Over 4,000 energy authorities and business executives from around the world gathered in Gwangju, south of Seoul, Wednesday, to share their insights into advancing carbon neutrality initiatives at an annual international conference, according to Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), the event organizer.
Officials of 233 local and global energy firms attended the BIXPO 2022 held at Kimdaejung Convention Center, where academic discussions and new energy technologies demonstrations will continue through Friday.
KEPCO seeks to elevate the annual conference to a global must-visit event, as underpinned by compelling storytelling whereby attendees are able to understand and experience the inner workings and growth potential of energy value chain operations.
Energy projects are equally prioritized regardless of commercial viability as green initiatives that can engage the entire process encompassing energy sources procurement, production and consumption, all in the context of sustainability and safety.
Among in attendance were Korea’s Hyundai Electric, LS Cable & System, Hyosung Heavy Industries ― the three energy and power generation affiliates of Hyundai Group, LS Group and Hyosung Group, respectively.
Their global peers included Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate, Oracle, an American multinational computer tech firm, and 3M, an American multinational conglomerate, as well as 40 energy startups.
The annual conference had 43 sessions, including 35 professional technology conferences, on the topics of production, transport, consumption, policymaking, safety and security.
Among the sub-sections were the Energy Leaders’ Summit (ELS), an international event KEPCO seeks to elevate to the level of the World Economic Forum for the power energy industry, whereby CEOs of local and foreign energy firms, experts from research institutes and professors can share and advance discussions for the better future of the energy market.