DBJ iHub Online Symposium - Flying Car Industry, Challenging a creation of the manufacturing -

DBJ iHub Online Symposium
Flying Car Industry, Challenging a creation of the manufacturing


Various attempts toward realizing Flying Cars (eVTOLs) are performed extremely actively all over the world. Following last year, we will hold an online event to foster momentum and collaboration for the expansion of the flying car industry. This symposium provides information on Japanese government‘s initiatives and the latest topics of "flying car" aircraft manufacturers in the world. Please join us for the seminar.


Date: January 18, 2023 (Wed) 15:00 - 17:30 (JST)

Sponsored by Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and The Japan Economic Research Institute

Supported by Kanematsu Corporation, Sojitz Corporation, Marubeni Corporation


Online seminar platform: Zoom Webinar (with simultaneous interpretation [English/Japanese])

Registration Fee: Free


■Zoom Webinar Registration

Please access to the following URL or QR code for the registration.



Program *Subject to change


15:00 - 15:05

Opening Remarks

Katsushi Kitajo

Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer, DBJ

15:05 - 15:12

Keynote Speech Ⅰ

Kaori Uda  Director of Advanced Air Mobility Office, METI

15:12 - 15:19

Keynote Speech Ⅱ

Kentaro Iwanaga Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, METI

15:19 - 15:26

Keynote Speech Ⅲ

Masaki Kamata Director , Kanto Bureau, METI

15:26 - 15:40

Panel Discussion

Panelist: Kaori Uda , Kentaro Iwanaga , Masaki Kamata

Facilitator: Manabu Iwamoto

        VP of Economic & Industrial Research Department, DBJ

15:40 - 17:25


・SkyDrive/ Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO  

・BETA Technologies/ Patrick Buckles, Chief Revenue Officer

・Eve Air Mobility/Augustine Tai, Business Development Lead (APAC)

・Vertical Aerospace/ Jenny Harcourt

・Rolls-Royce Japan/Susumu Kaminaga, President

・AeroEdge/Jun Morinishi, President & CEO

・Leonardo/ Giuseppe Sernicola, Leonardo Aerostructures Division –

        Senior Vice President New Initiatives

17:25 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

Yuki Takemori  General manager, Innovation Promotion office, DBJ



Secretariat: The Japan Economic Research Institute innovation center


DBJ iHub Flyer_en_fial.pdf