The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) is one of Asia’s premier networking and knowledge-sharing events dedicated to clean energy and energy access in Asia. In 2018, as ACEF celebrates its 13th anniversary, participants will find an exciting format with a wide variety of plenary sessions, deep dive workshops, and other chances for learning and networking. Last year, more than 1,400 participants attended from 69 countries, and this year we expect an even greater turnout.
ACEF will be spread across 5 days. Attendees can come to ADB headquarters on Monday 4 June to participate in open networking activities all day with the ACEF community and join an opening reception in the evening. The Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs) period will be all day Tuesday 5 June and on Friday 8 June, and will feature interactive Deep Dive Workshops. These events provide organisers and participants an opportunity to share in-depth knowledge and discuss specific challenges related clean energy development. Each workshop is highly targeted, focusing on specific technologies or policy issues, such as hybrid renewable minigrids, wind energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy grid integration, or renewable energy financing. You can sign up for the workshops when you register for ACEF 2018 or you can contact the organisers directly.
The Main Forum will start off on the morning of Wednesday 6 June with an Opening Plenary that brings together senior officials from governments, development organizations, and the private sector. We are working to engage key decision-makers from across the region to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the clean energy sector. The rest of the Main Forum will include the four ACEF Thematic Tracks (energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and “the future of energy”), with presentations designed to address a series of important and “hot” topics that are especially relevant to Forum participants.