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Asia Power Week to open in September

Released at: 16:55, 06/07/2016 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Asia Power Week to open in September

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South Korean capital of Seoul to host Asia's premier energy industry conference and exhibition from September 20 to 22.

by Doanh Doanh

Asia Power Week, the region's premier energy industry conference and exhibition, has revealed the Preliminary Conference Program for the annual energy industry gathering taking place in Seoul, South Korea from September 20 to 22 under the theme “Exchanging Knowledge - Generating Solutions”.

“We are extremely excited to bring this established and well-renowned event to South Korea,” said Dr. Heather Johnstone, Event Director. “We are extremely grateful for the support from South Korea’s energy industry and authorities for our 2016 event, which we believe will be one of our most successful in our 24 year history.” This is the first time in a decade the event has taken place outside of the ASEAN region.

“Moreover, the participation of important organizations and influencers in the power industry and the sharing of ideas and experience will provide invaluable insights into future policies, plans and opportunities, which will ultimately help South Korea and the whole Asian region better deal with its current and future energy challenges,” she said.

Keynote speakers on September 20 include high-level representatives from South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Electric Power Corporation, and Younghoon David Kim, Co-Chair of the World Energy Council (WEC) in South Korea. Other confirmed speakers include Heung-Gweon Park, Executive Vice President & CEO, Turbine/Generator Business Group at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. from South Korea, Willi Meixner, CEO, Power and Gas Division at Siemens AG from Germany, and Steve Bolze, President and CEO of GE Power from the US.

Asia Power Week, comprising POWER-GEN Asia, Renewable Energy World Asia, and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum, features more than 150 international experts across seven conference tracks who will present and discuss the most important topics in the power generation industry, focusing on strategic and technical power issues and challenges.

Asia Power Week 2016 is expected to attract more than 8,000 attendees from more than 85 countries around the world and also includes one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions for the power generation industry in Asia, with over 250 international organizations showcasing their latest products, services, technologies and innovations. Added to multiple networking, learning and business opportunities, Asia Power Week is the power industry event to attend this year.

Further information on the full conference program can be found in the recently published Asia Power Week 2016 Preliminary Event Guide, available at www.asiapowerweek.com.

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