Econet is an initiative by AHK Greater China to promote German know-how, green technology and service solutions in the field of environmental protection and sustainability in the Hong Kong and Mainland markets.

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Waste management and energy efficiency are among the most pressing issues for Hong Kong: Local landfills are reaching maximum capacity, while the building sector is using up 90% of the city's energy.

In these and other areas, specialised technology providers from Germany can bring highly relevant expertise and innovative solutions into the local market.

Services and Activities

Market Development


Hong Kong is a leading business hub in Asia with strong demand for energy-efficient technology solutions in construction and other sectors. The market presents substantial business opportunities for German technology providers, in cooperation with our local network of partners.

Recognising the challenges of entering the Hong Kong market, we can serve as your representative office. Such a local presence offers several advantages, including low set-up costs, as our existing infrastructure eliminates the need to establish your own office. Our team provides access to local expertise, assisting you in adapting your business strategy to suit the Hong Kong market. Additionally, our team of local experts is available to support you with business development, partner search, and other aspects of your market entry. A commission fee is only charged upon successful completion of your project.

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of a representation in Hong Kong.

Trade Fairs and Events

Event Location Date

EM I&T Day

Hong Kong


Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF)



ReThink HK 2023

Hong Kong


Eco Expo Asia

Hong Kong


These fairs provide an excellent platform for companies specialising in green technologies and sustainable building solutions. We would welcome the opportunity to organise a joint representation at the fair to showcase your solutions and uncover new business opportunities in Hong Kong.

Working Groups

Members of GCC across all business sectors are welcome to join our Committees and Working Groups in order to engage with fellow members on the topic of business sustainability, share best practices, and plan joint activities under the umbrella of GCC.

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“Partnering with GIC for our business development in Hong Kong was one of the best decisions we made as a company.

In 2010, we participated in a construction industry delegation organised by GIC and we were impressed by their professionalism and expertise in the region. After the successful collaboration, we decided to set up our subsidiary with GIC in 2011. It was a seamless process, and their team was highly supportive and attentive to our needs. Since then, our business has grown exponentially, and we now have a team of 10 professionals working out of our offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.”

Clemens Seipelt
Managing Director APAC, Lichtvision Design