Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
BANGKOK, Sept 23, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - POWER-GEN Asia, alongside Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power generation and alternative energy industries, will open at the IMPACT Exhibition & Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand on 2 October 2013 for 3 days of discussion and debate on the future of Asia's power industry.

POWER-GEN Asia is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year in Bangkok, where the event has truly become the annual forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region, and look at "Advancing Asia's Energy Future".

Around 200 companies will also be exhibiting their latest technologies, products and solutions that will drive the industry forward as part of the POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia exhibit floor.

Attracting 7,000 delegates and attendees from over 60 countries across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries with the conference programme including over 150 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, and the new addition of Industrial Water as part of the launch of our Industrial Water Day on 3rd October 2013.

This year's opening keynote session, taking place on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, welcomes high profile speakers:

- Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Deputy Director-General, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Thailand
- Mr. Soonchai Kumnoonsate, Governor, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Thailand
- Dr. Piyasvasti Amranand, Chairman, Energy for Environment Foundation, Thailand
- Mr. Markus Lorenzini, Head of Energy Sector, ASEAN-Pacific Cluster, Siemens, Indonesia

Economic growth requires energy as its enabler and the power industry is the provider of this vital lifeblood. Balancing this responsibility with the requirement to protect the environment has put the power industry under the spotlight more than ever before.

With this in mind the POWER-GEN Asia Plenary Panel Discussion will take place on Thursday 3rd October under the topic of "Asian Power - 2020 Vision", as we look at how the region's industry is performing and what policies, strategies, fuel choices and technologies will need to be employed in the future.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director, IHS Consulting - Energy & Natural Resources , Singapore, with the panel consisting of industry experts including:

- Miss. Yerim Park - Programme Officer, South East Asia, International Energy Agency, 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
- 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.

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, Provincial Electricity Authority, and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority. This is complimented by the support of top industry trade bodies that include the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, the Energy Regulatory Commission, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, Provincial Waterworks Authority, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, the Petroleum Institute of Thailand, World Alliance for Thai Decentralized Energy, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development, Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, and the Energy Research & Development Institute.

The new Challenger Hall 1 at the state-of-the-art IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre in Bangkok, will host POWER-GEN Asia and its co-located Renewable Energy World Asia conferences and exhibitions, from 2nd to 4th October 2013.

Gain access to the opportunities within the power generation and renewable energy industries of Thailand and wider region, and ensure your presence at POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia 2013. For further information please visit www.powergenasia.com.

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