Foreign trade

Consultation Russia
For VDMA members: On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, individual consultations with VDMA Russia experts will take place at the VDMA Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.
Baden-Württemberg goes Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley offers German SMEs enormous opportunities for new business models in the areas of machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. The regional business development agency Baden-Württemberg International is offering the BW Silicon Valley InnovationCamp, which will take place for the fifth time on 15 July.
USA remains the largest export market for machinery - slightly ahead of China
Machinery exports grew by almost 8 percent in 2017 - Exports to China increased significantly by nearly 23 percent - Mexico recorded the biggest increase - Great Britain one of the few losers
VDMA: Germany must not isolate itself
Mechanical engineers in Germany expect the new government will set the correct economic course immediately after its constitution. VDMA President, Carl Martin Welcker spoke to journalists at the 9th German Maschinenbau-Gipfel (Mechanical Engineering Summit) in Berlin: “We reject isolation tendencies and backwards-looking policies, irrespective of their complexion! Mechanical engineering and the entire German industry thrives on its cosmopolitan outlook and any reversal here would damage our society and our well-being,” Welcker reiterated.

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Mechanical engineering in Baden-Württemberg feels headwind
Companies' business expectations for 2019 have deteriorated significantly compared with 2018. "In the current year we can at best speak of a sideways movement," said Dr. Mathias Kammüller, Chairman of the VDMA Baden-Württemberg, to journalists in Stuttgart on 24 July 2019.
Dr. Astrid Engels
Dr. Astrid Engels
Foreign trade, Sales & marketing, Trade fairs, Social Media, Purchasing & materials handling
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Dr. Dietrich Birk
Dr. Dietrich Birk
Managing director VDMA Baden-Württemberg, Corporate management, Personell management, Economic policy
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