As this week’s news goes live, invitations are being sent to DVN Gold members involved in Japan to attend the DVN workshop on 4 July in Tokyo. Registration for the workshop closes on 20 June. We have every confidence this workshop will continue and build in every way on the grand success of our DVN workshop this past January in Michigan. The Tokyo workshop attendance registration is already robustly fulfilling expectations. So far, these companies have confirmed their participation:
The main Japanese car makers Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi; the German division of Ford, and lighting leader Audi.
Most Tier 1 lighting suppliers will be there: AL, Bosch, Denso, Ichikoh, Koito, Mobis, SL, Stanley, Valeo, Visteon, and ZKW.
More than 20 Tier 2 suppliers will also be there, including LED makers Osram, Philips, Nichia, Seoul Semiconductor, and Panasonic; high-tech companies like Astron-Fiamm, Bayer, Brandenburg, Docter Optics, AML systems, Mentor Graphics, Optis, Sabic, Sealink, Sonceboz, and Toshiba; and technical and regulatory bodies including not only GRE and GTB but Japanese organisations JASIC, JAMA, JAPIA, JELMA, JMLIT, and NTSE.
With this star-studded attendance, our first Japanese workshop is on track to be an exceptional event. We offer thanks in advance to GTB, JASIC, Audi, AL, Ichikoh, Koito, Valeo, Visteon, and Stanley for the presentations they will make during the workshop.
Japanese car makers have a different cultural background than Europeans and Americans, and this bears on how automotive lighting is regarded and treated with respect to performance, standardisation, functional and design priorities, and colour sensitivity. The main rubric of this workshop , How and when new LED technologies will impact the Japanese and worldwide automotive lighting market during the period 2012-2020 , is a good opportunity to identify the specificities of the Japanese automotive lighting market and agree on the increasing importance of new lighting technologies. You won’t want to miss out; register now! We’ll see you there.
DVN Editor in Chief