s Mainland and ASEAN Countries Eco Forum is Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment

   
27 October 2012 – More than 420 exhibitors are taking part in Eco Expo Asia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, both of which opened today at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo.

Returning for its seventh edition, Eco Expo Asia has drawn more than 270 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions. The event is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), with Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

At the opening ceremony, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam Sing said that the scale of the Eco Expo has grown considerably over the past years, with a much wider representation not only from local, but also from Chinese mainland and overseas companies and delegations. The annual fair, he added, “showcases the latest environmental technology, products and services in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Environmental Excellence
The expo is open to trade visitors throughout its run, through 30 October, while tomorrow (28 October) will open to the public, with free admission. Visitors will be offered a chance to test ride and drive an electric vehicle and attend forums, workshops and other activities.

Throughout the fair, a series of seminars and workshops is being held, along with a showcase of environmental protection innovations in nine thematic zones. New zones at the expo include those for Air & Water Quality products and Eco-Excellence. Returning zones cover the Business of IP, Eco-friendly Products, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building Solutions & Services, Green Transportation, Testing, Inspection & Certification, and Waste Management & Recycling.

Hong Kong Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing is participating in today’s Eco Expo Asia Luncheon, sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong). Mr Wong will also take part in an open dialogue during Sunday’s public day as well. The Mainland and ASEAN Countries Eco Forum takes place today. On Monday and Tuesday, the Eco Asia Conference will discuss the latest technology and industrial development on green buildings, green transportation and waste management and recycling.

Building the Future

Also celebrating its seventh edition this year, the Building Fair continues until 29 October. More than 150 exhibitors from seven countries and regions are participating, showcasing products in zones dedicated to kitchen and bath items, as well as green building materials.

Industry relevant topics are being explored in a series of seminars, including sessions today on green building regulations and an overview of the building industry’s latest developments. Tomorrow, a seminar on green building materials will be held; on Monday, the focus will be on interior design and kitchen trends, as well as sustainable buildings.

Hong Kong’s export of building materials, including hardware, increased nearly seven per cent, to US$12 billion, in the first nine months of this year over the same period in 2011. The top five export markets were the Chinese mainland, the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea.

Sports and Lighting

Eco Expo Asia and the Building Fair are being held concurrently with Sports Source Asia (28-30 October) at AsiaWorld-Expo. The HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) also opened today and continues through 30 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Free shuttle buses offer visitors access between the two venues.

Fair Websites         

Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com   

Building and Hardware Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkbdh

Sports Source Asia: www.sportssource-asia.com

Lighting Fair: www.hktdc.com/hklightingfair

Related Videos

Green Horizons (2011 Eco Expo): http://youtu.be/ZLKdrYKzVI4

Building a Bright Future (2011 Building Fair): http://youtu.be/r2a5517oSYE

Media Enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication 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 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.  Follow us on Twitter @HKTDC

 

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