The HamburgAmbassadors are honorary representatives and members of the network created in 2005 to promote the renown of the Hanseatic city in their respective countries. They act as points of contact for those interested in Hamburg. Every year, the HamburgAmbassadors meet parallel to “Overseas Day” to learn about new economic developments and Hamburg’s future projects.
Information from mayor
This year’s meeting will be held under the theme “Hamburg – Science and Innovation”. Dr Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of HWF Hamburg Business Development Corporation, said: “Science and innovation are more important for Hamburg today than ever before. They are the key success factors in competition with other economic hubs. This is where Hamburg has plenty to offer and the HamburgAmbassadors help us to make it better known across the world.”
First Mayor Olaf Scholz, Second Mayor Katharina Fegebank and State Council will inform the HamburgAmbassadors about the senate’s main political issues. At present, there are 34 Hamburg Ambassadors in 22 countries.
On the verge of Industry 4.0
The internet and modern technology are shaping producing industries on the verge of Industry 4.0 and companies in Hamburg are hiking their investments as part of digitalisation. Innovative production processes such as 3D printing are already being used. For this reason, science and innovation in the metropolitan region are the main theme at this year’s meeting of ambassadors from May 9-11.
They will be shown practical examples from aviation, medical technology as well as a workshop report by Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) about the latest level of innovation in north German economic clusters. Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz, CEO, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will give an address on perspectives for Hamburg’s economy.
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