Business with Germany


A Programme for Executive Managers

The Manager Training Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is an element of Germany’s foreign economic policy.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is entrusted to lead the Programme.
More than 14,000 managers and decision makers from 21 countries have taken part in the Programme since 1998. Through this experience, they have become familiar with the German business culture, have gained first-hand practical know-how from visiting German companies and have come into direct contact with potential German business partners.

Purpose of the Programme

The Virtual Manager Training 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 sessions with German trainers strengthen specific management competencies. Virtual company visits and discussions with German managers will show examples of good business practices. Direct business contacts and negotiations provide opportunities to conclude business deals.

Click here for the Programme structure. We gathered a selection of frequently asked questions here.

Presenting the virtual Programme

Reimut Düring, Head of the Manager Training Programme, presents the virtual Programme and invites the managers of the 21 partner countries to participate.