Dear ladies and gentlemen,
Dear company representatives and entrepreneurs,
Dear friends and supporters of German-Russian cooperation,
It is my great honour and pleasure to lead this year’s delegation trip to St. Petersburg. Together with a group of company representatives, experts and scientists from North Rhine- Westphalia, I am visiting St. Petersburg on behalf of the „16. Deutsche Woche“. Honoured to be this year’s official partner, we have the unique chance to introduce North Rhine-Westphalia and its great potential to the Russian public: As a traditionally strong industrial base, economic powerhouse and hotspot of research and innovation in the heart of Europe.
This delegation trip aims to deepen and broaden already existing tight economic relations between our two countries. A special focus on all key topics of digital transformation, ranging from Industry 4.0 to Smart City and digital economy invites you to address and discuss key aspects of close cooperation in the fields of business, science and society with prospective international partners.
It is our state’s particular strength to connect our leading industrial competencies in the machinery sector, but also in chemicals, steel, pharma, automotive supply, health, life sciences and energy with the research landscape of “4.0”. No doubt, Russia’s market and especially its IT sector offers most interesting future perspectives. I am looking forward to discovering the growing innovative potential of Russia’s economy and new fields of common interest and future economic partnership.
Particularly in terms of North Rhine-Westphalia’s expertise in engineering and production on the one hand and Russia’s up-and-coming digitalization sector on the other, I see great potential for successful cooperation and splendid opportunities for joint projects.
This brochure provides you with an overview of all experts and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia participating in the delegation trip to St. Petersburg. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for exchange of ideas and let us together identify promising areas for further cooperation.
With warm regards,