Bangkok successfully played host to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) Generation Transmission and Distribution (GTD) Grand International Conference & Exposition Asia 2019 (IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019) from March 19-23.
The first time the event was organised outside of the US in more than 40 years of its history, the conference and exhibition featured over 400 exhibiting booths and more than 10,000 visitors from all over the world.
Organised under the theme Big Shift in Power and Energy, the event revolved around three main topics â€“ power generation, transmission and distribution, and renewable energy â€“ and its related engineering and technological fields. There were also many topics on power and energy that links to digitalisation, with many new ideas presented on how digitalisation can be used to manage industries, energy generation and electrical sectors.
Patrick Avery, vice president, power grid automation of G&W Electric Company, said: “Thailand as the host country was excellent and the event was also excellent for our company. Bangkok is a very good meeting destination as it has the infrastructure, all the amenities, vendors, and support facilities to host this important event.
“We got to meet all the major utilities in the area while supporting our Thai customers, the Provincial Electricity Authority and Bangkok’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority.”
Hosting the first IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019 outside the US was a huge win for Thailand’s MICE sector. TCEB supported the IEEE PES Thailand Chapter in bidding for this event.