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Eco Expo Asia 2017 Welcomes the Debut Bavaria Participation as Part of a Growing and Exciting Line-up

Aug 30 2017

The Smart Sponge City concept promises to be an intriguing topic of discussion during the Eco Asia Conference

Eco Expo Asia is set to present its 12th edition at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, from 26 to 29 October 2017. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the expo serves as a gateway to the flourishing green market in Asia.

This year’s edition of Eco Expo Asia will see the debut group participation from Bavaria. The proud south-eastern state in Germany, renowned for its unique culture and traditions, will showcase its environmental credentials, with a special focus on water quality management. Organised by Bayern International, the Bavarian Bureau for International Business Relations, the group participation will feature exhibitors including Blobel Umwelttechnik, Huy Trading, IBS Technics and Jaeger Umwelt-Technik. Recognising Hong Kong as a platform to enter new markets, Ms Maria Schmid, Manager Trade Fairs & Exhibitions, is looking forward to promoting Bavarian businesses. “Eco Expo Asia presents a wide range of products in the environmental sector and it is an exciting prospect for our Bavarian companies to attend the trade show. Hong Kong is an interesting market and offers many opportunities for companies to establish contacts.”

Making a welcome return to Eco Expo Asia is the European participation, organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Exhibitors from different European countries, including Finland and Germany, will demonstrate the strength and breadth of European know-how when it comes to environmental concepts.

The Netherlands has for a long time punched above its weight when it comes to environmentally-friendly policies including its leadership in recycling initiatives and wind power development. The Netherlands Pavilion, organised by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will feature companies including Arcadis, Dutch EBS, Hyva Asia Holdings Pte Ltd, Jewel, Orgaworld Asia, Process Design Center, The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Waste Treatment Technologies (WTT) Netherlands and WSS Asia Ltd.

For the first time at Eco Expo Asia, a Startup Zone dedicated to green technologies will be established. With Hong Kong experiencing a steady upward trend in the number of startups being founded, this year’s Startup Zone provides a good opportunity for a number of innovative companies to showcase their ideas to the wider industry. Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC said: “The Startup Zone is an ideal platform for new ventures to find potential investors, buyers and manufacturers. We welcome participation from young entrepreneurs and startups from around the globe to take advantage of the expo and present their innovative products and solutions.” The featured startups are tackling a number of different environmental concerns and are delivering solutions to everything from environmentally-friendly interior design services and weather resistant paint to smart thermostats and noise barriers.

The Smart Sponge City concept promises to be an intriguing topic of discussion at the Eco Asia Conference

In recent years, the idea of a ‘sponge city’ has gained traction around the world. From permeable roads and paths to rooftop gardens and underground water storage facilities, the concept could help cities not only tackle flooding but also offer solutions to water shortages. The Eco Asia Conference will for the first time see the Water Supplies Department and Drainage Services Department co-organise “Smart Sponge City – Self Sustainable Water Cycle” to explore this exciting approach to urban planning in greater depth.

Speakers include Mr Jim Schlaman, Director of Water Sources, Black & Veatch, USA, who will host a segment titled “Maximising Every Drop Through One Water Planning“, while new technologies researched by local professors will also be featured.

Eco Expo Asia aims to serve as an all-inclusive platform that offers greener solutions, as well as enabling companies, government officials and individuals to connect. For more information, please email ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org, or visit www.ecoexpoasia.com.

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