Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices worldwide and a strong network of partners GTAI supports German companies to internationalise, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.
As the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany, GTAI is tasked with the following:
- ensuring the success of Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)s in global competition
- strengthening Germany as a business location by attracting foreign direct investment
- promoting Germany as one of the most attractive business locations internationally
- supporting the internationalisation of the economy of the new federal states and regions in transition
“For regions undergoing structural change innovative key technologies such as bioplastics can help pave the way to the future”, says Silke Poppe, Head of the New Federal States/Structural Change Unit at GTAI. "For example, they can significantly support former coal regions in their transformation towards sustainability, stability and competitiveness. The BIOPLOYMER Congress is an ideal platform for connecting international cooperation partners. GTAI supports this forward-looking transfer of knowledge and know-how for the long-term and successful industrial development of an economic region in transition."
As the main partner of the BIOPLOYMER Congress GTAI is actively promoting the internationalisation of the Central German Coal Mining Area, one of the regions affected by the phase-out of coal. Through the partnership of All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association (AIMPA), the BIOPLOYMER Congress also provides an international platform for German and Indian companies in the field of bioplastics.