POWER-GEN Asia set in Singapore in conjunction with DA/DSM(TM) Asia

POWER-GEN Asia `95 is coming to the Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center on Sept. 27-29, 1995. One highlight of this year`s event will be the launch of Singapore Power, the company that will take over the electricity and gas operations of Singapore`s Public Utilities Board (PUB), a state-owned utility that is to be privatized soon.

Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, chairman of Singapore Power, pictured in cover inset, will deliver the keynote address for the conference. “With privatization, Singapore Power aims to become a major player in the Asian power industry,” he said. Full details of the upcoming privatization can be found in a feature article beginning on page 31 in this issue of Power Engineering International.

POWER-GEN was conceived as a US-based annual conference and exhibition focused on international power generation markets. It was successful from the beginning and quickly grew in stature. In 1993, POWER-GEN expanded into three regional, international events, creating a series of global forums based on regional interests and participation.

POWER-GEN Asia started in Singapore in 1993, moving to Hong Kong in 1994. Now in its third year, POWER-GEN Asia has grown both in scope and size into the leading power industry event in Asia. This year`s event has already attracted more than 110 exhibitors, including major companies such as ABB, Siemens, GE and GEC.

The comprehensive conference program includes seven sessions covering technical and business topics. Approximately 130 papers from industry professionals are expected for presentation. Business topics will focus on the privatization plans of Asia`s state utilities and various issues of interest to independent power producers. The technical topics cover a spectrum from clean coal technologies to power plant operations.

For the first time, this year`s event is being held in conjunction with DA/DSM(TM) Asia `95. Distribution automation (DA) and demand-side management (DSM) are growing fields in Asia, and the conference program will include three sessions and approximately 50 technical papers.

POWER-GEN Asia is expected to attract nearly 6,000 trade visitors and delegates from electric power industry sources, including government agencies, state electric utilities, independent power producers, contractors, suppliers, project developers, consultants and engineers.

The conference is organized by PennWell Conferences & Exhibitions in the United States and managed by Times Conferences and Exhibitions in Singapore. More information on the exhibition and conference is available from Tay Guan How at (66) 284-8844 or by fax at (65) 286-5754.