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The 6th Annual China Petrochemical Focus 2012 will be held in Shanghai China

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The past 5 petrochemical programs has generate a complete success regarding the level of speakers, on-site atmosphere and feedback. Participants showed strong will to take part in our 6th Annual summit. Within this mind, organized by China Decision Makers Consultancy” the 6th Annual China Petrochemical Focus 2012 “will be held on April 19th -20th in Shanghai China.

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As the global economic recovery, demand for petrochemicals started to rise, and the long-term demand outlook for petrochemical products seems positive, supported by rising consumption rates in emerging economies of Asia, primarily China and India. Asia especially China will remains at the centre of petrochemicals industry growth over the years. However, with the expanding of China’s internal capacity build-up, global rapid capacity expansion and fluctuating feedstock prices, whether China would absorb the additional output of major petrochemical producers is still unknown. Demand may being held back by uncertainty, continued sluggish industrial revival complicated by the wind down of stimulus programmes, volatile raw materials, excess capacities and trade protectionism.

With this in mind, the 6th Annual China Petrochemical Focus 2012(CPF2012) continue to be committed to address strategic issues, like alternative feedstock, regional trade deals, new projects and major products’ capacity and demand, which will determine your performance objectives in China and in the world.

Our vision for CPF2012 is to be the most compelling petrochemical event dedicated in China and Asia at large and serving as the dialogue platform between international players. We’re confident that the event will definitely yield win-win situation to assist industry players to gauge the pulse of this ever-changing industry, further identify the strategic role of Asia especially China in your global configuration.

Last Annual Stats: more than 300 distinguished guests and from them there are over 30 global powerful speakers in petrochemical industry. The 5th Annual Petrochemical Focus 2011 has also attracted more than 20 out of top 100 chemical companies and 10+ china leading petrochemical giants.

With last year’s great success, we welcome to meet you at the 6th Annual China Petrochemical Focus 2012.

Contact details:
Contact person: Elsa Shi
Number: 86 21 68407631
Email: elsash@cdmc.org.cn
Website: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/cpf2012/index.asp
Online Register: http://www.cdmc.org.cn/cpf2012/register.asp

Hydropower Africa: Go small or go home

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Focus on Africa’s small hydro during largest industry event on the continent

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Small hydropower projects have proven to be major contributors to the electrification of developing countries and Sub Saharan Africa’s small hydro potential still remains largely untapped, says Nicolaas Loretz, project director of Hydropower Africa that is taking place from 19-23 September in Johannesburg. During what is Africa’s largest hydropower event, delegates will have the unique opportunity to visit some of Africa’s top hydropower projects, including DRC’s Inga, Zambia’s Kafue Gorge and South Africa’s most scenic small hydropower schemes in the Eastern Cape province.

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Hydro from Bethlehem to China
Nicolaas Loretz says China is an excellent example of a developing country that has used small hydro in large parts of the country and where it has proven to be a major contributor to electrification. He continues: “Small scale hydro power systems can be installed in small rivers or streams with little or no discernible environmental effects. Most small and micro scale hydro power systems make no use of a dam or major water diversions. Despite the growing demand for power in the region, Sub Saharan Africa’s small hydro potential still remains largely untapped due to a number of reasons, such as the lack of funding and high grid interconnection costs.”

According to the Hydropower Africa project director, the South African provinces of Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape are endowed with the best potential for the development of small hydropower plants. He explains: “an example of such a project is Bethlehem Hydro that provides power to the entire town of Bethlehem. It also generates income by selling electrical power and capacity under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) and by selling its reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) – definitely the way to go!”

Getting one’s feet wet at hydropower site visits
The conference offers a unique opportunity for delegates to visit some of Africa’s top hydropower projects. Says Nicolaas Loretz: “we will take delegates to the heart of the African hydropower industry, including the DRC’s massive Inga project – considered as one of the largest and most impressive hydropower projects in the world; Zambia’s Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank Power Stations; as well as South Africa’s most scenic small hydropower schemes in the Eastern Cape province, including First Falls, Second Falls and Mbashe (via helicopter).”

This year’s Hydropower Africa conference programme has a special focus on Small, Mini and Micro Hydro and will look at sustainable ways in which hydropower can be used to alleviate Africa’s electricity deficit. The theme is: “Using hydropower to unlock Africa’s generation capacity”

Says Nicolaas Loretz: “Small, mini and macro hydropower will be addressed in two separate tracks and the emphasis will be on investment prospects for hydro generation projects and how to attract private investment for these projects – particularly in Africa. In-depth discussions will feature case studies on operation and maintenance best practices and a practical workshop on how to develop small hydropower projects.”
Speaker highlights include:
§ Dr Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission, Ethiopia (Keynote address: attracting private investment to beat Africa’s energy crisis)
§ Terry Moss, Vice President, International Hydropower Association, South Africa (Keynote address: Sustainable hydropower as a feasible solution to Africa’s generation needs)
§ Israel Phiri, Manager, Office for Promoting Private Power Investment, Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia (Executive session and country focus – planned projects and tender prospects: Zambia)
§ Siseho Simasika, CEO, Electricity Control Board, Namibia (Utility vs. IPP – the tariff issue)
§ Jasper Odour, Executive Secretary, East African Power Pool, Ethiopia (Diversification of the energy mix and prospects for cross-border power trading to secure energy for Africa’s future)

Hydropower Africa event dates and location:
Conference: 19-20 September 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
Post-conference workshops: 21 September 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Jhb
Site visits: 22-23 September 2011
- Small hydro: Eastern Cape small and mini hydropower schemes
- Large hydro: Kafue Gorge Power station, Kariba North Bank Power Station, Zambia
- Large hydro: Inga, DRC
Event website: www.hydropowerafrica.com
Co-located event: Solar Energy Africa – a niche convention forum that will address current challenges and look at opportunities and growth potential for sustainable solar energy provision in Africa.
Conference: 19-20 September 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Jhb
Post-conference workshops: 21 September 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Jhb
Event website: www.solarenergy-africa.com
For more information:

Communications Manager: Annemarie Roodbol

Email: Annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com

Tel: +27 21 700 3558

Fax: +27 21 700 3501

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 562 7844

POWER PLANT OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE 2011 SURCHARGED ENERGY EXPECTATIONS

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, June 28 2011- JFPS Group brought the spark back to life at the region’s power plant operations and maintenance conference.

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Power Plant Operations & Maintenance 2011 was held on June 21st-22nd at the Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and successfully attracted more than 60 attendees both local and foreign. The event was graced with the presence of Mr. Badaruddin bin Mahyudin, Deputy-Secretary General (Energy), Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia who delivered the key note address.

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The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan highlights the sense of urgency to ensure an efficient and operative power plant within the region. To assist plant managers in sustaining operational efficiency, the topics of the conference centered on improving and optimizing assets for maximum energy efficiency and reliability, sustaining and securing O&M skills, productivity and performance, decreasing downtime and maintenance costs through early problem detection, cutting maintenance and outage costs by integrating maintenance activities and shift procedures.

Power Plant Operations & Maintenance 2011 featured a panel of distinguished speakers who delivered powerfully engaging presentations to the attendees. Among who include Ir. Francis Xavier Jacob, Director of Energy Management and Industry Development, Energy Commission Malaysia, Dato’ Azman Mohd, Chief Operating Officer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Mr. David Curro, Group Manager-East-Commercial Technology, Shell Projects and Technology, Malaysia, Dr. Francisco J. Alanis, Senior Principal Consultant, AspenTech, USA, Mr. Denis Marshment, Director, Asset Dynamics Asia, Malaysia, and more.

The conference was sponsored by Shell, TNB Remaco, Aspen Tech and Asset Dynamics Asia while Aggreko Power Rental acted as participating sponsor. The event was endorsed by the Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development (CEERD) and supported by HR Republic and Trapezoid.

The conference was officiated by Mr. Badaruddin bin Mahyudin, Deputy-Secretary General (Energy), Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia.

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Email: aliyyah.n@jfpsgroup.com

About JFPS Group

JFPS Group is the leading business performance enhancement company with affiliated partners across the globe. As a world-class business intelligence provider, JFPS Group provides business executives with knowledge and skills through conferences, professional training, in-house training and consulting.

ENERGY INDABA 2011 AIMS TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

PRESS RELEASE

The mainstream media have confirmed what industry insiders have known for some time “ South Africa’s electricity supply is under pressure yet again, and business and consumers face another round of power cuts and further tariff hikes, necessitating the debate on the security of energy supply, a key topic to be addressed at the 2011 Energy Indaba.

An article on the front page of last week’s Business Times (SA dreads the lights going out yet again, Sunday Times, January 9 2011 at http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article838909.ece/SA-dreads-the-lights-going-out-yet-again) warns that mining will be one of the industries worst affected by possible power outages, while businesses that remain unprepared could face closure.

“This year’s Energy Indaba could not be more timeous,” says event MD Liz Hart. “Business urgently needs to explore solutions to the looming crisis as well as long-term solutions to bridging Africa’s energy gap.”

Energy Indaba 2011 takes place from March 1 to 3 at Sandton Convention Centre, combining both a conference and exhibition that will bring together the foremost experts in the world, as well as energy providers in both the traditional and alternative markets.

Eskom cannot prevent load shedding on its own and needs the support of all stakeholders. The Energy Indaba embraces the opportunity to identify and showcase companies and their products from the local, African and international marketplace with potential solutions to these challenges. Coupled to this is the need to understand how to become more energy efficient in today’s modern society, which is very energy reliant. Companies from China will be displaying products and services at the Energy Indaba exhibition which provide some of these answers and can assist in the reduction of energy usage. Africa needs to make energy efficiency a reality on this continent, as the investment required for the development of the energy sector is significant and as such is a challenge for many parts of Africa. Should Africa adopt an approach of becoming more energy efficient, this will reduce the investment required to power rural communities as well as keeping the lights on in other developed regions.

The Energy Indaba provides a platform to further promote energy efficiency in Africa, by increasing public awareness programmes showcasing energy efficienct technologies, exploring innovative financing mechanisms for funding energy efficiency projects and to enhance the message whereby Africans should try and entrench the principle of energy efficiency in their day-to-day activities so that energy efficiency consciousness becomes a way life.

We encourage business to participate at this forum to prepare their own organisations for the uncertainty in South Africa’s energy sector over the next few years, while contributing towards Africa realising its potential to emerge as a global player,â€? says Hart.

To secure your exhibition stand at this prestigious event and/or register as a delegate, please contact Candice Scorer on +27 11 463 9184, fax +27 11 463 8432, visit www.energyindaba.co.za or email info@siyenza.za.com.

ENDS
January 13, 2011
To arrange media interviews please contact:
Issued by: Siyenza Management- Celine de Canha
On behalf of: Energy Indaba
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About Siyenza Management

Siyenza Management is a multi-faceted communications company, well established within the South African business community, and well placed to co-ordinate an event of this stature. We are immensely proud of both our South Africa roots and ability to provide services to global standards, in the fields of brand architecture, communication, event management, marketing and publishing. Siyenza, meaning “we do� in Nguni, provides a platform to facilitate the bringing together of people. Renowned as a world-class service provider, with strong networks across South Africa, Africa and the world, Siyenza is highly regarded in the business community and has sound track record of delivery, as one of the top 15 event management companies in Africa.

Kind regards

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PR Executive

Energy Indaba 2011 is a clarion call to action on South Africa’s energy crisis

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

South Africa must act now, to bring an end to uncertainty and instability within the energy sector and ensure a secure, sustainable energy future for both our country and regional neighbors, who depend on South Africa for much of their power supply.

So says Greg Nott of Dewey & LeBoeuf, an international law firm with leading industry expertise in the mining and energy sectors. The firm is one of the major sponsors of next year’s Energy Indaba, which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from March 1 to 3 2011.

“Our energy sector is at a critical juncture, decisions we make today could determine our economic future for the next 20 years. Energy is the driver of the economy; Africa’s largest. It is vital to socio-economic development and for the well-being of other key sectors of the economy, such as mining.”

However, says Nott, pessimism is unwarranted.”There has been an enormous amount of effort and consultation by Government in developing sound and far-reaching energy policies. Our firm has engaged extensively with stakeholders in various consultative forums and committees and it has become apparent that stakeholders agree: policy is moving in the right direction.”

He adds: “The concern and, in some instances, frustration, remains that there is a glaring disconnect between policy development and implementation. What we urgently need now, is action to finalize policy and regulations so we can move forward.”

Nott is calling on all stakeholders in the energy sector to throw their weight behind Energy Indaba 2011. He says the conference comes at exactly the right time for South Africa, and must strive to achieve, at the end of all the deliberations and discussions, an action plan supported by all stakeholders.

“South Africa has shown time and time again that when it comes to the crunch we can pull out all the stops to get it right,” he says. “We did this as a country in the 1990s, planning our democratic future. We hosted a triumphant 1995 Rugby World Cup that became the symbol of the Rainbow Nation. And this year we followed up with a Soccer World Cup that was lauded the world over.”

“It’s time to roll up our sleeves and build a bridge to a secure energy future, with clarity of purpose and an appreciation of just how close we are to the solutions. This is well within the scope of our will and abilities.”

Mr Greg Nott
Managing Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf Johannesburg

Mr. Nott is the Managing Partner of the Johannesburg office of Dewey & LeBoeuf. Prior to him joining the firm in 2000, he was a partner at a Johannesburg law firm where he began his legal career in 1986. Mr. Nott is ranked in Chambers Global 2008. He has led and managed legal teams in complex legal matters.

Mr. Nott has advised empowerment consortia in obtaining casino licences on behalf of an international hotel group. He has advised an empowerment company in an empowerment transaction regarding the management and development of the Ellis Park Sport Stadium, South Africa’s largest sport stadium.

Mr. Nott has been a legal advisor to international companies. He has also been an advisor to various national and provincial South African administrations, including the Gauteng Tourism Agency, Northern Province government, the national government Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, and the Gauteng Department of Economic Affairs and Education. This work has focused on compliance issues, regulatory adherence, and state-owned enterprise restructuring.

CONTACT DETAILS
To secure your participation at this prestigious event, please contact:
Liz Hart
Tel: +27 11 463 9184
Fax: +27 11 463 8432
Email: info@siyenza.za.com


SA Future Energy Conference on Aug 17 in South Australia

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
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Informa presents the SA Future Energy Conference: 17th & 18th August 2009, Adelaide Hilton

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South Australian Future Energy Conference
17th – 18th August, Hilton Adelaide

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Oil & gas production in the Cooper Eromanga Basin received another large boost last week, with the announcement by Beach Petroleum and Cooper Energy of production coming online from the Perlubie-1 well at 3000 barrels of oil per day.

At the South Australia Future Energy Conference you will hear the latest drilling and exploration updates of Beach Petroleum from Reg Nelson, Managing Director. With another six wells to be drilled back to back, over a three month period this presentation will be highly anticipated.

Strike Oil has been granted a new exploration licence to explore coal seam gas in the Cooper Basin, South Australia. Simon Ashton, Managing Director of Strike Oil will give delegates strategic insights into the significant energy projects in Strike Oil’s portfolio at the South Australia Future Energy Conference.

Save up to $400 with the early booking discount – available until 1st June 2009. Book your place online.

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At the South Australia Future Energy conference you will also hear from senior executives and experts including:

  • The Hon. Patrick Conlon, Minister for Energy, South Australia

  • Barry Goldstein, Director, PIRSA

  • Tino Guglielmo, Managing Director, Victoria Petroleum

  • Philip Kelso, Chief Executive Officer, Bounty Oil & Gas

  • Ashley Kellett, President, Australian Pipeline Industry Association APIA

  • John Heugh, Managing Director, Central Petroleum

  • Merrill Gray, Executive Director, Syngas

  • Chris Schrape, Managing Director, Altona Resources

  • Greg Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Carnegie Corporation

  • Michael Fielden, Managing Director, Acquasol

  • Bertus de Graaf, Managing Director, Panax Geothermal

  • Gerry Grove-White, Managing Director, Geodynamics Ltd

Click here to see the full agenda and list of speakers.


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A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.
Please contact Deen Haniff on (02) 9080 4357 or deen.haniff@informa.com.au to discuss how best to tailor this opportunity to your needs.

Other energy based conferences for your diary:

4TH ANNUAL HOT ROCK ENERGY CONFERENCE
4 – 5 June 2009 | Grand Hyatt Melbourne

DECENTRALISED ENERGY CONFERENCE
9 – 10 June 2009 | Sydney Harbour Marriott

3RD ANNUAL DEMAND RESPONSE & DSM CONFERENCE
18 – 19 June 2009 | Bayview Eden Melbourne


India’s Only Eclipse, Independent Summit for The Eclipse Ecosystem: Eclipse India Summit 2009

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Eclipse is no longer open source’s best-kept secret. It has come out of the closet, and how! Now at a crossroad in its evolution, the ecosystem’s footprint is broadening to encompass a larger spectrum of offerings for software developers in areas such as modeling, embedded, mobile, RIA and Ajax, SOA and dynamic languages. The 2009 edition of Eclipse India Summit (ESI), Asia’s first and annual Eclipse-only show, will feature intensive talks on all that developers need to know when using Eclipse-based tools and technologies. The summit will held July 17-18 in Bangalore.

One of the largest user bases for Eclipse in the world, the Indian ecosystem of software/tool developers and technology companies are benefiting from quick time-to-market and standardized user experiences by building their tools using Eclipse technology. Brought to you by Saltmarch Media, producers of the hugely successful Great Indian Developer Summit (www.developersummit.com/) the summit will feature four core tracks that hold relevance, immediacy and impact for the Eclipse ecosystem in India: Product Development Essentials, Modeling Techniques, eDevelopment, and Ganymede Cool & New.

 The summit will feature eight in-depth workshops (3 hours each) catering to the intermediate and advanced levels, 12 focused sessions (1 hour each) and plenary talks from industry leaders. The program covers Rich Client Platform, Rich Ajax Platform, PDE Plug-in Development Environment, Eclipse Communication Framework, Graphical Editing Framework, Model-to-Model Transformation, Embedded RCP, Data Tools Platform, Testing and Profiling Tools Platform, Equinox/OSGI, BIRT, Ganymede Cool & New and more through various interactive discussion formats. High-profile speakers at the summit include Doug Clarke, Ilya Shinkarenko, Anshu Jain, Annamalai Chockalingam, amongst others.

 EIS 2009 will provide a high-quality learning and networking experience, with the most intelligent minds and proactive technology organizations who use Eclipe. The only question now is, can you afford to miss out on your winning advantage? Register now to secure your place at this premier learning, networking and deal-making forum. For participation opportunities contact: Poonam Sharma (Mobile: +91 99020 77327, Telephone: +91 80 4005 1000, e-Mail: info@eclipsesummit.com). For more information, visit the summit home at http://www.eclipsesummit.com/.