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Foreign Trade Conference Berlin-Brandenburg, April 9, Berlin

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin invites in cooperation with the economic administrations from Berlin and Brandenburg as well as the IHK’s from Brandenburg to the foreign trade conference. Discuss with politicians, administrators, business people and international guests from China, Great Britain, Poland and the USA how small and medium-sized companies of the local metropolitan region in particular find their way onto the international stage!

Experts from Germany, China, USA, United Kingdom and Poland examine how national foreign trade policy has changed in the global context in recent years. They discuss what perspectives Berlin and Brandenburg companies have in their respective countries and also what incentives the metropolitan region must create in order to attract more foreign companies to Berlin and Brandenburg.

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Agenda

3:00pm │ Opening and Greetings
  • Jan Eder, CEO, IHK Berlin (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Berlin)
  • Ramona Pop, Senator for Economics, Energy and Business of the State of Berlin
  • Albrecht Gerber, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of Brandenburg
3:30pm │ Keynote

Global Economy in Transition – End of Free Trade, the Future the Nation States?

  • Richard Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Berlin
4:00pm │  Panel discussion

Involvement or Restraint? – National Trade Policies in the Global Discourse

  • Wei Duan, CEO, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany
  • Ulrich Hoppe, CEO, German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
  • Stephen Cheung, CEO, World Trade Center Los Angeles
  • Richard Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Berlin
5:00pm │ Networking Break
5:30pm │ Talks: Internationalization in Companies

1. Talk: Startups worldwide!

Gen Sadakane, CCO, EyeEm
Representation of the Senate Department for Energy and Business, Berlin

2. Talk: Brain-Gain and Innovation

Dr. Sebastian Scheiding, CEO, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof
Representation of the Senate Department for Energy and Business, Berlin

6:30pm │ Final Statements
7:00pm │ Get-together

Simultaneous translation: English, German

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