Energy Week 2014 opens on March 24

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ENERGY Week 2014 opens next week March 24 at the BRIDEX Exhibition Centre, the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office announced yesterday.

Carrying the theme ‘Sustainable Energy for Brunei Darussalam Prosperity’, Energy Week 2014 aims to promote awareness among the community about the importance of energy sources, and the need to conserve them.

The event also aims to showcase career and employment opportunities in the energy industry (including maritime), as well as business opportunities.

One of the highlights of the event will be the launch of the Brunei Darussalam Energy White Paper, as well as the book titled 'You Can Make A Difference (Brunei Oil and Gas: Where Opportunities Await You)".

The event also aims to promote the involvement of students and youth in the energy industry, and to highlight exemplary individuals featured in the published book, and to allow them to interact with the public, particularly with students and youth.

Among the activities lined up for Energy Week 2014 is the Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) Conference, which will be taking place on March 25 at the Jerudong Polo Club.

The conference will discuss current issues facing the global energy industry.

Invited international energy experts representing International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and World Economic Forum (WEF) are expected to speak at the conference.

The Youth Energy Dialogue will also take place on March 25, where youth will be provided the opportunity to discuss energy-related matters with the Minister of Energy at the PMO.

Meanwhile, issues on the latest developments in business opportunities, technology, regulations and business initiatives will be discussed during the Local Business Development Forum, on March 26.

Visitors will be able to visit a number of exhibitions throughout Energy Week 2014 (March 24 to March 29), including the ‘Energy Exhibition’ at BRIDEX Hall 2, which consists over 70 booths manned by government agencies, oil and gas companies (local and international), non-government organisations, as well as students.

At the Energy Exhibition, visitors will also be able to purchase energy-saving electrical appliances, and see an environmentally-friendly car, as well an EcoMarathon car.

Meanwhile, the Energy Industry Competency Exhibition, Brunei Maritime Academy Exhibition, as well as a Energy Sector job and career fair, will be taking place in BRIDEX Hall .

Exhibits here will feature a variety of courses and skill training programmes which are relevant to the energy industry, and the energy service industry.

Over 60 oil and gas industry companies will be participating in the job and career fair.

The exhibitions will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday next week.

The exhibition opening hours on Friday, however will be from 9am until 11.30am, and then from 2.30pm until 6pm.

The Brunei Times