Over 2,400 people attended the recently held AtoZero (Accelerate to Net Zero) ASEAN Summit & Exhibition, which was co-organized by Constellar and the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), powered by clean energy solutions provider, Gentari. These attendees included policymakers, CEOs, think-tank leaders, and important stakeholders from throughout the region. The purpose of the event was to foster discussion, investigate investment opportunities, and foster innovation around the region’s net zero pathways.
Co-located and held concurrently with the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2023, AtoZero ASEAN attracted the top-brass from PETRONAS, Gentari, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), International Gas Union, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Rystad Energy, Solarvest, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bursa Malaysia, Pertamina, Chevron, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Aboitiz Power and UN Global Impact.
Constellar’s Senior Vice President, International & Business Development, Mel Shah said, “Our arduous efforts leading up to AtoZero ASEAN have been fruitful and I am truly pleased by the impact the event has created among the who’s who in the net zero value chain. Enthused by this, we are already preparing for the next event in the series in India and China – the economic powerhouses that are equally committed to climate action. We will ride this momentum to create an even more dynamic AtoZero ASEAN 2024 as we pave the way for leadership dialogues, investments and innovations to accelerate the region’s net zero pathways.”
AtoZero ASEAN examined the outlook and challenges faced by Asia’s energy sector in meeting the region’s net zero transition commitments and through a series of panel discussions with regional experts and business leaders showcasing their experiences, insights and perspectives on the potential multi-billion dollar business opportunities that the transition offers.
Gentari CEO, Sushil Purohit, remarked, “Our participation in AtoZero ASEAN aligns with Gentari’s strategic vision. The event, bringing together industry leaders and officials, has ignited discussions on accelerating clean energy policies and the crucial role of collaboration in achieving net zero. We are delighted to have been part of the event.”
AtoZero ASEAN was structured on the four key pillars of the net zero value chain, i.e., renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture plus gas and LNG. The discussions covered pertinent and pressing topics including regional inter-connectivity partnerships, unlocking renewable energy opportunities, carbon capture, green energy financing, hydrogen economy, ASEAN future grid and corporate net zero transition pathways, among others.
IREDA’s Chairman and Managing Director, Pradip Kumar Das said, “IREDA participated in the event with much confidence in the mission of AtoZero ASEAN and I have to admit, we are thoroughly impressed. We are now fully focussed on taking the learning and insights from here to AtoZero India with an aim to facilitate governments, financiers, industries and businesses to coordinate, collaborate and cooperate in a cohesive manner to achieve the fastest sustainable development and energy transition.”
Over the next few months, AtoZero will be held in India and China, following a similar format of high value content and eminent speakers to eventually take the conference, exhibition and networking experience well beyond ASEAN.
The India series will be part of Mission Net Zero India Summit 2023, a trail-blazing initiative dedicated to accelerating India’s journey towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions. AtoZero India will be held on 7 and 8 December 2023 at IICC, Dwarka, New Delhi.