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Markets in Central and Eastern Europe in focus

In addition to special commitment, creativity and competence, uncertain times also require strong and reliable partners. This is especially true for foreign business. One of these partners were and are the Central and Eastern European countries (CEE countries).

“The Central and Eastern European countries are important trading partners for Germany and vice versa,” says foreign trade expert Jörg Hermle from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg in a press release. In the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg region alone, 430 companies maintain business relationships with the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) as well as with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. That is 30 percent of the regional companies that do business abroad.

The effects of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the strained relationship between the European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China show how dependent companies are on raw materials and the supply of goods. The consequences are disrupted supply chains and a renewed focus on the EU economic area, the European Union.

“This has prompted us to take a closer look at these states as part of our annual IHK country week,” says Jörg Hermle. The state week of the IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg will take place online from March 13th to 17th.

Under the umbrella of the country competence CEE countries, the IHK offers a total of 17 free expert lectures during these five days, including from the countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The focus is on future industries, innovations and research, environmental technologies and procurement potential for strategic buyers. But practical reports from companies, cyber security, interesting foreign trade fairs, recruiting skilled workers and a contact exchange with Hungarian companies are also on the agenda, says Jörg Hermle, outlining the program of this focus week. 

IHK-Country Week
With the event format Country Week, the IHK Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg offers companies in the region a comprehensive range of information and contacts for an annually changing country. A large number of specialist lectures and background information should help to secure and further expand foreign business in these countries. The individual events are free of charge.

Source : NRWZ