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Arab countries and Germany traditionally share close business ties. With approximately 400 million inhabitants and a gross domestic product of more than 2.7 trillion US dollars, the Arab world is an attractive market for business and investment.

In turn, Germany is considered to be the strongest economy in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Due to its steadily rising economy, excellent infrastructure, as well as the high competence level of its market, Germany presents remarkable potential for Arab-German business partnerships.

German companies avail from an excellent reputation in the Arab world and can play a valuable role as strategic partners in numerous modernization and diversification programs in the region. Arab investments in German companies are estimated at 100 billion euros over the recent decades.

To further strengthen and enlarge sustainable business relations between Germany and the Arab countries, the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted the

20th Arab-German Business Forum
at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Berlin
from May 15th to 17th, 2017.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, the League of Arab States and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK).

This year’s partner country of the event was the Sultanate of Oman.

The Forum was held under the patronage of the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, H.E. Brigitte Zypries, who gave a keynote speech.

More than 600 leading experts and decision makers from business, politics and science attended this high-ranking conference which has become the most essential networking platform to create new and enhance existing business relationships.

Latest trends within the Arab-German business relations were discussed among the following topics: Industrialization, Impact of Oil Prices, Education and Development, Urban Planning and Environment, Infrastructure, Women Perspectives, Investment and Business in Oman, as well as Economic Diversification.

It was our great pleasure to welcome you to the 20th Arab-German Business Forum in Berlin.

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