The Tokyo DVN workshop will be held in two weeks’ time. More than 120 lighting players are already registered, so we’re all set for a productive, informative event with robust participation:
– 20 attendees from 8 car makers.
– 40 attendees from 12 Tier 1 suppliers
– 60 attendees from 15 Tier 2 suppliers
– Top representatives from most major regulatory boards and bodies
My lighting friends thought it impossible for a non-Japanese company like Driving Vision News to succeed organising such an event, and I am humbly delighted to prove them wrong. I found many Japanese lighting players ready to help putting together such an event and committing actively to its success.
All activities will be translated from Japanese to English and from English to Japanese, a real sine qua non for success that attracted ample participation in the two session panels.
This workshop will be the first of its kind in Japan, just as the DVN workshop in January was the first of its kind in America. I confidently hope there will be many other workshops in Japan with worldwide attendees.
Meanwhile, here are three reasons why this event will be exceptional:
– The quality and interesting rubrics of the lectures. Indeed, the 7 speakers of Audi, AL, Ichikoh, Koito, Valeo, Visteon, and Stanley are top-level experts and the theme of the conference is of immediate topical interest.
– The two panel sessions, expertly prepared by Geoff Draper with able assistance by regulators, and by Ralf Schäfer marshalling the support of the ten best experts in LED technology.
– Active, enthusiastic participation of Japanese car makers and Tier 1 lighting suppliers. We’re all set for a fruitful exchange: two-way Japanese-English translation, participation by the world’s lighting experts, and booths where we can see the last products and simulations.
Since I left Valeo, my main focus is on helping our community to bring to the forefront the agenda of lighting among the automotive top management. The DVN Tokyo workshop will be a great step forward in this direction. See you there!
DVN Editor in Chief