Thai Energy Minister, PTT execs join ASEAN Forum in Manila
September 28, 2017
Thailand’s Minister for Energy Gen. Anantaporn Kanjanarat and some executives of PTT Group joined the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) 2017, a parallel conference at the 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) that opened in Manila on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
General Kanjanarat, accompanied by Nopporn Chuchinda, PTT Public Company Limited (PTTPLC) Executive Vice President (EVP) for International Strategy & Development, and concurrent ASEAN Council on Petroleum Secretary-in-Charge, was welcomed by PTTPLC EVP for International Marketing Wisarn Chawalitanon and PTT Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Sukanya Seriyothin as they arrived at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
The group of Thai executives also visited the 12th Powertrends international exhibition, another sidelight activity of the AMEM, where PTT Group was showcasing its international operations including its power flagship Global Power Synergy Public Company Limited.
A visit of Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi at the exhibition area of PTT Group also highlighted the event where he was briefed on the business operations of PTT. Cusi was to preside over the official joint opening of the AMEM, the AEBF and the Powertrends exhibition.
The three-day agenda will tackle issues on global developments that have critical impacts on energy and electricity; regional connectivity and renewable energy, technological advances, sharing of experiences and initiatives for RE advancement, coal’s contribution to regional security, civilian nuclear energy development in the ASEAN, energy resiliency in the era of digital technology; the future of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG); and business opportunities in ASEAN.
“This is a good opportunity for ASEAN-member economies to discuss issues on energy and how to improve connectivity of each other in the region,” Seriyothin said. “It is important to have this kind of venue where we can share each other’s experiences not only for sustainability and resiliency on global developments, but create business opportunities as well in the region.”
The three-day event with the theme “One ASEAN Community Through Resilient and Sustainable Energy” that will run until September 29, 2017 serves as the platform for ASEAN governments to chart out their businesses aspirations and how they expect the private sector to contribute towards realization of these goals. The government-private sector forum, on the other hand, is expected to offer opportunities as well as lay down inputs that could be useful in the policymaking arena.