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Event Review: Developments in the German ICT Industry

Opportunities for Chinese Investors in Eastern Germany

Event: May 16, 2019 Location: Shenzhen, China

As part of the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) China Road Show 2019, an investor event to promote and market Eastern Germany as an investment location for Chinese business representatives from the ICT sector took place in Shenzhen on May 16, 2019. Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Mr. Christian Hirte, accompanied the GTAI Road Show, holding a keynote speech on the merits of Eastern Germany as an economic location and the special location advantages of the new federal states.

Germany Trade & Invest CEO Dr. Robert Hermann outlined the array of services provided by GTAI in his subsequent presentation, taking time to outline further the advantages of Eastern Germany as a location – the five federal states and Berlin – to the attendant audience of 93 Chinese business representatives. The event also enjoyed the support of the German General Consulate in Guangzhou and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, with both General Consul Mr. Martin Fleischer and Deputy Mayor Mr. Lixin WANG making welcoming addresses.

Testimonial presentations detailing successful investments made by Chinese companies in Eastern Germany formed a key element in the event proceedings. Mr. Guobong Li of Hang Sheng Electronics and Mr. Yongxing Yang from Guangdong Biolight Meditech reported on their respective positive experiences in Eastern Germany.

As part of a panel discussion with the two Chinese company representatives and representatives from the economic development agencies Investment and Marketing Coporation Saxony-Anhalt, State Development Corporation of Thuringia and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology (represented by Berlin Business Liaison Desk China), additional regional advantages were discussed and substantiated by the on-hand expertise provided by GTAI ICT expert Mr. Henri Troillet. The Head of the Eastern Germany Division, Ms. Silke Poppe, moderated the discussion forum.

As well as those economic development agencies already noted, representatives of Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Saxony Economic Development Corporation also participated in the road show.

Chinese company representatives in attendance made excellent use of the opportunity to network with the German experts and representatives from the respective economic development agencies before and after the event.

Our Partners

GTAI and its partners | © AHK Greater China + Berlin Partner + Brandenburg Invest + Invest in MV+ IMG Saxony-Anhalt+ WFS Saxony + LEG Thüringen + Shenzhen Promotion Association for Small and Medium Enterprises + Shenzhen International Technology Cooperation Association for Small and Medium Enterprises bild-partner-shenzhen | © GTAI

Agenda

03:00PM

Registration & Networking

03:30PM

Welcome & Opening Words

Martin Fleischer, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Guangzhou

Lixin WANG, Deputy Mayor of Shenzhen

03:50PM

Eastern Germany as a Business and Investment Location

Christian Hirte, Parliamentary State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

04:10PM

Introduction and Overview Germany Trade & Invest and its Partners

Dr. Robert Hermann, CEO, Germany Trade & Invest

04:30PM

Coffee Break & Networking

04:50PM

Germany’s Thriving ICT Landscape: Best Way to Profit from the Market

Henri Troillet, Senior Manager Digital & Service Industries, Germany Trade & Invest

05:00PM

Learn from Germany

Guobing Li, Vice President, Hang Sheng Electronics Co., Ltd.

05:10PM

Integrating with "Made in Germany": Enjoying a Strong Reputation Worldwide

Yongxing Yang, Vice President, Guangdong Biolight Meditech Co., Ltd.

05:20PM

Panel Discussion

Participants:

Guobing Li (Hang Sheng Electronics), Yongxing Yang (Biolight Meditech Co., Ltd.), Henri Troillet (GTAI), Sabine Yang-Schmidt (Berlin Business Liaison Desk China), Mathias Obieglo (Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt), Hao Zhi (State Development Corporation of Thuringia)

Moderation: Silke Poppe, Director Eastern Germany, GTAI

06:00PM

Q&A

06:15PM

Networking with Dinner Buffet

Master of Ceremonies: Robert Herzner, Director China, Germany Trade & Invest

Picture Gallery

Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Group picture of speakers, VIPs and the delegation. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Robert Herzner, Director China at GTAI, acted as master of ceremonies. | © GTAI
galleryInvestor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry-2019-05-16-review-shenzhen-3 German Consul General Martin Fleischer gave the first welcome address. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Shenzhen's Deputy Mayor Lixin WANG also officially welcomed the guests. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry The keynote speech was delivered by German Parliamentary State Secretary Christian Hirte as the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Dr. Robert Hermann introduced Germany Trade & Invest and its service portfolio as well as its partners. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry GTAI CEO Dr. Robert Hermann in conversation with a guest of the investor event. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Current developments in the German ICT Industry were presented by GTAI expert Henri Troilet. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Reasons why Hang Sheng Electronics had opted for a greenfield investment in Germany were outlined by the company's vice president Guobing Li. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry Yongxing Yang, Vice President, Guangdong Biolight Meditech, talked about Biolight's successful investment in the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. | © GTAI
Investor Event Shenzhen, Developments in the German ICT Industry The presentations were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Silke Poppe, GTAI. | © GTAI

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