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Business opportunities in Germany and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Scottish Development International (SDI) and NRW.INVEST invite Scottish companies looking to grow their business in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany to join our webinar and learn more about doing business and setting up operations, in Germany.
Germany is the “Economic Powerhouse of Europe” and NRW is its most economically successful state. It is also Germany’s industrial and technology heartland and includes the cities of Düsseldorf, Cologne, Aachen, Dortmund and Essen, plus The Ruhr. 1,500 UK firms are already based in NRW.
Any Scottish company looking to establish a presence in mainland Europe, particularly in the light of Brexit uncertainty, should consider NRW, Germany. Our expert speakers from Germany include economic development specialists and a lawyer – they will share insights that will help you set-up and thrive in Germany.
12.00 Welcome Note – Mr. Ivan McKee, Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
12.05 Business Opportunities in Germany and NRW – Dagmar Wülknitz, Head of Business Unit UK, supported by Andrew Harfoot, NRW.INVEST
12.35 Essen – Hub of The Ruhr – Go Theisen, Project Director of International Business Services, EWG Essen Economic Development Agency
12.45 Establishing a Company in Germany and other legal matters - Dr Christoph Nawroth, Herbert Smith Freehills
12.55 Questions
13.00 Finish
This webinar will enable you to gain knowledge of:
• The German market, particularly NRW
• Business opportunities in Germany
• Establishing a presence in Germany
• Finding staff and property in NRW
• Legal matters you should know
• Next steps for expansion into Germany
You can also book a confidential one-to-one telephone appointment with all speakers following this webinar. 
To book please click here