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Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the conference

Day 1 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:00 - 09:00 (60 mins)

Registration & Coffee

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Chair's Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 - 10:00 (50 mins)

[Ministerial Dialogue] Unlock The Global Hydrogen Economy
  • Policy and market frameworks to support hydrogen growth

  • International Cooperation: The Key to Facilitate Integrated Hydrogen Economy

10:00 - 10:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Japan's Efforts to Support Future Hydrogen Development
  • Understanding Japan's latest Hydrogen Strategy, Priority and Possibility

  • The main challenges for Japan to realize a hydrogen society.

  • Hydrogen roadmap: what were achieved and what are the new targets?

Morning Coffee & Networking Break 

11:00 - 11:50

(50 mins)

[Panel] Leadership and Initiatives Toward a Cross-border, Global Hydrogen Trade Market
  • Greater multilateral cooperation to realize the benefits of global hydrogen deployment

  • Key actions - undertaking demonstration projects that deliver tangible results

  • Commercial strategies - what efforts are being made around the world to achieve commercial viability


Senior Representative


Masumi Takanashi
Project Director, Global Coordination Division, Hydrogen and CCS Project Department & Carbon Neutral Team (Energy Business), Carbon Neutral Promotion Headquarters

Yasuhiko Otsuki
President & CEO
Siemens Energy K.K.

11:50 - 12:10

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Tokyo Gas's Action to Support Japan Future Hydrogen Development

Hisataka Yakabe
Executive Officer, General Manager of Hydrogen & Carbon Management Technology Strategy Department
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

12:10 - 12:30

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Driving Hydrogen Development and Deployment - Lessons and Key Takeaways


Day 1 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:20 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Reserved for S&P Global

Speaker Representative
S&P Global

14:20 - 15:10 (50 mins)

[Panel] Hydrogen and Ammonia - A Partnership for Future Decarbonization
  • Clean hydrogen as a major enabler for carbon-free ammonia production

  • Ammonia as a better carrier than hydrogen itself, making it the workhorse of the hydrogen economy

  • The challenges ahead - how to expand the use of hydrogen and ammonia as future fuels


Senior Representative


Benedikt Messner
Senior Vice President

Tsutomu Yokoyama
Senior General Manager, Green Business Group
NYK Line

Tomoaki Ichida
Executive Officer
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

Jong Chen Foo
Global Head of Ammonia
OCI Global

15:10 - 15:30 (20 mins)

[Keynote] Latest Technology - Innovation on More Efficient and Cost-effective Electrolysers

Afternoon Coffee & Networking Break

16:00 - 16:50

(50 mins)

[Panel] Production and Development - Enabling the Scale Up of Renewable-based Green Hydrogen
  • Discuss how to tackle the availability of renewable energy and technology challenges of production

  • Harnessing the Mega-Power of Japan's Offshore Wind Energy and Hydrogen

  • Promoting scale-up electrolysers deployment, establishing hydrogen infrastructure for future supply chain

James Laybourn
Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific

16:50 - 17:10

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Hydrogen Project Finance - A Major Force in Powering Hydrogen Market

17:10 - 18:00

(50 mins)

[Panel] Stimulating Investments to Make Clean Hydrogen Energy Transition Succeed
  • The role of public and private sector Investments in Hydrogen Energy Transition

  • Understand what makes hydrogen projects bankable and discuss how to de-risk the early stage projects

  • Perspective sharing - what are the key bankability challenges at this stage?


Speaker Representative
Allen & Overy


Kohei Toyoda
Director General for Energy Transformation Strategy Energy and Natural Resources Finance Group
Japan Bank for International Cooperation(JBIC)

Tadahiro KANEKO
Senior Deputy Head, Sustainability Division
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)

Senior Executive
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

Speaker Representative
Mizuho Financial Group

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