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31st NOA Conference (May 19, 2016)

Commercial Service Japan announces the 31st NOA Conference – a one-on-one business matchmaking event between U.S. firms and Japan’s major electric power utilities and suppliers – to be held on May 19, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

This is an opportunity for representatives of U.S. suppliers of non-fuel materials and equipment and their Japanese agents to sit down in individual meetings with procurement managers from Japan’s 12 Japanese electric power companies (10 major utilities and 2 wholesalers), all in one place. Do not miss this important event!

Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approximately)
Venue: Tokyo American Club
(Address: 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8649, Japan)

Program (tentative)

09:00: Registration
09:30: Opening Remarks (U.S. Embassy, Tokyo)
09:45: Opening Remarks (Representative from Japanese electric utilities)
10:00: One-on-one Business Meeting begins
12:00: Lunch
13:00: One-on-one Business Meeting continues
17:50: Closing Remarks (Secretariat of the Conference)

About the NOA Conference:

The first NOA Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan in July 1995, following a successful procurement seminar held in New Orleans in September 1994 by Japanese electric utilities and jointly organized by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy. At that time, representatives from 12 Japanese electric power providers and representatives from U.S. suppliers participated in the seminar. To maintain the enthusiasm shared by the U.S. and Japanese attendees at that first 1994 seminar, the New Orleans Association (NOA) was formed and the Department of Commerce began holding regular NOA conferences. These conferences usually consist of annual, half- or full-day events in Tokyo, hosted by CS Tokyo and consisting of keynote speeches, name card exchange, a networking lunch or reception, and one-on-one business matchmaking meetings. The NOA Conference was suspended in 2011 and 2012 in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and reconvened in 2013. We continue the upcoming 31st NOA Conference in 2016, with more focus on business matchmaking sessions.

Participation Fees:

Fees will be calculated at the closing of registration, which is March 25, 2016, and will be shared by the U.S. firms and the Japanese utilities (number of participants).


  • We expect most, if not all of the participating power companies to provide their general procurement needs as they approach the Conference. We will post those requirements on this website as soon as we learn them from the utilities.
  • Some screening is necessary in order to set up the individual matchmaking meetings. In order for the utilities to understand the products and services being offered, U.S. firms are asked to fill out the application forms. For registration, please click here:

Contact: Takahiko Suzuki, Senior Commercial Specialist, Commercial Service Japan, U.S. Embassy Tokyo
Email: takahiko.suzuki@trade.gov


Asia Nuclear Business Platform

May 18-19, 2016
Asia World Expo 

Asia Nuclear Business Platform is a U.S. Certified Trade Show and will be held for the fourth consecutive year in Hong Kong from May 18-19, 2016. The past three editions of the event have seen tremendous support from U.S., Asia, International and Supranational companies/bodies.

Working together with CS Hong Kong, CS Tokyo is recruiting Japanese companies that wish to attend the conference.

The conference will provide a comprehensive rundown and outlook on the nuclear power industry globally and in Asia where well over 50% of the activity will occur. 

Featured speakers include:

  • Huang Mingang, Chief Economist, China National Nuclear Corporation
  • Zheng Mingguang, Vice President, State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation
  • Jay Wileman, President & CEO, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
  • Heeyong Lee, Executive Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer, Korea Electric Power Corporation
  • Phumzile Tshelane, CEO, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation
  • Sefa Sadık Aytekin, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, Turkey
  • Zhu Genfu, Vice President, Shanghai Electric Group
  • Doan The Vinh, Deputy Director (Nuclear and Thermal Power), Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam
  • Collins Juma, Act Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board
  • Dr. Zamzam Jaafar, CEO, Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation
  • Dr. J. Kumar, Legal Adviser to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy

A complete list of speakers can be viewed here.

The principal focus of the Asia Nuclear Business Platform 2016 is on offering a venue where key stakeholders in nuclear energy generation can meet, discover synergies and access technologies, markets, and capital.  The meeting is anticipated to draw participation from more than 200 Asian and international stakeholders across the nuclear supply chain: government, regulators, NSSS vendors, construction companies, law firms and financial firms.

Companies involved in global nuclear power projects can make use of the event to network with nuclear project developers from the region.

Companies interested in exhibiting or attending should contact:

Mr. Zaf Coelho
Project Director 
Asia Nuclear Business Platform
Phone: +65-67331107
Email: zaf@industry-platform.com 

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact:

Takahiko Suzuki
Senior Commercial Specialist
CS Tokyo
Phone: 03-3225-5076
Email: takahiko.suzuki@trade.gov


POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe

June 21-23, 2016
Milan, Italy

CS Tokyo will attend the renowned energy event POWER-GEN EUROPE and Renewable Energy World Europe for the first time and counsel participating U.S. energy companies on market opportunities in Japan.  

POWER-GEN Europe & Renewable Energy World, Milan, Italy, June 21-23, 2016

The POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe exhibition consists of a world-class exhibit floor filled with many of the largest players from the energy market. The show is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet and share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Europe's energy future. Attracting power professionals from more than 100 countries across Europe, the United States, and the world, it is the industry’s premier event. POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe are currently in the process of being certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Trade Fair Certification Office.

For the third consecutive year, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service will organize a U.S. Pavilion at POWER-GEN Europe. The Pavilion offers an affordable exhibit opportunity for mid-sized, U.S.-based companies to gain exposure and expand their business in Europe. The U.S. Commercial Service will be providing to all U.S. Pavilion companies free of charge services to assist them in expanding their business in Europe and/or approaching the European market. Services will include counseling with Energy Trade Specialists from across Europe and Japan, Market Research on the power generation sector in Europe, an Export Interest Directory, and networking opportunity with foreign buyers.


CS Tokyo is currently recruiting Japanese buyers who will visit the show and are interested in one-on-one discussions with U.S. exhibitors. For questions, please contact:

Takahiko Suzuki
Senior Commercial Specialist
Commercial Service Tokyo
Phone: +81-(0)3-3225-5076
Email: takahiko.suzuki@trade.gov

Jasmine Braswell
U.S. Export Assistance Center, Irvine, CA
U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC
(949) 660-9545

Jason Sproule
U.S. Export Assistance Center, Los Angeles, CA
U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC
(949) 283-0690


World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)

June 28-30, 2016
Paris, France

CS Tokyo will attend this renowned nuclear event WNE for the first time and counsel participating U.S. civil nuclear companies on market opportunities in Japan.  

We are working closely with our Paris team to organize an “ITA Special Program at the WNE” to support participating U.S. companies.

What is the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)?

  • The WNE – which has received the Department of Commerce (DOC) Trade Fair Certification – is a commercially-focused global civil nuclear event taking place June 28-30 in Paris, France.
  • The event is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors all over the world.
  • This is the second time the WNE is being held – the first WNE attracted over 7,000 visitors, 495 exhibitors and had 10 National Pavilions (including a USA Pavilion).
  • Key figures on the 2014 WNE are available here.
  • International Trade Administration (ITA) is collaborating with USA Pavilion organizers (Reed Exhibitions and the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council) to organize an “ITA Special Program” as part of the USA Pavilion.
  • 21 U.S. civil nuclear companies plan to attend (10 in the USA Pavilion and 11 outside the Pavilion). See company list here.

Plans for the “ITA Special Program” at the WNE include:

  • 1-1 counseling meetings between U.S. companies and visiting ITA/DOE staff from key export markets
  • U.S.-Government-Industry Dialogue
    - Dialogue between U.S. companies and U.S. Government (USG) officials on USG support for the U.S. civil nuclear industry
    - Presentations by visiting ITA/DOE staff from key export markets
  • Briefing on the U.S. Nuclear Energy Landscape
    - A briefing on the U.S. nuclear market by U.S. industry speakers
  • U.S. Industry Reception (U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley to be invited)

Detailed Event Information

The World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) is an AIFEN event in Paris that attracted over 7,000 visitors from over 71 countries in 2014, as well as visits from 50 ministers, secretaries of state, and senior officials from around the globe.

In 2016, more than 10,000 visitors and 700 Exhibitions are expected for this tremendous scientific and business event. WNE offers an international business oriented approach to the entire range of the nuclear industry, as well as high level panel discussions and exhibitor workshops with networking sessions. The event will also be addressing current market trends and technological innovations in the world of Nuclear power.

All the main players in the global nuclear industry will be represented, covering reactor design, construction, nuclear install base services, every stage of the fuel cycle from mining to fabrication through to spent fuel management and recycling as well as engineering, financing solutions, medical applications and certification.

The AIFEN (Association Française des Industriels Français Exportateurs du Nucléaire – Association of French nuclear industry exporters) represents more than 300 French companies and major organizations (PFCE, PFME, GIIN, PNB). These companies (SMEs, VSBs and larger groups) cover the entire nuclear cycle, from fuel manufacturing to dismantling, including engineering, technology, components, production, research, etc. They are active in electricity generation, the development of research reactors, the sciences, medical applications and even marine propulsion.

The AIFEN brings together the expertise of its members to promote their know-how and experience throughout the world, and to help them expand their businesses into new markets.


Takahiko Suzuki
Senior Commercial Specialist
Commercial Service Tokyo
Phone: +81-(0)3-3225-5076
Email: takahiko.suzuki@trade.gov

Myrline Mikal-Goide, Paris
Commercial Specialist
Phone: [33] (0)1 43 12 70 90

Kelley Brady, Reed Exhibitions
Phone: 203-840-5893

Jonathan Chesebro, Energy/Environment
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1297

Ashley Bubna, OTP-SP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5205


Unit Chief: Gregory Taevs
Takahiko Suzuki, Commercial Specialist, Email: Takahiko Suzuki

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