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Belarus extends cooperation

[21.02.2019] Germany and Belarus agreed to extend the partnership in the framework of the Manager Training Programme until 2021. Dr. Heinz Hetmeier, Deputy-Director General for European Policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and Dmitry Matusevich, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)... Read More

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A Visit to the World Capital of Medical Technology

The majority of Germans have probably never heard of the small town of Tuttlingen with its not quite 35,000 inhabitants near the Black Forest. Nevertheless, almost 600 enterprises in the field of medical technology are located there, many of them world market leaders in their industries. When 18 MP participants visited Germany at the end... Read More

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Learning from the best

The German dual vocational training system in theory and practice: This was the focus of the visit to the Vocational School for Wood, Textiles and Colour (G6) and the furniture manufacturer likoo / Möbel in Form GmbH. It became a special programme day for the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakh executives who attended the manager training... Read More

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Digital healthcare systems in Neuss

Digitalisation increasingly takes hold of the German healthcare sector. MP participants from Belarus, India, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam learned about the impact on medical facilities and how the quality of care is being enhanced and resources saved in the process. The Lukas hospital, medicoreha rehabilitation facility and manufacturer of hospital infotainment systems ClinicAll Germany... Read More

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Lean Production at Capron for Belarusian Managers

Young entrepreneurs and executives from Belarus visited the state capital of Saxony to find business contacts here as part of their BMWi Manager Training Programme. Their prospects were good, because Belarus is especially interesting for export-oriented German businesses due to its role as a transit country and member state of the Eurasian Customs Union. Of... Read More

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EuroBLECH and the apple harvest

The sheet metal industry once again met up for its largest trade fair world wide – EuroBLECH – which was held from 25 to 29 October 2016 in Hanover. Among more than 60,000 visitors was a group of 19 young Russian and Belarusian executives who came to Celle for the MP training at DMAN. Around... Read More

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Legal expertise for starting business in Germany

The subject of access to the German market appeared to be particularly interesting for 17 young executives from Russia and Belarus who came to Hamburg for a Manager Training Programme at Akademie International in November 2016. The group was diverse and included experts from various industries such as engineering, services, production and construction. In order... Read More

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Belarus: high demand for German technology for renewable energies

How can Germany manage to make relatively expensive energy from renewable sources available to all? How profitable is renewable energy? Will Germany be forced to make up for the lack of energy due to switching off its nuclear power plants by purchasing energy from abroad? What are the electricity costs for energy-intensive manufacturing? Is an... Read More

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Innovative, Inspiring, International

The programme for the MP participants from Eastern Europe who completed their training in Kiel in March 2016 included not one but two international fair highlights. INTERNORGA, one of the largest trade fairs in Europe, is firmly established in the north of Germany. In 2016, the fair once again welcomed about 1,300 exhibitors from 25... Read More

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Learning about lived sustainability

At first the 24 MP participants from Ukraine and Belarus had difficulty imagining that the topic of sustainability would be presented by a company in the business of producing chemical products. But they were simply that much more surprised by what they then learned about sustainability from the firm Dr. Schnell Chemie GmbH in Munich.... Read More

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Local and Participative Approach

Germany is one of the global leaders in the use of renewable energy. An insight into this subject was provided by two German companies to managers from Belarus, India, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam in the autumn of 2015. The day started with the topic of wind power and a visit to the community... Read More

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Health “Made in Germany”

In summer 2015, an international group of managers from the health care sector completed the manager training programme at Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i). The twenty-two participants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam work as doctors or managers in the health care or medical technology sector. A visit to Medical Valley Hechingen... Read More

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Logistics and innovative photovoltaics for Eastern Europe

Executives from Ukraine and Belarus visited the LOXX Group as part of the Manager Training Programme. The logistics group founded in the late 1970s has experienced rapid growth since 2000, with a more than 300 per cent in its workforce from 140 to 500 employees across Europe. The company’s expansion is particularly due to the... Read More

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Energy efficiency in Hamburg

Companies are able to significantly reduce their costs with intelligent energy-saving measures. This not only helps secure their competitiveness, but also already prepares them for medium-term changes in the energy market, such as price increases due to the growing scarcity of resources or energy taxes, and also actively contributes to climate change mitigation. Given that... Read More

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Success in Bremen

Determined and committed – this is how the young executives from Bremen found the MP participants from Moldova and Belarus, who came to Bremen’s time-honoured chamber of commerce for a networking event in June 2015. Initially, the managers from Eastern Europe were a little reserved and in awe of the Hanseatic elegance of the young... Read More

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It’s the quality that counts

Ukrainian and Belarusian managers seize the opportunities the German market offers If Julia Matvejeva has her way, Ukrainian sweets will soon get their texture and flavour in German machines manufactured by Chocotec GmbH in Wernigerode. Olga Kvachan, on the other hand, hopes that in future recycled aluminium from Ukraine will also be fed into German... Read More

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The Manager Training Programme: An Asset to Germany and its Partner Countries

By Dr. Eckhard Franz: A Mittelstand policy that improves the framework conditions for medium-sized companies and foreign trade promotion that supports medium-sized companies in their overseas endeavours – these are important focuses for the new federal government, which have also been firmly anchored in the coalition agreement. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar... Read More

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Exchange on the Medium Business Sector and on the Programme’s Development

Berlin. Besides the exchange of views on the Programme itself, the focus of the 9th International Partner Conference of the Manager Training Programme (MP) was on the role of medium-sized businesses in Germany and the partner countries. Representatives of political and implementation partners from 19 countries followed the invitation by the German Federal Ministry of... Read More