"German Economic Roundtable" by Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, AHK Japan and DJW

"Digital Transformation"

Discussing recent advances in IT technologies.

Zur Veranstaltung anmelden Do 04.04.2019,
18:30 - 21:00 Uhr

Swissôtel Nankai 
5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku
Osaka 542-0076

The German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (AHK Japan) and the Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) are pleased to welcome you to our first “German Economic Roundtable” networking event in 2019.

Our presentations this time will be about “Digital Transformation”. With impressive recent advances in IT technologies – like artificial intelligence and IoT – most organizations are now thinking about how digitalization will affect their business models. What needs to be done in order to benefit from technological progress? We are proud to announce two speakers on this topic, who are both experts in implementation, shaping the digital future of their Japanese clients:

  • Soichiro Murata, Director, Internet of Things / Fourth Industrial Revolution at SAPJAPAN and author of the recently published book “Why Digital Matters?
  • Daniel Kastl, Co-Founder of the startup GEOREPUBLIC with offices in Munich and Kobe, offering geolocation and logistics services as well as open-government applications.

The presentation will be held in English, with an optional interpreter around for questions in Japanese. After the talks there will be a German style buffet reception with 2 hours of networking time.


To register for this event, please submit the online form available under this link: Registration (Alternative link: You are welcome to register additional persons (must have a business related background, max. two participants per organization).

Registrations are handled on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is: Monday, March 19th, 2019. 

Costs: Free for members of the AHK Japan or the DJW. JPY 2000 for non-members, payable at the reception desk.