APK is the place where German and Asian Business interests meet

The 16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) – the leading German Business event in Asia-Pacific – will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 01 – 03 November 2018.
The 16th APK aims at attracting up to 1,000 participants, among them many high-ranking business executives and government representatives primarily from Germany and the Asia-Pacific region. The conference objective is to create an atmosphere for the attendees to discuss and promote economic relations between Europe’s biggest economy and the fastest growing region in the world. Thus, the conference provides a platform for dialogue and – as the biggest German networking event in the Asia-Pacific region – many opportunities to strengthen business and personal relations among the participants.
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Reasons to attend APK 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia:
  • High-level business conference
  • In-depth discussions about current economic developments, challenges, and trends for the economy in Germany and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Influential speakers from economy, business associations and politics
  • APK is the flagship event of German Business
  • Variation of new and state-of-the-art formats
  • Networking opportunities with business executives and government representatives from Germany and Asia-Pacific
APK 2018 in Jakarta – be part!


Over the last three decades, the APK has evolved into Germany’s signature business event in Asia. Here you find impressions of the previous three APKs


Established in 1986, the APK has been held biennially in various locations in the Asia-Pacific region to provide a platform for economic leaders, business executives, and government representatives to discuss and promote economic relations between Germany and Asia-Pacific. The conference is jointly organized by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA), and Germany’s bilateral Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is co-chaired by the APA-Chairman and Voith CEO Hubert Lienhard and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The local host is the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in close cooperation with the Government of Indonesia.

The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany.

Asia’s role in the world economy is growing. The APA wants to shape the future in partnership with Asia. Our principles are, equal and sustainable development. German companies doing business with Asia promote the further integration of Asian and European economies. 

The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) are institutions of German foreign trade promotion. In this sense, the AHKs in the Asia-Pacific region advise, support and represent German companies in Asia-Pacific which wish to develop or expand their business activities abroad.

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