Contacts in Central Asia

The MP hosted executives from Central Asia in Dresden. Participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan represented a wide spectrum of different industries. Thanks to a contacts forum, they got the opportunity to enhance their individual programme, make a whole host of follow-on contacts and arrange company visits.

Dresden. In the ARGE Konsortium Neue Bundesländer NBL, contacts forums have been part of the MP for years. The success model is based on cooperation with the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK). Before the event, the participants’ profiles and cooperation aims are communicated and published on relevant IHK platforms. Therefore, it is important that this information is retrieved and processed as precisely as possible beforehand. The more precisely cooperation aims are worded, the more interest they will arouse among German companies. At the beginning of a contacts forum, the German companies introduce themselves, their potential for cooperation and their desires to those participating in the training course. Individual discussions then get ‘to the point’, discussing issues such as technical specifications, supply and service conditions and time periods.

The Central- Asian MP group also had the opportunity to get to know 16 Saxon companies at a contacts forum at the Leipzig IHK. MP participants made many new contacts, including SMEs from the region, who would hardly have been able to pinpoint companies on foreign markets with which to initiate links.

‘You should not let such an opportunity pass you by!’ says Vladik Tumbashyan of Leipzig’s Trade Centre for Central Asia and the South Caucasus. ‘Entrepreneurs and executives from Central Asia, which seems so far away to us, with know-how and market knowledge delivered free to our door, it couldn’t have gone any better. We would like to thank the organisers for this meeting; the rest lies in the hands of the entrepreneurs themselves.’ Promising exploratory talks took place in the areas of mobile electricity supply, steel construction, training for medical staff and the delivery of medical services in Germany.