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POWER-GEN Asia launches Preliminary Conference Programme for Annual Gathering of Power Industry Professionals

published: 2013-07-04 9:46
Advancing Asia’s Energy Future
2-4 October 2013
IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre
Bangkok, Thailand
2nd July 2013; POWER-GEN Asia and the co-located Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, has announced the preliminary conference programme of its 21st annual gathering, hosted once again this year in Bangkok, Thailand on 2-4 October 2013.
The preliminary conference programme includes over 120 international experts presenting across 4 conference tracks, including topics focusing on strategic and technical power issues and challenges, as well as the continued growth of the renewable and alternative energy sectors.
This year’s Opening Keynote Session, taking place on Wednesday 2 October 2013, welcomes high profile speakers, including:
  • Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy Director-General, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Thailand
  • Mr. Sutat Patmasiriwat, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand
  • Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand, Chairman, Energy for Environment Foundation, Thailand
  • Mr. Markus Lorenzini, Head of Energy Sector, ASEAN-Pacific Cluster, Siemens, Indonesia
On Thursday 3 October 2013 at 14:00 the Plenary Panel Discussion will take place under the topic of “Asian Power - 2020 Vision”. This plenary panel discussion brings together a group of experienced power industry professionals from a variety of disciplines, willing to share their views and speculate on how the electricity sector will meet the challenges ahead and what the industry will look like in 2020. Panellists include Robert McGregor, Managing Director, Resources & Energy Group, HSBC, Hong Kong;  Colin Tam, Executive Chairman, Crystal Vision Energy Ltd, Hong Kong; Michael Thomas, Partner, The Lantau Group (HK) Limited, Hong Kong; and Wouter van Wersch, Senior Vice President East Asia Pacific & President Alstom Singapore – Alstom International / Senior Vice President Asia Pacific – Alstom Power Sales & Marketing, Alstom Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore
In addition to the Opening Keynote and Plenary Panel Discussion, the Conference Programme will take place over the 3 days, including 6 tracks overall, running concurrently. These tracks include Trends, Finance and Planning; Environmental Challenges Fuels Options & Distributed Generation; Power Plant Technologies; Operation, Optimization & Servicing; plus 2 additional Renewable Energy World Asia Tracks. POWER-GEN Asia will also, for the first time, include an Industrial Water Day as part of its conference programme. Taking place on Thursday 3 October 2013, the Water Day will run in parallel with the other 6 conference tracks taking place as part of this years POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia Conference. The addition of dedicated water content is an exciting development where the latest industrial water treatments and usage will be discussed, along with addressing the latest technologies and innovations within this industry. 
Conference Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, “Increasingly, renewable energy generation is becoming a high priority for governments in the region. The need for its integration into the existing  generation mix,  means that conferences need to address the entire spectrum if they are to serve today’s power industry. The combination of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia certainly achieves this”.
POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future. Attracting 7,000 delegates and attendees from over 60 countries from across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry’s premier regional conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.
The POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia conference is a key 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, all under the 2013 conference theme of “Advancing Asia’s Energy Future”
As the leading power industry event in Asia, POWER-GEN Asia is proud to receive the support of Thailand’s top industry utilities, government energy organizations and industry trade bodies for the 2013 event. Supporters currently include Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency; Ministry of Energy (DEDE). 
This is complimented by the support of top industry trade bodies that include the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, the Energy Regulatory Commission, Thai Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Association, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), Thai-European Business Association, Thailand Environment Institute, Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, World Alliance for Thai Decentralized Energy, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development, Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, the Energy Research & Development Institute, International Private Water Association, Energy Research Institute, International Generator Technical Community,
and the Petroleum Institute of Thailand.
In addition to the Conference, the event boasts a large and ever growing exhibition floor, demonstrating the latest and leading technologies and solutions, with POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia delivering a quality audience and experience to all who exhibit and attend, enabling high-level networking and business opportunities.
For further information please visit www.powergenasia.com 
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