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2012 Pacific Energy Summit

"Vietnam has reached a pivotal point of economic growth, and adequate power supply is central to that growth. The opportunity is greater now than ever to grow our prospects for multilateral cooperation to ensure energy security and address environmental concerns."

    —Dang Dinh Quy,
    President of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The annual Pacific Energy Summit provides a vehicle for ongoing collaboration and dialogue on the topics of energy security and climate change and seeks to forge lasting partnerships that address these challenges jointly.

On March 20-22, 2012, the Pacific Energy Summit convened key stakeholders from around the world in Hanoi, Vietnam, to discuss market and policy solutions for “Innovative Generation: Powering a Prosperous Asia.” This invitation-only event took place over three days in an interactive forum where delegates exchanged ideas on how to sustainably meet Asia’s electricity needs and support Asia’s economic growth.

The 2012 Summit came at a critical juncture. The Asia-Pacific is the most economically dynamic region in the world and sits at the forefront of global efforts to effectively and sustainably meet growing energy needs. Decisions made today will define how we will meet burgeoning energy demand to sustain growth and address the concurrent environmental impacts.

Summit Report

For a summary of key findings from the Summit, download the 2012 Pacific Energy Summit Report.

Summit Papers

To inform plenary sessions and prompt thought-provoking discussion, the 2012 Summit organizers commissioned policy papers from top experts in the field that were distributed to Summit participants in advance of the meeting. Access the 2012 Summit Papers.

2012 Summit Sponsors and Collaborating Organizations

The 2012 Pacific Energy Summit was generously supported by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Asian Development Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Duane Morris, LLC.

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam was a partner organization, and the Institute of Energy, Vietnam, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry were collaborating organizations.





Summit Q&As

2012 Summit organizers directed questions to top experts on key Summit issues. Access the 2012 Summit Q&As.

2012 Summit Featured Speakers

Department of Energy, Philippines

Dennis BLAIR
The National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Directors, United States

ExxonMobil, United States

Brookings Institution, United States

Department of State, United States

Nagoya University, Japan

Melody MEYER
Chevron Corporation, United States

Institute of Energy, Vietnam

U.S. Agency for International Development, India

Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Viraphonh VIRAVONG
Ministry of Energy and Mines, Laos

Download the complete participants list.

Mission of the Summit

Building Economic and Environmental Security through Innovative Energy Solutions

The Pacific Energy Summit aims to foster economic and energy security in the Asia-Pacific by developing practical solutions to the twin challenges of rising energy demand and global climate change.

The Summit convenes policymakers, industry leaders and experts to:

  • articulate regional energy needs and opportunities to explore innovative technology and policy solutions

  • coordinate efforts to make effective use of available technology and limited resources

  • foster public-private partnerships

Learn more about the Pacific Energy Summit.

Research and Results

Participants received expert policy papers in advance of the Summit to frame and inform the panel discussions. These papers will be distributed to key stakeholders in the region along with a final report summarizing key discussion points and findings. Briefings with key stakeholders and policymakers will be held throughout the region to further the Summit discussion and findings.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Laura Schwartz
Project Manager,
Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
+1.202.347.9767 (Washington, D.C., USA)