The International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM)is the largest trade event for green technologies and eco-solutions in South East Asia. IGEM continues to be a highly anticipated event for solution providers and green energy businesses to showcase their latest innovations to policymakers, government organisations, investors and the mass market. Since its initiation in 2010, it remains an excellent platform to help businesses tap into the fast-expanding ASEAN market.
While the adverse impact on health and the economy is unfortunate, the COVID-19 pandemic can be viewed as a game-changer in adapting to a new norm. This year, IGEM 2020 is going virtual from 19 to 23 October 2020. The event will be accessible 24/7 by anyone from anywhere in the world during the five days. The virtual event is expected to be participated by more than 250 exhibitors and draw in 10,000 global visitors from over 17 countries.
The Virtual IGEM 2020 is organised by the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) in collaboration with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC). The organisers received overwhelming requests for it to be hosted virtually and this is being delivered.
It marks another milestone in its 11 years of running and reflects IGEM's commitment to play a leading role in boosting socio-economic development and growth of the green technology and energy sector in emerging economies.
The theme this year is 'Energising Sustainability', focusing on how green technologies can empower climate action today. Participants can expect valuable insights delivered through integrated approaches between green economy solutions and its applications towards achieving sustainable development goals across various industries. This will be an opportunity for all stakeholders, both public and private, to progressively continue their marketing and promotional activities despite travel and social restrictions.
The Virtual IGEM 2020 will also serve as a platform for leading industry players to network and discuss the direction and potential environmental impact in the post COVID-19 era. It will be tackling challenges such as mitigating the impact of having 70 per cent of the global population living in cities by 2050; river pollution; ending plastic waste; driving towards cleaner air; reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. Ultimately, it is hoped that IGEM will be the stepping stone to draw attention and action from stakeholders within the industry on pressing issues.
Participants can expect virtual exhibition booths and product displays on the latest technologies, which are a similar feature as the previous IGEM events. The must-visit virtual Pavilions feature the Malaysian State Governments alongside their international counterparts from the Netherlands and the People's Republic of China.
Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities including info points, pocket talks, business matching sessions by MIDA and MATRADE, digital marketing, video calls and live stream conferences featuring robust dialogues, and thought-provoking sessions with various panel speakers from various industries.
Over the last decade, IGEM has successfully attracted over 490,000 visitors and exhibitors from over 60 countries, generating over RM30 billion in business leads and potentials. MIDA has been the strategic partner for IGEM since 2014 and continues to assume the prominent role in attracting potential investors, both foreign and local, towards fulfilling Malaysia's green agenda and aspirations for sustainable growth. It has since become an essential platform for investors to stay updated with the latest facilities and incentives available to support their business ventures in the country.
Last year, MIDA attracted over RM5 billion of potential investment leads mainly in Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE), Green Building and Green Data Centre projects. These leads indicate a growing trend of potential investments in the areas of green technology within the country.
For this year's edition of IGEM, MIDA's pocket talk session will highlight the various investment opportunities within the green technology segment.
It will feature updates on the latest government policies, incentives, facilities and support services available for local and foreign investors in the green technology industry.
More interestingly, participants will have the opportunity to directly connect with MIDA via video call and live chat throughout the virtual event. The physical meetings between companies and MIDA can still be arranged upon request with strict adherence to current standard operating procedures.
For more information on the Virtual IGEM 2020, please visit: https://www.igem.my/