Stuttgart meets Mumbai – digital
Different times, but still a good partnership in 2021
Different times, different formats: The wine festival “Stuttgart meets Mumbai” will take place from 22nd until 28th February 2021 – virtually. The event is organized by the Indian Honorary Consulate, which is located at the cable company “Lapp” in Stuttgart. Since 2001 Andreas Lapp, Chairman of the Board of “Lapp Holding AG”, is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of India for Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Since 2003 the wine festival is taking place in Mumbai to celebrate the city partnership between Stuttgart and Mumbai – but 2021 will be different: The wine festival will be organized virtually in cooperation with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and local partners of the Indian Honorary Consulate Stuttgart and member companies of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.
Possible topics are current political and economic developments, Indo-German cooperation, culture and society. “The aim is to promote the Indo-German exchange and provide a platform to establish contacts, discuss current topics and expand the international cooperation”, explains the Honorary Consul of the Republic of India for Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
So the virtual gatherings – in the fields of presentations, panel discussions, lectures, discussions – include top-class representatives from politics, business, culture and society, Indian and German investors and business people, representatives from schools, universities and NGOs, journalists and media representatives. During the event there is even the possibility to hold or attend webinars, virtual workshops. Last time 250 persons took part for example in the fields of business development, in a round table on electric mobility and charging infrastructure or even in the fields of film and culture like the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe.
In addition the partners offer – pausing 2021 and not going to Mumbai – virtual booths, which may be visited 24/7 for the duration of the wine festival. 2020 in Mumbai roundabout 1.800 guests attended the wine festival, visited the booths of the delegation of the City of Stuttgart, delegation of the City of Karlsruhe or delegation of the state Baden-Württemberg.