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14th Japan-Germany Industry Forum
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, Germany Trade & Invest held the 14th Japan-Germany Industry Forum (JGIF 2018) in Tokyo.
This year's JGIF focused on Germany’s internationally leading automotive sector and the opportunities available to Japanese investors. Particular attention was paid to the potential opportunities available to Japanese suppliers in Germany. Japanese companies enjoy an innovative international position, particularly in the field of automation, and are greatly interested in the opportunities that the German automotive market has to offer them.
Presentations outlined the general framework conditions for investment in Germany, and German and Japanese companies outlined their current and planned activities in the German automotive market.
After these presentations, the "German Business Lounge" provided an opportunity to establish, maintain and intensify personal contacts to industry experts as well as speakers.
A mini-fair of representatives from the German federal states gave participants the opportunity to meet representatives of Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Hessen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia as well as the German National Tourist Board, and to learn more about the latest developments in these regions.
More than 250 attendees from industry, research, and politics participated and joined this exclusive event in Tokyo.
Registration, Networking & Mini Trade Fair
Opening Remarks and Introduction - Germany Trade and Invest
Dr. Robert Hermann, CEO, Germany Trade & Invest
Iwami Asakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest
Naomi Namatame, Director for Automotive International Trade Policy, Automotive Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Keynote: Automated Driving Technologies & Partnerships Made by Germany for the World
Dr. Bernhard Morys, Senior Manager Highly Automated Driving, Daimler Greater China Ltd.
The German Economy and Japanese Investment Trends
Ryuichi Nishizawa, Managing Director, Planning Department, Europe, Middle East and Africa Division, Frankfurt Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Mini fair of represantatives from German federal states
How to get started - Legal Framework and Business Opportunities in Germany
Christina Schön, Senior Manager Tax & Legal Services, Germany Trade & Invest
Stefan Di Bitonto, Senior Manager Transportation Technologies, Germany Trade & Invest
Fuel Cell Vehicle Development and Toward Hydrogen Society Including "CASE" activities
Takashi Moriya, Senior Chief Engineer, Technology Development Div.5, HONDA R&D Co., Ltd.
Connected Vehicle Architectures – Enabler of Automated Driving and Future Mobility Services
Dr.-Ing. Stefan König, Senior Vice President Architecture & Integration, IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Mini fair of representatives from German federal states
The Path to an Autonomous World
Oliver Marc Schaetzle, Senior Manager, Director Sales, Southeast Asia, HERE Technologies
Next Generation Mobility Service
Tani Naoki, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, IoT Business Department, Corporate Sales and Marketing Division, NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Iwami Aasakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest
German Business Lounge
Mini fair of represantatives from the German federal states
Master of Ceremonies: Iwami Aasakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest