German investors discuss biz opportunities


The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka), organised a CEO-Dinner in the presence of State Minister – Keheliya Rambukwella, German Ambassador in Sri Lanka – Jörn Rohde, Head of Unit Transport Policy and Mobility Concepts of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy – Dr. Stephan Hesselmann, and 16 top decision makers of the German companies in Sri Lanka.

As the official host and moderator of the evening, Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka, Andreas Hergenröther said, “The dinner was organised to provide a platform for German Investors to discuss their current investments in Sri Lanka and further investment opportunities. In a recently conducted business confidence survey by AHK Sri Lanka, about 30% of the German companies announced to have concrete investment plans for 2020. More than 80% of the respondents identified the reliability of the legal framework as their major challenge. As the official representative of German business in Sri Lanka, we are strongly committed to fair and free trade, a level playing field, transparency and rule of law”.

Among the participating companies were world market leaders such as Allianz, DHL, Linde, Continental, Siemens, Fresenius, Deutsche Bank, FTI-Touristik, MTU, MAN Energy Solutions, BBraun, Haefele and Mercmarine.

AHK Sri Lanka has started to organize CEO-Dinners with Sri Lankan politicians such as former Minister Malik Samarawickrama two years ago, in order to fulfill its functions as catalyst or of German business towards Sri Lankan institutions. AHK Sri Lanka is part of the German Chamber network of 142 offices worldwide, representing 3.6 million German companies.