Organisers of India Week Hamburg

Organisers of the India Week Hamburg 2021

Senate Chancellery

As the focal point of government policy, the Senate Chancellery supervises and coordinates the work of the Senate and supports the First Mayor in his official duties. The Senate Chancellery also includes the Hamburg State Representation in Berlin and the Hanse-Office in Brussels, which is run jointly with Schleswig-Holstein. In addition, it plans the government programme, implements the Mayor’s political guidelines, handles investment planning and coordinates the Ministries. Furthermore, it is responsible for events inside Hamburg City Hall, state visits and international relations.

Ministry of Culture and Media

Under the leadership of Senator Dr. Carsten Brosda and State Secretary Jana Schiedek, the Ministry of Culture and Media is dedicated to strengthening Hamburg as a cultural metropolis. It promotes cultural institutions and artists and supports the creative industries. The ministry includes the Office for the Protection of Monuments, the State Archive, memorials and the planetarium. 

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Since 1665, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce has been the self-governing organisation of Hamburg’s economy. It represents about 170,000 companies. Its main tasks include the consultation of companies, the pooling of their interests towards politics and administration as well as the education and training of people. 

Hamburg Invest

Hamburg Invest is a privately managed consulting company that supports companies in the realisation of expansion, restructuring or investment projects in Hamburg. As a partner and central contact point, Hamburg Invest sees itself as a pilot that communicates the interests of the economy towards the administration and institutions. Hamburg Invest also promotes the development of future-oriented industries, especially in the fields of renewable energies, logistics, aviation, maritime industry, media, IT and telecommunications. Hamburg Invest's service is strictly confidential and free of charge. 

Hamburg Representation Mumbai (HRM)

The Hamburg Representation Mumbai (HRM) is the official representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in India. The office was opened in January 2011 and is supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Hafen Hamburg Marketing e.V., Hamburg Messe + Congress GmbH and Hamburg Invest. In this respect, the HRM not only represents Hamburg’s central interests with regard to its economic relations with India, but also aims to promote academic and cultural exchange. In order to strengthen and intensify Hamburg’s relations with India at these levels, the Hamburg Representation Mumbai is available as local contact to representatives of politics, economy and culture from Hamburg and India. 

German-Indian Round Table (GIRT)

The German-Indian Round Table (GIRT) was founded in Hamburg in 2001 and is an association of people with a strong economic and personal interest in India. It promotes economic relations between Germany and India and is co-initiator of the “India Week Hamburg”. Every two months, German and Indian entrepreneurs and managers meet in 19 German and Indian cities to exchange experiences in an informal atmosphere. The information radius of GIRT now includes around 3,000 people from the German-Indian business scene. Heads and speakers of the GIRT carry out their work on an honorary basis. GIRT Hamburg is located at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. 

Indian Consulate General in Hamburg

The Indian Consulate General in Hamburg was opened in 1952 and serves the four Northern German federal states: Hamburg, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony. The consulate provides visa, passport and consular services to residents of its jurisdiction. It also promotes trade between India and Northern Germany, cultural activities and exchanges, press and media work, scientific cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts and close cooperation between India and Northern Germany in various fields.

OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association

Since its founding in 1900, the OAV has operated as a business association with a lot of experience, commitment and the best contacts for its members. As the largest German association for the promotion of German-Asian business relationships, more than 800 members are organized in the OAV. These include around 500 corporate members from all sectors across Germany, such as representatives of large industrial groups, medium-sized manufacturing companies, trading companies, banks, insurance companies and numerous service providers. The common interest is the Asia-Pacific region: The OAV offers both experienced companies as well as newcomers to the Asian market the ideal platform for cross-industry exchange of experience and a comprehensive range of practical services. The OAV is one of the sponsoring associations of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business.