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EPIF Visitors Hit All-time High
1–4 March 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam

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EPIF 2008
epif1Balloons and flags celebrate the EPIF in front of the NCC epif2Eager crowd at Registration Booth
epif3Visitors throng first floor of the Exhibition Hall epif4Corner of the Korean Pavilion on second floor of the Exhibition Hall
epif5Third-floor booths take advantage of ultramodern NCC architecture epif6Schoolchildren flocking to fourth floor for performances and cultural activities
Secretary-General’s Courtesy Calls
sg1Talking with Minister of Science and Technology Hoang Van Phong sg2Meeting Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang
Opening Ceremony
open1Local children giving cultural performance open2President of VACNE Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Sinh introducing guests of honor
open3Minister Phong delivering the Welcome Address open4APO Secretary-General Takenaka speaking on GP and EPIFs
open5Deputy Director-General for Environment Affairs Hajime Ito, METI, Japan, introducing Japanese eco-innovations open6Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen (second from right) presenting certificates to fair organizers
open7Prof. Yamamoto (left) presenting the Eco-Products Directory 2008 to Vice Chairman Kien open8Vice Chairman Kien announcing the official opening of the EPIF 2008
open9Guests of honor at ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the EPIF 2008 open10Vice Chairman Kien visiting APO booth during tour of exhibition hall
International Conference on Promotion of Eco-products for Competitiveness and Sustainable Consumption
conf1GPAC Chairperson Nomakuchi delivering the Keynote Address conf2Director General of Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Dato’ Nik Zainiah Nik Abdul Rahman illustrating sustainable consumption with local newspaper articles
conf3Managing Director of VPC Nguyen Anh Tuan (left) presenting tokens of appreciation to conference speakers conf4APO participant from Pakistan inquiring about eco-products and productivity
conf7Water purification plant at Thang Long Industrial Park conf6Observing waste management process at local company Seraphin
conf5Participants and resource speakers at the conference
Concurrent Events
eve01Workshop on Green Purchasing & Green Supply Chains eve02Local meeting on Environment Protection Award 2008
eve03Fujitsu Environmental Forum 2008 eve04Promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle)
Other Activities at the NCC
ncc1Fun-fair photos with an environmental twist ncc2Toyota’s booth drew many young visitors with live performances
ncc3Making collages under the EPIF theme
“For Sustainable Development and Better Life”
ncc4Waste separation game ncc5Winner of Toshiba’s eco-friendly flat-screen TV lucky draw