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Top Energy Leaders to Share Views On 'Building Energy Connectivity' at SIEW 2014 2014-08-19 08:55:01

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum, Board Member of global energy player E.ON to deliver opening keynote

Top Energy Leaders to Share Views On 'Building Energy Connectivity' at SIEW 2014

Energy Market Authority
Wendy Lian, +65-6376-7651
Chenny Wulandari, +65-6494-1563

The 7th Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) will feature a line-up of esteemed speakers who will provide their insights on key energy issues facing Asia. They include energy thought leaders from industry, government, and international organisations.

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum, who will be delivering the SIEW Opening Keynote Address, is a Member of the Board of Management, E.ON SE. He will share his views on this year’s SIEW theme “Building Energy Connections.” He will highlight how the increased integration of economies and energy markets, at both the global and regional level, will shape the energy future for the world.

Other speakers who will share their thoughts on pertinent issues in the energy landscape at the Singapore Energy Summit (SES) include Lord Ronald Oxburgh, Member of the House of Lords and Ex-Chairman of The Shell Transport and Trading Company; Tang Kin Fei, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries; Arun Majumdar, Vice President, Google Energy; Peter P. Clarke, Vice President, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company, and Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman & CEO of Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ).

This year’s SES will also feature panel discussions on:

  • Shaping Asia's Energy Connections - how building greater connectivity in Asia is opening up new market opportunities.
  • Balancing Tomorrow’s Energy Choices - how to strike the right balance of economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and energy security when determining the ideal fuel mix.
  • Maximising the Potential of Renewables - effective deployment of renewables into our energy system.
  • Energy Technologies and Sustainability - the game-changing role of technology in contributing towards a sustainable energy future.

The Keynote Lunch Address by Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA) will address how energy connectivity can lead to improved energy security and economic benefits. The IEA will also be co-hosting the IEA Industry Dialogue, “Changing Gas Markets in ASEAN – Towards Regional LNG Trading Hubs?” with the Energy Market Authority (EMA). Featuring leading energy experts, this high-level dialogue will identify the next steps towards the creation of a competitive regional gas market.

Rounding out a comprehensive week-long programme, SIEW will once again host roundtables helmed by think-tanks and international organisations. Covering diverse topics such as renewables, transportation fuel choices, electricity market reform, cyber-security, the energy-food-water nexus and clean coal technology, these roundtables provide an ideal platform for the discussion of niche energy issues. Roundtables hosts include: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERIAN), Energy Studies Institute (ESI), Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), Institute for the Analysis and Global Security (IAGS) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Downstream & Petrochemical Asia, the Gas Asia Summit and the Platts Top 250 Asia Awards [..] will return as partner events at SIEW 2014 to offer fresh insights into current energy trends. New conferences and exhibitions - Asian Energy Financial and Investment [..], European Union Business Avenues Clean [..], RE@SIEW Exhibition and the Asia Clean Energy Summit will make their debut to contribute to a multi-faceted conversation for the growing audience at SIEW.

SIEW 2014 will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, from 27 to 31 October 2014. Registration is now open at, with limited early registration discounts of up to S$700 available till 30 August 2014.

About Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)

The 7th annual SIEW 2014 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. SIEW brings together a robust line-up of world's leading conferences, exhibitions, roundtables and networking events to provide insights and perspectives on the emerging trends and innovations across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, and energy infrastructure financing – in one week, one location. Please visit for further information.

About the Energy Market Authority

The 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 for more information.

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