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2nd CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit

Flexibility | Optimisation | Demand Creation

19-20 February 2019
Hilton Tokyo Odaiba - Tokyo, Japan

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CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit returns in 2019


The inaugural CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit, with participation and support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), JERA, Tokyo Gas and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), was a huge success seeing over 200 delegates in attendance.

Global and local sellers & buyers, government representatives, trading houses, power companies and service providers met to discuss the evolving Japanese LNG market and its role in the international gas industry.

As the commercially focused forum for the Japanese LNG industry, it was a unique opportunity to meet with prospective and current partners, and strike the best business deals in the largest and most established LNG market.

CWC Group are pleased to announce that the Summit will be returning from 19-20 February 2019, Tokyo.

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2019 distinguished speakers include:

Masato Sasaki - Director, Oil & Gas Division,  - Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)Masato SasakiDirector, Oil & Gas Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Hiroki Sato - Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Fuel Transactions Officer - JERA Co. Inc.Hiroki SatoSenior Executive Vice President, Chief Fuel Transactions OfficerJERA Co. Inc.
Kentaro Kimoto - Senior Executive Officer, Gas Resources & Energy Production Division - Tokyo GasKentaro KimotoSenior Executive Officer, Gas Resources & Energy Production DivisionTokyo Gas
Masakazu Toyoda - CEO - The Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ)Masakazu ToyodaCEOThe Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ)


“The conference will be a great opportunity to discuss the dynamism of the Japanese LNG market & also explore new business opportunities around Asia.”

Kentaro Kimoto, Chief Executive, Gas Resources & Energy, Tokyo Gas


“Year after year, CWC consistently attracts the LNG industry’s top global decision makers, forging lasting relationships, promoting meaningful dialogue and cultivating our industry’s NEXT big opportunity. NextDecade is proud to be a Platinum sponsor for this truly worthwhile occasion.”

Kathleen Eisbrenner, Chairman & CEO, NextDecade

Download the 2018 Executive Summary by Wood Mackenzie


To find out about the ‘five big takeaways’ from this year’s Summit, download the insightful report from Wood Mackenzie, that analyses how:

1. Emerging markets and sources of demand are becoming more important
2. New forms of demand will develop such as LNG bunkering
3. The market rebalance appears to be accelerating
4. Flexibility in long-term contracts is improving
5. Liquidity is still developing but optimisation is becoming more important

Explore the 2018 CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit highlights

Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, chaired an interesting first day and spoke on the future of Japan in a global LNG context

 • Leading players such as JERA, Tokyo Gas, IEEJ and Mitsui discussed their strategies and how they are opening new markets in Asia


John McCarrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, U.S. State Department, analysed trade collaborations in LNG

SMBC and MUFG (two of the world’s largest banks in LNG), provided a very dynamic and informative project financing session

• The Summit reviewed trending topics such as LNG as a fuel, which is set to become a notable source of demand in Japan and the evolving spot market in the region. European leaders also shared their expertise on how deregulation and infrastructure access can drive demand


• A successful networking drinks reception, hosted by Venture Global LNG, was held with amazing views of Tokyo and Koto Performance

• The event received great feedback from attendees. John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer, LNG Limited comments: “An excellent series of panels and presentations addressing some of the significant issues facing the industry today”.


Download the 2018 event report

Read the 2018 event report for all the event highlights, a snapshot of the companies that attended and to find out what the industry thought.


With thanks to our 2019 sponsors and partners:


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CWC Group are proud to support Ashinaga Japan

CWC Group are proud to support Ashinaga Japan, a charity that provides educational  and emotional support to orphaned children, allowing them to progress academically and realise their life goals.

Attend the only commercially focused event for Japan’s LNG market

For more information on how to participate at the 2019 Summit, please contact Tyler Forbes or Elliott McGinn on +44 20 7978 0000 or email JapanLNG@thecwcgroup.com

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