General Introduction

China ¨C US$9.7 billion investment kicks off AMR/AMI projects nationwide

GSL Consulting China is very pleased to announce the 3rd Metering, Billing, AMR & Data Management, and CRM/CIS Conference & Exhibition: METERINGChina 2009 Conference & Exhibition. This three-day event has been well recognized across the Chinese utility industry as the most educational & networking annual metering event in China!

China has been representing the fastest growing market globally. Despite the global financial crisis starting from the third quarter 2008, China¡¯s overall Country¡¯s economic conditions still remains relatively stable up to end of 2008. Experienced two major events in this special year 2008: devastating earthquake in Wenchuan and the successful hosting of the Beijing Olympic Games, China is expecting stable and even faster growth in economy, strong energy demand and consumption in 2009 and 2010.

The Chinese electricity metering market has been growing faster than any other energy metering markets with an annual delivery of 100 million units of electricity meters, worth US$ 2.5 billion metering business. With the official announcement by the State Power Grid Corp of China in October 2008 that the State Power has decided to deploy AMR/AMI projects nationwide in the coming 3-5 years, the budgeted investment will be 68.5 billion RMB (about US$9.7 billion). Chinese electricity metering industry will experience a new milestone from 2009. Not to mention the need and requirement for better quality, innovative technologies and solutions etc as well as the driving engines from economic growth, rising energy demand and consumption and ongoing energy reforms from the industry.

China has already become the biggest manufacturers and users of utility meters and components /parts in the world. The deployment of AMR/AMI systems nationwide will continue to drive the market growth especially creating huge business opportunities for electronic parts/components, semiconductors, and system solution as well as communication technology providers.

With the fast development of customer information system, modernization of metering operation, efficiency improvement in Chinese power utilities, metering, AMR, billing, data management have become vital processes in the Chinese power sectors. The AMR/AMI further development will enable Chinese utilities to develop digital grids and smart homes, as well as further upgrade energy management skills.

METERINGChina 2009 will be the 3rd Metering, Billing, AMR & Data Management, CRM/CIS Conference & Exhibition, taking place in Beijing International Convention Center during 26-28 May 2009. The coverage of the main conference themes will include:

  • Chinese metering industry latest policies and motivation
  • Smart metering and billing technologies
  • Data collection & management technologies
  • Pricing & tariffs policies
  • Metering reliability and stability
  • Revenue protection through metering
  • Customer service and information technologies
  • Digital grid, energy saving and efficiency development
In parallel with the conference, a customer and technology driven exhibition will be organized. The exhibition will provide the major networking opportunities for you to meet the decision-makers and industry experts from vendors/utilities concerned with metering, billing, AMR, data management, and CRM/CIS etc.

METERINGChina 2009, based on past two years of experiences, has been regarded as the platform where you can truly meet most Chinese utility customers!

You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, speaking or reservation of conference seats or more information.

Looking forward to meeting you in Beijing
James Lau
Managing Director