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Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 19:20 HKT/SGT

Source: POWER-GEN Asia
POWER-GEN Asia & Renewable Energy World Asia plays host to record attendance in Bangkok
Local and International Power and renewable energy professionals to gather for the industry's premier annual conference & exhibition

BANGKOK, Oct 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia, alongside Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power generation and alternative energy industries, took place at the IMPACT Exhibition & Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand on 2-4 October 2013 for 3 days of discussion and debate on the future of Asia's power industry.

Attracting a record attendance of over 7,800 attendees from over 70 countries, the 21st annual POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia hosted 7 conference tracks including the inaugural Industrial Water Day, all under the theme of "Advancing Asia's Energy Future".

The events saw a packed exhibit floor with 230 exhibitors from South East Asia and around the world showcasing their latest technologies, products and solutions that will drive the industry forward.

Returning to Bangkok for the 6th time, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia hosted the Joint Opening Keynote Session on 2 October, with standing room only, which included presentations from Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy Director-General, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy; Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand, Chairman, Energy for Environment Foundation; Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; and Mr. Markus Lorenzini, Head of Energy Sector, ASEAN-Pacific Cluster, Siemens, Indonesia.

After the Opening Keynote Session, the Exhibition Floor was officially opened with the Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting, performed by all Keynote Speakers, who were joined by Chiruit Isarangkun, Vice President Administration & Strategic Support, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

Of particular interest during the event was the POWER-GEN Asia Plenary Panel Discussion which took place on 3 October under the topic of "Asian Power - 2020 Vision". The panel discussion was moderated by Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director, IHS Consulting with the panel consisting of industry experts including, Yerim Park, International Energy Agency; Robert McGregor, HSBC; Colin Tam, Crystal Vision Energy Ltd; Michael Thomas, The Lantau Group (HK) Limited; and Wouter van Wersch, Alstom International.

POWER-GEN Asia continues to push the boundaries in conference content and once again offered a leading line up of over 150 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. Overall, the industry's premier conference programme attracted almost 900 delegates with the multiple tracks including topics focusing on strategic and technical power issues and challenges, as well as the growth of the renewable and alternative energy sectors, and the new addition of Industrial Water.

The end of three days of conference presentations and discussions came to a close to great appreciation and the presentation of the Best Paper Awards. Winners of the POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2013 Best Paper Awards were:

Distributed Power Transformative Technologies for a Power Hungry World - Available Today
- Mr. James DiCampli, GE Power and Water

Off-Grid Power Solutions - Efficient Integration of Renewables into Diesel Power Stations
- Mr. Torsten Wetzel, Siemens AG

A Comparison of Rankine Cycle Efficiencies and Net Present Values for Supercritical and Subcritical Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plants
- Mr. Nicholas Ash, Parsons Brinckerhoff

An Overview of F Class CCGT Servicing, Inspection & Outage Management
- Mr. Ian Kingman, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Constrain of establishing a Wind Farm in Thailand
- Ms Punnarai Wuthipanyarattanakun, Poyry Energy Ltd.

Glenn Ensor, Director of International Events at PennWell, said, "The 21st anniversary of POWER-GEN Asia and the annual gathering of industry professionals in Bangkok was once again exceptionally remarkable this year. Bringing together a record attendance of more than 7,800 attendees we have exceeded expectations this year. Thailand has always been an excellent host and again provided great support with over 200 exhibitors demonstrating their technologies and solutions to make the power industry more efficient, secure and reliable."

"The 2013 POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia in Thailand has been fantastic. We have received great feedback from exhibitors about both the quality and quantity of attendance here in Bangkok, as well as conference delegates commenting about the quality of the conference programme, which was continually well attended throughout 3 days, in all tracks, as well as the newly launched Industrial Water Day."

"The wonderful support of many of the country's industry bodies, including the much valued support of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, Energy Regulatory Commission and many other organisations, trade associations and bodies who endorsed for this years event, including the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau."

"Renewable Energy World Asia was launched in 2009, here in Bangkok and we are proud to see the status it currently holds, and we would therefore additionally wish to thank the Department of Alternative Energy Development & Efficiency, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation and, again, many other organisations for their support."

"All participants had played a huge role in making this event such a success, to which we are greatly appreciative and I would like to personally thank them for their efforts and commitment. We are also excited by our return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014 which also plays an excellent host for the event and provides great support. It is our aim to ensure that next year at the KLCC will be yet another great event, with more exhibitors demonstrating their technologies and solutions to make the power industry more efficient, secure and reliable, greater conference contents and many more networking opportunities for our attendees. We look forward to seeing you there," concluded Mr. Ensor.

For further information on POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia please visit www.powergenasia.com or www.renewableenergyworld-asia.com where the Call for Abstracts for the 2014 Conference is now officially open.

Lee Catania
Marketing Manager - PennWell Corporation
T: +44 1992 656 647
F: +44 1992 656 700
E: leec@pennwell.com

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: POWER-GEN Asia

Sectors: Gas & Oil, Nuclear, Daily Finance, Energy, Alternatives
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