IGEM 2016 Promises Dynamic & Diverse Highlights Across Four Days
With the region’s most anticipated green technology platform, 7th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2016) themed Green Business for Sustainability, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 5th to 8th October, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) organised a sneak preview for special invitees today.
Organised by KeTTHA and co-organised by GreenTech Malaysia, IGEM 2016 will be showcasing 400 exhibition booths comprising global pioneers 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 with a target of generating RM1.5 billion in business leads.
The Acting Deputy Minister II of KeTTHA, Y.B. Senator Dato’ Sri Devamany said, “This year’s event delivers both a dynamic list of exhibitors from across the green technology sector and a diverse range of side-events ensuring that IGEM 2016 caters to a wide spectrum of audience. I urge everyone including green entrepreneurs, corporations, investors and key influencers such as Government officials, policy makers and thought leaders as well as the general public to visit IGEM and take part in the growing green movement.”
IGEM is divided into five key sectors of green technology, namely, Green Energy, Green Transport, Green Building, Waste Technology and Management as well as Clean Water Technology and Management.
Global presence at IGEM is at an all-time high, with international pavilions from Japan, Korea and European Union countries via the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry showcasing technologies and innovations from beyond ASEAN shores. There will also be trade delegations from the Czech Republic and 50 representatives from financial institution offering global business opportunities to exhibitors.
Commenting on the international presence at IGEM, GreenTech Malaysia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris said, “IGEM is a melting pot of ideas, opinions, experiences and knowledge from across the globe. This year IGEM aims to fast-track the development of ASEAN’s green market by offering first-hand insights from internationally renowned industry experts at the forefront of green innovation.”
In recognition of the solar industry’s growing prominence, IGEM 2016 features a Solar Energy Zone which brings together leading solar industry players, technology and people to capitalise on one of the global leading options of solar. The Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA) and Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) is also organising a two-day Solar PV Conference that offers participants a view into the immense growth potential of Malaysia and ASEAN’s solar industry.
To further catalyse the renewable energy sector, KeTTHA is collaborating with International Investor to organise the Green Energy Strategic Review. Themed “Transforming the energy landscape for sustainable growth” the roundtable meeting is a private half-day sessions scheduled for 7th October 2016 and will feature key representatives from Malaysia’s energy sector and policy makers.
Visitors can also stopover the Green Car Pavilion to have a glimpse at the future of green transport with vehicle displays from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Nissan, Renault as well as innovations from domestic pioneers Perodua and Sync R&D. Guests can also experience electric vehicles first-hand with test drives/taxi rides provided by Cohesive Mobility Solutions (COMOS).
IGEM 2016 also aims to reach out to the younger generation through the 48-hour Green Tech Innovative Youth Challenge co-organised together with the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management and the Green Minds Challenge organised by Mensa Malaysia. These sessions aim to inspire a new generation of green enthusiasts by encouraging them to understand, innovate and apply green technology solutions that can address our current environmental challenges.
IGEM 2016 is open to the public free of charge on 8th October, the final day of the event, featuring a plethora of activities that will entertain and enthuse visitors. Apart from the cutting-edge technologies at the 400 booths, visitors can also hear from IGEM’s Green Ambassadors Maya Karin, Syed Azmi, Fairuz Fauzy and DJ Jay Jay on their respective green journeys.
Speaking on the general public related activities, Ir. Hadri said, “IGEM is an ideal avenue to inspire all Malaysians to adopt greener lifestyles, as the event showcases the very best of green technology that can be incorporated easily into daily lives and offers a preview of potential game changing innovations. IGEM is sure to be an eye-opener for all visitors and I urge everyone to come and witness the incredible potential of green technology for yourself.”
To find out more about IGEM 2016, visit www.igem.my.
About the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water
The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (MEGTW) (Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air – KeTTHA) was established on 9 April 2009. KeTTHA is responsible for formulating policies, establishing legal frameworks and regulating development project in the Energy, Green Technology and Water sectors which are under the purview of the Ministry.
About GreenTech Malaysia
Malaysian Green Technology Corporation or GreenTech Malaysia is an organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA), charged with the development and promotion of green technology as a strategic engine for socio-economic growth in Malaysia.
Established in 2007, the Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the use of solar PV as mainstream source of energy in Malaysia. It has now become one of the leading dialogue partners with the Malaysian Government and its various ministries and agencies in ensuring right policies and incentives are in place that will benefit the people, industry and the country. MPIA also conduct continuous competency training course and seminars to increase competency among MPIA members and also increase public awareness on the technology, legal and environmental aspects of solar PV industry.