TIQ Japan eco-tech fair

TIQ Trade Commissioner Tak Adachi joins Kawasaki Mayor Mr Norihiko Fukuda on stage at the opening ceremony of the ninth Kawasaki Eco-Tech Fair

A human air conditioner – a wearable cooling device that circulates ice cold water through tubes embedded in clothes – sounds like the perfect solution to Queensland’s sweltering summers.

This was just one example of the unique technologies on display at the ninth Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair that was held on 16-17 February and showcased advanced environmental technologies of the region.

TIQ Japan’s attendance at the fair builds on the close relationship between Queensland and the City of Kawasaki following the signing of a memorandum of understanding in 2011.

Over 15,000 people from Japan and around the world attended the fair, which provided an opportunity to promote Queensland’s renewable energy strategy and opportunities for partnerships with Queensland companies.

Although Queensland has a world-class reputation as a provider of high-quality coal to Japan, events like this are important to highlight the contribution that our state makes in other sectors, such as environmental technologies and renewable energy.

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