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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Powering Future: Dr. Veerapat Ignites Asia!

Today, Dr. Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo Deputy Permanent Secretary, Minister of Energy Kingdom of Thailand opened Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia in Bangkok, calling on industry leaders to work together to harness the opportunities of the global energy transition.

Over the next three days, Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia will welcome 18,000 visitors to hear from over 350 CEOs, policymakers, and technical experts about the critical trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the energy and mobility sector today.

Taking place in Bangkok – a capital city at the centre of the fastest economic growth in the world and a driving force in Asia – Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia will together be a vital platform to showcase the policies and priorities of a region critical to meeting global environmental targets.

Future Energy Asia will address topics from across the integrated energy value chain, including the enormous potential of alternative fuels such as Renewables, Hydrogen and LNG, the careful balance between energy security and wider net zero goals, and modernising transmissions and distribution grids.

Across the exhibition and in strategic and technical conference sessions, the events will help drive innovations that will forge new pathways in the transition to net zero and facilitate the building of partnerships that will bring the industry closer to making clean energy accessible, secure, and affordable for all.

The Strategic Summit sessions will include a keynote address on the future of LNG in Asia, a spotlight panel on the importance of regional partnerships to support the energy transition, a future grid panel on powering the smart grid revolution, and an energy leadership diversity spotlight on attracting and retaining talent. 

Key speakers contributing to the Future Energy Asia Strategic Summit agenda, include:

  • Prasertsak Cherngchawano, Deputy Governor – Strategy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
  • Prasong Intaranongpai, Senior Executive Vice President, Downstream Business Group Alignment, PTT
  • Thanasit Vichaipairojwong, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy Division, PTTEP
  • Sushil Purohit, CEO, Gentari
  • Hajah Farida Dato Seri Paduka Haji Talib, Managing Director and CEO, Brunei LNG
  • Thomas Maurisse, Senior Vice President – LNG, TotalEnergies
  • Julien Perez, Vice President – Strategy & Policy, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)
  • Julia Souder, CEO, Energy Storage Council
  • Renaud Le Devehat, Head of Offshore Technologies, Technip Energies

Globally, transport-related emissions are responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. Modernising the mobility sector in Asia will be instrumental to achieving a successful energy transition and Future Mobility Asia – the region’s most comprehensive mobility forum – will play a critical role in enabling this.

Future Mobility Asia will showcase future clean mobility concepts, solutions, technologies, and innovations. The event platform serves as a central meeting point for OEMs, mobility innovators, after- market suppliers and technology solutions providers to meet, network and drive forward the mobility transition and transformation in Asia. Across the exhibition floor, there will be a robust line-up of engaging automotive showcases ranging from electric 2 and 4 wheelers, passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicle, autonomous buses, EV batteries, EV charging infrastructures, enabling software and technologies, components and aftermarket supplies to transform the mobility sector.

Key event highlights include:

  • The Future Mobility Hub, a unique interactive and immersive showcase of mobility solutions, offering a real-life model of possible urban mobility electrification.
  • The Electric Vehicle demonstration zone, offering first-hand EV driving experience with the latest Vinfast’s car model.

Industry leaders contributing to Future Mobility Asia Centre Stage agenda, include:

  • Chanin Khaochan, Deputy Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment
  • Anna Engblom, Managing Director – Southeast Asia & Japan, Volvo Trucks
  • ·       Michael Scott Johnson, Deputy CEO, Vinfast
  • Guillaume Gerondeau, Vice President Transporation and Mobility Asia, Dassault Systèmes
  • Bowen Wang, Sustainable Transport Specialist, The World Bank
  • Kirk Mitchell, Head of APAC Partnerships, Google Maps, Local Search & Google Earth, Google

Together, Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia will provide the only integrated, diversified summit and innovations showcase for ASEAN’s Energy and Mobility transition and transformation missions.

Dr. Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo Deputy Permanent Secretary said:

“In Thailand, we are committed to be committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emission by 2065, but it is imperative that we translate our climate ambitions into concrete action.

 “By facilitating collaborative business models and building new partnerships across the industry, Future Energy Asia will do just that: enabling businesses, innovators and policymakers to take an important step forward in addressing the energy trilemma regionally and globally.” 

Christopher Hudson, President, dmg events:

“We are pleased to be back in Bangkok and to – once again – be at the heart of a region with a critical role to play in the global energy transition.” 

“The path to net zero is not just about replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. It requires us to rethink our energy systems, improve energy efficiency and affordability, and embrace new technologies.” 

“By showcasing the latest innovations and solutions transforming the energy sector and by generating the thought leadership that will determine the direction of the industry, Future Energy Asia will provide an essential platform for these ambitious plans to take root in Asia and across the world.”

Prasong Intaranongpai, Senior Executive Vice President, Downstream Business Group Alignment, PTT, said:

At PTT, we have ambition to support Thailand to become a regional liquified natural gas hub. The complex challenge of transitioning to a low-carbon economy is not just an environmental imperative, it is also an economic opportunity. By embracing clean energy solutions, we can boost economic growth, as well as leading Thailand to new energy system era enhance energy security.” 

“Future Energy Asia is a critical forum for us to outline our vision and to shape our plans in collaboration with our government and private sector partners.” 

Thanasit Vichaipairojwong, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy Division, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

“Regarding the climate change agenda, we all need to speed up the emission reduction effort to tackle global climate issue. Energy transition will play a critical role to accelerate the low carbon world. PTTEP has set forth to reach Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, we will continue to focus on expanding gas-weighted portfolio while pursuing new form of future energy with the implementation of numerous carbon emission reduction initiatives in order to preserve our global for next generations.”

 Prasertsak Cherngchawano, Deputy Governor – Strategy, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) said:

“As the energy industry rapidly evolves, collaborations and partnerships across sectors and regions are becoming increasingly essential to achieving durable solutions that mitigate the impacts of climate change. Future Energy Asia will provide a valuable platform for stakeholders to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system.”

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