Voices

Speakers and participants of the Global Business and Markets share their personal viewpoints with the audience and our readers.
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...

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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...

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“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...

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“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...

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“Europe has to become faster and more effective”

“Europe has to become faster and more effective”

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, on industrial partnership and competition with China Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister Kraut, what were your impressions of your trip to China at the end of February? Are growth and opportunities the same as before or are geopolitics making...

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“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...

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