The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (Minister Choi Jung-gyeong) and Korea Energy Management Corp. (Chairman Heo Jeung-su) will hold the 2011 Korea Energy Show in A and B Halls of COEX in Samseong-dong, Seoul, from October 19 to 22. The event will feature 250 companies and 1,000 booths. The event marks its 31st anniversary this year, and is the oldest and biggest green business exhibition in Korea.
The event is divided into the Korea Green Energy Show in A Hall and the Korea New and Renewable Energy Show in B Hall. On exhibit will be the latest green technology products in the energy saving and efficiency sector, new and renewable energy sector and climate change sector. The Green Energy Show is expected to suggest a vision that saving energy leads to a smart energy life and culture under the theme “Save Energy, Smart Life.”
The New and Renewable Energy Show will emphasize new and renewable energy as a new growth engine for the future under the theme “Renew Our Future with Renewable Energy.” The Korea Energy Show is expected to receive more attention than ever before as it will be held amid an increase in people’s interest in energy saving following the blackout on September 15 and rising international oil prices.
The Korea Green Energy Show in A Hall is composed of three parts – the Home and Commercial Sector, Building and Transport Sector and Public Sector. Visitors will have an opportunity to view high-efficiency environment-friendly green technology products, such as the stirring engine cogeneration systems of Kyung Dong Navien, air-conditioner systems from Samsung Electronics, environment-friendly heat insulators and electric cars from Nissan.
Major Korean and foreign new and renewable energy companies will participate in the Korea New and Renewable Energy Show in B Hall. These companies include OCI, Shinsung Solar Energy, POSCO Power and Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group. Participating companies will exhibit cutting-edge technologies, such as products and core parts related to solar and wind power generation and fuel cells. In particular, major wind power system companies, such as Samsung Heavy Industries, Doosan Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Unison and Hanjin Ind will exhibit the present and future of the Korean wind power industry.
Another notable fact is that the trade show will be strengthened by the participation of leading global companies such as VESTAS, TrinaSolar and CNPV. VESTAS possesses a third of the world wind power market, while TrinaSolar and CNPV are taking the initiative in the world solar energy generating market.
The organizing committee will prepare meetings between participants and foreign buyers in cooperation with KOTRA and the Korea International Trade Association during the exhibition. The committee will also provide opportunities for visitors to understand domestic and foreign green energy policies and technologies by holding seminars and presentations, such as the Green Ocean Forum and the International Wind Power Forum.
In particular, Adnan Amin of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will suggest a vision for new and renewable energy and Korea’s policies regarding new and renewable energy in a keynote address at the International Wind Power Forum. In addition, Korea Energy Management Corp. will hold the New and Renewable Energy Awards at COEX at 2:00pm on October 21 in an effort to turn the event into a green energy festival.
“I hope that many people will be interested in the 2011 Korea Green Energy Show and attend. They will be able to understand the current status of the Korean green energy industry. I also hope that the show will help establish a green energy life and culture,” said Chairman Heo of Korea Energy Management Corp. Visitors can enter the exhibition hall free of charge after registering at the official home pages of the Korea Green Energy Show (www.koreaenergyshow.or.kr) and the Korea New and Renewable Energy Show (www.nre-korea.or.kr) in advance.