11 October 2013 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said today that two Davao-based companies are participating in the 4th International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2013 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

IGEM 2013 is Malaysia's largest green technology and eco-products exhibition, and is being held to coincide with the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). The hosts of the GES are Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and United States President Barack Obama, who was represented by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The two companies include Environmental Counselors Inc. (ECI) and Far East Associates (FEA), both of which advocate environmental planning in the country.

"The Embassy is heartened with the participation of companies advocating environmental planning. Their companies are of a rare breed because they combine business with concern for the environment. In this day and age, concern for the environment is something that everyone must pay attention to," Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya said.

The delegation also paid a courtesy call at the Embassy on October 11.

ECI is an environmental management company offering varied services to help private and government sector clients meet environmental standards and legal compliance in the Philippines and the ASEAN. It was formed in 1997 in Manila by a group of professionals who have previous experience working with government environmental agencies and nongovernmental organization. It is headed by Atty. Antonio Tria as Chairman and John Carlo Tria as Director.

Meanwhile, FEA is an architectural design and planning firm with a special interest in environmental planning, and is currently engaged in architectural design and planning, urban design, environmental planning and construction management services. It is headed by Principal Architect, Founder and Managing Partner Danilo Lim.

Both companies are members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Aptly themed "Advancing Green Growth And Global Entrepreneurship", IGEM 2013 take the green lead in the region by gathering an outstanding ensemble of like-minded industry players and professionals from various sectors, public and private, big and small, local and foreign, new as well as established, to explore and seize the many opportunities from the exciting and emerging green market in the region towards sustainable growth and development for the future.

The IGEM 2013 started last October 10 and will run until October 13. END