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BANGKOK: 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 and attracted over 8,500 industry professionals from more than 75 countries. For the 3rd year in succession, Asia Power Week beat it’s registered attendance record, 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 today 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.
Heather Johnstone. Event Director - Asia, PennWell Corporation concluded, “We are very proud of the great successes that Asia Power Week has successed in for our 25th anniversary edition, where we once again attracted more than 8,000 attendees from all over the world over 3 busy days. What’s more delighting is the continuation of our long-established cooperation with Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, and the valuable and appreciated support from Thai authorities and leading private companies such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Department of Alternative Energy & Efficiency (DEDE), Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), EGCO, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL, BCPG, and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Asia Power Week has completed its mission in being a key platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience and in playing its role to propel Asia towards efficient renewable energy. The next Asia Power Week will take place on 18-20 September 2018, at ICE, BSD City, Jakarta, Indonesia and we plan to come back to Bangkok in the very near future”
PennWell Corporation will continue to host the premiere energy conference and exhibition for participants to communicate, brainstorm innovative ideas and generate significant solutions to global power issues and keep delivering a platform to meet, share, inform and learn about the latest advances in thinking and in technology for the Asian power industry.
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