Taiwan Excellence showcased various innovative technologies at Vietnam ICT Comm 2018
Jul 19, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City, June 7th, 2018 – Inheriting the success of last year’s exhibition, Taiwan Excellence has again joined the Vietnam International Telecommunication Products, Services, Information Technology and Communications (Vietnam ICT COMM 18) from 7th to 9th June, 2018 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City).

Marking its second presence at one of the most prominent technological events in Vietnam with considerable growth in terms of both scale and number of exhibitors compared to the two previous years, Taiwan Excellence expressed its strategy as well as the commitment in enhancing the presence of the campaign in Vietnam’s market. Here, 22 brands of information and communications technology (ICT) represent the 10th place ranking economy in the success of digital infrastructure development, e-services and open government data[1]; also known as the 15th place in the global sub-index of innovation and sophistication factors[2].

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at Vietnam ICT COMM 2018 showcased products and services honored by the “Taiwan Excellence Award”, based on breakthrough in research and development, manufacture, design, quality and marketing. In light of this vision, 22 Taiwanese enterprises have brought excellent and highly applicable products and services in the manufacture of software; mobile devices app; technology solutions; wireless technology; Internet service; service management; electronic products & services; services and broadcasting equipment and network infrastructure.

Besides some familiar names such as Acer, D-Link, Transcend, Aver, Zyxel, Plustek, uHandy, Vietnam ICT COMM 2018 also marks the first appearance in Vietnam of some Taiwanese ICT brands, including: Boxlight with school products such as speakers, projectors; Long with telecommunications and motorcycles battery; XTGL with lighting products; GreenE with nano-textile products etc.

According to a report released by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), Taiwan is the world leading manufacturer of motherboard, cable CPE, WLAN, notebook and desktop. This industry becomes one of the main sources of Taiwan’s economic growth, contributes to 2.3 percent in real growth rate and is expected to expand its global IoT market share from 3.8% in 2015 to 5% in 2025[3].

Highlights from Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at ICT COMM 2018:


Acer Being Signage - the infrastructure to deliver advertising messages equipped with large screens and intelligent cameras linked through the cloud


Personal Cloud Storage (StoreJet Cloud 110) provides up to 8TB of personal storage space and amazingly fast transfer speeds of up to 110MB/s


Mini HD Wi-fi Camera with high definition clarity, sound & motion detection and especially cloud recording.


Cloud touch projector - the projector embedded inside a smartphone with finger touch function and ability to combine with peripheral devices can be applied in both education market and smart office.


With Zyxel’s innovative design and commitment to “RF First” for high performance and reliable connections through design, the NWA1123-ACv2 delivers increased coverage and improved connection speeds for every client.

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The 7th Edition of ASEAN M&E Show Gathers Industry Key Players on the Show Floor
Jul 12, 2018

Bringing the biggest show to create more business opportunities to mechanical and electrical engineering industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 11, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- With the biggest ever ASEAN M&E SHOW just one week away, show organiser UBM Malaysia holds a press conference together with industry key stakeholders at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to announce the latest development of the coming show and to share the insights and new opportunities in the power, energy and HVACR industries.

The 7th edition of ASEAN M&E will be held from 17-19 July 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. ASEAN M&E 2018 gathers on the show floor leading players from the Power, Energy, HVAC and Lift industry. ASEAN M&E will be held concurrently with REVAC (Southeast Asia's Premier Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Expo and Forum), TENAGA (Southeast Asia's Premier Power & Electrical Industry Expo & Forum), GREEN ENERGY (Southeast Asia's Premier Green Energy Expo & Forum), ASEAN SOLAR (Southeast Asia's Premier Solar Energy Expo & Forum) and ASEAN LIFT (Southeast Asia's Premier Lift & Escalators Technology Expo & Forum).

Mr Alun Jones, Country General Manager of UBM Malaysia said, "The total exhibition area increased by 15% and the total number of exhibitors by 38%, compared with that in 2016. The booming industry created opportunities and attracted the attention of companies in the region. ASEAN M&E has grown to become a prestigious platform in Southeast Asia and is currently the largest mechanical and electrical engineering trade event in Malaysia and in the ASEAN region, bringing together 460 exhibiting companies and an expected 15,000 attendees this year."

He attributed the success of event to the collaboration and partnership between ASEAN M&E with the industry key stakeholders including Institution of Engineers Malaysia represented by Ir. Raftah Mahfar, WiSET Chairman and ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter represented by Mr Ng Wen Bin, President Elect who were present in the press conference.

ASEAN M&E brings the community together, including manufacturers, contractors, engineers and those from the Electrical, HVACR and Mechanical industries under one roof, providing opportunities to build successful business relationships.

ASEAN M&E will be accompanied by over 40 free-to-attend seminar topics presented by industry experts. Besides that, there will be conferences and forums held concurrently with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 2nd International Conference of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET), ASHRAE Conference and International Power Accessed Federation (IPAF) Asia Conference & Showcase.

Key exhibitors including Alpha Automation (SEL) Sdn Bhd (Simon Tiew Teck Chye, Assistant Sales Manager), Daikin Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd (Mr Chan Hon Leong, Head of Marketing Department) and Glarie Elevator (Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Effandie b.Ahmad, Chairman) were also present.

Do not miss the largest gathering for all professionals in mechanical and electrical engineering. Visit www.aseanmne.com for more information and visitor pre-registration.

About UBM Asia - the show organiser

UBM Asia recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B event organiser in the world. Please visit www.ubm.com/asia for more information about our presence in Asia. UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region.

Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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Seoul Semiconductor's LED SunLike Improves Eye Health and Sleep Quality, According to Clinical Study
Jul 12, 2018

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global market leader in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, announced that a research has shown that its “SunLike” is an optimized LED for human centric lighting that improves eye health and sleep quality.

The research team of Biomedical Information Laboratory, Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea, has reported that using SunLike based lighting, the eye discomfort is significantly reduced and the sleep quality is improved compared to conventional LED lighting users.

The researchers conducted experiments on adults including graduate students at Seoul National University, who spend a lot of time studying at their desk indoors. Each participant was instructed to use SunLike desk lamp and conventional LED lamp for 3 hours before bedtime. The team conducted a questionnaire and analyzed the vital signs of participants recorded during sleep.

Subjective evaluation through questionnaires showed a significant decrease in eye fatigue and a marked improvement in sleep quality. The researchers found that improvement of the feeling of not refreshing after a sleep in the following morning was statistically significant.

As a result of analyzing the measured vital sign, the time it takes to fall asleep is 23% faster and the time to break during sleep was also improved by 43%. Therefore, the research team found that sleep efficiency as an indicator of sleep was significantly improved from 88% to 94%.

“We conclude that these effects are due to the stabilization of the autonomic nervous system rhythm, which is manifested by inactivation of sympathetic nerve and activity of parasympathetic nerve by SunLike based lighting,” said the research team of SNU. “Light affects people’s circadian rhythm. In order to improve biorhythm, we can adjust the light according to time zone and use a light source close to sunlight,” said the research team of SNU.

SunLike is an advanced light source that combines the latest optical and compound semiconductor technology of Seoul Semiconductor and *TRI-R technology, a sunlight spectrum reproduction technology, that is a registered trademark by the Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. It that lowers blue light peak similar to sunlight spectrum contributes to maintaining a stable human circadian rhythms and enhancing the color clarity of objects.

In addition, as a result of analyzing the blue light emitted by the LED ‘SunLike’, it received Eye Safety Certification for level RG-1, the highest level of safety, from Korea Testing & Research Institute last November. This is the level given to a safe light source without any photobiological hazards.

“Since its launch on June 29th, last year in Frankfurt, Germany, with Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., SunLike has being supplied to global customers in US, Europe, China and Japan that manufacture home lightings, smart desk stands and lamps. It is also currently working on more than 200 projects for SunLike with customers, suppliers and researchers,” said Minsoo Son, marketing vice president of Seoul Semiconductor. “We will prove SunLike is the innovative LED which adds value for human centric lighting by demonstrating differentiated quality and competitiveness to exceed customers’ expectations.”

*TRI-R, supported by Toshiba Materials, finds in the definition “The light closest to the sun for human well-being” as its original concept. The sun light spectrum is developed by the same company and can be reproduced by a white LED light source technology.

About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes light emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As the fourth-largest LED manufacturer globally, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 12,000 patents, offers a wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which provides market leading color uniformity and cost savings at the fixture level, providing high lumen density and design flexibility; NanoDriver Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED drivers; Acrich, the world's first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, including all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit fabrication, as well as multi-junction technology (MJT); and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more than 90% NTSC. To learn more, visit www.seoulsemicon.com.


Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Korea and Asia
Jeonghee Kim

Andrew Smith
+1 (901) 831-6614

Vincent Wu

Marc Juarez
+49 89 450 36 90 31

Kohei Shimooka

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ISH Shanghai & CIHE returns with an elevated sourcing experience for the East and Central China market
Jul 12, 2018

SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- ISH Shanghai & CIHE, the sister show of ISH China & CIHE in Beijing, will return to Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 3 – 5 September 2018 as the show cements its position as the most influential HVAC and home comfort exhibition in East and Central China.

As the demand for customised heating solutions, intelligent and comfortable households in East and Central China continues to soar, industry professionals are gearing up for another edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Home Comfort System. The show will be concurrently held with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China to form a one-stop sourcing channel. Together, these five building technology fairs are expected to host over 600 exhibitors across 46,000 sqm of exhibition space and attract 60,000 visitors from around the world.

An increasing number of severe cold winter days during the year has fuelled the heating market in East and Central China. While centralised heating systems are predominant in the north of China, households in East and Central China require a different set of solutions. ISH Shanghai & CIHE enables fairgoers to capture lucrative opportunities generated by recent coal-to-clean energy policies and the growing popularity of fully-furnished deluxe apartments. Those, in fact, require individual household-based heating systems. These changes in the market will be seen through a comprehensive selection of advanced home comfort systems at the fair which also includes fresh air, water and air purification and smart products.

This comprehensive range of products ensures the fair is a focal point for a wide range of buyers. This includes manufacturers, distributors, installation companies, design and decoration companies, property developers, designers and end-users who are all looking to explore the latest products as well as industry trends.

Debut Premium Area elevates sourcing experience To accommodate the diversified needs of the market in East and Central China, the Premium Area will debut at this year’s fair to showcase outstanding technologies and products under the themes of Technology, Quality, Design and Technical Skills. Renowned domestic and overseas brands dedicated to comfortable home products and technologies will offer a variety of sourcing options. The different themes allow visitors to efficiently navigate the various exhibits and discover design patents, quality and design awards, innovative system designs, and advanced skills involved in the manufacturing or installation process.

The European Pavilion will return to the 2018 edition to capitalise on the rapid development of the HVAC market in East and Central China. Renowned HVAC brands from Germany, Italy and the UK will showcase top-of-the-range European heating products and technologies. Last year, 20 top industry players from Europe featured at the pavilion and a strong line-up is expected again this year. Companies that have already confirmed their participation include AeroFlow, Afriso, Bampi, Dephina, KANE, Radius and WKL.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. The mother event will take place from 11 – 15 March 2019 (Monday to Friday).

Furthermore, the next edition of ISH India powered by IPA will run from 28 February – 2 March 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Another ISH event in China, ISH China & CIHE will be held from 6 – 8 May 2019 at the New China International Exhibition Center.

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BEX and MCE Asia 2018 to Empower a Digital-first Future for the Building and Construction Industry
Jul 06, 2018

SINGAPORE – JULY 05, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the region’s green building market, and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition will return in September. As ASEAN ministers convene for a Special Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change on 10 July, BEX and MCE Asia will highlight the industry’s latest efforts and developments that will help advance climate change action for the region.

Held as part of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW), BEX Asia, together with co-located events MCE Asia as well as the annual International Green Building Conference (IGBC), is set to welcome over 12,000 professionals, thought leaders and policy makers from across the built industry.

Technology accelerates the shift towards sustainable cities

Technology will be a main highlight this year, with BEX and MCE Asia incorporating a new feature on Smart Buildings & Automation. The exhibition will include prominent brands such as Delta Energy, ebm-papst, Marko Tack, Overkiz, and Tridium. As smart cities take centerstage in Southeast Asia’s development, the new feature will showcase the latest technologies ranging from energy management systems, automatic controls, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, smart grids and leading-edge security systems.

“The path to sustainable development is a multi-concerted effort that requires industry players to come together to develop complete solutions interfacing major disciplines that will truly impact society. Technology will amplify the efforts of all players, big and small, and make it easier for anyone to take part in the sustainability movement. The Smart Buildings and Automation showcase is the ideal platform for the cross-pollination of ideas needed to drive the conversation. We are looking forward to demonstrating our secure and convenient access solutions and interacting with other industry leaders,” Peter Latscha, General Manager, Glutz.

Following a successful feature of the Future Home last year, Surbana Jurong Consultants will be returning to the BEX show floor this year with a curated exhibit titled “City of ___”. The showcase aims to highlight how new technologies can shape the future of city-making and influence lifestyles in the city, moving people towards a low-carbon, inclusive and environmentally-resilient future.

Lending an international outlook to the shows, BEX and MCE Asia will also incorporate pavilions that highlight cutting-edge innovations from China, Germany, Italy, Japan and Taiwan.

In all, BEX Asia, together with its co-located event, MCE Asia will host over 450 exhibiting companies from across the globe, all striving to advance the region’s climate change agenda.

BEX Asia 2018 – Propelling conversations for a sustainable future

Running its 11th edition in 2018, BEX Asia continues to break new ground in the green building development space. The exhibition gathers some of Asia Pacific's most influential thought leaders to network, engage in knowledge exchange and to inspire the development of leading green building strategies and technologies.

Visitors at the show can also look forward to exciting building innovations such as the wide range of fire shutters and flood protection barriers solution from Delta Technology. These solutions aim to protect building properties and saves lives during disasters and emergencies.

“Given the evolving landscape, BEX Asia helps us remain at the forefront of these changing times. Technology has the potential to replace most manual work throughout the engineering and construction value chain, but for that to happen, a dialogue must take place across the entire industry. We are excited to be able to contribute to this conversation at BEX,” added Johnathan Chan, Business Development Manager, Lian Wang.

Other returning brands and new companies participating at BEX Asia 2018 include AGC, Agsitech, Big Ass Fans, Dalian Allied Nanotech, Merawood, Millenium 3 Building Products, NAKA Corporation, Shandong Weihua Glass, The Floor Gallery.

MCE Asia 2018 – Helping the industry take a bigger leap towards energy efficiency

Complementing BEX Asia is MCE Asia, the Asian edition of Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE), Europe’s longest running trade exhibition for environmentally-friendly comfort technology. MCE Asia enables the sharing of best practices and solutions in the four sectors of cooling, water, and renewable energy and heating.

HVAC-R industry practitioners, consultants, engineers and facilities managers can also see first-hand state-of-the-art solutions. One example is Amptec’s robotic duct-cleaners, which tap on dry ice blasting technology from technology partners, to clean and maintain ducts and vents while cutting down on time and resources and resolving Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The investment in technology tackles the lack of manpower, a long-standing concern of the industry, and shows the way forward for other small and mid-sized firms.

Leaders such as Daikin and Panasonic will also showcase their latest innovations alongside first-time exhibitors like Closecomfort, Ipee, LYS Energy and MayAir, with next-generation HVAC-R solutions, which will go a long way in ensuring the future sustainability of our urban buildings.

“For over 40 years, we have focused on providing quality materials for the world’s build industry. Over the years, we have successfully harnessed technology from the best in the world to enhance our products, such as the Quadra Surface - Sintered Slab. BEX and MCE Asia are important platforms for us to connect with players and thought leaders in the region, as we continue to grow and innovate, and we look forward to being in Singapore in September,” said Andrian Tanoto, Export Manager, Quadra Indonesia.

Fostering green discussions amidst innovation

Running concurrently with BEX Asia is the complimentary three-day Green View seminar that showcases best practices, latest research and deep insights around sustainable building innovations. The curated seminars will help industry practitioners gain a more nuanced understanding of topics such as architectural and façade solutions, smart building applications and systems, as well as green building design and innovative features.

Some highlights include:
• “Icon versus Sensual Architecture” by Keith Brewis, Managing Partner, International Operations at Grimshaw
• “Future Trends and Best Practices for Smart Buildings” by Scott Dunn, Vice President, Southeast Asia at AECOM

Industry leaders and end-users can also expect to network and exchange industry ideas at the complimentary three-day Mostra Xchange seminar, gaining insights on energy-efficient HVAC-R, sanitary, plumbing and solar energy implementation, across various use cases in industrial plants, commercial and residential buildings.

Seminar highlights include:
• “Solar Ready’ Rooftops for New Buildings” by Samridh Goyal, Founder and CEO at Solar Horizon Pte Ltd
• “Making your Buildings Smarter and Maximizing Energy Savings through Collective Intelligence” by Akua Sampson, Head of Sales and Business Development, Emissions Consult, Emissions Consult, LLC

The IGBC, a co-located event concurrent with the SGBW, is the premier green building conference where thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in the built environment sector converge for learning, networking and collaborations. With the theme, "Build Green: Build Smart. Build Communities", IGBC 2018 will focus on rallying stakeholders to come together as a community to help drive the green building agenda.

Featured speakers include:
• Simon Sturgis, Managing Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP, United Kingdom
• Sun Ying, Vice President, China Construction Technology Consulting Co. Ltd, China
• Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development, Swire Properties Limited, Hong Kong

“As the conversation evolves to include the emerging use of technology, MCE and BEX Asia are well positioned to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices needed to meet the needs of the industry. There continues to be a groundswell of support for greater ownership in the climate change battle, prompting players along the entire value chain – architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, and tenants – to come together to holistically address the issue of sustainability and chart the way forward,” commented Louise Chua, Project Director, Reed Exhibitions, on the progress of BEX and MCE Asia.


About Build Eco Xpo
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building and construction industry. It is a one-stop destination to source from international suppliers, with regional buyers and specifiers, and learn new knowledge at curated seminars. It’s where inspiration and transformation takes place. www.bex-asia.com

About Mostra Convegno Expocomfort
Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia is Southeast Asia’s only 3-in-1 trade exhibition for energy efficiency in HVAC-R, plumbing, sanitary accessories, and solar energy. Its where international manufacturers, innovative startups and Southeast Asian buyers and influencers converge to source, network, learn and transform their business.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:
Subeer Dutt
Ying Communications
+65 6779 5514 / bexmce2018@finnpartners.com

Olivia Lee
Ying Communications
+65 6779 5514 / bexmce2018@finnpartners.com

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5 Clever Ways to Create an Environmentally-Friendly Business
Jul 04, 2018

It is essential people across the world start living up to their environmental responsibilities, which should be on both a domestic and business level. At present, landfills are growing in size, and the world’s oceans are filling with harmful materials, which are impacting the planet and its sea life.

If you are running a business, it is imperative to develop a greener mindset to have a positive impact on the Earth, and to encourage both companies and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint. To get started, here are five clever ways to create an eco-friendly business.

1. Change Your Office Supplies

Nations across the world are needlessly damaging planet Earth, as US companies alone are responsible for throwing away more than four million disposable pens each day.

If you want to have a positive impact on the environment, you should focus on changing your office supplies. For example, you should replace disposable pens with reusable alternatives. This will not only help to protect the planet, but it could also save your business money.

2. Switch Your Lighting

Your business will most likely use a considerable amount of lighting each day. For example, if you’re the owner of a business park, the chances are you’ll need to install both indoor and outdoor lighting. You must switch from indoor incandescent lighting or metal halide lights to LED options. Find out more about the best exterior LED lighting from Sompor.

3. Green Procurement

Practice green procurement to create a more eco-friendly business. For instance, you should choose a supplier that offers products or services that are sustainably produced and do not feature excess packaging. It’s also important to choose goods that do not include any toxic or harmful substances that can damage the environment, and the products should be recyclable, reusable, and created from renewable materials. Also, aim to find a supplier near you to reduce your company’s carbon footprint.

4. Eco-Friendly Postage

While the digital era has transformed many business operations, there will be still be a time when your company will need to send out letters, which will require the use of envelopes. You can, however, help to protect the environment by investing in reusable envelopes, which a recipient can simply reverse to send a letter or document back to your business. It can ultimately help to reduce waste while providing an easy, eco-friendly experience that your customers will appreciate.

5. Office Furniture

Billions of pounds of office furniture is sent to landfill each year. The waste usually accumulates due to business renovations, branch closures, or relocating to a new office. It’s important to realize the impact throwing away an item of furniture will have on the planet. For example, an average office chair has been created using many different materials and chemicals. While other furniture will be created from wood, plastic or metal that have a long lifespan and could potentially be repurposed for another product. So, ask yourself whether you can save, upcycle or repurpose an item before placing it in the trash.

Eco Expo Asia returns for another year with a fresh new theme "Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future"
Jun 12, 2018

The 13th edition of the show, to be held in Hong Kong from 25 ‒ 28 October 2018, is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The 2017 edition of the show saw more than 14,000 visitors attend from over 100 countries and regions, while the fair gathered 335 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions, including 16 overseas and local pavilions and group participations.

The Environment Bureau will roll out its Municipal Solid Waste Charging Scheme in 2019 in order to tackle Hong Kong’s waste generation and improve its reduction and management. To echo with this drive for better waste management, Eco Expo Asia has adopted a new show theme ‒ “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future”. By aligning the fair in this way, the organisers hope to increase awareness of current pressing environmental issues and also to facilitate the exchange of technology and solutions from around the world.

As a part of waste management, recycling has recently become a much more acute issue. Due to new measures implemented this year in reforming the import of recyclables in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong like many other countries and regions requires new strategies. In an effort to stimulate the recycling industry, more than USD2.5 million has been earmarked under the Recycling Fund to encourage further development in the local recycling sector.

Additionally, the Chinese mainland government has announced a raft of new measures to tackle environmental issues including the establishment of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to regulate waste management. One example of the need for new solutions can be seen in the recent explosion in online food delivery services in the country which generates a staggering 60 million plastic cartons of waste every day. The scale of such environmental challenges as well as new initiatives being announced demonstrates the wealth of investment opportunities in Hong Kong and the wider region.

International pavilions return ushering new innovations and global solutions

Hong Kong, well-known for its international standing and status as a global hub, continues to attract leading global companies who wish to do business in Asia. Eco Expo Asia’s international pavilions and group participations remain key to upholding the fair’s international outlook.

The Canada pavilion will join the show for the fourth consecutive year. Organised by the Ontario Ministry of International Trade and the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong, the pavilion will display the latest solutions from Canada with a strong focus on the water and waste sectors.

Providing a trusted and reliable platform for businesses, Mr Jonathan Gur, President and CEO, ION Enterprises, spoke during last year's show about why he continues to exhibit at Eco Expo Asia: “I have had quality professionals come and visit me who understand the systems I am exhibiting straight away. Tradeshows can be worthwhile if you have the right type of visitors attending and you are under the right platform. Hong Kong is the gateway to Asia and I have enjoyed business meetings already with businesses from the region. I will be here for sure next year.”

Echoing with efforts to increase economic integration with the Greater Bay Area, a number of Chinese pavilions from the region are also set to join the fair once again.

Making Hong Kong a low-carbon city

For the first time at the show the Environmental Protection Department will occupy a joint stand with other Hong Kong government departments. In what’s set to be the largest exhibit at the fair and in an effort to take the lead and demonstrate the government’s commitment to making Hong Kong a low-carbon city, the departments will showcase environmental protection projects being undertaken as well as those currently in the pipeline.

Some of the biggest names in the environmental protection business from Hong Kong will also be present at the show. Those leading the way include Baguio Green Group Ltd, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (Hong Kong) Investment Co Ltd and SUEZ NWS Ltd.

As a leading trade fair in Asia for environmental protection, a wide range of environmental product categories will be featured at the show, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, and Water Treatment and Quality Management. The Startup Zone will also return after its successful debut last year. Its aim is to encourage green startups to explore more business opportunities and connect with investors at the show.

Eco Expo Asia will be held from 25 - 28 October 2018 at AsiaWorld-Expo. For more information, please email ecoexpo@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or exhibitions@hktdc.org, or visit www.ecoexpoasia.com.

For images of previous editions of the fair, please click here.

Callum Wiggins
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Tel: +852 2238 9941

Doris Cheng
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Tel: +852 2240 4606

SMART ASIA Taiwan 2018 to showcase smart city solutions and urban development technology
Jun 11, 2018

Supported by Taichung City Government and co-organized by ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (LCI), SMART ASIA Taiwan 2018 hosted by TAITRA will open with over 100 exhibitors and 200 some booths on 26 - 28 July at Taichung International Exhibition Center.

The main features of SMART ASIA Taiwan 2018 are

  • Smart City Solutions
  • Smart Technology Applications
  • City Development Products / Services

    The exhibition will display key themes for smart city solutions which include AI, IoT, Big Data Analysis, and other technologies that help cities manage their project and services more effectively.

    Main exhibition areas include

  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Transportation
  • Smart Long-Term Care
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Energy

    Exhibition Categories

  • Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors / Control / Platforms / Modelingfor Manufacturing, Machine Vision (MV), Smart Machinery, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing(AM), Industrial Robot, Industrial Automation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cyber-Physical System (CPS), System of Systems (SoS), Smart Storage, and more.

  • Smart Transportation: Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Advanced Traffic Management Services (ATMS), Advanced Traveler Information Service (ATIS), Electronic Payment System & Electronic Toll Collection (EPS & ETC), Emergency Management Services (EMS), Commercial Vehicle Operation Services (CVOS), Information Management Services (IMS), Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Services (AVCSS), Smart Parking Solution, Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), Public Bike Sharing, and more.

  • Smart Long-Term Care: Telemedicine, Telecare, Healthcare / Hospital Information System (HIS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Photo Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), Clinical Information Management Systems (CIMS), Automated Medication Management System, Wearable Medical Device-Service System, Medical Robotics, Smart Mattress, RFID Technology, and more.

  • Smart Buildings: Smart Lighting Solutions, Solar Power System, Access Control System, Energy Management, Door & Window Sensors, Smart IR Remote Control, Thermostat Control System, Indoor Camera Monitoring, Appliance Control, Smoke Sensor, Door Access, Motion Detection, and more.

  • Smart Energy: Smart Solar Power Solutions, Smart Street LED Lighting, Smart Industrial Lighting, Smart Grid, Smart Water / Electric Metering, Green Energy Commodities, Smart Motor, Energy Efficiency Management, Smart Energy Management System (EMS), and more.

  • Others: Demonstration of Cities / Institute / Start-up / Industry-Academic Cooperation Achievements in Smart City.

    Potential buyers and exhibitors from 18 countries have registered to attend this event.

    Potential exhibitors include Taichung city government, Shuinan economic and trade park, Taoyuan city government, H.P.B. Optoelectronics, SkyEyes GPS Technologym, ADAS Mobile Tech, Taiwan Secom, National Chiao Tung University-System on Chip, National Taiwan University-Advanced Public Transportation, Tron-e Technology, E-lead Electronics, Mobiletron, XING Mobility, System Integrators (such as Dassault Systèmes, SIEMENS, Philips, Honeywell), THALES, 7Starlake, ENERCON Taiwan, Grundfos Taiwan, etc.

    Government officials and contractors of government projects from various countries such as Russia, Brazil and Nicaragua have expressed strong interest in visiting the trade show.

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    Everbright Greentech Receives Approval for Subsidies of RMB37.63 million by NDRC
    Jun 09, 2018

    8 June 2018, Hong Kong – China Everbright Greentech Limited (“Everbright Greentech” or the “Company”) (HKSE: 1257) is pleased to announce that the Company’s Anhui Huaiyuan Integrated
    Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Project (“Huaiyuan Integrated Project”) (Waste-to-Energy) and Fengyang Integrated Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Project (“Fengyang Integrated Project”) (Wasteto-Energy) received approval for subsidies of RMB37.63 million in total, which was granted by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC) under the
    scheme of Central Budgetary Investment Plan for the Construction of Ecological Civilization (the “Plan”).

    Huaiyuan Integrated Project (Waste-to-Energy) commands an investment of approximately RMB410 million. Of this, the investment in facilities for the cleaning, collection and transportation of household waste amounts to approximately RMB199 million, while the waste-to-energy plant amounts to approximately RMB211 million. The project is designed with a daily household waste processing capacity of 400 tonnes. The project has received approval for a subsidy of RMB18.01 million from the Plan. Upon completion of the construction, the project will share the same management team, office systems and other existing facilities with Huaiyuan Integrated Project (Biomass) to bring down construction and operation costs.

    Fengyang Integrated Project (Waste-to-Energy) commands an investment of approximately RMB230 million, with a designed daily household waste processing capacity of 400 tonnes. It has received the approval for a subsidy of RMB19.62 million from the Plan, and this project was awarded the “Expedited Major Project Development Award” in Fengyang County.

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    About China Everbright Greentech Limited
    China Everbright Greentech Limited is a specialty environmental protection service provider in China, focusing on biomass integrated utilisation, hazardous waste treatment, solar energy and wind power. The Company was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) on 8 May 2017. As of 31 December, 2016, the Company’s aggregate biomass power generation designed capacity ranked the fourth in China, and aggregate hazardous waste disposal designed capacity ranked the third in China and the first in Eastern China. Everbright Greentech adheres to development driven by business innovation and initiated the urban-rural integration project in the country. Its businesses span across 11 provinces and municipalities in China, and in Germany. Leveraging its unique and diversified business models, strategic layout, robust supply networks, a strong pipeline of projects, and high level of technologies and management capabilities, Everbright Greentech is well positioned in China’s environmental protection service industry.

    The Company's controlling shareholder, China Everbright International Limited (“Everbright International”, a listed company on the Mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 257) is a leader in China's environmental protection industry, whereas China Everbright Group Ltd., the parent company of Everbright International, is a conglomerate among the Fortune Global 500.

    For media inquiries, please contact:
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    The "THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum" provides an industry platform for the global lighting community
    May 24, 2018

    GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- The final stages of preparation for the 23rd edition of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition are underway as the show opens in less than a month’s time. Held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, the show serves as an ideal business platform for the lighting and LED industry as more than 2,600 exhibitors convene to showcase the latest products, solutions and services.

    Acknowledging the show’s ongoing development, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “The lighting industry is in a phase of rapid transition and the quest for the next industry innovation continues. To better serve the industry, we have dedicated considerable resources and effort into devising the concurrent event programme at the fair. We aim to position Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition as more than just a business platform, but as an insightful and engaging industry gala featuring specialists from around the world. Our goal is to provide participants with an enlightening journey that hopefully sparks new ideas and shapes industry breakthroughs.”

    Participants invited to “THINK” and “ACT” at the THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum

    To echo with the show theme, the THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum will be held alongside the exhibition. The three-day event programme is structured according to four major changes witnessed in the industry while being split into two distinct sections, the THINK and ACT forums. The THINK forum will examine the changes from both conceptual and strategical points of view, while the ACT forum will focus on practical topics that can tackle these changes in the industry and present a range of real-life case studies. The four major changes are outlined in more depth:

    Changes in the concept of lighting
    The lighting industry has embraced the concept of “Internet of Things”. Today, lighting has the potential to go far beyond illumination, it is able to connect and convey meaning. The event programme will go into depth about how the lighting industry can leverage on cross-industry technologies in order to develop smart lighting and link seamlessly with other devices. Some of the key topics and speakers at the forums include:

    • Visible Light Communication (VLC):
    In recent years there has been ground-breaking worldwide research in VLC, utilising LEDs for lighting and information exchange. Dr Yue Zhang, Assistant Professor, University of Leicester, will present “The Internet of Radio Light (IoRL) in Buildings”. His presentation will demonstrate how an IoRL project can develop a safer, more customisable and intelligent VLC system.

    • Wireless communication protocols:
    Integrating network connectivity and intelligence into LED-based luminaries helps form the backbone of smart buildings and cities and makes the vision of IoT feasible. Currently, lighting manufacturers are faced with a diverse array of options when choosing the communication protocol that could support them. Mr Skip Ashton, VP Software, Silicon Labs, will present “Growth of the IoT – Lighting” where he will examine how lighting manufacturers can protect their development investment when considering connectivity. In addition, representatives from Bluetooth SIG, Zigbee Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance will present at the forums to showcase their applications.

    • Smart controls and dimming technology:
    Smooth and flicker-free dimming is a core technology that will be discussed. Recent developments in sensors using Radio Frequency (RF) technology has shown the technology is capable of controlling and adjusting light while still taking advantage of daylight. Ms Lea Li, Specification Manager, LUTRON, will share more about the technology.

    • Indoor Positioning:
    Prof Julian Cheng, The University of British Columbia and Prof Maite Brandt-Pearce, University of Virginia will present talks highlighting indoor visible light positioning. Recently, applications have used light as the foundation for tracking and location services in buildings.

    Changes in technology
    LED lamps create form factor innovation and also lay the foundations for the next revolution in the lighting industry – the race for connected and intelligent lighting systems. The transition to an LED future is a crucial step in the industry. The forums will discuss new developments in LED technology such as micro LEDs, full spectrum LEDs and LED optics. Presentations on OLEDs, AMOLEDs and laser diodes will also be covered. Some of the key topics and speakers at the forums include:

    • Micro LEDs:
    According to recent research, the micro LED market is expected to reach USD2.89 billion by 2025. Dr Liu Zhao-jun, Southern University of Science and Technology and Prof Kuo Hao-chung, National Chiao Tung University, will examine this trend in more detail.

    • Artificial light Vs sunlight:
    Creating light that is comparable to natural light is a sought-after goal for lighting manufacturers. Mr Vincent Wu, Vice President Marketing, Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd will talk about innovations in LED packaging technology, while Mr Yoshihiko Naito, Senior Manager, Nichia Chemical Hong Kong Ltd will present “Ultra-High CRI White LED” and illustrate lighting that offers the closest match to standard illuminants.

    • OLEDs:
    Many people believe that OLED technology should be applied to display settings, however, recent research has also shown that the improved performance and cost efficiency of OLED lighting has enabled the technology to become commercialised. Mr CF Sung, General Manager, Ultimate Image Cooperation will discuss the merits of OLED panel features from a number of perspectives.

    • Laser lighting technology:
    Will laser lighting one day replace LEDs? Mr Jurgen Yeh, General Manager, Shanghai Yunquan New Material Ltd will discuss its potential future applications.

    • LED integration and miniaturisation:
    The increased efficiency of LEDs combined with the trend of LED integration and miniaturisation with electronics presents exciting opportunities for the lighting industry. Mr Mickey Madsen, CEO, Nordic Power Converters will share new ideas on design methodology for power electronics.

    Changes in lighting fixture design
    While it’s safe to say that the LED revolution has already happened, falling prices and an increasing difficulty to differentiate products are still big concerns. In the lighting fixture design forums, a special focus will be given to the challenges faced in lighting fixture design and also the use of interactive lighting and 3D technology in lighting fixture production. Some of the key topics and speakers at the forums include:

    • Lighting fixtures and design:
    The aesthetic value as well as the functional role of lighting design will be examined in greater detail with Prof Hong Lin, The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and Prof Fan Yu, Jiangnan University.

    • Interactive lighting:
    Light is now a medium that creative minds can play with in unexpected ways, from transforming public spaces to assisting people in their daily lives. Mr Alexandre Lemieux, Business Development, Creos Experts-Conseils inc and Mr Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun, Artistic Co-Director and Designer, Atomic 3, will present “The Art of Bringing Art to the World“, sharing how to use light as the primary tool in a project, to tell stories and spark the imagination.

    • 3D printing technology:
    Creating innovative lighting fixture designs may sometimes require new concepts in materials and production methods. Ms Paola Amabile and Mr Alberto Fabbian, Founders, Faberhama, will present the not-to-be-missed presentation “The Combination of Glass Blowing and 3D Printing Technology in the Production of Lighting Fixtures”.

    Changes in the market
    LEDs have provided the lighting community with a new vision and business opportunities. In this final segment of the forum programme, shifts in market focus from general lighting to niche applications will be explored in greater depth. Some of the key topics and speakers at the forums include:

    • Light trends and technology in plant factories:
    Urban farming and LED technology adoption is driving unprecedented growth in the horticultural lighting market. Mr Joel Reiner, Grower, AeroFarms, will share his experience of commercial-scale indoor farming that disrupts traditional growing seasons, using IoT solutions and data to drive greater insights and greater yields of crops.

    • UV LEDs:
    Mr Yoshihiko Muramoto, CEO, Nitride Semiconductors Co Ltd, will examine the changing state of UV LEDs ‒ a niche market expected to be worth USD369.58 million by 2020 ‒ from their use in industry to home appliances.

    Commenting on the concurrent event programme at the fair, Ms Wong added: “The lighting industry has changed and evolved into so much more. Born from these changes are new products and design ideas as well as increased connectivity. This has encouraged the lighting community to think ahead and interpret new trends that present lighting in a new dimension. I am confident that participants will discover a wealth of new knowledge from our extensive forum programme.”

    The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition runs concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology. Both are a part of Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building Technology fairs worldwide, headed by the biennial Light + Building event.

    Messe Frankfurt also offers a series of other light and building technology events worldwide, including the Shanghai International Lighting Fair, Thailand Lighting Fair, BIEL Light + Building in Argentina, Light Middle East in the United Arab Emirates, Interlight Moscow powered by Light + Building in Russia as well as Light India, the LED Expo New Delhi, and the LED Expo Mumbai in India.

    Media Contact
    Callum Wiggins
    Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
    Tel: +852 2238 9941

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