SOIL - Shibuya Open Innovation Lab
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Borussia Dortmund with FIFA World Cup-Champion Karl-Heinz Riedle
SOIL - Shibuya Open Innovation Lab
Shibuya Takugin Bldg. 7F, 1-13-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
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4,400 yen
11.12.2023 · 16:00
11.12.2023 · 18:00

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- For AHK Japan members & guests of BVB only
- Registration deadline: Friday, 8th Dec. 2023, 12:00 JST
- Expected participants: 100
- Finger food is served

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Internationalization in Football & Mental Strength


We would like to invite you to our reception with panel discussion on the occasion of the visit of Borussia Dortmund’s delegation to Japan featuring a.o. former world-class footballer and FIFA World Cup-Champion Karl-Heinz Riedle as well as Benjamin Wahl, Head of East Asia at Borussia Dortmund.

The panel will inter alias include discussions and exchange on impact, consequences, challenges, pitfalls and opportunities of internationalization on football on the one hand as well as the mind-set of world class professional football players and how this can be translated to business situations of team leaders and managers.

The event aims at providing young leaders as well as experienced managers with unique insights experiences from the world of professional football and how these can be translated into learnings for international business.

Date and Venue

Monday, 11th December 2023, 16:00 - 18:00 (JST)

SOIL - Shibuya Open Innovation Lab
Shibuya Takugin Bldg. 7F, 1-13-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002





Karl-Heinz Riedle

Former professional football player and World Cup Champion

Karl-Heinz Riedle is a German former professional footballer who played as a striker. He appeared in 207 Bundesliga games over the course of eight seasons, scoring 62 of his 72 goals for Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund. In 1997 he won the Champions League with BVB. He also played for Lazio in Italy and Liverpool in England. Riedle was a German international for six years, representing the country in two World Cups – winning the 1990 edition – and Euro 1992.

Benjamin Wahl

Head of East Asia at Borussia Dortmund

Benjamin is heading BVB’s office in Shanghai which was established in 2017; Formerly he was leading the China business for league-opponent Bayer 04 Leverkusen and transferred to Borussia Dortmund. With his whole family coming from the area of Dortmund he was born with a black & yellow heart. With its presence in East Asia Borussia Dortmund is emphasizing its efforts to maintain the lead for Asian youth football development and to be close to its magnificent fans & partners.

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Felix von Helden

Felix von Helden

Head of Department
Member Relations


Benjamin Wahl

Head of East Asia at Borussia Dortmund