After the financial crisis, the strong industrial cores in Japan and Germany have again become internationally admired engines of growth. Prospects look even better: over the next years, we will see explosive growth and demand from emerging countries.
But industries and policies in both countries cannot rely on their exports as much as they did in the past. Future industrial demand will come increasingly from emerging countries, in particular in Asia, which fast develop into fierce competitors. At the same time, demographic changes, environmental restraints, and global imbalances require new strategies at home as well.
Beyond opportunity and sustainability, the conference will focus on effective “profitable” future strategies for existing “traditional” industries, from autos to wholesales, which have to adjust products to emerging countries’ demand and expand production and R&D capacities in Asia. “Future” industries, from sustainable energy to sophisticated services, will be analyzed for their effective growth impact and their political and regulatory requirements. Finally, a panel discussion will outline the necessary steps to continued innovation and sustainable economic growth in traditional and new growth industries in our ageing societies.
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|Date and Time
||June 28, 2011 9:30-18:00 (registration begins at 9:15)
Address: Saargemuender Str. 2, 14195 Berlin
|Organizer||Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) &
Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)
In Cooperation with: Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) & Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
|Languages||Simultaneous Japanese/German interpretation|
Please note that parts of the program are subject to change.
Dr. Friederike BOSSE (JDZB)
NEZU Risaburo (FRI)
|Session 1: The Future of 'Traditional Industries'
Future Markets and Emerging Country Growth
||‘Mega-Trends’ and Future Markets for Traditional Industries
Dr. Rolf KROKER
||Market Transformation in the New ‘Asian’ World
Dr. JIN Jianmin
||New Lines of Defence - Strategic Options for Technology Companies in Global Competition
Dr. Olaf PLÖTNER
European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
||Japanese and German Industries in Asia’s Future Markets
Dr. Martin SCHULZ
|Session 2: The Future of ‘New’ Industries
Innovation at the Technology Frontier
||Manufacturing Innovation and Sophisticated Business Services
||Innovation for New Markets
Dr. Carsten WEHMEYER
||Green Business Opportunities and Sustainable Growth
||Technologypolicy, Research and Sustainable Innovation
Dr. Christian HAHNER
|Panel Discussion: Innovation for Growth in Future Markets
Policy and Strategy during the Shift to Emerging Market Growth
Japan Management Association Consultants
Dr. Rainer JÄKEL
Dr. Rolf KROKER