Shell brings Make the Future Festivals to Singapore

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New Delhi: Shell will host a four-day public event to highlight bright energy ideas and solutions that address the global energy challenges

Around 120 student teams will compete at Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017, culminating in the Drivers’ World Championship Asia

More than 100 thought leaders, young talents and representatives from business, government and civil society will discuss, debate and catalyse cross-border collaborations to tackle future energy challenges at Powering Progress Together

From March 16 – 19, 2017, Make the Future Singapore takes place at Changi Exhibition Centre as the inaugural Asian edition of Shell’s global Make the Future Festivals of ideas and innovation. This free-of-charge public festival will feature bright energy ideas and solutions to address the global energy challenge – to generate more energy, while producing less CO2 emissions.

Make the Future Singapore will feature three interactive zones, ‘Our Energy Future’, ‘On the Move’ and ‘Live, Work, Play’. Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore what is happening now to power our world and see what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies; learn about bright ideas from around Asia; and catch celebrity action on the main stage.

Visitors are invited to experience a range of different activities:
Watch as 120 Shell Eco-marathon student teams from the region compete on the track to see who has designed and built the most energy efficient vehicle for the track, culminating in the Drivers’ World Championship Asia.
Get active in the Zorb energy generators which allow visitors to challenge each other to generate the most amount of electricity through motion.
See an ultra-efficient Shell Concept Car, jointly developed with Geo Technology and Gordon Murray Design, which uses a third (34%) less energy over its entire lifetime compared to a typical petrol-powered car.
Take part in a football target challenge where visitors charge up a timer by running on a Pavegen tile, buying them as much time as possible to take shots at a target. The winner is the highest scorer in the time they have generated.
Enjoy musical performances by Singapore entertainer and rising Asian star Nathan Hartono, as well as local bands Take Two and Disco Hue.
See demonstrations like the innovative GravityLight device which is a falling weight that provides affordable and instant light and power, improving the quality of life for the world’s poorest communities.

Powering Progress Together will bring together over 100 attendees to discuss the theme “Cleaner Energy Moves Asia” at the fourth edition of the forum in Asia. It will be a thought provoking session with open dialogue centred on Asian aspirations and dilemmas; balancing the needs of some of the fastest-growing economies with the demands for a better life and healthy planet.

Make the Future Singapore 2017 is held with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, Ministry of Education, Science Centre Singapore and the Energy Market Authority.

For more information on Make the Future Singapore and to register for free priority tickets to the event, please visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg.