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7th Wind Power Asia set on promoting sustainable energy development in China

7th Wind Power Asia set on promoting sustainable energy development in China Stronger political and trade support, preliminary conference program unveiled.

The 7th Wind Power Asia will focus on technological and political solutions to promote renewable energy and synergize with the central government’s directive for a low carbon technology driven economy as announced at the National Congress in early March 2010. A series ofmeasures outlined by the Chinese government include improving energy efficiency, increasing energy conservation and lowering carbon emission by developing sustainable energy sources, with special emphasis on wind energy generation. Further, in line with the government’s policy of promoting scientific and economic development, the National Energy Administration has listed speeding up the transformation of energy development as the top of the agenda in 2010. As such, energy planning of the 12th Five-Year Plan being formulated now has put more emphasis on clean energy development. These policies serve as direct boosters for the development of Wind Power Asia which signals new opportunities for both manufacturers and trade buyers.

Wind Power Asia 2010, held simultaneously with Clean Energy Expo China 2010, is managed by Koelnmesse, the China Electricity Council and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Beijing Sub-council. The cooperation of the three parties aims to speed up the optimization of the energy mix in China; establish a steady, economical, clean and safe energy supply system; and achieve sustainable economic development through sustainable energy development.

Till date, Wind Power Asia has registered more than 200 confirmed exhibitors. It is expected that well over 300 exhibitors will sign up and the exhibition area will cover 25,000sqm.

Consistent support from loyal exhibitors and debut of new players
Over 80 per cent of the exhibitors at Wind Power Asia 2009 will again be participating in 2010. A unique feature of Wind Power Asia will once again be the appearance of a number of new and emerging Asian turbine manufacturers and spare part producers making their inaugural appearance in China, such as Hyosung from Korea, China CNR Corporation Limited and Hafei Wind Energy from China, among others.

International suppliers at the show include brands such as Moog, AXSON, EPCOS, the Dow Chemical, etc. Besides the repeated appearance of the Danish Pavilion, a German and Dutch group participation will be present at Wind Power Asia for the first time. As with last year, it is estimated that foreign companies and key international brands will account for more than 50 per cent of the exhibitors at Wind Power Asia 2010.

Strong backing from Chinese government and international agencies
As the governing body of China’s power companies and grid providers, the China Electricity Council’s involvement in Wind Power Asia is set to inject substantial business opportunities for the participating manufacturers with an exhibition showcase and strong member buyer delegations. Key local procurement representatives from State Grid, China Southern Power Grid, China HuaNeng, DaTang, China HuaDian Cooperation, China GuoDian Cooperation and China Power Investment Corporation will be present, among others.

With their support, the exhibition will for the first time feature the complete supply-demand value chain consisting of the upstream power grid corporations, power groups and the downstream equipment manufacturers and spare parts suppliers.

Wind Power Asia has also been earmarked by the mayors of Cologne, Germany and Beijing for a cooperation between the two sister cities as part of the “Green Beijing” project.

Other domestic and international institutions and organizations like the Energy Saving Cooperation Alliance (ESCA), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) are official supporters of the trade fair.

Multi-channel and multi-level approach on visitor promotion
With the influence of CCPIT Beijing Sub-council, key government officials are expected to turn up at Wind Power Asia 2010. Besides the local trade procurement delegation led by the China Electricity Council, the show management has embarked on its invitation to reach regional and international trade visitors through various channels and approaches, from mailers to setting up call centers and leveraging on existing networks and leads.

First-class supporting program
Once again, the conference will form an integral part of Wind Power Asia, bringing together industry key players to discuss growth opportunities, threatening bottlenecks and important innovations. Key issues include solutions for integrating clean energy into the grid, best practices for clean energy projects in China, as well as updates on technological innovations in renewable energy. The finance and investment forum on the second day will be a meeting of investors and business to discuss on challenges and opportunities in China.

Speakers from China, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US will balance the local and global perspective on the industry. Experts from leading research institutes will report on the latest findings, industry players are to present case studies, policy advisors will offer glimpses on the road ahead and investors will also share their financial expertise.

Wind Power Asia will be held from 23 to 25 June 2010 at the National Convention Center in Beijing.

For further information, visit www.windpowerasia.com