Bangkok, Thailand – Dr. Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy in Thailand, inaugurated the highly anticipated Future Energy Asia and Future Mobility Asia summits, emphasizing the need for industry leaders to work together in harnessing the opportunities presented by the global energy transition. The events, taking place from May 17-19, aim to facilitate critical dialogue on Asia’s role in the energy transition and highlight the region’s decarbonization efforts.
Leading the Energy and Mobility Transition in Asia
Future Energy Asia (FEA) and Future Mobility Asia (FMA) serve as platforms for government and industry leaders to exchange ideas and discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the energy and mobility sectors. Over 18,000 visitors from more than 70 countries will convene in Bangkok to participate in the events, which feature over 350 CEOs, policymakers, and technical experts as speakers.
The latest editions of FEA and FMA are particularly significant as Southeast Asia is projected to become the fourth largest global economy by 2030, accompanied by a tripling of energy demand between 2013 and 2040. Against this backdrop, the summits offer a crucial space to address the energy transition and showcase Asia’s contributions to global environmental targets.
Future Energy Asia focuses on various aspects of the energy value chain, including alternative fuels like Renewables, Hydrogen, and LNG, the delicate balance between energy security and net-zero goals, and the modernization of transmission and distribution grids. The strategic and technical conference sessions, along with the exhibition, aim to drive innovation and forge partnerships that will accelerate the transition to clean and affordable energy.
Prominent Figures Gather in Bangkok for Energy and Mobility Summit
Key speakers at the Future Energy Asia Strategic Summit include high-profile figures such as Prasertsak Cherngchawano from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Sushil Purohit from Gentari, and Julia Souder from the Energy Storage Council. The sessions will cover crucial topics such as the future of LNG in Asia, regional partnerships for supporting the energy transition, and attracting diverse talent to the energy sector.
Simultaneously, Future Mobility Asia highlights the importance of transforming the mobility sector to achieve a successful energy transition. With transport-related emissions accounting for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, modernizing mobility in Asia is crucial. The event showcases clean mobility concepts, solutions, technologies, and innovations, serving as a meeting point for OEMs, mobility innovators, and technology providers. Participants can explore a range of exhibits, including electric vehicles, autonomous aerial vehicles, EV charging infrastructure, and enabling software and technologies.
The Future Energy Hub, an interactive showcase of mobility solutions, will provide a real-life model of urban mobility electrification, while the Electric Vehicle demonstration zone allows visitors to experience the latest EV models firsthand.
Collaborative Efforts to Drive Sustainable Energy Solutions in Asia
During the opening ceremony, Dr. Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo emphasized Thailand’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 and net-zero emissions by 2065. He stressed the importance of converting climate ambitions into concrete actions through collaboration and innovative business models.
Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, expressed his enthusiasm for being back in Bangkok and acknowledged the region’s critical role in the global energy transition. He emphasized the