JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of renewable energy in Indonesia accounts for around 6.8 percent of total energy. The government has pledged to foster the development of renewable sources through direct investments, public private partnerships, and foreign investments.
The development of renewable energy is an imperative if the country wants to overcome dwindling fossil energy resources and tackle environmental issues.
Tri Mumpuni - CEO of Institute of Public Business and Economic (IBEKA), attending the press launch of Renewable Energy Indonesia said: "The economic growth will boost domestic energy needs and this will in turn open up opportunities for public and private investments. The potential increase in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Indonesia is remarkable."
Tri Mumpuni added, "More than 60 million Indonesian children do not enjoy full access to electricity. Based on a survey conducted by IBEKA, around 33,000 villages in Indonesia are not yet connected to any grids. All parties should cooperate and support each other to improve the nation's energy production through renewable energy and especially in remote areas. In the process, a trade event such Renewable Energy Indonesia can definitively play a key role."
Christopher Eve, President Director, PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia said: "We are proud to launch Renewable Energy Indonesia, which will be held at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, on 29 to 31 March 2017. This exhibition aims to be a platform that brings together professionals, investors and stakeholderswith a sharp and exclusive focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to exchange knowledge, best practices, resources and information."
"Conference, seminars, workshops, debates and exhibitors' presentations will add into the mix, and will complement the 3 days together with a business matchmaking platform."
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.
UBM Asia was awarded 'Asia's Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award' in Hong Kong's Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.