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Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 20:00 HKT/SGT

Source: POWER-GEN Asia
POWER-GEN Asia & Renewable Energy World Asia announce Preliminary Conference Programmes
- Leading international speakers at annual gathering of power and renewable energy industry professionals -

BANGKOK, Aug 1, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - The British Embassy Bangkok and PennWell Corporation, the organiser of POWER-GEN Asia 2012 and the Renewable Energy World Asia 2012 held a joint press conference to announce the upcoming events in Thailand.

Speakers at the press conference were: British Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Asif Ahmad; Dr. Kurujit Nakornthap, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy; Ratanachai Namwong, Assistant Governor-Power Plant Engineering; and Dr. Prasert Sinsukprasert, Director of Planning Division, DEDE, Ministry of Energy; Glenn Ensor, Event Director, PennWell.

POWER-GEN Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the electric power generation industry, and its co-located Renewable Energy World Asia, the leading event for renewable and alternative energy, announced details of the preliminary conference programmes for this year, which is being hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from 3rd to 5th October 2012.

The combined conference programme includes over 130 international experts presenting across 8 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

Towards a Secure Energy Future

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia launches its conference with a big debate, guaranteed to highlight the key challenges facing the power industry in Asia and the significant opportunities that the fast growing economies of the region offer.

Strategy and Technology Trends for a Power Hungry Region
Economic growth requires energy as its enabler and the power industry is the provider of this vital lifeblood. Balancing this responsibility with the requirement to protect the environment has put the power industry under the spotlight more than ever before.

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia's opening panel discussion is a good opportunity to take stock of how the region's industry is performing and what policies, strategies, fuel choices and technologies will need to be employed in the future.

The panel discussion will be moderated by a CNBC news anchor as part of the special coverage this international news channel is giving to POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia. The panel consists of seasoned industry experts drawn from leading utilities, suppliers, consultants and policymakers and include:

- Ka Keung Chan, CEO, Nature Elements Capital, China
- Arun Sen, CEO, Lanco Power International, Singapore
- Willem Van Twembeke, CEO, IPR-GDF SUEZ Asia, Thailand
- Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary, UN ESCAP, Thailand (invited)

Delegates will be able to participate by posing questions to the panel, raising issues of particular concern. Designed to set the scene and provide context for the remainder of the event, this big debate will be one not to miss.

POWER-GEN Asia continues to push the boundaries in conference content and once again offers a leading line up of conference speakers, from around the world, discussing important topics and issues that are key to the power generation and transmission & distribution industries across the ASEAN region.

POWER-GEN Asia 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."

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, "POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia continue to push the boundaries of content and discussion, focussed around the needs and requirements of the industry. We have an excellent advisory committee sharing their knowledge and experience in developing the conference programme, which delivers the right information and knowledge for the delegates professional development."

"We are also excited by the return to Thailand, which always plays an excellent host, and to what will be another great event, with 200 exhibitors demonstrating their technologies and solutions to make the power industry more efficient, secure and reliable. We look forward to welcoming the power industry to celebrate the 20th anniversary of POWER-GEN Asia in Bangkok on 3rd to 5th October."

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.

Neil Walker
Manager of International Event Marketing, 
T: +44 1992 656 643
F: +44 1992 656 700
E: neilw@pennwell.com

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Source: POWER-GEN Asia

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