POWER-GEN Europe 2012 confirms keynote speakers for energy industry's premier conference and exhibition

Leading figures to address crucial topics regarding policies, the green agenda and security and sustainability of supply

London, UK, 09 February 2012 – PennWell is delighted to announce details of this year's industry speakers for the opening keynote session taking place at POWER-GEN Europe 2012, the Continent's leading conference and exhibition for the power industry, and its co-located events Renewable Energy World and Nuclear Power Europe. As important figures within their respective fields and representing major industry stakeholders including manufacturers, policy makers and consumer-facing suppliers, the three confirmed speakers for the free to attend keynote are:

• Philip Lowe, Director General, European Commission, Belgium
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, headed up by Phillip Lowe, is responsible for managing the European Union's energy policy, as well as helping it meet EU 20-20-20 targets. Philip Lowe will be able to discuss the challenges of helping member states achieve sustainable and secure energy supplies for the future.

• Michael Süß, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy Sector, Germany
As CEO of Siemens Energy Sector, Dr. Michael Süß will provide delegates with an in-depth overview of how industry and regulatory trends are influencing development of power technology, as well as providing his perspective on the direction of future developments.

• Bernhard Fischer, Chief Executive Officer, E.ON Energie, Germany
In his position as CEO of E.ON Energie in Germany, Bernhard Fischer is ideally placed to analyse how local and EU directives influence power suppliers and what this means for both end users and businesses involved in the power supply chain.

"We are delighted to have secured the cooperation of such experienced and pre-eminent industry experts," states Nigel Blackaby, conference director at POWER-GEN Europe 2012. "The interplay between policies, technology and end-user suppliers is very complex, so having speakers of the caliber of Michael Süß, Philip Lowe and Bernhard Fischer who are representative of the major stakeholders within the European power industry is critical to ensuring delegates gain a thorough understanding of the complete spectrum of issues faced now and in the future."

The keynote session is free to attend for attendees of all three co-located shows. For more information about the keynote speakers, please visit the POWER-GEN Europe 2012 website at www.powergeneurope.com. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of POWER-GEN Europe, and for additional information on the companies exhibiting and the topics being discussed at this milestone event, please visit the website.


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, 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. www.powergeneurope.com

• 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 is delivered by leading experts in the power industry.
• 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 power and electricity sufficiently meets the ever increasing demand.

About PennWell
Established in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a leading international multimedia provider of business intelligence, producing 45 print and online publications, as well as over 60 conferences 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. www.pennwell.com

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