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NRW in Germany - Land of Innovations: German-Japanese Smart Mobility Symposium

Car and Drive Train, Grid and Storage Technology, Autonomous Driving and the Digitalization

The transformation of the automotive industry from a mobility 'machine provider' to a mobility 'service provider' with electric drive train, big data, autonomous driving and other high-tech and digital capabilities will have a huge impact on people's daily lives, especially in the world’s leading automobile producing economies.

On the occasion of the visit to Japan of Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s leading industrial state, you are invited to attend our symposium on "Smart Mobility“. In addition to NRW’s top global players, speakers will present the most recent activities of the startups e.GO Mobile AG and StreetScooter GmbH.

Toyota Motor Corporation and Hitachi, Ltd., both of which have subsidiaries in NRW, will present their solutions for electric mobility as well as social innovation, transport and mobility solutions. Finally, presenters and panelists from Germany’s Hidden Champions, based in NRW, will highlight and discuss charging systems, quality and safety issues.

In the morning of the "Energy Storage and Smart Mobility Day 2018“ you are invited to join the "Energy Storage Summit Japan 2018" (ESSJ) conference organized at Iino Hall by Messe Dusseldorf Japan.

To Registration ↓↓↓

https://events.nrwinvest.com/en/symposium-17102018/registration/

Date: 17th October 2018, 14:00-19:30

Networking 18:00~

Venue: Iino Hall

Languages: English, Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Cost: free of charge

Please register until Oct 11 (Thu)

Program*               13:30 - Registration of the Participants

14:00                      Welcome and Opening

                               Georg Löer, President and Representative Director, NRW Japan K.K.

14:05                      Opening Remarks by the Moderator

                               Dr. Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute

14:10                      Keynote

                               NRW: The Innovative Location for the Challenges of Smart Mobility in

                               Europe

                               Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation,

                              Digitalization and Energy of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

14:25                      Keynote  

                               E-Mobility – Smart Mobility: Technical Requirements for Safe Solutions

                               Dr. Ing. Michael Fübi, Chairman of the Executive Board of TÜV Rheinland

14:40                      Keynote

                               Toyota’s Challenge to promote Widespread Use of Electrified Vehicles

                               Yusei Higaki, Grand Master, Overseas External Affairs Division, Toyota

                               Motor Corporation                                   

14:55                      Keynote

                               Innovations for Smart Mobility in Collaboration of Science and Industry

                               Stephan Krumm Ph.D., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of e.GO Mobile

                               AG, Managing Director of the Complexity Management Academy GmbH

15:10                      Panel Discussion

                               Moderator: Dr. Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute

                               - Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation,

                               Digitalization and Energy of the German State of North Rhine–Westphalia

                               - Dr. Ing. Michael Fübi, Chairman of the Executive Board of TÜV Rheinland

                               - Yusei Higaki, Grand Master, Overseas External Affairs Division, Toyota

                              Motor Corporation

                               - Stephan Krumm Ph.D., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of

                               e.GO Mobile

                               AG, Managing Director of the Complexity Management Academy GmbH

15:30                      Coffee Break

15:45                      Affordable Smart Mobility made in NRW

                               Prof. Dr. Peter Burggräf, CEO, StreetScooter Research GmbH

                               Professor and Chair for International Production Engineering and

                              Management, University of Siegen

16:00                      Electrifying Mobility - Combining Energy & Mobility Solutions for a

                               Sustainable Future

                               Dr. Frank Meyer, Senior Vice President B2C Solutions, E-Mobility &

                               Innovation, E.ON SE                              

16:15                      Panel Discussion: Charging Solutions from NRW, Germany:

                               precise, smart & green

                               Moderator: Dr. Martin Schulz, Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute

                               - Dag Hagby, CEO,  EBG compleo GmbH

                               - Christopher Mennekes, CEO, MENNEKES Elektrotechnik

                               GmbH & Co. KG

                               - Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann, CEO, Energy.Agency.NRW

16:45                      Coffee Break

17:00                      Hitachi's Social Innovation in Transport & Mobility

                               Yoshiyuki Ogura, Corporate Officer of Hitachi, Ltd.

                               Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

17:15                      Smart Mobility meets Safety and Reliability – Best Practice made in NRW

                               Dr.-Ing. Andreas Braasch, Founder and Managing Director, IQZ GmbH

17:30                      From Toyota Production System to Modular Flex Production System –

                               Concept for Automotive Production of Tomorrow

                               André Tünkers, Managing Director, TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH

17:45                      Cybersecurity Solutions for the Automotive Industry

                               Timo Gendrullis, Head of Consulting & Engineering, ESCRYPT GmbH

18:00                      End of Symposium

18:00                      Networking with light buffet dinner in Room A

19:30                      End of event

*(Program may be subject to change)

Yours faithfully
NRW Japan K.K.

Georg K. Löer, President & Representative Director


Contact: Ms. Yagihashi Tel.03-5210-2300


Patronage: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the German State of North-Rhine Westphalia

Hosted by: NRW.INVEST GmbH, NRW.International GmbH

Partners: Business Metropole Ruhr, Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce, German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH), Energy.Agency.NRW

Supported by: German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (DIHKJ), Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Media Partner: The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (The Daily Industrial News)


We would like to inform you, that during the event photos will be taken. If you participate in this event, you are also giving your consent to that.