1. Meeting with EG Group (19 December)

The MPIA had a meeting with EG Group regarding the invitation to participate in Landscape Asia Expo & Conference 2018 (LAX2018) which will take place from 5-7 April 2018 at KL Convention Centre. EG Group was represented by Mr. Marcus Loke (Project/Exhibition Manager) and Ms. Anita Kudus (Head of Public Relations). The meeting opens up new possibilities for MPIA to work together with EG Group to collaborate in other exhibitions organised by them. Among the things discussed were possibilities of MPIA members to take up space at the event as the organiser will be planning a dedicated event – ASEAN PV for the solar players. The meeting ends with EG Group promising to send an agreement document to MPIA for consideration.

2. Meeting with MITI (20 December)

The MPIA represented by Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap met with MITI at MITI Tower to present on the topic of ‘Servicification’ and how Government can help SME to improve the service sector in the country. The presentation went well with multiple questions and ideas being thrown around on what both the Government and private sector can do to achieve this objective.

3. Industry Consultation Session with MITI (10 November)

The MPIA received a call from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), along with other major electric & electronic associations to attend a consultation session at MITI Tower to discuss proposed additions to the chapter pertaining to the current HS codes by China. At the meeting, MPIA was represented by President, Mr. Chin Soo Mau and Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap. Most of the associations attended agreed that the proposed chapter should not be allowed as it will bring negative effects to the local manufacturing industry.


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Renewable Energy For Indonesia 2017 (RE4I) | 28-29 November 2017 | Indonesia


Indonesia, with the world’s fourth largest population has an aggressive goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 percent by 2025. With its overall potential to generate 788,000MW through new and renewable energy, Indonesia will serve as a model for clean energy deployment, especially for island nations, while providing a growing market for advanced renewable energy technologies worldwide.

With an expected population of 285 million by 2025, the greatest challenges of Indonesia to achieve universal electrification is their remote regions and islands that currently heavily dependent to high-cost diesel fuel that is often imported and transported over long distances.

Recognising the opportunity that Indonesia’s energy market presents, the Government is committed on its 35 GW energy plan and make power more affordable for the people throughout the country. Efforts in improving the ease of licensing, providing incentives and adjustment on feed-in-tariff are part of the initiatives of the Government in increasing the deployment of renewable energy in the country; while initiating rural electrification programs to bring electricity to more than 12,600 villages lacking on-demand access, largely from renewable resources.

The hosting of the 3rd edition of Renewable energy for Indonesia (RE4I 2017) is to provide an interactive platform for potential investors and renewable energy technologies providers to understand the market directions, opportunities and economic priorities of the Government of Indonesia on the renewable energy sector, at the same time to build potential business networks with the local authorities and industry stakeholders.

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Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia | 20-21 November 2017 | Thailand

As the demand for solar energy and investment continues to steadily grow, we are back with the 5th annual Solar and Off Grid Renewables: South East Asia your definitive guide to building successful solar, storage and microgrid businesses in the ASEAN region. Learn from 50+ speakers and network with 200+ attendees with talks from government, asset owners, IPPs, investors, lenders, developers and advisors active in the ASEAN energy market.

Senior industry professionals driving business development in Southeast Asia such as:
• Developers in Utility scale and rooftop solar, micro grids and energy storage
• Equity investors
• Local & International banks
• Manufacturers
• Utilities and other PPAs providers

• Thailand
• Malaysia
• Philippines
• Singapore
• Myanmar
• Indonesia
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos

• Market Outlook and Generation Capacity
• Investment Outlook
• Project Financing
• Infrastructure Planning
• Microgrids
• Energy Storage
• Rooftop Solar
• Rural Electrification and Off-Grid Solar
• Utility Scale Solar

15% discount for MPIA members who sign up. Book using code MPIA15 to enjoy the discount offer.

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ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 | 14-15 November 2017 | Philippines


2nd Annual ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 is the largest congress focusing on solar and energy storage market in ASEAN. It will take place in Manila, the capital of Philippines, on November 14-15, 2017.

The event is officially endorsed by Department of Energy, supported by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association,and Philippine Solar Power Alliance.Investors over the world are gradually realizing the potentials of energy storage market in ASEAN, especially Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Participants from governments, utilities, independent energy producers, energy storage products manufacturers, consulting companies, associate as well as other related sectors are invited to together discuss applications, opportunities and challenges for solar and energy storage development in ASEAN market.

20% discount for MPIA members who sign up

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