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2023 Strategic Summit Agenda

Day 1 Morning – Strategic Summit

08:55 - 09:00 (05 mins)

Welcome Address by Organizer and Conference Chair

09:00 - 09:45 (45 mins)

[Ministerial Plenary] Mapping Australia's Hydrogen Ambition

Senator the Hon Jenny McAllister
Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Australian Government

Hon. Steven Miles
Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure
Queensland Government

Hon Guy Barnett
Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing; Energy and Renewables; Veterans Affairs
Tasmanian Government

09:45 - 09:55 (10 mins)

[International Keynote] German Address

Christian Maaß
Director-General for Energy Policy, Heat, Hydrogen and Efficiency
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany (Reserved) 

09:55 - 10:05 (10 mins)

[International Keynote] Japan Towards a Hydrogen Society

Dr. Takanori Kugimiya
Director/Project Manager; Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

10:05 - 10:15

(10 mins)

[Keynote] Towards A Prosperous Hydrogen Future Together

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC
Green Hydrogen Organisation

10:15 - 11:00

(45 mins)

[C-Suite Panel] Tapping into the Potentials of Hydrogen–An Important Pillar of a Net Zero Economy
  • Identify the sectors leading the net-zero transition

  • Evaluate the flexibility of hydrogen as an energy carrier

  • Evaluate the payment models in the hydrogen industry (CapEX, OpEX)

  • What's needed to support the long-distance distribution of Hydrogen? 


Jonas Moberg
Chief Executive Officer
Green Hydrogen Organisation


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Irtiza Sayyed
President, Asia Pacific
ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions

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Samuel Morillon
Managing Director
Siemens Energy

Wataru Ikushima
Senior Operating Officer, Power Div.
General Manager, New Energy Business Development Dept.

Marubeni Corporation

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Chua Yong Hwee
Managing Director, New Energy
Keppel Infrastructure

Coffee Break & Exhibition Tour 

11:30 - 11:50

(20 mins)

[Keynote] Reserved for Babcock & Wilcox

Tim Byrne
Global Vice President, ClimateBright
Babcock & Wilcox

11:50 - 11:55

(05 mins)

[Keynote] Rio Tinto Spotlight - Pioneer on the Pathway to the Clean Future

Timothy McDougall
General Manager Decarbonisation
Rio Tinto Aluminium

11:55 - 12:55

(55 mins)

[Panel] Gaining Cost Competitiveness by Stronger Partnerships between Countries/Regions: Technologies, Innovations, Resources, Expertise
  • The significance of international partnership for the green hydrogen sector

  • Identify the countries with export potentials and others with strong demand, evaluate their capabilities and discuss how they can complement each other

  • Explore the pathways to build a virtuous circle in the Asia-Pacific region with a unique geographic advantage

  • Discuss the role of investment, corporation, R&D, and technology


Florence Lindhaus
Cluster Manager, Energy
German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce 


James Choi
Honorary Ambassador; Senior Advisor, Prostar Capital
Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy; Former Australian Ambassador to Korea

Timothy McDougall
General Manager Decarbonisation
Rio Tinto Aluminium

Ko Watanabe
Head of Hydrogen Business Development
Sumitomo Corporation

Linda Wright
Chief Executive
New Zealand Hydrogen Council

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Stefan Kaufmann
Hydrogen Executive Advisor to the Board


Chris Celano
President & CEO
IHI E&C International Corporation


Mendo Kundevski
Director, Energy Transition
S&P Global


Day 1 Afternoon – Strategic Summit

14:00 - 14:10

(10 mins)

[Keynote] CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission

Vicky Au
Deputy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission

14:10 - 14:20

(10 mins)

[Keynote] Osaka Gas Moves Towards A Decarbonised Tomorrow

Motoyuki Hirabayashi
Senior General Manager, Energy Resources and Carbon Neutral Business Dept
Osaka Gas

14:20 - 15:10 (50 mins)

[Panel] Strengthening Hydrogen Infrastructure for An More Efficient and Stable Production and Supply Chain
  • Determining the existing gaps and future opportunities in the supply chain

  • Where infrastructure investment should be prioritized

  • An overview of hydrogen infrastructure assessments

  • Identify the suitable energy carrier

  • Technical, resource and manpower support


Tanya Denning
Baker McKenzie


Motoyuki Hirabayashi
Senior General Manager, Energy Resources and Carbon Neutral Business Dept
Osaka Gas

Andrew Thornton
Executive General Manager, Integrated Gas
Origin Energy

Kristin Raman
Head of Strategy and Sustainability
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Glenn Corrie
Hazer Group

Darren Hill
General Manager Commercial & Business Development
Horizon Power

Dr Ahmed Halima
Hydrogen & Fuels Lead Australia and New Zealand
Mott MacDonald

15:10 - 16:00 (50 mins)

[Panel] Renewable Hydrogen Deployment: Integration and Balance with Solar and Wind Projects
  • How to extend a renewable energy project: considerations for solar/wind + hydrogen production

  • Hydrogen storage advancing the traditional renewable projects

  • Challenges of implementation: human, technical, financial, community involvement


Cameron Mathie
Manager, Future Carbon Markets and Lead, Guarantee of Origin implementation
Clean Energy Regulator



David Oglesby
Director, Industry Engagement and Development, Energy Group 
Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Kam Ho
Managing Director, Australia & Indonesia
Total Eren 

Jens Schmidt
Chief Technology Officer

Cameron Kelly
General Counsel
Australian Renewble Energy Agency

Catriona McLeod
Country Manager (Australia)
European Energy

Lars Hansen
Director Upstream Energy
InterContinental Energy

Coffee Break & Exhibition Tour (40 mins)

16:40 - 17:05

(25 mins)

[Keynote] Reserved for Allen & Overy

17:05 - 17:30

(25 mins)

[Keynote] Accelerating the Energy Transition -Hydrogen generation/ separation/ transport

Dr. Claus Rettig
Member of the Extended Executive Board, President Asia Pacific
Evonik Industries AG

17:30 - 18:20

(50 mins)

[Panel] An Enabler for Sustainable Production of Applied Products and Energy Storage in Sufficient Quantities- The Role of Ammonia and Methanol
  • The significance in the global supply and what's needed to do to ensure its affordability

  • Evaluating its feasibility as a primary vector of green hydrogen to work as fuels and complement labile power output of renewables

  • Case sharing and evaluation

Moderated by:


Ashley Oh
Global Hydrogen Team Leader
SK Ecoplant

Attilio Pigneri
Founder and CEO
H2U - the Hydrogen Utility™

Andrew Stewart
Chief Development Officer