05/22/2015 eMO hosts the world at two electromobility events: the "Korean-German Electromobility Forum" and the international conference "Electromobility Globally Connected" at Metropolitan Solutions.
Electromobility experts from Berlin held a debate with colleagues from South Korea on Tuesday during the Korean-German Electromobility Forum. The networking event was organized by the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology KEIT and the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
The participants from Korea and Berlin discussed best practice examples in both countries in the Europasaal in the Federal Foreign Office. Past common ground and opportunities for future relations were explored. The event took place on Embassy Day during Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin 2015.
A detailed report in English with numerous impressions can be downloaded here. Just two days later, on May 21-22, eMO hosted the international conference entitled "Electromobility Globally Connected" in the Berlin City Cube. On the first day, mobility experts from Beijing, New York City, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Oslo and Berlin presented strategies, best practices and trends in the fields of charging infrastructure as well as electric passenger and freight transport. The second day featured four excursions to electromobility sites in Berlin, such as the EUREF campus in Schöneberg, Südkreuz and Potsdamer Platz.
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, Guido Beermann, opened the conference. He said: "China is by far the most important foreign trade partner in Asia. For companies based in Berlin, it has not been an exotic market for some time; it is rather an established export and production location. There are lucrative export opportunities especially in the fields of GreenTech, medical technology, photonics and mechanical engineering."
The director of eMO, Gernot Lobenberg, emphasized the example set by the capital region in his speech by saying: "Internationally, Berlin is no megacity. But what works here in electromobility can also be implemented on a larger scale in other regions of the world." In this sense, Berlin is a real laboratory where valuable experiences can be accumulated.