Germany’s Needs Are Finland’s Expertise

Finland’s technological prowess creates natural synergies with Germany. GTAI’s Finland representative Niklas Becker and Jan Feller, head of the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, discuss future business prospects.

Sino-German Success

“The similarities between German and Chinese Greenfield investors often outweigh the differences” – that’s the conclusion drawn by Dennis Wilkens, Germany Trade & Invest’s China director. And that’s why lots of Chinese companies are setting up shop in Germany.

Crisis Drives Sustainable Thinking

Judith Herzog-Kuballa, sustainability and CSR consultant for Germany’s Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), argues that the corona pandemic has shown the need to combine environmental consciousness with responsible business practices.

AmCham Germany President: Stability, Geography, Education Make Germany So Attractive

Germany’s reputation as a business location has rarely been better among US companies. Frank Sportolari, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Germany, says that’s down to a number of physical, cultural and economic qualities.

GTAI-Workshop – Smart Cities in Germany: from Pilot to Market

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will present best practices from German Smart City initiatives. Various experts from urban innovation networks, Smart City initiatives, Digital Innovation Hubs and financial services will discuss and present how German cities cope with the increasing urban agglomerations.

Germany’s Best Forecaster

Looking for some reliable economic prognostication? The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) should be on your list of places to consult.

fDi Diaries: ‘The crisis will be temporary’

GTAI’s head of investor consulting, Achim Hartig, spoke to Alex Irwin-Hunt from the Financial Times‘ fDi Intelligence about how Germany is doing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Vive la France!

Internationalization is on the cards for many French companies, observes Markus Hempel from the Paris office of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). As France’s closest neighbor, Germany is often the first port of call for French businesses aboard.

What’s ‘Small Talk’ in German?

Germans have a reputation for being scientific but rather humorless. But is this cultural stereotype true? Fiona Evans, U.S. consul general in Düsseldorf, considers the relationship between her countrymen and their German business partners.