Event Japan Chemical Industry

Forum Chemical Industry 2015

“New Markets through Innovation: Challenges of the Chemical Industry”

Event: Sep 30, 2015 Location: Tokyo, Japan

On September 30, 2015, Germany Trade & Invest held the Forum Chemical Industry 2015 at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo. The forum specifically focused on the chemical industry, innovative concepts and next generation technologies. An overview of the profitability of German chemical companies and the reasons behind Honshu Chemical’s decision to invest in Germany were presented in the Industry Session. In the concluding Innovation Session, the “dream reaction” (concept of producing plastics from CO2 as a replacement for crude oil) and the Bioeconomy national research program were presented.

Following these sessions, the “German Business Lounge” provided a platform to establish, maintain and intensify personal contacts to both the industry experts and the speakers. Around 60 selected attendees from Japanese chemical-related industry, research, and politics participated in the Forum Chemical Industry 2015.

Please see our picture gallery to get a few impressions.


01.30 pm

02:00 pm

Mr. Ansgar Sickert, First Secretary (Industrial Policy),

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Tokyo

Industry Session

02.15 pm

Germany Trade & Invest: your partner in getting access to Germany

Mr. Iwami Asakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest GmbH

02.30 pm

Hi-Bis Gmbh Business milestone in Germany

Mr. Yoshiyuki Funakoshi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

02.45 pm

Germany's Chemical Industry: Keys to Profitability

Mr. Marcus Schmidt, Director Chemicals & Healthcare, Germany Trade & Invest GmbH

03.15 pm

Coffee Break

Innovation Session

04.00 pm

German National Research Strategy BioEconomy: Industrial Biotechnology to
Substitute Crude Oil
Mr. Thorsten Bug, Senior Manager Chemicals, Germany Trade & Invest GmbH

04.30 pm

Innovation - a strategic success factor for Evonik
Mr. Ralf Mayer, General Manager & Head of Business Innovation, Evonik Japan Co.Ltd.

05.00 pm

A dream comes true - Use of carbon dioxide for the production of plastics
Mr. Kai Laemmerhold, Head of Process Technology & Composites PUR Application Development Asia / Pacific, Bayer MaterialScience (China) Co.Ltd.

05.30 pmGerman Business Lounge with buffet

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