“Made in Germany” – Fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

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Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 17:30 to 21:00

“Made in Germany” – Fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? The Future of Manufacturing in Europe


Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)


The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre
Hill St, Birmingham B5 4EW
United Kingdom

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.

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.


  • 5:30PM: Registration & Reception
  • 6:00PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Robert Scheid, Director London, GTAI
    • 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)
  • 6:55PM: Refreshments & Networking Break
    • Getting Started in Germany, Christina Schön, Senior Manager Investor Support Services, GTAI
    • TBS, Testimonial
    • 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
  • 8:00PM 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.


Please follow the link (https://www.enviacon.com/uk-business-conference) to register for the event.

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

Get in touch with the Organisers:

Vanessa Becker, Manager

‎+49 30 200 099-818

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