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2024 Conference Program

June 11th, 2024

08:00 – 09:00
Morning Coffee and Registration
09:00 – 09:05

Host Welcome and Conference Commencement
Luciana TENORIO, Senior Associate, PwC

09:05 – 09:25

The Updated METI's Policy for Aircraft Industry ~ Challenging Carbon Neutrality, Digitalization and etc. ~
Masuo KUREMURA, Director, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

09:25 – 09:45

Development of Electric Propulsion Systems for Aircrafts
Masataka IWAKUMA, Professor, Kyushu University

09:45 – 10:05

Development of Power Unit for Honda eVTOL
Tomoaki TSUYOSHI, Chief Engineer, Department 1, Aviation Power Unit Research and Development Division,Innovative Research Excellence, Power Unit & Energy - HONDA R&D Co., Ltd.

10:05 – 11:05

Panel Discussion: How are New Technologies and Initiatives Driving Maritime Industry Growth and Sustainability Goals?

Hirofumi YAMAMOTO, Senior Staff Writer, The Japan Maritime Daily

• Takashi SHIOIRI, Director of International Environment Office, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• Koichi HIRATA, Senior Director for Research, National Maritime Research Institute
Eiji KATO, Deputy General Manager, Technology & Digital Integration Unit - Headquarters of Technological & Digital Transformation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
• Daniel STRUCKMEIER, Managing Director Japan, MAN Energy Solutions SE
• Yo FUKUI, CEO, Fukui Seisakusho Co., Ltd.


11:05 – 11:15

Morning break

11:15 – 12:05

Panel Discussion: Innovations in Engine and Turbine Tech towards a Greener Future

Keiichi OKAI, Environmentally Sustainable Engine Team, Aviation Environmental Sustainability Innovation Hub, Aviation Technology Directorate, JAXA

• Andrei EVULET, CEO, Jetoptera
• Koji TATSUMI, Senior Manager of Hydrogen Power Generation Project Development Office, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Energy Solution & Marine Engineering Company
• Yoshishige SAKAI, Senior Manager of Reciprocating Engine Technical Department, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Energy Solution & Marine Engineering Company
• Temir RASHIDOV, General Manager of New Energies for Asia Pacific, Air Liquide Japan GK


12:05 – 12:25

Hydrogen Supply Chain
Yudai FUKANO, General Manager, JH2A

12:25 – 12:45

Challenges for Future Sustainable Aviation - Improvement of Gas Turbine Engine/ Electrification Technology
Mitsuhiro TAKEKAWA, Aero Engine, Space & Defense Business Area Research & Engineering Div. Division Director, IHI Corporation


Conference close