Renewable Energy World Europe 2012 to address the integration of conventional power and renewable generation

Michael Suess, CEO at Siemens Energy Sector confirmed as keynote speaker

London, UK, 10 January 2012 – Renewable Energy World Europe, Europe's leading renewable energy conference and exhibition has announced ‘Integrating the power sector' as the central theme for the 2012 exhibition and conference taking place 12-14 June at the KölnMesse, Cologne. In addition, Dr. Michael Suess, Chief Executive Officer at Siemens Energy Sector and Member of the Managing Board Siemens AG has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the opening session. The event will once again be co-located with POWER-GEN Europe.

With Europe's future electricity supply facing a major integration challenge – namely the convergence of conventional power and fast-growing renewable generation – flexible solutions are increasingly being brought to market. This raises the question of how to meet the demands of this evolving energy sector. Renewable Energy World Europe will bring together leading figures in the industry to address this compelling issue.

"We are delighted to be holding the 2012 conference in Germany," said David Appleyard, conference director at Renewable Energy World Europe. "Nowhere is our key theme of ‘integrating the power sector' more compelling, given Germany's decision to phase out all nuclear power by 2022. We can't wait to build on the success of our 2011 exhibition, which together with POWER-GEN attracted 15,000 attendees and a conference featuring 70 sessions and 250 speakers presenting over the course of the three days."

At Renewable Energy World Europe, industry professionals can appreciate the big picture and truly engage with the direction that the industry is heading. The event provides an unequalled programme of strategic, technical, keynote and plenary sessions, along with over 600 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. A full conference programme includes sessions on flexible generation, energy storage, smart grids and infrastructure management among the other key issues explored.

About PennWell events

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are owned and organised by PennWell Corporation. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and providing exhibitors with an international ‘one-stop-shop' for penetrating markets and presenting their products and services to a global audience. For delegates and visitors, the events offer a dedicated forum tailored to their specific regional needs, putting them in touch with suppliers of solutions to their particular problems. The conferences address topical issues critical to the development of power generation in the host region.

• Renewable Energy World Europe
Renewable Energy World Europe encompasses the need for greater inclusion of renewable sources into the energy mix as governments strive to ensure the supply of sustainable, low-carbon power to meet ever increasing demand and pressing policy targets.

• POWER-GEN Europe
POWER-GEN Europe is the Continent's premier conference and exhibition, and the place where the power industry comes to meet, share information and do business. A three-day event, it comprises a busy exhibition floor populated by major power industry players. Alongside the exhibition, a high-level multiple track conference offers insightful and thought-provoking presentations detailing the latest strategies and technology developments and delivered by leading experts in the power industry.

About PennWell

Established in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a leading international multimedia provider of business intelligence, producing 45 print and online publications, and over 60 conference and exhibitions, research, databases, internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets. PennWell POWER-GEN conferences and exhibitions are the world's leading business-to-business power generation events, together connecting over 50,000 industry professionals each year. In addition to its headquarters in Tulsa, USA, PennWell has offices throughout the world, including England, Germany, Russia and Hong Kong, to provide its customers and partners with a truly global service.

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