Indien im Wandel

🚀 Event information:

India in transition - opportunities for the future


🌐 Date: July 17, 2024

⏰ Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

📍 Place: IHK Karlsruhe, Lammstraße 13-17, 76133 Karlsruhe

Get ready for an in-depth exploration of current and future opportunities in the Indian market! The citizens of India have voted in the spring of 2024 and the political landscape is changing. Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's confirmation as leader, he must now work with his allies to continue ambitious economic policy reforms.


📊 Economic context:

India remains on a growth trajectory, with bilateral trade volumes with Germany reaching a new record of USD 33 billion in 2023. With advancing digitalization and the expansion of infrastructure, the Indian market offers immense opportunities for German companies.


Event program:

09:30 a.m. - Welcome:

  • Wolfgang Grenke, President of the IHK Karlsruhe
  • Dr. Florian Stegmann, Minister of State and Head of the State Chancellery (tbc)
  • Mohit Yadav, Consul General of the Republic of India in Munich

10:30 a.m. - Introductory round: Why India?

  • Andreas Lapp, Honorary Consul of the Republic of India (tbc)
  • Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe
  • Dietmar Späth, Lord Mayor of the City of Baden-Baden
  • Cornelia Paetzold-Schick, Lord Mayor of the City of Bruchsal

11:00 a.m. - India - what do we know? From the Gita to Tagore and Anand

  • Prof. Dr. Manuel Vermeer, Senior Advisor and Honorary Professor for Asian Studies (China and India) at the PFH Göttingen

11:45 a.m. - Market entry in India

  • Dirk Matter, Managing Director of the Indo-German Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK) in Düsseldorf

12:00 p.m. - Technology in India

  • Dr. Anamika Datta has over 10 years of experience in the eCommerce industry in India and Europe in companies such as Amazon, Zalando, Flipkart and start-ups

12:30 p.m. - Export to India and BIS certification

  • Gabriele Borchard, consultant for India at IHK Rhein-Neckar, will inform you about the import regulations in India and what you need to consider when exporting goods to India.

12:45 p.m. - Lunch break & networking with info market

13:30 - Company panel: Experience on the Indian market

  • Patrick Seitz, Managing Director of aluplast GmbH
  • Friedemann Edel, GMT Gummi-Metall- Technik GmbH
  • Timur Kücük, Sales Manager at Industrial Application Software (IAS)

14:30 - Law and taxes in India

  • Karsten Echle, financial and legal expert at Dr. Wamser+ Batra GmbH

15:15 - The importance of India for Karlsruhe universities

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Transfer and International at KIT (tbc)
  • Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck, Rector of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

15:45 - Closing lecture: The old West and the new South

  • Walther J. Lindner, former German Ambassador to India


This event offers you the opportunity to learn from experts and entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and best practices. Take the opportunity to network and get valuable tips on market entry and business practices in India.


📌 Registration: Register via this link to secure your place!

We look forward to your participation and to discovering the opportunities on the Indian subcontinent together. Join us and actively shape the future of bilateral trade between India and Germany!

Register here

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📞 Phone: 0721 174-0

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Your contact person:

Ramona Leiske, phone 0721 174-440,


Paid parking is available in the underground parking garage of the IHK Karlsruhe.