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In Conversation with Germany

calender 20 September 2017
Type:International Events
Venue:The Boiler House, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester LE3 5BJ
Date:20 September 2017
Time:12.45pm to 2.45pm
Available To:Members and Non Members
Members Price:Free
Non Members Price:Free

GermanyEast Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), in conjunction with the German-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Enterprise Europe Network, is pleased to invite you to attend a roundtable discussion outlining the commercial opportunities to be found in the German market.

Taking place at Friars Mill, Leicester on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, this event represents an opportunity for local manufacturers to understand the potential of Germany as an export market and have their say on trading with this Central European powerhouse.

The German Market and Context for the Discussion

Germany continues to represent a significant market for East Midlands companies, with £1.6bn worth of goods being exported in 2016, part of a total trading relationship worth £4.5bn annually. With companies operating internationally reporting challenges and opportunities stemming from a volatile exchange rate and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, this event will review the potential the German market offers East Midlands businesses operating in all sectors.

The Roundtable

This interactive event will include an address from Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director General of the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Ulrich will provide an overview of the diverse opportunities that exist for East Midlands companies in the German market, as well as the best routes to exploiting them. Other speakers include:

  • Chris Hobson - Director of Policy and External Affairs, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

  • Helen Donnellan - Inward Investment Director, Leicester City Council

  • Simon Hall - Director Exports and Investment, Department for International Trade, Midlands Engine

  • Ian Greenway - Managing Director, MTM Products Limited
  • The roundtable will also feature an introduction to Enterprise Europe Network's Company Mission to MEDICA in Germany, for businesses in the healthcare sector and conclude with a Q&A session, where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts in attendance.

    The event will commence at 12:45pm, with a networking lunch served in the Boiler House at the Chamber’s Friars Mill site. Proceedings are anticipated to draw to a close at 2:45pm.


    A high level of interest in this event is expected. Therefore, registrations will be limited to one delegate per company. After registering your interest, we will confirm if you have been allocated a seat. If you are allocated a place and are subsequently unable to attend, you may send a substitute at no extra cost. Substitutions must be communicated to us by email. Failure to attend, or notify us of your absence less than 48 hours prior to the event, will result in a charge of £50 plus VAT.

    For further information or to register your interest, please call +44 (0)333 320 0333 ext 2147 or email ennoecdlc.keif@m-n.ou


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