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Eco Expo Asia opens on 27 Oct ober featur ing latest green tech and products. Green Mart and workshops promote green living to public

21 ottobre 2021

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ( and
Messe Frankfurt ( Ltd, and co organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region ( Government the 1 6 th edition of Eco Expo Asia will be
held as a hybrid event, with physical and online exhibition s, for the first time. The physical
exhibition will be h eld from 27 to 30 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Centre ( while the online show will run from 27 October to 6 November.

This year’s expo has attracted more than 180 exhibitors In addition to local exhibitors, Austria,
Mainland China France, Switzerland and Taiwan are either appointing local representatives to
join the physical event or participating in the online show while Canada Japan and Sweden
will set up group participation This diverse collection of exhibitors will showcase a wide array
of the latest environmental technologies and products to create a one stop environmental
protection business platform.

Even though the pandemic has had a big impact on global economic activit ies the
environmental protection and green industries are showing considerable potential and are set
to play an important role in sustainable economic development. More and more companies
have been actively expanding their commitment to sustainable operations and environmental
protection during the pandemic said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau
speaking at a press conference held today to introduce highlights of the 20 21 expo. We hope
the expo will continue to promote cooperation and exchange within the environmental
protection sector and related industries to help companies grasp green business
opportunities.

Owing Fung, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region also spoke at the press conference, saying that he hoped the
expo could support Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 announced by the Environment
Bureau earlier this month, which sets out the vision of “Zero carbon Emissions Liveable City
Sustainable Development”. Th e expo could help catalyse cooperation and exchange between
the government and industry players, promo t e the huge green business opportunities in Asia,
driv e green procurement by business, and promot e environmental education and a low carbon
life style to the public, leading Hong Kong towards carbon neutrality.


HK Pavilion showcases waste reduction decarbonisation and energy saving solutions
TheHong Kong Pavilion continues to be a focal point at the expo with the participation and
support of the Environment Bureau and eight departments of the HKSAR Government along
with various industry associations and enterprises. A total of 38 exhibitors will showcase
waste reduction decarbonisation and energy saving products and technologies from Hong
Kong, and the pavilion will also highlight relevant government environmental protection policies.

Mr Chau said the green market in Hong Kong continues to develop. According to the HKSAR
Government’s Census and Statistics Department, the value added by Hong Kong’s
environmental industry rose from HK$7.9 billion in 2015 to HK$9.9 billion in 2019, representing
a 25% increase over five years Mainland China is also increasing its investment in the
environmental industry with the 14 th Five Year Plan outlining the direction for energy saving.
Last year, the m ainland invested more than Rmb8 .75 trillion in water conserva tion
environment and public facilities management, indicating the huge potential for environmental
industries.

Nine thematic zones address needs of multiple industries
The theme of this year's expo is Promoting Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality. There
are nine thematic zones, including Green Transportation, Green Buildings Energy
Efficiency Waste Treatment Recycling and Eco friendly Products. A new element,
Green Finance and ESG related ( Social and Governance) Services has
been added while the Startup zone has once again attracted some of Hong Kong ’s
innovative new companies to participate in the exhibition.

At the beginning of this year, the HKSAR Government announced the Roadmap on
Popularisation of Electric Vehicles with a target to cease new registration of fuel propelled
private cars by 2035 or earlier. With electric vehicles now a fast growing trend globally, the
Green Transportation zone will display a variety of electric vehicles and related charging
equipment, including electric scooters presented by Hong Kong Juhui Trading that are
suitable for the express delivery of parcels and takeaway food In addition Cornerstone EV
Charging Service will display electric vehicle charging equipment that optimi s e s the power
supply through a power load management system, bringing greater conve nience for car park
operators and users.

The Waste Treatment and Recycling zone has attracted numerous international and local
large scale environmental protection facility contractors to participate, with many first time
exhibitors showcasing innovative new technologies. Among them WIT Holdings which
speciali s es in expanded polystyrene ( recycling, will display its patented technology that
rapidly degrades EPS foam and recycles it into polystyrene raw material It can process more
than 50 kilograms of EPS in just one hour.

Eco Asia Conference explores four major green issues
A key annual event at the expo this year’s Eco Asia Conference will be held on 27 and 28
October with industry leaders from around the world invited to share insights on a range of
topics. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China will
elaborate on the policies and development s that can help achieve carbon neutrality in the
mainland while the Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong Province, the
Ecology Environment Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and the Environmental
Protection Bureau of the Macao SAR Government will jointly discuss solid waste policies
and management in the Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area. In addition, experts from the United Kingdom and Austria will share their experiences on the implementation of
“advancing net zero” in local buildings, while a representative from the European Union
Office to Hong Kong and Macao will share their experience in moving to a local circular
economy.

The importance of green finance has seen a sharp increase in recent years. The conference
has invite d senior representatives from the Securities and Futures Commission,
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. Environmental consultants
and environmental project holders have also been i nvited to introduce green financial products,
relevant certifications and practi cal suggestions for ESG reports.

Green Mart and Green Workshop s on Public Day
Eco Expo Asia will open its doors to the public for free on the last day of the event 30
October to encourage citizens to participate in environmental protection and promote green
living. The Hong Kong Observatory will run a talk explaining the impact of climate change while
the Water Supplies Department will host a session on the “Let’s Save 10L Water 2
Campaign. The public can also shop at the Green Mart and join Green Workshops where
participants will learn how to make a variety of green products.


Inaddition to the expo the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is running six other trade
exhibitions concurrently including the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition),
HKTDC International ICT Expo, electronicAsia, HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair
(Autumn Edition), HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and HKTDC
Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair Running several major fairs in tandem
will generate synergies and create more business opportunities for exhibitors.

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