Smart Energy Technology Asia 2020

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The Energy Landscape

The new normal beyond COVID-19

2000

delegates from the power, energy, technology, and utility industries

300

high-level executives & decision makers

50

industry leading expert speakers

10

hours of networking

30

conference sessions

10,000+

participants from all over the world

40+

hours of full conference program

70+

speakers and international experts

16

Breakout sessions

4

main forum sessions

Speakers

Hidetoshi Nishimura

President - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Hidetoshi Nishimura

President - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo and obtained a Master's Degree in International Development and Economics from Yale University. Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1976. Has assumed numerous positions, including Representative of the Asia-Pacific Region of the Japan Overseas Development Corporation, Director of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Division of the Trade Policy Bureau, Vice Governor for International Affairs of Ehime Prefecture, Director-General of the Business Support Department of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Executive Managing Director of the Japan-China Economic Association, and President of the Japan- China Northeast Development Association. Assumed position of ERIA Executive Director in June 2008 and subsequently was appointed as ERIA’s first President in June 2015, and was reappointed as President of ERIA by the Governing Board for a third five-year term in June 2018. Visiting Professor of Waseda University (Japan), Darma Persada University (Indonesia), Honorary Professor of Guangxi University (China), and Fellow of Musashino Institute for Global Affairs, Musashino University (Japan).

Masatoshi Sugiura

Head of Division, Asia-Pacific and Partnerships - International Energy Agency

Masatoshi Sugiura

Head of Division, Asia-Pacific and Partnerships - International Energy Agency

Prasert Sinsukprasert

Deputy Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Energy

Prasert Sinsukprasert

Deputy Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Energy

Dr. Prasert Sinsukprasert is currently the Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy. He has gained extensive experience and a variety of knowledge in energy development and management, both internationally and domestically. In the international front, he has been actively representing Thailand in APEC, ASEAN, and GMS Energy Cooperation as well as several international bilateral cooperation on energy. For the subject of energy connectivity and market integration, he has been involved in many energy interconnection schemes namely Tran-ASEAN Gas pipelines, ASEAN Power Grid, GMS Regional Power Cooperation Center. Additionally, he is a Vice- Chairman in the Bureau of Global Energy Efficiency 21 Expert Group and a Programmed Committee member in World Energy Council. Dr. Prasert is a key person in developing many initiatives to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Thailand. For example, he has managed and developed several projects under the ESCO Fund & Venture Capital program, providing investment for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, equity financing, equipment leasing, carbon credit trading, credit guarantee facilities, and technical assistance. He has also been involved in the development and management of the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund and initiated the Revolving Fund for Energy Conservation, a financing program providing low- interest loans for energy efficiency and conservation investments which has leveraged over 500 million USD of EE and RE investment in Thailand.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Energy, Dr. Prasert worked as energy researcher and consultant in the Asia Technical Department at the World Bank, Washington DC, USA and co-produced two publications on Energy Pricing Policies and Energy Profiles in Asian countries.

Dr. Prasert holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Master Degree in Energy Conversion from George Washington University in Washington DC, and both Master and Doctoral Degrees in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. He is also a guest lecturer and speaker at leading universities, academic institution, seminars and events, at both domestic and international levels.

Sarawut Kaewtathip

Director General of Department of Mineral Fuels - Ministry of Energy

Sarawut Kaewtathip

Director General of Department of Mineral Fuels - Ministry of Energy

Sama Bilbao y Leon

Director General - World Nuclear Association

Sama Bilbao y Leon

Director General - World Nuclear Association

Sama Bilbao y León became the Director General of the World Nuclear Association in October 2020.

Previously, and since June 2018, she was Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. In her role at the NEA, she led a team of analysts responsible for providing Member Countries with authoritative studies in the intersection of technology, innovation and economics in support of their energy policy decision-making. Since January 2020, she was also Head of the Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF).

From 2011, she was the Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs and Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She was one of the key individuals involved in the creation and development of this thriving new Nuclear Engineering program. Sama was responsible for the academic and research aspects of the new VCU nuclear engineering program, including student and faculty recruitment, curriculum development, accreditation, funding, research collaborations, industrial partnerships, marketing, outreach, etc. She also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as thermal-hydraulics, heat transfer, multi-phase flow, nuclear reactor design, energy and environmental policy, economics of electricity production, etc. At VCU, she led an active research group including post-doctoral research associates, PhD, MS and undergraduate students, and was the principal investigator in several research and development, as well as educational grants, totalling about $4M.

At her departure from VCU in May 2018, Sama was also a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) National Accreditation Board, and the Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC).

From 2008, Sama was the Technical Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Water Cooled Reactors Technology Development Unit and she was responsible for IAEA activities in support of the development and near term deployment of advanced water cooled reactors and their associated fuels.

From February 2001 until March 2008, Sama was a Nuclear Safety Analysis Engineer at Dominion Energy, where she worked on the development and licensing of new methodologies in core thermal- hydraulics and nuclear safety analysis in support of Dominion’s nuclear power stations.

Sama is one of the seven founders of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN), and served as Public Information Chair since its creation in 1999 until May 2005. Sama is also an active member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) since 1995, both nationally and locally (VCU student section and Virginia local section). Her dedication to spreading the good news about nuclear earned her the ANS 2002 Public Communications Award. In 2007 she received the NA-YGN Founder Award, the highest award given to an NA-YGN member, which rewards leadership, vision and dedication. In 2007, and again in 2010, Sama was elected to the national Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society. In 2011, she received the ANS Mary Jane Oestmann Women’s Achievement Award. In 2014 she received an ANS Presidential Citation for her continuous dedication to ANS. In 2018 she was presented with the W. Reed Johnson Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Virginia Section of the ANS. Sama is also a member of SNE, ASME, ASEE, SWE and WiN.

Sama, who is originally from Spain, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Energy Technologies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid; a master's degree and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison; and an MBA from Averett University.

Preeyanart Soontornwata

President - B.Grimm Power

Preeyanart Soontornwata

President - B.Grimm Power

Nuki Agya Utama

Executive Director - ASEAN Center for Energy

Nuki Agya Utama

Executive Director - ASEAN Center for Energy

Dr. Nuki Agya Utama is appointed as the Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and reporting directly to the Governing Council consisting of Leaders of the Senior Offices on Energy from the ASEAN member states.

Nuki Agya Utama has academic and research background as post-doctorate in Graduate School Energy Science Kyoto University for energy scenario planning in South East Asia. He’s holding a PhD, with research on Life Cycle Energy Analysis from Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, the University of Technology King Mongkut (KMUTT), Thailand.

Prior assuming his position in ACE, he had worked at Baryon HP as Director and as senior energy consultant for NIKE Inc. He used to work as consultant in UNDP and UNEP working for energy and environment related issues. He had started his international career with ENVIMA a German-Thai consulting firm working on renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental consulting. He had also been served as the Head of Environmental Engineering department at Surya University, Indonesia and as senior lecturer in Swiss German University, Indonesia.

Shirai Toshiyuki

Director - METI: Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division

Shirai Toshiyuki

Director - METI: Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division

Mr.SHIRAI Toshiyuki is a Director of Advanced Energy Systems and Structure Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan.

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“We have energy — very important, but not sufficient.”

MasakaZu Toyoda
CEO & Chairman of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

"This is one shock in the history of the world's energy industry. Such a change has become an inevitable impact on global demand for coal, WHICH is expected to decline around 8% this year.”

Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

“COVID-19 is causing enormous damage to the regional economy and it also has a profound impact on regional energy demand and supply landscape. Simultaneous achievement of energy security and sustainability could be further challenging and pragmatic approaches are far more crucial compared with pre-COVID-19 era.”

HIDETOSHI NISHIMURA
President - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
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