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Panel discussion on "Modi in Hannover: What can Germany 'Make in India'?"
The jurisdiction of the German Consulate General in Mumbai includes the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as well as the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Featured below are the Consulate General's latest meetings and events:
Interactive meeting with the IMC ahead of its visit to Hannover Fair
Consul General Michael Siebert attended an interactive meeting at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) on March 24, 2015 in view of the upcoming Hannover Messe. During his speech Mr. Siebert spoke about the German economy, the dual education system of skill development and vocational training in Germany as well as the upcoming Hannover trade fair. Robin Fernandes from Hannover Milano Fairs India gave in depth information about why and how to participate in this year's Hannover Fair. The event was hosted by President Prabodh Thakker and Director General Arvind Pradhan of the IMC, which is also organising a delegation visit for its members to Hannover Fair and to Stuttgart.
The Hannover Messe, which takes place from April 13-17, 2015 is the world's largest industrial trade fair and will be jointly inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This year, India is the official partner country at the trade fair, and the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat will show presentations to attract international investors.
Consul General Michael Siebert along with Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd. and Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens, participated in a panel discussion at an event titled "Modi in Hannover: What can Germany 'Make in India'?" hosted by Gateway House in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany on March 19, 2015.
Consul General at panel discussion for the Hannover Messe 2015
Consul General Siebert at Opening of Conceptual Art Show, February 26, 2015
Consul General Michael Siebert spoke at the opening of "In Order To Join - The Political in a Historical Moment", an exhibition of conceptual art by 14 international women artists at the Max Mueller Bhavan on February 26, 2015. This exhibition presents the work of women artists born between 1947 and 1957, a generation of artists who engage with topics that continue to be relevant today: The role of women in society and the living together of different ethnic and religious groups in a society, among others. The exhibition, curated by Swapnaa Tamhane (India/Canada) and Susanne Titz (Germany), starts off with the works of late Mumbai artist Rummana Hussain. It will be open until April 19, 2015 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. The exhibition is mainly sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office.
For more details on the exhibition and the Consul General's speech, click below:
A 6-member delegation of the Indo-German Parliamentary Friendship Group headed by the Chairman of the group, Ralph Brinkhaus visited India from the 11-19 February. The delegation was here to gain a first-hand impression and exchange views with Indian members of Parliament on the political and economic situation in India under the new governments at the centre and in Maharashtra.
German Parliamentary Delegation visits India, February 11-19, 2015
Consul General Michael Siebert attended the inauguration of the new Volkswagen Engine Assembly plant in Pune. The event was also attended by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Minister of Industries, State of Maharashtra, Subhash Desai, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shirur (Maharashtra), Shivajirao Patil and Member of Legislative Assembly, Maharashtra, Suresh Gore amongst others.
Consul General visits the VW plant in Pune, January 27, 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.
Consulate General welcomes 4 German delegations between January 18-26, 2015
In keeping with the tradition of the past 8 years, this year too the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) organized the Oktoberfest on December 5, 2014 followed by the Christmas Market on December 6 and 7 at the Mahalaxmi Race Course.
9th Oktoberfest and Christmas Market
Consul General Michael Siebert hosted a reception at his residence to present India as the partner country at the Hannover Messe 2015. Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial, engineering and technology fair, will take place from April 12-17, 2015 in Hannover and will be jointly inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 12, 2015.
Consul General hosts an interactive presentation on "Hannover Messe 2015"
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.
Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank visits Mumbai, October 30-31, 2014
Consul General visits the new Mayor of Mumbai, October 14, 2014
Consul General Michael Siebert called on the newly elected Mayor of Mumbai, Snehal Ambekar on October 14, 2014. Mr. Siebert and the Mayor discussed the Indo-German relations and the upcoming assembly elections in the state of Maharashtra amongst other topics. Consul General Siebert also extended an invitation to the Mayor to be a part of the twin city conference, which will take place in Stuttgart, the twin city of Mumbai.
Consul General Michael and his wife Dr. Gabriele Siebert welcomed more than 600 guests to the Day of German Unity celebrations at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace on October 7, 2014. The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Consulate General celebrates the Day of German Unity 2014
The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) hosted its 58th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 24, 2014. The AGM is one of the most prestigious events of the IGCC and is well attended by representatives from the Indo-German business community. The theme for this year's AGM was "Vocational Skills Development and Vocational Training."
Consul General attends the 58th IGCC AGM, September 24, 2014
After the roaring success of the Job fair and conference in Pune, Make-it-in-Germany along with Alumniportal Deutschland organized the “Trained in GermanY Mumbai 2014 ” - Job Fair and Conference at Hotel Trident in Mumbai on September 24, 2014. The job fair is an excellent platform for individuals from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine) background.
“Trained in Germany Mumbai 2014 ” - Job Fair and Conference, September 24, 2014
The year 2014 marks the completion of 100 years since the outbreak of World War I in 1914. On this solemn occasion, the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Alliance Française de Bombay in association with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Consulate General of France and Institut Français are presenting a series of programmes from August 18-25, 2014.
Commemoration of World War I
As part of the '100 years of Teaching German in India' initiative the German Department of the University of Mumbai and Granthali released 'My Marathi,' a book for non-marathi speakers.
The book was released by noted actor and the Chief Guest Aamir Khan. Consul General Michael Siebert was the Guest of Honour at the function.
Consul General attends book launch of 'My Marathi'