Welcome to the German Consulate General in Mumbai!
Deputy Consul General Michael Ott at the ground breaking ceremony of the new Nivea factory in Ahmedabad
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 Territory of Daman and Diu.
Featured below are the Consulate General's latest meetings and events:
Consul General Michael Siebert hosted a ceremony at his residence on the occasion of the bestowment of Germany's Cross of the Order of Merit to the Chariman of HDFC Ltd. Mr. Deepak Parekh on 26th May, 2014.
Cross of the Order of Merit for Deepak Parekh
Consul General Michael Siebert inaugurated the 19th EU Film festival at the Max Mueller Bhavan on Thursday May 8, 2014. The Chief Guest for the evening was director Ritesh Batra. The theme of the festival this year is "Voices of Youth".
19th EU-Film Festival, May 08-15, 2014
Alexander von Humoldt-fellow Prof. Dr. Anant Kapdi of Institute for Chemical Technology Mumbai, a prime higher education institute in the country, was granted an equipment subsidy for his outstanding research efforts by the foundation and Consul General Michael Siebert did the formal hand-over place on May 7th at the institute.
Equipment subsidy to ICT Mumbai
Deputy Consul General attends Convocation Cermony at IGTC - March 18, 2014
(© Indo-German Training Centre)
Deputy Consul General Michael Ott attended the Convocation Ceremony, organised for the students of the Indo German Training Centre (IGTC) Mumbai and Kolkata on March 18, 2014. The Chief Guest at the occasion was Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Limited. The occasion was graced by the Vice-President of German Research Foundation (DFG), Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, who was also the Guest of Honour at the ceremony. On this occasion Mr. Ott spoke on the Indo-German relations and encouraged the students to avail of the opportunities in the outside world.
To read more about the ceremony, please click the link to the article below:
IGTC Convocation Ceremony [pdf, 283.49k]
The city of Pune played host to the centenary celebrations of teaching German in India. Consul General Michael Siebert hosted a reception for around 300 guests from India and Germany ranging from lecuturers, scholars and linguists, who have contributed to the success of 100 years of teaching German in India apart from representatives from the Indian and German corporates based in Pune.
100 Years of Teaching German in India
The Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart, Dr. Martin Schairer visited Mumbai along with a 5-member delegation. The delegation held meetings with several eminent personalities from the field of politics, education and research and business amongst others.
Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart visits Mumbai, January 9-14, 2014
Consul General Michael Siebert played host to members of the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and guests interested in knowing more about the "Make it in Germany" initiative. The initiative is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Consul General hosts "Make it in Germany" event, January 13, 2014
"Stuttgart Meets Mumbai" Wine Festival, January 10-11, 2014
(© GK Mumbai)
Mumbai's sister city Stuttgart organized the 10th "Stuttgart meets Mumbai" Wine Festival at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai from 10th-11th January, 2014. The Festival is an important platform for high-ranking representatives of regional politics, industries, tourism, media and culture to meet in a relaxing atmosphere.
Guests at the wine festival were greeted by the Deputy Mayor of Stuttgart, Dr. Martin Schairer and the Indian Honorary Consul to Germany, Andreas Lapp. The Chief Guest at the ocassion was Mr. Sumit Mullick, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer.
Deputy Consul General Michael Ott attended the Investors Conference organized by Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) together with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) at the Royal Western Turf Club on November 30, 2013. The Investors Conference is an annual event held every year since 2008.
Deputy Consul General attends Investors Conference - November 30, 2013
Consulate General celebrates the Day of German Unity 2013 in Goa
Consul General Michael Siebert and his wife Dr. Gabriele Siebert along with the Honorary Consul of Germany in Goa, Mr. Dean Menezes and his wife Supriya Menezes welcomed around 300 guests to the Day of German Unity celebrations in Goa on November 9, 2013. The Chief Guest for the evening was the Governor of Goa, Mr. Bharat Vir Wanchoo. Also present at the occasion was the Mayor of Panaji, Mr. Surendra Furtado.
During his visit to Goa, Mr. Siebert also held talks with the Governor of Goa, Mr. Bharat Vir Wanchoo, Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar and Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Pratapsingh Rane and discussed the political and economic situation in Goa as well as the German-Goan economic and cultural relations.
Consul General Siebert's Speech [pdf, 29.23k]
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 friends, colleagues and everyone associated with Dr. Marla Stukenberg, Director of the Cultural department at Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, bid farewell to her as she finishes a six year stint in Mumbai and moves to her next posting in Bangkok, Thailand as the Director of the Goethe Institut.
Farewell Dr. Stukenberg!
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.
Finance and Economics Minister of Baden-Württemberg visits India, October 24, 2013
Deputy Consul General Michael Ott and German Films representative Konstanze Wlz from Munich attended the 15th Mumbai Film Festival held between October 17-24, 2013. The festival was presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI).
German Films at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival
Consul General Michael and his wife Dr. Gabriele Siebert welcomed around 600 guests to the Day of German Unity celebrations at the Palladium Hotel on October 7, 2013. The chief guest at the occasion was Mr. Sumit Mullick, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer. The guests, both Germans as well as Indians, were an eclectic mix ranging from the fields of business, culture and education amongst others.
Consulate General celebrates the Day of German Unity 2013