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3 powerhouse events across the carbon, clean energy and energy efficiency sectors – Carbon Forum Asia, Clean Energy Expo Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia, to be held together for the first time, in Bangkok from 24 – 27 September 2013.

3 powerhouse events across the carbon, clean energy and energy efficiency sectors – Carbon Forum Asia, Clean Energy Expo Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia, to be held together for the first time, in Bangkok from 24 – 27 September 2013.

Clean energy and energy efficiency is playing an increasingly critical role in the economic future of Asia, driving legislation, government incentives and ambitious commercialization initiatives across the region. In their bid to combat environmental pollution, protect the long-term energy security of their country and to reduce their reliance on imports, governments across Asia-Pacific have put in place ambitious plans to grow their smart energy sector on a national level. This in turn has fuelled the emergence of new and the expansion of existing industries, creating opportunities for established players as well as startups, to leverage on the exciting developments unfolding in the region.

In Thailand, its government has made energy efficiency and renewable energy policy a key part of its climate change mitigation strategy. Thailand’s renewable energy market is the most established in Southeast Asia with a target of 25% of total energy to come from renewable sources by 2021. It is now embarking on a 20-year energy efficiency development plan which aims to reduce the country’s overall energy consumption by 20 percent by 2030.

To drive the momentum in smart energy adoption and policy implementation in Thailand and the region, Clean Energy Expo Asia returns for its fifth edition this year, and will be co-located with Energy Efficiency Asia and Carbon Forum Asia. The three events run across the week from 24 – 27 September 2013 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand. Together, these three powerhouse events create a unique stronghold, attracting a comprehensive gathering of professionals in carbon, clean energy and energy efficiency; while offering visitors a wider range of solutions across the full spectrum of the carbon and energy markets.

“Clean Energy Expo Asia 2013 will further accelerate Thailand’s plans of becoming a leader in the renewable energy landscape in Asia. Our collaboration with Koelnmesse combines the expertise of a well-known organizer of global trade fairs and conferences with Thailand’s strong pipeline of renewable energy projects. The Renewable Energy Industry Club of the Federation of Thai Industries and its members strongly support CEEA 2013 through our participation in the exhibition pavilion and conference as well as through the organization of the technical visits and clinics,” said Mr. Phichai Tinsuntisook, Chairman, Renewable Energy Industry Club, Federation of Thai Industries.

Linking opportunities in Asia to global investments

The trade fair continues to provide an important role by linking local and regional businesses with key buyers and investors around the world. It also creates the opportunity for an international exchange of the latest ideas and developments in the sector. This year, some 110 international exhibitors will showcase their latest innovations in clean energy, energy efficiency and carbon.

The Thai Pavilion showcases the strengths and capabilities of the extensive network of members from the Federation of Thai Industries Renewable Energy

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Club, the Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Thai Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association. Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, Mitr Phol Public Company Limited, Jebsen & Jessen, Emerson Network Power Thailand, Zero Waste Co., Ltd, New Power System Asia, Utile Engineering, Kemrex, Thai Daiichi, Thai Eastern, Chalita K. Swan Group, Asia Biomass and ABO Trading Limited are among some of the companies exhibiting from Thailand.

“Energy cost is the key driver of competitiveness in the global market. Awareness of the importance of energy saving continues to rise due to energy shortage problems and the critical demand for cost efficiency. Carbon Forum Asia, Clean Energy Expo Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia 2013 are important arenas for manufacturing companies to learn how to enhance their energy saving efficiency and to care for clean energy in their businesses.

The Energy Saving Consultation Center (ESCC) of The Thai Chamber of Commerce participates in this event in the TCC pavilion. ESCC will hold a seminar ‘Forward Clean Coal Power Plant in Thailand’ on September 26. ESCC always supports and brings valued energy information to manufacturing companies in order to enhance clean energy awareness and energy saving efficiency.” said Mr. Sanan Angubolkul, Vice President of The Thai Chamber of Commerce(TCC) and President of the Energy Committee of TCC.

For the first time, the European ASEAN Business Centre (EABC), the European Union’s gateway to Thailand, is organizing a European Pavilion to connect business opportunities in Asia to European companies in the smart energy sector. Visitors can expect to see initiatives and solutions taken by companies such as Biogasmart, RJC Soft, Atlas Copco and Roth & Rau from Italy and Sweden to Germany.

“In line with the EABC’s aim to contribute to competitive Thailand, we have invited members from our working group on Energy and Energy Efficiency, and European renewable energy companies to exhibit at the Clean Energy Expo Asia 2013. With world-leading European energy technologies and expertise, we can assist Thailand in achieving energy sustainability and her ambition to become the clean energy leader in ASEAN,” said Mr. John Svengren, EABC Executive Director.

China has also become quite a force to reckon with in the international clean energy investment market, having vested interests amounting to nearly $40 billion dollars in other countries’ solar and wind industries over the past decade (sources:WRI Analysis). Thailand, and the greater ASEAN, have become increasingly attractive markets for Chinese companies who see a huge growth potential in the region’s clean energy sectors. At Clean Energy Expo Asia 2013, visitors can expect a strong display of China’s clean energy capabilities, with companies like TBEA Xinjiang, Shenzhen Jingfuyuan Tech, DaQO New Energy, Sunflower Light Energy among others, exhibiting their solutions. This year’s Chinese participation takes up close to 200 sqm of floor space, a 36% increment from 2012.

Where clean energy and energy efficiency experts convene

Over the four days, over 60 thought leaders and game changers in renewable energy and energy efficiency will share insights with key innovators, entrepreneurs and investors on the latest developments and issues companies face in sourcing for financing, managing project risks, selecting the right technology and managing daily operational challenges in clean energy; and to share experiences and discuss solutions towards implementing a successful energy efficiency program. The Conference consisting of 3 panel discussions, 53 presentations and 1 workshop will delve into the following issues:

  • Energy Efficiency Workshop on Measurement & Verification
  • How Do We Unlock Capital to Overcome First Cost Barriers?
  • Optimizing Biogas Plant Performance and Safety
  • High Quality Measurements Pays Off in Wind Energy
  • Managing Uncertainty in Thailand’s VSPP Solar PV Market – An Investor Developer View
  • Tonga Hybrid Grid Project: Integration of High Penetration PV and Battery into an Existing Diesel Grid
  • Case Study – Real Opportunities to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Significant Money at Power Stations
  • Green – Contracts : Malaysia Case Study
  • Applications of the CUSUM Method to Energy Management
  • Breaking New Ground with Solar PV Rooftop Systems – Grid Parity is a Reality Today

Some of the key speakers include:

  • Masahide Shima, Director General (for International Project), Energy Conservation Technology Department New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan
  • Pramod Deo, Former Chairperson, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, India
  • Kang Yanbing, Director Energy Sustainability Centre , Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, China
  • Anand Prakash, Partner, MD, FE Global Clean Energy Corp, Singapore
  • Xiaodong Wang, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region, China
  • Aiming Zhou, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Jørgen Højstrup, Vice President Wind Technology & Optimization, ROMO Wind, Denmark
  • Balram Mehta, Vice President (Techno-Commercial), ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd, India
  • Kevin Andersen, Plant Integrity Engineer, AGL Energy Ltd, Australia
  • Arthit Vechakij, Managing Director, Excellent Energy International Co., Ltd., Thailand
  • Zulkiflee Umar, Head Unit, Demand Side Management, Energy Management and Industry Development Division, Energy Commission, Malaysia

“With the growing emphasis on clean energy and energy efficiency policies and investments and its impact on climate mitigation, the decision to co-locate Energy Efficiency Asia and Carbon Forum Asia with Clean Energy Expo Asia this year, is timely. It provides a much needed platform for business leaders, financiers and policymakers to come together to connect and exchange much needed intelligence to enhance sustainable energy adoption in the region. We are certain that with this increased opportunity in cross-exchanges, participants this year will go home with fresh insights and strengthened confidence.” said Mr. Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse.

Organized by Koelnmesse, Clean Energy Expo Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia will be held on 25 – 27 September. Carbon Forum Asia, jointly organized with the International Emissions Trading Association and hosted by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) will be held on 24 – 25 September. The events are organized in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, supported by the Energy Policy and Planning Office and the

Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency under the Ministry of Energy Thailand, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) under the Ministry of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries Renewable Energy Club, the Energy Research Institute and the Thai Chamber of Commerce. Energy Efficiency Asia is co-hosted with the Thai Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association (TEMCA).

For more information, please visit

CARBON FORUM ASIA: www.carbonforumasia.com

CLEAN ENERGY EXPO ASIA: www.cleanenergyexpoasia.com

ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASIA: www.energyefficiencyasia.com

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