Germany Trade & Invest at the 2013 Hannover Messe

Logo Hannover Messe 2012 | © Messe Hannover The HANNOVER MESSE is the most important technology trade fair of the year. This year from the 8th to the 12th of April around 5000 exhibitors will be presenting world firsts, innovations and current industry trends, all in the context of this year’s Expo theme: ‘Integrated Industry’. The newest developments, the smartest technologies and the most up-to-date industry trends will all be presented.

The partner country for this year’s HANNOVER MESSE is Russia. Germany Trade and Invest is presenting a full range of country and theme-specific information events. Germany Trade and Invest’s experts will be present in the Investment Lounge of the Global Business and Markets (Hall 13) and are available for consultation at any time.

Russia – Germany: Market. Entry. Opportunities.

Foreign trade workshop for German and Russian businesses

Time and Location:
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 | 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Hannover Messe | Global Business & Markets | Hall 13, Forum 2


Germany Trade & Invest invites Russian and German companies to join us for a foreign trade workshop on April 09, 2013 at HANNOVER MESSE.

Russian Market Entry
2:00 p.m.Welcome Address and Moderation
Bernd Hones | Germany Trade & Invest, Moscow

Panel discussion Part 1
Going beyond Moscow – Russia’s regions today
Panel Discussion with Governors and Representatives of Russian Regions

Area Jaroslawl | Vyacheslav Blatov | Vice-Governor
Area Kaluga | Vladimir Popov | Minister of Econmomic Development
Region Stawropol | Valery Zerenkov | Governor
Area Leningrad | Dmitry Yalov | Vice-Governor

Agentur für Strategische Initiativen (ASI)
Alexander Pirozhenko | Director

3:00 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.Panel discussion Part 2
Market entry Russia –
From trade fair participation to business set-up
In 2012, German-Russian bilateral trade reached a record level of over 80 billion Euro (+10% compared to 2011). At the same time, huge investment programs in infrastructure and modernization of Russia’s industry provide numerous business opportunities for German companies.
 Dr. Alexander Spaak, Managing Director DEinternational | German-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Andrej Gross | Director Government Relations Deutsche Messe AG
Stefan Peters | Head of Unit Russia Euler Hermes Deutschland AG
4:00 p.m.Break
4:15 p.m.Panel discussion Part 3
German business strategies in Russia
More than 6,000 German companies operate in Russia: What are their expectations for future profit and sales opportunities? What makes them successful, and what specific issues should be considered in doing business in Russia?

Heating & Air Conditioning | Hubert Berndt | Area Business Manager | WOLF GmbH

Electronics/Optics | Hermann Marsch | Managing Director | Maicom Quarz GmbH

Electronics | Elena Semenova | Managing Director | Phoenix Contact Rus OOO

Logistics | Olaf Metzger | Managing Director | OOO REVIVAL Express

5:00 p.m.


German Market Entry

Russian companies are increasingly expanding into Germany. Russian direct investment has quadrupled since 2003 alone. Our experts will provide information on the basic conditions and requirements for Russian companies to enter the German market successfully. Moreover, a Russian company will share its experience of doing business in Germany and its own successful market entry strategies.

5:15 p.m.

Setting up business in Germany: the legal framework
Dmitry Marenkov | Senior Manager International Business and Tax Law (Eastern Europe, CIS) | Germany Trade & Invest

5:30 p.m.

Investing in Germany: Financing and Incentives
Friedrich Henle | Senior Manager Investor Support Services | Germany Trade & Invest

5:45 p.m.

Show Case
Kirovsky Zavod – a Russian Investor in Germany
Dr. Albrecht Bochow | Member of the Board | JSC Kirovsky Zavod

6:00 p.m.


German-Russian Reception

6:00 p.m.

German-Russian Reception

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