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 ( 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 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. […]“


1. Deutsch-Indisches Wirtschaftsforum Mitteldeutschland

German Indian Round Table Leipzig und Fraunhofer MOEZ laden Mittelständler zum Austausch über das diesjährige Partnerland der Hannover Messe

Deutsch-Indisches Wirtschaftsforum am 21. April 2015 in Leipzig

Deutsch-Indisches Wirtschaftsforum am 21. April 2015 in Leipzig

“Make in India“ – die von Premierminister Narendra Modi im September 2014 neu eingeführte internationale Kampagne soll ausländische Investitionen, insbesondere im Bereich Produktion, in Indien stärken. Die Bedeutung des indischen Marktes für deutsche und europäische Unternehmen wird 2015 mit der offiziellen Länderpartnerschaft Indiens auf der weltweit wichtigsten Industriemesse, der Hannover Messe, erneut unterstrichen.


Einladung zum GIRT-Treffen in Hamburg am 30. März 2015

GIRT LogoDer German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) Hamburg lädt recht herzlich zu seinem nächsten Treffen am 30. März 2015 in Hamburg ein.

Es sind spannende Zeiten in Indien und es gibt nach den Wahlen im Stadtstaat Delhi und dem neuen Haushaltsentwurf durch den indischen Finanzminister für das Fiskaljahr 2015-16 einiges, inklusive der geplanten „India Week Hamburg 2015“, das wir in gewohnter Runde besprechen wollen.

Als Hauptattraktion des Abends haben wir einen Vortrag von Frau Eleonora Zagorska vom Fraunhofer MOEZ in Leipzig zum Thema:

Management der Technologieanpassung zur erfolgreichen Markterschließung in Indien

Frau Eleonora Zagorska

Frau Zagorska arbeitet als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Projektleiterin am Fraunhofer MOEZ in der Abteilung “Unternehmen und internationale Märkte”. Unter anderem koordiniert sie in Zusammenarbeit mit dem European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) eine Reihe von Projekten, die die Entwicklung neuer Ansätze zum Transfer und zur Anpassung innovativer, umweltfreundlicher Technologien zwischen der Europäischen Union und Indien zum Ziel haben.