Cancelled – Delegation trip to Bavaria (Hof): Water & Environmental Technology

Date and Time
24.07.2023 — 27.07.
Hof, Bayern

The U.S. delegation trip to Bavaria has been cancelled in a joint decision between GTAI, as the funding provider, and Wirtschaftsförderung Hof, as the client. Unfortunately, there is currently no adequate delegation from the USA. It is being examined whether the trip can be offered again at another time.


Call for Registration:

German Water Partnership is conducting a delegation trip to Bavaria (specifically, the City and County of Hof) from July 24-27, 2023 on behalf of Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) on the topic of water and environmental technology. The primary focus is on water extraction, drinking water supply and wastewater technology, sustainable water management as well as water analytics and state- of- the- art solutions for stormwater events like sponge city and sponge region concepts. The delegation trip is aimed in particular at decision makers from companies in the above-mentioned sectors who have a fundamental interest in expanding and investing in Germany. Ten to fifteen companies or organizations with a maximum of 2 representatives each can participate in this delegation. (Whereby only for one person the overnight expenses are taken over within the project.)

Goal of the Trip:

The inbound delegation trip is designed to enable participants from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand and the U.S. to acquire subject-specific knowledge about the German water industry, make necessary preliminary decisions for future business activities with German companies and, in the process, establish important contacts for later activities. The focus is on the presentation of the competences in the field of environmental technologies, particularly in water and wastewater management, which are bundled in the region of “Hofer Land” in Bavaria.

The Target Region in Germany:

The region (Hofer Land) is officially Bavaria’s Water Competence Center, with institutions and companies such as the Institute for Water and Energy Management/Hochschule Hof, Rehau industries SE & Co KG, HUBER SE, Etschel Brunnenservice and Wilo SE. With the settlement of the Bavarian State Office for the Environment in Hof, new opportunities have developed for Hof as a business location. The region has expertise and competence especially in the fields of water and wastewater. In addition to the State office for with its project Technology Transfer Water (TTW), the Hof region is also home to numerous renowned companies and service providers that are internationally active in the field of water and environmental technology. Other important partners in the field of education are the Hof University of Applied Sciences with its environmental engineering course and the Hof School of Environmental Engineering. Numerous congresses and events on this topic take place in Hof, for example, a flagship congress and trade show has been held on the topic of water since 2007.

Delegation Program:

The participants will be offered a varied and comprehensive program during the four-day inbound delegation trip. This consists of an introduction round followed by a comprehensive briefing on what the Hofer Land has to offer as a region undergoing structural change, the performance of the German and specifically the Bavarian water and wastewater sector with the involvement of qualified experts. The organizers will present the program of the trip to the participants, provide organizational information and answer questions. Two professional networking events with presentations and informal networking opportunities are further central components of the program. The program is rounded off with a visit to several reference plants and companies in the region that will be tailored to the profiles and interests of the delegation. There will also be opportunities to explore the art and culture of Bavaria.

Umzug der GWP Geschäftsstelle

Bitte beachten Sie unsere neue Anschrift ab 01. Juli 2023:

German Water Partnership e.V.

Invalidenstr. 91

10115 Berlin

Sie erreichen die Mitarbeitenden der GWP-Geschäftsstelle weiterhin unter den gewohnten Mailadressen und Handynummern, die Festnetznummern ändern sich zum 1. Juli. Alle Kontaktinformationen finden Sie hier:

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