Guest Seminars

Dec.18 Wed

K-115:00-17:00 International Conference Room, Conference Tower 7F

Japan Robot Association (JARA), THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation "iREX Robot Forum 2019"


Capacity: 1000 seats

M-315:00-17:00 Main Stage, West Hall 4

Japan Robot Association (JARA), THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation"International Service Robot Forum"- Service robotics industry in Europe, Russia, and China -

Robots are expected to play an active role in various fields. Experts from Europe, Russia, and China will talk about the current situation of the service robotics industry in their country/area.


Capacity: 500 seats

Patrick Schwarzkopf氏

Mr. Patrick Schwarzkopf

EUnited – European Engineering Industries Association – Director of Robotic

Albert Yefimov氏

Mr. Albert Yefimov

Head of Sberbank Robotics Laboratory

Song, Xiaogang氏

Mr. Song, Xiaogang

Executive President, China Robot Industry Alliance

Michele Guarnieri氏

Mr. Michele Guarnieri

Global NPO SprintRobotics Regional Coordinator:Japan

Dec.19 Thu

Conference Tower 1F, Reception Hall

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative (RRI)

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation "The Robot Revolution and Industrial IoT International Symposium 2019" “Global tops Talk:Future Vision of Industrial IoT:Requirements and Approaches”


Capacity: 1,000 seats

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Shuzo Takada

Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Speech1“The path to the future vision of industrial IoT: the future of man and machine, and system approach”

Hideaki Omiya

Chairperson, Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative

Speech2“New Strategic Developments in Germany and our bilateral Cooperation with Japan”

Mr. Markus Heß

Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Session1“Future Vision in Globalized Community”
Keynote Speech1“Robotics Innovation to Amplify People”
Mr. Max Bajracharya

Mr. Max Bajracharya

Vice President of Robotics, Toyota Research Institute

Keynote Speech2“A new paradigm of human-machine collaboration”

Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann

Chair of the Board of Trustees, former President, acatech / Global representative & Advisor, Plattform Industrie 4.0

Speech3“Supporting human engineering activities by Digital Triplett”

Dr. Yasushi Umeda

Professor, The University of Tokyo

Panel Discussion
  • Mr. Max Bajracharya

  • Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann

  • Dr. Yasuhi Umeda

  • Mr. Markus Heß

  • Dr. Takeshi Nakano

    Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI

Session2“System approach in diverse perspectives”
Speech4“IIC: Learning How to Build Industrial IoT Systems”
Mr. Stephen Mellor

Mr. Stephen Mellor

Chief Technical Officer, Industrial Internet Consortium

Speech5“Sustainable Research Strategies for Smart Production Technologies”
Prof. Dr. Reiner Anderl

Prof. Dr. Reiner Anderl

Chairman of Research Council, Plattform Industrie 4.0 / TU Darmstadt

Speech6“A System Approach for Establishing a Trusted Data Sharing Architecture”
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto

Prof. Dr. Boris Otto

Deputy Chairman of the Board, International Data Spaces Association / Fraunhofer institute ISST

Speech7“Japan-Germany experts collaboration toward Industrial Revolution”

Dr. Fumihiko Kimura

Chairman of International Standard AG, Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative / The University of Tokyo

Panel Discussion
  • Dr. Richard Soley

  • Dr. Reiner Anderl

  • Dr. Boris Otto

  • Prof. Fumihiko Kimura

Closing Remarks

Michitaka Nakatomi

Management Secretary, Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative

Dec.20 Fri

M-710:15-12:00 Main Stage, West Hall 4


English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation "NEDO Robot AI Forum 2019"


Capacity: 500 seats

K-513:00-15:30 Room 607・608, Conference Tower 6F

Organized by : Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo, German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation"Germany-Japan Expert Forum"- Industrie 4.0 / Connected Industries -


Capacity: 200 seats


Mr. Marcus Schürmann (Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Japan)

Welcoming Remarks

Mr. Markus Heß (Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)

Speech1“Investing in Industrie 4.0 in Germany"

Claudia Grüne (Germany Trade and Invest(GTAI))

Speech2"Cloud and Data Sovereignty: GAIA-X, International Data Spaces and International Interoperability"

Prof. Dr. Boris Otto (CEO of International Data Spaces Association)

Session1IIoT -IT Security in international context
Speech3"Standardization Roadmap Industrial Security: New Challenges and Opportunities"

Dr. Wolfgang Klasen (Plattform Industrie 4.0 / Head of Security for Embedded Systems, Industry4.0, IoT, Siemens)

Speech4"IIoT Security: The role of trustworthiness"

Mr. Tsutomu Yamada (Industrial Security AG, RRI, Group Leader Engineer, Control System Engineering Department, Omika Works, Hitachi, Ltd.)

Session2IIoT - Standardization in international context
Speech5"Standardization and B2B-Platforms Roadmap Industrie 4.0"

Dr. Ulrich Löwen (Plattform Industrie 4.0 / Senior Principal Key Expert Engineer, Siemens)

Speech6"Joint White Paper: Revitalizing Human-Machine Interaction for the Advancement of Society"

Prof. Fumihiko Kimura (Chairman of International Standard AG, RRI / The Univ. of Tokyo)

Session3Where to go from here? Discussion Panel on Future Cooperation of Industrie 4.0 / Connected Industries
  • Prof. Boris Otto

  • Prof. Fumihiko Kimura

  • Dr. Ulrich Löwen

  • Dr. Wolfgang Klasen

  • Mr. Tsutomo Yamada

  • Moderator
  • Ms. Susanne Welter (Minister Counsellor for Economic and Scientific Affairs at the German Embassy)

Closing Remarks