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.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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:
“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.
„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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
We 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.
In 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.
India is currently witnessing a massive exercise by its citizens, the exercise of a very fundamental, democratic right. According to BBC, “It is the biggest voting event in the world: more than 800 million Indians are going to the polls over six weeks to elect a new government.” The results of this almost gigantic exercise and a hotly contested election would be out on 16th of May.
We cordially invite you to our next meeting of German-Indian Round Table in Hamburg on 26th of May (18:30h). By then we would know which party has won the largest number of seats in the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of India’s Parliament, and hopefully also which alliance of parties is likely to form the next government. With some luck, we might also have a preliminary idea of the policy framework for the next legislature period. Irrespective of which coalition rules in Delhi in the post-election period, we hope for, and expect, new impulses for socio-economic growth.
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.