News Updates

June 11, 2018 - CARBON CAPTURE, USE, AND STORAGE AT ACEF 2018. On June 8, 2018, ACEF 2018 held a Deep Dive Workshop about carbon, capture, use, and storage (CCUS) to understand recent developments from practitioners and to open a dialogue between stakeholders in Asia to promote CCUS. To learn more about the discussions regarding CCUS in Asia that took place during the week of ACEF 2018, click here.

June 6, 2018 - ACEF 2018 KICKS OFF MAIN FORUM AT OPENING PLENARY. The main forum of ACEF 2018 officially started at the opening plenary with welcome remarks from ADB and the ACEF 2018 co-organizers USAID, KEA, and ADBI, followed by keynote speeches from global energy leaders. To learn more about ACEF 2018 and the opening plenary, click here.

May 24, 2018 - FULL FORUM AGENDA RELEASED. The full ACEF 2018 agenda was officially released to the public through the ACEF 2018 website. To check out all the unique events ACEF 2018 has to offer, click here.

May 11, 2018 - CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER AND CANON AMBASSADOR SARA BLACK JOINS ACEF 2018 AS JUDGE FOR CLEAN ENERGY PHOTO CONTEST. ACEF is proud to announce that Sara Black, Celebrity Photographer and Ambassador for Canon, will be a special guest judge for the Asia Clean Energy Photo Contest. To learn more about Sara, click here.

May 3, 2018 - 10 WAYS TO NETWORK AT ACEF 2018. ACEF has recommended 10 ways for participants to take advantage of the networking opportunities that the forum offers. To learn more, read Newsletter 13 by clicking here.

April 19, 2018 - ACEF 2018 APP AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD. ACEF has developed a mobile app for all participants to stay updated with the forum and connect with other participants from your mobile phone or tablet. The program, speakers' profiles, presentations and other pertinent information will be loaded into the mobile application. Click here to learn how to download the App and start connecting with other ACEF attendees before the forum starts!

April 18, 2018 - ADB LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTEST ON CLEAN ENERGY. ADB launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase how clean energy is being applied and used to the benefit of developing Asia and the Pacific. The full press release can be read here. For more information about entering the photo contest, click here. Winners will be announced on 21 May and photos will be displayed in ADB HQ during ACEF, and on ACEF’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

April 9, 2018 - ACEF 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Official registration for ACEF 2018 is NOW OPEN! Click here to get started.

March 28, 2018 - DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS AND KNOWLEDGE DIM SUM NETWORKING SESSION ANNOUNCED. The full schedule and list of all Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs) had been made public on the ACEF 2018 website. This year’s DDWs cover a wide range of topics such as variable renewable energy integration; sustainable mini-grids; scaling up clean energy startups; clean cooking; renewable energy auctions; battery technologies; women in clean energy; and much more. ACEF is also introducing a brand new event called “Knowledge Dim Sum with Clean Energy Entrepreneurs” on Thursday 7 June from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. For 90 minutes, all ACEF attendees will have a chance to meet up to 20 different clean energy entrepreneurs who are breaking into the Asia market, or want to further enhance their overall presence in Asia. To learn more about this highly engaging session, click here.

March 20, 2018 - TRACK CO-CHAIRS ANNOUNCED. We are pleased to announce the Co-Chairs of the thematic track sessions at ACEF 2018. The track Co-Chairs are a key part of the success of ACEF, as they volunteer their time and energy to help define, and design, an engaging set of sessions for each of the tracks. Each Co-Chair is dedicated to ensuring that the design and content of each session provides valuable information to all attendees. You can learn more about each track Co-Chair below or on the ACEF website here.

March 19, 2018 - ACEF BROCHURE. The ACEF 2018 brochure is now available to the public to get a full overview of the forum. You can download the brochure on the homepage of the ACEF 2018 website or by simply clicking here. The brochure is a great way to share with your colleagues information about what ACEF is all about and get them to join the forum in June.

March 8, 2018 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW CLOSED. Thank you everyone for your submissions. We received 330 abstracts for 16 sessions. This strong response is encouraging, and we are excited to see how the momentum for ACEF continues to grow each year.

March 6, 2018 - ACEF ADVISORY GROUP. We are pleased to announce the establishment of the first-ever Asia Clean Energy Forum Advisory Group. This diverse group of clean energy leaders was assembled to provide strategic guidance in the design of the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2018 (ACEF). Each member of the ACEF Advisory Group plays an influential role in clean energy development in the public and/or private sectors throughout Asia and globally. Input from the ACEF Advisory Group will help ensure that the content of the forum is innovative, relevant to today's clean energy sector issues, and creates value for all ACEF participants and stakeholders. To learn more about the members of the ACEF Advisory Group, you can check them out here.

March 2, 2018 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE EXTENDED. Due to the continued high demand, we have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submissions to Wednesday, 7 March, at midnight Manila time (+8 GMT). We have already received many high-quality submissions on a wide range of interesting topics, and we want to ensure that we have a deep and diverse set of presentations and discussions at this year's forum.

February 21, 2018 - NETWORKING DAY ON 4 JUNE. ADB will open its doors on Monday 4 June for ACEF participants to kick-start an exciting full week of clean energy conversations and networking. Participants will be able to walk down the halls of ADB starting at 9:00 AM to pick up their forum badge and materials, register onsite (if needed), and network with other ACEF participants in the auditorium halls. In the evening, participants can continue networking with other energized ACEF attendees at the pre-forum cocktail reception in the ADB cafeteria. We recommend that you arrive to Manila early enough to take advantage of this great networking opportunity. For more details about the Monday 4 June ACEF Networking Day, you can read more here. We strongly encourage you to take full advantage of this opportunity before the start of the forum!

February 1, 2018 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN. David Elzinga and Peter du Pont announce the opening of the Call for Abstracts for the Thematic Track sessions at ACEF 2018. ACEF is looking to engage with thought leaders, innovators, and practitioners who are really at the cutting-edge of clean energy. This year’s Forum will have four thematic tracks: three sector-focused tracks will cover the core pillars of Energy for All: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Energy Access. A fourth track entitled Navigating the Future, will be cross-cutting and will focus on big ideas that will be important for the transition to a clean energy future for Asia. The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 2 March at 17:00 Manila time (+8 GMT). Submissions must be no more than 150 words, and should highlight concrete outcomes and achievements. You can find the full Call for Abstracts on the ACEF website here. To watch this announcement, click here.

December 15, 2017 - DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS. David Elzinga and Peter du Pont announce that ACEF 2018 will once again feature the Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs). The DDWs were started in 2014 because there was a need to have longer and more in-depth discussions at ACEF. Workshops are typically a day long and they are organized by one or two key organizers and they address the foundational areas of clean energy such as energy efficiency, mini-grids, and waste-to-energy, as well as other up and coming topics in the energy sector such as floating solar. Click here to watch the video of this announcement.

November 27, 2017 - SAVE THE DATES FOR ACEF 2018. David Elzinga and Peter du Pont, Co-Chairs of ACEF 2018 announce that the forum will be held at the Headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila during the week of 4-8 June 2018. The theme of Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2018 will be Harnessing Innovation to Power the Future. The Forum is being designed to support the ongoing discussions on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the need for innovation and scale to help countries accelerate the transition to affordable, carbon-free energy. Click here to watch the video of this announcement.