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Solar Business Expo Southeast Asia launches in Bangkok in March with a Programme of Top Industry Speakers By acnnewswire
Bangkok, Jan 9, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Top solar energy experts, politicians, developers, contractors and financiers from across the ASEAN region will be gathering in Bangkok in March for a new international conference and exhibition.



Called Solar Business Expo Southeast Asia, it takes place on March 19 and 20 at the prestigious IMPACT Arena.



Across the whole ASEAN region, solar markets are forecast to grow by 50%-plus a year for the next five years.

Heading the conference programme will be Thailand's Minister of Energy, HE Pongsak Ruktapongpisal who will talk about the government's plans to develop solar energy and the country's experiences to date.

That theme will be developed by Dr Dusit Kruangam , Chairman of the Thai Photovoltaic Industries Association, who will consider some of the key issues facing Thailand's solar sector.

The programme also includes Craig O'Connor, director of renewable energy at the USA's Ex-Im Bank, will draw on his organisations's experiences of funding solar energy projects in India, and consider the lessons for other states interested in developing similar policies.

A core part of the two-day conference be a series of presentations from leading developers in the region, who will talk about ongoing projects, their plans for the future, and what political and legislative support they need from host governments to improve the chances of creating a viable solar energy sector across the region.