Three country and region pavilions will be returning to Eco Expo Asia 2022 including the Canada, Hong Kong and Japan pavilions, the latter of which will represent its largest iteration yet.
With both Hong Kong and Japan recently lifting mandatory hotel quarantine measures, the stage has been set for both regions to deepen co-operation between their respective environmental protection industries. As such, the fair, which takes place 14–17 December 2022 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is expecting increased overseas participation in terms of exhibitors and visitors this year. The show will feature a variety of product zones and pavilions and facilitate exchange and co-operation between different industries under the eco umbrella.
The Japan pavilion promises to be around four times larger than its previous edition. Representing the best of Japanese innovation, around 30 exhibitors will showcase their latest products and solutions in green transportation, resource upcycling, as well as green finance and ESG.
Japan, similar to Hong Kong, has a target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and Japanese firms are particularly strong in eco-friendly products and recycling technologies. The country is ranked second in the world for recycling plastics behind only Germany with a recycling rate of over 85%.
Green transportation is another important area in the country’s net-zero strategy, with the government aiming to eliminate the sale of gasoline vehicles by the mid-2030s. Among exhibitors in this category include Japan Airlines, who two years ago pledged a commitment to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and will operate its first fully sustainable charter flight this month, using sustainable aviation fuel. Toyota Tsusho HK, the trading arm of the Toyota Group, will showcase its clean and renewable power generation technology, including hydrogen power.
Japan has also been a big success in green finance in recent years, accounting for 8% of the world’s total sustainable investment assets, worth over USD35 trillion and the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry also launched a JPY 2 trillion fund to provide support to business-led decarbonisation initiatives over the next ten years.
The Hong Kong pavilion at Eco Expo Asia 2022 will host a number of local companies and government agencies, with two new participants, the Civil Engineering and Development Department and Energizing Kowloon East. The Canada pavilion also returns, featuring Canadian companies from across multiple industry sectors.
The fair is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and co-organised by the Environment and Ecology Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. For more information, visit: www.ecoexpoasia.com.
For details around the latest inbound travel requirements to Hong Kong, please visit the link below for the government’s latest announcement: www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202209/24/P2022092400048.htm