JCC/JETRO/EY Seminar “EX – Introduction of new business cases toward the carbon neutrality”


“EX – Introduction of new business cases toward the carbon neutrality”

We are pleased to invite you to the seminar which will be held in the afternoon (CET) on Wednesday, 29 March with full supports from Ernst & Young Netherlands, Japan Business Services (JBS) and JETRO Amsterdam.

The European Commission announced a number of energy-related bills aimed at realizing the “European Green Deal”, which aims to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. Among them, EX (Energy Transformation) is set as one of the pillars of the European Green Deal, and the Dutch government has established a number of support measures, such as subsidies for energy businesses, in order to attract foreign investment. In this way, energy policy is not only a major issue for achieving climate neutrality, but it is also widely recognized as a major opportunity for Japanese companies to create new businesses.

Based on this situation, we will introduce the current situation and issues of energy policies in the EU and the Netherlands, as well as future measures, while taking up examples of cooperation between the Netherlands and Japan in energy-related businesses, EX strategies, and carbon management projects by inviting speakers from government, port authority and Japanese companies.

We will organize a casual reception after the seminar for building a network among members.

Please register your attendance on the JCC website no later than Wednesday, 22 March 2023. We will send a detail just before the seminar to registered people.

Please note that registration for this seminar will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is highly recommended because of the limitation of the seminar capacity.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please feel free to contact JCC office.

We are looking forward to your participation to this seminar.


Date and time:   15:00-18:30 (CET) on Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Place:     Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Zuidas

(Tommaso Albinonistraat 200 1083 HM Amsterdam)

Participation fee: Free of charge

Capacity:   About 80 people (first come, first serviced base)

Language:   Mainly in Japanese and some presentations are in English

Application Deadline:   Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Program:   Please see below

14:45-15:00          Registration with welcome drinks


15:00-15:10          Opening Remarks

Mr. Atsushi Yasutake, Director of Trade & Investment Committee, JCC


15:10-15:40          EU and Dutch energy policy updates and attractiveness for foreign investments

                                      The challenges that the Netherlands needs to overcome to work towards the energy transition

Mr. Hans Kuijpers, Director Investment Projects & Investor Climate, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency


15:40-16:20          Dutch and Japan collaboration toward Hydrogen Gateway to Europe


Port of Rotterdam (PoR)’s view of European Hydrogen Market and PoR’s Hydrogen Strategy, on-going projects as European hub (English)

Mr. Martijn Coopman, Program Manager International Hydrogen Supply Chains, Port of Rotterdam


Case study / Global hydrogen supply chain technology and projects to Rotterdam by LOHC-MCH* *LOHC is Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier and MCH is Methylcyclohexane

Mr. Osamu Ikeda, Managing Director, Chiyoda Corporation Netherlands B.V.


16:20-16:30              Coffee break


16:30-17:00              The impact of the energy transition on the M&A market in the Netherlands

Overview, trends and examples of transactions driven by the energy transition (English)

Mr. Bruno Jelgerhuis Swildens, Partner, EY Strategy & Transactions and sector leader Energy

                                 Japanese summary

Mr. Hideki Tominaga, Partner, Japan Business Services, EY Netherlands


17:00-17:20              Carbon Management – aiming to be a decarbonization solution provider –

Introduction of Mitsubishi Corporation’s EX strategy and carbon management business

Mr. Yosuke Kuroda, General Manager, Power Solution Department, Mitsubishi Nederland B.V.


17:20-17:30              Closing remarks

Mr. Hideki Tominaga, Partner, Japan Business Services, EY Netherlands


17:30-18:30              Casual reception


*Please note that the agenda and the presenter (s) are subject to change without notice.


Access to Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam Zuidas

 Tommaso Albinonistraat 200 1083 HM Amsterdam

Tel: +31 20 800 0900



By public transport:

About 3 minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Rai station (NS, Tram No.4, Metro No. 50 and 51)

About 15 minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid/WTC (NS, Tram No.5, Metro No. 50, 51 & 52)

By car (From A10, Schiphol Airport):

To Europaboulevard/s109 in Amsterdam-Zuid, Amsterdam. Take exit 9-Amsterdam-Rivierenbuurt from the A10 and Take De Boelelaan to Tommaso Albinonistraat

*We will provide a parking ticket. Please tell us at the registration desk.