Sweden takes a lead role at the energy- and envirotech expo EnerChina, taking place in Beijing 8-11 June. Showcasing Swedish solution in cleantech, the Swedish pavilion aims at helping China face its enormous challenges to combat emissions and environment degradation.
Anders Wollter, head of the Center for Environmental Technology (CENTEC) at the Embassy of Sweden, answered three questions to swedenabroad.com about the event:
What is EnerChina?
EnerChina is the largest expo in northern China for energy efficiency and cleantech. It takes place in Beijing every second year and coincides with the China National Energy Saving Week. The City of Beijing and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) stand behind the EnerChina.
Why is Sweden present with a pavilion?
Because it gives Sweden and Swedish companies the possibility to be present and visible in a context where many Chinese decision makers are present, not least cities and provinces. Our close relations with the City of Beijing have secured a very privileged position for our pavilion.
What expectations do you have on EnerChina this year?
We have systematically matched the new Chinese emission and urbanization targets with the solutions that our companies can offer. I hope that the Swedish companies get many contacts and large exposure. Furthermore that the Sweden Day on 10 June will be successful and that we get a lot of media attention.
EnerChina takes place 8-11 June. Organizing the Swedish pavilion is the Center for Environmental Technology (CENTEC) at the Embassy of Sweden, together with Business Sweden and IMT (International Environment Technology at the Government Offices of Sweden).
10 June is Sweden Day; the Swedish pavilion will arrange seminars on three themes: Air Pollution Control, Energy Efficiency, samt From Waste to Energy and Renewable Energy.
There is a total of 14 companies in the Swedish pavilion: Airec, Cleanergy, Envac, IVL, KTC, Malmberg, Munters, Purac, Scania, SenseAir, SKF, Xylem, ÅF, Östberg.