(EnergyAsia, May 23 2013, Thursday) — POWER‐GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power generation industry, will return to Bangkok, Thailand from October 2 to 4 2013 at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre.

POWER‐GEN Asia, together with Renewable Energy World Asia, are a leading platform for the power industry to network and discuss solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future. Attracting 7,000 delegates and attendees from over 60 countries from across Southeast Asia and around the world, it is the industry’s premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.

The POWER‐GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia conference is a key forum for senior executives, industry leaders and senior engineers to discuss a range of important topics, the latest issues and solutions, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity in the region, all under the 2013 conference theme of “Advancing Asia’s Energy Future”.

For the first time, the event will include an Industrial Water Day as part of its conference programme. Water Day will take place on October 3 in conjunction with the other four conference tracks.

POWER‐GEN Asia has the support of Thailand’s main utilities, state energy organisations and industry trade bodies including Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency; Ministry of Energy (DEDE). The event also has the support of the country’s top industry trade bodies including the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation, Institute of Engineers Singapore, Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), Thai‐European Business Association, Thailand Environment Institute, Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, World Alliance for Thai Decentralized Energy, Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development, Philippine Independent Power Producers Association, the Energy Research & Development Institute, International Generator Technical Community, and the Petroleum Institute of Thailand.

The event’s director, Debbie Stanford‐Kristiansen, said:

“We are delighted that POWER‐GEN Asia will be returning to Thailand from October 2 to 4 where we hope to continue upon the achievements of our 20th anniversary edition, in Bangkok last year where we held our most successful event in the show’s history, and enjoyed great support from leading organisations and governments from Thailand and South‐East Asia as a whole.

“As a net importer of energy, Thailand is central to the Southeast Asia region’s power development plans and a vital part of a region undergoing change, a key component of this being the US$100 billion investment in the energy industry and its infrastructure within this part of the world.”

Nigel Blackaby, POWER‐GEN Asia conference director, said:

“The 2013 conference programme is once again taking shape impressively. With a vast amount of abstracts received for the Advisory Board to review this has resulted in a four‐track programme featuring strategic and technical presentations.

“Special focus this year will be on finance and investment within the sector, the influence of fuel pricing and availability on power generation planning, and the importance of energy security to countries that lay within the South‐East Asia region.

“The technical sessions will feature an all‐round look at the latest gas turbine developments, cogeneration and CFB based power plants. There is a real focus regarding growth and opportunity in Asia in this year’s programme and we look forward to some lively and interesting debates at this event.”