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Previous (2020)Conference Program

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Exhibition

FC EXPO Keynote Session


FC-K1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   10:30  -  12:00

Building a Hydrogen Society -A Roadmap Created by Industry Leaders

Bart Biebuyck Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
FC-K2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   12:30  -  14:00

Utilisation of Hydrogen in Global Society: Technological Innovation and Future Outlook

Sunita Satyapal Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy/ Chair, IPHE

Geert Tjarks Head of Div. International Cooperation, National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, NOW GmbH


PV EXPO Special Session


PV-S1 Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Spread of Solar Power Generation in the 2020s

Osamu Ikki CEO, RTS Corp.


Commemorative Session by Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laureate


BJ-C Feb. 27 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:45

Lithium-ion Battery and Environmental Issues

Akira Yoshino Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corp.

Battery Japan Special Session


BJ-S2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   16:30  -  18:00

Latest Trends in the Asian and European Battery Industry

Yangxing Li Chief Scientist, Watt Lab., Central Research Institute, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Yasuo Anno Chief Development Officer, Northvolt AB

*NOTE: BJ-S1 Northvolt's speech has changed to the above date & time. (As of Jan. 9, 2020)

WIND EXPO Keynote Session


WD-K Feb. 28 (Fri)   12:30  -  14:00

Industry Leaders' Strategy and Future Vision for Wind Power Generation Business

Yoshikazu Shimada Executive Managing Officer, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.

Richard Paul Luijendijk CEO & Chairman APAC, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Feb. 19th)

WIND EXPO Special Session


WD-S Feb. 26 (Wed)   13:00  -  14:30

Initiatives for Spreading Off-Shore Wind Power Generation

Masato Yamada Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Jan. 30th)


Takeshi Sekiguchi Executive Officer and Director, Engineering Headquarters, Shimizu Corp.

INT'L SMART GRID EXPO Keynote Session


SG-K Feb. 28 (Fri)   12:30  -  14:00

Energy Resiliency for Realising Decarbonisation

Hiroshi Okamoto Vice President, TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.

INT'L SMART GRID EXPO Special Session


SG-S1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   15:30  -  17:00

The Impact of EVs on the Power Grid

Takayuki Hakugin Executive Officer (Corporate Administration) Transmission and Distribution Company, The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

Ryusuke Hayashi Senior Manager, EV Operations Dept., Global EV Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
SG-S2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   10:00  -  11:30

On the Frontlines of the Rapid Development of Virtual Power Plants

Norihiro Hamaguchi Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., Office of Digital Innovation Promotion, Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.

Seita Shimizu General Manager, Energy Sales and Service Planning Dept., Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
SG-S3 Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Challenges of Companies for Building a Decentralised Energy Society

Tetsuji Morita General Manager, Residential Energy System Development Dept., Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Masayuki Kosakada Technology Executive for T&D and Solutions, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp.
SG-S4 Feb. 28 (Fri)   10:00  -  11:30

Digitalising Power Grids with AI and IoT

Tetsuo Nakakawaji Executive Fellow, Corporate R&D Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

THERMAL POWER EXPO Keynote Session


TPEX-K1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   10:30  -  12:00

Thermal Power Generation: Innovative Changes and Prospects

Shintaro Uzawa Managing Executive Officer, Senior Operating Officer, O&M Dept., JERA Co., Inc.

THERMAL POWER EXPO Special Session


TPEX-S2 Feb. 28 (Fri)   10:00  -  11:30

Operation of Next-generation Thermal Power Utility Plants

Nobumitsu Matoba Senior Managing Consultant, SW technology alliance, Tokyo SW Development Lab., IBM Japan, Ltd.

INT'L BIOMASS EXPO Keynote Session


BM-K Feb. 27 (Thu)   12:30  -  14:00

Utilisation of Wooden Biomass: Challenges and Prospects

Asako Nagano Director of Wood Utilization Div., Forestry Agency



RESOURCE RECYCLING EXPO Special Session


RR-S Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Global Plastic Waste Problems and Strategies for a Solution

Tohru Kamo Invited Researcher, Environmental Management Research Institute(EMRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
RR-S2 Feb. 26 (Wed)   13:00  -  14:30

Latest Trends in Recycling of Solar Panels and Lithium Batteries

Shoji Fuchigami Senior Director, Member of the Board, Trina Solar (Japan) Ltd.

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Feb. 6th)


So Kato Chairperson, The Glass Recycling Committee of Japan/ Chairperson of the board, Crystal Clay Corp.

World Smart Energy Week Special Session①




FC EXPO Keynote Session


FC-K1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   10:30  -  12:00

Building a Hydrogen Society -A Roadmap Created by Industry Leaders

Bart Biebuyck Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
FC-K2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   12:30  -  14:00

Utilisation of Hydrogen in Global Society: Technological Innovation and Future Outlook

Sunita Satyapal Director, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy/ Chair, IPHE

Geert Tjarks Head of Div. International Cooperation, National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, NOW GmbH

FC EXPO Technical Conference Program


Feb. 26 (Wed)

13:00
-
15:00
Trends in the Development and Spread of Fuel Cell Vehicles (1)
Latest Trends in Technologies for Producing Water Electrolysis Hydrogen by Using Renewable Energy
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Technology Development Div. 5, Senior Chief Engineer, Takashi Moriya
Hyundai Motor Company Head of Group, Fuel Cell Engineering Design Group, Vice President, Soonil Jeon
Nel Hydrogen CEO, Jon Andre Lokke
thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers Japan Ltd. Representative Director & CEO, Carsten Schmitt

Feb. 27 (Thu)

9:30
-
11:30
Trends in the Development and Spread of Fuel Cell Vehicles (2)
Spread of Power-to-X
The seminar has been cancelled. -Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH, -Robert Bosch GmbH, -Nikola Motor Corp.
Yamanashi Prefectural Enterprise Bureau Research and Development Charge, Electricity Section, Sub Chief, Masaki Sakamoto
VERBUND Solutions GmbH Hydrogen Center, Hydrogen & Storage, Robert Paulnsteiner
13:00
-
15:00
New Applications of Fuel Cells
Fuel Cells for Professional and Industrial Use: Latest Technologies and Initiatives for Expansion
East Japan Railway Company Environment Engineering Research Lab., R&D Center, Director, Shoichi Ooizumi
Intelligent Energy Japan Business Development, Hideyuki Hayashi
Osaka City University Project Professor, Shigeyuki Minami
Ballard Power Systems Inc. Asia Pacific, Managing Director, Alfred Wong
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. System Design Dept., Hydrogen Energy Business Div., Senior Manager, Yoshiaki Sakata
Bloom Energy Japan Ltd. Business Unit, Korea Project Manager, Nao Matsumoto

Feb. 28 (Fri)

9:30
-
11:30
Latest Trends in the Development of Stationary Fuel Cells
Hydrogen Stations in Japan and Other Countries: Current Situation and Future Plans
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. Residential Energy System Development Dept., Residential Energy Business Unit, General Manager, Fuel Cell Development Team, Shin Iwata
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Residential Fuel Cell Business Development Dept., General Manager, Atsushi Takase
HighChem Company, Ltd. Special Appointive Officer to President, Jianyu Chai
13:00
-
15:00
Frontlines of Material Development for Fuel Cells and Water Electrolysis Cells
FC-10 Detail
Fuel Cell Market and Business Opportunities -Chinese Market Attracting Attention and Re-examination from a Broader Perspective
University of Yamanashi Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Center, Professor, Katsuyoshi Kakinuma
Yokohama National University Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, Principal Investigator of Advanced Sciences(IAS), Shigenori Mitsushima
Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd. Osaka Marketing Div., Manager, Keita Watanabe
E4tech Director, David Hart


PV EXPO Special Session


PV-S1 Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Spread of Solar Power Generation in the 2020s

Osamu Ikki CEO, RTS Corp.


Commemorative Session by Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laureate


BJ-C Feb. 27 (Thu)   11:45  -  12:45

Lithium-ion Battery and Environmental Issues

Akira Yoshino Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corp.

Battery Japan Special Session


BJ-S2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   16:30  -  18:00

Latest Trends in the Asian and European Battery Industry

Yangxing Li Chief Scientist, Watt Lab., Central Research Institute, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Yasuo Anno Chief Development Officer, Northvolt AB

*NOTE: BJ-S1 Northvolt's speech has changed to the above date & time. (As of Jan. 9, 2020)

Battery Japan Technical Conference Program


Feb. 26 (Wed)

10:30
-
12:30
Latest Material Technologies Supporting the Evolution of Lithium Ion Batteries
Latest Trends of Ultra-fast Charging Technology for EVs
JFE Chemical Corp. Battery Materials R&D Center, Chemical Research Lab., Senior Researcher, Yasushi Madokoro
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. Technical Group, Electrolyte Dept., Lithium Ion Battery Materials Div., New Energy Business Domain, Senior Manager, Katsutomo Tanaka
Toray Industries, Inc. BSF Technology Dept. 1, Deputy General Manager, Kazuhiro Yamada
CHAdeMO Association Secretary General, Makoto Yoshida
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Research Engineer at ITRL Integrated Transport Research Lab, Machine design, Research Engineer at Machine Design, Machine design Mechatronics, Mikael Hellgren
14:00
-
16:00
Cutting-edge Analysis and Material Search Technologies Underpinning the Evolution of Lithium Ion Batteries
Outlook of Next-gen Materials for High Input-output Electricity Storage Device
Toray Research Center, Inc. Material Science Labs., 2nd Material Science Lab., Manager, Yasuhito Aoki
Kobelco Research Institute, Inc. Computational Science Dept., Deputy General Manager, Tatsuya Yamaue
MI-6 Ltd. Vice President, Mitsuru Irie
ZapGo Ltd. CEO & Founder, Stephen Voller
University of Cambridge Dept. of Chemistry, Professor, Clare Grey

Feb. 27 (Thu)

14:00
-
16:00
Expanding Potentiality of New Mobility by Battery Technology
Reuse, Recycling, and Resource Procurement
BESV JAPAN Co., Ltd. President, Toshiaki Sawayama
Panasonic Cycle Technology Co., Ltd. Business Planning, Product Planning, Information System, Director, Takayoshi Tanizawa
Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Energy Platform Development Div., Life Creation Center, Chief Engineer, Jun Iwamoto
4R Energy Corp. President, Eiji Makino
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc./ Recycling & Waste Reduction Subcommittee, Environment Committee, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corp. Environmental Affairs Div., Project General Manager, Takashi Shimamura

Feb. 28 (Fri)

10:30
-
12:30
Opening of a New Era of Batteries by Innovative Ideas
Future Prospects and Changes of LiB Market by Expanding xEV Business
Ricoh Co., Ltd. Printed Battery Material & System Development Center, Innovation/R&D Div., Executive Engineer/General Manager, Toru Ushirogochi
Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group, Center for Technology Innovation-Materials, Electrification Component & Material Research Dept., Unit Leader/Senior Researcher, Jun Kawaji
B3 Corp. President & CEO, Hideo Takeshita
Yano Research Institute Ltd. Industrial Technology Unit.,, Senior Executive Manager, Branch Office Manager, Sachiya Inagaki
Journalist Eiheiji-town Evolution Ambassador, Kenji Momota
14:00
-
16:00
On the Frontlines of All-solid-state LIB Development
BJ-10 Detail
The Evolution and Spread of EVs -For Building a Sustainable Society
Osaka Prefecture University Assistant Professor, Atsushi Sakuda
Toyohashi University of Technology Graduate School of Engineering, Vice President, Professor, Atsunori Matsuda
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Battery Development Dept., Device Center, Chief Material Researcher, Masayuki Nagamine
Envision AESC Japan Ltd. Marketing & Sales, Executive Expert, Nobuaki Yoshioka
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. Principal Systems Engineer, HV Battery Research, Tobias Glossmann
Japan Electric Vehicle Club Managing Director, Tadashi Tateuchi

WIND EXPO Keynote Session


WD-K Feb. 28 (Fri)   12:30  -  14:00

Industry Leaders' Strategy and Future Vision for Wind Power Generation Business

Yoshikazu Shimada Executive Managing Officer, Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.

Richard Paul Luijendijk CEO & Chairman APAC, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Feb. 19th)

WIND EXPO Special Session


WD-S Feb. 26 (Wed)   13:00  -  14:30

Initiatives for Spreading Off-Shore Wind Power Generation

Masato Yamada Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Jan. 30th)


Takeshi Sekiguchi Executive Officer and Director, Engineering Headquarters, Shimizu Corp.

WIND EXPO Technical Conference Program


Feb. 26 (Wed)

9:30

10:30
WD-1 Result of Commercialization and Challenges for Expanding the Hybrid Spar Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
Toda Corp.

Energy Div., Senior Director, Iku Sato
Detail
11:30

12:30
WD-2 Digital Solution and Maximizing Production Efficiency
Eurus Technical Service Corp.

Operation Analysis and Asset Optimization, General Manager, Kentaro Indo
Detail

Feb. 27 (Thu)

9:30

10:30
WD-3 Various Technologies for Offshore Wind Power
Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.

Civil Engineering Business Unit, Offshore Wind Farm Project Team, Senior Manager, Manabu Shimaya
Detail

Feb. 28 (Fri)

9:30

10:30
WD-5 Wind Power Market in Japan
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Tae Tamura, Senior Manager, Industry Research Dept., Shinji Nonaka, Manager, Industry Research Dept.,
Detail

INT'L SMART GRID EXPO Keynote Session


SG-K Feb. 28 (Fri)   12:30  -  14:00

Energy Resiliency for Realising Decarbonisation

Hiroshi Okamoto Vice President, TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.

INT'L SMART GRID EXPO Special Session


SG-S1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   15:30  -  17:00

The Impact of EVs on the Power Grid

Takayuki Hakugin Executive Officer (Corporate Administration) Transmission and Distribution Company, The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

Ryusuke Hayashi Senior Manager, EV Operations Dept., Global EV Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
SG-S2 Feb. 27 (Thu)   10:00  -  11:30

On the Frontlines of the Rapid Development of Virtual Power Plants

Norihiro Hamaguchi Manager, Corporate Planning Dept., Office of Digital Innovation Promotion, Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.

Seita Shimizu General Manager, Energy Sales and Service Planning Dept., Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
SG-S3 Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Challenges of Companies for Building a Decentralised Energy Society

Tetsuji Morita General Manager, Residential Energy System Development Dept., Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Masayuki Kosakada Technology Executive for T&D and Solutions, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp.
SG-S4 Feb. 28 (Fri)   10:00  -  11:30

Digitalising Power Grids with AI and IoT

Tetsuo Nakakawaji Executive Fellow, Corporate R&D Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

THERMAL POWER EXPO Keynote Session


TPEX-K1 Feb. 26 (Wed)   10:30  -  12:00

Thermal Power Generation: Innovative Changes and Prospects

Shintaro Uzawa Managing Executive Officer, Senior Operating Officer, O&M Dept., JERA Co., Inc.

THERMAL POWER EXPO Special Session


TPEX-S2 Feb. 28 (Fri)   10:00  -  11:30

Operation of Next-generation Thermal Power Utility Plants

Nobumitsu Matoba Senior Managing Consultant, SW technology alliance, Tokyo SW Development Lab., IBM Japan, Ltd.

INT'L BIOMASS EXPO Keynote Session


BM-K Feb. 27 (Thu)   12:30  -  14:00

Utilisation of Wooden Biomass: Challenges and Prospects

Asako Nagano Director of Wood Utilization Div., Forestry Agency



RESOURCE RECYCLING EXPO Special Session


RR-S Feb. 27 (Thu)   15:00  -  16:30

Global Plastic Waste Problems and Strategies for a Solution

Tohru Kamo Invited Researcher, Environmental Management Research Institute(EMRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
RR-S2 Feb. 26 (Wed)   13:00  -  14:30

Latest Trends in Recycling of Solar Panels and Lithium Batteries

Shoji Fuchigami Senior Director, Member of the Board, Trina Solar (Japan) Ltd.

* Please note that the speaker has changed as above. (As of Feb. 6th)


So Kato Chairperson, The Glass Recycling Committee of Japan/ Chairperson of the board, Crystal Clay Corp.

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