3 Dec 2009
HKTDC and Kawasaki City Pledge Continued Cooperation
Asian Intellectual Property and Technology Forum Declaration
3 December 2009 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Kawasaki City Government today vowed to continue their efforts to promote the exchange of environmental technology. Their pledge came at the Asian Intellectual Property and Technology Forum, part of Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo), which opened today and continues through 5 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In a “Declaration in Regards to Industrial Exchange in Hong Kong and Kawasaki,” issued today, the HKTDC and Kawasaki City re-emphasised the importance of intellectual property and enhancing cooperation between Hong Kong and Kawasaki City.
The Japanese city of Kawasaki is a leader in eco-industry development and has extensive experience in tackling pollution. In October 2008, HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam and the Mayor of Kawasaki City Takao Abe signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation in trade issues, environmental industry matters and intellectual property matters.
Kawasaki City’s Keihin Industrial Zone is home to several corporations producing high-quality environmental technology. The zone also serves as a research and development centre, with more than 200 research institutions.
The Kawasaki City Government has organised a 225-metre pavilion at IDT Expo, featuring the technology offerings of 16 Kawasaki companies.
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About the HKTDC
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 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com