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Countdown to SIEW 2012 – A Leading Event in the Energy Industry Calendar

In two days, global energy leaders from the public and private sectors will arrive in Singapore for a week of high-level dialogue, networking and deal-making at the 5th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

SIEW 2012, which runs from 22 to 25 October, is taking place amidst a rapidly evolving energy landscape. Long-held assumptions about the future energy mix are being re-examined, as countries and communities work towards ensuring a secure, sustainable and diverse energy supply. The theme for SIEW 2012 is “Shaping a New Energy Landscape”.

Ms Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, will deliver the SIEW Opening Keynote Address to kickstart the series of strategic discussions for the week. She will speak about the ongoing transformation of the energy landscape, and the policy actions that governments and business leaders can adopt to map a successful pathway in this new emerging paradigm.

Energy luminaries such as Dato’ Sri Peter Chin, Minister of Green Technology, Energy And Water of Malaysia, H.E. Soulivong Daravong, Minister of Energy and Mines of Lao PDR, Dr Adnan Z Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and Mr Jose Maria Figueres, President of Carbon War Room and the former President of Costa Rica, will address participants in an interactive, high-level dialogue at the Singapore Energy Summit (SES).

These eminent energy leaders will share their insights in four panel discussions. They will debate on the energy mix for the world in the coming decades, implications of these developments on climate change and energy markets, and efforts to diversify energy supply to achieve energy security. They will also examine the intricate interdependencies between food, water and energy. The list of experts and dignitaries also include:

-- Mr Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
-- Mr Peter Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning at Salesforce.com
-- Ms Ruth Cairnie, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning at Royal Dutch Shell
-- Mr David D.B. Morrison, Chairman of Wood Mackenzie’s energy practice
-- Mr Martin J. Houston, COO and Executive Director of BG Group
-- Mr Yoshiyuki Miyabe, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer at Panasonic Corporation
-- Mr Arthur Hanna, Global Energy Industry Managing Director, Accenture
-- Hon. Eileen Claussen, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
-- Dr Nawal Al-Hosany Director of Sustainability, Masdar


Other VIPs attending SIEW include H.E. Pehin Haji Mohd Yasmin bin Haji Umar, Minister of Energy of Brunei, H.E. Suy Sem, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia, H.E. Dr Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy of India, H.E Dr Wichianchot Sukchotrat, Vice Minister of Energy of Thailand, H.E Le Duong Quang, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam and senior representatives from Indonesia and Japan.

Singapore government leaders, including Mr S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, will speak at SIEW 2012 and its co-located partner events. Mr Iswaran will also host the inaugural “In Dialogue with Youth” on energy issues for over 100 students.

Co-located together with SIEW 2012 are six best-in-class B2B conferences and exhibitions. Spanning all key energy verticals, they will host a stellar line-up of speakers, and showcase top manufacturers and suppliers in their industry. New under the SIEW 2012 marquee are the Asia Future Energy Forum and Gas Asia Summit. Returning again are Asia Smart Grid, Downstream Asia, EMART Asia, and PV Asia-Pacific Expo and Conference.

Five energy Thinktank Roundtables – intensive, moderated discussions among industry peers and market participants – will also be held as part of SIEW. They are the Singapore Electricity Roundtable; LNG in Asia: At the Crossroads; Energy Technology Perspectives; Natural Gas Uses in Transportation: Liquid? Gas? Electric; and Offshore Renewable Energy.

In addition, there will be evening Networking Receptions for delegates to make new contacts and strengthen existing relationships. Platts will also hold its 2012 Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner on 23 October to recognise the outstanding achievements of Asia’s most influential energy executives.

SIEW will run from October 22 to 25 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. Last year, SIEW was attended by more than 21,000 policymakers, industry leaders, practitioners, thought leaders and commentators from over 80 countries, and featured 550 exhibitors.

Visit http://www.siew.sg/ for full programme details, updates, registration information and a repository of energy-related content in the form of academic research and thought provoking articles.

About Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

The 5th Annual SIEW 2012 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. SIEW brings together the world's leading conferences, roundtables, exhibitions, workshops and networking events from across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, smart grids, carbon abatement and energy trading in one week, in one location. Please visit www.siew.sg for further information.

About the Energy Market Authority

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Our main goals are to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. Please visit our website at www.ema.gov.sg for more information.

Annex A – Overview of the Event Lineup and Announcements at Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2012
 
 
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