Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz's first trip to Asia – Managing Director of Strassburger Filter Julia Schnitzler is part of the business delegation
On his first trip to Asia in April 2022, Olaf Scholz was accompanied by a high-ranking 10-member business delegation.
Among them were the board members of Deutsche Bank and Siemens, as well as the managing partner of Strassburger Filter, Julia Schnitzler.
For her, too, it was the first trip to Asia since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Tokyo, the Chancellor stressed the "Union of Values" between the two countries.
At the meeting, Japanese top managers met with the top representatives of the German economy. This was an important date for Julia Schnitzler, as Japan is a key market for Strassburger Filter in Asia. Her company, which manufactures special filtration systems, e.g. for blood plasma fractionation, has long benefited from the partnership between the two countries. The current visit to Japan offered the long-awaited opportunity to build on the economic successes and to receive new impulses. The goal is to build and deepen further strategic alliances and partnerships with Japanese companies in order to be more present in Japan. Part of the official program were meetings at the Japanese Ministry of Economy as well as a joint discussion with the Federal Chancellor, the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, and Japanese business representatives at the Prime Minister's official residence. Finally, a visit to a hydrogen production plant was on the agenda.
Picture: the german business delegation with the Federal Chancellor, the Japanese Prime Minister and Japanese business representatives, 5th on the left, Julia Schnitzler, Managing Director of Strassburger Filter GmbH & Co. KG.
Picture credits: federal government / Guido Bergmann