Business with Germany
A Programme for Executive Managers
The Partnering in Business with Germany Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is an instrument of Germany’s foreign trade promotion.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is entrusted to lead the Programme.
More than 17,000 managers and decision makers 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 Partnering in Business with Germany 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. 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.
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Within the federal government, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has overall responsibility for the promotion of foreign trade. The Partnering in Business with Germany Programme is an important element of Germany’s foreign economic policy. Bilateral agreements between the BMWK and the respective authorities in the partner countries form the foundation. In this way, both sides support intensification of the economic relations and of cooperation between the two countries. The focus is on the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular.
The BMWK has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to act as General Manager. The GIZ develops the Partnering in Business with Germany Programme concept and the individual tools in close cooperation with the BMWK, the German business sector and the partner institutions, tailoring them to the changing requirements. Together with the partner institutions, the GIZ selects the participants, and is also responsible for supporting them and maintaining contact with them once their advanced training in Germany is complete. In Germany, the GIZ works together with national education and training institutions.