4. German-Japanese Economic Forum, 2010


Climate-friendly mobility - Germany and Japan as pioneers

Individual transport contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions. Germany and Japan, both world leaders in automotive technology, have recognized electric mobility as an important future topic.

The 4th German-Japanese Business Forum on April 21, 2010, on the occasion of the premiere of MobiliTec at HANNOVER MESSE, focused on strategic approaches and technical solutions from both countries to promote electromobility.

With approximately 120 participants, the forum was once again well received. The concluding panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Ruprecht Vondran (Japanese-German Business Association DJW), also touched on "hot topics" such as the question of competition among automobile manufacturers in Japan and Germany.

It became clear that there are approaches for cooperation and joint model projects, particularly in the integration of electric vehicles into an "intelligent energy network of the future", as EWE CEO Dr. Werner Brinker called it.

The forum, organised by ECOS Japan Consult, was hosted by Deutsche Messe AG, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, and the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell NOW GmbH and supported by the Japan External Trade Organisation JETRO Düsseldorf, the Japanese-German Business Association DJW, the State of Lower Saxony and EWE AG.