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Day 1 Morning – Unlocking Policy & Strategies

09:00 - 09:10

(10 mins)

[Host Country Remarks] Australia's Path to Net Zero, Carbon Capture, and Storage

Jo Evans PSM
Deputy Secretary, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Australian Government

09:10 - 09:20 

(10 mins)

[Host State Welcome] Unlocking Victoria’s Carbon Capture Potential

Danni Jarrett
Deputy Secretary, Industry, Trade and Investment
Victoria State Government

09:20 - 09:50

(30 mins)

[High-level Dialogue] What does CCUS Mean to Decarbonization?

09:50 - 10:10

(20 mins)

[APAC Keynote] Japan's CCUS Perspective

Norihiko Saeki
Director of CCUS Policy
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Miyoshi Keisuke
Director General, Hydrogen and CCUS Project Department

10:10 - 10:20

(10 mins)

[APAC Keynote] Korea's CCUS Perspective

Director General
Korean CCUS Association

10:20 - 10:40

(20 mins)

[International Keynotes] Carbon Capture Policy Instruments in Advanced Markets

H.E. Terje Aasland
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Government of Norway

H.E. Anne Grete Riise
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra

Coffee Break (30 mins)

11:10 - 12:00

(50 mins)

[Opening Panel]  Carbon Capture: A Pivotal Role in Global Transition to Net Zero
  • Role of carbon capture in global net-zero goals
  • Advancements in carbon capture technologies
  • Benefits and challenges of widespread adoption
  • Importance of international collaboration

12:00 - 12:10

(10 mins)

[APAC’s Largest Commercial CCS Projects] Insights from Gorgon

David Fallon
General Manager Energy Transition
Chevron Australia

12:10 - 13:00

(50 mins)

[Exeuctive Panel] Creating an APAC Market for CCUS
  • Status and stakeholders in APAC CCUS
  • What are the right regulatory frameworks and policies
  • Economic and environmental benefits
  • Collaboration models for regional initiatives

Gaku Takagi
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Australia

Senior Representative 
Shell (Reserved)


Day 1 Afternoon - Full-Chain Development: From Million Ton to Gigaton

14:00 - 14:20

(20 mins)

[Reserved for Diamond Sponsor]

14:20 - 15:10

(50 mins)

[Panel] Accelerating CCS Deployment for Hard-to-Abate Industries
  • How can CCUS help to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors (Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Mining, Steel, Cement, Shipping)
  • How can industrial sites plan for carbon capture? (Technology, Infrastructure, and economic feasibility perception)
  • Exploring business strategies for effective stakeholder engagement

Mohammad Barzanji 
General Manager, Asset & Decarbonization
Tokyo Gas Australia

Wonsik Cho
Vice President, Sustainable Technology Business Team

15:10 - 16:00

(50 mins)

[Panel] How to Deliver the High Value CCUS Supply Chain across APAC
  • Components of a high-value CCUS supply chain
  • International experience in bridging low-carbon supply and demand
  • End-to-end Integration of stakeholders 
  • Challenges and potential, innovations forward

Allison Hortle
Deputy Director/Science Director

Osamu Hirohata
Head of Carbon Management Business Section
Chiyoda Corporation

16:00 - 16:20

(20 mins)

[Reserved for Sponsor] 
Coffee Break (30 mins)

17:00 - 17:50

(50 mins)

[Panel] New Carbon Technologies: Maximizing Efficiency, Scale, and Reduction of Emissions
  • What are the latest new developments on carbon capture technologies?
  • What are the challenges of scaling up new carbon technologies?
  • To what extent can DAC help offset emissions?
  • Effective collaboration models between research institutions, private industries, and government to facilitate technology transfer

Matthias Raab
Chief Executive Officer

17:50 - 18:40

(50 mins)

[Panel] Mobilizing Finance to Make Large-scale CCS Projects Happen
  • Financial landscape of large-scale CCS projects
  • Role of financiers in driving initiatives
  • Innovative financing models

Natalia Kulichenko-Lotz 
Sector Lead, Carbon Capture and Storage Trust Fund
The World Bank

Wagner Albuquerque de Almeida
Director, Global Manufacturing‚ Agribusiness, and Services
International Finance Corporation

Naoki Takahashi
Chief Representative, Sydney
Japan Bank for International Cooperation

18:40 - 20:00

(90 mins)

Cocktail Reception
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