“Made in Germany” – Fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

Nov 12, 2019
Birmingham | UK


Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming seminar and networking reception highlighting Germany’s industrial strategy and the latest business opportunities in Europe’s largest market. The event will be held at The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at 5:30 pm.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

Hill St, Birmingham B5 4EW

GTAI is the economic development agency of Germany. The organisation supports German companies in their internationalisation efforts, markets Germany as a business location, and assists companies in setting up operations in Germany. Join us to find out more about how your business can benefit from a presence in Europe's largest economy. Interact with our experts and the regional business development agencies from Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Thuringia. We very much look forward to meeting you in Birmingham.


Please follow the link (external) to register for the event.

The registration process is managed by enviacon as our event partner.

Germany has long been recognised as Europe's manufacturing powerhouse, but can its companies harness the full potential of 'Industrie 4.0'? This concept, pioneered in Germany, is considered pivotal to the success and even the survival of the industrial landscape.

Experts from both Germany and the UK will discuss this question and highlight business expansion opportunities for British manufacturing companies, with a special focus on several dynamic growth regions in Eastern Germany. Representatives of British companies that have successfully invested in Germany will share their practical experiences and successful market development strategies.



Registration & Reception


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Robert Scheid, Director London, GTAI


Why Invest in Germany?

Industrial Perspectives

  • Manufacturing Success: Germany Works

    Richard Todd, Senior Manager UK Investor Consulting, GTAI

  • What Drives German Manufacturing in the 21st Century?

    Richard Todd in discussion with:

    - Claudia Grüne, Senior Manager Machinery, Equipment & Industrie 4.0, GTAI

    - Max Milbredt, Senior Manager Electronics, GTAI

    - Dr. Rainer Müller, Senior Manager Lightweight, Aerospace & Material Processing, GTAI

  • Future Factory for Composites

    Dr. Gunnar Merz, CEO, Composites United e.V. (CUeV)


Refreshments & Networking Break


How to Invest in Germany?

Expert Insights

  • Getting Started in Germany

    Christina Schön, Senior Manager Investor Support Services, GTAI

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Where to Invest?

Thriving Regions in Eastern Germany

  • State of Brandenburg – The Industrial Belt of Berlin

    Jan-Alexander Ernst, Head of Department of Business Location Development, Economic Development Agency Brandenburg

  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Best of Northern Germany

    Marc Altkrüger, Consultant, Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

  • Thuringia – Your Business Opportunities at the Centre of Germany

    Susann Martens, Director Investment Promotion Western Europe, LEG Thüringen – State Development Corporation of Thuringia


Networking & Buffet Dinner

Eastern Germany is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe with investors finding an ultra-modern infrastructure, a large pool of skilled employees and lower labour costs than in other western European countries. The German government provides a broad array of investment and financial assistance measures. With its strategic location in the heart of Europe, Eastern Germany offers an exceptional business environment for serving the European market.

Our Partners

GTAI and its partners | © German Embassy London + Economic Development Agency Brandenburg + Invest in MV + State Development Corporation of Thuringia

Contact Us

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