„India: what next?“: GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on August 26, 2019

India: What next?

  • Tracking important policy and regulatory changes for investors under the new government
  • GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on August 26, 2019, 6 PM

India is making headlines. Moreover, it is making news not only for the recent political decisions involving recent policy measures in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). For the first time in several decades, a sitting government has been returned to office in India with a full – and even increased – majority, in the largest democratic electoral exercise of the world.

Many experts interpret the clear majority for the ruling alliance as a direct mandate for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to undertake far-reaching reforms in the country. PM Modi has already announced his vision to turn India into a $5 trillion economy by 2024.

Significant reforms are needed to achieve this vision, especially in the face of reports of a slowdown in the economy. On the other hand, the country is witnessing many innovations and is making progress with digitalization.

The recent steps taken by the government for a full national integration of Jammu & Kashmir are also likely to have significant implications for the business and regulatory environment in the medium to long run.

It is in the backdrop of these developments that we invite you to our next meeting, which will be held on August 26, 2019 at 6 PM in the premises of Taylor Wessing.

  • The meeting will begin with a brief welcome by Dr. Philipp Behrendt, Partner at Taylor Wessing and and by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Head of GIRT Hamburg.
  • His Excellence, Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, India’s Consul General in Hamburg, will grace the occasion as the guest of honour and deliver a welcome address.
  • The main keynote at the event will be by Ms. Iris Winkler, a well-noted India expert and Senior Manager at PwC. Ms. Winkler will provide new insights on the latest investment scenario in India. She will also highlight some important policy measures introduced by the new government in its recent budget and the changes associated with them for investors.

This will be followed by a networking opportunity over snacks and a majestic view across the Elbphilharmony. The event is kindly supported by Taylor Wessing.

The event details are as below:

  • Date: August 26, 2019 (18:00 – 20.00 hours)
  • Place: Taylor Wessing
    Hanseatic Trade Center, Am Sandtorkai 41, 20457 Hamburg

Our events are generally bi-lingual to allow interaction with all interested persons without language barriers. The meeting will provide ample opportunity for “networking” with snacks and finger food.

The participation is free of charge but requires prior and binding registration by e-mail to tiwari@tuhh.de by Thursday, August 22, 2019. To enable a quality discussion, we reserve the right to admission and shall confirm the accepted registrations.

Looking forward to an interesting and informative get together!

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GIRT Hamburg invites to its next meeting on Sept. 13, 2018

GIRT Hamburg and PwC join hands to organize an event to present results of recent studies of patterns in inwards and outwards FDI between India and Germany

Bild: R. Tiwari

Foreign direct investments (FDI) between India and Germany have been growing steadily. As per the official Bundesbank data, the consolidated stock of German FDI in India grew more than five-folds between 2006 and 2016: from €2.9 billion to €15.9 billion.[1] Today more than 600 German companies employ over 300,000 people in India and generate annual revenues worth €32 billion, which does not show in the trade statistics. Similarly, close to 100 Indian companies have invested €3.5 billion in Germany. They employ more than 20,000 people and generate annual revenues worth €11 billion in Germany.

So far, however, little information is publically available about the current patterns of German FDI in India, and vice versa, concerning the drivers of FDI, regional distribution and its effects on the host economy. German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg is pleased to hold an event in cooperation with PwC Hamburg to shed more light on this and share this valuable knowledge with the interested firms, policy makers, media and individuals.

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The event will begin with a brief welcome by Mr. Frank Quassowsky, Partner at PwC and Head of PwC’s India-German Business Group and by Dr. Rajnish Tiwari, Head of GIRT Hamburg.

The introductory words of the hosts shall be followed by a welcome address by India’s Consul General in Hamburg, Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, who will grace the event as chief guest.

The main keynote of the event will be on “German direct investments in India: Motives, regional distribution and effects” by Dr. Madan M. Arora. Weiterlesen

Invitation to event: “Potentials of Indo-German Partnership in the Food Processing Industry”

Dear friends of German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg,

Hopefully you have had an excellent start in the new year and I take this opportunity to wish you and your dear ones a wonderful, happy and healthy year ahead.

Farmer in UP India

A farmer in UP (India). Photo: Rajnish Tiwari

We are pleased to invite you to an event on the coming 23rd of January. The event is about the potentials of Indo-German partnership in the food processing industry and is being organized by the Consulate General of India (CGI) in Hamburg with active support of GIRT Hamburg. A study conducted on behalf of the CGI on this theme will be also launched at the event. Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, the Consul General of India in Hamburg, will deliver a welcome address. There will be a presentation of study results by me and we shall have time for a Q&A session followed by a small networking reception.

There is no fee for participation. Kindly send your registration to this event directly to the Consulate (com.hamburg@mea.gov.in) latest by January 18, 2017. Due to the limited number of seats available the Consulate reserves the right to accept registrations. The event shall be held in Hotel Baseler Hof, from 18:30h onwards on Monday, the 23rd January. Further details are available here.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the event.

With warm regards & best wishes

Rajnish Tiwari

Next Meeting of GIRT Hamburg on June 13, 2016

We are pleased to invite to our next meeting, which will take place on Monday, the 13th June 2016.

This time we have the pleasure of hosting two special guest talks on the following topics:

  1. The age of digital enterprise: Opportunities of Indo-German collaboration”, by Mr. Ashutosh Kumar. Since 2002 Ashutosh is working with SAP at their head office in Germany. In his current role as chief business consultant he drives “IoT & Digital Experience” strategy services across EMEA region.
  1. India – A bright investment spot in global economy: assessment of last two years and opportunities on the Horizon“ by Mr. Manish Singla. He is currently Executive Director with Client Associates (Gurgaon) and is leading a team of seasoned family office professionals.

As usual, our meeting will take place from 18:30h onwards at Hotel Baseler Hof (Esplanade 11, 20354 Hamburg). In case of interest please send a binding registration by e-mail to tiwari@tuhh.de by June 7, 2016. Owing to space constraints we reserve the right to admission.

Please also note that GIRT meetings are held as a “Stammtisch” which means there is no entry or participation fee but the participants are expected to consume their evening meal at the venue and pay for one’s own consumption. It is important to abide by this rule as this is the only way we can keep our events free-of-charge in representative settings.

 

Event invitation: GIRT Hamburg goes Bremen on Nov. 30, 2015

The India Week Hamburg is successfully over, the ongoing year 2015 is, however, not yet finished and leaves us some space for further activities. Following our long tradition, GIRT Hamburg will go to Bremen on 30th of Nov. and organize an exciting and informative event together with the German-Indian Society of Bremen (DIG Bremen e.V.) between 17:00 and 20:00h.

DIG_BremenWe will have two keynotes: one will focus on the “Importance of intercultural competence in a globalized economy | Experiences of a German Manager in an Indian company„, by Mr. Karsten Papmeyer. Mr. Papmeyer is founder and board-member of an Indian engineering & IT company.

DruckIn a second keynote Dr. Rajnish Tiwari from Center for Frugal Innovation at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) will speak about the “Relevance of Frugal Innovation in today’s Germany and the Avenues of Indo-German Collaboration”. In this he will also report some recent developments in the relevant research activities at TUHH. Dr. Tiwari also heads the GIRT chapter in Hamburg.

The event details are as below:

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