Rise of Asia: Global energy dynamics to take centrestage at SIEW 2013

Keynote speaker Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG producing company, will share his views on the role of gas in the future energy mix and how recent developments will impact the global energy landscape.

SIEW 2013, which runs from 28 October to 1 November, takes place as countries in the region expand their economies, placing Asian energy demand and usage as significant factors shaping worldwide energy trade over the next five years. This year’s theme, “New Horizons in Energy” also highlights the resurgence of new oil and gas supplies, and the emergence of novel technologies that are shaping global energy dynamics.

Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, Mr S. Iswaran, will deliver opening remarks at the Singapore Energy Summit (SES), a high-level dialogue on the importance of developing dynamic and competitive energy systems. He will also engage students in a discussion on Singapore’s energy opportunities and challenges at “In Dialogue with Youth”, the headline event for SIEW’s youth programme.

Mr Iswaran will be joined by regional energy ministers, industry captains and other thought leaders at the SES. Over five panel sessions, they will discuss the rise of natural gas and resurgence of fossil fuels, geopolitical energy dynamics, Asia’s efforts with regard to renewable energy and innovation, and ways to encourage low-carbon green growth.

The esteemed panellists include:

YB Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia;

Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates;

Mark McArdle, Minister for Energy & Water Supply, Queensland, Australia;

Jose Maria Figueres, President of the Carbon War Room and former President of Costa Rica;

Adnan Z Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA);

Amos Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, US Department of State;

Hiroshi Ozaki, President, Osaka Gas;

Yang Qing, Executive Vice-President, State Grid Corporation of China

Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA);

Jon Moore, Deputy Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance;

Anthony J. Jude, Chair, Energy Committee, Asian Development Bank (ADB);

David Pumphrey, Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

SIEW 2013’s onsite partner conferences include Asia Future Energy Forum, Asia Smart Grid/Electromobility, Downstream Asia, Gas Asia Summit, PV Asia Pacific Expo and Conference, Singapore Electricity Roundtable and Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Awards Dinner.

To register for SIEW 2013 and for further information about the programme, please visit http://www.siew.sg. This event is organised by the Singapore Energy Market Authority, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade & Industry.

About Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

The 6th annual SIEW 2013 is the leading 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 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 www.ema.gov.sg for more information.

For media queries, please contact:

Gwen Lee
WATATAWA Consulting for the Energy Market Authority
Tel: +65 6592 6983
Email: gwen.lee@watatawa.asia

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