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Eco Expo Asia 2023 Concludes Successfully With High Level Of International Participation
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Hong Kong – Eco Expo Asia 2023 was held in Hong Kong from 26 – 29 October, with some 12,000 visitors from 112 countries and regions as well as over 300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions making their way to the AsiaWorld-Expo to explore the latest technologies in tackling the ongoing climate crisis. International participation was also reflected in the increased number of buyer delegations from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and more, as well as new exhibitors from Finland, Italy and Spain. Online business matching services “Click2Match” are still ongoing and will be available until 6 November.

The 2023 edition of Eco Expo Asia returned to AsiaWorld-Expo under the theme “Taking the Leap towards Carbon Neutrality”, with products on display from a variety of sectors in the environmental protection industry. This year’s exhibition featured new participating groups from Mainland China and Europe as well as the returning exhibitors from Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. The Eco Asia Conference once again brought together industry leaders, policy makers and academics from around the world to discuss the latest environmental challenges and the potential solutions. The last day (29 October) was open to public, in order to create more awareness of climate-related issues, and what the government and private sectors are doing to combat them. The attendees, both exhibitors and visitors from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas, found great satisfaction in this year’s exhibition. The Eco Expo Asia platform not only played a crucial role in the industry’s growth in Hong Kong but also fostered collaboration between businesses across Asia and the world. Over the course of the four days, buyers from various regions and industries came to disover the latest technologies and innovative solutions in the market.            

This year’s exhibition saw buyer delegations from a number of Southeast Asian countries alongside visitors from across the world, affirming the show’s position as an international meeting ground for the environmental protection industry, particularly in Asia. Mr Damrong Dejsakulrit, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Co Ltd visited the show from Thailand, commenting on the wide variety of products showcased this year: “I’ve come to this fair aiming to explore new energy-saving products that could be introduced to the Thai market. I’m quite impressed with the products on display, and we will discuss with our distributors in Thailand and determine the number of orders we will place, looking in the range of more than USD 100,000 for the first year. I think the fair has a strong lineup of exhibitors, and it allows our company to grasp what’s happening in the industry. It’s very likely that I’ll come back again next year.”

Travelling to AsiaWorld-Expo from Singapore, Mr Tze Siong Lee, Director, Innovative Energy Systems & Technology Pte Ltd shared his thoughts: “Our company provides energy solutions, and part of our business is monitoring energy usage for the Singaporean government and utility companies. I was looking for energy storage solutions and met several local and international exhibitors so far on the first day of the fair, from Canada and Hong Kong. I’m very impressed by Eco Expo Asia as the fair is well organised with many leading companies attending.”

In addition to the exhibition, Eco Expo Asia 2023 hosted a series of fringe events, comprised of several forums and seminars as well as the Eco Asia Conference. Guest speakers included representatives of industry leading companies, distinguished academics and government officials from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. Sessions covered a diverse range of topics, from sustainable manufacturing to green finance and ESG, the circular economy, climate change, the hydrogen economy and more.

Speaking at the Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar on the second day, Ms Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong shared the latest developments in regulatory policy for the manufacturing industry. Mr John Lo, Founder, Asia Carbon Institute Limited was a speaker at the Eco Asia Conference session titled “Evolving ESG Landscape and the Future of Sustainable Finance”.

This year’s fringe programme was well received by audiences. At the same seminar on ESG, audience member Mr Wong Wai Kong, Founder and CEO, Filix Medtech Limited expressed his thoughts: “My company specialises in ‘product traceability’, which is to some extent related to ESG, and I hope to get the most up-to-date relevant market information. I have been impressed by the quality of the speakers as well as the topics being covered. The seminar today focused on how testing and certification advances ESG initiatives, which I believe is an emerging trend that is worth deeper discussion. It has offered me a better understanding on the latest progress in this area, so I’ll definitely come back again next year.”

Eco Expo Asia 2024 will take place in late October in AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. The show is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and co-organised by the Environment and Ecology Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

For more information about the fair, email ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org. You can also visit the website: www.ecoexpoasia.com

Exhibitor Highlights

Company: RHT Industries Limited

Country: Hong Kong

Booth No: 6-E02, under Air Quality

The Nano-Confined Catalytic Oxidation (NCCO) Technology developed and patented by RHT achieves “adsorb and decompose” to decompose air pollutants impressively and avoid releasing secondary pollutants, make the filter, NCCO Reactor, a long life and self-sustaining filter, which reduces the waste from filter changing. It is utilized by many companies and industries worldwide, including over 200 medical institutions, large corporations and organizations such as HSBC, Hong Kong International Airport and MTR Corporation.

Company: HM Environmental Technologies Limited

Country: Hong Kong

Booth No: 6-E26, under Eco-Friendly Products

ZEN‧WOOD is HM’s brand of made-in-HK wood plastic composite products made from local waste timber. Applications include outdoor decking, wall panels, furniture and hiking trail modules.

Company Name: i2Cool Limited

Country: Hong Kong

Booth No: 6-F18, under Green Buildings & Energy Efficiency

iFilm is a self-developed benchmark product of electricity-free cooling specially developed for glass surface by i2Cool. The material applies the principle of passive radiative cooling technology. Using outer space as the source of cooling, through efficient solar reflection and mid infrared heat emission, it effectively reduces the indoor temperature while ensuring the building’s aesthetic and lighting viewing needs, achieving the effect of electricity-free cooling and saving air-conditioning energy consumption. The technology fulfils all the requirements of RoHS tests and the REACH test, meeting the EU standards.

Company: Canvest Environmental Protection Group Company Limited

Country: Hong Kong

Booth No: 3-B38, under Waste Management & Circular Economy

Canvest is a leading intergraded urban environmental protection and sanitation solution provider focusing on waste-to-energy (WTE) and the provision of intelligent urban environmental hygiene and related services since established in 2003.