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Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the conference

Day 2 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:00 - 09:00 (60 mins)

Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Bringing the Latest Breakthroughs In Hydrogen Technologies

Senior Researcher Fellow

The Institute of Applied Energy
Former President
Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan 

09:30 - 09:50 (20 mins)

[Keynote] KEPCO's Challenges to Hydrogen-driven Society

Satoshi Kuwano
Executive Director Hydrogen Business Strategy
Kansai Electric Power Co.

09:50 - 10:40 (50 mins)

[Panel] International Network: Developing an Integrated Hydrogen Supply Chain
  • The significance of a long-term trade and strategic partnership to hydrogen future

  • Japan as a net importer: The viability of hydrogen imports

  • Discuss how to overcome the challenges right along the value chain from production to end use sectors


Senior Representative
Nishimura & Asahi



Nikolaus Boltze
Rep. Director & President of thyssenkrupp Japan
Thyssenkrupp AG


Senior Representative
Mitsubishi Corporation

Morning Coffee & Networking Break 

11:10 - 12:00

(50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen Transportation - Shipping from Major Suppliers to Off-takers
  • What role hydrogen plays in port & maritime industry: Current solutions and future prospects

  • Discuss the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of hydrogen in shipping decarbonization

  • Primary vectors for long-distance hydrogen transportation: Ammonia, Liquid Hydrogen or LOHC?

Simon Byrnes
Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Newcastle

Ajay Singh
Managing Executive Officer
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Senior Representative
Government of British Columbia (Canada)

12:00 - 12:20

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Enabling Hydrogen Safety - Testing, Monitoring and Certification


Day 2 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:50 (50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Drive towards Future Transport Sector - What are the Key Considerations and Restrictions?
  • Assessing hydrogen developments on commercial and heavy duty vehicles (bus, truck, rail, aviation), what will be the main focus?

  • Benefits and use cases of hydrogen-fueled transportation.

  • Scaling up FCVs and HRS deployment - what are the main challenges?

  • Prospects - future trends in hydrogen developments in transport sector

14:50 - 15:10 (20 mins)

[Keynote] High-tech Application - The Hydrogen Storage Solution of The Future

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

15:40 - 16:00

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen Based Steelmaking - Making Net-Zero Steel Possible

16:00 - 16:50

(50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen Application in Heavy Industries - a Viable Pathway to Decarbonization
  • For the hard-to-abate sectors, like power and heat, is hydrogen the riable solution?

  • The recalibration of hydrogen uses, discuss what areas hydrogen will really be needed.

Amit Khedkar
Principal Hydrogen Consultant
Mott MacDonald

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