• Working together

    • Gearing Up for the Post-CoP 21 Era of Implementation
    • Showcasing Clean Energy Innovations

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  • Rachel Kyte

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Rachel Kyte

    CEO of SE4All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General

    Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.

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  • Yongping Zhai

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Yongping Zhai

    Technical Advisor (Energy), RSDD/RSAS

    Dr. Yongping Zhai has been working on energy development in Asia and Africa for about 25 years. He is currently Technical Advisor (Energy), Sector Advisory Services Division, Regional Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is in charge of overall energy policy and operational support and coordination with ADB Energy Divisions of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central and West Asia as well as the Pacific Region.

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  • Ralph Sims

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Ralph Sims

    Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University, New Zealand, and Director of the Centre for Energy Research

    Ralph Sims is the Professor of Sustainable Energy at Massey University, New Zealand, and Director of the Centre for Energy Research. He was recently based at the IEA (International Energy Agency) in Paris as a senior analyst for four years and in 2013 was appointed to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for a 4 year term.

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  • Bartosz Wojszczyk

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Bartosz Wojszczyk

    President & CEO, Decision Point Global, USA

    Bartosz Wojszczyk is the President and CEO of Decision Point Global and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina. He served as an Innovation Advisor at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland and is a Board Member of Internet of Things, Asia.

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  • Stephen P. Groff

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Stephen P. Groff

    Vice-President (Operations 2), Asian Development Bank

    Stephen P. Groff is Vice-President (Operations 2) of ADB. He assumed office in October 2011. Mr. Groff is responsible for the full range of ADB’s operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. His mandate includes establishing strategic and operational priorities in his areas of responsibility, producing investment and technical assistance operations amounting to approximately $5 billion annually, managing an existing portfolio of about $23 billion, and leading about 650 staff.

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  • Tae-young Kim

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Tae-young Kim

    Vice President of KEA (Korea Energy Agency)

    Mr. Kim is the KEA’s Vice President and the Executive Director for the Strategy & Management Headquarters since 2015. He joined KEA (then KEMCO) in 1987, shortly after his graduation from Inha University in 1984, receiving Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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  • Makoto Watanabe

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Makoto Watanabe

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  • Priyantha Wijayatunga

    Keynote Speakers and Thought Leaders (2016)

    Priyantha Wijayatunga

    Chair of ACEF

    Dr Priyantha D C Wijayatunga graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Moratuwa specializing in Electrical Engineering. In 1992, he obtained a PhD in Power Economics from Imperial College, London where he held the prestigious Beit Scientific Research Fellowship for doctoral studies.

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ACEF 2016


About ACEF

The Asia Clean Energy Forum is the premier knowledge-sharing event for staying current with the latest developments and key issues in Asia’s clean energy sector. Each June , clean energy professionals convene at ADB Headquarters to network, discuss issues, exchange knowledge and do business. In 2016, we’re celebrating the 11th anniversary of the ACEF conference. Join us for this special occasion. Read more


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The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Energy Council (WEC), and the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) will be hosting the 2016 edition of Asia Clean Energy Forum from June 6-10 at ADB Headquarters in Manila. This year’s conference will feature a number of exciting new events, while continuing the tradition of bringing together members of Asia’s clean energy community. Subscribe to ACEF 2016 newsletter for all the latest updates. Subscribe here


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