Untapped business avenues in rural India

GIRT Hamburg and Bremen Chamber of Commerce invite to an insightful event on 21st Nov. 2013

Photo courtsey: Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India

Latest data suggest that India is again set on a growth track. Away from media limelight India’s hinterland has emerged as a key driver of economic growth. A recent report in the Economic Times (4th October 2013) said, “India Inc’s rural champions have probably never had it so good”. “At a time when the rest of India Inc is either groaning under heavy debt or struggling to sell in a sluggish market,” the report said, “companies with heavy rural focus are literally licking their lips in anticipation of a surge in demand in India’s villages and towns.” The news items also quoted a Deutsche Bank report saying that “years of above-average rainfall have increased rural prosperity and stock markets have responded by pushing up prices of companies with a strong rural presence.”


GIRT Hamburg goes Bremen: Next Meeting on 10th December in Bremen

Dear friends of GIRT Hamburg,

As usual, in 2012 too we are pleased to organize the last meeting of the year in cooperation with the Bremen Chamber of Commerce. The theme of the meeting would be chances and challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (“Mittelstand”) in their India engagement.

We are pleased to announce a guest talk by Mr. Mayur Shinde, who is responsible for sales and business development (India) at FRISTAM Pumpen KG (GmbH & Co.) in Hamburg. As someone with an Indian background and a long-term experience of Germany, Mr. Shinde has a distinct advantage of having both insider and outsider perspectives of the issues involved. He would be sharing his insights with us and we would also have enough time for a lively discussion (with him and other participants) and exchanging ideas.

The meeting will be held on 10th December in the Bremen Chamber of Commerce, from 18:00 to 20:00 hours. Registration for the meeting is being coordinated directly by Ms. Anja Reinkensmeier of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (in CC). Online information is available under:


Please note that on account of limited seating capacity, we may have to resort to first-come-first-serve basis in accepting registrations.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Bremen.

With best regards

Rajnish Tiwari