Khurram Dastgir Khan, the Federal Minister for Energy, emphasized the importance of renewable energy and the government’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint in the country. Speaking at the second International Solar Energy Meet (ISEM) Expo and IEEEP IREM Expo in Lahore, he stated that the government is dedicated to allocating resources and making sincere efforts in this regard.
The Minister expressed the government’s encouragement for the proliferation of clean and green energy solutions, highlighting that the event marked a step towards a future powered by renewable and wind energy, ultimately reducing power costs for consumers. Additionally, the government plans to launch a project for solar panel manufacturing in the country. Despite financial constraints, the government is considering waiving import duties on solar panels and related equipment to promote the use of modern technology.
During the inauguration, Ms. Sania Awais, the Managing Director of Punjab Power Development Board, urged commercial and domestic consumers to adopt solar energy as a solution to the power crisis in Pakistan. Ahmed Saleh Baabood, Chairman of White Paper Summits, emphasized the significance of such expos for the development of the energy sector in Pakistan.
He described the event as an ideal platform for global and local stakeholders, industry experts, decision-makers, and government officials to shape the future of the solar energy sector in the country. The strategic partnership between White Paper Summits and the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) will also include a conference featuring expert speakers sharing case studies, technical presentations, and insights on addressing the power and renewable energy sector in Pakistan.
The IEEEP IREM Expo will focus on various aspects of the energy sector, including power transformers, technology, capacitors, batteries, cables, power distribution equipment, wind energy, hydropower, bioenergy, biogas, biofuel, hydrogen, geothermal energy, and solar energy. The conference sessions, attended by IEEEP members and technical delegates, will involve interactive Q&A sessions, networking programs, and B2B opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange and actionable takeaways. The event has attracted local and international experts primarily working in renewable power, particularly in solar power generation.
With more than 150 stalls, including over 30 international exhibitors, and support from the government’s favorable policies towards solar power generation, the organizers expect over 8,000 attendees during the three-day event. The exhibition will showcase products from over 120 local exhibitors. The event aims to provide unlimited business networking opportunities and foster B2B deals. These premium events has organized by White Paper Summits, a leading business event organizer in the Middle East, with headquarters in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and a regional office in Karachi, Pakistan.