Rösler travels to Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business
The Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Philipp Rösler, is today travelling to India to attend the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business. He is accompanied on this trip by a host of business representatives and members of the German Bundestag. In India, Minister Rösler will meet representatives from business and politics from the Asia-Pacific region for bilateral talks. He will also visit construction workers building the metro in New Delhi in order to see first hand the successful business partnerships between Germany and India. Minister Rösler will further take a tour of the pavilions erected as part of the German-Indian city tour "Urban Mela", and will meet with Indian business women.
On 2 November 2012, Minister Rösler will join with the chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business and CEO of Siemens AG, Mr. Peter Löscher, to open the 13th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in New Delhi.
Minister Rösler commented: "The Asia-Pacific region will continue to be one of the main growth regions within the world economy. Germany is able to offer attractive solutions for the challenges being faced by the region, such as urbanisation and sustainable growth. The Asia Pacific Conference is the most important forum for German companies when it comes to making contacts in the region and exchanging opinions and experience. Our companies are becoming more and more successfully active in the region and the Conference also generates ideas that they can use. Companies come in all different shapes and sizes, and their international performance and success is not dependent upon how big they are: in fact many small and medium-sized enterprises will also be represented at the Asia-Pacific Conference. The innovative German Mittelstand is highly respected by international partners and is increasingly being seen as a key factor in the continued strength of the German economy."
The motto of this year's Asia-Pacific Conference is "Partnership - Innovation - Sustainability". Experts from Germany and the whole of the Asia-Pacific Region will be discussing the pressing problems of the time, notably energy efficiency and clean technologies, science and innovation, raw materials, financing and demographic change.
The Asia-Pacific Region will continue to be one of the most strategic key markets for German exports. The dynamic development of this market clearly comes from the emerging economies - particularly in Asia. Between 2001 and 2011, annual German exports to the region rose by more than 9%, which was almost double the increase in total exports (5.2%).