Welcome to ACEF 2017

Message from the Chair and Co-Chair

Dear Clean Energy Colleagues,

The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) is one of Asia’s premier networking and knowledge-sharing events dedicated to clean energy and energy access in Asia. In 2017, as ACEF celebrates its 12th anniversary, participants will find an exciting format with a wide variety of plenary sessions, deep dive workshops, technical seminars, and other chances for learning and networking. Last year, more than 1,400 participants attended from 60 countries, and this year we expect an even greater turnout.

If you are new to ACEF, we would like to extend a very warm welcome and hope you can join us in Manila at ADB Headquarters from 5 to 8 June, 2017. If you have attended ACEF before, we assure you that we will do our utmost to ensure that the forum serves as excellent platform for connecting with some of the most innovative and forward-thinking clean energy advocates and practitioners in the clean energy arena, and for learning from impressive and dynamic speakers from around the world.

ACEF 2017 Organizers:

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members—48 from the region. In 2016, ADB assistance in the Asia-Pacific region totaled $31.5 billion, including cofinancing of $13.9 billion. ADB hosts the Asia Clean Energy Forum, held at its headquarters in Manila in June each year.
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. USAID works globally, and in Asia, to support development of clean sources of energy that promote economic growth, improve energy security, and address climate change.
  • Korea Energy Agency (KEA), established in 1980, has been at the center of the transformation into a new energy era. It implements projects to foster the efficient and rational use of energy, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions and contributing to sound economic development.

ACEF 2017 Schedule and Format

In 2017, ACEF will be spread across 4 days instead of the usual 5 days. The Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs) period will be all day Monday 5 June and on Tuesday morning 6 June, and will feature interactive Deep Dive Workshops and Technical Seminars. These events provide organizers and participants an opportunity to share in-depth knowledge and discuss specific challenges related clean energy development. Each workshop is highly targeted, focusing on specific technologies or policy issues, such as hybrid renewable minigrids, wind energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy grid integration, or renewable energy financing. You can sign up for the workshops when you register for ACEF 2017 or you can contact the organizers directly – their details will be listed on the Deep Dive Workshops (DDWs) page.

The Main Forum will start off on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 June with an Opening Plenary that brings together senior officials from governments, development organizations, and the private sector. We are working to engage key decision-makers from across the region to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the clean energy sector. The rest of the Main Forum will include the four ACEF Thematic Tracks (energy access, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and “the future of energy”), with presentations designed to address a series of important and "hot" topics that are especially relevant to Forum participants.

The planned schedule for the full week is available in the Week at a Glance, available as a PDF to download. It will be updated as more details are confirmed, with a final schedule issued in early June.

We look forward to connecting with you and your colleagues at ACEF 2017.

Priyantha Wijayatunga

Priyantha Wijayatunga

Peter du Pont

Peter du Pont

For more information and updates on ACEF 2017, browse through the website: www.asiacleanenergyforum.org