KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 11, 2013): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched the International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2013) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
The Prime Minister, accompanied by the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili and his deputy Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, spent more than 30 minutes touring the exhibition.
Also present were second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah and Ministry of Finance Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.
The four-day IGEM 2013, which began yesterday, is participated by 469 exhibitors from 23 countries including the European Union, Germany, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
The fourth edition of the IGEM is expected to be attended by more than 60,000 patrons with potential sales of up to RM1.2 billion.
Themed, "Advancing Green Growth and Global Entrepreneurship", the objective is focused on eight sectors including development, transportation, information communication technology, water and waste management, and energy.
Among the companies participating in the IGEM 2013 are Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, Land Rover, Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Investment and Development Authority and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation.