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Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 08:00 HKT/SGT

Source: POWER-GEN Asia
POWER-GEN Asia Returns to Malaysia for Annual Gathering of Power Industry Professionals
Local industry support from major organisations

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power generation, transmission and distribution industries, will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27th to 29th September 2011.

The leading power industry event in Asia is also delighted to announce the support of Malaysia's top industry utilities, government energy organizations and industry trade bodies that will ensure its delegates, visitors and exhibitors are made welcome.

POWER-GEN Asia is delighted to confirm the endorsement of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, SarawakEnergy and the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) as key supporters to the event.

This is complimented by the support of top industry trade bodies that include the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM), the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) and Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF).

Event Director, Glenn Ensor, said, "We are delighted that POWER-GEN Asia will be returning to Malaysia from 27th to 29th September 2011. In 2008 we enjoyed the most successful event during the event's history. The enthusiasm and support of the Malaysian industry and authorities will ensure the success of POWER-GEN Asia and we hope to break more records for the event in Kuala Lumpur this September."

The event was last in Kuala Lumpur in 2008, where it enjoyed a most successful event, also backed by the country's leading industry organizations and government energy departments.

Diverse Solutions for the Region's Power Industry Challenges

Malaysia is a relatively typical country in the region, in terms of predicting a shortfall in power capacity over the next few years.

A number of countries in the region, including Malaysia, have been considering a nuclear power generation programme to help address this situation, however events at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant following the recent earthquake and tsunami in the south of the country, has led to some reconsideration of these policy.

Malaysia is currently investing around $10 billion in its power infrastructure, with tabled plans for additional gas fired plants, as well as a range of renewable energy farms including solar, wind and bio technologies.

The POWER-GEN Asia conference is a key forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latestissues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand forelectricity in the region.

Conference Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, "With the recent developments in the region, especially the impact of the events in Japan, has given the industry much to discuss in terms of the options available to meet the predicted shortage of power."

"Malaysia is well positioned with diverse options from traditional fuels torenewable energy, but is the rest of the region set up to overcome these challenges? We look forward to some lively and interesting debates at this year's POWER-GEN Asia conference."

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 state-of-the-art KLCC Convention Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, will host POWER-GEN Asia and its co-located Renewable Energy World Asia conferences and exhibitions, from 27th to 29th September 2011.

For further information on POWER-GEN Asia visit www.powergenasia.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
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