Voices

Contributors share their personal viewpoints on global trade, industry policy and corporate challenges.
Global manufacturing networks require free markets

Global manufacturing networks require free markets

Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs, on the subject of current challenges and the role that Asia plays Does a global manufacturing network eliminate any exposure to regional market developments? Our turnover split – 25 percent each in Germany, Europe, the USA and...

Bringing value into the German market

Bringing value into the German market

Dr. Stefan Franzke, CEO of Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, on the importance of startups for the German economy When you found a startup, it is very important not to be alone so you can reach a diverse environment. Berlin can provide the access to all the...

“We will face new challenges”

“We will face new challenges”

Friedhelm Loh, owner and CEO of Rittal, on HANNOVER MESSE as the launch pad of global success and future challenges Digitisation belongs just as much as development in a targeted programme of research funding – Friedhelm Loh Dr. Loh, how many Hanover Fairs have you...

“On the nature of industrial cooperation”

“On the nature of industrial cooperation”

Ambassador Per Thöresson: “Co-Lab” means Partner Country Sweden’s social culture of innovation Our motto Co-Lab is a combination of the terms cooperation (Co) and innovation (Lab) and thus the two most important success factors of Swedish entrepreneurship – Per...

Boosting Competitiveness of European Industrial Enterprises

Boosting Competitiveness of European Industrial Enterprises

Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on new EU programmes and incentives to support businesses What are the main targets of the new commission to boost competitiveness of industrial enterprises? Enterprises thrive in the right value chain; often that means crossing...

“Knowledge is not constrained to one country”

“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...

“Poland participates in the fourth industrial revolution”

“Poland participates in the fourth industrial revolution”

Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance, on the industrial strategy of Poland. The interview with Mateusz Morawiecki was published in the Global Business Magazine 2017, when Poland was the Partner Country of the Hannover Messe...

“Double-digit growth in Asia”

“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...

“Innovations originate in the provinces”

“Innovations originate in the provinces”

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, among the best connoisseurs of the Russian economy, has been present for years with current Eastern Europe topics at Hannover Messe At a macroeconomic level, Russia is once again heading in the right direction after several tough years and is...

Sharing China’s opportunities with the world

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...