12th Japan Germany Industry Forum 2016 (JGIF)

Healthful Society

Dec 01, 2016
Tokyo | Japan

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is delighted to invite you to the 12th annual Japan-Germany Industry Forum in Tokyo on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

JGIF is one of the most important events in the GTAI calendar. With an annually changing industry focus, JGIF puts the diverse and excellent position of German industry in Europe in focus for potential Japanese investors and partners.

This year's JGIF focuses on the German health industry, with respect to the opportunities and new business fields for German and Japanese companies. Demographic change has contributed to increased health awareness, and consequently an increase in people willing and able to invest in health. The demand for health products and services is therefore growing in areas covered by public health systems as well as in the out-of-pocket sector. Both markets are of particular interest to Japanese companies with Japan having the oldest population in the world and, like Germany, being one of the global leaders in the development of innovative medical technology solutions.
As well as presentations outlining the general framework conditions for investment in Germany, both German and Japanese companies are provided with a platform to present their current and planned activities in the consumer healthcare sector. The German Business Lounge also provides excellent networking opportunities for participants and guests.

TokyoDecember 01, 2016

Sola City Conference Center

4-6 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062

Please contact our representative to arrange an individual appointment in the framework of the JGIF in which we:

  • introduce our agency and its services.
  • examine and discuss current trends and business opportunities.
  • present direct investment opportunities for entering the German market.
  • provide you with an overview of public funding schemes and incentive programs.

All inquiries are treated confidentially and, since we are a publicly funded foreign trade and inward investment agency, all investment services are available free of charge.

We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

Note: Thank you for your interest in JGIF 2016. We have closed the registration on November 22, 2016.



Mini Fair of Federal states, DZT and GTAI


Opening Remarks and Intro Germany Trade and Invest

  • Dr. Jürgen Friedrich, Geschäftsführer, Germany Trade & Invest
  • Mr. Iwami Asakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest

Welcome Speech Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry

Mr. Tsuyoshi Toyama, Director, Medical and Assistive Device Industries Office, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau


Keynote: Bayer AG

Mr. Dr. Carsten Brunn, Head of Commercial Operations Region Japan Pharmaceuticals, President and Representative Director, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd.


Supporting Your Business in Germany

Ms. Christina Schön, Senior Manager Tax & Legal Services, Germany Trade & Invest

15:10Overview of the Economic Situation in Germany and Activities of Japanese Companies
Mr. Seiichi Kuroiwa, Regional Head for Germany & General Manager Düsseldorf Branch, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Coffee Break

Mini Fair of Federal states, DZT and GTAI

16:00Panasonic’s Supporting Services for the Healthy Life
Herr Hiroyuki Saito, General Manager, Business Promotion Department,
AGE-FREE Business Unit (nursing care products and service), Eco Solutions Company, Panasonic Corporation
16:25Medical Device Innovation in Germany
Dr. Richard Schill, Corporate Officer, B. Braun Aesculap Japan
16:50Innovative solutions for diagnosis
Mr. Yoshitake Saito
Executive Officer, Head of Business Development Office Olympus Corporation
17:15Coffee Break
Mini Fair of Federal states, DZT and GTAI

Personalized Health and Wellbeing – R&D in Medicine and Rehabilitation Facing the Challenge of the Demographic Change

Dr. Ing. Bernhard Budaker, Head of Medicine and Biotechnics,
Franhofer Institute for Manufacturing Enginneering and Automation IPA

18:00Current Trends and Opportunities in Germany’s Health Markets
Mr. Gabriel Flemming, Senior Manager Healthcare, Germany Trade & Invest
18:20Closing Remarks
Mr. Iwami Asakawa, Japan Representative, Germany Trade & Invest

German Business Lounge

  • Reception
  • Minimesse der mitreisenden Vertreter der deutschen Bundesländer, der DZT und GTAI
20:00Closing of the event

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