Munich, Germany
13th - 15th November 2018
Over 20 Distinguished Speakers & Panelists


The economic and political ties between Germany and India are stronger than ever before and the mutual business is growing rapidly. As global players and leading economies, Germany and India can rely on each other as equal partners. India currently tops the list of fast growing economies of the coming decade. With its huge domestic market and as a power house in information and communication technologies with numerous young and successful startups, India offers massive potential for Germany. Germany in return offers advantages in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure and energy which are strong growth sectors in India. Therefore, the German-Indian Business Forum 2018 wants focus on Digital Transformation, Urbanization and Infrastructure Development‘. The Forum is a platform for high-ranking decision makers from the areas of business, politics and administration to confer on matters of mutual interest. Join us in leveraging potential by building and maintaining new and sustainable relationships between Germany and India.
Welcome India! Welcome Germany!

Siddharth Mudgal

Siddharth Mudgal

President, German-Indian Association
Founder & Chairman,
German-Indian Business Forum
H.E. Mukta Dutta Tomar

H.E. Mukta Dutta Tomar

Ambassador of the Republic of India
Patron, German-Indian Business Forum
Franz Josef Pschierer, MdL

Franz Josef Pschierer, MdL

Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs,
Energy and Technology
Patron, German-Indian Business Forum
Josef Schmid

Josef Schmid

Deputy Mayor, Head of Labor & Economic Development
City of Munich
Patron, German-Indian Business Forum

Target Group

The German-Indian Business Forum explicitly targets senior executives and subject matter experts from the industry, small and mid-size hidden champions, policy makers such as ministers, parliamentarians and senior government officers as well as chambers or commerce. With over 250 guests every year, the German-Indian Business Forum has established itself as a unique platform for a fruitful dialogue between the Germany and India.

Speakers - GIBF 2018


DAY 1 - 13th November 2018

  • Company site visits
  • German-Indian Startup Roundtable
    with young startups fromGermany and India
  • CEO & Speakers Dinner (VIP event – On Invitation)

DAY 2 - 14th November 2018

  • German-India Business Conference (ticketed event)
    • Keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops  with C-Level executives, thought leaders
    • Participants: Senior industry executives, diplomats, government officials
    • Inauguration by high ranking political and diplomatic representatives


    German-Indian Business Reception (on invitation)

    • Distinguished keynote speakers such as ambassadors, ministers and politicians, DAX 30 companies‘ board members
    • Participants: C-Level executives, top-level diplomats and civil servants

DAY 3 - 15th November 2018

  • Working  breakfast with a minister
    from Bavaria and the Ambassadors
    of Germany and India (VIP event – On Invitation)