at your Hand

We strengthen the Competitiveness of Bavaria‘s Economy

We represent the interests of the Bavarian industry and provide support through our expertise and experience, our partners and networks as well as through our projects, programmes and our comprehensive range of services.

Bundled competence

Bundled competence

We provide you with support that is result-oriented and tailored to your requirements. The points of contact are our ServiceCenters, which will support you in both word and deed.


  • Foreign economics
  • Europe
  • Securing supply of qualified workforce
  • Financing
  • Research and technology
  • Communication and public relations
  • Integration of refugees
  • Legal affairs
  • Social security insurance
  • Collective bargaining
  • Services for associations
  • Industry and society
  • Figures, analytics, overall economy
  • Employee health

Areas of Political Activity

Areas of Political Activity

We organize the representation of our member‘s interests in politcal areas, set agendas and conduct lobbying.


Foreign economics

  • Employment, education and social affairs
  • Environment, energy and climate
  • Domestic market and companies
  • Financial market and financial planning
  • EU law

Innovation / R+D

  • labor law
  • social law
  • IT law / data protection
  • business law
  • deregulation / debureaucratization


  • pre-school / school
  • university
  • training
  • continued education
  • infrastructure
  • energy
  • social security
  • tax
  • finance
  • climate
  • digitalization
  • raw materials / resources
  • labor market
  • consumer protection
  • added value
  • media

Securing supply of qualified workforce
  • Employement opportunities
  • Labor participation
  • Work times
  • Education actions
  • Immigration

Collective bargaining
  • collective bargaining policy
  • labor disputes
  • wage policy

Economy and society
  • social market economy
  • CSR
  • sustainability

vbw Events

vbw Events

In our event series, we provide new ideas, address current topics, and promote direct dialog between our members and high-profile representatives from political and governmental entities.

  • Bayerische Wirtschaftsgespräche (Bavarian Business Talks)
  • Vorsprung Bayern (Bavaria—One Step Ahead)
  • Deutschland hat Zukunft (Strategy for Germany’s Future)
  • Dialog International

vbw Position Papers, Studies, and Expert Opinions

vbw Position Papers, Studies, and Expert Opinions

We summarize the viewpoints of Bavarian businesses in our position papers on political discourse and highlight the consequences and potential for improvement.

We initiate studies and advisory opinions that both give our members a head start in terms of information, and are a source of ideas for developing new pilot projects and member services.

vbw Business Magazine

vbw Business Magazine

Bavaria ranks at the top of international economy. Innovative products and services make its entrepreneurs successful throughout the world. The vbw Business Magazine presents interviews with notable members of German industry and society circles, provides exclusive insights into distinguished political and social events and introduces best-practice approaches and state-of-the-art products originating from Bavaria.

vbw magzines


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