Voices

Contributors share their personal viewpoints on global trade, industry policy and corporate challenges.
Renate Pilz: “Knowledge is not constrained to one country”

Renate Pilz: “Knowledge is not constrained to one country”

Renate Pilz, owner of automation and safety specialist Pilz on the values which motivate her global teams and have lead to long-term success. At Pilz, innovation is a central part of our corporate strategy as we believe that technology leadership is the only way to...

Robert Bauer: “Double-digit growth in Asia”

Robert Bauer: “Double-digit growth in Asia”

Dr. Robert Bauer, CEO of SICK AG, on the perspectives of Industry 4.0 in the ASEAN region. Everyone is talking about the worldwide problems caused by trade policies. Have you been affected by them yet? The trade conflicts are definitely having an impact on the...

Shi Mingde: Sharing China’s opportunities with the world

Shi Mingde: Sharing China’s opportunities with the world

Shi Mingde, Ambassador of P.R. China to Germany, invites to the new Import Expo in Shanghai We sincerely invite and welcome companies from all over the world to actively participate in the China International Import Expo and to strengthen cooperations – Shi Mingde...

Corina Cretu: “Contributing to the stability of the region”

Corina Cretu: “Contributing to the stability of the region”

Corina Cretu, EU-Commissioner for Regional Policy explains how EU is targeting the growth potential of the Danube region The Danube Strategy approach is logical: working together, to solve common problems, is effective – Corina Cretu What is your personal resume after...

Peter Fenkl: “It is vital to be present in diverse markets”

Peter Fenkl: “It is vital to be present in diverse markets”

Peter Fenkl, CEO of ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, on the balancing of international markets How important is it for you to have a presence in diverse markets during increasingly turbulent times in terms of trading policy: which regions do you see providing the strongest impetus for...

Elżbieta Bieńkowska: “Strength in diversity”

Elżbieta Bieńkowska: “Strength in diversity”

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on the development of the industry clusters in Europe What is your approach to the new challenges of SME, when it comes to competitiveness and skills? Only about a quarter of European companies are highly digitalised and the...

Mark Rutte

Mark Rutte

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands on how the country is building bridges for the international manufacturing industry.

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