Welcome to the German Consulate General in Mumbai!
Consul General Michael Siebert with students at the Goethe-Zentrum, 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:
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
Consul General Michael Siebert attended the 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) on Sunday, September 22, 2013. The Chief Guest at the AGM was the Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Mr. Praful Patel and the Guest of Honour was the German Ambassador to India, Mr. Michael Steiner.
Consul General Siebert attends the IGCC AGM followed by an election party
Consul General Michael Siebert and Deputy Consul General Michael Ott along with the colleagues from the Consulates and their families, upon invitation from the Municipal Commissioner Mr. Sitaram Kunte.
Ganpati Immersion at Chowpatty
Consul General Michael Siebert officially opened the "Trained in GermanY" job fair oraganized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) in cooperation with the Alumniportal Deutschland initiative on September 6, 2013. This was followed by a reception, where the participants of the job fair got an opportunity to network with the DAAD and Humboldt Academy alumni, who could share their experiences and impressions with the freshers about to embark on the professional journey. The DAAD and Humboldt Academy alumni had converged together for the Alumni meet organized by Alumniportal Deutcshland together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Pune, which took place the following day on September 7, 2013.
Consul General at the "Trained in GermanY" Job Fair and DAAD and Humboldt Academy Alumni Meet in Pune
Deputy Consul General attends a panel discussion at the IMC - September 4, 2013
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Deputy Consul General Michael Ott attended a panel discussion on "Foreign Investor's Outlook on doing Business in India and Potential for Co-Operation" organized by the Indian Merchants' Chamber. Mr. Shailesh Vaidya, President IMC, gave the welcome note. The event was moderated by Mr. S. K. Mitra, Member, Capital Market Committee & Director, Agile Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. Mrs. Deena Mehta, Chairperson, Capital Market Committee, IMC introduced the topics of discussion, which included market and development potential, demographical strengths of India as well as infrastructure problems and corruption in India.
The panelists at the event were Mr. Richard Bale, Consul General of Canada in Mumbai, Mr. Gavin Young, Consul General & Trade Commissioner from the Consulate General of New Zealand, Mr. Richard Rothman, former Commercial Consul from the U.S.Consulate General and Mr. Michael Ott, Deputy Consul General from the German Consulate General.
Deputy Consul General attends the inauguration of the Häfele Design Centre - August 31, 2013
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Deputy Consul General Michael Ott attended the inauguration of the latest Häfele Design Centre at Bhandup (West) on August 31, 2013. The Design Centre was inaugurated by Mr. Jürgen Wolf, Managing Director South Asia of Häfele.
Häfele has been active in India for the last 10 years and is a leading brand in the Indian architectural hardware industry offering a wide range of quality products. Headquartered in Mumbai, Häfele has 6 regional offices with Design Centres in all major metros and sales presence across the country. For more information, click on:
As part of the "Kurukshetra" Festival, students of German language at the M.L.Dahanukar College, Vile Parle put up an exhibition, the theme of which was "Berlin".
M. L. Dahanukar College Exhibition
Project "Berlin to Mumbai"
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On Thursday, July 17, 2013 Deputy Consul General Michael Ott met up with the team members and the participants of the project "Berlin to Mumbai".
The project is supported by the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (University for Film and and Television) Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg together with the Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut and focusses on the development of international relationships and artistic craftsmanship. It gives students from Germany and India the possibility of exchanging practical knowledge and being exposed to the work of film and television in other countries.
The Indian partner for the project is the renowned film school "Whistling Woods," Mumbai. The students from Whistling Woods and "Konrad Wolf" will be working on joint short film projects.
France and Germany are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their friendship laid down in the "Élysée Treaty" in 1963. The Consulates General of France and Germany together with Max Mueller Bhavan and Alliance Francaise are celebrating this spirit of the French-German friendship beginning July 2-9, 2013
Celebrating 50 years of Franco-German Friendship