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Solar Asset Management Asia


24-25 May 2018 /// Tokyo

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Solar Asset Management Asia


24-25 May 2018 /// Tokyo

Asia’s leading conference dedicated to Solar Operations & Maintenance and Asset/Portfolio Management

Returning to its 4th edition, Solar Asset Management Asia will be again the meeting place between international and local players of the Japanese PV market. With more than 300 professionals representing leading asset/portfolio managers, IPPs, utilities, developers, investors and service providers, the conference promises to be again a unique and preferred networking platform. During the 2-day conference, major stakeholders reflect and share lessons learned and best practices on optimizing both technical and financial performance as well as mitigating risks in the operational phase.

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KEY CHARACTERISTICS

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THE must-attend international, bilingual Solar conference in Japan

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300+ attendees, representing the value chain from service provider to asset manager and investor

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50+ expert speakers sharing their vision, expertise and experience

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20+ sponsors and exhibitors profiling themselves and their leading products/services

 

Simultaneous translation available

 
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Attendees


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Preliminary overview of participants

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Speakers


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Speakers


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.
DAISUKE SEKI
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.
TETSUNARI IIDA
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.
NAOAKI FUKAZU
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.
IZUMI KAIZUKA
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.
TONY NAKAMURA
DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER /// CANADIAN SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT
HAYATO SHIMURA /// HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT - SPARX ASSET TRUST & MANAGEMENT
A short bio will follow soon...
HAYATO SHIMURA
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.
MASAYUKI SAKAI
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.
NAOAKI EGUCHI
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.
YUJIRO HIRAYAMA
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OCTAVE JAPAN
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Program


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PROJECT VISIT - 23 MAY
Yamakura solar power plant
Floating Kyocera

In this unique visit organized by Solarplaza, Kyocera will provide detailed insights and share untold stories on the planning and construction of Japan’s largest floating plant, followed by a tour around the incredible surroundings of the Yamakura dam during which the system design and O&M practices will be thoroughly explained.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 1
Session 1 - Opening Session

Session 2A - Plant Performance

Session 2B - Asset Management

Session 3A - Operations and Maintenance

Session 3B - Investment Funds

Session 4 - PV market maturity
PROGRAM OVERVIEW - DAY 2
Session 5 - PV Secondary Market

Session 6A - Data Management

Session 6B - Asset valuation and insurance

Session 7A - Grid and Storage

Session 7B - FIT-scheme and bidding system

Session 8 - Future considerations
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PAST Webinar /// Digitalization as a key ingredient in a maturing market: how data is transforming Solar Asset Management and O&M

RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE

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.

Where will the industry head in the years to come ?
Join us to discover!

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.
JAMES PAGONIS
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.
VISHAL PUNAMIYA
CEO /// DRONEGRID
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Venue


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Tokyo Conference Center Ariake

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Latest Content


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Featured Content


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Whitepaper /// Insights into Japan's FIT Regulation

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.



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Sponsors & Partners


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OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP

The international 2-day event will involve 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.

Options include:

  • 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 Hugo Uijlenbroek through hugo@solarplaza.com or Jens van der Laan through jens@solarplaza.com

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CONTACT
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Hugo Uijlenbroek
+31 10 302 7910
hugo@solarplaza.com

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Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
jens@solarplaza.com

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Registration


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Registration - Solar Asset Management Asia

24-25 May 2018 /// Tokyo, Japan

CategoryVery Early Bird
until 9 March
Early Bird
until 27 April
Regular
until 23 May
At the door
2-day Conference Ticket€745.00€795.00€895.00€945.00
1-day Conference Ticket€495.00€545.00€605.00€695.00
4 for 3: 2-day Conference Ticket€695.00€695.00€695.00€695.00
Project Visit€95.00
Dinner€70.00€70.00€70.00€70.00
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Previous Editions


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Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in over more than 30 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Asia(2015, 2016, 2017) and Latin America (2016, 2017), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.


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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza

"To positively impact the world by accelerating the sustainable energy transition"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

Contact us

For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

PROJECT MANAGER

Marcel Langone
+31 10 302 79 04
marcel@solarplaza.com

For all questions about the event in Japanese, contact our Japanese speaking assistant:

PROJECT ASSISTANT

Saori Minamino
+31 10 302 79 04
saori@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

SR. ACCOUNT MANAGER

Hugo Uijlenbroek
+31 10 302 7910
hugo@solarplaza.com

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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
jens@solarplaza.com

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