Accelerating Energy Transformation at Singapore International Energy Week 2019

March 26, 2019 - 10:54
Accelerating Energy Transformation at Singapore International Energy Week 2019

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 March 2019 - The Energy Market Authority (EMA) today announced "Accelerating EnergyTransformation" as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2019.


Globalenergy demand continues to expand, and this is especially pronounced in Asia.  The growth in energy demand will also bedriven by electrification of transportation, industries and buildings.  This demand has been supported by increasedsupply of oil and gas, lowered cost of renewables and technologicaladvancements in energy storage.  However,there remain concerns over meeting climate change commitments, even as renewableenergy investments hit record highs.  Againstthis backdrop, SIEW 2019 will provide aplatform for global energy stakeholders to deliberate on and accelerate thetransformation towards a more sustainable energy future.


Zee Loh,General Manager of Shell Energy Singapore and Sharad Somani, Executive Directorand Asia Pacific Head of Power & Utilities of KPMG elaborated on theseissues at today's SIEW Global Launch.  ZeeLoh presented key takeaways from Shell's LNG Outlook 2019 while Sharad Somanishared views on the renewable energy transition.


SIEW 2019 will kick off on 29October with key anchor events -- the SIEW Opening Keynote Address and theSingapore Energy Summit.  Featuring globalthought leaders, these events will set the stage for a week of discussions on energytransformation, electrification and digitalisation.  Confirmed speakers include PaddyPadmanathan, President & CEO, ACWA Power International; Tatsuo Hatta,Chairman, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC), Japan; and DatuSharbini Suhaili, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad.


SIEWdelegates can also look forward to the 3rdSingapore-InternationalEnergy Agency (IEA) Forum featuring a special launch of the IEA's "SoutheastAsia Energy Outlook 2019".  SIEW Energy Insights and SIEW Thinktank Roundtables will showcase latestresearch and perspectives by leading International Organisations.  Some of the roundtable hosts include the ASEANCentre for Energy (ACE); the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N); theEnergy Studies Institute (ESI); the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ);and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


Asia CleanEnergy 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 innovativesolutions in the gas sector.


SIEW2019 will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singaporefrom 29 October 2019 to 1 November 2019.  More updates will be released whenregistration opens for SIEW on 1 July 2019.

About Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

Nowin its 12th edition, the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is apremier platform in Asia for energy insights, partnerships and dialogues, whichbrings together the world's leading conferences, exhibitions and roundtables inone week, one location. SIEW enriches the global energy conversation byconvening political, business, academic and energy industry thought-leaders todefine and advance the world's leading energy challenges, solutions and actionsacross the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, andenergy infrastructure financing. Please visit www.siew.sgfor further information.

About the Energy Market Authority (EMA)

TheEnergy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Tradeand Industry.  Our main goals are toensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition inthe energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Through ourwork, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. Pleasevisit for more information.