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.

 

From the “Gateway of India” to the “Gate to the World” – Discover India in Hamburg

IndiaWeek_Logo„Hamburg will celebrate the sixth India Week from 2nd to 8th November this year. More than 60 events covering economy, culture, science and education, politics and society will showcase the profound expertise in Hamburg relating to India.

Indo-German Economy

„What started as an initiative of the German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) in 2007, has become an institution over the years. Due to its growing size and wide range of topics, the event takes place every two years since 2009 and is organized under the lead of the Senate Chancellery together with the Ministry of Culture in Hamburg, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation and the German-Indian Round Table as well as the Hamburg Representation Mumbai. Another important partner is the Consulate General of India, Hamburg.

„The purpose of India Week Hamburg is to display the multiple ties between Hamburg and India, strengthen existing partnerships and create new opportunities for cooperation. All those institutions, universities, companies, NGOs and others who are involved with India are invited to contribute. []“

„[…] In the economic sphere, the Indian government has triggered many processes of change. Hence, during India Week Hamburg 2015, experts from Germany and India will provide a professional audience with the latest updates and discuss the specifics of doing business with India. To understand the Indian consumer is crucial for successful market entry and will be a focal topic of discussion. The legal framework will be an issue as well as the impact of the new investment policy “Make in India”. Potential German investors will receive in-depth information on tax regulations and the latest developments in Foreign Direct Investment. The issues of energy supply and renewables will be discussed as well as life sciences. The ongoing shift towards digitalization will be picked up by looking at digital ecosystems, mobile and e-commerce in India or the media’s search for online gold. […]“

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Upcoming Event: „India Meets Europe“

We are pleased to bring to the notice of our readers an upcoming event on 11th April in Hanover:

As part of the Global Business & Markets – International trade platform of Hannover Messe the India meets Europe summit will take place on the 11th April 2014 at the Messegelände Hall 13 Business Forum 2 in Hannover. The summit is organised with the support of partners like Indian Embassy, FICCI, OAV, EEPC India, BIBB, Germany Trade & Invest and others partners from Industry. We aim to bring together decision makers from German and Indian industry, administrations, institutions, think-tanks, academia and associations together to focus on evaluating the economic development and engage all stakeholders to strengthen and explore new initiatives in the area of bilateral trade and investments, infrastructure and energy, research and development, skill development and vocational training, and economic cooperation between the two partners. The Summit will provide an interactive, and thought-provoking platform that will benefit participants in making key decisions with respect to doing business in Germany and India.

For further Information: http://www.indus-media.com/en/indiameetseurope

Next GIRT Hamburg meeting on 20th Jan. 2014

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

In the name of GIRT Hamburg, and also personally, I would like to extend you and your dear ones our very best wishes for a healthy & prosperous New Year 2014.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to our next meeting that takes place on Monday, 20th January 2014. We will have the pleasure of listening to a talk by Dr. Henning Marwege, Managing Director of Camfil Power Systems GmbH in Bremen and Board member of Camfil India. Camfil is internationally working in the fields of air filtration and power plant components with headquarters in Sweden. Dr. Marwege is responsible for the Camfil branch in Bremen and is active in India since 1998.

Dr. Marwege will talk about “Camfil’s Way to India”. The talk covers topics such as mode of entry/operation (licensing, JV or wholly-owned subsidiary). In his own words: “It also describes production models by means of 100% sub-contracting, lease and operate as well as own and operate. Life in India with headache, frustration, patience and plenty of success.” This sounds very exciting and promises a motivating inauguration of the new year.

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IMF sees signs of moderate economic recovery for India in 2014

Hamburg (Oct. 8, 2013). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released yesterday new World Economic Outlook (WEO), which sees slowdown in economic growth for most major econmies this year. On a positive note it expects the growth to resume an upward trend in the next year. The Executive Summary states:

World Economic Outlook: Transitions and Tensions (October 2013)

„Global growth is in low gear, the drivers of activity are changing, and downside risks persist. China and a growing number of emerging market economies are coming off cyclical peaks. Their growth rates are projected to remain much above those of the advanced economies but below the elevated levels seen in recent years, for both cyclical and structural reasons.“

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