Asia Power Week Conference & Exhibition Draws over 8,500 Industry Professionals from across Asia
Sep 25, 2017

22 September 2017: Asia Power Week Conference and Exhibition, comprising of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia took place on 19-21 September 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok and attracted over 8,500 industry professionals from more than 75 countries. For the 3rd year in succession, Asia Power Week beat it’s registered attendance record, a clear indication that Asia continues to attract the attention of the international power generation industry players.

The official launch of Asia Power Week 2017 took place at the Opening Keynote session, enjoyed by more than 400 attendees. Speeches and presentations were provided by General Surasak Srisak, Vice Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy; Mr. Saharath Boonpotipukdee, Deputy Governor, Renewable and New Energy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; Mr. Kenji Ando, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.; and Mr. Heru Dewanto, President Director, PT. Cirebon Energi Prasarana, Indonesia.

General Surasak Srisak, Vice Minister for Energy, Ministry of Energy in his keynote speech said, “Ministry of Energy Thailand leads the Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015-2036 which aims to reduce the country’s dependence on imported energy, double the renewable energy production capacity or increase it to 30% of total energy production in 2036 and cut the greenhouse gas emission by 25%. The achievement of these ambitious goals means the related parties have to double their capacities. It is significantly necessary for all sectors to join force in order to make this national effort a success. Ministry of Energy Thailand is delighted that Asia Power Week marking its 25th anniversary today will support Thailand’s direction towards the future of energy sustainability under Thailand 4.0 policy.”

The three-day event also boasted a large exhibition floor, with more than 200 exhibitors demonstrating the latest leading technologies and solutions, and delivering quality of content and experience from real experts in the fields, high-level networking and potential business opportunities.

Heather Johnstone. Event Director - Asia, PennWell Corporation concluded, “We are very proud of the great successes that Asia Power Week has successed in for our 25th anniversary edition, where we once again attracted more than 8,000 attendees from all over the world over 3 busy days. What’s more delighting is the continuation of our long-established cooperation with Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, and the valuable and appreciated support from Thai authorities and leading private companies such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Department of Alternative Energy & Efficiency (DEDE), Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), EGCO, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL, BCPG, and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Asia Power Week has completed its mission in being a key platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience and in playing its role to propel Asia towards efficient renewable energy. The next Asia Power Week will take place on 18-20 September 2018, at ICE, BSD City, Jakarta, Indonesia and we plan to come back to Bangkok in the very near future”

PennWell Corporation will continue to host the premiere energy conference and exhibition for participants to communicate, brainstorm innovative ideas and generate significant solutions to global power issues and keep delivering a platform to meet, share, inform and learn about the latest advances in thinking and in technology for the Asian power industry.

For further information, please contact:
PennWell Corporation
Lee Catania, Senior Marketing Manager
T: +44 (0) 1992 656 647

Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Yupapone Vorapongsukonth
D: +668 1499 6559

Yada Sintavarattana
D: +668 1694 9949

About Asia Power Week 2017
Asia Power Week, with its combined events of POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future. Attracting over 8,000 delegates and attendees from over 75 countries across Asia and around the world, it is the industry’s premier regional conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy industries.

The Asia Power Week 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, Asia Power Week will be held at BITEC, Bangkok on 19-21 September 2017.

About PennWell Corporation:
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and marketing services company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries: Oil & gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater, lasers and optoelectronics, fiber-optics, cabling, broadband, aerospace electronics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, and dental. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 50 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; San Diego, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit

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