Water & Wastewater Asia Jul/Aug 2018

WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA July / August 2018 ast year, Eco Expo Asia sawmore than 14,000 visitors fromover 100 countries across the regions attending the show. Additionally, the fair also gathered about 335 exhibitors from 18 countries across the globe — including 16 overseas and local pavilions, and group participations. This year, the 13 th edition of Eco Expo Asia, is back with a fresh new theme — “Waste Less Save More for a Low Carbon Future”. The show is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. International pavilions return - ushering new innovations and global solutions HongKong, well-known for its international standing and status as a global hub, continues to attract leading global companies who wish to do business in Asia. Eco Expo Asia’s international pavilions and group participations remain key to upholding the fair’s international outlook. The Canada pavilion will also join the show for the fourth consecutive year. Organised by the Ontario Ministry of International Trade and the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong, the pavilion will display the latest solutions from Canada with a strong focus on the water and waste sectors. Providing a trusted and reliable platform for businesses, Mr Jonathan Gur, president and CEO, ION Enterprises, spoke during last year’s show about why he continues to exhibit at Eco Expo Asia, “I have had quality professionals come and visit mewho understand the systems I am exhibiting straight away. Trade shows can be worthwhile if you have the right type of visitors attending and you are under the right platform. Hong Kong is the gateway to Asia and I have enjoyed business meetings already with businesses from the region. I will be here for sure next year.” Echoing with efforts to increase economic integration with the Greater Bay Area, a number of Chinese pavilions from the region are also set to join the fair once again. Making Hong Kong a low-carbon city For the first time at the show, the Environmental Protection Department will occupy a joint stand with other Hong Kong government departments. In what’s set to be the largest exhibit at the fair and in an effort to take the lead and demonstrate the government’s commitment tomaking Hong Kong a low-carbon city, the departments will showcase environmental protection projects being undertaken as well as those currently in the pipeline. Some of the biggest names in the environmental protection business from Hong Kong will also be present at the show. Those leading the way include Baguio Green Group Ltd, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (Hong Kong) Investment Co Ltd and SUEZ NWS Ltd. As a leading trade fair in Asia for environmental protection, a wide range of environmental product categories will be featured at the show, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, andWater Treatment and Quality Management. The Startup Zone will also return after its successful debut last year. Its aim is to encourage green startups to explore more business opportunities and connect with investors at the show. Eco Expo Asia 2018 will be held from 25 th to 28 th October 2018 at AsiaWorld-Expo inHong Kong. WWA Eco Expo Asia serves as a global trade platform for the industry by showcasing the latest green products, equipment and cutting-edge technologies Held concurrently with the Expo is the Eco Asia Conference, which gathers influential industry experts and academics to discuss important environmental issues Register now for free admission badge or visit www.ecoexpoasia.com