Entering the German Market – Post-Brexit Challenges & Business Opportunities

6 September 2016


The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is holding a seminar on “Entering the German Market:Post-Brexit Challenges and Business Opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia” on 22 September 2016 in London. The event is aimed at British companies planning to enter the German market and those which have already gained some experience and want to learn about how to adapt to post-Brexit challenges.

The event will provide participants with all the necessary information on entering the German market, including market-entry strategies, information on legal, tax, finance and recruitment issues as well as on how to start a business in Germany. The presentations will conclude with a case study by a British company already successful in Germany. Particular emphasis will be given to the economic implications after the Brexit vote and the advantages of North Rhine-Westphalia as a business location. 

Trade with the EU is crucial for the UK economy. Almost 45% of the UK’s exports go to EU countries. Germany is the UK’s most important trading partner with an export volume of over 10% (or €38bn EUR). North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is located in the centre of Europe and borders on the Netherlands and Belgium. Not only is it the most densely populated federal state in Germany, but around 160 million people (almost one third of all EU consumers) live within a 500km radius around the state capital Düsseldorf, which makes it a unique location in Europe for reaching that many people with high purchasing power within a relatively short distance.

“The UK’s Leave vote and its unforeseen economic implications have left British companies in an unclear situation as to how their business will be influenced by Brexit,” said Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director General of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce. “UK companies with a major client base in Europe should now consider establishing a presence in the EU to ensure their business can better continue to benefit from the advantages of the Single Market.”

The seminar will be held at The Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London, and run from 4.30pm to 7pm, followed by a drinks reception hosted by sponsor NRW.INVEST GmbH, the inward investment agency for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Participation is free but places are limited. For further information and to register please visit our website ww.germanbritishchamber.co.uk or contact Sven Riemann on Tel: 020 7976 4185, email s.riemann@ahk-london.co.uk


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