Distinguished line-up of speakers includes government ministers, policy makers and industry leaders who will discuss strategies for world economies on the route to net zero energy
Conference programme insights will convene energy industry stakeholders to discuss Japan’s leading carbon neutral plans
London – Thursday 17 March 2022– The Japan Energy Summit 2022, taking place in-person from 2 - 4 August in Tokyo, will convene senior-level stakeholders from across the global value chain to discuss the evolving Japanese energy sector and its leading position in decarbonising global gas, LNG, and hydrogen markets.
Achieving net zero by 2050 and meeting the goals of COP26 requires global economic and social transformation. Japan’s latest emissions targets, announced in April 2021, are set to achieve a 46% reduction by 2030 and the energy mix now needs to reflect these ambitions with clear investment needed to ensure the roadmap to net zero is achieved. The Summit will bring the Japan government’s decarbonisation leadership position to the fore.
With more than 45 speakers focussing on four critical conference pillars – energy transition and the road to net zero; LNG & gas, hydrogen and ammonia; and low carbon solutions for technology and infrastructure, the Japan Energy Summit will provide delegates with real world insights that will enable them to better understand the dynamics of evolving energy demands in Asia, with Japan as the biggest global importer of LNG, and the growth opportunities for gas, LNG, and hydrogen fuels in a carbon neutral future.
The Japan Energy Summit has continued participation and support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) with speakers announced to date including Takeshi Soda, Director, Oil & Gas Division; Eiji Ohira, Director General, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Office, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO); and Ryo Minami, Director-General for Policy Planning and Coordination.
Other energy industry leaders confirmed to speak at the Japan Energy Summit 2022 include Atsunori Takeuchi, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager LNG Business Dept., Tokyo Gas; Hitoshi Nishizawa, Executive Officer, Senior Operating Officer, Optimization Dept., JERA; Nobuo Tanaka, Special Advisor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Former Executive Director, IEA; Yukari Niwa Yamashita, Managing Director, IEEJ; Shigeru (Sam) Muraki, Vice Chair, Asia Pacific/Southeast Asia, World Energy Council; Satomi Takeshita, Project Director, LNG Information Team, Research & Analysis Dept, JOGMEC; Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst - Energy Resources & International Business Unit, Osaka Gas and Kyoya Nitta, Executive Officer, General Manager Offshore Gas Project Division, Mitsui O.S.K.Lines, Ltd.
Tanya Crossick, Vice President, Energy, dmg events, organisers of the Japan Energy Summit 2022 said: “We are delighted to work with our valued partners in Japan to once again bring together the global gas, LNG, hydrogen, and ammonia industry, live and in-person, at a high-level thought leadership Summit focussing on the future of the energy industry, in a country so advanced in its own net zero energy landscape.”
The fourth Japan Energy Summit is the leading conference supporting the global gas, LNG, and hydrogen value chain in Japan. Over 300 industry professionals are expected to attend the first in-person energy event to take place in Japan since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the Japan Energy Summit
The Japan Energy Summit 2022 will take place in-person, convening over 300 senior-level stakeholders from across the global value chain, to discuss the evolving Japanese energy sector and its leading position in decarbonising global gas, LNG, and hydrogen markets. The Summit will address the important topics around Japan’s journey to a carbon-neutral society, the role hydrogen will play in Japan's future, and how nations can achieve net-zero by 2050. The Japan Energy Summit has continued participation and support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JERA Co. Inc., Tokyo Gas and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ).
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