The 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2017 MIECF) will be held jointly by the Macao Investment Promotion Bureau and the Environmental Protection Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region for four days from March 30th to April 1st at the Venetian Macao.
The annual MIECF is an international exhibition designed to increase the impact of environmental projects within the global market of the China's Pan-Pearl River Delta which links Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Guangzhou - Zhuhai - Macao in southern China.
In particular, the 2017 MIECF will host various forums, exhibitions and events with the theme "Innovative Green Development for Sustainable Future" to promote the concept of 'Thinking Green, Clean, Going Clean and Living Cool'.
MIECF's Green Showcase will address several environmental protection areas such as environmental protection, renewable energy, green building, green mobility, waste and water management solutions, environmental services, air quality and other environmental products and services. Additional events include business matching, forums, gala and networking sessions, special buyer benefits, and Business Cooperation Day.
Mr. Achim Steiner, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Secretary-General of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) from 2006 to 2016, has been invited as the keynote speaker for this Forum. During his tenure at the United Nations, he addressed UN environmental issues such as climate change, technology innovation, ecosystem management and the role of markets and the private sector in sustainable development.
He also established the new UN Environment Conference in 2014 to foster more effective global environmental cooperation and governance. He led the UNEP through major reforms and changes at the United Nations General Assembly. During his time as the UNEP Director, he pioneered new key initiatives linking economic and environmental shifts to green economy, finance, and energy and resource management.
(Photo: 2016 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition opening ceremony)
The 2017 MIECF exhibition venue is 16,000 square meters in size, and 400 global brands and technology suppliers will present green energy related products and solutions such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, green building, green mobility, sewage and water management solutions, environmental services, air quality and eco-friendly products. Representative participants include the Macao government officials, public utility companies, and environmental associations.