Media release from Macquarie’s sixth Japan Infrastructure and Energy Conference
Macquarie’s sixth Japan Infrastructure and Energy Conference explores the evolution of the energy value chain Tokyo, 26 November 2019 Macquarie successfully held its sixth annual Japan Infrastructure and Energy Conference in Tokyo yesterday. Over 300 representatives from the public sector, financial institutions and industry experts attended to discuss the development of the energy and infrastructure sectors. Convened under the theme of “Evolving the Energy Value Chain,” the conference offered a comprehensive snapshot of Japan’s energy and infrastructure markets, discussing the evolving landscape of Japan’s energy value chain as deregulation in the electricity and gas sectors continues to occur. With these structural changes, financial institutions will play a significant role in the financing and development of energy infrastructure. The sessions, featuring industry expert panellists, focused on the growth in green energy, as well as the technology innovations and infrastructure required to power Japan’s future. Topics encompassed rising opportunities in power and fuel trading markets to innovations in infrastructure technology. Takuji Watanabe, Japan Country Head, commented, “As Japan's energy transition continues to evolve, deregulation and structural change are creating new and innovative opportunities across the energy and power sectors. These changes are driving innovation and technological change in the world's third largest economy.” “Macquarie is committed to bringing our global expertise and local capability to support this transition. We’re seeing new opportunities for hybrid solutions and greater demand for integration across various asset classes including infrastructure, energy and commodities. We are excited about the opportunities in infrastructure and energy that will continue to power Japan’s economic growth,” he added.
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