THE International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2022) kicked off at KLCC Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Oct 12, 2022.
Taiwan Excellence, an initiative of the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and managed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), had set up an exclusive exhibition pavilion at IGEM with the theme “A Green Future” aimed at igniting business opportunities in sustainability between Malaysia and Taiwan.
IGEM is Malaysia’s most influential exhibition and conference for green technology and environmental protection.
A total of 45 selected products from Taiwan Excellence showcase the continual innovation and value creation that is at the heart of many Taiwanese corporation.
The products included eco-friendly biodegradable materials by 100% ZHI and AVATACK; PE plastic lining-free recyclable paper food containers by CircuWell; the world’s first eco-friendly closed-loop recycled hot-stamping foil by UNIVACCO; high-precision pumps from Walrus Pump and HCP Pump; drug-free and pure plant-based shampoo by AROMASE & juliArt, and many more.
Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) secretary-general Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Zaini Ujang and Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) chairman Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad attended the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion opening in IGEM 2022 to shore up support.
Taiwan Excellence is the globally respected symbol of innovative value, and many Taiwanese enterprises are market leaders in carbon reduction and net-zero emission, said Taiwan Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur director Eva Peng in her opening address.
Their green focused achievements are recognised around the world and their eco-friendly products are highly sought after.
Peng further expressed her delight that Taiwanese exhibitors are not only participating in IGEM for commercial purposes but have also arranged for exchanges and dialogues with local environmental groups to deepen the understanding of how Taiwanese products can assist in achieving environmental protection objectives and become green partners for Malaysia.
Taiwan Excellence held two highly educational and well-received webinars in the run-up to the IGEM physical exhibition with representatives from AROMASE, CircuWell, AVATACK and HCP Pump sharing their respective company’s sustainable philosophy and experiences with the participants.
In addition to the product exhibition, Taiwan Excellence is also focusing on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ideology and has joined the Eco Schools Malaysia initiative as a partner with the aim of sowing the seeds of a green economy.
In this case, Green Growth Asia Foundation executive director Ir. Ts. Dr Mahadi Mohamad expressed his conviction that Taiwanese Excellence award-winning products will inspire the students’ ecological-focused thinking about the possibilities that product innovation brings to environmental protection and provide a fresh perspective for the movement. Green Growth Asia Foundation is the organisation behind the Eco Schools Malaysia effort.
Renowned Malaysian singer Dayang Nurfaizah is the brand ambassador for the Taiwan Excellence ESG initiative and will be participating in an environmental protection workshop on Oct 27 in a secondary school in Perak.
She will also lead the students in planting hibiscus seedlings grown in biodegradable seedling bags from Taiwan with the aim of greening the campus while reducing waste and nurturing the love for environmental protection in the next generation.
Taiwan Excellence had also prepared a string of exciting programmes and gifts for the IGEM physical exhibition from 12–14 Oct, 2022, with trade visitors who participated in business-matching, experiential activities and questionnaires standing a chance to win a Johnson Fitness treadmill.