In 2018 the City of Stuttgart and Mumbai celebrated 50 years of partnership/twinning of the cities. In 2019, to continue the commitment as in earlier years, Andreas Lapp, Honorary Consul of the Republic of India for the States of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate along with Dy Mayor of the State Capital of Stuttgart – once again inaugurated the “Stuttgart Meets Mumbai” Wine Festival in Mumbai, at its 15th edition.
As part of the programme, the following workshops were held on Friday, 1st February 2019:
“German Southwest – Booming City of Stuttgart-Your Location for Business”
Information about Stuttgart’s main industries, opportunities for cooperation with German companies and steps involved in setting up your business in Germany. Special focus on the German start-up scene and its possibilities.
Speakers: Isabel Fezer, Deputy Mayor of Youth and Education, City of Stuttgart, Andreas Lapp, Chairman of the Board, Lapp Holding AG, Honorary Consul of India for Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Martin Armbruster, Deputy Head, Department of Economic Development of the City of Stuttgart Santosh Tantzschler, Associate Partner, Roedl & Partner, Pune and Mumbai Dr. Hartmut Roesch, Head of Generator Hdm Startup Centre, Stuttgart Media University
Master of Ceremonies: Bernhard Steinruecke, Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
There were over 50 participants at this workshop.
The programme on Saturday, 2nd February 2019:
Workshop: 11.00-1.30 pm
“Celebrating Indian Cinema in Germany: 16th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart”
A regular highlight of Stuttgart’s Annual Summer Week, the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is a well-established annual event in Stuttgart, showcasing India’s diverse film industry. Key speakers from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office spoke about the upcoming launch of “Making of Indian Cinema”, the further development and strengthening of the relationship between filmmakers in India and Baden-Wuerttemberg and the outlook for the future.
Speakers: Oliver Mahn, CEO, Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office Daniela Haug, Board Member-Marketing & Sales, Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office Elisa Kromeier, Head of Programme, Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Office
Around 60 film and film related participants attended the workshop.
“Adaptive Leadership – How to lead without Authority, an Intercultural Insight”
Teach for India and Teach First Deutschland combined for this workshop that provided insights into adaptive leadership, bridging the gap between intercultural differences between Germany and India and promoting the perspective of leadership without authority – yet actively initiating participants towards responsibility for change.
Speakers: Lars Becker, Senior Expert, Teach First Deutschland Rahul Gondane, Government and Advocacy Manager, Teach for India
This workshop was attended by around 35 participants.
In the evening of both days, viz, 1st and 2nd February 2019, the ”Stuttgart Meets Mumbai” Wine Festival was held at the Seaside Lawns.
Around 1500 guests attended the festivities over the 2 days.