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Brasil's Premier Power Event Announces 2013 Preliminary Event Program

SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

PennWell and PennWell do Brasil, announce the launch of the Preliminary Event Program for PennWell's tri-located events, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil to be held from 24-26 September 2013 at Transamercia Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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The 2013 program will mark the third and second year for HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil respectively along with the inauguration of POWER-GEN Brasil. The new POWER-GEN Brasil event will complete the global network of POWER-GEN events, which collectively attract nearly 70,000 power professionals around the world. This is in direct response to market demand as Brazil faces a need for a massive expansion of its energy and power sectors to keep pace with the demands of economic growth.

The three co-located events provide the total power experience - generation, supply and delivery-covering all facets of networking, key industry topics and innovations impacting the future of the South American and Latin American markets. Together, they offer immense opportunity for companies throughout the world to enter this market and tap into this growth.  

In line with the POWER-GEN, HydroVision and DistribuTECH brands, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will present a world-conference program that features over 200 speakers and more than 100 exhibitors  from  20 countries around the globe plus special events and presentations. All up, the events are expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees worldwide.

Key highlights will include:

  • Opening Keynote featuring some of the industry's top leaders
  • Special Session which will discuss the rationale behind new rate reductions implemented by the federal government and their implications for utilities
  • Networking Receptions on the exhibition floor
  • Projects of the Year Awards for projects in the generation, hydropower and transmission & distribution sectors
  • Closing Awards Luncheon with a wrap up of the week's activities

Covering the full spectrum of electricity generation, transmission & distribution from plant to consumer, the events serve as a timely reminder of the great investment opportunities in the Brazilian power sector over the coming years.

Brazil's investment rate will accelerate to as much as 25 percent GDP within five or six years following the launch of a large infrastructure program. According to Miriam Belchior, Brazil's budget and planning minister, the country should achieve higher rates of return from a series of concession projects.

Further to this, Brazil's electric power generation industry will be a major contributor of this investment with US$60bn expected to be invested in the next five years as stated by the federal energy planning. This represents an increase of nearly 65GW of power generation installed capacity to 167.01 GW by December 2019 as a result of the Government's Power Sector Ten-Year Expansion Plan.

With Government officials confident Brazil can achieve annual economic growth of about three percent to four percent, POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil provide the ideal opportunity for international companies to participate in this annual event and be part of the forecasted investment surge in Brazil.

The show has major support from Furnas as Host Utility and Official Endorsement by  Government of the State of São Paulo, EnergyState Secretariat. The event also has the backing of major Supporting Associations- Abradee, Abragel, Abraget, Abrate and Society of Mining Engineers (SME).

Excellent opportunities are still available to join a host of major sponsors which include HSB Global Standards, Wartsila, Siemens, Engevix, GGB, Obermeyer, Eletra, Elo, Itron and Oracel Utilities. For exhibit and sponsorship enquiries, visit http://www.powerbrasilevents.com/en/index.html

A diverse range of conference topics will be presented by industry experts. Key topics up for discussion include policy and finance, environmental issues, achieving sustainability, smarter grid development and integrating new and renewable power sources as well as current status and future plans for energy generation in Brazil.

The show will also feature leading exhibiting companies include the likes of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Czech Pavilion, Finnish Pavilion, Steag Energy Services do Brasil, IMPSA, Alstom Brasil, Voith and Andritz Hydro GMBH showcasing the very latest products, equipment and design solutions for the power and hydro generation and supply industries.

The Early Bird Registration Discount offers a $100 saving for delegates registering before 16 August 2013. To register or for more information on the conference sessions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.powerbrasilevents.com/en/index.html

About PennWell Corporation:

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the electric power generation and delivery and hydropower sectors plus other diverse markets. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China. 

http://www.pennwell.com

About PennWell do Brasil:

PennWell do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro was officially launched on 8 April 2013. The opening of this local office signifies an important milestone in the continued growth of POWER-GEN Brasil, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil.

The momentum seen by these events thus far underscores the importance of such a platform to the industry and the acute international interest in the Brazilian market. Having a local Brazilian office enables optimal support for the energy industry in Brazil with local currency registration, logistical and invoicing capabilities.

Joining PennWell's major offices located around the world in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China, PennWell do Brasil furthers the company's strategic expansion in the global media marketplace and supports PennWell's rapidly expanding energy businesses in Brazil.

PennWell do Brasil Holdings Ltda
Rua Candelaria, 65Sala 1604
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20091-020
BRAZIL
Tel: 55-21-2172-5353 / Fax: 55-21-2172-5101 / Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.

Press Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Sue McDermott
Marketing Manager
PennWell Corporation
Tel: +44-(0)1992-656-632  / Fax: +44-(0)1992-656-700  / E-mail: suemc@pennwell.com

 

SOURCE PennWell Corporation



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