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16th Japan-Germany Industry Forum

Opportunities in Germany's Energy Transition

Event: Nov 10, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020 Location: Online | Digital

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is pleased to invite you to the 16th Japan-Germany Industry Forum (JGIF). The forum promotes the exchange of ideas, innovation and investment between Japan and Germany. In this special year, we are making JGIF available as an online event to ensure your ability to participate.  

Germany is a global leader in the development of renewable energies and home to an evolving energy market. Some 50 percent of Germany’s annual electricity demand is already met using renewable energy sources. At the European Union level, the European Green Deal seeks to make Europe climate neutral by 2050 – transforming the continent into a wholly resource-efficient economy.

Germany’s transition to renewable energy offers considerable opportunities for Japanese investors. This year’s JGIF will provide an overview of the chances opening up and explain how we can support your successful expansion into the German market. Leaders involved in Germany’s energy transition will further provide insights into the systems of the future and the lessons learnt to date. We will show how Japan and Germany can learn from each other and find new solutions for a truly integrated international energy system. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to talk to representatives from GTAI, the German federal states and the SINTEG regions.

Live Streaming  |  November 10-11, 2020

14:00h – 18:00h JST | Japan Standard Time
06:00h – 10:00h CET | Central European Time

After registering on our event platform, you can find detailed information on our conference program, speakers and partners. Our forum offers you insights by leading German and Japanese speakers from industry, politics and academia split across two focus topics: “SINTEG – Smart Energy Showcases” (Nov 10) and the “National Hydrogen Strategy: Investment Opportunities and Technical Cooperation Opportunities for Japanese Companies" (Nov 11).

Highlights include:

  • The German government's SINTEG regions ("Smart Energy Showcase - Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition") – in this project, five selected model regions are developing and implementing innovative solutions to further increase the weight of renewable energy in the energy mix
  • The National Hydrogen Strategy, an important new pillar of the German federal government's efforts to help Germany take a giant leap towards a decarbonized society ahead of the global energy transition, and the concrete details of the National Hydrogen Strategy and the "Living Lab for Energy Conversion" (user and citizen participation) while introducing the "Open Innovation Ecosystem" grant program
  • Individual breakout sessions by the SINTEG regions (Nov 10) and the German federal states (Nov 11)

One-to-One Meetings  |  November 12-13, 2020

15:00h – 18:00h JST - Japan Standard Time
07:00h – 10:00h CET - Central European Time

The event platform further offers you the opportunity to network with representatives from GTAI, the German federal states and the SINTEG regions. In individual one-to-one meetings you can video talk in a private room discussing business opportunities in Germany.

Premium partners include Germany's federal and state economic development agencies and the German National Tourist Board. Supporting partners include the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the German Embassy in Japan, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan, and Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Bioindustry Association, Japan Association for the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Long-Term Stable Power Sources, Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, Hydrogen Energy Association, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization as well as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

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