The KL Convention Centre will the venue for the 14th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition (IGEM 2023) which will be held from 4 to 6 October 2023 this was announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change (NRECC), Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.
According to the Minister, the theme of this year’s IGEM, “Race Towards Net Zero: Leadership for Climate Action,” underscores the executive’s priority in mitigating the effects of climate change. It encourages organisational administrators from various industries to become fluent in the Environmental, Social, and Governance pillars and calls for leaders to become climate-conscious and have the solid commercial acumen to fulfil the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Speaking at the IGEM 2023 soft launch, Nik Nazmi said, “This is why we put so much stress on platforms like IGEM and why we hope it will result in new technology and innovation to support future-proofing our nation. “ IGEM can amplify Malaysia’s sustainability drive by introducing new green technology and innovations to pave for a more climate-conscious way of doing business against the backdrop of a recovering economy.” said Nik Nazmi.
Last year’s IGEM brought in RM4.25 billion in business leads despite the economy’s post-pandemic recovery, supporting Malaysia’s vigorous push for green initiatives to meet the country’s ambition for carbon neutrality. There were 33,150
visitors, including overseas participants from China, the Netherlands, Canada, Korea, Austria, and Singapore. They held exhibitions and conferences to share their countries’ best practices in sustainability. Over 370 exhibitors shared their technology, future developments, and eco-solutions to provide a holistic, driven outlook for organisations pursuing the green economy.
“We want to see IGEM organically expand to include more top executives, trailblazing ideas, and information sharing among nations. We have already advanced this goal by featuring the industry’s latest electric vehicle (EV) models, products, and nextgeneration electrified technology in last year’s edition. As MGTC supports Malaysia’s carbon neutrality mission, our goal for 2023 is to secure more green business leads,’ said MGTC CEO Ts Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor. The NRECC also stated that the IGEM this year will deep dive into EV-related subjects, such as the adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The NRECC is also considering including additional EV incentives in the updated Budget 2023, which will be presented on February 24, 2023.
The International Electric Mobility Showcase at IGEM 2022 showcased the latest invention and knowledge-sharing sessions, including The Netherlands Innovation Forum on Green Economy Leading Technologies. This was a discussion about the
circular economy, which Europe is pioneering. “We can’t work alone to empower change for a circular economy. We encourage the organisation of exhibitions, conference events, and social programmes that promote discussions and exchanges between representatives of countries, governments, businesses, thought leaders, and academic institutions.
“Last year, more than 33,150 people took part in the conversations, which helped them grasp the significance and challenges of striking a balance between socioeconomic development and environmental concerns to build a prosperous and sustainable
future,” added Ts Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor.
IGEM is a government initiative to address climate change by offering a trade show for green technologies and eco-friendly solutions. Since its launch in 2010, IGEM has generated roughly RM30 billion in business leads. Over 500,000 people attended IGEM, including delegates, dignitaries, and corporations from over 70 countries. To discover more about how to be a part of IGEM 2023
Source : Business Today