Opening session

Soon Lim Heng

Soon Lim Heng

Founder President and Senior Advisor to the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore)

Lim Soon Heng is the Founder President and Senior Advisor to the Society of Floating Solutions (Singapore). He has extensive experience in the marine industry having spent much of his professional career with Singapore’s largest rig building yard, Keppel Offshore and Marine.
In 2019 he organised the first World Conference on Floating Solutions (WCFS) in Singapore. This inspired the convening of a second WCFS in Rotterdam in 2020. Due to the Covid pandemic the third WCFS was postponed. It is now to be held in August 2023 in Tokyo. The fourth WCFS is scheduled for 2024 in Lyon. It is likely that the fifth will take place in Hong Kong in 2025. The momentum in the series of WCFS augurs well for the world threatened by climate change.
He believes the technological progression of fossil extraction from land to sea offers ideas that may be applied to develop safe and economic solutions for floating nuclear power plants.

Sam Tabuchi

Sam Tabuchi

Professor Emeritus, Toyo University
Executive Board Member Chair of UNECE PPP Working Party
Chair, Asia/Pacific Chapter of WAPPP
Advisor of Asia PPP Institute
Advisor at Chodai Company

Tabuchi leads the promotion of regional economic development through Public Private Partnership and People First PPP for SDGs around the world through UN ECE PPP Working Party, World Association of PPP units & Professionals (WAPPP) and Asia PPP Institute.

Tabuchi was Chair of UN PPP Working Party on 2018 - 2022, which promotes the People First PPP to implement the UN SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals (2015 – 2030). Tabuchi became Chair of Asia/ Pacific Chapter of WAPPP in 2023 and Advisor of Asia PPP Institute at Toyo University to promote regional development with PPP and study the concepts of the Next SDGs 2030 - 2045.

Tabuchi serves as Advisor of Asia PPP Institute (A3PI) established in 2011 with co-chairs of Dr. Mahathir (former prime minister of Malaysia) and Chancellor Shiokawa (former finance minister of Japan) to assist the development in Asia with the utilization of PPP. A3PI has supported various economic development programs in Asia including award winning projects.

He advises Chodai Company on various projects including improvements in the operation management of local governments in Japan through the programs sponsored by the Cabinet Office of Japan. He is also involved in the development of anti-earthquake low-income housing in Indonesia in working with Japanese companies and the government programs.

Tabuchi spent over 30 years in the US working in the state of Florida, worked at Department of Commerce as a Manager of Asia Section the promotion of Foreign Direct Investments from Japan and Asia. He served as Special Assistant to the USTR Office on loan to assist the US – Japan trade issues in 1980.

He finished his undergraduate degree from Rikkio University in Tokyo and the post graduate in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.