English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Friday, 29 June 2012, 20:00 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: POWER-GEN Asia
POWER-GEN Asia Launches Preliminary Conference Programme for Annual Gathering of Power Industry Professionals
Celebrating 20 years of POWER-GEN Asia

BANGKOK, June 29, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the electric power generation industry, has announced the preliminary conference programme of its 20th annual gathering, this year hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from 3rd to 5th October 2012.

The preliminary conference programme includes over 130 international experts presenting across 6 conference tracks, including topics focusing on strategic and technical power issues and challenges, as well as the growth of the renewable and alternative energy sectors.

This year's keynote session, taking place on Wednesday 3rd October, also welcomes high profile speakers:
- Arak Chonlatanon, Minister of Energy, Thailand
- Sutat Patmasiriwat, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand
- Kenji Uenishi, President, GE Energy, Asia Pacific, Singapore

Conference Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, "This years conference programme is lining up to be one of the most interesting and exciting in the 20 years of POWER-GEN Asia. With many local and regional challenges facing the Asian power market, we will be tackling these challenges head-on looking at how issues, from Finance and Planning to Environmental Protection, Flexibility, Fuels & Grid Technology, could be addressed to achieve the right solutions."

Towards a Secure Energy Future

Thailand's GDP is predicted to see a 5.6% growth, leading to a 6% growth in peak power demand between 2012-2016 to 35,600 MW and 44,200 MW by 2021. With current capacity of around 28,500 MW, and despite current energy imports from neighbouring countries, Thailand will see a shortfall in capacity in the next few years.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand generates around 50% of Thailand's electricity and expects to invest around 100 billion Baht (US$ 3.5 bn) in energy markets in the coming years, as the Ministry of Energy looks to address the energy security issues.

Thailand wants to be a leading country in exporting carbon credits in Asia by promoting study and research on the carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and enable the country to submit energy projects for certification under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), at a total of one million tons CO2 per year.

Despite putting a hold on building nuclear plants for 3 years, whilst a review is undertaken, Thailand is still interested in pursuing this option, with the Ministry of Energy looking to undertake a detailed feasibility study on the development of nuclear power plants, using relevant IAEA guidelines.

As a net importer of energy, Thailand is central to the region's power development plans and part of a region undergoing change and a US$100 billion investment in the energy industry and its infrastructure.

Celebrating 20 years of POWER-GEN Asia

POWER-GEN Asia is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in Bangkok, where the event has truly become the annual forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latest issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region.

Event Director, Glenn Ensor, said, "We are delighted that POWER-GEN Asia has reached this landmark anniversary and that it is being hosted in Thailand for this special occasion. We have always received great support from the industry in Thailand, and this year is no exception. With organisations including the Ministry of Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, PTT and many others supporting POWER-GEN Asia 2012, we are humbled that this event garners such great support and looking forward to another excellent conference and exhibition."

POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia, is anticipated to receive around 7,000 industry professionals, who will gather for three days to enjoy the industry's leading conference and experience the latest developments and ideas for the future of the Asian power generation sector.

The new Challenger Hall 1 at the state-of-the-art IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre in Bangkok, will host POWER-GEN Asia and its co-located Renewable Energy World Asia conferences and exhibitions, from 3rd to 5th October 2012.

For further information on POWER-GEN Asia visit www.powergenasia.com.

About POWER-GEN Asia

PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified, business-to-business media company providing authoritative print and online publications, conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, online exchanges and information products to strategic global markets.

Since 1910 PennWell has been known for providing comprehensive coverage of several strategic markets. In those early days, PennWell was a pioneer in the emerging oil industry with Oil & Gas Journal magazine, founded in 1902. Today PennWell publishes 45 business-to-business magazines and newsletters, conducts over 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, directories and database services.

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia continue to push the boundaries in conference content and will once again offer a leading line up of conference speakers, from around the world, discussing important topics and issues that are key to the power generation. Industries across the ASEAN region with a total of 6 conference tracks and over 150 international experts presenting across the 2 events.

In addition to the Conference, the event boasts the largest exhibition floor for the power industry within South East Asia, with over 230 exhibitors expected to be demonstrating the latest and leading technologies and solutions. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia delivers a quality audience and experience to all who exhibit and attend, enabling high-level networking and business opportunities. For further information on these events please visit www.powergenasia.com and www.renewablenergyworld-asia.com.

Contact:
Neil Walker
Manager of International Event Marketing, 
PennWell
T: +44 1992 656 643
F: +44 1992 656 700
E: [email protected]



Source: POWER-GEN Asia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Gas & Oil, Nuclear, Daily Finance, Energy
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.

 

POWER-GEN Asia Releated News
Sept 20, 2014 08:00 HKT/SGT
ASEAN Power Week Conference & Exhibition Draws 8,000 Industry Professionals from over 70 Countries
June 9, 2014 19:00 HKT/SGT
International Power Generation Experts to Meet in Kuala Lumpur for ASEAN Power Week
May 28, 2014 20:30 HKT/SGT
POWER-GEN Asia, Renewable Energy World Asia and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum combine to form ASEAN POWER WEEK
Feb 5, 2014 21:00 HKT/SGT
POWER-GEN Asia: Kuala Lumpur to Host International Financial Forum on Power Generation
Nov 11, 2013 19:30 HKT/SGT
Malaysia to Host Annual Gathering of Global Power Industry Professionals at POWER-GEN Asia 2014
More news >>
Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 10 8405 3688 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: