Voices

Contributors share their personal viewpoints on global trade, industry policy and corporate challenges.
Dr. Eberhard Veit: “There is a real new spirit of optimism”

Dr. Eberhard Veit: “There is a real new spirit of optimism”

We asked Dr. Eberhard Veit, a member of the supervisory boards of numerous medium-sized German manufacturers, but also of Robert Bosch GmbH, in mid-July about the situation of industrial companies after Corona. Veit sees positive prospects for innovation and...

Dieter Kempf: “Protectionism harms everyone”

Dieter Kempf: “Protectionism harms everyone”

For Professor Dieter Kempf, the president of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), the critics of the German trade surplus overlook that Germany, as an "import European champion", gives vital impulses for growth to the industries of the EU. There is criticism of...

Rolf Leiber: “I want to have a sparkling clean production here”

Rolf Leiber: “I want to have a sparkling clean production here”

Do you know Emmingen from Egg? Have you been to Ruda Slaska? There you could - if you Dr. Visit Rolf Leiber to get a personal impression of how Germany's industrial middle-sized sector works. And how it comes to sustainable production abroad - in this case in Poland....

Olaf Koch: “Digital B2B – that requires warmth and passion”

Olaf Koch: “Digital B2B – that requires warmth and passion”

Digitalising the restaurant and hotel industry via an accessible platform: For METRO CEO Olaf Koch, who himself started out as a digital founder, this is the key to a new partnership with the retail giant's customers: millions of small businesses worldwide. Mr. Koch,...