SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 March 2019 - The Energy Market Authority (EMA) today announced "Accelerating Energy
Transformation" as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019.
energy demand continues to expand, and this is especially pronounced in Asia. The growth in energy demand will also be
driven by electrification of transportation, industries and buildings. This demand has been supported by increased
supply of oil and gas, lowered cost of renewables and technological
advancements in energy storage. However,
there remain concerns over meeting climate change commitments, even as renewable
energy investments hit record highs. Against
this backdrop, SIEW 2019 will provide a
platform for global energy stakeholders to deliberate on and accelerate the
transformation towards a more sustainable energy future.
General Manager of Shell Energy Singapore and Sharad Somani, Executive Director
and Asia Pacific Head of Power & Utilities of KPMG elaborated on these
issues at today's SIEW Global Launch. Zee
Loh presented key takeaways from Shell's LNG Outlook 2019 while Sharad Somani
shared views on the renewable energy transition.
SIEW 2019 will kick off on 29
October with key anchor events -- the SIEW Opening Keynote Address and the
Singapore Energy Summit. Featuring global
thought leaders, these events will set the stage for a week of discussions on energy
transformation, electrification and digitalisation. Confirmed speakers include Paddy
Padmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power International; Tatsuo Hatta,
Chairman, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC), Japan; and Datu
Sharbini Suhaili, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad.
delegates can also look forward to the 3rd
Energy Agency (IEA) Forum featuring a special launch of the IEA's "Southeast
Asia Energy Outlook 2019". SIEW Energy Insights and SIEW Thinktank Roundtables will showcase latest
research and perspectives by leading International Organisations. Some of the roundtable hosts include the ASEAN
Centre for Energy (ACE); the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N); the
Energy Studies Institute (ESI); the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ);
and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Energy Summit (ACES), Gas Asia Summit (GAS) and Asian Downstream Summit (ADS)
will return as partner events at SIEW. This year, ADS will include the Refining and Petrochemical Asia (RPA) Conference,
which focuses on core refining and petrochemical technologies. GAS will feature "Experience Centres" at its exhibition to highlight digitalisation and innovative
solutions in the gas sector.
2019 will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore
from 29 October 2019 to 1 November 2019. More updates will be released when
registration opens for SIEW on 1 July 2019.
About Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)
in its 12th edition, the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is a
premier platform in Asia for energy insights, partnerships and dialogues, which
brings together the world's leading conferences, exhibitions and roundtables in
one week, one location. SIEW enriches the global energy conversation by
convening political, business, academic and energy industry thought-leaders to
define and advance the world's leading energy challenges, solutions and actions
across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, and
energy infrastructure financing. Please visit www.siew.sg
for further information.
About the Energy Market Authority (EMA)
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.