[Trans-Pacific] Hydrogen Webinar: The business of hydrogen: A focus on Canada-Japan

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

6:00 - 7:30 PM Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 (EST)
8:00 - 9:30 AM Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 (JST)

The Japan Society excited to partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP for [Trans-Pacific] Hydrogen Webinar: The business of hydrogen: A focus on Canada-Japan from 6PM on November 9th, 2021 (EDT).

In this session, we aim to present you a bridge-building dialogue around hydrogen projects in Canada and Japan. We will present speakers from Japanese organizations to better understand the trends in Japan. Also, we will invite Canadian companies to discuss practical challenges in a panel discussion.

The session will also address key questions such as:

  • What are Japan's hydrogen ambitions?
  • What role can Canada play in meeting Japan's NetZero 2050 decarbonization agenda - where are we at in terms of Canada's hydrogen economy / which sectors of the economy in particular are looking to Canadian hydrogen imports to Japan and can these business meet their demand from Canadian exports?
  • How can Canadian hydrogen businesses gain a competitive advantage by working with growth-focused Japanese trade, financial and industrial partners in Canada and globally.

Program : English
Pre-registration is required. This event is free of charge.


日本の動向については新エネルギー産業技術総合開発機構 (NEDO)からご講演いただき、また、カナダの企業からはパネルディスカッション形式で現実的な課題について対話を展開いただく予定です。


  • 日本の水素社会への挑戦とは?
  • 日本がNetZero2050脱炭素アジェンダを達成するために、カナダはどのような役割を果たすことができるか?
  • 私たちは現在どの段階にあり、どの業界が日加間における水素の輸出入に注目しているのか。
  • 将来、カナダからの水素輸入は日本の需要を満たすことができるのか。
  • カナダおよび世界の成長に焦点を合わせた日本の貿易、金融、産業パートナーと協力することにより、カナダの水素ビジネスはどのようにして競争上の優位性を獲得できるか。



Keynote Speakers:

  • Eiji Ohira
    New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
    Director General of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Group, Advanced Battery & Hydrogen Technology Department
  • Mark Kirby
    Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
    President & CEO
  • Claire Chino
    ITOCHU International Inc.
    President and CEO
  • Hiromasa Ebihara
    Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
    Unit Head of Energy Group

Panel Discussion:

  • Philip Horacek
    Powertech Labs Inc.
    Director, Business Operations, Director of Technology, Advanced Transportation
  • Alan Tan
    Next Hydrogen
    Vice President, Business Development
  • Harry De Rose
    Hydrogen Optimized
    Business Development


  • Rudiger Tscherning
    The University of Calgary
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
  • Jonathan Cocker
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto

  • Peter Bryan
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Leader, Energy- Oil & Gas Group

Please send your name, title, and organization name by email to admin<at>japansocietycanada.com.
Registration deadline 8PM Monday November 8th (EST).

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About the organizers:

As Canada’s law firm, BLG provides high-value advice and advocacy to address our clients’ business challenges and problems. We go beyond legal to anticipate, consult and advise in a rapidly changing digital world.

The Japan Society is a national organization to strengthen business, educational and cultural exchanges between Canada and Japan.

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