The Berlin Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) have become Europe’s most important dialogue forum for discussing questions of our economic and political future, especially with partners from the Asian continent. Founded 20 years ago with the intention to establish relationships between inexperienced Berlin companies and the Asian market, today the main focus is on extending co-operations and supporting start-ups. In comparison to many other events focussing on Asia, the single meetings and activities at APW are organised by different participants and partners. “Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year we put the focus on digitalisation,” says Dr. Rainer Seider, head of Unit European and international Co-operation at the Berlin Senate and project director APW. Of course, when it comes to digitalisation every Asian country is different – as are the European.