The ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2022 Strategic Conference provides a unique platform for ASEAN senior policy makers and global private sector organisations to engage in public-private partnership cooperation discussions.

The 2022 programme will feature an enhanced high-level strategic conference revolving around ASEAN’s energy security, access and energy transition, in the global context of COVID-19 recovery and oil & gas price volatility.

ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2022 hosts the most important decision makers shaping ASEAN’s energy future: 10 Energy Ministers, NOCs, IOCs, utilities and infrastructure developers.


Please download the agenda file here.

Accelerating Energy Transition: Sustainable Growth and Energy Security

The ASEAN is on a fast economic recovery trajectory from the Covid-19 pandemic. The governments, energy industry, academia and international organisations have made decisive responses to the pandemic. The global energy and political climate have developed dynamically. It has re-affirmed the importance for the ASEAN community to work together to ensure energy security, accessibility, affordability and sustainability for all, with a focus on accelerating the energy transition and strengthening energy resilience through deeper innovation and cooperation. Today’s programme allows you learn from key decision makers on ASEAN’s energy transition roadmap, and evolving roles of gas/LNG and renewables.


Registration & Networking


ASEAN Centre for Energy Welcome Address

Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy


Gold Sponsor Keynote Address:

Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili, Group CEO Sarawak Energy, CEO, Sarawak Energy


Gold Sponsor Address: Facilitate the APAC Low-Carbon Sustainable Development

Dr Worawat Nakawiro, PV & ESS Specialist, Huawei Asia Pacific Smart PV Business, Huawei (reserved, pre-recorded)


Keynote Address 2nd AICEE: Challenges towards carbon neutrality in Japan

Prof. Keiichi N. Ishihara, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University


ACE – Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University MOU announcement


Keynote Address  2nd AICEE

Prof Rethy Chhem, Minister Delegate Attached to the Prime Minister of Royal Government of Cambodia


Keynote Presentation: Business Model Innovation to Drive ASEAN Economy towards Clean Energy Transition – Post Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for in ASEAN Energy Sectors

Chris Humphrey, Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council


Hydrogen Panel: Hydrogen in Global Decarbonisation: Championing Blue and Green Hydrogen Technologies

  • Could hydrogen become a gamechanger to ASEAN’s energy transition?
  • Policies needed to support a hydrogen economy development: What are the key drivers?
  • Green hydrogen: feasible business models and risk management on project delivery
  • Blue hydrogen: while renewable hydrogen is currently expensive, what is the role of fossil fuel-based hydrogen equipped with CCS?
  • How to develop an efficient infrastructure and how to prioritise the investments?
  • Innovation landscape – fuel cells, heavy trucking and storage

Proposed Speakers 

  • Kathy Gao, Senior Research Associate, BloombergNEF (moderator)
  • Mathieu Geze, Vice President – Asia, HDF Energy
  • Seyed Mohsen Razavi, Energy Technology Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)


Global Leaders Panel: Understanding the Dynamics of ASEAN LNG Market and Strategies towards its Evolving Role as Clean Fuels to Bridge ASEAN’s Energy Transition

  • How has gas/LNG market responding to ASEAN’s growing energy demand?
  • The new energy map of emerging LNG markets in ASEAN and will LNG become the solution to ASEAN’s decarbonisation roadmap?
  • Understanding current LNG market (buyer-seller dynamics), pricing updates and upside opportunities for buyers
  • Investing for growth – What’s needed to ensure continued infrastructure buildout? (LNG-to-power, FSRUs, Small-scale LNG)


  • Abhishek Rohatgi, Head of Global LNG & APAC Gas, BloombergNEF (moderator)
  • Yingying Zhou, Manager, LNG Origination, Asia, Cheniere Energy
  • Rizky Fauzianto, Indonesia Country Manager/Senior Coordinator for SE Asia, Rocky Mountain Institute


Lunch Break & Private Meetings


Global Leaders Panel: The Age of Power Transformation and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage: Practical Approaches to ASEAN’s Energy Transition Pathways

The Energy Transition pathways have been accelerating amidst global push for decarbonisation. ASEAN Power Utilities play a key role in driving the low carbon transition towards renewable integration, smart grid, digitalisation and energy efficiency.

  • Renewable integration: what are the challenges, opportunities, and uncertainties?
  • How ASEAN governments, local enterprises and tech firms are collaborating for the adoption of smart energy system?
  • Digitalisation and optimisation of power grids
  • Smart grid: What is the game-changing innovation? What will come to play in ASEAN in the next 3-5 years?
  • Cross border interconnections – how is it reshaping ASEAN countries’ energy strategies?
  • What is the role of Clean Coal Technology for power generation in energy transition?
  • The low hanging fruit – what is the potential and opportunity for depleted oil and gas fields for carbon storage? Will Asia lead as a sequestration hub?
  • What are the challenges to scale up CCUS deployment?
  • What is required to engage the finance sector to stimulate investment in CCUS
  • Coal is expected to remain as a primary fuel source to meeting the ASEAN’s energy demand growth. How could carbon capture play a role in decarbonising the coal driven power sector?

Pre-recorded Address: Michelle Manook, CEO, WCA

Proposed Speakers 

  • Beni Suryadi, Manager of Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage, ASEAN Centre for Energy (moderator)
  • Dr. Kazuyuki Murakami, Director of International Collaboration, JCOAL
  • Arryati Ramadhani, Principal Consultant, ERM Indonesia
  • Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Mohamad Irwan Bin Aman, Head of Sustainability, Sarawak Energy


Energy Project Investment Opportunities Across ASEAN

A 15min presentation of latest energy initiatives and business opportunities across member countries that help drive the region’s sustainable energy future.

  • Lao DPR
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand


Roundtable: ASEAN Power Grid – From Study to Implementation

Organised by Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP), ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia Programme (CASE)


End of the Day 1

Energy Transition in Practice

ASEAN’s sustainable energy pathways till 2040 presents $3 trillion cumulative investment opportunities. According to IEA, between 2016 and 2020, annual average energy investment in ASEAN countries was USD 70 billion, of which around 40% went to clean energy technologies – mostly solar PV, wind and grids.


Registration & Networking


(Live stream of the MME platform) Joint Opening Ceremony of the 40th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meetings (AMEM), 2022 ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) and 2nd ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment (AICEE)


Keynote Presentation: Charting ASEAN’s Pathways Collectively – 7th ASEAN Energy Outlook

Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy


Keynote Address: “Renewable energy solutions for ASEAN energy priorities”

Dr Dolf Gielen, Director of Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA (International Renewables Energy Agency)


Global Financiers’ Panel: Financing ASEAN’s Renewable, Gas and Grid Projects – The rise of ESG commitment

  • Accelerating energy transitions with new investment models & financing structures
  • Capital allocation trends for gas, renewables and electricity grid
  • How can ASEAN governments create more attractive destinations for clean energy capital
  • Roles of financial institutions (banks, SWFs, institutional investors, PE etc.) in this shift
  • ESG considerations for investors: What are the current attitudes towards fossil fuels energy project investments?


  • Mr.Matthew Wittenstein, Chief of Section, Energy Connectivity, UN ESCAP (moderator)
  • Ben Arnott, Head of Energy Finance and Advisory for Southeast Asia, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Allard Nooy, President South-East Asia, Fortescue Future Industries
  • Isabel Chatterton, Director & Regional Industry Head Infrastructure Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Koji Yamashita, Chief Representative for Asia and Oceania, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)


Renewables Leaders Panel: Unpacking ASEAN’s RE Potentials to Accelerate Energy Transition

  • What regulatory support is in place to help develop and invest in renewable projects
  • Reviewing the regulatory climate of renewables deployment in ASEAN
  • Unique partnership models
  • De-risking renewable energy projects investments
  • Unpacking the critical success factors: regulations, financing, EPCs, structuring PPAs
  • New opportunities to look out for, such as floating solar, C&I rooftop solar, offshore wind
  • What is ESG reporting framework across ASEAN economies and what does it mean to renewables sector?
  • Role of Geothermal and Hydropower as Baseload Power


  • Mr. Septia Buntara, Manager of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department, ASEAN Centre for Energy (moderator)
  • Gan Boon Hean, Chief Executive Officer, Leaders Energy PTE. Ltd
  • Sunil Gupta, Head, Southeast Asia and South Asia, Vena Energy
  • Surya Darma, Chairman, Indonesian Renewable Energy Society (METI)
  • Martin Kennedy, Head of Sales, GE Renewable Energy
  • Ting Ching Zung, Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Sarawak Energy


Lunch Break & Private Meetings


Taking Solar Energy to the Next Level: Scaling up Solar and Wind Capacity and Deployment in ASEAN

  • Solar and Wind Market outlook and growth potential towards 2025: where is the growth coming from?
  • What are the latest innovations in solar panel and wind technologies and business models?
  • Policy support, the PPA model and grid connection considerations
  • Spotlight markets: Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand
  • Environmental & land issues management in Southeast Asia
  • Availability of project funding for solar and wind


  • Joseph Tomkiewicz, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins (moderator)
  • Edward Hua, Vice President of Huawei Technologies (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
  • Alvin Jose, Principal Specialist of Energy, Sustainable Energy for All / SEforAll
  • Nguyen Anh Dung, Senior Project Officer of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (4E) Project, GIZ Vietnam


Keynote Presentation Civilian Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power has the highest capacity factor and could accelerate ASEAN’s low carbon energy transition, especially with new technologies with smaller, safer, and more flexible designs. The developments in SMRs can potentially alter the competitive landscape of the clean technology market in ASEAN.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General, World Nuclear Association
  • Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)


Afternoon Coffee & Tea Break


Energy Storage in Spotlight: Energy Storage as a Key to Grid Resilience and Democratizing Energy Access

  • Notable energy storage case studies in Southeast Asia
  • Financial and technological concerns relating to energy storage promotion
  • Review of options of energy storage – potential opportunities and applications, including pumped hydro storage/thermal energy storage.
  • Innovations and integration into the energy grid to boost renewables development
  • Enabling decentralized energy systems with behind-the-meter energy storage
  • Stepping up energy storage investment & deployment for a greener grid


  • Sean Collins, IRENA
  • Yu-Tack Kim, Director, Korea Battery Industry Association
  • Ziwei Liao, Senior Investment Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Hazel Cubangbang, Senior Market Applications Officer for Southeast Asia, Fluence


Energy Efficiency Panel: EE as the First Fuel – Low Hanging Fruits and Innovations in Refrigeration, Demand Side Management and Applications for Industry and ESCO

Building on its success, ASEAN Ministers in 2020 agreed to raise its target to 32% energy intensity reduction by 2025 over 2005 levels. Industry remained the largest energy-intensive sector, followed by transportatin. These sectors accounted for approximately 38% and 34% of ASEAN TFEC in 2020.

  • Understanding energy efficiency (EE) programmes and mandates across the region
  • EE technologies review and case studies
  • Focusing on priority sectors: refrigeration, demand side management, and applications for industry and ESCO
  • The role of standards, certifications in steering EE actions


  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Pruk Aggarangsi, Director of the Energy Research and Development Institute – Nakornping, Chiangmai University
  • Melanie Slade, Senior Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies, IEA
  • Grayson Heffner, Project Delivery Lead, USAID Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program
  • Alexander Ablaza, CEO, Climargy Inc.
  • Dr. Zulfikar, Senior Officer and Team Leader for 7th ASEAN Energy Outlook, ASEAN Centre for Energy


End of Day 2


ASEAN Energy Awards 2022 Ceremony – Awarding Ceremony

*streaming, open for public*


End of ASEAN Energy Awards 2022 Ceremony

Forwarding Looking Solutions & Investment for ASEAN’s Sustainable Future


Ministers-CEOs Dialogue *by invitation only

The Ministers-CEOs Dialogue is close-door roundtable session for the industry CEOs (*limited to 10) to connect and have candid dialogues with the ASEAN Ministers. The roundtable has a defined agenda encompassing energy security, renewables adoption, gas & LNG andtechnology innovations shaping ASEAN’s energy transition.


14-15 September 2022
Hybrid Conference and Exhibition
Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh








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