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AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

9:00 am - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot G @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

German Accelerator – empowering German startups to scale globally

All of our highly customized programs and offerings are designed to help grow your global mindset, navigate your new market, and accelerate your company’s international growth and success. Which program suits you best depends on the market you want to enter, current B2C or B2B trends and developments, the overall business landscape, and your startup’s individual stage and needs. Whatever stage you are in, we will empower you to hit the ground running.

Raphael Zeller Raphael Zeller
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Raphael Zeller

TBD at German Entrepreneurship GmbH

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Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

9:00 am - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot G @ Stadium

German Accelerator – empowering German startups to scale globally

All of our highly customized programs and offerings are designed to help grow your global mindset, navigate your new market, and accelerate your company’s international growth and success. Which program suits you best depends on the market you want to enter, current B2C or B2B trends and developments, the overall business landscape, and your startup’s individual stage and needs. Whatever stage you are in, we will empower you to hit the ground running.

9:30 am - 10:00 am Center Stage

Panel

Opening in Tokyo (online)

Moderator: Anne Pomsel, Managing Director at DJW - Japanese-German Business Association

  • Keynote by Mitsubishi Electric
  • Collaboration between SAP and Mitsubishi Electric
    Panel and Demo

  • Keynote by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  • pass over Tokyo to Berlin (10:00 am CET / 5:00 pm UTC)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Center Stage

Keynote

Welcome by Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Stephan Schwarz

Official opening in Berlin, by Ali Aslan as moderator.

Welcome by Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and host of the AsiaBerlin Summit.

Ali Aslan
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Ali Aslan

International TV Presenter / Moderator / Journalist at aliaslan.de

Ali Aslan is an internationally renowned TV presenter, moderator and journalist and one of the world’s most sought-after moderators and Masters of Ceremonies of high-level international conferences & summits

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

10:00 am - 10:15 am Center Stage

Welcome by Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Stephan Schwarz

Official opening in Berlin, by Ali Aslan as moderator.

Welcome by Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and host of the AsiaBerlin Summit.

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Stephan Schwarz
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Stephan Schwarz

Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises at Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Stephan Schwarz is a German politician and family entrepreneur. From 2003 to 2019 he was President of the Berlin Chamber of Crafts and has been Berlin Senator for Economics, Energy and Businesses since December 21, 2021.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

10:00 am - 10:15 am Center Stage

Welcome by Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Stephan Schwarz

Official opening in Berlin, by Ali Aslan as moderator.

Welcome by Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and host of the AsiaBerlin Summit.

10:15 am - 10:29 am Center Stage

Keynote

Keynote by Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze

Svenja Schulze
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Svenja Schulze

Minister at Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

As Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, I know that Germany bears a special responsibility in global cooperation – as a builder of bridges and as a supporter. It must be our aim to enable everyone in the world to have a good life. I am concerned with preserving our livelihoods, with good development prospects, solidarity and justice.

As former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, I am convinced that climate and environmental protection can only be successful if it also answers social issues. And social justice only exists in an intact environment. The sustainable conversion of our economy and society to a greenhouse gas-neutral future is a modernization program for our country that ensures better quality of life in the cities, cleaner air and water and future-proof jobs. I am firmly convinced that this path is the only right one.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

10:15 am - 10:29 am Center Stage

Keynote by Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze

10:30 am - 10:45 am Center Stage

Fireside

Interview with Dr. Roland Busch as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)

Roland Busch
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Roland Busch

President and CEO / Chairman of APA at Siemens AG,  Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)

As a technology company that transforms the backbone of economies, I can safely say there is no more exciting place to work on the things that make a difference in the world, than Siemens. Serving customers in industry, infrastructure, transportation and healthcare, Siemens creates technologies with purpose. That is what brought me to Siemens and why I never left. Our technologies transform the everyday, by empowering our customers to create agile factories, intelligent buildings and energy grids, sustainable transportation, and better healthcare systems.
To innovate faster and serve our customers better:
- We put our customers at the center of everything we do.
- We empower people – our customers and partners to be successful, and our colleagues to grow and reach their full potential.
- We embrace a growth mindset, being open to change, to new ways of working, always learning.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

10:30 am - 10:45 am Center Stage

Interview with Dr. Roland Busch as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA)

10:45 am - 11:00 am Center Stage

Demo

Cultural Program: Berliner Philharmoniker - "Youth Conducts"

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Fireside

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Ali Aslan
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Ali Aslan

International TV Presenter / Moderator / Journalist at aliaslan.de

Ali Aslan is an internationally renowned TV presenter, moderator and journalist and one of the world’s most sought-after moderators and Masters of Ceremonies of high-level international conferences & summits

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

10:00 am - 10:15 am Center Stage

Welcome by Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Stephan Schwarz

Official opening in Berlin, by Ali Aslan as moderator.

Welcome by Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and host of the AsiaBerlin Summit.

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Sophie Chung
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Sophie Chung

CEO and Founder at Qunomedical

Dr. Sophie Chung is the founder and CEO of Qunomedical, a digital health platform that is providing patients worldwide access to high-quality affordable healthcare. Prior to founding Qunomedical in 2015, she worked as the Director of Healthcare Strategy at Zocdoc, a healthcare technology startup focused on locating doctors and booking appointments. Sophie also previously worked as a project manager for McKinsey & Company’s Healthcare Practice in Germany where she worked with government, hospital, health insurance and pharmaceutical industry clients. After earning her MD degree from Medical University of Vienna in 2008, Sophie gained first-hand experience in treating patients as a doctor in Australia, and tackling the complex issues involved in providing people with access to healthcare whilst working at an NGO in Cambodia. She has completed and presented academic stem cell research, as well as given keynote presentations on academic research and consumerism in healthcare.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Varun Sridhar
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Varun Sridhar

CEO at Paytm Money

Making investing simple. Trusted by over 14 Million users, Paytm Money is India’s most efficient Investment Platform.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Shunji Kurita
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Shunji Kurita

Corporate Executive and Chief Representative for Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, Mitsubishi Electric at Mitsubishi Electric

We, the Mitsubishi Electric Group, will contribute to the realization of a vibrant and sustainable society through continuous technological innovation and ceaseless creativity.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Hannes Hauswald
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Hannes Hauswald

CEO Europe at Delivery Hero

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Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

11:45 am - 11:54 am Center Stage

Demo

Cultural Program

11:55 am - 12:19 pm Center Stage

Fireside

Fireside Chat: Geopolitics, Technology and Black Swans

Young Sohn
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Young Sohn

Founding Managing Partner | Chairman of the Board at Walden Catalyst Ventures, HARMAN International, Extreme Tech Challenge

Young Sohn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose passion is building businesses and fostering emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the world for the better.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:55 am - 12:19 pm Center Stage

Fireside Chat: Geopolitics, Technology and Black Swans

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot H @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

GIZ | German Government and Federal States Programm – Bund-Länder-Programm | Decentralised Development Lab

In the German Government and Federal States Programme (Bund-Länder-Programm, BLP) the German government and the German federal states cooperate in international development cooperation (DC), with the state of Berlin in the area of strengthening the networks between the startup ecosystems in Berlin and India in the field of female entrepreneurship as well as urban mobility. The Decentralised Development Lab (DDLab) is also part of the BLP and is a 12-month incubation and acceleration program supporting innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges.

Anja Glatzel Anja Glatzel
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Anja Glatzel

Project Manager at GIZ GmbH

TBD

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot H @ Stadium

GIZ | German Government and Federal States Programm – Bund-Länder-Programm | Decentralised Development Lab

In the German Government and Federal States Programme (Bund-Länder-Programm, BLP) the German government and the German federal states cooperate in international development cooperation (DC), with the state of Berlin in the area of strengthening the networks between the startup ecosystems in Berlin and India in the field of female entrepreneurship as well as urban mobility. The Decentralised Development Lab (DDLab) is also part of the BLP and is a 12-month incubation and acceleration program supporting innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges.

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Keynote

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Rainer Seider
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Rainer Seider

Head of Division International Cooperation at Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery

Rainer Seider, strong on 27 years’ experience in international cooperation and projects, is heading
the Unit for International Affairs and serves as Deputy Head of Protocol for the Governing Mayor of
Berlin. He holds the two German law degrees (Staatsexamina) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political
Sciences.
Rainer initiated AsiaBerlin (former Asia-Pacific Week) as a platform for dialogue with Asian partners
in 1997 and the AsiaBerlin (AB) Delegation Trips in 2016 and AB Events in 2020. He has special
experiences in the cooperation with partners in France, USA, Russia, Turkey and various Asian
countries. Rainer is an international networker for Berlin with a focus on startups.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Ali Aslan
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Ali Aslan

International TV Presenter / Moderator / Journalist at aliaslan.de

Ali Aslan is an internationally renowned TV presenter, moderator and journalist and one of the world’s most sought-after moderators and Masters of Ceremonies of high-level international conferences & summits

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

10:00 am - 10:15 am Center Stage

Welcome by Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises Stephan Schwarz

Official opening in Berlin, by Ali Aslan as moderator.

Welcome by Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises and host of the AsiaBerlin Summit.

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

Daniela Schiffer
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Daniela Schiffer

CEO at CHANGERS

Get active against climate change in a playful manner and get rewarded for it

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

Nikita Gulin
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Nikita Gulin

CEO & Co-Founder at Agranimo

Real-time micro-climate sensors and satellite data analysis to increase farm productivity and climate adaptation of the food supply chain

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

Leonie Dietterle
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Leonie Dietterle

Project Manager at SAP,  SAP.iO Foundry Berlin

Since 2017, we’ve helped 450+ external startups and internal ventures accelerate their growth while enabling thousands of SAP customers to access innovation. Let's talk how we can work together!

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm Center Stage

Panel

PEOPLE: Female Bravery - Role models for a better future

It can't be done; until the first one does it! Bravery is a motor of inspiration for generations to follow. Sharing personal stories of female founders and discussing what is needed to inspire more to follow.

Daria Suvorova
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Daria Suvorova

Founder at WAA Podcast & Community

Women Authors of Achievement (WAA) Podcast is a Berlin-based podcast that is timeless and unique in its approach to storytelling, where women come together to share their personal and professional stories with the goal of empowering listeners and building a community. 

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Panel

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm Center Stage

PEOPLE: Female Bravery - Role models for a better future

It can't be done; until the first one does it! Bravery is a motor of inspiration for generations to follow. Sharing personal stories of female founders and discussing what is needed to inspire more to follow.

2:27 pm - 2:30 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Lightning Talk

Innovating Beyond Boundaries!

Ensuring all innovators are empowered to start-up with SAP. Get to know how you can start, grow and scale with SAP in an inclusive entrepreneurship environment. SAP New Ventures and Technologies innovates beyond SAP’s existing products and shapes the next generation of enterprise solutions by pioneering emerging technologies and accelerating startups through SAP.iO.

Upen Barve
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Upen Barve

Chief Fusionist I VP, Future Hub - Engagements at New Ventures & Technologies,  SAP SE

As a Chief Fusionist @ the Future Hub, SAP New ventures & Technologies, I am responsible for engaging our external ecosystem, including customers and partners, and foster new collaborations based on SAP’s Long-term vision. I enjoy working with various Minds, ideas and ambitions, using and exchanging methods, tools and mindset to identify the possible and desired futures. Lets Map, Build & Inspire the Future!

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Lightning Talk

2:27 pm - 2:30 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Innovating Beyond Boundaries!

Ensuring all innovators are empowered to start-up with SAP. Get to know how you can start, grow and scale with SAP in an inclusive entrepreneurship environment. SAP New Ventures and Technologies innovates beyond SAP’s existing products and shapes the next generation of enterprise solutions by pioneering emerging technologies and accelerating startups through SAP.iO.

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Center Stage

Panel

PEOPLE: Female Digitalisation Synergies - Robust Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

Women face many unseen barriers in their journey, and often seek tools that can alleviate some of these barriers. Soft skills, digital tools, and multidisciplinary skills are some of them. Indian women entrepreneurs are using digital tools to break these unseen barriers, and find larger markets, great synergies and a robust platform for global networking. Listen to some of our women tech founders, accelerators and investors to know more.

Shriti Pandey
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Shriti Pandey

Founder at STRAWCTURE ECO

Strawcture Eco converts buildings into carbon sink by manufacturing carbon negative building material using agricultural and alternate fibres.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Panel

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Center Stage

PEOPLE: Female Digitalisation Synergies - Robust Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

Women face many unseen barriers in their journey, and often seek tools that can alleviate some of these barriers. Soft skills, digital tools, and multidisciplinary skills are some of them. Indian women entrepreneurs are using digital tools to break these unseen barriers, and find larger markets, great synergies and a robust platform for global networking. Listen to some of our women tech founders, accelerators and investors to know more.

Aditi Dimri
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Aditi Dimri

Founder at Cranberry.Fit

Take the next step from period tracking to menstrual happiness with Cranberry.Fit!

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Panel

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Center Stage

PEOPLE: Female Digitalisation Synergies - Robust Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

Women face many unseen barriers in their journey, and often seek tools that can alleviate some of these barriers. Soft skills, digital tools, and multidisciplinary skills are some of them. Indian women entrepreneurs are using digital tools to break these unseen barriers, and find larger markets, great synergies and a robust platform for global networking. Listen to some of our women tech founders, accelerators and investors to know more.

Anandi Iyer
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Anandi Iyer

Director | Chairperson at Fraunhofer Office India | FICCI Women in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Council

Ms. Anandi Iyer is the Director & Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office. She was for several years also Special Advisor to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Govt. of Germany (BMBF). She has repeatedly broken through several glass ceilings, working as she does in a male dominated, multinational field of R&D and Innovation. She has been working in the field of collaborative Technology and Innovation in the Indo-European corridor for more than 20 years. She is currently the Chairperson for WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship), Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (FICCI) leading and encouraging women in Science and Tech fields, and Entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams and to scale up.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Panel

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Center Stage

PEOPLE: Female Digitalisation Synergies - Robust Tools for Women Entrepreneurs

Women face many unseen barriers in their journey, and often seek tools that can alleviate some of these barriers. Soft skills, digital tools, and multidisciplinary skills are some of them. Indian women entrepreneurs are using digital tools to break these unseen barriers, and find larger markets, great synergies and a robust platform for global networking. Listen to some of our women tech founders, accelerators and investors to know more.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop

Smart Cities and the Future of Urbanism

Contemporary cities reveal a plethora of challenges. After two centuries of urbanization and industrialization, the cities became main drivers of climate change and social inequality. Being the most dynamic invention of humankind and hotspots of creative, political and intellectual capital, cities also offer immense potential to be cradles of social, spatial and economic innovation. Therefore, if we want cities to become smart, sustainable and inclusive habitats, it requires data-driven, evidence-based cross-sectoral urban and economic models & policies. This session will offer insights from different disciplinary and regional voices. The aim is to reveal integrated techniques and methods to uncover the latent potential of human, financial and societal strata through showcasing project-based initiative in several contemporary cities in Europe and Asia.

Li Fan
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Li Fan

Senior Researcher @ TU Berlin at TU Berlin

I contribute to plan and develop more sustainable cities.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Workshop Room

Smart Cities and the Future of Urbanism

Contemporary cities reveal a plethora of challenges. After two centuries of urbanization and industrialization, the cities became main drivers of climate change and social inequality. Being the most dynamic invention of humankind and hotspots of creative, political and intellectual capital, cities also offer immense potential to be cradles of social, spatial and economic innovation. Therefore, if we want cities to become smart, sustainable and inclusive habitats, it requires data-driven, evidence-based cross-sectoral urban and economic models & policies. This session will offer insights from different disciplinary and regional voices. The aim is to reveal integrated techniques and methods to uncover the latent potential of human, financial and societal strata through showcasing project-based initiative in several contemporary cities in Europe and Asia.

Haris Piplas
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Haris Piplas

Co-Director Urban Design, Planning and Development at Drees & Sommer Switzerland

Future urbanism is human-centred, ecologic and inclusive

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Workshop Room

Smart Cities and the Future of Urbanism

Contemporary cities reveal a plethora of challenges. After two centuries of urbanization and industrialization, the cities became main drivers of climate change and social inequality. Being the most dynamic invention of humankind and hotspots of creative, political and intellectual capital, cities also offer immense potential to be cradles of social, spatial and economic innovation. Therefore, if we want cities to become smart, sustainable and inclusive habitats, it requires data-driven, evidence-based cross-sectoral urban and economic models & policies. This session will offer insights from different disciplinary and regional voices. The aim is to reveal integrated techniques and methods to uncover the latent potential of human, financial and societal strata through showcasing project-based initiative in several contemporary cities in Europe and Asia.

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

Fireside

PROSPERITY: Crusade for Discourse - Social Entrepreneurship shapes the business of the Future

The growing awareness of social entrepreneurship is increasingly shaping the corporate world. Future entrepreneurs want a strong community as the basis for all business activities. More and more founders see a healthy and strong society as part of their corporate responsibility. For this reason, sustainable business models are emerging in all sub-sectors of global business life. The aim is to replace greed and ruthlessness with a good conscience and a sense of responsibility.

Gilang Fauzi
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Gilang Fauzi

Founder and CEO at PT. GEMILANG MEDIA WISATAMA (TRAVELXISM)

We are a start-up with a vision and mission to support sustainable tourism through consultant services, media production, sustainable tour packages, and virtual tours. Through our sustainable tourism model focusing on young empowerment, digital transformation, and local involvement and participation, we work on converting tourism assets into marketable products by maximizing economic, social and cultural benefits while participating in environmental preservation.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Crusade for Discourse - Social Entrepreneurship shapes the business of the Future

The growing awareness of social entrepreneurship is increasingly shaping the corporate world. Future entrepreneurs want a strong community as the basis for all business activities. More and more founders see a healthy and strong society as part of their corporate responsibility. For this reason, sustainable business models are emerging in all sub-sectors of global business life. The aim is to replace greed and ruthlessness with a good conscience and a sense of responsibility.

Daniel Tumewu
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Daniel Tumewu

General / Non-Executive Director and Technical Advisor at enpact e.V.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Crusade for Discourse - Social Entrepreneurship shapes the business of the Future

The growing awareness of social entrepreneurship is increasingly shaping the corporate world. Future entrepreneurs want a strong community as the basis for all business activities. More and more founders see a healthy and strong society as part of their corporate responsibility. For this reason, sustainable business models are emerging in all sub-sectors of global business life. The aim is to replace greed and ruthlessness with a good conscience and a sense of responsibility.

3:55 pm - 3:58 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Lightning Talk

Future Food: To Beef or Not To Beef

Food is one of the big challenges for all of us in the very near future. There are so many thoughts, strategies, technologies, and solution proposals on what to eat and not to eat, and how to fish or not to fish.  We are from KOBE, if you are foodies, you’d know us from KOBE BEEF.  We want to bring brilliant minds, visionaries, ideas, technologies, and anything possible to create sustainable near-future food solutions, The Next Kitchen.  Come and talk to us! 

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop

Workshop Metaverse

Henning Behrens
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Henning Behrens

Chief Commercial Officer; Founder at UNYTED,  METAVERSLING

We envision an open, diverse and safe metaverse heaven accessible to everyone, everywhere. We want to create a virtual home base for a truly decentralised society that reflects humanity in all its colourful variety.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop Metaverse

Hubert Hofmann
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Hubert Hofmann

Director GAS at Unyted World a Open Metaverse Company

TBD

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop Metaverse

Florian Krueger
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Florian Krueger

CEO at UNYTED

Open sourced Metaverse, Metaverse as a Service, Blockchain based
Inclusion and Diversity is our DNA

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop Metaverse

4:55 pm - 4:58 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Lightning Talk

Carbon Credits

Imagine a future on a thriving planet. Humanity in sync with nature. A future where sustainability and regeneration is built into every business, product and service. With Atem we aim to establish a powerful tool to get there: an efficient, decentralized carbon market.

Alexandre Peschel
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Alexandre Peschel

Co-Founder (Atem), Founder & Managing Director (Ape Unit) at Atem, Ape Unit

Alex is one of founders of Atem — a tool to efficiently build and manage carbon portfolios, from sourcing to retirement. Leveraging blockchain technology, Atem aggregates supply and enables the integration of carbon neutrality into every business, product and service. For a future where regeneration is the default choice.

Alex founded Ape Unit, a Berlin-based design and development company, in 2010. Over time the company grew into different focus areas, one of them being Web3 and Blockchain. Ape Unit spun out several projects and launched platforms, including the P2P learning platform Dacade.

With Atem, Alex now focuses on transforming how carbon credits are used. The goal is to establish an efficient carbon market that is transparent and automated — to sync humanity with nature and bring us closer to a future on a thriving planet.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Lightning Talk

4:55 pm - 4:58 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Carbon Credits

Imagine a future on a thriving planet. Humanity in sync with nature. A future where sustainability and regeneration is built into every business, product and service. With Atem we aim to establish a powerful tool to get there: an efficient, decentralized carbon market.

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Center Stage

Discussion

PEACE: The future of city life - Government Innovation through Startups

The future of cities will define the global society. The way of living together for generations, genders, and nations is one of the central problems to be solved. Smart cities concern all sectors: mobility, commerce, culture, and education. Disruptive technologies and startups can contribute enormously to the development of sustainable solutions.

Tetsuya Yamashita
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Tetsuya Yamashita

Senior Advocate for Hyogo-Kobe Ecosystem at Chief Program Officer of SDGs Challenge

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Day 1 September 12, 2022

Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Center Stage

PEACE: The future of city life - Government Innovation through Startups

The future of cities will define the global society. The way of living together for generations, genders, and nations is one of the central problems to be solved. Smart cities concern all sectors: mobility, commerce, culture, and education. Disruptive technologies and startups can contribute enormously to the development of sustainable solutions.

Teresa Kerber
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Teresa Kerber

Project Director "Sustainable Urban Development - Smart Cities II" at GIZ GmbH

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and local start-ups are jointly supporting partner cities in India in updating its data portals for strengthening digital governance and data ecosystem as well as supporting the achievement and monitoring of SDGs.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Center Stage

PEACE: The future of city life - Government Innovation through Startups

The future of cities will define the global society. The way of living together for generations, genders, and nations is one of the central problems to be solved. Smart cities concern all sectors: mobility, commerce, culture, and education. Disruptive technologies and startups can contribute enormously to the development of sustainable solutions.

Jonas Schorr
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Jonas Schorr

Partner at Urban Impact Agency

We make cities fit for people and planet by working with change-makers with solutions at scale.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Center Stage

PEACE: The future of city life - Government Innovation through Startups

The future of cities will define the global society. The way of living together for generations, genders, and nations is one of the central problems to be solved. Smart cities concern all sectors: mobility, commerce, culture, and education. Disruptive technologies and startups can contribute enormously to the development of sustainable solutions.

Raymond Miranda
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Raymond Miranda

Consultant, Professional Speaker and Executive Coach at Labora[s]tory

Labora[s]tory is a narrative consultancy that harnesses the power of story to solve complex problems faster.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Discussion

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Center Stage

PEACE: The future of city life - Government Innovation through Startups

The future of cities will define the global society. The way of living together for generations, genders, and nations is one of the central problems to be solved. Smart cities concern all sectors: mobility, commerce, culture, and education. Disruptive technologies and startups can contribute enormously to the development of sustainable solutions.

5:30 pm - 5:55 pm Center Stage

Fireside

PROSPERITY: Pandemic disruption - The Future of Work is remote and hybrid

According to recent researches, 94% of organizations shifted to any sort of hybrid work structures due to the pandemic. This development forced the creation of new and potentially long lasting workflows and processes. The now internationally anticipated mix between hybrid, remote only and office work only will shape the debate of the future of work. This goes along with the question, how organizations will create new work experiences to still get the best people in the global brain gain fight. Will the IT decision-makers take over in the debate of new workplace structures? Or will we simply go back to work in the office?

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

Fireside

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Rainer Seider
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Rainer Seider

Head of Division International Cooperation at Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery

Rainer Seider, strong on 27 years’ experience in international cooperation and projects, is heading
the Unit for International Affairs and serves as Deputy Head of Protocol for the Governing Mayor of
Berlin. He holds the two German law degrees (Staatsexamina) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political
Sciences.
Rainer initiated AsiaBerlin (former Asia-Pacific Week) as a platform for dialogue with Asian partners
in 1997 and the AsiaBerlin (AB) Delegation Trips in 2016 and AB Events in 2020. He has special
experiences in the cooperation with partners in France, USA, Russia, Turkey and various Asian
countries. Rainer is an international networker for Berlin with a focus on startups.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Karena Belin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Karena Belin

Co-Founder & COO / CFO / RO | CEO at AngelHub,  WHub

AngelHub is Hong Kong’s first and only tech company investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator) for professional investors and growth companies scaling in Asia, and WHub is the largest Startup platform and Startup Ecosystem accelerator from Hong Kong, helping startups scale and any stakeholder to connect with the innovative power of the ecosystem, as well as the organizer of #SIS (Startup Impact Summit), core event of the StartmeupHK Festival by InvestHK.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Food Truck Station

Food and Refreshments Time

Evening Get together

9:00 am - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth, we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

Nikita Gulin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Nikita Gulin

CEO & Co-Founder at Agranimo

Real-time micro-climate sensors and satellite data analysis to increase farm productivity and climate adaptation of the food supply chain

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

9:10 am - 9:29 am Center Stage

Panel

The AsiaBerlin Startup Ecosystem

The official opening of AsiaBerlin Summit’s Day 2 with Permanent State Secretary Michael Biel, Senate for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and Berlin Partner’s Managing Director Stefan Franzke. Both will talk on the importance of startups and international networks for the state of Berlin and its startup and innovation ecosystem. 

Moderator: Karena Belin, CEO & Co-Founder WHub and AngelHub as well as AsiaBerlin Ambassador

Michael Biel
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Michael Biel

Permanent Secretary at Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Michael Biel is a German political civil servant (SPD) and a long-standing office manager and research associate in the Bundestag. He has been Permanent Secretary for Economics in the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises since December 2021.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

9:10 am - 9:29 am Center Stage

The AsiaBerlin Startup Ecosystem

The official opening of AsiaBerlin Summit’s Day 2 with Permanent State Secretary Michael Biel, Senate for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and Berlin Partner’s Managing Director Stefan Franzke. Both will talk on the importance of startups and international networks for the state of Berlin and its startup and innovation ecosystem. 

Moderator: Karena Belin, CEO & Co-Founder WHub and AngelHub as well as AsiaBerlin Ambassador

9:30 am - 9:55 am Center Stage

Panel

PARTNERSHIPS: Corporate Innovation - The challenges and opportunities of collaborating with Startups

The question how to accelerate digital transformation is the elephant in the room. Two known German corporates SAP and Bosch have a track record of working together with startups at different development stages (from early to later stage). In theory it is easy, corporates have an innovation demand, startups are by definition innovation. But how easy is it in reality? The panelists will share insights and stories of failures and successes in corporate-startup collaboration.

Veronika Brandt
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Veronika Brandt

Head of Co-Innovation & Bosch Startup Harbour at Bosch

Passionate about methods that reduce complexity of IoT. Co-Developer of the IoT Business Model Builder.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

9:30 am - 9:55 am Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Corporate Innovation - The challenges and opportunities of collaborating with Startups

The question how to accelerate digital transformation is the elephant in the room. Two known German corporates SAP and Bosch have a track record of working together with startups at different development stages (from early to later stage). In theory it is easy, corporates have an innovation demand, startups are by definition innovation. But how easy is it in reality? The panelists will share insights and stories of failures and successes in corporate-startup collaboration.

Karena Belin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Karena Belin

Co-Founder & COO / CFO / RO | CEO at AngelHub,  WHub

AngelHub is Hong Kong’s first and only tech company investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator) for professional investors and growth companies scaling in Asia, and WHub is the largest Startup platform and Startup Ecosystem accelerator from Hong Kong, helping startups scale and any stakeholder to connect with the innovative power of the ecosystem, as well as the organizer of #SIS (Startup Impact Summit), core event of the StartmeupHK Festival by InvestHK.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Ian Hannigan
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Ian Hannigan

Founder & CEO at FORMATION

Work site management & workforce coordination through easy-to-use interactive maps. Digitalise your business in less than 24 hrs

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

9:30 am - 9:55 am Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Corporate Innovation - The challenges and opportunities of collaborating with Startups

The question how to accelerate digital transformation is the elephant in the room. Two known German corporates SAP and Bosch have a track record of working together with startups at different development stages (from early to later stage). In theory it is easy, corporates have an innovation demand, startups are by definition innovation. But how easy is it in reality? The panelists will share insights and stories of failures and successes in corporate-startup collaboration.

Azadeh Ghahghaie
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Azadeh Ghahghaie

Director of SAP.iO Foundry Berlin at SAP

<p>TBD</p>

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

9:30 am - 9:55 am Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Corporate Innovation - The challenges and opportunities of collaborating with Startups

The question how to accelerate digital transformation is the elephant in the room. Two known German corporates SAP and Bosch have a track record of working together with startups at different development stages (from early to later stage). In theory it is easy, corporates have an innovation demand, startups are by definition innovation. But how easy is it in reality? The panelists will share insights and stories of failures and successes in corporate-startup collaboration.

Tejo Chalasani
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Tejo Chalasani

CEO at Utpatti

Utpatti provides a Decentralised AI based predictive maintenance system and envision a day where every connected machine can learn from each other without the need to share data.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

9:30 am - 9:55 am Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Corporate Innovation - The challenges and opportunities of collaborating with Startups

The question how to accelerate digital transformation is the elephant in the room. Two known German corporates SAP and Bosch have a track record of working together with startups at different development stages (from early to later stage). In theory it is easy, corporates have an innovation demand, startups are by definition innovation. But how easy is it in reality? The panelists will share insights and stories of failures and successes in corporate-startup collaboration.

10:00 am - 10:25 am Center Stage

Discussion

PLANET: Climate Change - The Hydrogen Revolution and the global energy system

As pressure to tackle climate change grows, so has the idea that hydrogen will play a central role in a cleaner global energy system. We’re constantly told that our planet is in crisis; that to save it, we must upend our lives. But maybe that really is not the case, we just need a new kind of fuel: hydrogen. From transportation and infrastructure to heating and electricity, hydrogen could eliminate fossil fuels, boost economic growth, and encourage global action on climate change. It could also solve the most bedeviling aspects of today’s renewable energy—from transporting and storing wind and solar energy and their vulnerability to weather changes to the inefficiency and limited utility of heavy, short-lasting batteries.  The Hydrogen Revolution isn’t just a manifesto for a powerful new technology. It’s a hopeful reminder that despite the gloomy headlines about the fate of our planet, there’s still an opportunity to turn things around.

Allan Chou
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Allan Chou

CEO at RAIDiCAL

Allan is the founder of RAIDiCal, an early stage tech fund of funds advisory base in Shanghai focused on finding the next global tech phenom in Renewable, AI, IoT and Big Data. 

He’s an Honorary Ambassador to the AsiaBerlin Summit and adjunct instructor teaching Corporate Innovation, Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the prestigious Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (FISF) in Shanghai.

Previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Rocket Space China and partner at Garage Cafe, the first coffee themed Nationally recognized privately operated TMT incubator and co-working space on Innoway In Zhongguancun, Beijing. He's lived in China for 26 years and is a pioneer in digital marketing and digital consumer research. Before coming to China he worked in California State Government in the California State Senate and as the Chief Assistant Secretary of State.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Discussion

10:00 am - 10:25 am Center Stage

PLANET: Climate Change - The Hydrogen Revolution and the global energy system

As pressure to tackle climate change grows, so has the idea that hydrogen will play a central role in a cleaner global energy system. We’re constantly told that our planet is in crisis; that to save it, we must upend our lives. But maybe that really is not the case, we just need a new kind of fuel: hydrogen. From transportation and infrastructure to heating and electricity, hydrogen could eliminate fossil fuels, boost economic growth, and encourage global action on climate change. It could also solve the most bedeviling aspects of today’s renewable energy—from transporting and storing wind and solar energy and their vulnerability to weather changes to the inefficiency and limited utility of heavy, short-lasting batteries.  The Hydrogen Revolution isn’t just a manifesto for a powerful new technology. It’s a hopeful reminder that despite the gloomy headlines about the fate of our planet, there’s still an opportunity to turn things around.

Johannes Garbino-Anton
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Johannes Garbino-Anton

CTO and Co-Founder at NEX Aero GmbH

We are building the world's first hydrogen fuel-cell powered long-range eVTOL.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Discussion

10:00 am - 10:25 am Center Stage

PLANET: Climate Change - The Hydrogen Revolution and the global energy system

As pressure to tackle climate change grows, so has the idea that hydrogen will play a central role in a cleaner global energy system. We’re constantly told that our planet is in crisis; that to save it, we must upend our lives. But maybe that really is not the case, we just need a new kind of fuel: hydrogen. From transportation and infrastructure to heating and electricity, hydrogen could eliminate fossil fuels, boost economic growth, and encourage global action on climate change. It could also solve the most bedeviling aspects of today’s renewable energy—from transporting and storing wind and solar energy and their vulnerability to weather changes to the inefficiency and limited utility of heavy, short-lasting batteries.  The Hydrogen Revolution isn’t just a manifesto for a powerful new technology. It’s a hopeful reminder that despite the gloomy headlines about the fate of our planet, there’s still an opportunity to turn things around.

Philip Hainbach
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Philip Hainbach

Head of Energy Policy & Government Affairs at Enapter

Expertise in national, European and international energy policy, global regulatory affairs of energy transitions, clean hydrogen and renewable energy, sustainable transport and mobility, globalization, international trade and investment law.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Discussion

10:00 am - 10:25 am Center Stage

PLANET: Climate Change - The Hydrogen Revolution and the global energy system

As pressure to tackle climate change grows, so has the idea that hydrogen will play a central role in a cleaner global energy system. We’re constantly told that our planet is in crisis; that to save it, we must upend our lives. But maybe that really is not the case, we just need a new kind of fuel: hydrogen. From transportation and infrastructure to heating and electricity, hydrogen could eliminate fossil fuels, boost economic growth, and encourage global action on climate change. It could also solve the most bedeviling aspects of today’s renewable energy—from transporting and storing wind and solar energy and their vulnerability to weather changes to the inefficiency and limited utility of heavy, short-lasting batteries.  The Hydrogen Revolution isn’t just a manifesto for a powerful new technology. It’s a hopeful reminder that despite the gloomy headlines about the fate of our planet, there’s still an opportunity to turn things around.

10:15 am - 11:00 am Walking Tour Meeting Spot

Walking Tour

Edu-Tech in Korea: Moving ahead after falling behind during COVID

As the importance of digital content rises due to COVID-19 and the importance of non face-to-face communication grows, changes in Edu-Tech had to be made.
In particular, the Edu-Tech industry in Korea, which has a strong edge for education, is divided into two categories:

  • Edu-Tech for elementary/middle/high school students for school entrance exams
  • Edu-Tech for adult English education

During the walking tour, visitors can join in on conversations with Jody about Korean Edu-Tech startups and issues faced during the pandemic. People will also be able to ask questions about her own Edu-Tech startup and stories.

Jody Junghee Lee
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Jody Junghee Lee

Founder at upsee

Founded and run by expats, specially international students.
upsee is the leading one to one studying coaching platform for Asian in the Netherlands and Germany, providing up-to-date information, school, job listings, housing services, events and lifestyle tips via diverse contents.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Walking Tour

10:15 am - 11:00 am Walking Tour Meeting Spot

Edu-Tech in Korea: Moving ahead after falling behind during COVID

As the importance of digital content rises due to COVID-19 and the importance of non face-to-face communication grows, changes in Edu-Tech had to be made.
In particular, the Edu-Tech industry in Korea, which has a strong edge for education, is divided into two categories:

  • Edu-Tech for elementary/middle/high school students for school entrance exams
  • Edu-Tech for adult English education

During the walking tour, visitors can join in on conversations with Jody about Korean Edu-Tech startups and issues faced during the pandemic. People will also be able to ask questions about her own Edu-Tech startup and stories.

10:30 am - 10:55 am Center Stage

Fireside

PROSPERITY: Metaverse & Creativity - True magic or tech-dominated dystopia?

The Metaverse: Sensitivity toward digital assets is increasing drastically from generation to generation. Connections forming more and more online. Entire communities are built around digital values. The Internet as we know it will be re-designed into an interactive or immersive virtual reality world that is created around us. In this session, we will discuss how creativity plays a role in creating these communities and spaces.

Anna Franziska Michel
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Anna Franziska Michel

CEO & Founder at YOONA.AI

yoona.ai is an analytical tool that aims to shorten the design processes to just a few simple clicks, so it finally manages to combine the economic and sustainable goals of the fashion industry.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

10:30 am - 10:55 am Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Metaverse & Creativity - True magic or tech-dominated dystopia?

The Metaverse: Sensitivity toward digital assets is increasing drastically from generation to generation. Connections forming more and more online. Entire communities are built around digital values. The Internet as we know it will be re-designed into an interactive or immersive virtual reality world that is created around us. In this session, we will discuss how creativity plays a role in creating these communities and spaces.

Florian Krueger
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Florian Krueger

CEO at UNYTED

Open sourced Metaverse, Metaverse as a Service, Blockchain based
Inclusion and Diversity is our DNA

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Workshop

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Workshop Room

Workshop Metaverse

Isabelle Henriques
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Isabelle Henriques

Co-CEO & COO / Acting Executive Producer for SEED at KLANG Games

Co-CEO and COO with 15 years experience in management, operations, strategy and production. Experience in games with 6 AAA titles shipped.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

10:30 am - 10:55 am Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Metaverse & Creativity - True magic or tech-dominated dystopia?

The Metaverse: Sensitivity toward digital assets is increasing drastically from generation to generation. Connections forming more and more online. Entire communities are built around digital values. The Internet as we know it will be re-designed into an interactive or immersive virtual reality world that is created around us. In this session, we will discuss how creativity plays a role in creating these communities and spaces.

11:00 am - 11:25 am Center Stage

Fireside

PEACE: China Hands On - Collaborations through Closed Borders

After Corona and the US-China trade wars lots of political turmoil is continuing. But on the working level businesses are making statements to show that the startup community stands united: Welcome to the Grand Opening Ceremony of The Drivery Shanghai! A subsidiary of the successful mobility innovation space in Berlin.

Scofield Liang
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Scofield Liang

Operations Manager at THE DRIVERY GmbH

Scofield Liang is the head of operation management at the Drivery Shanghai, a marketplace for mobility innovation, providing co-working space and customized services and events for startups and large companies to help and accelerate the development of startups. Born and raised in China and an Australian National University alumnus, Scofield is an PV and renewable energy industry veteran. After joining Drivery, he focused on incubating and helping companies in the field of mobility industry, serve as a bridge connecting The German and Chinese markets, to convey Drivery's concept, service, and the spirit of our community to more young entrepreneurs and enterprises.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:25 am Center Stage

PEACE: China Hands On - Collaborations through Closed Borders

After Corona and the US-China trade wars lots of political turmoil is continuing. But on the working level businesses are making statements to show that the startup community stands united: Welcome to the Grand Opening Ceremony of The Drivery Shanghai! A subsidiary of the successful mobility innovation space in Berlin.

Timon Rupp
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Timon Rupp

Founder & CEO at THE DRIVERY GmbH

The Drivery is a perpetual motion machine of the most innovative companies in Mobility.
With an integrated Maker Garage, multifaceted coworking and event spaces, The Drivery is accelerating the future of mobility by hosting a community & ecosystem of innovators and makers in Berlin and Shanghai.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:25 am Center Stage

PEACE: China Hands On - Collaborations through Closed Borders

After Corona and the US-China trade wars lots of political turmoil is continuing. But on the working level businesses are making statements to show that the startup community stands united: Welcome to the Grand Opening Ceremony of The Drivery Shanghai! A subsidiary of the successful mobility innovation space in Berlin.

Fireside

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Supply Chain Crisis - Sustainability vs Market Pressure

In the aftermath of Covid, the US-China trade disputes, and the energy price crisis, the supply chain industry has suffered up to the point that a vast majority of our overseas goods are now delayed or unavailable. This creates vast market pressure and calls for immediate solutions. In the meantime, the climate crisis proves that sustainable solutions must be considered. In this session, we will discuss how these solutions can relieve market pressure and at the same time be sustainable.

Rainer Seider
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Rainer Seider

Head of Division International Cooperation at Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery

Rainer Seider, strong on 27 years’ experience in international cooperation and projects, is heading
the Unit for International Affairs and serves as Deputy Head of Protocol for the Governing Mayor of
Berlin. He holds the two German law degrees (Staatsexamina) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political
Sciences.
Rainer initiated AsiaBerlin (former Asia-Pacific Week) as a platform for dialogue with Asian partners
in 1997 and the AsiaBerlin (AB) Delegation Trips in 2016 and AB Events in 2020. He has special
experiences in the cooperation with partners in France, USA, Russia, Turkey and various Asian
countries. Rainer is an international networker for Berlin with a focus on startups.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Keynote

12:20 pm - 12:29 pm Center Stage

Official Opening - Résumé & Outlook

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Tao Dong
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Tao Dong

Vice President/Chief Representative at Shanghai Foreign Investment Development Board

TBD

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:25 am Center Stage

PEACE: China Hands On - Collaborations through Closed Borders

After Corona and the US-China trade wars lots of political turmoil is continuing. But on the working level businesses are making statements to show that the startup community stands united: Welcome to the Grand Opening Ceremony of The Drivery Shanghai! A subsidiary of the successful mobility innovation space in Berlin.

11:30 am - 11:55 am Center Stage

Fireside

PROSPERITY: Data Unions - Your data, Your decision, Your rewards!

Data is everywhere. It's in our photos, emails, and even the clothes we wear. We produce data every second of every day — but it's still not as valued as it should be. There are a few big companies harvesting its value by owning large quantities of data, such as access to our GPS location or browsing history. But they sell that data to other companies that then use it to try and sell us more things — like tailored ads in a newspaper that you no longer read. Yet it's easier than ever for corporations to take our data and sell it for a profit — without asking us first. Hence, a Data Union is a way of pooling data between various parties and monetizing it as a collective. How can you be a part of this revolution? Let's talk!

Diksha Dutta
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Diksha Dutta

Head of Marketing at AsiaBerlin

I write, produce podcasts, and strategize all things marketing communication for projects I believe in.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:30 am - 11:55 am Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Data Unions - Your data, Your decision, Your rewards!

Data is everywhere. It's in our photos, emails, and even the clothes we wear. We produce data every second of every day — but it's still not as valued as it should be. There are a few big companies harvesting its value by owning large quantities of data, such as access to our GPS location or browsing history. But they sell that data to other companies that then use it to try and sell us more things — like tailored ads in a newspaper that you no longer read. Yet it's easier than ever for corporations to take our data and sell it for a profit — without asking us first. Hence, a Data Union is a way of pooling data between various parties and monetizing it as a collective. How can you be a part of this revolution? Let's talk!

Marlene Ronstedt
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Marlene Ronstedt

Co-Founder at Data Union DAO

Marlene Ronstedt is the co-founder of the Data Union DAO.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:30 am - 11:55 am Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Data Unions - Your data, Your decision, Your rewards!

Data is everywhere. It's in our photos, emails, and even the clothes we wear. We produce data every second of every day — but it's still not as valued as it should be. There are a few big companies harvesting its value by owning large quantities of data, such as access to our GPS location or browsing history. But they sell that data to other companies that then use it to try and sell us more things — like tailored ads in a newspaper that you no longer read. Yet it's easier than ever for corporations to take our data and sell it for a profit — without asking us first. Hence, a Data Union is a way of pooling data between various parties and monetizing it as a collective. How can you be a part of this revolution? Let's talk!

11:50 am - 11:53 am Lightning Talk Stage

Lightning Talk

Climate intelligence in farming - importance for adaptation and sustainable development

Long-term climate change is affecting both long-term sustainable development and short-term weather patterns, which in turn has an impact on yields, food supply chains. Monitoring tools such as sensors and remote sensing enable climate intelligence, which is one of the key pillars of adaptation to the changing weather patterns in the short term, and a guideance on sustainable farming practices, providing benefits to the ecosystems and people

Nikita Gulin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Nikita Gulin

CEO & Co-Founder at Agranimo

Real-time micro-climate sensors and satellite data analysis to increase farm productivity and climate adaptation of the food supply chain

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm Center Stage

Panel

PROSPERITY: Market Expansion - F***k-ups when Building Scaling Businesses

It is incredibly hard to build a rapid scaling business organization. Even more so if this organization is growing across world regions. How can you hire 10 people a month over a +6 month period? How can you keep a company culture, if the staff grows by +100 people? How do you know a founder or founding team is ready to do this job? Question which will be discussed with two startup CEOs who experienced this journey.

Tina Nayak
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Tina Nayak

Co-founder & CEO at Volument

Volument is building a user-friendly. inisght-led web analytics tool. Our vision to save the internet from data overload, by telling insightful stories that create meaningful impact without invading anyones’ privacy.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Market Expansion - F***k-ups when Building Scaling Businesses

It is incredibly hard to build a rapid scaling business organization. Even more so if this organization is growing across world regions. How can you hire 10 people a month over a +6 month period? How can you keep a company culture, if the staff grows by +100 people? How do you know a founder or founding team is ready to do this job? Question which will be discussed with two startup CEOs who experienced this journey.

Varun Sridhar
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Varun Sridhar

CEO at Paytm Money

Making investing simple. Trusted by over 14 Million users, Paytm Money is India’s most efficient Investment Platform.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:44 am Center Stage

Thought Leadership from Corporate to Startup - How to Maneuver Organizations in Turbulent Times?

Muhammad Chbib
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Muhammad Chbib

CEO at Autobahn Security

I am very much inspired by people. I like to contribute to building great people who build a great culture, shaping great companies that produce amazing products and services.

I have international experience as a manager who served several successful startup as well as large corporate organizations in Europe and MENA since the late 1990’s. Moreover, I advised leaders at some of the most prestigious Fortune 500 companies during my tenure between 2004 and 2010 at McKinsey & Company in their Middle East and German offices.
In 2011 I moved to Dubai where I took over as CEO of sukar.com which we successfully exited to souq.com in 2012 to form today's largest commerce company in MENA and which was acquired by Amazon.com in 2017.

From 2015 to 2018 my team and I have created the Strategic Online Business Unit for Saudi listed travel giant Al Tayyar Group, leading their two brands tajawal and Almosafer to a total of close to USD 1 billion gross sales within three years only.

I am a German national of Syrian descent, a proud father and husband with a passion for entrepreneurship and coaching young aspiring leaders.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Panel

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm Center Stage

PROSPERITY: Market Expansion - F***k-ups when Building Scaling Businesses

It is incredibly hard to build a rapid scaling business organization. Even more so if this organization is growing across world regions. How can you hire 10 people a month over a +6 month period? How can you keep a company culture, if the staff grows by +100 people? How do you know a founder or founding team is ready to do this job? Question which will be discussed with two startup CEOs who experienced this journey.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Food Truck Station

Food and Refreshments Time

Lunch Time

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

Metaverse Experience

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

Sang Tanzer
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Sang Tanzer

Founder & CEO at SANG.art GmbH

Sang Tanzer is an adopted child from Korea by a German physicist and an artisan. He is the founder and managing director of SANG.art GmbH. Before founding the art gallery SANG.art, he participated in national and international startups for 20 years and successfully built them up with his knowledge of marketing & e-commerce. The passion for innovation and his love for art inevitably led to the development of SANG.art.

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. In the world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and purchase artworks such as paintings, sculptures, VR artworks and NFTs from potential blue-chip artists in an exhibition space of over 500,000 square meters.

 SANG.art is a fully VR commerce based art gallery, bridging the gap between the immersive experience of buying in a physical art gallery, all the benefits of online stores, to having diplomatic branches in all the relevant metaverses

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Metaverse Experience

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

Wadim Smuda
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Wadim Smuda

Developer at SANG.art

We democratize the blue chip art market by leveraging blockchain, VR and NFT technologies.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Metaverse Experience

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

Matthias Wolk
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Matthias Wolk

CEO at SANG.art

The biggest Art-Gallery of the world for discover and buying traditionell and contemporary artworks, NFT-Art and VR-art.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Metaverse Experience

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

Robert Bogs
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Robert Bogs

CSO at VAN ROTHE

Solving logistics and asset management for digital and real goods.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Metaverse Experience

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

Axel Rothe
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Axel Rothe

CEO | CTO at VAN ROTHE

<p>Web2.5 e-commerce merchandise management eco-system</p>

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Metaverse Experience

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Metaverse Room

SANG.art - immersive VR-shopping experience

SANG.art is the new center for contemporary artworks. With world's largest art gallery, art lovers can discover and buy artworks & NFTs of potential blue-chip artists up close in an exhibition area of over 500,000 sqm.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Walking Tour Meeting Spot

Walking Tour

Walking Tour - Scaling impact from millions to billions

Impact credits are a starting point on a path to restoration. The goal: systems that subsidize positive externalities. But can we get to automated impact generation at scale?

Alexandre Peschel
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Alexandre Peschel

Co-Founder (Atem), Founder & Managing Director (Ape Unit) at Atem, Ape Unit

Alex is one of founders of Atem — a tool to efficiently build and manage carbon portfolios, from sourcing to retirement. Leveraging blockchain technology, Atem aggregates supply and enables the integration of carbon neutrality into every business, product and service. For a future where regeneration is the default choice.

Alex founded Ape Unit, a Berlin-based design and development company, in 2010. Over time the company grew into different focus areas, one of them being Web3 and Blockchain. Ape Unit spun out several projects and launched platforms, including the P2P learning platform Dacade.

With Atem, Alex now focuses on transforming how carbon credits are used. The goal is to establish an efficient carbon market that is transparent and automated — to sync humanity with nature and bring us closer to a future on a thriving planet.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Lightning Talk

4:55 pm - 4:58 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Carbon Credits

Imagine a future on a thriving planet. Humanity in sync with nature. A future where sustainability and regeneration is built into every business, product and service. With Atem we aim to establish a powerful tool to get there: an efficient, decentralized carbon market.

2:25 pm - 2:28 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Lightning Talk

Global mindset and the internationalization of academic startups

Startups from universities play a vital role in every innovation system and therefore receive a lot of support. One key to success is preparing them at an early stage for international markets.

Volker Hofmann
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Volker Hofmann

Geschäftsführer at Humboldt-Tech Bridge GmbH, Humboldt-Innovation

We aim to establish internationalization programs for knowledge-based academic startups from Germany and Europe with the target region of Asia.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Lightning Talk

2:25 pm - 2:28 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Global mindset and the internationalization of academic startups

Startups from universities play a vital role in every innovation system and therefore receive a lot of support. One key to success is preparing them at an early stage for international markets.

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm Center Stage

Panel

PROSPERITY: Market Expansion- Sustainable Growth vs. Hyper Growth

The venture investment landscape has changed. Sustainable growth becomes more important than hyper growth. What impact does this have on internationalisation strategies of startups? What are the new best-practices for market expansion? 

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Center Stage

Fireside

PLANET: Supply Chain Crisis - Sustainability vs Market Pressure

In the aftermath of Covid, the US-China trade disputes, and the energy price crisis, the supply chain industry has suffered up to the point that a vast majority of our overseas goods are now delayed or unavailable. This creates vast market pressure and calls for immediate solutions. In the meantime, the climate crisis proves that sustainable solutions must be considered. In this session, we will discuss how these solutions can relieve market pressure and at the same time be sustainable.

Angela Qu
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Angela Qu

Member of the Global Bord of Trustees I Bord of Directors at Diverse Organizations

I enjoy inspiring and connecting people, and support their growth, either personal wise or business wise.

I serve as Independent Board of Director, Board of Trustee, (in german Aufsichtsrätin, Verwaltungsrätin. I am also Board Advisor for start ups with my over 25 years of executive experiences from multinational companies with global foot print.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Supply Chain Crisis - Sustainability vs Market Pressure

In the aftermath of Covid, the US-China trade disputes, and the energy price crisis, the supply chain industry has suffered up to the point that a vast majority of our overseas goods are now delayed or unavailable. This creates vast market pressure and calls for immediate solutions. In the meantime, the climate crisis proves that sustainable solutions must be considered. In this session, we will discuss how these solutions can relieve market pressure and at the same time be sustainable.

Timon Rupp
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Timon Rupp

Founder & CEO at THE DRIVERY GmbH

The Drivery is a perpetual motion machine of the most innovative companies in Mobility.
With an integrated Maker Garage, multifaceted coworking and event spaces, The Drivery is accelerating the future of mobility by hosting a community & ecosystem of innovators and makers in Berlin and Shanghai.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:25 am Center Stage

PEACE: China Hands On - Collaborations through Closed Borders

After Corona and the US-China trade wars lots of political turmoil is continuing. But on the working level businesses are making statements to show that the startup community stands united: Welcome to the Grand Opening Ceremony of The Drivery Shanghai! A subsidiary of the successful mobility innovation space in Berlin.

Fireside

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Supply Chain Crisis - Sustainability vs Market Pressure

In the aftermath of Covid, the US-China trade disputes, and the energy price crisis, the supply chain industry has suffered up to the point that a vast majority of our overseas goods are now delayed or unavailable. This creates vast market pressure and calls for immediate solutions. In the meantime, the climate crisis proves that sustainable solutions must be considered. In this session, we will discuss how these solutions can relieve market pressure and at the same time be sustainable.

Jens-Christian Holst
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Jens-Christian Holst

Research Group Head "Decarbonization and Resource Efficiency" at Siemens

10+ years experience: Sustainability as driver for innovation, customer involvement and motivation, from bullsh**t bingo to data-driven decision making...

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Supply Chain Crisis - Sustainability vs Market Pressure

In the aftermath of Covid, the US-China trade disputes, and the energy price crisis, the supply chain industry has suffered up to the point that a vast majority of our overseas goods are now delayed or unavailable. This creates vast market pressure and calls for immediate solutions. In the meantime, the climate crisis proves that sustainable solutions must be considered. In this session, we will discuss how these solutions can relieve market pressure and at the same time be sustainable.

Nikita Gulin
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Nikita Gulin

CEO & Co-Founder at Agranimo

Real-time micro-climate sensors and satellite data analysis to increase farm productivity and climate adaptation of the food supply chain

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Interaction Spot

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot C @ Stadium

Start-up with SAP

Calling everyone from the innovation ecosystem - Founders, partners, business leaders, and all curious minds who seek to connect within the innovation ecosystem with Europe’s biggest software provider.

To the founders: We offer two programs to start-up and scale with SAP for a hand-full of selected innovative startups. Come by and let’s talk!

To Everyone: Come by and let’s connect for today and for the future! At our booth we can share with you our current and next innovations and how you can become part of it, e.g. in innovation workshops, DT sessions, PoCs and more.

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

Discussion

PARTNERSHIPS: Internationalisation - Employer of Record vs Employ through Own Office

Scaling to overseas markets is not only hard, it is often also the make-or-break moment of a startup’s funding round and further internationalization. But what’s the best way to enter new markets and hire talent? Is it recommended to open offices and firmations in all markets? Or are there alternatives?

Tom Kussmann
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Tom Kussmann

COO at Horizons

I'm the co-founder and COO of Horizons. We enable companies to hire anyone, anywhere, via our global employment platform. You find the talent, and we put your candidates on our already-established, fully compliant local payroll in 100+ countries.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Discussion

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Internationalisation - Employer of Record vs Employ through Own Office

Scaling to overseas markets is not only hard, it is often also the make-or-break moment of a startup’s funding round and further internationalization. But what’s the best way to enter new markets and hire talent? Is it recommended to open offices and firmations in all markets? Or are there alternatives?

Matthias Müller
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Matthias Müller

Founder & Owner at MM China Link

Having worked and lived in China for 25 years, I provide all my experience and knowledge through my company MM China Link, acting as match maker between Chinese and German businesses and promoting the Sino-German partnership and friendship.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Discussion

3:30 pm - 3:55 pm Center Stage

PARTNERSHIPS: Internationalisation - Employer of Record vs Employ through Own Office

Scaling to overseas markets is not only hard, it is often also the make-or-break moment of a startup’s funding round and further internationalization. But what’s the best way to enter new markets and hire talent? Is it recommended to open offices and firmations in all markets? Or are there alternatives?

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

Fireside

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

Manjunath Sekhar
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Manjunath Sekhar

Project Manager at GIZ India

I head the GIZ team as part of a joint initiative with Bosch called the Green Urban Mobility Innovation Living Lab that aims at creating a multi-stakeholder platform for innovations in the mobility space for improving urban mobility and contributing towards affordability, accessibility and sustainability.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

Nastya Koro
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Nastya Koro

User Researcher, Urban Mobility Expert, Public Speaker at On her way

Mobility expert, passionate about what moves urban citizens and society. I enjoy driving technological solutions forward to bring human-centered change in our cities. As a strong advocate of female empowerment I cofounded On her way to support women who lead urban change. 

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

Siddharth Bhasin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Siddharth Bhasin

Senior Program Manager at enpact e.V.

Goal oriented problem solver with a demonstrated history of working in the Tech industry. Angel Invested in 4 companies till now but looking to add +10 to portfolio in emerging markets. 

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

Shreyas Shibulal
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Shreyas Shibulal

Founder & Angel Investor at Micelio Mobility

Shreyas Shibulal is the Founder Director of Micelio Mobility Private Limited. An engineer and entrepreneur with a background in embedded systems, Shreyas has a deep-seated love for automobiles that developed in his childhood. It was this interest, coupled with a passion for achieving social impact, that drove him to start a career in clean mobility.

It was clear to Shreyas that he would work in the automobile sector after graduating, but the decision to work on clean mobility was heavily influenced by his upbringing. Born into a family legacy of philanthropy, he wanted to work towards a cause with major social benefit. Observing the increase of climate change and the rise of electric vehicles (EVs), Shreyas committed to improving the state of clean mobility in India.

This is the purpose of Shreyas’ first venture Micelio Mobility, whose purpose is to nurture the EV ecosystem and be a catalyst for clean mobility solutions with a clear social impact. The first initiative of Micelio Mobility was the Micelio Fund, an INR 150 crore commercial venture capital fund with a specific focus on EVs and related subsystems that launched in 2019. One of India’s first seed funds focused solely on clean mobility, the Fund invests in innovative start-ups in the EV ecosystem in their early stages.

The Micelio Discovery Studio, the second initiative of Micelio Mobility, was an outcome of the learnings from speaking to startups through the Fund. Shreyas realised that because of the nascency of the EV industry, many startups lacked access to expensive testing equipment and labs. The Micelio Discovery Studio uses a neutral, membership model to provide startups state-of-the-art infrastructure in a robust collaborative workshop space. This allows them to not just test and prototype products, but interact and collaborate with each other as well as the whole EV ecosystem on knowledge, customers and partnerships.

Shreyas next ventures include an EV powered logistics business as well a company that manufactures purpose-built EVs that can be used for cargo. Excited by mobility and driven by social consciousness, Shreyas is well on his way to powering a comprehensive Electric Vehicle platform for India.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

Juliane Renz
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Juliane Renz

Head of Business Development & Funding at ELO Mobility GmbH

I have been working for the Berlin Startup ELO Mobility since 2018 as Head of Business Development and Funding Manager. In this role I am responsible for building strategic, local, and international partnerships with the aim of creating new business opportunities and automotive projects in the field of hydrogen mobility. My expert knowledge lies within the area of B2G, B2A, B2B and my project development experience is particularly valuable for markets in Europe, India.
I’m an expert in funding programs from the first draft to the final approval, having secured over $7M in funding. I hold a degree in Theories of Culture and Economics and I am fluent in German, English, Russian, Italian, and French.

ELO Mobility is dedicated to hydrogen electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles and is offering modular hydrogen bus-kits for city buses and intercity buses. This hydrogen powered commercial vehicle platform addresses customers as international OEMs and bodybuilders.

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

4:45 pm - 6:15 pm Center Stage

Pitch Session

Startup Pitches

Within a 90min pitch marathon 10 startups will get the chance to pitch to a range of elaborated investors and to YOU!

If you want to pitch yourself, apply here!

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm External

Satellite Event

Japan Berlin Impact Night

Join us to learn about Japan’s Hyogo-Kobe startup ecosystem, hear pitches from SDG-oriented startups, meet and network with growth experts. Part 1: GO_KOBE program “The Next Kitchen 2023”, Part 2: Meet-up Event of Impact Startups “Innovating the Future”.

Speakers:

  • Sebastian Brehm (Director, Factory Berlin)
  • Chika Yamamoto (CEO, CROSSBIE)
  • Tetsuya Yamashita (Chief Program Officer of SDGs Challenge, Senior Advocate for Hyogo-Kobe Ecosystem)
  • Yoshinori Nishikawa (Innovation Specialist, New Business Promotion Division, City of Kobe)
  • Masato Oda (CEO and Founder, OSINTech)
  • Yoshihiro Shimizu (CEO, Tamema Inc.)
  • Kannon Hashimoto (CEO, Unwind)
  • Daiki Takegawa (COO, Emol)

Venue: Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/japan-berlin-impact-night-tickets-411789342007#search

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Center Stage

Keynote

Leading from the Future

In the next 10 years, human emotions with insights, purpose and passion will transform the world, economies, and organizations – requiring us to redefine business in previously unimagined ways. There are deeply rooted opportunities between cutting edge tech and humanism and we are transforming faster than ever before. How to stay ultra-relevant in the future ecosystem and lead from the future?

Upen Barve
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Upen Barve

Chief Fusionist I VP, Future Hub - Engagements at New Ventures & Technologies,  SAP SE

As a Chief Fusionist @ the Future Hub, SAP New ventures & Technologies, I am responsible for engaging our external ecosystem, including customers and partners, and foster new collaborations based on SAP’s Long-term vision. I enjoy working with various Minds, ideas and ambitions, using and exchanging methods, tools and mindset to identify the possible and desired futures. Lets Map, Build & Inspire the Future!

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Lightning Talk

2:27 pm - 2:30 pm Lightning Talk Stage

Innovating Beyond Boundaries!

Ensuring all innovators are empowered to start-up with SAP. Get to know how you can start, grow and scale with SAP in an inclusive entrepreneurship environment. SAP New Ventures and Technologies innovates beyond SAP’s existing products and shapes the next generation of enterprise solutions by pioneering emerging technologies and accelerating startups through SAP.iO.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Interaction Spot G @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

Sri Lanka

10:00 am - 10:45 am Center Stage

Panel

Embassy Day: Vietnam

11:00 am - 11:05 am Center Stage

Fireside

Opening Investor Day

Miguel Encarnacion
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Miguel Encarnacion

Managing Partner at Unifier Ventures

Early stage VC focusing on Europe and Southeast Asia

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:05 am Center Stage

Opening Investor Day

Panel

12:25 pm - 1:10 pm Center Stage

How can Web3 be utilized for impact in emerging markets?

After being coined almost a decade ago, the term Web3 and the underlying promise of a decentralized Internet finally gained interest in the broad technology ecosystem in 2021. Whether it was pandemic-fueled boredom or a long simmering digital revolution, everyone form large tech companies and venture capitalists to startup founders and cryptocurrency enthusiasts were talking about Web3. In emerging markets like Southeast Asia, the Play2Earn tsunami finally pushed the term to mainstream consciousness with everyone talking about scholars and the impact created for large underpaid populations. Just as fast as it arrived, the Web3 wave subsided with the advent of the crypto winter in 2022 and the rapid devaluation of many digital currencies including those facilitating P2E. Having passed the peak of inflated expectations, the true believers can finally start building the Web3 infrastructure in peace and gradually bring its promise to fruition. Our panel will discuss some of the most impactful Web3 projects and technology use cases both in Europe and Asia.

Lightning Talk

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Center Stage

Mistletoe on Future Civilizations

Siddharth Bhasin
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Siddharth Bhasin

Senior Program Manager at enpact e.V.

Goal oriented problem solver with a demonstrated history of working in the Tech industry. Angel Invested in 4 companies till now but looking to add +10 to portfolio in emerging markets. 

Day 2 September 13, 2022

Fireside

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Center Stage

PLANET: Shared, Connected, Autonomous - Sustainable Urban Mobility

What mattered in the automotive and mobility markets in the past 5 years, and what will dominate the space in the next 10 years? We look closer at the autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared trends that matter. Electric and autonomous vehicles, more interconnected and intelligent road networks, new customer interfaces and services, and a dramatically different competitive landscape in which tech giants, start-ups, and OEMs mix and mingle are just a few of the shifts in store. What's more and what are the challenges we face to implement these? A very unique perspective in the fireside chat with top-notch speakers from Asia and Europe to understand different countries with different growth levels are looking at the answers to some of the most pressing questions facing our urban societies.

11:05 am - 11:50 am Center Stage

Fireside

Investing in the Future of Sustainability and Tech

11:05 - 11:10 (5 mins)

Opening

- Speaker: Toshiki Wani (Director General, JETRO Berlin)

- To discuss future business development, including investment, and the links between Germany and Japan

11:10 - 11:40 (30 mins)
Fireside Chat

- Moderator: Rina Obi (Investment Director, Global Brain Corporation)
- Speaker: Ikuo C. Hiraishi (Managing Director, Infarm Japan)

Infarm is a start-up from Berlin that has successfully entered the Japanese market. We will hear about the real backstory on how Mr. Hiraishi brought Infarm to the Japanese market, what were the key factors and motivations, what difficulties he faced. What it is like to bring a Berlin start-up to the Japanese market?

11:40 - 11:50 (10 mins)
Q&A and Summary

Ikuo Hiraishi
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Ikuo Hiraishi

Managing Director at Infarm Japan at Infarm

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and running Seed-Early Stage focused small funds. Also a Professor.

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Fireside

11:05 am - 11:50 am Center Stage

Investing in the Future of Sustainability and Tech

11:05 - 11:10 (5 mins)

Opening

- Speaker: Toshiki Wani (Director General, JETRO Berlin)

- To discuss future business development, including investment, and the links between Germany and Japan

11:10 - 11:40 (30 mins)
Fireside Chat

- Moderator: Rina Obi (Investment Director, Global Brain Corporation)
- Speaker: Ikuo C. Hiraishi (Managing Director, Infarm Japan)

Infarm is a start-up from Berlin that has successfully entered the Japanese market. We will hear about the real backstory on how Mr. Hiraishi brought Infarm to the Japanese market, what were the key factors and motivations, what difficulties he faced. What it is like to bring a Berlin start-up to the Japanese market?

11:40 - 11:50 (10 mins)
Q&A and Summary

Chika Yamamoto
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Chika Yamamoto

CEO & Bridgebuilder at Crossbie

Angel investor, cross-border business accelerator, and educator inspired by building a global inclusive future, which our next generations can live in peace.

CROSSBIE is a Berlin based company with a focus on bringing Japan and the global startup ecosystems together. CROSSBIE creates a tech marketplace for both companies and startups, promotes development of new innovations, and drives sustainable business and societal impact.

Recently became a Partner at The Change to expand the horizon to support all sizes of Germany based companies financially.

In my past I founded a few startups, worked in an early stage startup, and built a location based mobile service ground up in a corporation. Such services include: ICT, Ed-tech, location and SNS based consumer service, ad-tech, and EC retail with logistics behind.

My product and service management experience since 2004 includes: vision creation, consumer research and validation, roadmap and portfolio management, product development, and product launch and rollout. Focus areas include: UX, B2B2C deployment, 3rd party alliances, strategy and brand management, and product marketing, in Japan, Europe Middle East and Africa regions, and north America.

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Fireside

11:05 am - 11:50 am Center Stage

Investing in the Future of Sustainability and Tech

11:05 - 11:10 (5 mins)

Opening

- Speaker: Toshiki Wani (Director General, JETRO Berlin)

- To discuss future business development, including investment, and the links between Germany and Japan

11:10 - 11:40 (30 mins)
Fireside Chat

- Moderator: Rina Obi (Investment Director, Global Brain Corporation)
- Speaker: Ikuo C. Hiraishi (Managing Director, Infarm Japan)

Infarm is a start-up from Berlin that has successfully entered the Japanese market. We will hear about the real backstory on how Mr. Hiraishi brought Infarm to the Japanese market, what were the key factors and motivations, what difficulties he faced. What it is like to bring a Berlin start-up to the Japanese market?

11:40 - 11:50 (10 mins)
Q&A and Summary

11:50 am - 12:25 pm Center Stage

Panel

Decarbonized Investments in Europe and Asia

A new wave of technology companies and a new wave of investors have emerged with a drive and commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Europe has been leading the way since the Paris Agreement in implementing changes that help limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, mainly through governance initiatives and policies that the world started to follow. Asian countries on the other hand only started to announce net zero plans and related commitments in 2020, but the buzz in ecosystems, policy circles and the activity of the corporate and finance world have been picking up. As Asia contributes to more than 50% of the world's CO2 emissions this is important. It is well understood that technology is essential to achieve decarbonization targets, regardless of the region. Our panel of investors, active in either, or both continents will discuss the similarities and the differences in trends, the challenges and opportunities for specific technology's scale and adoption. We will also debate whether climate tech is a cleantech bubble 2.0 or the real deal.


Vivek Kumar
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Vivek Kumar

Funding Manager, India at Entrepreneur First

Vivek is currently leading funding for Entrepreneur First (UK based VC fund) in India. He is mentor and advisor to startups in Asia and Europe.
He speaks about startups and technology in national and international summits.

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Panel

11:50 am - 12:25 pm Center Stage

Decarbonized Investments in Europe and Asia

A new wave of technology companies and a new wave of investors have emerged with a drive and commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Europe has been leading the way since the Paris Agreement in implementing changes that help limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, mainly through governance initiatives and policies that the world started to follow. Asian countries on the other hand only started to announce net zero plans and related commitments in 2020, but the buzz in ecosystems, policy circles and the activity of the corporate and finance world have been picking up. As Asia contributes to more than 50% of the world's CO2 emissions this is important. It is well understood that technology is essential to achieve decarbonization targets, regardless of the region. Our panel of investors, active in either, or both continents will discuss the similarities and the differences in trends, the challenges and opportunities for specific technology's scale and adoption. We will also debate whether climate tech is a cleantech bubble 2.0 or the real deal.


Tony Á Verb
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Tony Á Verb

Co-Founder at GreaterBayX, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, Carbonless Asia

I am an entrepreneur-turned-investor focusing on urbanization, decarbonization and technology.

My thesis is summed up in the "Urbantech with Impact" motto, covering technologies with long term relevance and tangible impact on the world and its urban populations. I have legacy interest and expertise in the creative industries, having organized, consulted major festivals and public events in Asia and Europe, from music to sports, from arts to racing. I have a boutique film production company, specialized on social impact and innovation. 

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Panel

11:50 am - 12:25 pm Center Stage

Decarbonized Investments in Europe and Asia

A new wave of technology companies and a new wave of investors have emerged with a drive and commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Europe has been leading the way since the Paris Agreement in implementing changes that help limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, mainly through governance initiatives and policies that the world started to follow. Asian countries on the other hand only started to announce net zero plans and related commitments in 2020, but the buzz in ecosystems, policy circles and the activity of the corporate and finance world have been picking up. As Asia contributes to more than 50% of the world's CO2 emissions this is important. It is well understood that technology is essential to achieve decarbonization targets, regardless of the region. Our panel of investors, active in either, or both continents will discuss the similarities and the differences in trends, the challenges and opportunities for specific technology's scale and adoption. We will also debate whether climate tech is a cleantech bubble 2.0 or the real deal.


12:25 pm - 1:10 pm Center Stage

Panel

How can Web3 be utilized for impact in emerging markets?

After being coined almost a decade ago, the term Web3 and the underlying promise of a decentralized Internet finally gained interest in the broad technology ecosystem in 2021. Whether it was pandemic-fueled boredom or a long simmering digital revolution, everyone form large tech companies and venture capitalists to startup founders and cryptocurrency enthusiasts were talking about Web3. In emerging markets like Southeast Asia, the Play2Earn tsunami finally pushed the term to mainstream consciousness with everyone talking about scholars and the impact created for large underpaid populations. Just as fast as it arrived, the Web3 wave subsided with the advent of the crypto winter in 2022 and the rapid devaluation of many digital currencies including those facilitating P2E. Having passed the peak of inflated expectations, the true believers can finally start building the Web3 infrastructure in peace and gradually bring its promise to fruition. Our panel will discuss some of the most impactful Web3 projects and technology use cases both in Europe and Asia.

Miguel Encarnacion
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Miguel Encarnacion

Managing Partner at Unifier Ventures

Early stage VC focusing on Europe and Southeast Asia

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Fireside

11:00 am - 11:05 am Center Stage

Opening Investor Day

Panel

12:25 pm - 1:10 pm Center Stage

How can Web3 be utilized for impact in emerging markets?

After being coined almost a decade ago, the term Web3 and the underlying promise of a decentralized Internet finally gained interest in the broad technology ecosystem in 2021. Whether it was pandemic-fueled boredom or a long simmering digital revolution, everyone form large tech companies and venture capitalists to startup founders and cryptocurrency enthusiasts were talking about Web3. In emerging markets like Southeast Asia, the Play2Earn tsunami finally pushed the term to mainstream consciousness with everyone talking about scholars and the impact created for large underpaid populations. Just as fast as it arrived, the Web3 wave subsided with the advent of the crypto winter in 2022 and the rapid devaluation of many digital currencies including those facilitating P2E. Having passed the peak of inflated expectations, the true believers can finally start building the Web3 infrastructure in peace and gradually bring its promise to fruition. Our panel will discuss some of the most impactful Web3 projects and technology use cases both in Europe and Asia.

Lightning Talk

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Center Stage

Mistletoe on Future Civilizations

Karena Belin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Karena Belin

Co-Founder & COO / CFO / RO | CEO at AngelHub,  WHub

AngelHub is Hong Kong’s first and only tech company investment platform licensed by the SFC (local regulator) for professional investors and growth companies scaling in Asia, and WHub is the largest Startup platform and Startup Ecosystem accelerator from Hong Kong, helping startups scale and any stakeholder to connect with the innovative power of the ecosystem, as well as the organizer of #SIS (Startup Impact Summit), core event of the StartmeupHK Festival by InvestHK.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Center Stage

25 Years of AsiaBerlin Summit

AsiaBerlin inventor Rainer Seider reflects on our 25 years Anniversary. What started in 1997 as the Asia-Pacific Week transformed and grew over the last 25 years as much as Berlin did itself.

Poor but Sexy, a Love Letter to the AsiaBerlin Summit by Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Affairs of the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Workshop Room

Workshop

Unlocking the Power of European Asian Innovation - The uncomfortable session

A unique workshop designed to unlock the power of innovative ideas coming out of two geographically distinct regions of the world and to find synergies between the two.

Frank Beckmann
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Frank Beckmann

CEO at GVI Germany GmbH

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"The best finance is a miracle that happens when one is able to combine money, know-how, mentorship and networking. This is better known as 'smart financing'. "

This is what we provide with 30 international partners for startups regarding customer- and market access to testing the MVP and/or to launching the product. With 'smart financing'. With passion. With determination and trust.

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Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Workshop

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Workshop Room

Unlocking the Power of European Asian Innovation - The uncomfortable session

A unique workshop designed to unlock the power of innovative ideas coming out of two geographically distinct regions of the world and to find synergies between the two.

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Interaction Spot G @ Stadium

Interaction Spot

Sri Lanka

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Center Stage

Fireside

Fireside Chat

Gregor von dem Knesebeck
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Gregor von dem Knesebeck

Managing Partner at Blue Future Partners

Gregor is Managing Partner of Blue Future Partners, a Fund of Funds investing in emerging managers of early–stage Venture Capital funds worldwide.

Investor & embassy day September 14, 2022

Fireside

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Center Stage

Fireside Chat

Young Sohn
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Young Sohn

Founding Managing Partner | Chairman of the Board at Walden Catalyst Ventures, HARMAN International, Extreme Tech Challenge

Young Sohn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose passion is building businesses and fostering emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the world for the better.

Day 1 September 12, 2022

Fireside

11:55 am - 12:19 pm Center Stage

Fireside Chat: Geopolitics, Technology and Black Swans

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm Center Stage

Lightning Talk

Equity Crowdfunding and other funding mechanims

Since November 2021, the new EU wide regulation will enable ECSP (Equity Crowdfunding Service Providers) to operate across European countries, creating one big market for startups to fundraise through these platforms. What opportunities does this create? What are the benefits of Equity Crowdfunding vs. other funding mechanisms? And what does this new EU regulation shall bring to foster the growth of the European startup Ecosystem?

Karena Belin
AsiaBerlin Summit 2022 – Program

Karena Belin

Co-Founder & COO / CFO / RO | CEO at AngelHub,  WHub