Visit of high-level delegation from Himachal Pradesh 10-12 June 2019

Visit of high-level delegation from Himachal Pradesh 10-12 June 2019




12 June 2019


A delegation from the State of Himachal Pradesh led by the Hon‘ble Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur visited Frankfurt from 10th – 12th June 2019. The delegation included Hon’ble Industry Minister Shri Bikram Singh, senior officers from the Government of Himachal Pradesh and representatives of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). During the visit, several meetings and programmes were held with the aim to promote the Global Investors Meet to be held in the month of November 2019 at Dharamshala.

2. On 11th morning, a meeting was held with the Economic Minister of the State of Rhineland Palatinate (RLP), Dr. Volker Wissing wherein the Hon’ble Chief Minister apprised Dr. Wissing about the strong areas of Himachal Pradesh including agriculture, pharmaceuticals production and tourism. Both the sides, led by the Economic Minister of RLP and the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, expressed keenness on signing an MoU for enhanced cooperation, knowledge exchange and strengthening bilateral ties between the two states. Also discussed were potential areas of exchange in expertise including smart agriculture and viticulture.

3. A meeting was also held by the delegation members with Mr. Max Teichner, CEO of MDC Partner GmbH. The Hon’ble Chief Minister and the Industry Minister later in the day held meetings with the members of the German India Round Table (GIRT) which was represented by senior commercial representatives from German companies.

4. As part of the visit to Frankfurt, the Himachal delegation in cooperation with the Consulate General of India, Frankfurt and CII organized a big Roadshow for promotion of the Investors Summit on 11th June 2019. The Roadshow was attended by close to a hundred persons including several senior representatives from the German and the Indian business community as well as prominent members of the Indian community. The event was successful in spreading awareness especially amongst the German community about the possible investment opportunities in Himachal Pradesh.

5. On the 12th of June, the Hon’ble Chief Minister led the delegation to a visit to Frankfurt Innovation Zentrum (FIZ) where the CEO Dr.Christian Garbe, introduced the delegation to the activities of the FIZ. The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding paving way for enhanced cooperation and exchange of expertise especially in Ayurogenics. The FIZ also expressed their positive confirmation on their participation in the upcoming Global Investors Meet at Dharamshala. Overall, the visit was successful in promoting the state of Himachal Pradesh amongst government and business entities in Germany.