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A product leaded by CTA

The Antioquia Science and Technology Center - CTA, has more than 27 years creating solutions based on the transformation of knowledge, into tools that generate sustainable, economic and social development in the territories creating value to organizations.

To transfer knowledge of value and taking into account our expertise, we have designed the CTA model of specialized fairs that are an experiential type. This is how the first Latin American Eco-Products and Eco Services Fair “FLEP”, was born. This version of the Fair is aimed to the promotion of responsible production and consumption.

What is “FLEP”


FLEP is the main Latin American showcase for the promotion of eco-products and eco-services, as well as for the outreach of initiatives that foster production, responsible consumption and, at the same time, show an effective contribution to the care of the environment.

“FLEP” has the support of the
Asian Productivity Organization – APO


 

The realization of the Latin American Fair of Eco Products and Eco Services “FLEP” is possible thanks to the interest of the Antioquia Science and Technology Center, to replicate in Latin America the experience of the Eco Product International Fair -EPIF-, which has been carried out in Pacific Asia for 10 years; this being one of the mechanisms of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) to promote sustainability, productivity and trade between the companies of the different member countries of this organization.

The good relations between the APO and the CTA were ratified with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions in December 2015; which seeks to strengthen the cooperation and knowledge exchange in order to promote productivity and innovation in the city Of Medellin, relying on the support and accompaniment of the City Hall of Medellin.

This memorandum was backed by the supplementary agreement, signed on the 22th of July 2016 in Tokyo, by the APO general secretary Mari Amano and the deputy director of the CTA, Jaime Arboleda

Commercial Exhibition


There will be 60 stands with the main brands that promote eco-products and eco-services in construction, agro-industry, apparel, transportation, energy, tourism, decoration, consulting, among others.

The exhibition is aimed at entrepreneurs, traders, investors, product developers, researchers and the community in general that has an interest in everything related to responsible production and consumption.

Academic Event


It seeks to update and generate knowledge that contribute to the productivity of the organizations and the improvement of the quality of life of people from the promotion of knowledge around the product´s life cycle; seeking to raise awareness regarding responsible production and consumption.

Topics: Eco-effectiveness, Green Design, Green Lables, Certifications, Trends, Circular Economics, Green Productivity, Packaging Design, Sustainable Procurement (ISO 20400), Life Cycle Assessment.

The event is aimed at the personnel that design, manage, operate and market eco products and eco services in small, medium and large companies, as well as professionals in related areas interested in these issues.

Acknowledgment


The “FLEP” will recognize the efforts of companies and designers of eco-products and eco-services, that minimize the impact on the environment, that are efficient in the use of resources, generate positive economic results and prove to be an effective mechanism to strengthen a responsible production and consumption culture.

LIVING LABS


These areas seek to create experiential experiences that show the importance of aligning production with responsible consumption and, at the same time, contribute to the creation of a culture for sustainability. We will have a space called "24 hours of Eco-life" and another called "Eco-Kids" so that adults, children and young people have a true eco-experience.

In addition to this “FLEP” will promote those initiatives that are born from the articulation between companies and knowledge institutions, and are reflected in the creation of sustainable solutions for the diverse needs of the market and the territories.

¡Take advantage of this moment!


Sustainable production increases net profits in economic activities by the reduction of the use of resources, reusing, reducing waste and pollution throughout the product life cycle, while also achieving a better quality of life for consumers, and at the same time contributing to the improvement of the environment.

Consumer habits are changing. Sustainable products make a positive difference in the market of a generation that feels the responsibility of taking care of the environment and society.