Igem 2016 – Green Business for Sustainability
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.