BANGKOK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation and renewable energy industry, has announced the confirmation of the new EGAT Governor, Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate as a Keynote Speaker to open the 21st annual edition, hosted once again this year in Bangkok, Thailand on 2-4 October 2013.
As one of Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate's first speaking engagements as Governor of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, this will represent a great opportunity to hear from the newly appointed Mr. Kumnoonsate, and becomes the 4th EGAT Governor associated with the POWER-GEN Asia Conference & Exhibition.
This year's Opening Keynote Session, taking place on Wednesday 2 October 2013, includes high profile speakers, such as:
- Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand
- Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy Director-General, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Thailand
- Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand, Chairman, Energy for Environment Foundation, Thailand
- Mr. Markus Lorenzini, Head of Energy Sector, ASEAN-Pacific Cluster, Siemens, Indonesia
POWER-GEN Asia has truly become the annual forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latest issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region. Around 200 companies will also be exhibiting their latest technologies, products and solutions that will drive the industry forward.
The conference programme will include over 130 international experts presenting across 8 conference tracks, including topics focusing on strategic and technical power issues and challenges, as well as the growth of the renewable and alternative energy sectors. Plus for the first time the conference will include an Industrial Water Day, comprising of a full day of conference sessions dedicated to the industrial water industry within South-East Asia.
On Thursday 3 October 2013 at 14:00 the Plenary Panel Discussion will take place under the topic of "Asian Power - 2020 Vision". This plenary panel discussion brings together a group of experienced power industry professionals from a variety of disciplines, willing to share their views and speculate on how the electricity sector will meet the challenges ahead and what the industry will look like in 2020. Chaired by Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director, IHS Consulting - Energy & Natural Resources, Singapore, the Plenary Panelists include Miss Yerim Park, Programme Officer, South East Asia, International Energy Agency (IEA), France; Robert McGregor, Managing Director, Resources & Energy Group, HSBC, Hong Kong; Colin Tam, Executive Chairman, Crystal Vision Energy Ltd, Hong Kong; Michael Thomas, Partner, The Lantau Group (HK) Limited, Hong Kong; and Wouter van Wersch, Senior Vice President East Asia Pacific & President Alstom Singapore – Alstom International / Senior Vice President Asia Pacific – Alstom Power Sales & Marketing, Alstom Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Delegates will be able to participate by posing questions to the panel, raising issues of particular concern. Designed to set the scene and provide context for the remainder of the event, this big debate will be one not to miss.
POWER-GEN Asia continues to push the boundaries in conference content and once again offers a leading line up of 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. The full conference programme can be found at www.powergenasia.com.
Conference Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, "Increasingly, renewable energy generation is becoming a high priority for governments in the region. The need for its integration into the existing generation mix, means that conferences need to address the entire spectrum if they are to serve today's power industry. The combination of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia certainly achieves this".
ADVANCING ASIA'S ENERGY FUTURE
POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia's energy future. Attracting 7,000 delegates and attendees from over 60 countries from across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier regional conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.
The POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia conference is a key forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latest issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region, all under the 2013 conference theme of "Advancing Asia's Energy Future".
As the leading power industry event in Asia, POWER-GEN Asia is proud to receive the support of Thailand's top industry utilities, government energy organizations and industry trade bodies for the 2013 event. Supporters currently include Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency; Ministry of Energy (DEDE).
This is complimented by the support of top industry trade bodies that include the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, the Energy Regulatory Commission, Thai Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Association, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), Thai-European Business Association, Thailand Environment Institute, Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, World Alliance for Thai Decentralized Energy, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development, Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, the Energy Research & Development Institute, International Private Water Association, Energy Research Institute, International Generator Technical Community, and the Petroleum Institute of Thailand.
In addition to the Conference, the event boasts a large and ever growing exhibition floor, demonstrating the latest and leading technologies and solutions, with POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia delivering a quality audience and experience to all who exhibit and attend, enabling high-level networking and business opportunities.
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