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2023 October 19 - 2023 October 27

WBA General Assembly 2023

Beijing, China (19 – 27 October 2023)

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to invite bioenergy stakeholders to our upcoming General Assembly and study visit to Beijing, China during 19 – 27 October 2023. The General Assembly is part of a tour which includes a forum on Biomass Clean Heating in Beijing followed by site visits of boiler installations, pellets production and cookstoves manufacturing. There will also be an opportunity for sightseeing in around Beijing. 

To register your interest, please contact us at info@worldbioenergy.org

 

Below is the preliminary program:

19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct

Arrival in Beijing, China

Stay at Guizhou Plaza. Sightseeing

Evening: WBA General Assembly

Forum on Biomass Clean Heating

  • Morning: Opening Ceremony / Plenary presentations
  • Afternoon: Invited Presentations / Roundtable discussions

Site Visiting of Yangxin

  • Morning: Driving from 7:30am at hotel and arrive in Yangxin around 11:10am
  • Afternoon: Visiting KWB boilers in school, household stoves, biomass pellets boilers, pellets making manufactures
  • Night: drive back to Beijing
22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct

Sightseeing / Site Visits in Beijing

Departure from Beijing

Arrival in Bangkok

Personal Sightseeing

 

10th GBEP Bioenergy Week (Day 1)

  • High Level Opening
  • Global, regional and national policies
  • Gaseous biofuels

Evening reception

 25 Oct  26 Oct  27 Oct

10th GBEP Bioenergy Week (Day 2)

  • Bioeconomy
  • Wood energy

10th GBEP Bioenergy Week (Day 3)

  • Liquid and Advanced Biofuels
  • Liquid biofuels for clean cooking

Conclusion of Bioenergy Week Sessions

10th GBEP Bioenergy Week (Day 4)

  • Field Trips

Depart from Bangkok. End of WBA Tour

 

Logistics: Flights 

Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport serving the city of Beijing in People's Republic of China. There are many direct flights from around the world to Beijing. 

 

Accommodation

Provisional rooms will be booked in Guizhou Plaza Hotel (Link), a 4 star hotel located at the West Gate of Beijing University of Chemical Technology (Link). If you wish to avail rooms, please inform us at the earliest. Delegates pay for their own accommodation. 

 

Conference (Biomass Forum, Beijing)

The International Cooperation Forum on Biomass Clean Heating will be held in the campus of BUCT on October 20th. It will have almost 100 participants and the attendees will involve:

  • Leaders and staffs from association in the field of biomass energy
  • Professors, researchers and students from universities
  • Managers from companies and manufactures in the fields of biomass household stoves making, biomass boilers making, biomass pellets making

No fees required, but prior registration is recommended. 

 

Local Transport

The local transport for sight-seeing as well as site visits on 21st October will be arranged by the local host as well as WBA. 

 

Visas 

For those who require visa to travel to China, please go through the official website (e.g., Visa). To prevent any delays, please apply for visas at the earliest. For any assistance regarding invitation letters etc., please let us know asap.

Agenda will be sent in due course. 

 

General Assembly 2023 

The WBA General Assembly will be held on 20th October at the Guizhou Plaza Hotel in a hybrid mode. Please indicate your availability to attend the GA either physically in Beijing or through Zoom call at the earliest. Further details to join the call will be shared in due course. The GA will tentatively begin at 1700 hrs Beijing time / 1100 hrs Stockholm time (CET). The GA is open for members only while non-members can join as observers. 

 

GBEP Meetings, Bangkok

The 10th GBEP Bioenergy Week will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 24 – 27 October 2023. The event will bring together esteemed participants from all over the world to explore the latest advancements and exchange insights in the field of bioenergy in the Asia and Pacific region. The exact venue will be communicated in due course along with information on visas and further logistics. 

 

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