The 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2017MIECF) has attracted many enterprises and exhibitors from the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region, Portuguese-speaking Countries, the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world, leading to exchange of ideas and establishment of contacts, planting seeds for future cooperation. The second day of 2017MIECF witnessed the signing of seven agreements.
This year, a new “Beijing Pavilion” was set up at the “Green Showcase”, featuring the theme of "Green Beijing" and promoting – via displays, videos and QR code materials – the concepts, measures and achievements of environmental protection work conducted in Beijing in recent years. It showcases – in order to attract business opportunities – the products and technologies of environmental protection enterprises. Chen Jinghua, one of the exhibitors at the Beijing Pavilion, said his company was mainly engaged in investment and was an agent for nanotechnology and related products. Through its first-time participation at MIECF this year, the company expected to enhance its public profile and visibility. After the first two days of the three-day event, there were many sewage plant operators with a professional interest in his company’s products, enabling the firm to establish a lot of fresh contacts, said Mr Chen. He believed that the company had achieved its desired goals as an exhibitor.
The Pan-Pearl River Delta Region has been supporting the development of MIECF for many years. Zhen Xiaoyun, general manager of a company in Yunnan Province, engaged in environmental protection, landscaping, soil and water conservation and floral art, said that the company had participated in MIECF every year since its first edition. Via the MIECF platform, the firm had been able to promote and display its products, while also communicating with other exhibitors; as a result, came to understand the latest technology and development trends within the industry. This year, the exhibition had attracted a large number of people interested in the company’s exhibits, enabling it to establish a lot of contacts, Mr Zhen said.
There were 69 “Green Matching” sessions on the second day of 2017MIECF. At the same time, seven agreements were signed, involving: co-operation between business associations; high-tech environmental protection projects; domestic waste and kitchen waste treatment; and co-operation on waste glass recycling and reuse technology. The signing parties came from Mainland China, Portugal, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.
Alberto Carvalho Neto, President of the Portugal-China Young Entrepreneurs Association, signed co-operation agreements with: the China Europe International Business Association; the Macau Energy Saving Association; the Association of Portuguese Companies for the Environment Sector; and the Portuguese Water Partnership. He said that by signing the agreements, all organisations involved would be able to establish a closer co-operation regarding common development of China’s huge market for environmental protection services. He also noted Portugal had a wealth of experience in clean energy. Such experience and technology could be promoted to other areas of the world and to those places’ benefit, via MIECF.View gallery