Manchester meets Hamburg - Your gateway to Europe

To register for this event

Pauline Puig
T: 0161 393 4355

To attend this event

Greater Manchester Chambe...
Elliot House
151 Deansgate
M3 3WD
Manchester City Centre

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Hamburg Business Development Corporation, Intergest and DAC Beachcroft have organised an event to discuss doing business in Hamburg.


The Hanseatic city is one of the most dynamic cities in the European Union. It attracts companies, institutions and professionals from all over the world.

Located between the North Sea and Baltic Sea, with the Elbe River as its lifeline and the city-state of Hamburg as its heart, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is one of the most competitive regions in Germany and Europe. The region is highly attractive for international and national companies as it combines economic momentum with a high quality of life. Export-oriented businesses benefit from the broad range of services available in the port of Hamburg.

Ever since Hamburg’s port was established more than 1,000 years ago, cosmopolitanism, open-mindedness and hospitality have been continuously nourished in Hamburg. When this emerging commercial centre joined the Hanseatic League of merchants in the 14th century, Hamburg became the economic centre of the North Sea and Baltic Sea region. It swiftly turned into a true global player and cosmopolitan city.

Since then, Hamburg, the “gateway to the world”, has made a point of keeping its gates open – in both directions. Today, it is one of the most dynamic cities in the EU and continues to attract companies, institutions and professionals from around the world. Some 250,000 citizens from 185 nations have made Hamburg their home and currently work on the banks of the Alster Lake and the Elbe River. More than 100 consular missions represent their interests in Hamburg.

With more than 550 businesses from China, 100 from Japan and 50 from Taiwan, Hamburg is also Germany’s major location for Asia-related expertise. What is more, numer¬ous companies from Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the UK and the US coordinate their activities for the German, Austrian, Swiss and Northern European markets from Hamburg.

Today, the city-state supports a healthy mix of cluster initiatives representing a cross-section of all key sectors of the regional economy. Besides the well-established clusters for aviation, logistics, media & IT and the life sciences, we also want to tap the enormous potential we see in the creative sector, healthcare, maritime industry and renewable energies through our cluster policy.

To register your interest in attending this event please visit



  • 8:00 am- Registration
  • 8:30 am- Welcome by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • 8:40 am- Guest Speaker: Hans Christoph Lampert – Hamburg Ambassador London/UK
  • 8:50 am- World meets business at the waterfront, HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, Stefan Matz, Director International Business
  • 9.10 am- Making commercial contracts Brexit proof, DAC Beachcroft LLP, Harald Loeffler, Partner / Head of German Desk
  • 9:30 am- Case Study – Hamburg as a successful worldwide platform for UK businesses, Aactio GmbH, Moneeb M. Siddiqui, Managing Partner
  • 9:50 am- HOW TO expand and succeed in the European market via Hamburg – the InterGest method, InterGest Worldwide GmbH, Nils Blunck, CEO / Hamburg Ambassador
  • 10:15am- Close

Who is this suitable for?

Any companies interested in doing business in Germany, particularly Hamburg.


Standard: FREE

Member: FREE