The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Pacific (AESIEAP) held its biennial CEO Conference in Shangri-la Mactan, Cebu last September 23, 2019. This event provides an avenue to share best practices and solutions related to the electric power industry in the region.
The CEO Conference intends to be a venue to create synergies and partnerships, and to leverage the collective strength of all stakeholders towards energized countries and empowered communities. First Philec was invited to participate as a panelist for a dialogue on the role of technology and digitalization in enabling socially-inclusive and sustainable cities and communities, with Ms. Cathy Yang, the Anchor and Managing Editor of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) as moderator of the panel.
Industry experts opened up about how greater connectivity is changing the way we use power in our cities, and how technology can be used to improve the quality of life for all. Renewable energy technology, energy storage and microgrids became the center of this panel, led by renowned energy thought leaders such as Mr. Sim Kwong Mian, Chairman of Singapore Power Engineering Council, Mr. Allan Connolly, Group President of Hubbell Power Systems, Mr. Fuad Siddiqui, Senior Partner for Nokia Bell Labs and First Philec’s very own President, Mr. Ariel Ong.
Following the CEO Conference is AESIEAP's upcoming event, the Conference on Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) happening November 29 to December 2, 2020 at the Marriot Hotel Manila. This event will cater to over 2,500 thought leaders, experts, and professionals in the power and energy industry. Technical showcases and exhibits on the progress of the industry throughout the region are expected to be displayed through this event.
The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP) is the largest organization of power and energy industry in East Asia and Western Pacific regions with over 100 members from 25 countries. Established in 1975, AESIEAP aims to foster cooperation through exchange of expertise and technology among electrical power companies; and to provide the venue to discuss challenges and solutions for the development of the power industry.