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Conference Agenda

 Day 1 - Wednesday, 6 June 

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and exhibition stands open

09:00 - 09:10 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge
, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus

Session 1 : Overview of the Atlantic market

09:10 - 09:35 Europe’s biomass demand drivers

Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
09:35 - 09:55  Capacity expansions in Canada and concerns about feedstock availability
09:55 - 10:05  Q&A 
10:05 - 10:30 Morning refreshments

Session 2 : Japanese demand

10:30 - 10:40 Moderator’s remarks

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
10:40 - 11:05  Japanese importer’s view for preferable supply

Senior representative. Renova
11:05 - 11:30  Actions taken by Japanese importers to ensure supply security

Hiroaki Goto, Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept, EREX Co
11:30 - 11:40  Q&A
11:40 - 11:50 Quick break

Session 3: New demand centres

11:50 - 11:55  Moderator’s remarks

Sunita Sharma, Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus
11:55 - 12:20 Demand for Thailand’s pulp business
12:20 - 12:45 Insights in the growing Taiwanese market
12:45 - 12:55 Q&A 
12:55 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 4: Financing criteria for biomass projects

14:30 -14:35 
Moderator’s remarks

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
14:35 - 15:00  Project financing for power plants

Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5, Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
15:00 - 15:25 Overcoming challenges to financing biomass projects

Lim Tzer-Han, Director, Equis
Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan), Equis
15:25 - 15:35 Q&A
15:35 - 16:10  Afternoon refreshments

Session 5: Quality, contracting and shipping

16:40 - 16:15  Moderator’s remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
16:15 - 16:35  Application of indexation to supply contracts

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
16:35 - 17:00  Panel Discussion: Biomass supply contracts – what to look out for?
17:00 - 17:25  Current status and outlook of vessel availability
17:25  Q&A
17:30 Chairman’s closing remarks 

Claire Pickard-Cambridge,
Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
17:45 - 20:00

Cocktail reception

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Day 2 - Thursday, 7 June

08:30 - 09:00

Coffee

09:00 - 09:05  Chairman’s opening remarks

Sunita Sharma,
Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

Session 6: South Korean demand

09:05 - 09:30  Demand growth and expected imports

Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor, Forest Biomass Energy Association
09:30 - 09:55  Case study: Updates on GS EPS’s 105 MW biomass power plant

Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development), GS EPS
09:55 - 10:30 Panel Discussion: Impact of REC changes
10:30 - 11:00  Morning refreshments

Session 7: Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) and palm based supply

11:00 - 11:15  Moderator’s remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
11:15 - 11:35  Perspective of Malaysian PKS 

Senior representative, Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Sabah
11:35 - 12:15  Panel Discussion: PKS trade and supply

Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Co
Dikki Akhmar, Chairman, Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association Apcasi)
12:15 - 13:30 Networking lunch

Session 8: Wood pellets supply

13:30 - 13:35 Moderator’s remarks

Sunita Sharma, Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus
13:35 - 14:00  Development of Vietnamese wood pellets
14:00 - 14:25 Emerging supply from Thailand
14:25 - 14:55 Benefits of liquid wood pellets market
14:55 - 15:00 Q&A
15:00 Chairman’s closing remarks followed by end of conference

Sunita Sharma,
Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the conference, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

*This agenda is subject to change.

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