The 16th edition of Eco Expo Asia showcases the latest green products and technologies
Eco Asia conference addresses four major environmental issues
HONG KONG, October 28, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organized by the Environmental Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (RASHK) Government, the 16th edition of Eco Expo Asia opened yesterday and will run until Saturday (October 30). The last day of the event is Public Day, with the fair opening its doors to the general public.
Attracting over 200 exhibitors, this year’s exhibition unfolds as a hybrid event with physical and online exhibits. The online show will run until November 6. With travel restrictions remaining in place between many locations, exhibitors are predominantly from Hong Kong, although Austria, mainland China, France, Taiwan and Switzerland have sent local representatives to join the physical event. or participate in the show online, while Canada, Japan and Sweden have set up group participation, exhibiting a wide range of the latest environmental technologies and products.
Wong Kam-sing, Secretary of the Environment of the Hong Kong SAR, and Margaret Fong, Executive Director of HKTDC, officiated at the opening ceremony of the exhibition yesterday. In her remarks, Ms Fong said, “The goals of sustainability and carbon neutrality have been on the agenda of many governments for years, but have received even more momentum as countries and regions anticipate the pandemic. COVID-19 and incorporate green policies into their recovery. Under the theme “Promoting a Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality”, this year’s exhibition showcases the latest environmentally friendly products, solutions, equipment and technologies that will help everyone from policy makers to manufacturers and consumers to to make decisions and to act in a way that is gentler and better for the environment. “
Eco Asia conference brings together industry leaders
A key event of the exhibition, the Eco Asia conference started yesterday and continues today with industry leaders from around the world invited to share their ideas on a range of topics. Under the theme of the conference titled “Promoting a Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality,” Guo Jing, Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, delivered a speech. keynote address on mainland Chinese policies and the latest developments towards carbon neutrality. In the same session, Lu Xiulu, Director General, Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong Province; Li Shuisheng, Director, Office of Ecology and Environment of Shenzhen Municipality; Tam Vai-man, Director, Macao SAR Government Environmental Protection Office, and Fong Kin-wa, Deputy Director (Waste Reduction and Recycling), SAR Environmental Protection Department Hong Kong, jointly discussed policies and solid waste management in Guangdong-Hong. Greater Kong-Macao Bay region. This session also covered several other issues, including plastic pollution management, the ‘zero waste city’, reduction and recycling of plastic, resources and food waste, as well as sharing the details of the Waste Master Plan. for Hong Kong 2035.
The other three topics of the Eco Asia conference are “Towards Material Circularity in Hong Kong”, “Advanced Net Zero” and “Green and Sustainable Finance for Green Businesses”. A representative of the European Union Office in Hong Kong and Macao explained how to move to a circular economy and stop climate change; experts from UK and Austria shared their experiences on implementing ‘net zero advancement’ in local buildings; and a representative from Swire Properties introduced energy efficiency in existing buildings and setting certification targets.
The importance of green finance has increased sharply in recent years. The conference invited senior representatives from the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association to discuss how green finance can promote the development of the environmental protection industry. The conference also invited the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, an environmental consultant and an environmental project developer to present green finance instruments, relevant certifications and practical suggestions for ESG reporting, and to share their experience on how to seek funding for ecological business projects.
Nine thematic zones promoting industrial exchanges
There are nine themed areas at this year’s exhibition, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Treatment and Recycling, Eco-Friendly Products, and the Startup Zone. A new element, green finance and ESG related services (environment, social and governance), has also been added.
Electricity use in buildings accounts for over 60% of carbon emissions in Hong Kong. In response, the Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency area showcases professional systems and solutions that reduce buildings carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, with Blue Sky Energy Technology (booth 1B-F18) exhibiting its technology for the first time. Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Building Monitoring that can improve a building’s energy saving performance. CLP Innovation Enterprises (booth 1C-A18), a subsidiary of CLP, uses its online platform Smart Energy Connect (SEC) to showcase a variety of energy monitoring solutions and methods to reduce a building’s carbon footprint. These include carbon credits, the complete energy management system called “Building Scope” and “Building Portfolio” and an integrated solution called PlantPRO which aims to improve operational efficiency in the technical room of a building.
Earlier this year, the government of the Hong Kong SAR announced a roadmap for the popularization of electric vehicles in the city. With electric vehicles now a rapidly growing trend globally, the Green Transportation Zone showcases a variety of electric vehicles and related charging equipment, including electric scooters showcased by Hong Kong Juhui Trading (booth 1B- D32) which are suitable for express parcel delivery. and take away meals. In addition, Cornerstone EV Charging Service (booth 1B-E35) showcases electric vehicle charging equipment that optimizes power supply through an electric charge management system, bringing greater convenience to operators and users of car park.
This year’s Startup Zone has attracted a number of local start-ups that are developing products and technologies aimed at solving environmental issues, including workable and reusable straw produced by Green One Lab (booth 1C-B36), utensils kitchenware and natural and biodegradable household items. from Desixnlab (stand 1C-B42), and an intelligent cultivator from Growgreen (stand 1C-B46).
Green Mart and Green Workshops on Public Day this Saturday
Eco Expo Asia will open its doors to the public for free on Public Day – the last day of the event on October 30 – to encourage citizens to participate in protecting the environment and promoting a green lifestyle. The Hong Kong Observatory will host a conference explaining the impact of climate change and the Department of Water Supply will host a session on the “Let’s Save 10L Water 2.0” campaign, while Sino Group will present urban agriculture and green hotels. The public can also purchase a variety of green produce, healthy foods, organic staples and skin care products at the Green Mart, while the Green Workshops will offer advice on how to clean up pollution by. hydrocarbons with natural materials, helping participants understand the impact of sea pollution on seabirds and sharing the skills needed to grow succulents.
The 16th Eco Expo Asia – details of the physical exhibition
Date and time | Entrance | Place
October 27-29 (Wed-Fri) 10 am-6pm | Free entry for trade visitors aged 18 and over only | HKCEC
October 30 (Sat) 10 am-5pm | Free entry for all visitors | HKCEC
Eco Expo Asia website:
Overview of a selection of environmentally friendly products:
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