The 10th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Energy Engineering(RCEneE2017 was successfully organized by Yangon Technological University(YTU) during 9-10 November under the theme “Energy Sufficiency and Energy Efficiency through Regional Collaboration”. The conference was also jointly organized by University of Yangon(UYon 11 November 2017 for the special session on Photovoltaic(PV) System as well. This event could attract approximate numbers of 90 participants in total, both for the local and the international ones. Intellectual exchange and people-oriented networking was enhanced and well developed within ASEAN region while it was such a great honor receiving academic supports from Japanese professors from Kyoto University and Kyushu University.

The Welcome Speech was delivered by Nyi Hla Nge, Chairman of National Education Policy Commission, following by Opening Remark delivered by YTU Rector, Prof. Dr. Myint Thein, and by AUN/SEED-Net project coordinator, Mr. TAKASHIMA Jun. Not only engaging with the panel discussion, we also had special lectures delivered 8 main invited keynote speakers. First was Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki from Kyoto University, second was Prof. Jun Tanimoto from Kyushu University, third was Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung from University of Yangon, fourth was Prof. Dr. Ir. Iman Kartolaksono Reksowardojo from Institute Technology Bandung, fifth was U Sein Thaung Oo from Myanmar’s energy sector, Prof. Keiichi Ishihara from Kyoto University, Mr. Sean Oh from Kyocera Asia Pacific and lastly Prof. Masakazu Sugiyama from the University of Kyoto. This conference gathering went beyond knowledge sharing as our participants had their own stages to present and obtain suggestion from others in order to improve their researches’ quality.

Energy Engineering field is in a long way to go, thus the 10th Field Management Meeting was a mandatory to be held in order to discuss and support the future direction on this field. As a result, more safe and sound programs in Phase IV could be initiated and conducted effectively. If you are interested to see what had happened at the conference, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwkCs-IVq0