Asia

Asia Power Week Conference & Exhibition Draws over 8,000 Industry Professionals from across Asia 

Asia Power Week Conference and Exhibition, comprising of POWER GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia took place on 19‐21 September 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok.

This event attracted over 8,000 industry professionals from more than 75 countries, a clear indication that Asia continues to attract the attention of the international power generation industry players.

The official launch of Asia Power Week 2017 took place at the Opening Keynote session, enjoyed by more than 400 attendees.

Speeches and presentations were provided by General Surasak Srisak, Vice Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy; Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor, Renewable and New Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; Mr. Kenji Ando, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.; and Mr. Heru Dewanto, President Director, PT. Cirebon Energi Prasarana, Indonesia.

General Surasak Srisak, Vice Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy in his keynote speech said,“Ministry of Energy Thailand leads the Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015‐2036 which aims to reduce the country’s dependence on imported energy, double the renewable energy production capacity or increase it to 30% of total energy production in 2036 and cut the greenhouse gas emission by 25%. The achievement of these ambitious goals means the related parties have to double their capacities. It is significantly necessary for all sectors to join force in order to make this national effort a success. Ministry of Energy Thailand is delighted that Asia Power Week marking its 25th anniversary will support Thailand’s direction towards the future of energy sustainability under Thailand 4.0 policy.”

The three day event also boasted a large exhibition floor, with more than 200 exhibitors demonstrating the latest leading technologies and solutions, and delivering quality of content and experience from real experts in the fields, high level networking and potential business opportunities.

Asia Power Week will in 2018 take place for the first time in Indonesia at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Jakarta on September 18-20, 2018.

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