Energy

International Symposium: Energy Security and Investment in Asia​

July 5, 2017
Japanese

On July 13th (Thursday), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organize “International Symposium: Energy Security and Investment in Asia”. To attend the symposium, please apply as instructed below. We look forward to your participation.

Date

July 13 (Thursday) 10:00-16:00 (12:45-14:00 Lunch Reception)

Venue

Mita Conference Hall (Mita Kyoyo Kaigisyo) 2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Participation fee

Free of charge

Language

Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation available, except for Breakout Session B in the afternoon, which is conducted in English only)

[Note] The personal information of applicants will not be used for any purpose other than registration and getting feedback on this symposium, and will be discarded appropriately afterwards.

Concept

The world energy situation is changing rapidly, such as through structural change in global demand and supply market, oil price stagnation, and so on. This symposium, focusing on Asia, will discuss how energy security, which is essential to economic growth, will be secured and further strengthened in Asia.
In addition, Speech on Japan’s Energy and Resource Diplomacy will be delivered and the International Energy Agency (IEA) will issue “World Energy Investment 2017” and the chief economist of the IEA, the author of the publication, will make a keynote speech on its latest analysis on the world energy investment.

Provisional agenda

July 13 (Thursday)
(9:40-10:00) (Registration)
10:00-10:10 Speech on Japan’s Energy and Resource Diplomacy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (TBC)
10:10-10:40 Keynote Speech: World Energy Investment 2017
Presented by Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
10:40-11:00 Q&A and Discussion
(11:00-11:15) (Coffee Break)
11:15-12:45 Session 1: Energy security under the rapidly changing energy landscape
  • Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Presenter: Anil Kumar Jain, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, Government of India
    Dan Guttman, Clinical Professor Law, Environment, China Studies, Shanghai New York University
    Takayuki Nogami, Chief Economist, Research and Analysis Department, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
12:45-14:00 Lunch Reception
  • Presentation: Future of Clean Coal: High Efficiency Integrated coal- Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plants
  • Presenter: Koichi Sakamoto, Senior Manager/Chief Engineer, Power Project Engineering Department, Engineering Headquarters, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
14:00-14:55 Parallel Session

Breakout Group A: (English/Japanese)
Towards more flexible and transparent energy market in Asia
  • Moderator: Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
  • Presenter: Takashi Higo, Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Gas Resources Department, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
    Kenta Matsuzaka, Executive Officer, Deputy Director General, Energy Transport Business Unit, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
    Jane Nakano, ‎Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Breakout Group B: (in English without Japanese translation)
Energy investment and energy transition in Asia
  • Moderator: Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Japan and Korea, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Presenter: Kazushige Tanaka, Director, International Affairs Division, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy (TBC)
    Akira Yamada, Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Ziaul Abedin, Counsellor (Political), Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo
    Trevor Holloway, Counsellor (Resources & Industry), Australian Embassy Tokyo
15:00-15:45 Session 2(Panel Discussion): Prosperous energy future from Asian perspective
  • Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Panelist: Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Japan and Korea, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Hiroyuki “Bob” Takai, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation, President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
    Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
15:45-16:00 Closing