HydroVision Brasil and Launch of DistribuTECH Brasil to Focus International Attention on Brazilian Energy Market.

Professionals from more than 36 countries expected to attend.

Key Industry Leaders to Give Opening Remarks.

Sep 07, 2012, 09:00 ET from PennWell Corporation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation announced today the co-location of the 2nd annual HydroVision Brasil with the inaugural DistribuTECH Brasil to be held September 25-27, 2012 at the RioCentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Expecting an international attendance of more than 1,500 energy executives and decision makers and more than 100 exhibiting companies, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will focus on the practical issues and solutions most critical to the success and continued growth of Latin America's hydropower and transmission and distribution sectors.

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"Meeting the challenges of tomorrow, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will bring together thought leaders and experts from both sectors for three days of in-depth discussion about the topics surrounding the sustainability and continued expansion of the hydropower and transmission and distribution industries. The unique co-location of these events provides the energy industry with an integrated international platform, offering valuable opportunities for information exchange, networking and new business development across the market sectors," jointly stated Mrs. Marla Barnes, Publisher of PennWell's Hydropower Group and Mr. Michael Grossman, Publisher of PennWell's Transmission and Distribution Group.

HydroVision Brasil's conference program will focus on key strategies and solutions surrounding new hydro energy production, environmental protection and management, regulatory issues, risk management, small and medium hydro energy, and equipment and technology.  DistribuTECH Brasil will feature content covering smart metering, distribution automation, energy efficiency, commercial energy losses and long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission issues. Conference sessions are expected to be at capacity with professionals discussing the substantial issues surrounding hydroelectric power production and transmission and distribution challenges, and how future demands can be met.

Mr. Marcelo Maia de Azevedo Correa, President of Neoenergia; Mr. Sergio Gomes, Regional Vice President of Alstom Grid for Latin America; and Mr. Jerson Kelman, well-known electricity industry expert who has held many important positions in Brazil's electric sector, will launch the events' Opening Keynote Session with remarks on the current state of the industry and forthcoming trends.  Held simultaneously, HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will feature an exhibition of more than 100 companies from around the world such as Eletrobras, Voith Hydro Ltda., ALSTOM, Andritz, ABB, GE Energy, Itron and many others, displaying the latest products and technologies impacting the hydropower and transmission and distribution industries.

"Both of these events have been met with great support from the industry.  We particularly look forward to the inaugural launch of DistribuTECH Brasil and the dynamic interaction between the two events and their attendees," said Barnes. "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. With support from LIGHT, Eletrobras, Furnas, ITAIPU Binacional, COPEL, AES Brasil and Grupo Energisa as Power Partners of the events, the quality of attendees will be exceptional."

The events are also supported by the following industry associations:  ABRACE, ABRAGE, ABRAGEL, APINE, APROER, CEISE, IGTC, C.U.G.P. and CERPCH. 

HydroVision Brasil is presented by Hydro Review Worldwide (HRW) and Hydro Review magazines and DistribuTECH Brasil is presented by POWER-GRID International magazine.  Both events are owned and produced by PennWell Corporation based in Tulsa, Okla.

PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental.  Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.  For additional information about PennWell, visit www.pennwell.com.  For additional information about HydroVision Brasil, visit www.hydrovisionbrazil.com.  For additional information about DistribuTECH Brasil, visit www.distributechbrasil.com.

Wendy Lissau
Director of Marketing
Email: wendyl@pennwell.com
Ph: 918.835.3161

SOURCE PennWell Corporation