German Local Business Council

In the scope of 13th edition of the Renewable Energy India Expo, 26 German companies and several representatives from industry and politics gathered on the 18th September 2019 for the 2nd German Local Business Council. Dr. Jörg Polster, Head of Economic Affairs and Globalization, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in India inaugurated the session and welcomed all participants, representing German companies and institution of the energy sector in India. Also, Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in India and Mr. Boris Alex, Director, Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) addressed the participants with a short welcome speech. Within the next hour, company representatives had the opportunity to directly approach the Embassy, GTAI and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, to further discuss difficulties and challenges they are facing in the Indian market. In this regard, Mr. Polster especially focused on issues requiring concrete actions by the Indian government. He aimed at identifying which areas has to be tackled in order to improve conditions for business. In addition, companies were asked to elaborate on their current situation compared to the previous year, the development of there business as well as the impact of present market conditions.