On 4-6 of September 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, the Philippines will play host to the 13th edition of POWERTRENDS.

Organized in 1995, POWERTRENDS is the most significant energy event in the Philippines hosted by the Department of Energy. Previously a biennial event from 1995 to 2015, Powertrends turned annual beginning 2016.

POWERTRENDS covers all technologies, trends and issues relating to the energy sector.

Powertrends incorporate 3 events: Powertrends, Energy Expo and Electech.

    PowerTrends focuses on Power generation, Transmission, Distribution and Management.

    Energy Expo focuses on Renewable Energy, Natural Gas/LNG, Oil and Gas Exploration, Coal Mining and Processing and Energy Efficiency and Management (including Smart Cities).

    Electech/Lightech focuses on Electrical Technologies and Lighting.

Powertrends this year will introduce some significant developments:

  • Electech/Lightech will now focus on both industrial and consumer electrical products using the latest technologies for energy saving and energy efficiency

  • The following focused summits and business fora will be co-located and incorporated with Powertrends

  • Foreign Business Missions are being organized to visit the exhibition and participate in the focused conferences


POWERTRENDS – AEBF 2018                         

The Philippine Department of Energy is hosting the 35th ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings with Dialogue Country Partners outside of ASEAN during this golden year anniversary of founding ASEAN. All these events will be incorporated with Powertrends.

Marking the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, Powertrends will comprise of the following events:

    The Powertrends international exhibition on directions for energy, power and electricity which has been a regular event hosted by the Philippine Department of Energy since 1995.

    The ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF).  Themed “Regional Security, Sustainability and Resiliency”, AEBF will include a closed-door high-level Ministers-CEOs Dialogue between the ASEAN Ministers of Energy and CEOs of no more than 12 active energy companies in our region, to strengthen the public-private partnership that could advance the ASEAN’s energy sector towards common target achievements.

    The Joint Official Opening of the 35th AMEM, associated meetings with ASEAN’s Dialogue Partners and International Organisations, the AEBF 2017 and Powertrends international exhibition.

    A networking cocktail for ASEAN government officials, AEBF and Powertrends exhibitors/sponsors and invited guests.

    There will also be a Gala Dinner for the ASEAN Energy Awards ceremony, where the ASEAN Ministers will reward outstanding contributions to energy development in the Region, both from the public and private sectors.

    B to b meetings arranged for business delegations and companies.

Regular Government Supporting Organizations

  • The Organizer

      Leverage International (Consultants) Inc.

    Leverage is a Philippine company organized in 1975. It provides a comprehensive range of research, planning, technical and management services to public and private organizations. Recognizing that trade fairs and exhibitions are effective conduits for international trade, investments and technology transfer, Leverage organizes specialized trade exhibitions and business fora and conferences.

    Leverage collaborates with other international organizers for international exhibitions in Europe the Middle East and South Africa. It is the Philippine representative of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council for major shows in Hong Kong. Leverage also represents various international shows in Asia.

    Leverage is the organizer of major energy events. It has been organizing the ASEAN Energy Business Forum in the countries of ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam) in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Energy. This international conference and exhibition is held in conjunction with the annual ASEAN Ministers of Energy summit.

    In the Philippines, Leverage organizes the regular Powertrends series and other important energy and energy-related events in cooperation with the Department of Energy, among which have been the Powertrends Business Forum, the Natural Gas Summit, the Coal Business and Policy Forum and others.

    For more information about Leverage International, please visit: http://www.leverageinternational.com/



    2018 marks a historic event for the Philippine energy community. The Philippines will host the 2018 annual ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM).

    POWERTRENDS and all its incorporated events will be part of the ASEAN Energy Business Forum to be held in conjunction with the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meeting and the associated ASEAN meetings with its dialogue partners.