30-31 May 2019 /// Tokyo
30-31 May 2019 /// Tokyo
Now in its 5th edition, ‘Solar Asset Management Asia’ (Tokyo, 30 - 31 May 2019) will bring together local and international leading actors of Japan’s energy transition towards a ‘sunnier’ future: IPPs, utilities, developers, investors asset managers and service providers. In this installment we will bring together +300 professionals involved in securing long-term optimal operations of solar PV plants and portfolios.
The event will focus on key issues that are pressing the industry, while providing delegates with excellent networking and matchmaking opportunities to couple the right projects with the right business partner to ensure maximum technical and financial performance over the entire operational life of solar PV plants.
With all elements of the program fully translated in real time, the availability of bilingual materials, and personalized meeting arrangements, Solar Asset Management Asia facilitates a pleasant experience for internationals and locals alike.
|Reception||Welcome words||A new paradigm||Keynote||Discussions & networking||End of Networking|
|Session 1 |
|DAISUKE SEKI /// DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY DIVISION - METI|
|Mr Daisuke Seki is the Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Prior he was Deputy Director of Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau and Defense Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense.
He graduated Kyoto University in 2004.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY DIVISION /// METI
|TETSUNARI IIDA /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ISEP|
|Tetsunari Iida is a leading authority on Renewable Energy, and a “Social Innovator” who has introduced Ecological Initiatives as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), a Non-profit and Independent Research Institute. As a Committee Member for METI and MoE, he has proposed Nuclear-free energy policies, as well as Community-based RE Projects in Japan as Secretary-General of the Japan Community Power Association.
He played a central role as co-chair of the executive committee for the “1st World Community Power Conference” which was held in Fukushima city on November 3-4, 2016. The conference was the product of the joint efforts of ISEP, the Japan Community Power Association and the World Wind Energy Association. At the conference, Iida received the World Wind Energy Honorary Award 2016 for extraordinary personal achievements for his promotion of community power.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// ISEP
|NAOAKI FUKAZU /// PROJECT MANAGER R&D DEPARTMENT - TEPCO|
|Since 1997 Mr. Fukazu has engaged in research on electric power quality control of distribution system.
He was also involved in the development of SVR (Step Voltage Regulator) and SVC (Static Var Compensator) for power distribution.
After that, he worked as a member of CHAdeMO association and tackle the spread of quick chargers.
From 2016 he has been engaged in research on cooperation between renewable energy and existing electric power system, up to the present date.
PROJECT MANAGER R&D DEPARTMENT /// TEPCO
|IZUMI KAIZUKA /// RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER - RTS CORP|
|Ms Izumi Kaizuka is the manager of Research Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. She has been Japan’s representative of Task 1, IEA PVPS since 2003 and one of the authors of IEA PVPS Trends Report. She has been conducting various research projects as a PV market and industry analyst for METI and other government organizations, research institutes and PV companies in Japan and overseas. She also regularly writes articles on PV market for professional magazines.|
RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER /// RTS CORP
|TONY NAKAMURA /// DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER - CANADIAN SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT|
|Tony Nakamura currently serves as Director & CIO at Canadian Solar Asset Management (CSAM) and he is responsible for asset acquisitions in and asset management of PV facilities in Japan. CSAM is an investment manager for Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) listed and traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange last October. CSIF has bought 15 PV facilities since its IPO under the asset management by CSAM. He joined CSAM in 2016 and prior to that, he has had working experience both in debt/equity originations at Yamaichi Securities and in investment management/client relationship at Millea Real-Estate-Risk Management, Ishin Hotel REIT Management, Tokio Marine Asset Management and International Healthway. Tony earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1983 and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989.|
DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER /// CANADIAN SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT
|HAYATO SHIMURA /// HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT - SPARX ASSET TRUST & MANAGEMENT|
|A short bio will follow soon...|
HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT /// SPARX ASSET TRUST & MANAGEMENT
|MASAYUKI SAKAI /// CEO & FOUNDER - CO2O|
|Masayuki Sakai is the CEO and Founder of CO2O. He graduated from Waseda University and earned his MBA’s master degree in Globis management school.
He started the successful business of video picture’s industry in Mitsubishi Corporation’s subsidiary, and established Value Plus Inc. in 2006.
By facing the energy problems in developing Asian countries as a serial entrepreneur, Masayuki Sakai decided to get involved with renewable energy to solve the CO2 problem and he launched CO2O.
CO2O is the market leader of O&M in Japan. Their due diligence track record of Solar power plants reached over 366MW.
CEO & FOUNDER /// CO2O
|NAOAKI EGUCHI /// BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD - BAKER & MCKENZIE|
|Naoaki Eguchi is head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in Tokyo, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Banking & Finance Group steering committee. He has been recognized for his work on Goldman Sachs’ TOB of Universal Studios Japan, which was named the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the 2010 ALB Law Awards. Mr. Eguchi has written articles for numerous publications, including “Japanese PFI/PPP entering a new stage” for Euromoney, and organized and participated in various seminars, including the Nikkei Seminar in 2010.|
BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
|YUJIRO HIRAYAMA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - OCTAVE JAPAN|
|Yujiro Hirayama is responsible for asset management of renewable energy projects at Octave Japan. Yujiro was formerly the Deputy General Manager at Development Bank of Japan where he oversaw a team that managed a portfolio of real estate, railroad, and construction assets. Previously he held positions with MBIA Insurance Corporation and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., located in New York and Tokyo, respectively. Yujiro earned his BA in Law from Keio University (Tokyo); studied political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; studied law and economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany); and received his MBA from Thunderbird. He is fluent in Japanese and English, and conversational in German.|
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OCTAVE JAPAN
The international 2-day event involved 300+ high-level decision makers from around the world.
Several opportunities are available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.
Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages
Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders
Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign
Possibility to have speaking involvement through presentation or panel discussion
Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during conference
Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group
For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan through email@example.com
Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
+31 10 302 79 04
In this upcoming webinar dedicated to the transformation of the solar PV industry by the irreversible trend of digitalization, PowerHub and Dronegrid will explain its impact on Asset Management and O&M from the front line.
James Pagonis from PowerHub will give insights into the broader trend of digitalization and the fundamental importance of centralized information while Vishal Punamiya will zoom in into an specific form of digitalization: aerial data captured by drones that is being implemented by large enterprises to digitize their sites and successfully incorporating them into operational workflows and decision-making process.
|JAMES PAGONIS /// DIRECTOR - POWERHUB|
|A recognized leader and experience solar energy expert, James has worked on hundreds of renewable energy projects across the globe. After being instrumental in developing, constructing and operating some of the first solar projects in Ontario, James is now actively engaged in simplifying asset management for the industry. James is one of the early drivers behind the development and launch of PowerHub: a simple, cloud-based Asset Management solution designed to help renewable energy asset owners manage their projects. He continues to be responsible for product development at PowerHub.
James holds a B.Sc. from Royal Roads University.
DIRECTOR /// POWERHUB
|VISHAL PUNAMIYA /// CEO - DRONEGRID|
|Vishal Punamiya is the CEO of DroneGrid. He brings over 13 years of corporate experience of managing regional or global IT organizations in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA where he has deployed innovative and market disruptive solutions. He is passionate about connecting new technologies to mainstream applications that address real business needs. DroneGrid’s platform redefines how enterprises deploy drones, gather, analyze and manage aerial data across single or multiple sites. DroneGrid's platform is used by EPCs, O&Ms, Investors and Energy Producers in 18+ countries.|
CEO /// DRONEGRID
On 25 May 2016, a law was passed in the Japanese parliament that authorized a number of changes to Japan’s existing renewable energy feed-in tariff (FIT) program. The new measures are set to take effect on April 1, 2017.
In this complimentary 10-page whitepaper we outline the major changes and current market conditions.
|Category||Very Early Bird|
until 8 March
until 26 April
until 30 May
|2-day Conference Ticket||€705.00||€795.00||€895.00|
|1-day Conference Ticket||€495.00||€550.00||€625.00|
|4 for 3: 2-day Conference Ticket||€671.25 (25% discount on regular 2-days tariff)|
|Networking Dinner||€75.00 (walking distance restaurant)|
|PV EXPO week Networking event (1 March 2019)|
For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:
+31 10 302 79 04
For all questions about the event in Japanese, contact our Japanese speaking assistant:
+31 10 302 79 04
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:
Irene Rodríquez Martín
+31 10 3027912