Airport Privatisation in Japan – Future Opportunities

Watch our recorded webinar to find out about the Japanese government's ambition to privatise some of the country's airports including a huge opportunity for UK companies in the Kansai region in western Japan.

With the change of Japan's private finance initiatives (PFI) law, concession style public private partnerships have become possible and the Japanese government are looking at selling the concessions to run some of its airports.

Airport management is a new business in Japan and would require new skill-sets and services/products to make it viable and successful. The UK's considerable experience and expertise in this field could open up significant opportunities.

As well as many local airports up for possible privatisation, Japan has astounded the global aviation industry with the mega-concession of the New Kansai International Airport, a 45 year concession valued at JPY2.2 trillion. This could set a good precedent for Japan to accelerate its airport privatisation plans in the future.

This webinar is aimed at UK companies interested in Japanese airport privatisation, such as;

•             providers of consultancy services

•             airport planning and design services,

•             suppliers of services/equipment for airports, etc.


About the Speakers

The webinar is hosted by Naomi Takegoshi who heads up the Manufacturing & Industrial Consultancy & Services team at UK Trade & Investment Japan.

Naomi welcomes two speakers:-

Don Stokes of Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer.

With particular experience of advising on infrastructure and energy projects, Don has recently acted on the development and financing of projects in Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Mongolia. In addition to this he has also recently acted on the establishment of a multi-billion dollar global infrastructure fund. His firm has been acting as advisor for the New Kansai International Airport Company (NKIAC) 

Soichiro Suda of EY Transaction Services.

Soichiro has considerable experience in this sector and was with Mitsubishi Corporation for 17 years. During that time he worked on project finance for energy and infrastructure and with investment bank, Storm Harbour specialising advising on infrastructure and energy projects. He has been with EY since 2012


Benefits of Watching

Export to Japan members will learn about 1) detail and progress on the New Kansai deal, 2) the governing framework for airport privatisation and 3) how UK companies can penetrate these new opportunities.


Contact Naomi and her expert team to discuss the potential opportunities for your company. 

This webinar was recorded on 27 May 2015.