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THE International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2017) is expected to surpass its initial business leads target of RM1.6 billion, with RM700 million recorded on its first day.
The three day event, themed ‘Powering Green Cities’ began on Oct 11 is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and co-organised by Malaysian Green Technology Corporation Malaysia (GreenTech Malaysia).
It aims to attract 25,000 visitors in the green industry, encompassing 350 booths from 20 countries.
Speaking at the officiating ceremony in Kuala Lumpur earlier today, KeTTHA minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (pic) said the participation of IGEM this year has been promising with goals to further showcase the vast business potential of Asean’s green market and divulge even greater insights into the latest sustainable technology developments.
Since its inception in 2010, IGEM has generated more than RM10 billion in business lead, attractive over 2,000 exhibitors and 380,000 visitors from 50 countries.
The launch also saw the unveiling of Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP), which outlines Malaysia’s strategic plans for green technology development to create a low-carbon and resource efficient economy.
Ongkili also said GTMP will catapult Malaysia’s green technology growth with targeted revenues of RM180 billion and more than 200,000 jobs by 2030.
“GTMP will pave the way for this green future by laying the foundation for a holistic shift in socio-economic development while adhering to the principles of sustainability.
“GTMP will deliver long-term results cementing Malaysia’s position as a forerunner in the global green movement in line with the National Transformation 2050 aspirations,” he said.