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NRW State Trade Fair Programme

Germany’s Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia has published its State Trade Fair Programme for 2016 to help small and medium-sized enterprises in NRW take part in State pavilions at selected leading international fairs around Germany.

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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016: Tailwind for NRW

From 27 to 30 September 2016, ProduktionNRW will present 13 companies, institutes and clusters on the NRW joint stand, on around 300 m² of floorspace in Hall B6, Stand 538.

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Benefit from Networking: the Commercial Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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How to Become more International

NRW.International and NRW.Europa support small and medium-sized enterprises on the international scene with a range of products and services.

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Benefit from Networking: the HR Management Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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Benefit from Networking: the Quality Management Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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Benefit from Networking: the Young Entrepreneurs Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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Benefit from Networking: the Manufacturing Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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Benefit from Networking: the Marketing Working Group

The working groups at VDMA NRW give you the opportunity to engage in exchanges with professional colleagues, to learn from each other and keep up with subject areas of relevance to the mechanical engineering industry.

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ProduktionNRW: Congress on “Industrie 4.0 for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – NRW as a Top Location”

28.07.2015 Industrie 4.0* is the super-subject for the future. The Congress “Industrie 4.0 for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – NRW as a Top Location” will help participants find their way through the opportunities and challenges of this new value-added logic by offering presentations, workshops and a round of discussions, and will define the most important areas of action.

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27 July 2018: Registration deadline for delegation trip „NRW goes to Japan 2018“, Tokio/Fukushima/Kansai (Japan)

The main emphasis of this delegation trip is smart mobility, Industrie 4.0 and medical technology. The trip takes place from 16 thru 20 October and comprises of business symposia, round tables and company visits that give an insight into Japanese business developments. The trip is being organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


27 July 2018: Registration deadline for delegation trip „NRW goes to China 2018“, Peking/Nanjing (China)

The delegation trip takes place from 21 thru 24 October and includes business symposia, round tables and company visits. The main focus of the trip are smart mobility, Industrie 4.0 and sustainable development of cities. The trip is being organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


26 thru 28 August 2018: Preparatory seminar for the “Fit für das Mexikogeschäft” delegation trip, Bonn

The Mexican government has invited skilled workers and management personnel from companies in Germany to take part in a delegation trip to Mexico. Participants will talk with Mexican experts and business operators on-site about the opportunities and risks Mexico offers as a growth market, and will get to know the general conditions for trade and investment. The trip will be coordinated by the German Society for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ).


29 August 2018: Deadline for registration for SME market and delegation trip of North Rhine-Westphalian companies to Czech Republic

The German-Czech Chamber of Commerce, NRW.International, and the Chamber of Commerce Eastern Westphalia organizes a delegation trip for NRW-companies to the Czech Republic on 10 and 11 October 2018. A special focus of the trip is a SME market, in which the Czech Foreign Chamber of Commerce is organizing individual talks with potential Czech business partners. Deadline for registration is 29 August 2018.


11. bis 13. September 2018: Future Industrial Communication, Berlin

The accompanying research of the initiative „5G: Industrial Internet“ invites: Service providers, system suppliers and users illustrate the relevance of 5G for industrial communication in a national symposium. Furthermore, experts present the state of the technology and various study cases in a research perspectives event. An internal exchange of the project partners rounds off the event.


12 September 2018: Legal protection of Business with The Netherlands, Monchengladbach

The event that is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce Mittlerer Niederrhein covers the differences between the German and Dutch contract law. A collection agency and a bailiff report on claims management with Dutch and international companies.


12. und 13. September 2018: E-MOTIVE Expertenforum Elektrische Fahrzeugantriebe, Stuttgart

Mehr als 200 Teilnehmer und Spitzenreferenten aus der Automobil- und Zulieferindustrie, Hersteller Mobiler Arbeitsmaschinen, Produktionsmittellieferanten sowie führenden Forschungsinstituten treffen sich auf dem 10. E-Motive-Kongress zum Austausch über aktuelle Themen, Trends und Schlüsseltechnologien im Bereich elektrischer Fahrzeugantriebe. Die Veranstaltung wird von der Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e. V. und der Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e.V. organisiert.


16 thru 18 October 2018: IoT Solution World Congress, Barcelona (Spain)

The congress is a leading event in the field of IoT. This year’s focus lies on Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare, Buildings and Infrastructure, Open Industry und Enabling IoT. The event is being organized by FIRA Barcelona./p>


20 November 2018: Sales employees, Sales and company formation in France, NRW

The French Foreign Trade Association in Germany (CCFA) offers 12 seminar dates „Recruitment of sales employees, sales and company formation in France“, to provide companies with the keys to successfully start in the French market. The dates throughout North Rhine-Westphalia take place in November.