Inaugural Atozero Asean Summit to commence in October

22 Sep 2023 04:54pm
Photo source : Atozero
Photo source : Atozero

SHAH ALAM - AtoZero (Accelerate to Net Zero) Asean at IGEM 2023 is set to feature over 100 policy makers, industry CEOs and thinktank leaders to drive net zero dialogues and partnerships addressing 1,000 participating delegates.

AtoZero, powered by Gentari is a global series of events dedicated to net zero transition through driving leadership dialogues, investments and innovations around Asean's net zero pathways.

It aims to bring together key decision makers and changemakers to comprehensively explore pathways, policies and business opportunities to drive the global net zero transition agenda.

AtoZero Asean will be co-located and run concurrently with the 14th International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) from Oct 4th to 6th at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

AtoZero Asean will jointly be officiated with IGEM 2023 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the opening ceremony on Oct 5.

IGEM 2023, which is organised by the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change ministry and co-organised by MGTC, is themed “Race Towards Net Zero: Leadership For Climate Action” with ambitious targets of RM4 billion in business leads, 400 booths and 40,000 visitors from over 40 countries.

Constellar’s Group Chief Executive Officer Chua Wee Phong saidn the overwhelming response to AtoZero Asean is testament to the region’s commitment and desire for urgent climate change action.

"By convening eminent speakers, decision makers and leaders on one platform, we are confident the event will influence meaningful policy change and enable strategic partnerships to galvanise momentum in our collective race to net zero," he said in a statement.

Meanwhile Gentari's Chief Executive Officer, Sushil Purohit expressed his utmost gratitude to unite with like-minded stakeholders to chart the path towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

"It is imperative that we accelerate the Asean region's journey towards net zero emissions now, and Gentari looks forward to energising initiatives that collaboratively drive the energy transition and decarbonisation efforts in the region. Together, we can make an impact on our planet's future," he said.

In the statement, AtoZero said Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad will address Malaysia’s net zero journey and opportunities for collaboration.

The Summit’s programme presents unique insights across four key pillars of the net zero value chain, namely renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture, as well as gas and LNG.

The integrated programme will cover pertinent and pressing topics such as regional inter-connectivity partnerships, unlocking renewable energy opportunities through energy storage and digitalisation, carbon capture, utilisation and storage in Asean's transition, green energy financing, hydrogen economy, Asean future grid and corporate net zero transition pathways.

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