Castle Donington green technology event attracts worldwide visitors
Buyers from across the world travelled to Castle Donington for an event which showcased firms involved in green technology.
Representatives from companies in China, Mexico and Australia were among 50 international buyers who attended the Green Technology Roadshow at the Radisson Blu Hotel, at East Midlands Airport.
The event, organised by UK Trade and Investment, saw them introduced to about 70 local companies which specialise in environmentally friendly energy solutions and services.
Luis Escorcia Lopez, a buyer from waste management specialists Sitrasa, in Salamanca, Mexico, said: "We see the UK as being the world leader in this sector, hence our attendance at this event. We were impressed with what we saw."
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Weihong Shi, general manager from Beijing-based BCEG, a water treatment firm, said: "We had three meetings with local companies and are hopeful we have found a good match."
Also attending the roadshow was UKTI's Antonia Yendell, trade development manager based in Melbourne, Australia, who was on a fact-finding mission on behalf of several clients.
She said: "The opportunities for East Midlands companies in Australia are huge."
Peter Hogarth, regional director for UKTI, said: "The East Midlands is establishing itself as an international hub for green tech innovation and know-how."