YAB Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Excerpt from IGEM2010 Official Opening
"Green Technology will play a very important role in charting our country's development. As a natural corollary to our goal of sustainable development, we aspire to become the regional hub for green technology!"
Transforming the Economy with Green Technology Towards Sustainable Growth
Setting the right pace for economic regeneration while addressing environmental issues, the Malaysian Government has successfully identified green technology as the emerging driver for sustainable economic growth. Coupled with the pledge by the Prime Minister of Malaysia to reduce the country's CO² emission of up to 40% by the year 2020 during the UNFCC COP Meeting at Copenhagen, Malaysian industries have risen to embrace this challenge in a favorable policy environment and develop Malaysia into the green economy hub in the ASEAN region.
Following the successful initiation of the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2010) as the region's largest green exhibition and conference in 2010, IGEM is set to rack up another notch in its standing as a hotbed in creating a vibrant mix of opportunities to help spur industries and institutions to adopt green technology and boost eco-technological innovators in the field of eco-design, eco-materials, eco-products and low carbon Green Technologies.
Set as an annual event, IGEM is strategically positioned to take the Green lead in the region by converging like-minded industry players and professionals from various sectors, public and private, big and small, local and foreign, new as well as established, to explore and seize the many opportunities from the exciting and emerging green market in the country and the region. ... ...
I learned about IGEM2010 from a newspaper ad whilst staying in Singapore on business. I felt it would be worth attending and so came along to find out more about electronics in the aerospace industry – my specialty. I have been visiting the exhibition every day as I wanted to find out as much as I can to take home with me to Pakistan.
Farouq Ahmad, Chief Executive of Al-Rahim (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan
I would like to thank organisers for the outcome of IGEM2010 as Sanyo received good response. It allowed us to disseminate knowledge on the quality of our panels to the general public, particularly trade visitors. IGEM2011? Sanyo will be there!
Lee Chee Wat, General Manager of Sanyo Sales & Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
I am attending IGEM2010 as a Conference speaker but I've spent my time here making useful business contacts and engaging in some good local and international business discussion. The exhibition is a "brilliant success" and I would like to congratulate the organisers for this.
Izmee Bin Dato' Ismail, President and CEO of Avenion GreenTech Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
I am very excited with the response received throughout IGEM2010 and I hope that such an event is conducted every year as it will help Malaysians understand the importance of nature and ecology.
Mustapha Kamal bin Zulkarnain, Executive Director of Kuala Lumpur Electric Vehicles Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
I specially travelled to Malaysia to attend IGEM 2010 to look for further ways to 'lead a green revolution' back home. Currently I am undertaking a project to plant 500,000 fruit trees in public places in order to provide free food for my fellow citizens. I feel 'humbled' by all the interest local and international businesses had shown in my project.
Sheldon Mitchell, Director of Citizens for a Greener Trinidad and Tobago (also known as 'Mr Green' in Trinidad and Tabago)
I felt that IGEM2010 was a good platform for the association to educate the public, as well as those in the industry, on how to implement energy efficiencies for better quality energy consumed in Malaysia. We have received good feedback throughout the event and hopes to see more international exhibitors and visitors at next year's event.
Harris Fadhillah, Publicity & Promotion of Malaysia Association of Energy Services Company (MAESCO), Malaysia
I am visiting IGEM to source for new areas to expand renewable energy, particularly to help the Public Sector back home in Sri Lanka. I am pleased to find a lot of good potential business deals to follow up on. IGEM is a really professional event.
Palitha Nugaliyadde, Chairman and Managing Director of Microvision, Sri Lanka
I am pleased with the level of business interest in our product ~ timber replacement products and made some good deals before the exhibition was over. I felt that it had been a great event and was well attended from trade visitors as well as the public.
Antonio Siu Pak Tat, Director of King Wai Group Pte Ltd, Singapore