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Featured Trade Event: Eco Expo Asia 2011
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Eco Expo Asia 2011
October 26-29, 2011
Hong Kong, China
Eco Expo Asia, an international trade fair on environmental protection, is a Department of Commerce–certified trade show. This year, the show’s theme is “Green Tech for a Cleaner World.” The show focuses on air quality, energy efficiency, green building and transportation, water quality, waste management and recycling, and ecofriendly products. It will be an excellent platform for U.S. green manufacturers, service providers, and suppliers to gain access to the growing Asian environmental industry.
Eco Expo Asia will be held at the AsiaWorld-Expo at Hong Kong International Airport. In 2010, it hosted 266 exhibitors from 19 countries. More than 8,000 visitors from 62 countries and regions attended, including 44 buying missions that represented 644 companies and 922 delegates.
U.S. companies can participate in Eco Expo Asia at a special reduced rate through the Green Export Enabler Program (GEEP). GEEP is an initiative of El Camino College Center for International Trade in El Camino, California. It is funded by the state of California and in 2009 was awarded additional funds by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperative Program to assist exporters of clean technology.
For a participation fee of $1,000, companies receive a 100 square-foot booth, discounted roundtrip airfare, four nights’ stay in a hotel (for first-time exhibitors), networking events with Hong Kong and Chinese officials, a one-day trade mission to Guangzhou, and business matching services with the opportunity to meet with potential Chinese buyers.
After the show, U.S. firms can continue their China visit by joining the North America Technology Investment Mission to Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Wuxi on October 30 through November 1. It is one of several events conducted under the Pacific Bridge Initiative that was signed in November 2010 by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.
The registration deadline is September 15. To register, visit www.elcaminocitd.org and click “Register at the event listing.” For more information, contact Kerry Bonner of El Camino College, tel.: (310) 973-3161; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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