HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil Attract Nearly 1,700 Registered Attendees for Successful 2012 Event

  HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil Attract Nearly 1,700 Registered
                     Attendees for Successful 2012 Event

Professionals from more than 40 countries attended over the three-day event

PR Newswire

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 4, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corp. announced today
record attendance at the second annual HydroVision Brasil and more than 750
registered attendees at the first annual DistribuTECH Brasil held jointly
25-27 September 2012 at the RioCentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. More than 100 companies from around the world exhibited at the events,
showcasing the latest products, technologies and services for the hydropower
and transmission and distribution sectors.

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"We were honored to host Flavio Decat, President, Eletrobras Furnas; Elaine
Franca Fonseca, Assistant to the Director of Distribution, Eletrobras; Sergio
Gomes, Vice President, Latin America Region, Alstom Grid; and Jerson Kelman,
well-known electricity industry expert in our opening keynote session last
week and are proud of the great successes we experienced in Rio de Janeiro,"
said Mrs. Marla Barnes, Publisher of PennWell's Hydropower Group. 

"These events are an important platform for industry leaders to come together
to exchange information, present new solutions and discuss future developments
most critical to the growth of the Latin American energy market," added Mr.
Michael Grossman, Publisher of PennWell's Transmission and Distribution
Group.

Held over three days, the conference programs of the two events were comprised
of multiple tracks and more than 30 sessions. Collectively, they provided
hundreds of conference delegates with comprehensive insight into a mix of
strategic and technological energy issues related to the sustainability and
continued expansion of the hydropower and transmission and distribution
industries.

"We are very pleased with the attendance of more than 1,700 registrants at
HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil. This demonstrates that the
combination of these two events is the right solution to attract professionals
from around the world and across all segments of the energy market," said
Barnes. "As demand for power increases in Brazil as well as other Latin
American countries, the topics discussed this week truly represent the future
of energy in this rapidly growing and ever-evolving region of the world."

HydroVision Brasil's conference program focused on key strategies and
solutions surrounding new hydro energy production, environmental protection
and management, regulatory issues, risk management, small and medium hydro
energy, and equipment and technology.

DistribuTECH Brasil featured content covering smart metering, distribution
automation, energy efficiency, commercial energy losses and long-distance
high-voltage electricity transmission issues. Professionals discussed the
substantial issues surrounding hydroelectric power production and transmission
and distribution challenges, and how future electricity demands can be met.

"These events were met with great support from the industry. The momentum seen
from last week's success underscores the importance of such a platform to the
industry and the acute international interest in the Brazilian market. With
support from LIGHT, Eletrobras Furnas, ITAIPU Binacional, COPEL, AES Brasil
and Grupo Energisa as Power Partners of the events, the quality of attendees
was exceptional," said Grossman.

Next year's HydroVision Brasil and DistribuTECH Brasil will be held September
24-26, 2013 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be
joined by the launch of POWER-GEN Brasil, a third co-located event focusing on
the power generation sector.

HydroVision Brasil is presented by HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and Hydro Review
magazines and DistribuTECH Brasil is presented by POWERGRID International
magazine. Both events are owned and produced by PennWell Corp. based in
Tulsa, Okla.

PennWell Corp. is a diversified business-to-business media and information
company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for
the following industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics,
semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise
storage, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell
publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60
conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering
of books, maps, web sites, research and database services. In addition to
PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., the company has major offices in
Nashua,N.H.; Houston, Texas; London, England; Fairlawn, N.J.; Moscow, Russia;
and Hong Kong, China. For additional information about PennWell, visit
www.pennwell.com. For additional information about HydroVision Brasil, visit
www.hydrovisionbrasil.com. For additional information about DistribuTECH
Brasil, visit www.distributechbrasil.com. For additional information about
POWER-GEN Brasil, visit www.power-genbrasil.com.

Contact:
Wendy Lissau
Director of Marketing
PennWell
Email: wendyl@pennwell.com
Ph: 1.918.832.9391

SOURCE PennWell Corp.

Website: http://www.pennwell.com
 
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