UBM organises renewable energy Asia 2014, emphasizing Thailand as ASEAN's renewable energy leader
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

BANGKOK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM has officially launched Renewable Energy Asia 2014, with 400 companies from 300 countries across the globe showcasing energy and environmental innovations. A major highlight is the King of Bio-Energy Pavilion, an honorary exhibition to publicize H.M. the King's remarkable talent. The presentation will confirm that foreign investors remain confident in Thailand as a regional investing hub, and over 20,000 visitors will join this year's event and enjoy seminars from Thailand's leading agencies working on renewable energy and the environment.

Mr. Suthep Liumsirijarern, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, who presided over the launch ceremony of Renewable Energy Asia 2014, said that "today, government agencies support the wide use of renewable energy." The Ministry of Energy has already initiated Alternative Energy Development Plan 2012-2021: AEDP. With reasonable and acceptable prices, renewable energy is headed to become the country's main source of energy by reducing dependence on oil imports and creating greater energy security. Impacts on the environment and communities as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions, the main factors of global warming, will also be reduced. Besides government support, Thailand is now one of ASEAN's strongest supporters of renewable energy and has the geographical advantage of being surrounded by 4 ASEAN countries with access to all forms of renewable power systems. Also, the local infrastructure makes the kingdom a perfect investing hub for renewable energy entrepreneurs.

"This year's Renewable Energy Asia 2014 is another important step to create cooperation among leading government agencies, such as the Ministry of Energy, the Thai Chamber of commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE) and others who work together to communicate knowledge and innovations that emphasize Thailand as the top destination for renewable energy in the ASEAN region."

Mr. Manu Leopairote, Chairman of UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the organiser of Renewable Energy Asia 2014, said, "This year's event has gained cooperation from government and private sectors as well as foreign agencies, such as from Germany, Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Korea. All will see Thailand's potential as an investment hub for renewable energy and a gateway to other ASEAN countries. They will also see that local entrepreneurs have the potential to invest in renewable energy as the attentiveness for renewable energy and environment in the country increase and investors begin to realize the benefits of employing renewable energy and the application of technologies that can cut costs, increase production and preserve the environment. At least 20,000 visitors, including executives and decision makers, are expected to join the 2014 event."

Mr. Manu added that besides renewable energy technology and showcases from international entrepreneurs, this was the first time an honorary exhibition would feature H.M. the King. With cooperation from the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, the Ministry of Energy, and the Thai Chamber of Commerce's energy committee, the exhibition is being held under the concept "King of Bio-Energy Pavilion." It will spread the word about H.M. the King's remarkable talent via an amphi-theatre with 4 languages available; including Thai, English, Chinese, and Japanese. There are also very interesting seminars, such as the 10th International Renewable Energy Asia 2014: Smart Energy for Smart ASEAN, which will bring together global academics who specialize in renewable energy. The seminar is being held by the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE). Energy Talk: Increasing Efficiency for Energy Use in Business and Industrial Sectors is held by the Energy Committee and Thai Chamber of Commerce, while the seminar on "Industrial Safety 2014" is being led by the Department of Industrial Works. There will also be a seminar on "Thai Renewable Energy: High Opportunity" by the Renewable Energy Industry Club, the Federation of Thai Industries, and over 100 discussions and activities that are helping expand knowledge concerning green.

For more information, please visit: UBM Asia (Thailand)

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