Azbil Speaks on Smart Energy and Sponsors Forum Focused on the Promotion of Smart Cities and Smart Supply Chains

TOKYO, December 3, 2019: Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it was one of the sponsors of the NIKKEI SASIN FORUM 2019: "Smart City and Smart Supply Chain for Inclusive Urban and Rural Development," a forum held at Chulalongkorn University on November 29, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Mekong-Japan Exchange project.

The forum, organized by Nikkei Inc. and Sasin School of Management of Chulalongkorn University, focused on smart mobility and smart energy as these are critical elements of development for Thailand’s “Smart City” initiative. The event gathered industry experts and business leaders from Southeast Asia and Japan to promote the growth of smart cities, not only through enabling attendees to share insights and best practices but also through facilitating business matching and technology exchange.

Azbil, a leading company in building and industrial automation, contributes to the development of smart cities through its measurement and control technologies, the foundation of automation. The sponsorship is part of Azbil’s commitment to help bring about its vision of a “super-smart society”—an idea first proposed by the Japanese government—through cutting-edge automation technologies.

Kiyohiro Yamamoto, Managing Executive Officer of Azbil, delivered a presentation on smart energy solutions for developing smart cities based on human-centered automation.

“We are happy to be invited to speak at the NIKKEI SASIN FORUM after the successful Nikkei-NUS Enterprise FORUM in Singapore,” said Mr. Yamamoto. “Azbil is committed to the development of smart cities based on ‘human-centered automation’ by providing effective solutions. It is not merely aimed at achieving comfortable societies and cost savings but also to address the many environmental issues, such as climate change.”

Other speakers included Dr. Passakon Prathombutr, Senior Executive Vice President/CTO, Digital Economy Promotion Agency; Mr. Koji Uebayashi, Director for Global Market Development, International Policy Division, Policy Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan; Mr. Piroon Paireepairit, Head of 5G Working Group, True Corporation Plc.; and Dr. Takamasa Fujioka, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Global Business, Meiji University/Director of Sasin Japan Center, Sasin School of Management, Chulalongkorn University.

* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.


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