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Katharina Ravens new Managing Director of the German Centre in Singapore
As of 1 April 2016, Katharina Ravens will take over the management of the German Centre Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW). The pilot project in the German Centre network has been supporting German companies in their business activities in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. The 40-year old lawyer is profoundly familiar with the German Centres and the Asian economic area, having held positions at LBBW as co-managing director of German Centre for Industry and Trade GmbH and as Head of German Centres in Stuttgart, among other things. She previously worked for three years in the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK Greater China) in Shanghai. Katharina Ravens is taking over from Hanna Böhme, who has held this position since 2011 and will now take on new duties in LBBW Group.
Klick on Press Release of LBBW to download the article. A picture of Katharina Ravens can be downloaded from the website of German Centre Singapore.
German Centre Singapore, pilot project of the German Centre network, celebrating its 20th anniversary on 26th October 2015
The German Centre Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW), opened its doors 20 years ago. Since then, it has supported around 500 German companies in their efforts to enter local markets. With its versatile floor areas, modern infrastructure and, most importantly, direct access to local networks and services, it offers companies everything they need to move forward with their activities in Southeast Asia. In addition to this, the German Centre Singapore is also the pilot project of the German Centre network, which currently comprises a total of eight locations around the world.
To mark its 20th anniversary, the German Centre Singapore was visited on Otober 26th, 2015 by a delegation led by Baden-Württemberg's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance and Economics Minister Nils Schmid. The other guest of honor was the Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who met with Minister Schmid and other selected members of the delegation for talks.
Click to read the whole press release of LBBW 20 years German Centres - in Singapore and worldwide.
Business and science delegation from Baden-Württemberg visits the recently expanded German Centre in Beijing on 19 October 2015
A business and science delegation led by Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and the Deputy Prime Minister and Economics and Finance Minister Nils Schmid is currently on a business travel through China. 120 representatives from politics, science and business, including another four ministers of the Baden-Württemberg state cabinet, members of the state parliament and scientists as well as numerous members of the business community visited the German Centre operated by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) in Beijing on the first leg of their trip. The German Centre has been supporting German companies' activities in the Chinese market since 1999. This summer, it more than doubled the floor space which it offers.
"For more than 15 years, the German Centre in Beijing has been a prime contact for German companies wishing to enter the Chinese market. The steady demand for and very intense utilization of the German Centre show that it has established itself as a nucleus of German business in Beijing," explained Hans-Jörg Vetter, the Chairman of LBBW's Board of Managing Directors, speaking at the reception held to mark the expansion of the German Centre. It currently provides premises for around 110 companies, having accommodated a total of over 350 since its establishment. LBBW itself has its own representative office at the German Centre as well as a second one in Shanghai.
Click here to read the whole press release of LBBW.
Summer Special: 10% discount for conference rooms
You are looking for suitable conference spaces for your next meeting? Benefit from the German Centre's summer special and get 10 percent off for our conference rooms from July 13 to July 31, 2015.
The modern conference spaces are located next to the German Centre Beijing on the 11th floor of Landmark Tower 2. We provide two small conference rooms for up to 16 people or one big room for up to 40 people, respectively. The rooms can be booked by the hour, half-day or full-day. The conference package includes beverages (water, coffee or tea) and the use of flipcharts and wifi. Conference guests can enjoy snacks, lunch and coffee in the neighbouring café.
The summer price list for conference rooms:
Small room per hour for tenants: RMB 250 - 10% = RMB 225 / for externals: RMB 400 - 10% = RMB 360
Small room half-day for tenants: RMB 900 - 10% = RMB 810 / for externals: RMB 1400 - 10% = RMB 1260
Small room full-day for tenants: RMB 1700 - 10% = RMB 1530 / for externals: RMB 2500 - 10% = RMB 2250
Big room per hour for tenants: RMB 320 - 10% = RMB 288 / for externals: RMB 500 - 10% = RMB 450
Big room half-day for tenants: RMB 1200 - 10% = RMB 1080 / for externals: RMB 1800 - 10% = RMB 1620
Big room full-day for tenants: RMB 2070 - 10% = RMB 2300 / for externals: RMB 3500 - 10% = RMB 3150
Please book your conference room with Mr. Zheng Haijian, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 010 - 659069-19/-20/-21.
All information regarding our conference packages and the German Centre services can be obtained here.
New: Lunch Menu of the South German Bakery now available online
The "South German Bakery", located next to the German Centre on the 11th floor of Landmark Tower 2, offers a variety of German and international delicacies during lunch time. The weekly menu is complemented by a daily changing soup.
As a special service to its tenants, the German Centre Beijing publishes the weekly lunch menu on its website. The menu is now available here.
Besides offering a varying lunch, the bakery pampers its guests with sweet items and snacks. The café is ideal not just for catching a bite to eat, but also for meeting and speaking with customers, friends, or neighbours in a cosy atmosphere.
Fresh bread, snacks and the menu can also be ordered in advance (until 11 am). Please call Tel. 010-65906519 to place an order.
LBBW doubles office space in the German Centre Beijing
The German Centre Beijing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden Württemberg (LBBW), has been assisting German companies in the Chinese market since 1999.
In response to the ongoing demand over the last few years, LBBW is now expanding its German Centre in the Chinese capital: from summer 2015, a further 11,500 square meters of space will be available in a new office complex in the immediate vicinity of the current building.
In this way, the German Center will have more than twice as much office space as it does at present.
Click here to read or download the whole press release of LBBW.
30.11.2011: LBBW offers accounts and currency hedging in offshore renminbi
Since last May, corporate customers and savings banks have been able to open accounts in Chinese renminbi (CNY) with Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW). With immediate effect, LBBW additionally offers products in “offshore renminbi” (CNH) to its corporate customers and savings banks.
The new "offshore renminbi" products will enable customers not only to have an account in the currency but now also to make payments, carry out currency hedging and time deposits that are not tied to any goods or services transactions. Until now, customers could only use their CNY account for payments to and from China along with documentary credits, encashment and guarantees in renminbi. Now, LBBW will be offering its corporate customers and savings banks the opportunity to carry out forex spot transactions and forward exchange transactions in the Hong Kong financial centre.
Please click on article to read or download the press release:LBBW offers accounts and currency hedging in offshore renminbi.
Jörg Höhn new managing director of the German Centre in Beijing
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02.04.2011: German Centre Clothes Donation reaches Hunan
The clothes that have been collected during the Jiaozi Event on January 27, 2011 have reached a school in Chinas Hunan province. The director of the school was very happy to receive the clothes, that were given mostly to children of one parent families.
The German Centre Team would like to thank the donators.
19.01.2011: Cultural factors and personality issues in the workplace
Although most young Chinese Managers have a good level of English, communication with foreign business partners is still an issue. In this event Daniel Cotterall, General Manager of Red Crown Consulting, pointed out cultural differences and expectations which can be the source of communication problems.
Do they know you are a German company?
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Storymaker China Newsletter, August 2009