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There is a good reason for the intense interest in Asian biomass markets.

Significant demand increases in Japan and South Korea offer interesting opportunities for a range of stakeholders across the wood pellet and oil palm biomass supply chains in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. But the push for renewables initiatives in southeast Asia, increasing domestic demand and often challenging inland logistics are likely to result in considerable price increases, particularly for palm kernel shell (PKS).

This tug-of-war for Asian biomass supplies will be the core focus for the 2018 conference, as we move to provide further coverage in PKS and the region’s biomass power generation projects.

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Agenda highlights 

  1. Overview of the Atlantic market 
  2. Market drivers for Asia-Pacific demand
  3. Financing criteria for biomass projects
  4. Asia-Pacific supply landscape – woody biomass, PKS and palm based supply 
  5. Quality, contracts and pricing

  Click here for the full agenda.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
  • Hiroaki Goto, Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept, EREX Co
  • Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5, Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
  • Lim Tzer-Han, Director, Equis 
  • Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan), Equis
  • Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor, Forest Biomass Energy Association
  • Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development), GS EPS 
  • Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Co
  • Dikki Akhmar, Chairman, Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association Apcasi
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Who attended Argus Biomass Asia last year?

Senior management from utilities, pellet producers, trading firms, and shipping and logistics companies, including eREX, GS Global, Hanwa, Engie, Cellmark Asia and Enviva.

Report Click here to request for the 2017 attendee list.

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For more information, please contact us on:
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Conference Agenda

 Day 1 - Wednesday, 6 June 

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and exhibition stands open

09:00 - 09:10 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge
, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus

Session 1 : Overview of the Atlantic market

09:10 - 09:35 Europe’s biomass demand drivers

Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
09:35 - 09:55  Capacity expansions in Canada and concerns about feedstock availability
09:55 - 10:05  Q&A 
10:05 - 10:30 Morning refreshments

Session 2 : Japanese demand

10:30 - 10:40 Moderator’s remarks

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
10:40 - 11:05  Japanese importer’s view for preferable supply

Senior representative. Renova
11:05 - 11:30  Actions taken by Japanese importers to ensure supply security

Hiroaki Goto, Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept, EREX Co
11:30 - 11:40  Q&A
11:40 - 11:50 Quick break

Session 3: New demand centres

11:50 - 11:55  Moderator’s remarks

Sunita Sharma, Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus
11:55 - 12:20 Demand for Thailand’s pulp business
12:20 - 12:45 Insights in the growing Taiwanese market
12:45 - 12:55 Q&A 
12:55 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 4: Financing criteria for biomass projects

14:30 -14:35 
Moderator’s remarks

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
14:35 - 15:00  Project financing for power plants

Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5, Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
15:00 - 15:25 Overcoming challenges to financing biomass projects

Lim Tzer-Han, Director, Equis
Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan), Equis
15:25 - 15:35 Q&A
15:35 - 16:10  Afternoon refreshments

Session 5: Quality, contracting and shipping

16:40 - 16:15  Moderator’s remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
16:15 - 16:35  Application of indexation to supply contracts

Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus
16:35 - 17:00  Panel Discussion: Biomass supply contracts – what to look out for?
17:00 - 17:25  Current status and outlook of vessel availability
17:25  Q&A
17:30 Chairman’s closing remarks 

Claire Pickard-Cambridge,
Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
17:45 - 20:00

Cocktail reception

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Day 2 - Thursday, 7 June

08:30 - 09:00

Coffee

09:00 - 09:05  Chairman’s opening remarks

Sunita Sharma,
Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

Session 6: South Korean demand

09:05 - 09:30  Demand growth and expected imports

Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor, Forest Biomass Energy Association
09:30 - 09:55  Case study: Updates on GS EPS’s 105 MW biomass power plant

Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development), GS EPS
09:55 - 10:30 Panel Discussion: Impact of REC changes
10:30 - 11:00  Morning refreshments

Session 7: Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) and palm based supply

11:00 - 11:15  Moderator’s remarks

Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
11:15 - 11:35  Perspective of Malaysian PKS 

Senior representative, Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Sabah
11:35 - 12:15  Panel Discussion: PKS trade and supply

Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Co
Dikki Akhmar, Chairman, Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association Apcasi)
12:15 - 13:30 Networking lunch

Session 8: Wood pellets supply

13:30 - 13:35 Moderator’s remarks

Sunita Sharma, Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus
13:35 - 14:00  Development of Vietnamese wood pellets
14:00 - 14:25 Emerging supply from Thailand
14:25 - 14:55 Benefits of liquid wood pellets market
14:55 - 15:00 Q&A
15:00 Chairman’s closing remarks followed by end of conference

Sunita Sharma,
Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the conference, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

*This agenda is subject to change.



Confirmed Speakers

 
Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor, Forest Biomass Energy Association

Marco Kim
Global Cooperation Advisor
Forest Biomass Energy Association

Marco has been in the biomass business for more than 10 years in various roles including production, trading and procurement of wood pellets.

Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Co
Ryuu Lee
Biomass Trader
Hanwa Co

Ryuu Joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for both sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea, and also new project developments. He is currently based in Bangkok for the development of sustainable long term wood pellet supplies.
Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development), GS EPS
Kyu Ho Song

General Manager (Business Development)
GS EPS

Kyu Ho Song is the general manager of GS EPS business development and joined GS Group in 2013. He worked at GS Group as general manager of corporate planning and business development covering M&A deals of IPP, District Heat, and E&P investment in Korea and South East Asia. Following an E&P investment in South East Asia, he covered the forestry and wood pellet business development with the cooperation of local group companies as partners.
Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan), Equis
Andrew Curtis

General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan)
Equis

Andrew is General Manager of Equis Bioenergy, a developer, owner and operator of biomass and bioenergy power plants. Andrew is based in Japan and has worked in the energy sector with a focus on thermal power generation for 18 years. His career experience covers major equipment supply, project management, consulting and technical advisory, engineering asset management, and operations and maintenance.
Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5, Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
Fumiyo Harada

General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5; and
General Manager, International Strategy & Coordination Department
Development Bank of Japan, Inc

Fumiyo Harada serves as General Manager for two departments of the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.; Corporate Finance Department, Division 5 and the International Strategy & Coordination Department, particularly responsible for renewable energy sector projects worldwide as well as DBJ Group’s business strategy for Asia and the Pacific.
Dikki Akhmar Chairman Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association (Apcasi)

Dikki Akhmar

Chairman
Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association (Apcasi)
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Masaki Mita

Head of Japan Office
Argus

Masaki Mita runs the Argus Japan office. He develops business strategy and advises Japanese market participants of the benefits of using independent price assessments. He previously worked as an energy market reporter at other international and local energy price reporting agencies, where he built his experience and knowledge in a variety of markets in Asia-Pacific.
Lim Tzer-Han, Director, Equis
Lim Tzer-Han

Director
Equis

Tzer-Han is based in Japan and has 16 years of experience in finance and investing. He led the establishment of Equis’ wind and bioenergy platform in Japan. Equis continues to invest across all sectors in the biomass space, including power, fuels and logistics.

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Laura Tovey-Fall

Editor, Argus Biomass Markets
Argus

Laura has been with Argus since June 2013 and became editor of Argus Biomass Markets in late 2015 following a stint on the natural gas desk. She launched Italian premium wood pellet prices in March to capture an important segment of European demand.

To explore speaking opportunities at the event, please contact Elsie Chen:

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Registration Fees

Standard Registration Fee
US$ 1600

Conference fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days
  • Evening drinks reception on 6 June
  • Networking lunches on 6 and 7 June
  • Refreshment breaks during all conference days
  • One set of conference documentation 

For more information, please contact us at

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** Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included in the conference fee.
** Registration fees are subject to the prevailing government tax.

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Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Biomass Asia 2018 is to provide participants with insights into the Asian biomass market. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated. Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.



Marketing, branding and lead generation: Customizing the right mix for your business needs

Argus works with you to understand your current marketing needs to customize the most effective package to help you reach your business objectives. Early planning and discussion of objectives allow us to work out the best strategy. Let us help you reach your target audience and generate amazing results.

A wide range of sponsorship options are available for many budgets that are proved to deliver a high return on your investment.

Corporate Sponsorship Packages

As Corporate Sponsors, you will receive the highest level of exposure at the conference and stand out above everyone else. Your logo will appear first on all materials related to the conference – before, during and after the event. This is an excellent way to position your company as a leader in the biomass industry, and we will work with you to ensure the conference meets your objectives.

Registration Sponsorship

As registration sponsor, you will make an impact on delegates as soon as they arrive at the conference. Your branding will be clearly displayed in the busy registration area where all delegates collect their badge and information pack.

Lunch Sponsorship

By sponsoring a lunch at our conference, you will have the opportunity to communicate your message to delegates in an informal setting. Your logo will be featured exclusively on signage around the venue directing delegates to the lunch, and your logo will be featured on tent cards on every table.

Coffee and Refreshments Sponsorship

Conference delegates live on coffee and as sponsor of the coffee and refreshments station, your branding will be visible to all delegates as they refuel throughout the event. Located in the exhibition area, you will benefit from a constant flow of participants seeing your message.

Delegate Bag

A quality conference bag is given to each delegate on arrival, containing essential event information including the programme and delegate list. As delegate bag sponsor, your logo will be displayed exclusively on the bag, promoting your brand to all conference delegates. As an optional extra, you can insert your literature into the bags as well.

For more details on the sponsorship packages, please contact William Fork

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Endless opportunities for our exhibitors

  • An area for your target audience to view your products and services directly
  • An opportunity to raise your profile and build your brand in the market
  • Have face to face meetings with potential clients in an exclusive area
  • A great marketing opportunity for you to tell your clients where to find you at the conference

Floor Plan

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The exhibition area is always the hub of activity at the conference and the floorplan is designed to maximise traffic around your stand. To ensure your company does not miss out on lead generation and sales, contact William Fork today to reserve your stand now.

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Event Partners

Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES)
Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vifores) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization and it represents Vietnamese companies operating in areas of forest establishment, harvesting, processing, consumption and the import and export trade of forest products.

www.vietfores.org

World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is the global organisation dedicated to supporting and representing the wide range of actors in the bioenergy sector.

 www.worldbioenergy.org

Malaysia Biomass Industries Confederation (MBIC)
MBIC is a non-profit organisation served to develop the biomass industries in Malaysia through strategic partnership with biomass SMEs and major feedstock owners as well as research institutes and international bodies.

 www.biomass.org.my



Carlton Hotel Singapore

Carlton Hotel Singapore 

76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558
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 www.carltonhotel.sg/ 

Make your reservation by asking for the Argus discounted rate. Please contact Josephine Pulvera at josephine.pulvera@argusmedia.com for more details. 





General Enquiries
 phone icon +65 6496 9899
 email icon asiaconferences@argusmedia.com

Speaking Opportunities
Elsie Chen
phone icon +65 6496 9997
email icon elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

Sponsorship / Exhibition Opportunities
William Fork
phone icon +65 6496 9951
email icon william.fork@argusmedia.com

Registration / Group Bookings
Josephine Pulvera
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Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association 170 Logo (VIFORES)

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