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Asia Power Week 2017 announces Preliminary Conference Programme
Bangkok: The premier international power industry conference and exhibition, Asia Power Week, comprising POWER‐GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, has published its Conference Programme as part of the newly released Preliminary Event Guide for the upcoming event, taking place on 19‐21 September 2017 at BITEC.
Aiming to promote the transition to a low carbon, high‐efficiency energy future, Asia Power Week will bring together industry experts who can exchange knowledge and generate solutions for the Asia power sector. More than 180 international speakers together with 200+ leading exhibitors showcasing their latest products, services, technologies and innovations, will be present at Asia Power Week.
Delegates will have an opportunity to choose from more than 45 conference sessions under 8 main themes, which are: Trends, Projects & Planning; Finance & Investment; Optimizing Plant Operation; Power Technologies; Digitalization; Integration, Storage & Distributed Generation; Renewable Energy Strategy; and Renewable Energy Technologies.
Across the extensive Asia Power Week conference programme there are numerous highlights, including the ‘What’s Next for the Renewable Market’ Panel Discussion; the Hotspot Market Focus session, which will take an in‐depth look at frontier markets in Asia through the lens of specialists, with in‐depth experience of doing deals, managing risks and taking advantage of opportunities in such countries. In addition, there is a dedicated Panel Discussion, taking an informative and comprehensive look at China’s innovative Belt & Road Initiative.
As part of the hot topic of Digitalization there is a Cyber Security session, with contributions from Siemens, Kaspersky and Mitsubishi Hitachi, while AWR Lloyd is hosting a highly‐interactive Energy Storage Investment Analysis 101 Workshop Dr. Heather Johnstone, Event Director, said, “We are extremely proud to have been serving the ASEAN, as well as the wider Asian power industry, for a quarter of a century, and we look forward to continuing to serve by providing a forum where the industry’s wants and needs, in terms of both strategic market thinking and the latest technological advances, are met.
“As Thailand is establishing itself as a central energy hub in the ASEAN, and Asia is also stepping up efforts to decarbonize how it produces its electricity, I believe that opportunities provided by Asia Power Week will help Thailand and the wider Asian region to become a true low‐carbon energy leader in the near future."
This year, Asia Power Week has gained the participation and support of various influential Thai power industry players such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), in addition to the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), EGCO, RATCH, BCPG, Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), the Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
Kornrasit Pakchotanon, Governor of EGAT, said “We are glad that Asia Power Week has returned to Thailand once again together with the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Asia Power Week is a great platform for everyone to not only learn and share the latest innovations and inspiring experiences but also to strengthen global connections regarding the business of power generation and energy management. EGAT believes the Asia Power Week 2017 will be a promising opportunity for all participants to communicate, brainstorm innovative ideas and generate significant solutions to global power issues”.
In addition, Asia Power Week is offering specific workshops on the efficient and effective management of carbon emission and the challenges or risks faced in developing a secure and affordable gas market in Asia.
Asia Power Week is also introducing a new easy‐to‐use Business‐Matching Service, called hubsCONNECT, which will help attendees connect and meet with the people they wish to do business with.
Complemented by technical tours, multiple networking receptions, panel discussions, and many learning and business opportunities, Asia Power Week is one of the most comprehensive power industry events to attend this year.
Further information on registration and the full conference programme can be found in the recently published Asia Power Week 2017 Preliminary Event Guide, available at the event website (www.asiapowerweek.com)