Firsthand Information

When it comes to international trade or foreign direct investments, the political framework is of essential importance. Therefore, we constantly remain in touch with diplomats, ministries, and economic development agencies. Not only do we invite the representatives of these organizations to participate in our roundtables; we also interview them on the latest laws, tax incentives, and support measures for FDI, as well as on the future potentials of emerging markets. Of course, we also want to know about any planned measures to improve the business environment.

Categorized by the country in question, we have compiled a selection of our interviews, articles, and statements for your benefit.


IT Security

► Preetam Maloor, Strategy and Policy Analyst, and Marco Obiso, Coordinator for Cybersecurity, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

An interview on the ITU's efforts to fight cyber criminals, the newest trends in cyber crime and what businesses can do to protect themselves. (February 2014)


South Korea

► Mr. Kiwon Han, Commissioner of Invest Korea at KOTRA (the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)

An interview on South Korea as an investment location
(April 2015)



► Dr. Benno Bunse, CEO of Germany Trade and Invest

An interview on Germany as an investment location and GTAI's support of foreign companies
(November 2013)



► Wen Zhenshun, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Frankfurt

An interview on Chinese investment incentives, the strengths of the Chinese market and the measures of the Consulate General of China
(October 2013)

► Hua Longxing, Director, und Tracy Zhang, Deputy Director of the Investment Promotion Bureau of Jiangsu Xishan Economic & Technological Development Zone

Interview on the advantages, the promotion of innovations and trends within the zone as well as on the services of the Promotion Bureau
(October 2013)

► Sabine Dietlmeier, General Manager of the Karlsruhe offices of the AHK Greater China

An interview on the locations and services of the AHK Greater China as well as on the challenges that poses the complex Chinese market for foreign investors
(October 2013)



Luiz Francisco Pandia Braconnot, Deputy Consul General of Brazil and Head of the Commercial Department

In an interview on the support measures of the Brazilian government, Brazil's potentials, and the emerging markets
(April 2013)

Aline Figlioli, Head of Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Goiás

A statement on why to choose Goiás as the location for IT companies
(April 2013)



Svetlana Ganeyeva, Director of the Moscow City Investment Agency

In an interview on Moscow's measures to promote foreign direct investment, the biggest obstacles and opportunities for investors
(September 2013)

Bernd Kistner, Head of the Department of Foreign Trade, location marketing in the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport and Regional Development

An article on the economic relationship between Russia and Hesse and the latest developments in the Russian market
(September 2013)



Ufuk Ekici, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Frankfurt

Commenting on the Turkish investment climate, the support measures of the government, and the strongest sectors
(May 2013)

ISPAT, the Agency for Economic and Investment Promotion of Turkey

An article on the historical development and the current potential of the Turkish automotive market
(May 2013)



Kevin C. Milas, Consul General of the United States of America in Frankfurt

In an interview on U.S. investment incentives, the strengths of the U.S. market, and the measures of the U.S. Consulate
(June 2013)