Visits from Germany

Chancelor Angela Merkel with PM Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari & President Pratibha Patil, after receiving the Nehru Award Enlarge image (© BUndesregierung/Steffen Kugler)

A guest is always welcome! The visits from Germany give a new impetus to the wonderful relationship shared by India and Germany. Read more about the meetings with German delegates, members of the Government, students, youth groups and representatives of the different towns and cities visiting Mumbai. A colourful panorama, which portrays the multi-facetedness of the exchange between India and Germany!

Minister Dr. Wissing with Minister of Industries, Mr. Subhash Desai

Business Delegation from Rhineland-Palatinate visits India, November 19-27, 2016

Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Volker Wissing accompanied by a high level business delegation is visiting India from November 19-27, 2016. The main agenda of the delegation is to connect with representatives from industry, science and politics. Coming from New Delhi the delegation visited Mumbai and will proceed to Pune and Ahmedabad.

In Mumbai, Minister Dr. Wissing had a fruitful meeting with the Minister of Industries, Mr. Subhash Desai.

Student Delegation from Baden Wuerttemberg visits Mumbai

Student delegation from the Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg visits Mumbai, January 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 14th, 2016, the German Consulate General welcomed a delegation of students from the ‘Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg’ in Germany, who visited India in order to explore the country and potential business opportunities. As part of their curriculum the students have to train at a German company that is presently engaged in business relations with India. This visit was the optimal occasion for the students to experience Indo-German relations first-hand and granted them the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the functioning of the German Consulate General in Mumbai.

State Secretary Daniela Behrens from the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport of the State of Lower Saxony and MD & CEO, Siemens Ltd., Sunil Mathur with Consul General Michael Siebert

Delegation from Lower Saxony visits Mumbai and Ahmedabad, December 06-12, 2015

State Secretary Daniela Behrens from the Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport of the State of Lower Saxony accompanied by a political as well as an economic delegation visited Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad from December 06-12, 2015. The main agenda of the delegation was to promote the State of Lower Saxony as a port destination and to facilitate exchange of ideas with the port authorities in the Consulate's jurisdiction, with a primary focus on Gujarat and Mumbai.

Mr. Rajvinder Singh

Indian Origin German Author visits India, December 3-6, 2015

Indian born German author Rajvinder Singh visited Mumbai and Pune from December 3-6, 2015. During his visit Mr. Singh held several lectures and talks at various institutions. The author, Mr. Rajvinder Singh, was born in 1956 in Kapurthala in India and is a German citizen since 1997 and also member of the German P.E.N.

The delegation at the RBI

Delegation from the Federal State of Hessen visits Mumbai, November 5-7, 2015

A 43-member strong delegation from the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development from the German Federal State of Hessen led by Deputy Minister-President (Deputy Chief Mnister) Tarek Al-Wazir visited Mumbai from November 5-7, 2015. The delegation had a robust 2-day programme comprising of meetings with several high ranking officials from the Government of Maharashtra as well as financial institutions such as the RBI and SEBI amongst others. The main purpose of the visit in Mumbai was the potential cooperation between Frankfurt/Rhein Main as the financial center of Germany and the Euro zone on the one hand and Mumbai, in its capacity as the financial capital of India, on the other.

Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

Federal Minister of Defence visits Mumbai, May 27-28, 2015

Federal Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, accompanied by a high ranking delegation, visited Mumbai from May 27-28, 2015. Dr. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman to hold the office of a German Federal Minister of Defence. She has held several important cabinet portfolios over the past 10 years.

Consul General Siebert addressing members of the various delegations

Consulate General welcomes 4 German delegations between January 18-26, 2015

The Consulate General is playing host to several guests from Germany in the days from January 18-26. Various delegations headed by the Minister for the Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg and Mayors from the cities of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart are currently in Mumbai.

(L-R) Consul General Michael Siebert, Dr. Andreas Dombret and Mr. Thomas Notheis

Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank visits Mumbai, October 30-31, 2014

Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank was on a 2-day visit from October 30-31 to Mumbai to officiate the handing-over of office of the Representative of the Deutsche Bundesbank in India. He bid farewell to the outgoing Representative of the Bundesbank in India, Mr. Thomas Notheis and welcomed his successor, Mr. Alexander Sattler. Dr. Dombret also attended a reception hosted by Consul General Siebert in honour of Mr. Notheis and Mr. Sattler. Dr. Dombret delivered the Founder's Day lecture of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce held at the Trident Hotel.

Finance and Economics Minister of Baden-Württemberg visits India, October 24, 2013

During his visit to India last week, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Finance and Economics of Baden-Württemberg, Nils Schmid, held talks with senior politicians and eminent entrepreneurs. Accompanied by a 44-member high-level economic and science delegation, the Minister travelled to Bangalore, Pune and Delhi with the aim to strengthen Indo-German relations in the automotive and other manufacturing sectors.

Consul General Michael Siebert with German Health Minister Daniel Bahr

German Health Minister visits India, April 27-30, 2013

German Health Minister Daniel Bahr was on a 3-city visit to India from April 27-30, 2013. The Minister visited Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai with an aim to strengthen relations between the 2 countries in the healthcare sector.

(L-R) Dr. Manfred Schubert, Deputy Director General for Industrial Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Bernd Aufderheide, CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, Michael Ott, Deputy Consul General, Milind Deora, Minister of State for Shipping and IT and Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary in the Senate Chancellory of the City-State of Hamburg

Visit from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, April 3-6, 2013

The association between India, which has a long-standing shipbuilding tradition and has also become an international player in the maritime industry over the last few decades and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the second largest port in Europe and Germany's "Gateway to the World" is steadily intensifying. To foster this association further, Dr. Manfred Schubert, Deputy Director-General for Indusrial Policy from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and Mr. Wolfgang Schmidt, Foreign Minister of the City-State of Hamburg visited Mumbai from April 3-6, 2013.

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Bavarian Delegation visits Mumbai, February 17-20, 2013

A 26-member Bavarian delegation with an interest in environmental technology and renewable energy, engineering, infrastructure and building and construction industry visited Mumbai from February 17-20, 2013. The Mumbai visit of the delegation will be followed by visits to Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.

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German State Secretary for Economics visits India, 9-14th January, 2013

German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Mr. Hans-Joachim Otto and his delegation visited Delhi, Pune and Mumbai from 9th-14th January.

L-R: Michael Busemann, Head of Division-Marketing and PR, State of Thuringia, Diana Lehmann, PA to Minister Machnig, Herbert Stütz, Director Asia-Pacific Region, State Development Corporation of Thuringia, Heiko Quast, Financial Counsellor, Ministry of Finance, Katrin Pasvantis, Director-GTAI, Frank Koenig, MD, Illies Engg, Heiko Mohn, GM-Hamburg Süd, Minister Matthias Machnig, Peter Deubet, Dy Director General-IGCC, Peter Palm, VC & MD-Clariant Chemicals, Dirk Matter

Visits in 2012

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Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai - Events!

A contemporary dance based on Kathak, by Aditi Mangaldas, Delhi-London, 2009

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Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune - Events!

A performance of Brecht's 'Threepenny Opera'

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