It is official – As of the 1st November, Simon Hoare will assume the role of Portfolio Director Enlit Asia, a unifying brand for POWERGEN Asia and Asian Utility Week. With over ten years of content and event knowledge, Simon has also acted as a connector for many long-standing, key relationships with important stakeholders within the ASEAN energy realm.
So what’s next for Simon and Enlit Asia?
“Firstly, we need to maintain the momentum we have built, particularly over the last three months with the delivery of some excellent large-scale events,” Simon shared.
Next year will be an even bigger year for the brand, seeking to further strengthen the digital portfolio with new formats that will enable greater engagement with audiences and a continued focus on providing quality content and top-level speakers. With the gradual return of international travel and face-to-face events, Simon, with his ever-present keep calm and carry on outlook, shared that he and the entire team are thrilled to deliver the in-person and live Enlit Asia event in Bangkok in September 2022.
“It’s been a long time coming, and there is tremendous value held within in-person events. Much can be achieved in digital formats, but the serendipitous meetings over coffee that lead to long-lasting business relationships are only found in a live setting. As the biggest power event in the region, where better to experience that again?” Simon remarked.
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On the horizon for next year, Simon is also looking forward to strengthening Enlit’s relationships with key partners, such as EMA in Singapore and utilities and IPPs across the region, to continue to deliver top-level, must-attend events across the portfolio.
“Lastly, we’re looking at some new products that we can add to the portfolio, especially as we’re (hopefully) able to add more face-to-face opportunities as travel restrictions reduce. Watch this space!”
As one of the first to congratulate Simon, Pak Bambang Hermawanto, the Executive Director of MKI, was enthusiastic when he learned of the change in management:
“Simon is a very interesting person, friendly, and a hard worker. He also has a wide networking circle, including the most important people in the ASEAN energy sector. I wish him luck and that in his new Enlit Asia role, he will be able even further to advance relationships and collaboration between utilities and key partners in the region.”
Please join us in extending your congratulations to Simon.