Chemical Industry

Japan-Germany Industry Forum 2012 (JGIF 2012)

“New Markets through New Materials: Challenges of the Chemical Industry.”

Nov 16, 2012
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo/ Japan

Conference hall | © GTAI On November 16, 2012, Germany Trade & Invest held the 8th Japan-Germay Industry Forum (JGIF2012) in Tokyo. The topic of this year´s forum was “New Markets through New Materials: Challenges of the Chemical Industry.” Specific focus was placed on the field of New Materials. Industry experts of leading companies from Japan and Germany were on hand to share their experiences and knowledge in the respective fields. Investment conditions in Germany were also outlined in introductory presentations.

The “German Business Lounge” afterwards provided an opportunity to establish, maintain and intensify personal contacts to the industry experts as well as to speakers.
Over 240 attendees from industry, research, and politics participated in Tokyo for 2012.

Opening Speech
Jürgen Friedrich, CEO, GTAI
Introduction about Germany Trade & Invest and Japan Representative Office
Iwami Asakawa, Japan Representative, GTAI

Germany as a Business and Investment Location

  • The Economic Situation in Germany and Japanese Investment Trends
    Shinichi Harada, General Manager, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Düsseldorf Branch

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  • Tax and Legal Framework in Germany
    Christina Schön, Senior Manager Tax & Legal, GTAI

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New Markets through New Materials: Challenges of the Chemical Industry

  • New Markets through New Materials: Challenges of the Chemical Industry
    Thorsten Bug, Senior Manager Chemicals, GTAI

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  • An Easy Earthquake Protection System: High-Tech Adhesive from Bayer MaterialScience plus Glass Fiber Fabric
    Torsten Pohl, Head of Application & Technology Development EMEA/LA, BU Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties Bayer MaterialScience AG

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  • Challenges in Organic Electronics - From Chemicals to Systems
    Harald Lauke, President Biological and Effect Systems Research, BASF SE

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  • Carbon Fiber Market - Now and the Future
    Hiromitsu Kakihara, General Manager, Corporate Planning, Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. (Teijin Group)

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  • Innovations for a Sustainable World
    Stefan Buchholz, President Creavis Technologies & Innovation, Evonik Industries AG

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  • Environmental New Materials of Ube Industries
    Morito Yasumura, General Manager, Specialty Materials & Products Business Unit, Ube Industries Ltd.

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In cooperation with Baden-Württemberg International - Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation, Berlin Partner, gwSaar Saarland Economic Promotion Corporation, HWF – Hamburg Business Development Corporation, Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen, INVEST IN BAVARIA Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NRW Japan/NRW.INVEST, Saxony Economic Development Corporation.

Supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Keidanren, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Japan Association of Corporate Executives, JETRO, Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA), Japan Association for Chemical Innnovation (JACI), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), and Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

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