Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 – Leading the Charge Towards a Sustainable Energy Future [Press Releases]
Global investment in green technologies is set to hit a high of US$800 billion by 2012, according to the Frost & Sullivan – Benchmarking Country Initiatives on Environment in Asia Pacific report. This result reaffirms the global desire to transit to a resource-efficient and green economy. In particular, Asia-Pacific has become a forerunner in the sustainable energy sector, with an increasing number of green energy and climate-friendly projects.
Aiming to propel this optimistic regional growth further, the annual Clean Energy Expo Asia (CEEA) is back for an exciting third edition. Held from 1 – 3 November 2011, at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore, Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 will once again feature as a key event in the Singapore International Energy Week.
Since its inception in 2009, Clean Energy Expo Asia has built a reputation as the premier platform that gathers leading players in sustainable energy and its related industries, as well as government agencies keen on advancing the sustainable energy agenda in their countries. Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 is expected to draw over 5,500 clean energy professionals from 55 countries and more than 200 exhibiting companies.
“Clean Energy Expo Asia proved to be a great platform for meeting people who care about our environment and those who are eager to promote the development of sustainable energy. We managed to secure fruitful meetings with potential business partners and expand our contacts during our participation at Clean Energy Expo Asia last year. More importantly, the gathering of a wide range of clean energy players in a single platform has helped us further our knowledge of the industry as a whole. We look forward to following up on more networking opportunities as well as show support for this valuable business platform in 2011,” said Ms. Marcel Chai, Product Manager, Apenergy Group. This is the second time Apenergy Group will showcase their range of LED and solar lightings at Clean Energy Expo Asia.
A stimulating showcase of innovations and opportunities
The Clean Energy Expo Asia Trade Fair will once again draw attention to the latest energy-savvy innovations in Asia-Pacific. Traditionally bustling with players from across the clean energy sectors, the Trade Fair is the premier business platform where developers of sustainable energy solutions can meet, connect and network with industry experts and buyers. To-date, innovations from over 170 companies in 35 countries will be showcased. These displays will encompass the areas of renewable energy, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
To showcase how companies are engaging the future leaders in the clean energy sector, Clean Energy Expo Asia will also feature the winning entries from Destination Zero Carbon, a model car competition held among schools in Singapore. Designed and engineered by students from across the islands, these models have successfully competed in nation-wide drag races organized by Horizon Fuel Cell and 3D ClassWorks, two Singapore-based organizations which will be present at Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011.
Business takes center stage
Taking a stronger stance in encouraging business and networking among industry players, Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 will introduce three new business matching programs:
- Technology Scout: In partnership with Lux Research, this new program aims to turn noteworthy sustainable energy business models and ideas into real implementations. Exhibitors are given the chance to submit their proposals prior to the event, for a potential meeting with Lux Research on the floors of Clean Energy Expo Asia.
- Investor Forum: Organized by SEAS, the Forum is aimed at improving the reach of sustainable energy concepts and ideas to investors. Selected innovators and organizations will undergo professional project coaching from industry experts prior to presenting their concepts to potential investors at Clean Energy Expo Asia.
- Hosted Buyer Program: More than 10 key Asian sustainable energy buyers will be specially invited to meet with technology owners and sellers on-site. These buyers were identified from feedback provided by exhibitors, maximizing the business relevance and potential outcome for exhibitors.
Driving the possibility of sustainable mobility
Growing from its successful debut last year, the Sustainable Mobility Pavilion will expand its showcase of electric vehicles to present visitors with a more comprehensive display of the sustainable mobility infrastructure. The new Sustainable Mobility Solutions Pavilion will include charging stations, solutions and equipment needed to support the wide use of electric vehicles in the region. For example, Robert Bosch, a leading global supplier of technologies and services in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology, will demonstrate its eMobility Solution, currently used to support the electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Singapore’s electric vehicle test bed program.
Additionally, sustainable mobility will once again be featured prominently in this year’s Conference. To further the conversations on sustainable mobility, the Roundtable will now be extended to two plenary sessions. The sessions will share with participants a case study on the successful implementation and adoption of electric vehicles in the city of Portland, Oregon, USA, as well as an outlook into the future of sustainable mobility. Speakers will include:
- Colin Sears, Recruitment & Global Business Development Manager, Portland Development Commission
- David Chou, Managing Director, EV World Pte Ltd
- Llyod Wright, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank
- Oliver Risse, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Greenlots
- Tom Navasero, Chairman, Elektromotiv
- Vivek Vaidya, Vice President, Automotive Practice Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
Powering up the future of sustainable energy through dialogue
Developed in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and SEAS, Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 Conference aims to offer a glimpse into the future of energy through a broad spectrum of discussion topics, including recent and relevant developments in renewable energy; trends and vital issues in clean energy; project financing of alternative energy; and new investment opportunities in clean energy technology in Asia-Pacific. Spread across three streams, the Conference will comprise of more than 21 in-depth sessions discussions, insightful presentations, working case studies and hands-on workshops. Notable sessions include The Road Ahead for Clean Projects & Investments and Raising Funds for Cleantech Projects in Asia: Finding the Right Funding Sources.
In addition, participants can expect to meet over 100 global thought leaders from organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, BNP Paribas, Conergy Renewable Energy Singapore and the National Development & Reform Commission, China. These speakers will share their views in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development in this year’s Conference.
“The world is about to reach the tipping point where renewable and sustainable energy become the predominant energy options. Now, more than ever, governments and enterprises need to view the sustainable energy sector as a key component of the future and play an active role in the take-up. At Clean Energy Expo Asia, clean energy professionals from around the world can further the adoption of new technologies in alternative energy through the showcase and exchange of the latest developments in the industry. Koelnmesse is excited with the depth and breadth of this year’s trade fair and conference and we look forward to demonstrating the vast potential of sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific,” said Mr. Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse.
Last year’s Clean Energy Expo Asia featured over 170 exhibitors and drew over 5,000 participants from 55 countries. For more information on Clean Energy Expo Asia, please visit www.cleanenergyexpoasia.com.
 Frost & Sullivan, Benchmarking Country Initiatives on Environment in Asia Pacific, March 2011
Source: Clean Energy Expo Asia