Asian Events Promote Eco Tourism, Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy

ABC Carbon Express and Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA) support sustainable events in all shapes and sizes. Three big clean and green events which warrant serious attention and attendance are lined up for next month in South East Asia. They are:  Eco Flores Network Congress from the 26 – 29 September in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia; The Clean Energy Expo this year is in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 – 14 September, and 2012 National Energy Efficiency Conference in Singapore  on 18-20 September. Read More

The Green Asia Group (TGAG) and Sustain Ability Showcase Asia (SASA) are supporting the Eco Flores Network Congress from the 26th to the 29th of September 2012 in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. The event is also being supported by Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Little Tree Bali, Synergy Carbon (Indonesia) and Green Building Council of Indonesia.

The Eco Flores Network aims to define sustainability issues on Flores, identify local and international initiatives working for the sustainability, and connect sustainability efforts across Flores to foster sharing of experiences, resources, and best practices.

By connecting with business networks who focus on sustainability we can reach many organizations that are all involved in their own way in reaching the Millennium Goals and contribute in a global partnership for development.

Eco Flores believes that large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organisations.

The Congress Objectives are to share knowledge and experience in support of the sustainable development of Flores. This covers the health of the local environment, the well being of its population and their interrelation. This congress should lead to:

- Defining sustainability issues on Flores at present and in the foreseeable future

- Identifying which expertise is present on Flores and whether such expertise can be used in other locations on Flores

- Planning and Implementing the Future role of the Eco Flores network

SASA and TGAG are supporting the event along with WWF, Swiss Contact, KLM and the New Zeaand Government. There are still opportunities for others to support this innovative approach to achieving on ground sustainability in the Flores area of Indonesia.

See this video on Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge on Minimizing Tourism Impacts:

Sylvester, the manager of Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge, discusses the importance of shaping how tourism affects local people, and reflects on the traditional views held by Manggarai people towards nature. This video is produced by ECO FLORES, a network linking sustainability efforts on Flores island in eastern Indonesia. It highlights many of the environmental issues facing this vulnerable part of Indonesia

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The Clean Energy Expo this year is in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 – 14 September

The premier Trade Fair and Conference that brings together the leading players in the Technology, Services, Finance and Government sectors, to address key issues in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Facts of 2011:

  • Over 165 exhibiting companies from 26 different countries with 63% are International companies
  • Country pavilions from Canada, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan
  • 5,283 participants from over 63 different countries
  • 134 speakers from 18 countries
  • 75 media interviews held over 3-day event
  • 74 media representatives from 52 media agencies
  • A total of 2,645 meetings, 160 buyer requests and an estimated trade value of S$243K was generated from our Business Matching Program and hosted buyer Program

What did the participants say?

“Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 attracted high quality visitors, presenting a timely and practical platform for Third Wave Power to debut its very first innovation – the mPowerpad. Throughout these busy few days, we have created awareness for our product in the cleantech world, as well as serious interest from potential business partners. Overall, Clean Energy Expo Asia proved to be a great show with good returns on investment for our company”

- VS Hariharan, Co-Founder, Third Wave Power Pte Ltd

“At Clean Energy Expo Asia, we met with many companies looking to support the expansion of hydrogen fuel cell commercialization in Asia Pacific, giving us the chance to reestablish our name as the leading fuel cell company in the region. The Trade Fair also showcased the first national finals for the Destination Zero Carbon student competition, of which Horizon Fuel Cells is a supporter of, connecting a future generation of budding scientists to the development of sustianable energy innovations”

- Taras Wankewycz, co-founder of Horizon Fuel Cell

“We are thrilled to be invited to the Clean Energy Expo Asia, an event which further confirms our insights into the immense business opportunities and up-and-rising technological offerings in the energy sector of Asia Pacific”

- Will Polese, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Lux Research

“CEEA is a platform to bring together all the stakeholders responsible for strategizing the green future. It’s a good platform for collaboration and learn about international green initiatives.”

- Bosch Innovation Software



The 2012 National Energy Efficiency Conference is on 18-20 September at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel Singapore.

Keynote presentations on the first day are: Energy Efficiency as a Business Opportunity: Focus on how Energy Efficiency is a business opportunity because it increases productivity and reduces cost. Also talk about the importance of having a system for managing energy so as to achieve improvements in EE. Speakers are:

  • Jim Kelly (Group Vice President, Head of Energy Efficiency, ABB)  and
  • Juan Aguiriano (Managing Director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions) – [30mins]

Moderator: Dr Elspeth Thomas of the Energy Studies Institute.

For more information see the fact sheet and programme:



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