International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia 2010
GREEN ECONOMY – A GREEN NEW DEAL
Climate change has become one of the biggest international challenges in the 21st century. This emergent global problem has led the world’s attention to Going Green. In view of this, the Malaysian Government has established the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), the first Green Technology led Ministry in the region focusing on green technology and environmental principals in the national economic agenda.
As the Government is committed to foster the development of green economy, KeTTHA has taken initiatives to organize the inaugural International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia 2010 (IGEM2010) to be held from 14 – 17 October 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Themed “A Green New Deal”, IGEM2010, being the Largest Green Technology and Eco-Products exhibition in the region, is jointly organised by KeTTHA and the Green Purchasing Network Malaysia (GPNM) and co-organised by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation, International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN) and Expomal International Sdn Bhd. In line with the Ministry’s 4 pillars of Green Technology Policy – Energy, Environment, Economy and Social, IGEM2010 aims to provide innovative green technologies, eco-products and services through 5 major focuses namely Energy, Water & Waste Management, Building, Transportation and Eco-Products & Services.
Addressing the growing needs to branch out from conventional sources of energy, materials and other natural resources, IGEM 2010 brings together over 23 countries and regions, presenting over 500 booths with the many solutions and innovations incorporating green technology that can potentially be available to local industries and the public. The exhibition will also feature national pavilions from Denmark, European Union, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
In its essence, IGEM is about creating Green New Deal opportunities for international and local buyers, sellers, manufacturers and innovators to seek and foster greater networks and generate green business prospects in a professional environment. IGEM also aims to promote Malaysia as a regional hub for green energy technology, eco-products and services and green purchasing, while provide an opportunity for them to meet, exchange knowledge and technology, while leveraging on the extensive business opportunities that the green economy has to offer for greater awareness and adoption.
To further expand information on such technologies and solutions available to both industries and the public, IGEM2010 will have a wide spectrum of exciting anchor events such as One-to-one business matching sessions which presented by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad, offers an opportunity to meet with leading Green industry players for Green Business!
Dare to Dream Challenge that is collaborating with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia with the support of Expomal International and sponsor Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Calling the future decision makers i.e., universities and colleges nationwide to partake, the challenge reports on current issues and projects a vision and viable measures for a better tomorrow through green technology while promoting the green agenda.
Eco-Lifestyle that will feature 10 rising designer entrepreneurs from various organizations including apparel, accessories and fabrics for a fashion show. At the same time, IGEM2010 adopts new green solutions with future generators through University Collaborative Labs, featuring 10 local universities with their international collaborative efforts in providing commercial viable green technology solutions. Happening at IGEM2010 also includes smart lifestyle showcase, seminars, workshops & demonstrations that are deeply inspiring!
GREEN FUTURE: A CONGREGATION OF MINDS
Held concurrently is the International Green Technology & Purchasing Conference 2010 (IGTPC) themed ‘Green Future: Low Carbon, Green Growth’ which will be held from 15 – 16 October 2010 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. IGTPC has garnered the support of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and AkzoNobel – ICI Paints (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as main sponsors and co-sponsors includes DSI International, Malaysia Airports Berhad, RockTron Asia Sdn. Bhd. and Orix Leasing Malaysia Berhad.
The International Conference cum Workshop aims to present strategies and commercial viable solutions in addressing the interdependence of human economies and natural ecosystem. Over 80 local and internationally acclaimed speakers from over 10 countries will congregate at the international conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities in green technologies and products with featured speakers namely:
- Official Opening of the Conference and Keynote address by YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Mohd. Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia
- Professor Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsacker, Co-chair, International Panel on Sustainable Resource Management, Germany
- Professor Ryoichi Yamamoto, Chairman, International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN), Japan
- Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), India
- Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid, Managing Director & CEO, Malaysia Airports Bhd, Malaysia
IGTPC will present two approaches which are the “business as usual” approach and the “to adsorb the green technology and products challenges” approach. The conference discusses challenges and opportunities in green technology, eco-products and its application.
The Key Focus area includes:
- How our abundant bio mass and waste can be utilized for new production and green growth?
- How to promote Malaysia as a green building hub and a center of excellence for Waste Recycling technologies
- Can we effectively build up a Green Finance hub in Malaysia?
- How to develop the market demand for green technologies and products?
IGTPC has also incorporated technical parallel sessions on 16 Oct 2010 which will discuss in greater detail the following 8 critical sectors:
a. Green Energy
b. Green Buildings
c. Green Townships
d. Sustainable Transportation
e. Resource Recovery and Waste Management
f. Smart IT and Grid
g. Green Purchasing and Government Green Procurement
h. Green Finance
In addition, there will be two workshops running concurrently with the IGTPC which are “Calculating Carbon Credits Under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)” on Oct. 16 – 17, 2010 and “Carbon Footprint Labels” on Oct. 17, ’10.
IGEM 2010 is organized with the support and collaboration with Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Federation of Manufacturers Malaysia (FMM), Mutiara Sigma (M) Sdn Bhd and Techtrans Advanced Sdn Bhd. IGEM 2010 is endorsed by Ministries of Finance, Education, Transport, Plantation Industries & Commodities, Home Affairs, Information, Communication & Culture, Natural Resources & Environment, Higher Education, International Trade & Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation, Tourism, Agriculture and Agro Based Industry, Works, Domestic Trade, Cooperative & Consumerism, Human Resources, Housing & Local Government and Foreign Affairs, Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of Prime Minister’s Department and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).
IGEM 2010 has also garnered international collaborating organizations which include Asian Productivity Organization (APO), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, International Green Purchasing Networks Chapters such as Japan, Korea, India, North America, Singapore, Vietnam, Green Purchasing Alliance Taiwan, Hong Kong Green Council, Swedish Environmental Management Council, Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association and Thailand Environment Institute.
Supported by EU – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Green Productivity Association Malaysia and SME International Cooperation Association of Malaysia, Officials are Trademal.com, Business & Finance Magazine.
IGEM 2010 – the 4 day exhibition will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from October 14 – 17, 2010. For October 14 & 15, the exhibition is only open strictly for trade visitors by invitation and business card registration while, October 16 & 17 are open for both trade and public visitors. The exhibition begins at 10.30 a.m. daily with free admission.