Cooperation between China Electricity Council and German trade fair organizer brings new opportunities for development of China’s clean energy industry

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The China Electricity Council (CEC) and Koelnmesse have inked a cooperation agreement in December 2009 to jointly manage Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC) and Wind Power Asia (WPA).

CEC is owned by the State Council and led by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. Being the governing body of all power enterprises and institutions in China, the cooperation synergizes CEC’s local influence and government support with Koelnmesse’s management expertise and international network.

“We are honored to cooperate with the China Electricity Council, the leading association of the Chinese electricity industry, to hold Clean Energy Expo China/Wind Power Asia in 2010. With the current global concern on climate change, we believe that clean energy and environment protection will be one of the most important issues for the world’s development in the next ten years.

As China is the fastest developing market for clean energy it sets the ideal background for this strategic cooperation. Working closely with the industry, we will endeavor to provide a robust trade platform for the exploration of more effective clean energy solutions,” says Mr David Feng, Managing Director, Koelnmesse Co., Ltd. in China.

CEC will boost new opportunities for CEEC and WPA with the guaranteed attendance of key local buyer groups. Currently, 13 top power producers in China as members of CEC including the State Grid, China Southern Power Grid, China Huaneng, Datang, China Huadian Cooperation and China Guodian

Cooperation have confirmed their support for the events with strong procurement delegations. This marks the first time for CEEC and WPA to feature both the upstream power grid corporations and downstream equipment manufacturers and parts suppliers.

Trade visitors will also be benefitting from the alliance as a greater variety of equipment suppliers from the entire field of clean energy are expected to exhibit in 2010.

The next CEEC and WPA will be held from 23 to 25 June 2010 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.

For further information, visit www.cleanenergyexpochina.com and

www.windpowerasia.com

About Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC) and Wind Power Asia (WPA)

CEEC is the extension of Koelnmesse’s clean energy portfolio in Asia. It was introduced to China in 2008 as a trading and knowledge-sharing platform bringing together the leading players in the Technology, Services, Finance and Government sectors to address key issues in the areas of renewable energy and sustainable development in China. Working with partners such as the Asian Development Bank, Koelnmesse also manages Clean Energy Expo Asia and Carbon Forum Asia in Singapore.

WPA started in 2003 with Koelnmesse being a shareholder since 2008. It is the largest and most influential exhibition and conference in China’s wind energy industry. The last event was attended by 445 companies and 15,065 genuine visitors from 22 countries. The total exhibition area spanned 25,000 sqm. WPA is supported by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

About the Organizers

Koelnmesse

As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished

Enteco – an international trade fair on waste management and environmental technology – and Carbon Expo – the world’s leading platform for emissions trading and CO2 reduction projects – in Cologne, Germany. With over 80 years‘ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivaled skill-set and expertise needed to develop Clean Energy Expo China and Wind Power Asia into one of the premier international trade shows in China.

For further information, visit www.koelnmesse.com.

China Electricity Council (CEC)

Founded with the approval of the State Council in 1988, CEC is a consolidated organization of all China’s power enterprises and institutions operating under the supervision of the State Electricity Regulatory Commission. At present, the council has 1,440 members, ten classified branches and nine specialty committees. Entrusted by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and other related government bodies, CEC also takes over the administration of six nation-wide specialty societies. 30 power industry associations at provincial, autonomous region and municipality levels are the council members of CEC.

For further information, visit www.cec.org.cn.

Source: Koelnmessa.com

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