Strengthening Indo-German Economic Cooperation: Opportunities for SMEs Through Partnering in Business with Germany

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Strengthening Indo-German Economic Cooperation: Opportunities for SMEs

The recognition of the important role small and medium companies (SMEs) play in advancing trade, investment, and technological ties has led to a long history of strong engagement between India and Germany. A historic Joint Declaration was signed on September 9, 2008, by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India, and the Government of India, in an effort to strengthen their partnership. With this proclamation, a bilateral training program for Indian executives and managers was intended to promote economic cooperation. 

The Birth of Partnering in Business with Germany Training Programme

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, formerly known as Inwent, collaborated to realize this aim by arranging the first Indo-German Managers Training Programme (MP) in 2009. Currently named as “Partnering in Business with Germany,” this effort has grown yearly and has benefited more than 630 businesspeople thus far. The initiative has continuously shown how valuable it is in fostering commercial ties between Germany and India.

 Programme Highlights for 2024

In 2024, CII and GIZ are committed to continuing this legacy by organizing two specialized batches under Partnering in Business with Germany:

Batch 1: General Batch – Open to almost all industries, this batch is designed to cater to a broad spectrum of business sectors.

Batch 2: Focus on Green Technologies/Circular Economy – This batch is dedicated to businesses engaged in sustainable practices and innovations in green technologies and circular economy. 

This is your opportunity to participate in a life-changing event that has helped hundreds of business executives in the past. Don’t let it pass. Get new prospects for development and cooperation by applying right now.

 Why Should You Participate?

  • Business Relationships: Create a foundation for long-term cooperation by cultivating business ties with German companies.
  • Management Training: Personalized training sessions led by knowledgeable German instructors can help you improve your management skills.
  • Virtual Discussions: Participate in virtual conversations with German managers to acquire knowledge about best practices in business.
  • Direct Business Contacts: Make direct commercial contacts and agreements; this will provide you priceless access to the German market.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by 5th June 2024. This is a unique opportunity to expand your business horizons and integrate into the German market.

 The programme provides the participating managers with the possibility to become familiar with the German market, to establish business relationships with German companies and to build long-term partnerships. The tailored training with German trainers strengthens specific management competencies. Virtually conducted discussions with German managers impart examples of good business practices. Direct business contacts and negotiations provide access to the German market.

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