Energized Countries. Empowered Communities.
AESIEAP CEO CONFERENCE 2019
More than ever, cities and communities are playing an even more strategic role for humanity which is shaping our world today. And while cities generate most of the world’s GDP, they also use most of the natural resources of the planet. Over the next few decades the continuing urbanization and population growth is projected to add two billion people to the cities. All regions are expected to urbanize further, especially in Asia and the Pacific where the fastest growing megacities are located. This, according to the World Economic Forum, would be equivalent to creating a city the size of London or San Francisco every month over the next two decades, a development that will press cities to harness digital technologies to reshape communities to make them healthier, more efficient, connected, accessible, livable, and sustainable for their residents. In short, cities that are said to be prepared for the future.
The AESIEAP CEO Conference 2019 will provide a platform in creating synergies and partnerships, and leveraging the collective strength of all stakeholders towards energized countries and empowered communities. This will serve 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. The 3-part Executive Talks will be a discussion on the “Role of Governments and Businesses in Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future” from leading organizations in making sustainable decisions to setting a roadmap in achieving sustainable growth for its businesses and communities it serve. The first executive talk will be on “Leading the Future of Sustainability through Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)” by Mr. Eric Hespenheidi, Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It will be followed by a keynote from Dr. Peter Green, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Green will discuss “Achieving Sustainable Growth through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies”. Wrapping up the executive talk is a discussion on the “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).
We will also get points-of-view from CEOs of top electric power utilities on the “New Energy Future: Enabling Socially-Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities”, in the first panel discussion. We will learn how these companies provide the accessible, reliable, resilient and sustainable power supply that is the core of the cities of the future. We will hear success stories straight from these business leaders on how they successfully roll out smart and sustainable city projects and solutions. Technology and digitalization will continue to revolutionize how our cities and communities are powered. Greater connectivity is changing the way we power our metropolis from home devices to large-scale infrastructure— all with a view to improving the quality of life for all. With this tech revolution, technology companies are gearing up their energy solutions like renewable energy, energy storage and microgrids to be more scalable and yet sustainable. All these will be the center of the second panel discussion, "Enabling Socially-inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities through Technology and Digitalization”, among industry experts from renowned global energy companies. Cities of today and the future will continue to demand huge amounts of energy resources to support economic growth and an improved quality of life. This will open up a new era for the power and energy industry which centers on ‘forward-thinking cities and communities’.