(EnergyAsia, May 28, Thursday) — The POWER-GEN Asia 2009 conference and exhibition, the event for the power generation and transmission and distribution industries in Southeast Asia, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from October 7 to 9.

Organised by Pennwell, the event is said to have garnered support from the region’s ministries and energy authorities including Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA).

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) have also announced their support for this high profile event.

POWER-GEN Asia, which will be held at the same venue as the Renewable Energy World Asia event, is expected to attract over 6,000 industry professionals to discuss the latest developments and ideas for the future of the Asian power generation sector.

Renewable Energy World Asia will introduce a dedicated conference track, specifically for renewable energy, that will focus on the developments, technologies, products and case studies for the renewable power generation sector.

The POWER-GEN Asia conference is a key forum for senior executives and industry leaders to discuss a range of topics, from the region’s energy markets, resources and environmental challenges to power plant generation technologies and operating and servicing plants, in order to meet the challenge of the growing demand for electricity.

Pennwell event director Glenn Ensor said: “We are delighted that POWER-GEN Asia is returning to Bangkok from October 7 to 9, the enthusiasm and support of the Thai Government and industry authorities will ensure the success of the event.

“Southeast Asia is one of the fastest developing regions in the world and its appetite for energy is growing at an astonishing rate. Recent estimates are that over US$50 billion investment is required in the region, in order to meet the growing demand for power.

“It is important that the region’s premier event for the power generation and transmission and distribution industries continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted that so many companies have already committed to exhibiting at POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia.”

With over 150 exhibitors and more than 6,000 visitors from over 50 countries, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia have become the most important annual meeting place for international power executives with interests in Asia.

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