The Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum opens in Bangkok on 3 April

3 to 5 April 2018

United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF 2) will be held from 3 to 5 April in Bangkok, with stakeholders set to review regional progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

APEF2 will focus on how the region is addressing energy security challenges through cooperation and policy innovation. It will also assess regional progress made on energy commitments established during the first APEF, held in 2013. Delegates, including, Ministers, senior government officials and business representatives from across the region will discuss the policy options for keeping the region on track towards SDG7, and pushing the envelope in the dialogue on opportunities for global cooperation.

The Forum will engage the private sector and academic organizations through events including a Government-Business Dialogue to discuss the important role of businesses and the value of public-private partnership in achieving SDG7.

It will also provide a platform to discuss the advantages and requirements of connectivity in the context of regional integration as a catalyst for the attainment of SDG7, as well as its benefits for the Countries with Special Needs.

What: The Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum
Who: Ministers and high-level officials in the Asia-Pacific region, private business representatives, academics, civil society representatives and key stakeholders
Where: UN Conference Centre, Bangkok Thailand
When: 3-5 April 2018

Media Highlights
4 April

09:00-09:45 Opening of the ministerial segment
  • Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, ESCAP
  • H.E. Mr. Kirill Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
10:00-12:00 Policy perspectives on the role of regional cooperation for energy transition towards sustainable and resilient societies in Asia and the Pacific
  • Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, ESCAP
  • Mr Twarath Sutabutr, Director-General of Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry of Energy Thailand
  • Mr. Sun Xian Sheng, Secretary-General, International Energy Forum
  • Ms. Joyashree Roy, Distinguished Bangabandhu Chair, Asian Institute of Technology and Prof of Economics, Jadavpur University, India
  • Mr. Edward Lock, Partner, McKinsey & Company
11.00-12.00 Ministerial perspectives on energy transition and regional cooperation

5 April

16:45-17:00 Closing of the Forum
  • H.E. Mr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy, Thailand
  • Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, ESCAP

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