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Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 13:38 HKT/SGT

Source: POWER-GEN Asia
POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2009 Achieves Record-Breaking Attendance

BANGKOK, Oct 21, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia, shattered its past attendance record with nearly 7,000 power professionals attending the most successful event in its 17 year history. Held at IMPACT Exhibition and Conference Centre from 7th to 9th October, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy Asia saw the region's power industry professionals gather to discuss the latest developments, issues and challenges related to the region's power generation, transmission and distribution and renewable energy sectors.

The opening day of the event saw keynote speeches delivered by Sup. Lt. Dr. Prapas Limpabandhu, Vice Minister of Energy, Sutat Patmasiriwat, Deputy Governor - Generation of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and Dong-Soo Suh, Executive Vice President Power Plant Business Group from Korean engineering giant Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., prior to the trio officially opened the exhibition floor in a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

Strengthening Energy Security for Sustained Economic Growth

"Strengthening Energy Security for Sustained Economic Growth" was the theme addressed by a line up of 120 leading international specialists from across the industry.

The POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia conference programmes began the conference in perfectly appropriate style. POWER-GEN Asia's opening speaker in the Country Spotlight session, former Minister of Energy, Dr. Pyasvasti Amranand, outlined the current and future developments of Thailand's power market, whilst the opening presentation of Renewable Energy World Asia's Policy & Scene Setting session was delivered by Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy General Director of Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, discussing Thailand's 15 year Renewable Development Plan and the future role of renewable energy in Thailand's power generation industry.

Nigel Blackaby, Director of Conferences for PennWell's International Power Group, said, "POWER-GEN Asia's conference programme is an important platform for industry leaders to come together to exchange information, present new solutions and discuss future developments most critical to the growth of the market. The new Renewable Energy World Asia conference, dedicated to the renewable and sustainable energy, delivered an informative and technical programme of presentations, discussing the region's issues and challenges in the renewable energy sector."

"Conference sessions were extremely well attended, with professionals discussing the substantial issues surrounding power provision and how future demands can be met," added Blackaby.

Busiest Ever Show Floor

The POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2009 exhibition opened with an air of anticipation and excitement, as the world recession over this last year has seen most countries around the world reduce electricity consumption.

However, the event posted a record attendance with nearly 7,000 power industry professionals from over 65 countries converging on Bangkok for the region's premier industry conference and exhibition - offering a hint of optimism of an upturn in the region's economic prospects.

The record breaking number of exhibitors of over 170, were kept busy as streams of power industry professionals queued to gain access to the regions leading trade show.

Glenn Ensor, Event Director of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, said, "To achieve a record attendance of nearly 7,000 registrations is extremely gratifying, particularly in the current economically uncertain times. We are delighted that a growing group of power industry professionals, throughout Asia and beyond, see POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia as the meeting place for this industry."

With the full support from the Ministry of Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation and the Thailand Exhibition & Convention Bureau, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia enjoyed three days of quality conference content and leading exhibition.

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia moves to Singapore from 2nd - 4th November 2010 at the new Marina Bay Sands Resort. Further details and information on POWER-GEN Asia, www.powergenasia.com, and Renewable Energy World Asia, www.renewableenergyworld-asia.com.

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

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

Sectors: Energy, Alternatives, Exhibitions
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