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Hamburg Business Day Jordan

January 17th, 2011
09:00 – 17:00h
Hamburg Trade Chamber
Adolphsplatz 1

In the course of the "Hamburg Business Day Jordan“, participants were introduced to the development of Jordan as a business location and informed about investment and export opportunities. Organized in cooperation with the Hamburg Trade Chamber, the event offered the possibility for networking and exchange with high-ranking speakers, decision-makers and renowned experts from the economic, political and legal sector.

Main focus of the event:

  • Potential for Business in Jordan
  • Service Sector and Logistics
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Healthcare Sector
  • Renewable Energies and the Environment



09.00h             Reception

09.30h             Welcome Addresses

  • Heinz Werner Dickmann, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Department Promotion of Foreign Trade, Hamburg Trade Chamber
  • Prof. Dr. Horst H. Siedentopf, President, EMA e.V
  • Axel Goehler, Honorary Consul of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Hamburg


10.00h             Panel I: Potential for Business in Jordan – Recent Developments and Perspectives

Chair: Taoufik Ben Amara, Former UN-Coordinator

  • Investment Opportunities in Jordan, Elias Farraj, Jordan Investment Board
  • Recent Instruments for Promoting Economic Cooperation with Developing Countries in German Development Cooperation; Dr. Claus Schreiver, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Legal Framework; Dr. Stephan Jäger, Amereller Legal Consultants

11.00h             Coffee Break


11.30h             Panel II: Service Sector and Logistics

Chair: Dr. Stephan Jäger, Amereller Legal Consultants

  • Restructuring of the Jordanian Aviation Sector and Technical Assistance for Jordanian Airport Companies, Catrin Drawer, Lufthansa Consulting
  • Tourism Strategy of Jordan: Opportunities & Challenges for the Development of Tourism in Jordan, Markus Pillmayer, Dr. Nicolai Scherle Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Software Development as an Example of The Off-Shoring Model, Fuad F. Bajjali, KeySoft
  • Service Sector: Opportunities for German Companies; Amer Kakish, Philadelphia Consulting

13.00h             Lunch Break


14.00h             Panel III: Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Care Sector

Chair: Birgit Tesic-Kurth,German-Jordanian Society

  • Particularities and Opportunities in the Context of Cooperations between German Pharmaceutical Companies and Jordanian Suppliers, Dr. Ernst Odenhausen, EJO Pharma Service
  • Development and Modernisation of the Health Care System and Management, Christoph Schult, Medent International
  • Knowledge & Skills Management in Europe' Largest Hospital System: The Asklepios Group, Dr. Heinzpeter Moecke, Asklepios Kliniken GmbH
  • Report of German-Jordanian Companies, Dr. –Ing. Islam Shdaifat, JoVision UG

15.30h             Coffee Break


16.00h Panel IV: Renewable Energies and the Environment

Chair: Birgit Tesic-Kurth, German-Jordanian Society

  • Jordanian-German Cooperation in the Sector of Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohammad Al-Addorus,German Jordanian University
  • Current Situation and Opportunities of Renewable Energies in Jordan, Dr. Axel Goehler, Newmex Consulting GmbH

Concluding Discussion




With friendly Support from:


 Honorarkonsulat des Haschemitischen Königreichs Jordanien in Hamburg







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