Exchange of Cultures

Karlsruhe had a Booth at the "Stuttgart meets Mumbai" Event

Entrepreneur Andreas Lapp, Honorary Consul of the Republic of India for Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, once again impressed visitors for the “Ländle” (southwest part of Germany) in Mumbai – with a colorful program consisting of workshops, dance performances, music and even live cooking.

Besuch am Karlsruhe-Stand (v.l.) Foto:
Visitors at the Karlsruhe-stall (f.l.) Martin Wacker, managing director Marketing & Event
Karlsruhe, Karén Weber, Karlsruhe Tourismus an Honorary Consul Lapp with Hemangi
Worlikar, Deputy Mayor of Mumbai - and the very popular and traditional "Bollenhut”
from the Black Forest  Foto:

The wine festival "Stuttgart meets Mumbai" – as an interdisciplinary platform of exchange – took place for the 15th time in Mumbai. It is a fixture in the Mumbai calendar. Once again more than 2,000 guests from business, politics, film, media, tourism, education and gastronomy were able to exchange ideas at the wine festival "Stuttgart meets Mumbai".

Präsentiert auch die Karlsruher Schlosslichtspiele im indischen Mumbai: Martin Wacker, Geschäftsführer Karlsruhe Marketing und Event  Foto:
Also presented the famous Karlsruhe Schlosslichtspiele in Mumbai:Martin Wacker, managing
director Karlsruhe Marketing and Event

“The exchange of cultures is important for me", says Honorary Consul Lapp, CEO of "Lapp Holding AG", one of the leading suppliers of integrated solutions and brand products for cable and connection technology with two production sites in India – and adds with a smile: "The best way to make good contacts is with a relaxed meeting with good conversation and local specialties." Not only Indian Style, but also Swabian.

Projektreferentin Svenja Paukovic von Karlsruhe Marketing und Event und Karén Weber von Karlsruhe Tourismus beantworten viele Fragen am Karlsruhe-Stand  Foto:
Project consultant Svenja Paukovic from Karlsruhe Marketing and Event and Stefanie Sprenger
Karlsruhe Tourism had to answer a lot of questions at the Karlsruhe booth Photo: jowapress

Karlsruhe, for example, has a good network to/in Pune, according to Lapp, due to the marketing and cooperation office in Pune: “This is how the city and the region become visible.” Lapp added, addressing Stuttgart's mayor Isabel Fezer, that Stuttgart should implement such a desk in Mumbai as soon as possible. "This event is a prime forum for exchange", said Hemangi Worlikar, Deputy Mayor of Mumbai.

Stuttgart and Mumbai are twin cities for 51 years, Baden-Wuerttemberg and the State of Maharashtra have a partnership now since four years – always supported by Andreas Lapp, one of the most important drivers of German-Indian activities in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Tourismus-Experten mit Hector D'souza und Honorarkonsul Andreas Lapp  Foto:
Hemangi Worlikar with tourism expert Hector D'souza and Honorary Consul Andreas Lapp
Honorarkonsul Andreas Lapp  Photo:

As part of the event, the cities and regions can present themselves in India. "A good basis for sustainably strengthening the close relationship between the two countries, making important contacts and further intensifying international cooperation," was the conclusion of the participants. In addition to the city of Stuttgart, the Film Office Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe Event, Karlsruhe Tourism and the Black Forest presented themselves – pointing out to the "India Summer Days" in july in Karlsruhe. (ps/jow)

Indian Dance  Photo.
Indian Dance Photo.




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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033