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Following his inspiring visit to the EcoPro2022, APO Secretary-General Dr. Indra Pradana Singawinata visited the 2023 event in conjunction with the study mission for Overseas Business Development Assistance to SMEs in Innovative Products and Services, 6–8 December. The mission, supported by a special cash grant from the Government of Japan, was timed to coincide with the EcoPro2023 exhibition at Tokyo Big Sight. It provided a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchanges crucial for the sustainable growth of SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region.
As part of the mission program, Secretary-General Dr. Indra joined a guided tour conducted by the EcoPro2023 organizers on 6 December, visiting booths sponsored by both the public and private sectors. He witnessed the substantial advances made in just the past year since his visit to EcoPro2022, such as an innovative machine that recycles used paper into new without water, which is now significantly smaller and more affordable than the model presented at EcoPro2022.
Representatives of JFE Holdings, Inc. briefing APO Secretary-General Dr. Indra on initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Secretary-General’s tour primarily focused on advanced infrastructure, particularly sustainable energy sources like geothermal, hydrogen, tidal, and wind power. He also observed innovative systems aimed at optimizing energy use and distribution, highlighting the latest developments in sustainable solutions.
Through his visit, Secretary-General Dr. Indra reaffirmed EcoPro2023’s importance as an impactful platform for policymakers to explore diverse, viable options for sustainable urban development. The insights gained from this visit will contribute to the ongoing development of the APO’s Green Productivity 2.0 Program.
APO Secretary-General Dr. Indra Pradana Singawinata discussing future energy prospects opened up by Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ model of a liquefied hydrogen carrier.