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Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014

Sonntag, 31. August 2014

Mittwoch, 13. August 2014

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Freitag, 4. Juli 2014

BCCG Sommer-Empfang: Berlin City West - die wahre Mitte der Stadt?

Am 2. Juli diskutierten 130 Mitglieder und Gäste beim BCCG Sommer-Empfang zum Thema:  Berlin City West - die wahre Mitte der Stadt?

Die Veranstaltung der British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) fand in dem neuen Gebäude Zoofenster statt, auf den Terrassen der Sozietät SammlerUsinger und des Waldorf Astoria Hotels Berlin, bei strahlendem Sonnenschein mit kühlem Wind.

Einführende Vorträge hielten Thomas Hohwieler, STRABAG Real Estate GmbH und Kai-Uwe Ludwig, Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG.

Die anschließende Podiumsdiskussion wurde moderiert von Sabine Usinger, Rechtsanwältin, Notarin und Partnerin der Sozietät SammlerUsinger.

Es diskutierten über die Baumaßnahmen und -Vorhaben in der Umgebung des Breitscheidplatzes mit 360 Grad Rundumblick Gregor Andréewitch, Waldorf Astoria, Martin Germer Pfarrer Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, Thomas Graf, Drees & Sommer, Thomas Hohwieler STRABAG Real Estate GmbH, Jan Kleihues, Kleihues&Kleihues, Kai-Uwe Ludwig, Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG, Christoph Reschke, Hines Immobilien GmbH, Uwe Timm, Timm Retail Services & Property Advisers GmbH und Andreas Völker, BNP Paribas Real Estate Consult GmbH.

Zentrale Themen waren die Wiederbelebung des Areals durch das neu eröffnete Bikini Berlin, das Hochhaus Zoofenster mit dem Hotel Waldorf Astoria, dem sich weiter entwickelnden Europa Center und dem zukünftigen Upper West Tower. In unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft des neu renovierten Zoo-Palastes und der restaurierten Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis Kirche stehen weitere Entwicklungen an, so das Projekt der Hines GmbH in der Joachimsthaler Straße, die Entwicklung des Riesenrad Areals, sowie auch weiter entfernte Projekte, wie das ICC Berlin, das exemplarische Auswirkungen auf die City West haben wird. Die städtebaulichen Aspekte, nicht zuletzt durch die Entwürfe von Jan Kleihues, setzten mögliche Akzente für weitere zukunftsweisende Planungen in der Umgebung.

Das Entwicklungspotential Berlins wurde von allen Beteiligten sehr positiv gesehen, wenn auch das Tempelhofer Feld durch den Volksentscheid einer weiteren insbesondere für zentralen Wohnungsbau geeigneten Nutzung entzogen ist. Ob durch Verdichtung und Erschließung weiterer Flächen die erforderlichen ca. 30.000 Wohnungen jährlich geschaffen werden können, blieb offen und stellt für die wachsende Stadt Berlin eine extrem schwierig zu meisternde Herausforderung dar. Der wichtige Aspekt frühzeitiger Partizipation der Betroffenen und künftigen Nutzer wurde als entscheidend für den Erfolg von größeren Projekten gesehen. So ist auch Kunst am Bau ein weiterer, für die urbane Entwicklung, wichtiger Gesichtspunkt der architektonischen Entwicklung, der u.a. beim Upper West Tower realisiert wird.

Berlin, 4. Juli 2014
Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath
British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.
www.bccg.de



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Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

British German Trade at Record Level in 2013


British German Trade hit a Record of 220 bn € in 2013
UK –GERMANY TRADING LINKS

Most recent statistics illustrate the importance of British-German trade relations. In 2013, the United Kingdom was again the most important trading Partner of Germany, at a record trade volume of 220 € bn, including goods and services, up from 215 € bn the previous year (according to statistics of the Deutsche Bundesbank, 3/2014: 


TRADE

 
  • The UK is Germany´s largest trading Partner. The UK overtook France in 2011. Exports plus imports in 2013:


 

 2013

Total trade € bn

1

United Kingdom

220

2

United States

202

3

Netherlands

201

4

France

196

  • Germany is the UK’s second largest trading partner worldwide after the US.

 
o  UK exports to Germany in 2013: € 73.7 bn
 
o   UK imports from Germany € 103.7 bn
 
 
  • UK exports three times as much to Germany as to China (£43bn vs £14bn).
 
  • UK exports to Germany have increased since the crisis in 2009 by 21% (up from £36bn to £43bn).
 
 
INVESTMENT 
 
  • Total German Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the UK is worth £65 billion. Germany was the fourth most important source of FDI in the UK in 2012.
 
  • Total British FDI in Germany is worth £19 billion. 
  • Nearly 2,400 German companies have a presence in the UK, employing 334,000 people. 
  • In Germany, almost every tenth foreign company is British. There are over 1,200 British companies in Germany, employing 220,000 people.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF GERMAN COMPANIES IN THE UK
 
  • Bosch: one of the top German investors in the UK: 4,500 staff across 40 sites and €2.4bn in sales 
  • RWE: Through RWE npower produces 10% electricity used in UK, has 12GW of installed capacity, and serves 6.6m customers, with 13,400 employees.  
  • Siemens: present in the UK for 168 years and employs 13,000 including 5,000 involved in UK manufacturing and engineering at 13 manufacturing sites 
  • BMW: contributes £1.2 billion each year to UK GDP, BMW Group and its dealer network employ 18,000 people directly while supporting over 46,000 UK jobs in total, and contribute over £900 million per annum to the UK Exchequer.  1 in 5 BMWs has an engine made in the United Kingdom

POPULATION
  • Populations in 2012: Germany 80.3m, UK 63.5m 
  • 131,000 German nationals were living in the UK in 2012, roughly equivalent to the population of Ipswich 
  • 103,400 British nationals were living in Germany in 2013, roughly equivalent to the population of Salzgitter
  • German was the 7th most common nationality in the UK in 2012 (after Poland, India, Ireland, Pakistan, United States and Lithuania)

Figures from UKTI,ONS, and Bundesbank Statistics, March 2014

Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath
British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (BCCG)
16. April 2014 
 
 

Dienstag, 15. April 2014

BCCG wins COBCOE Award

BCCG wins COBCOE Chamber Award for Membership Services

BCCG was awarded the COBCOE Chamber of the Year Award for Excellence in Membership Services 2014. This Excellency award was handed to Tobias Verlende LL.M., BCCG Chairman UK, who represented BCCG at the award ceremony on April 09, 2014.

The annual COBCOE Awards Ceremony took place in London and was attended by many members and guests of COBCOE member chambers.

It was the second time that BCCG was among the winners since the awards were created a few years ago. BCCG is grateful for the support by Tobias Verlende LL.M. at our joint application.

Tobias Verlende was presented the COBCOE Chamber of the Year Award for Excellence in Membership Services 2014 from Anne Doyere of London City Airport, from left: COBCOE Director David Cracket, Tobias Verlende LL.M., Chairman of BCCG UK and newly elected COBCOE Director, Anne Doyere, David Thomas, President of COBCOE.

At the preceding COBCOE AGM, Tobias Verlende LL.M., BCCG Chairman UK, was voted into the COBCOE board during the COBCOE board election 2014 on April 09, 2014.  In addition, Andreas Meyer-Schwickerath, Member of the BCCG Board, was also confirmed as founding member of the COBCOE Board of Directors of the new COBCOE Ltd.

The COBCOE Board of Directors comprises of a Management Committee constituted of the senior leadership Officers of the organisation; the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Immediate Past President and Chief Executive and a a group of Non-Executive Directors that represent the members of COBCOE. All Board members, other than the Chief Executive serve in a voluntary capaity and are elected by the AGM. For further Information, please see www.bccg.de and www.cobcoe.eu
 

Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

BCCG Publication Yearbook and Membership Directory 2014/2015

BCCG Membership Directory 2014/2015


First of all, again a happy and prosperous New Year to all our readers and thank you for your continued interest in the BCCG.

In case you are not a member of our network yet or know of anyone interested in the BCCG:
The new BCCG Yearbook 2014/15 with the extensive membership directory will be published in March 2014. Therefore, we would like to invite you and your firm or those who are not members yet to join our network as a member. With registering by 22 January, you will ascertain to be listed in our network directory, sent to all members in March.

Personal and corporate membership is possible in the UK and Germany. We encourage membership anyone interested or engaged in bilateral business and trade.
With around 1000 members and over 4000 personal contacts within our membership and other interested partners, BCCG is the largest British-German business network organisation under the patronage of the British Ambassador to Germany, Simon McDonald CMG. The BCCG is present with active regional committees in ten regions throughout Germany and in the UK, see www.bccg.de/regions.  Members support each other and 80-100 events annually in all regions offer ample networking opportunities, www.bccg.de/events.
Marketing opportunities in our printed publications, website and e-mail (weekly E-News Update) are available for members at reduced prices. The E-News is sent to over 4000 addressees personalized. For all advertising services, please see www.bccg.de/advertising.
The BCCG Yearbook is issued in March. It is the main publication and reference guide for members. Other printed publications are our BCCG news, issued in May and October. Please see www.bccg.de/publications for further details. Members receive all of our publications, included in their membership subscription.
Advertising is welcome in any of our publications and bookings are recommended to be made early. The BCCG News E-book is published on our website at no additional charge to the advertiser, while increasing readers and page clicks. 
Membership prices 2013 are for individuals or small companies with up to 19 employees at 400 euro and for large companies currently 950 euro. Sustaining Membership with VIP-Status is currently available at 1400 or 1950 euro, offering a. o. additional free registration of your  subsidiaries/branches and invitations to special VIP-events such as the VIP annual dinner by invitation of HM Ambassador to Germany.
For details, please see our website http://www.bccg.de/membership. Please let us know if you have any questions. I you like to join our E-Mail distribution list, you are welcome to send us an e-mail to that effect. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (BCCG)
E-mail: info@bccg.de
Tel. +49 (0)30 2067 080

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