Engineering Change

Dr. Volker Kefer, president of The Association of German Engineers (VDI), argues that Germany owes its reputation as a technical and manufacturing powerhouse to its engineers. However, engineers must train across disciplines to stay on top in the era of digitalization.

Germany Trade & Invest at the MEDICA

Germany is Europe’s number one healthcare market by volume: Patients, manufacturers and providers power a life science industry composed of thriving medical technology, pharmaceuticals, medical biotechnology, and digital health sectors.

Ten Years of GTAI

Over the past 10 years, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) has supported several thousand projects, helped foreign investors to set up shop in Germany, and contributed greatly to the positive development and further internationalization of the German economy in general, and the creation of new businesses and jobs specifically.

Best of the Decade

We asked the four industrial divisions of Germany Trade & Invest to name their most significant or interesting investment case studies over the past 10 years.

Deals Down Under

Heiko Stumpf has been in charge of the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) office in Sydney, Australia since August 2018. Markets Germany talked to him about his experiences so far “Down Under.”

Innovation and Reliability

In an interview with the major German daily newspaper Die Welt, Germany Trade & Invest Chairman/CEO Jürgen Friedrich discussed the importance of “Made in Germany” as a brand in times of trade conflicts.

Sum of its Parts

A new economic report shows that Germany’s decentralized economy is one of its greatest strengths. Mario Ohoven, president of the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses, explains how fragmentation has led to greater prosperity.

»Process automation is still both a curse and a blessing.«

The digitalization of business services presents companies with significant challenges. Stephan Fricke talks to Markets Germany about chatbots, changing job profiles, and the opportunities automation brings.

Global Going Local

TMF Group is a global professional services company that helps international companies set up businesses in new markets. Markets Germany talks to the managing director of TMF Germany about the current trends in the German market.

Major Topics of Germany Trade & Invest in 2019

GTAI places three issues at the center of its acitivities.