Programme with Iran Suspended

Due to the very serious situation in Iran, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has suspended the foreign trade promotion instruments as well as the German-Iranian business formats. The suspension includes, among other things, the Manager Training Programme.

Programme to continue with Iran

Germany and Iran have extended their partnership as part of the Manager Training Programme (MP) for another three years. On 24 January, both sides signed a Joint Declaration on the Programme extension until 2024. Hans-Udo Muzel, German Ambassador in Iran, and Ali Rasoolian, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and head of the MP’s partner organisation ISIPO (Iran Small Industries and Industrial Parks Organization), signed the agreement in Teheran. Continue reading

An elevator pitch closer to the goal

Iranian alumni completed the “How to do business with Germany” virtual training course. The interactive seminar addressed what to consider when initiating contact with German companies, how to conquer new markets, and how to impress a German company with your business ideas and acumen. Continue reading

Managing Value Chains During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to strengthen a business, it is crucial to find out what the customers really want and operationalise this information. Aligning buyer specifications with operations is a key element when a company wants to improve their business. Alumni of the MP learned this and much more during an online seminar. Continue reading

Quality „Made in Iran“

Tools are Mohammad Ramezani’s world. His family has manufactured them in the family-run firm, the Iran Potk Tools Company, for over thirty years. Now the entrepreneur would like to sell his products in Germany and Europe as well.

Despite the current political and economic tensions in Iran, the Manager Training Programme (MP) opened up a path to success: Ramezani founded a company in Germany and is active in the market. He also took a lot of new ideas home from Germany about how to make sure his business is ready to face the future. Continue reading

Digitisation in Industry

In 2015, Amir Mamdouh founded the Sayyal Sazan Azaran Tadbir (Satco) consulting firm in the city of Tabriz to work with clients in the metal industry. The 32-year-old Satco managing director and engineer completed the MP in 2017. While in Germany, he established contact with a Berlin-based firm now involved in digitisation for a Satco customer. Mamdouh also succeeded in bringing another member of his MP group on board to support his firm’s expansion inside Iran. Continue reading

Iranian executives find success in Germany

Prior to the introduction of international sanctions as a reaction to the Iranian nuclear programme, Germany maintained intensive business relationships to Iran. German-Iranian trade in 2016 amounted to about 3 billion euro in total. German exports to in den Iran grew by 26 percent in 2016 to reach 2.6 billion euro. Continue reading

Between Tradition and Industry 4.0

The first Iranian Manager Training Programme participants came to Germany at the end of 2016. The curriculum included expert seminars and company visits to traditional German firms which use innovative management to ensure their success on the global market. Continue reading