Ministry of Energy to be Patron of Asia Power Week 2017 Reinforcing Sustainable Energy Mission in Thailand 4.0

19 to‐21 September 2017 - Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand – 17 July 2017: PennWell Corporation announced today that Thailand’s Ministry of Energy is extending its gracious patronage to Asia Power Week, the largest and most comprehensive conference and exhibition for the power generation industry in Asia, being held at the BITEC on 19‐21 September 2017.   

This regional event is expected to attract more than 8,000 delegates from over 85 countries across Asia and the world, and brings together POWER‐GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia under one roof, as it marks 25 consecutive years as the premier power industry event.

Dr. Areepong Bhoocha‐Oom, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand says: “Asia Power Week is a well‐established international event with renown and influence in the energy industry. The Ministry of Energy is pleased to extend its support to Asia Power Week again this year. As Thailand steps up its efforts to grow renewable energy capabilities and become a true leader in renewable energy in the near future, we believe that Asia Power Week will enhance our move towards sustainable energy future under the Thailand 4.0 policy. Asia Power Week will be 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.”

“General Nattipon Kanokchot, Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Thailand, will graciously preside over and deliver keynote at the opening ceremony on September 19th, announces Dr. Heather Johnstone, the Event Director of Asia Power Week. “It therefore gives us great delight to have the support from Ministry of Energy again for our return to Bangkok this year. The support from the Ministry affords us the opportunity to attract the country’s most influential partners, organizations and professionals in the energy industry. The Ministry’s useful insights will also help empower our conference. In return, we believe that Asia Power Week will be regarded as part of Thailand’s initiatives to carry out the policy of sustainable energy 4.0. The support from Ministry of Energy will enable us to reach out to the entire industry to encourage networking, business and knowledge‐sharing across the whole spectrum of the power generation industry. This internationally renowned conference is committed to excellence in reaching all aspects of Thai energy industry,” added Dr. Johnstone.

This year, Asia Power Week has also gained the participation and support of the Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), in addition to various influential Thai power industry players such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), EGCO, RATCH, BCPG, Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), the Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

The three‐day event also boasts a large exhibition floor, with an expected 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.

In addition, it will offer workshops on the efficient and effective management of carbon emissions and the challenges or risks faced in developing a secure and affordable gas market in Asia.

Delegates will also have an opportunity to choose from more than 45 conference sessions under 8 main themes, namely: Trends, Projects & Planning; Finance & Investment; Optimizing Plant Operation; Power Technologies; Digitalization; Integration, Storage & Distributed Generation; Renewable Energy Strategy; and Renewable Energy Technologies. For more information, please visit

For further information please contact:

PennWell Corporation
Lee Catania, Senior Marketing Manager
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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