Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
As we at vbw continue our efforts to foster U.S.-German bilateral relations, we are excited to introduce to you our first monthly newsletter.
Our newsletter will provide you with up-to-date information on the latest topics and trends that may play a critical role for the continued success and growth of your enterprise.
We will keep you informed about the exciting international conferences and events we at bayme vbm and vbw host and organize and will introduce you to the many useful services bayme vbm and vbw offer.
We look forward to engaging with you, dear readers, members and friends. We welcome your comments and suggestions on the content of the newsletter and are more than happy to attend to your inquiries.
About BavariaBavaria as industry location: An international comparison
A study conducted by IW Consult GmbH on behalf of The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) shows that Bavaria is one of the most attractive locations for industry. Read more about Bavaria's standing in six categories in our upcoming issues.more
Learn more about the leading economic indicators for Germany, the Eurozone and the world economy in our Economic Outlook. See here for the November figures.more
EconomyTTIP - Free trade for more economic growth
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) promises opportunities for Bavaria and Germany as well as the USA. Read more about the estimated benefits of TTIP for EU and US businesses in our upcoming issues.more
Legal affairsLegal affairs - Employers and their associations
In Germany, interaction between employers and employees is defined primarily by four players: the employers, the employers’ associations, the trade unions and the works councils, based on the Works Council Constitution Act and other statutory regulations.more
Innovation + technologyThe vbw Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy
The vbw Council for the Future of the Bavarian Economy was established to inform Bavarian businesses about the driving forces and success factors that will maintain Bavaria’s position as a thriving player on increasingly competitive international markets.more
Events and international affairsbayme vbm vbw in New York
On November 2, 2015, The Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) and The Bavarian Employers’ Assocations for the Metalworking and Electrical Industries (bayme vbm) hosted a luncheon for nearly 100 people in cooperation with The American Council on Germany in New York.more
Our servicesOur services
bayme vbm support their member-companies with efficient, practical services to enhance their competitiveness.more
About usBertram Brossardt - Executive Vice President and CEO
Bertram Brossardt has served as CEO since 2005 and since 2007 as the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Bavarian Industry Association of Metalworking and Electrical Enterprises – bayme, and Employers’ Association of Bavarian Metalworking and Electrical Industries – vbm, Bavarian ...more
About usDagmar A. Cassan - Executive Director bayme vbm vbw U.S. Liaison Office
Dagmar A. Cassan was appointed in January 2011 to establish the bayme vbm vbw U.S. Liaison Office in New York City and has successfully managed it since.more