Association of the Electricity Supply Industry
of East Asia and the Western Pacific

CEO CONFERENCE 2019

AESIEAP’s platform to create synergies and partnerships and leverage the collective strength of industry leaders from premier organizations towards energized countries and empowered communities

WHAT IS CEO CONFERENCE 2019?

AESIEAP CEO Conference is a biennial meet of over 200 ministers and CEOs of member countries that discusses regional challenges and solutions for the development of the power and energy industry.

With the theme “Energized Countries, Empowered Communities”, the AESIEAP CEO Conference 2019 provided a platform to create synergies and partnerships and to leverage the collective strength of all stakeholders towards energized countries and empowered communities. This served as a venue to share best practices and solutions, and advocate for creating sustainable and socially inclusive cities and communities that can only be achieved through greater synergy, smart technologies, and scalable solutions.

Preceded by Penang, Malaysia, the CEO Conference is to be succeeded by China after the hosting of the Philippines.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

keynote addresses

The 3-part Executive Talks discussed the “Role of Governments and Businesses in Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future”, aimed at giving leading organizations insights on making sustainable decisions and setting a roadmap in achieving sustainable growth for the businesses and communities they serve.
  • Keynote 1: Leading the Future of Sustainability through Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by Mr. Eric Hespenheidi, GRI Chairman
  • Keynote 2: Achieving Sustainable Growth through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies by Dr. Peter Green, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Keynote 3: Research on the Asia Energy Interconnection by Ms. Li Juan, Deputy Director-General, Economic and Technology Research Institute of Global Energy Interconnections Development and Collaboration Organization (GEIDCO)

panel discussions

CEOs of top electric power utilities, renowned global energy companies, and provided their points-of-view on these timely topics.

Panel Discussion 1: New Energy Future: Enabling Socially-Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities. We learned how their companies provide accessible, reliable, resilient and sustainable power supply that is the core of the cities of the future.

Panel Discussion 2: Enabling Socially-inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities through Technology and Digitalization. The discussion centered on how the tech revolution and digitalization play a part in the way companies provide power now and gear up for the future; to be more scalable and yet sustainable in the provision of energy solutions – all with a view to improving the quality of life for all.

AESIEAP executive council meeting

CEO Conference 2019 provided a platform for AESIEAP member countries' national representatives to convene and discuss regional interests, problems, and solutions in the power and energy industry.

SPEAKERS

ERIC J. HESPENHEIDE
PETER F. GREEN
LI JUAN

PANEL SPEAKERS

WEN SHUGANG
AMIR HAMZAH AMIZAN
SIM KWONG MAN
ARIEL C. ONG
ALLAN CONNOLLY
RAY C. ESPINOSA
HIROSHI OKAMOTO
FUAD SIDDIQUI

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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AESIEAP SCHOOL ELECTRIFICATION INITIATIVE

Power industry leaders joined hands to bring sustainable electricity and learning technology to far-flung communities.

More than a thousand public schools in some of the farthest island and mountain communities in the Philippines remain without access to power. Situated mostly hundreds of kilometers from the grid, energizing these schools and the communities around them is a tough challenge.

Consequently, students and teachers in these schools aren’t able to enjoy the benefits of electricity experienced by the rest of the energized world. Without power, teachers are stuck with traditional pedagogy, while students do not have first-hand experience with technology, unable to develop the skills necessary to prepare them for the 21st century workplace.

This technological divide inspired the school electrification program of One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the corporate social development arm of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). It seeks to power up off-grid schools through solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

school electrification initiative