Players & Organisations

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A short overview of further information on the topic of Business and Innovation, plus associated links.

Federation of German Industries

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) represents the interests of over 100,000 industrial companies. It has an extensive network in all import­ant markets and in international organisations.

German Chambers of Commerce Abroad

The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK), delegations and representative offices of German industry and commerce form a ­network with 130 locations in 90 countries.

German diplomatic missions

The 227 embassies and consulates, together with the AHK and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), are the third pillar in the promotion of foreign trade.

Association of German Chambers of ­Commerce and Industry

The Association of German Chambers of ­Commerce and Industry (DIHK) is the umbrella o­rganisation of the 80 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry; a total of 3.6 million commercial enterprises are members.

German Institute for Economic Research

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin is the biggest of the numerous German economic research institutes.

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) is the eco­n­omic development agency of the Federal ­Republic of Germany. With over 50 locations worldwide it helps German companies set up operations abroad, promotes Germany as a business and technology location and helps foreign com­panies settle in Germany.

Council for Sustainable Development

Appointed by the Federal Government, the Council for Sustainable Development is ­responsible among other things for developing measures to implement the National Sustain­ability Strategy.

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