• Feb. 26 - 28, 2020
  • Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Kayama Yuzo (Japanese famous actor/singer) will also be on stage!
Grand Opening Ribbon-cutting Ceremony by 48 Top Energy Industry Leaders

Date & Time : 9:30 am on February 27 (Wed), 2019
Venue: In front of Reception Hall, East Hall 5

List of Ribbon-cutting Dignitaries

<Organiser / Government>

Tadao Ishizumi
President
REED EXHIBITIONS JAPAN LTD.

Yoshihiro Seki
State Minister of the Economy,
Trade and Industry, Member of the House of Representatives
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY,
TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Tsukasa Akimoto
State Minister of the Environment, Member of the House of Representatives
MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

<Consumer Representative>

Actor / Singer
Kayama Yuzo


[Reasons for his appearance on stage]
He has been having a strong concern on environmental issues
and actively taking initiatives for the spread of renewable energies
and launched a clean marine environment project "Sea & the Love Foundation".

<Ambassadors>

Freddy Svane
Ambassador
KINGDOM OF DENMARK

Signe Brudeset
Ambassador
KINGDOM OF NORWAY

Arifin Tasrif
Ambassador
REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

Stefan Möbs
Minister
EMBASSY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

Xiangping Ruan
Minister-Counsellor
EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

<Rechargeable Battery>

Tetsuya Osaka
Senior Research Professor
WASEDA UNIVERSITY

Yoshihiro Senzai
Chairman
MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD.

Ikuo Uchiyama
President & CEO
NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORP.

Myung Hwan Kim
President, Battery R&D
LG CHEM

James Deng
Senior Director,
Energy Storage System
NIO

<Hydrogen & Fuel Cell>

Nobuyuki Nishimiya
President
HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEMS SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Kenichiro Ota
Professor Emeritus
YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Yutaka Kuwahara
Senior Vice President
JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORP.

Tsuneo Komon
Managing Officer
PANASONIC CORP.,
APPLIANCES COMPANY

Takeshi Ohata
Managing Executive Officer
KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Mi Shuhua
Executive Vice President
CHINA ENERGY

<Photovoltaic Power Generation>

Atsuhiko Hirano
Chairman
JAPAN PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY ASSOCIATION

Vicky Sun
General Manager
JINKO SOLAR JAPAN

Xiong Jingfeng
CEO
YINGLI GREEN ENERGY JAPAN
CO., LTD.

Ye Chen
President
TRINA SOLAR JAPAN LTD.

Yutaka Yamamoto
President
CANADIAN SOLAR JAPAN K. K.

Kyo-Sun Oh
Director
LSIS CO., LTD.

Yi Xie
Board Chairman
TONGWEI SOLAR CO., LTD.

<Smart Grid / Electricity Retail>

Takao Kashiwagi
Distinguished Professor
TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Hiroshi Okamoto
Vice President
TEPCO POWER GRID, INC

Anamizu Takashi
Executive Vice President,
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Koichi Orito
Executive Officer
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP.

Mamoru Hatazawa
President & CEO
TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORP.

<Wind Energy>

Jin Kato
President
JAPAN WIND POWER ASSOCIATION

Izumi Ushiyama
Chair of the Board
ASHIKAGA UNIVERSITY

Yoshiteru Sato
Executive Director
NEW ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (NEDO)

Kunio Umezaki
Executive Vice President
EURUS ENERGY HOLDINGS CORP.

Anders Runevad
Group President & CEO
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

Anne McEntee
CEO, Digital Services
GE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Kenichi Fujita
President & CEO
SIEMENS K. K.

Satoru Yoshida
Executive Vice President
HOKUTAKU CO., LTD.

<Biomass>

Hideo Sakai
President
JAPAN WOODY BIOENERGY ASSOCIATION

Akikuni Ushikubo
President
JAPAN ORGANICS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION

Hiroshi Yoshida
Chairman (Town of Shikaoi's Mayor)
BIOGAS PROCESS COUNCIL

<Thermal Power Generation>

Yasuji Shimamoto
Chairman
THERMAL AND NUCLEAR POWER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (TENPES)

Kenji Ando
CEO
MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.

Takao Konishi
Director
TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORP.

Masahiro Fujiwara
Executive Officer
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

Oliver Then
Executive Managing Director
VGB POWER TECH E.V.

Masamichi Hashiguchi
Senior Executive Director
JAPAN COAL ENERGY CENTER (JCOAL)

(In random order, honorifics omitted, as of Feb. 27 2019)