Igem 2016 – Green Busi­ness for Sus­tain­abil­ity

The Sun (Malaysia) - - MEDIA & MARKETING -

IF you have ever won­dered what you can do to lessen your car­bon foot­print or would like to find out what pro­grammes and un­der­tak­ings cor­po­ra­tions and the govern­ment have adopted to save the en­vi­ron­ment, make a point to visit the In­ter­na­tional Green­tech & Eco Prod­ucts Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­fer­ence Malaysia (Igem) 2016. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which is into its 7th in­stal­ment this year, is themed “Green Busi­ness for Sus­tain­abil­ity”. It will run from Oct 5 to 8 at the Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (KLCC).

FORCES OF GREEN Or­gan­ised by En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­istry (KeTTHA) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Green­Tech Malaysia, the ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case 400 booths com­pris­ing pi­o­neers in the green in­dus­try such as First So­lar, Han­wha Q Cells, JA So­lar, Huawei, Te­naga Na­sional Ber­had and Mercedes-Benz. The four-day event is set to at­tract trade par­tic­i­pants and vis­i­tors from over 30 coun­tries and gen­er­ate RM1.5 bil­lion in busi­ness leads.

Igem 2016 is also sup­ported by KeTTHA Act­ing Deputy Min­is­ter II Datuk Sri S. K. De­va­many, who urges the peo­ple to make it a point to visit the fair. “Whether you’re a green en­tre­pre­neur, from the cor­po­rate sec­tor, an in­vestor, key in­flu­encer such as a govern­ment of­fi­cial, pol­i­cy­maker, thought leader or a mem­ber of the pub­lic, this year’s event fea­tures a dy­namic list of ex­hibitors from across the green tech­nol­ogy sec­tor and a di­verse range of side events,” he said.

Trade del­e­ga­tions from the Czech Re­pub­lic and 50 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions will be present to of­fer global busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­hibitors.

EX­PE­RI­ENCE THE EN­ERGY Igem cov­ers five key sec­tors of the green tech­nol­ogy realm, namely, green trans­port, green en­ergy, green build­ing, waste tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment, and clean wa­ter tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment. “It is a melt­ing pot of ideas, opin­ions, ex­pe­ri­ences and knowl­edge from all over the globe and this year, Igem aims to fast-track the de­vel­op­ment of Asean’s green mar­ket,” said Green­Tech Malaysia group CEO Ah­mad Hadri Haris.

Igem 2016 is free and open to the pub­lic. Apart from ex­hi­bi­tion booths of­fer­ing prod­ucts and in­for­ma­tion, there will be talks and a plethora of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain and en­thuse vis­i­tors. Do drop by the Green Car Pav­il­ion to ex­pe­ri­ence elec­tric ve­hi­cles first-hand. Test drives and taxi rides will be pro­vided. Green am­bas­sadors Maya Karin, Syed Azmi, Fairuz Fauzy and DJ Jay Jay will also be at hand to share about their “green jour­neys”.

(From left) Ah­mad Hadri, KeTTHA sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang, De­va­many, KeTTHA deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral (Wa­ter and Man­age­ment) Datuk Dr Tan Yew Chong and Green­Tech Malaysia deputy-chair­man Prof Datin Paduka Dr Khati­jah Yu­sof.

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