AboutIn the beginning of the 21st Century, the exchange between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region has been rapidly growing. Markets are merging, science and research are being furtherly internationalized and contact between different cultures are of great importance.
In 1997 the Governing Mayor of Berlin initiated the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin (APW) which are now an international trademark of a europe-wide unique platform for interdisciplinary, European-Asian dialogue with players from various fields to global relevant themes e.g. Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Startups and their innovations. The APW distinguish themselves from other business conferences about Asia by functioning as an umbrella brand, integrating economic, cultural, scientific, political and social events. The APW also strengthen Berlin’s sister-city arrangements with Beijing, Jakarta and Tokyo. Since 2015 the APW have been an annual event.
Strategic partners are the Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin (APFB) and the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. The APW’s patron since 1997 has been the German Federal President.