DJW Symposium 2019

"Demographic change and digital revolution"

Are Japanese and German businesses ready for a shift in workforce?

Zur Veranstaltung anmelden Mi 15.05.2019,
15:30 - 20:30 Uhr

NÜRNBERGER Versicherung
Ostendstraße 100
90334 Nürnberg

As highly industrialized countries, Japan and Germany can draw on outstanding technological developments, especially in the fields of robotics, digitization, automation and artificial intelligence. Obviously, they are in a favorable position to make positive use of the demographic change ‒ and hence benefit from arising chances for business and investments.

The population development in Germany and Japan is creating new markets and innovative business models. The ‘Silver Market’, financially strong seniors, is already a valued target group for tourism, e-health and (elderly) care. Within company structures themselves, ‘agile management’ and ‘new work’ open new opportunities to use available manpower more efficiently.

This year's DJW symposia in Nürnberg and Tokyo aim to shed light on demographic change as an opportunity for new business models, innovations and technologies. In addition, we will discuss the question of how small and medium-sized enterprises particularly benefit from the trends 'digital revolution' and elements of 'new work'.


3.30 p.m. ‒ Opening

  • Gerhard Wiesheu, Chairman, Japanese-German Business Associaton (DJW)
  • Dr. Armin Zitzmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, NÜRNBERGER Beteiligungs-AG
  • H. E. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to Germany

4.00 p.m. ‒ Panel I: "Demographic change in Japan and Germany – Consequences for our economies"

  • Dr. Felix Lill, Japan correspondent / Journalist
  • Naoki Matsumoto, I. Embassy Secretary and Attaché of Labour, Embassy of Japan in Germany
  • Dr. Robert Mayr, Chairman of the Board, DATEV eG
  • Moderation: Dr. Julia Münch, Managing Director, DJW

5 - 5.30 p.m. ‒ Break, Networking

5.30 p.m. ‒ Panel II: "Chances for companies in Germany and Japan"

  • Anne Christin Braun, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Health Hub Lead / ZOLLHOF – Tech Incubator
  • Dr. Benjamin Nixdorf, Managing Director Europe, Zuken
  • Andrea Schindler, Project Manager Future Learning, Continental Automotive GmbH
  • Moderation: Anne Pomsel, Deputy Director, DJW

6.30 p.m. ‒ Impulses for implementation

  • Mathias Maul, Digital Strategy and Change Management, MAULCO

6.45 p.m. ‒ Close

7 - 8.30 p.m. ‒ Reception

Participation Fee

DJW members participate for free; non-members are charged with EUR 40 / JPY 5,500.

Members' Assembly

We would be happy to further welcome you to our Members' Assembly taking place right before the symposium.


Host: Nürnberger Versicherung Host: Nürnberger Versicherung
Supporter: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Supporter: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)