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Seoul fair to showcase green tech, products

International companies will gather in Seoul on Tuesday to attend an environment exhibition to showcase their green technology and eco-friendly products, boosting hopes to expand the markets and improve the green industry.

The Ministry of Environment and Korea Environmental Preservation Association will hold the 37th International Exhibition on Environmental Technology and Green Energy at COEX, an exhibition center in Samseong-dong, Seoul. The event will take place from Tuesday until Friday.

The event will host a total of 250 companies from 22 countries and 360 buyers from 32 countries. They are expected to sign contracts during the event to purchase new technology and products. The organizers expected the amount of sale to be worth 250 billion won ($220 million).

The companies, mostly U.S., Chinese, Japanese and European firms, will showcase technology and about 2,000 green products. Among those are water-saving toilet bowls, special tape to detect chemical exposure and green technology to control algal bloom.

The organizer will also run a separate exhibition to introduce Korean environment policies and reach out to local college students. The exhibition will allow participants and students to track the government’s green initiatives and interact with the business community.

“The event, the largest environmental exhibition in Korea, will offer opportunities to disseminate diverse environmental technologies and predict future environmental technologies,” said Hong Dong-gon, the chief of environmental technology and economy at the Ministry of Environment.

By Yeo Jun-suk (
Korea Herald daum