Mark Hauptmann
Member of the German Bundestag

Dear Sir or Madam.

During the last two years, German trade with Asia reached a new peak. Asia and Germany are interconnected economically in many ways, and there is a continuing mutual interest. Asia has a great investment potential for German and European companies: With high growth-rates, low inflation and little unemployment, Asian markets offer long-term opportunities.

It is therefore my sincere pleasure to invite you to the 4th German-Asian Business-Dialogue on June 5, 2019 in Berlin. In an exclusive location, the event connects German and Asian business representatives with each other and with decision makers from parliament, ministries, and the diplomatic corps. During keynote-speeches and interactive panels, the participants will discuss vital issues like digitalization, automation, smart cities and innovative technologies. The event will be opened by a high-profile German-Asian Minister’s Dialogue.

I look forward to exciting conversations and a lively and inspiring exchange.

Review of the 4th German Asian Business Dialogue

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Our program 2019

  • 3:00 pm Admission

  • 4:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Claudia Donzelmann
    Global Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Allianz SE

    Mark Hauptmann
    Member of the German Parliament

    H.E. Dr. Dhiravat Bhumichitr
    Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Federal Republic of Germany

    Master of Ceremonies
    Dr. Peter Hefele
    Director Team Asia and the Pacific, European and International Cooperation (EIC), Konrad Adenauer Foundation

  • 4:25 pm Keynote

    Parag Khanna
    Managing Partner, FutureMap

  • 5:00 pm Keynote

    Peter Altmaier
    Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • 5:10 pm Minister's Dialogue:

    Building Bridges between Europe and Asia: Chances and Challenges of Free Trade in a Changing World

    Peter Altmaier
    Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

    Md. Shahriar Alam
    State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

    Sagala Ratnayaka
    Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development, Sri Lanka

    Abdulla Shahid
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Maldives

    Dr. Martin Henkelmann
    Executive Director, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)

  • 6:00 pm Coffee Break

  • 6:15 pm Keynote speech

    Philipp Rösler
    Federal Minister (ret.), Chairman of the Advisory Board of VinaCapital Ventures, Vietnam

  • 6:40 pm Panel Discussion:

    Diversified Economic Growth – Business Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region after the boom-years in China

    Dr. Gernot Blanke
    CEO, Shareholder, wpd AG

    Clas Neumann
    Senior Vice President, SAP

    Victor do Prado
    Director, Council and Trade Negotiations Committee, World Trade Organization (WTO)

    Constantin Robertz
    Managing Director, Zalora

    Dr. Angela Stanzel
    Senior Policy Fellow Asia Program, Institut Montaigne

    Bernhard Bartsch
    Senior Expert Program Germany and Asia, Bertelsmann Stiftung

  • 7:45 pm Closing Remarks

    Dr. Jürgen Friedrich
    Chief Executive, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

  • 8:00 pm Reception and Networking Event

Our Guests 2019

The venue

We are pleased to invite you to the Allianz Forum Berlin, which is located in close proximity to the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building. The Allianz Forum is located in the heart of Berlin and in a historic place. Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate are closely linked to German history – but also to the present.

Enjoy the atmosphere at this historic location and experience a unique view of the Brandenburg Gate.

We look forward to seeing you!
More information about the Allianz Forum Berlin can be found here

Directions and Parking

By Car

Berlin is easily reached via several motorways from all directions, more information can be found here: How to get to Berlin. We kindly ask you to follow the parking instructions, since the venue unfortunately has no parking facilities. Please keep your ID and the invitation ready to pass security checks at the venue and to gain access to the premises.

By Train

You can reach the "Allianz Forum" in a short walk from the following public transport stops:
  • Friedrichstraße: Regional trains, S-Bahn, subways
  • Brandenburger Tor: S-Bahn, subways
  • Reichstag/Bundestag: Bus-lines 100 and M41
More information can be found online at and


Parking is unfortunately not available at the "Deutsche Parlamentarische Gesellschaft" due to the special security areas around the Reichstag. We recommend to use the following parking facilities: