In line with Malaysia’s goal to become an inclusive and sustainable advanced nation by 2020, Green Technology (GT) has been identified as one of the drivers of the future economy for the nation that would contribute to the overall Green Growth and Sustainable Development. Under the National Green Technology Policy, the cross-sectoral GT focuses on four sectors namely energy, building, waste management and transportation. Aim to be the green technology hub, Malaysia is probably leading the region in an effort towards adopting green technology, encouraging Malaysians towards a green lifestyle resulting in a vibrant local green economy.
Under the watchful eye of the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia), various efforts are made to lead the nation’s green technology landscape through impactful projects under its four flagships; the Green Malaysia Plan, Green Procurement, Electric Mobility and Sustainable Living. The Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP), which was officially launched October last year definitely proves Malaysia's government ambitious strategic plan to create a resource-efficient economy with significantly lower carbon emissions. According to the Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Minister, Datuk Seri Maximus Johnity Ongkili, the plan aims to boost growth of Malaysia’s green technology sector, with targeted revenue of RM180 billion, while creating more than 200,000 green jobs by 2030. It lays the foundation for a holistic shift in Malaysia’s approach to socio-economic development, while adhering to the principles of sustainability.
Supporting the nation’s agenda, the Green Technology Conference (GTECH) 2018 will address fundamental topics on sustainable solutions and innovations in the key sectors of green technology, encompassing Green Building as its central focus, alongside Green Energy, Waste Technology & Management and Water Technology & Management as other important elements. The conference furthermore looks into the overall outlook and opportunities in the Malaysian renewable energy & green technology industries, policies, objectives and impacts.
• Technology and Innovation – Update your knowledge on best practices and practical solutions to green transformation through technology and innovation as enablers for green growth and sustainable business.
• Green Financing – Learn how Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) and Tax Incentives enabling easy access to financing, empowering emerging green businesses, and reducing risks for financial institutions as well as business and industry.
• Low Carbon Communities – Meet and discuss recent developments on the concept of sustainable cities for municipalities to enable sustainable lifestyle toward low carbon cities and sustainable consumption.
• Green Catalysts – Network with businesses, leaders and experts in the field.
GTECH 2018 will engage key industry players and attendees in discussions, learning sessions and success stories of green action plans adoption within their area of jurisdiction, especially companies from the building sector in being more energy-efficient and consequently achieving Net Zero Energy, thus contributing to the reduction of nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. It covers significant aspects on energy efficiency methods, health and wellbeing, and green financing such as:
• The road ahead toward green buildings in low carbon cities in Malaysia
• The importance of considering energy options at concept stage
• Green money for green ventures – Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS)
• Case studies on sustainable energy efficiency management, green and sustainable construction, and sustainable and green city
• Planted buildings: Is this the future of our cities or just an eco-fantasy?
• Tax incentives for green industry
• The substantial connection between thermal comfort and productivity in Green Buildings
• HVAC and lighting efficiency in commercial buildings
• Water technology and management
• Alternative technology for municipal solid waste (MSW) management
• The future of solar energy and battery energy storage for grid support applications
This conference is specifically tailor made for top decision makers, MDs, C-Suite Executives, VPs, GMs, HODs, City Mayors, and City Government Officials of the following departments:
• Building and Infrastructure Technologies
• Building and Property Management
• Asset and Facilities Management
• City, Town and Country Planning
• Energy Management
• Engineering – Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
• Environmental and Energy Conservation and Strategy
• Land and Administration
• Project Management
• State Authorities
• Statutory Planning
• Sustainability Development
• Urban Design and Architecture
• Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development
• Architecture and Design
• City Planning Municipalities/Councils
• Construction and Property Development
• Infrastructure Development
• Public Work
• Urban Wellbeing and Housing