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Syria April 2011

  • April 13, 2011 - April 17, 2011
  • Damascus & Aleppo
  • +49 (0) 40 609 455 437

Business trip to Syria

under the leadership of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Syria in Hamburg, Mr. Hani Nasri

Date: 13 – 17 April 2011 in Damascus

Syria is one of the Arab countries that has pursued a successful policy of market opening in various sectors in recent years.

Syrian-German relations are traditionally close and friendly. Especially the sectors environment and water are a big challenge for Syria. This is an emerging market for German companies and products “Made in Germany”. There are potentials in the field of water and waste management. Wind and solar energy as well as energy efficiency are further focal points in the program.


Professional trip with visit and / or exhibition at WATEX.

In a unique combination, the companies benefited from participating in the technical trip. The program took into account appointments with relevant ministries as well as company visits. Upon request, we referred the participants to potential specific business partners. In addition, by exhibiting your innovative products and presenting your services at WATEX, they reached international companies and potential cooperation partners.

Even for entrepreneurs who did not exhibit but attended WATEX as trade visitors, a visit to the booths of the international companies and, of course, participation in the morning program was profitable.

The aim of this trip was to promote economic and business exchange between Germany and the Arab Republic of Syria in the sectors of environmental, waste and water technologies as well as renewable energy. This event provided the appropriate framework for German companies to gain a better insight into the Syrian economy.

The meeting with Syrian business and political decision-makers provided a comprehensive insight into regional projects, interests and investment potentials as well as much needed networking on the ground.

Tuesday, April 12
individual arrival to Damascus, transport to the hotel
Set up of the exhibition booths
Afterwards dinner together
Wednesday, April 13
Visit to the Ministry of Electricity and discussion with other state representatives (t.b.c.)
Company visit
Visit of a GIZ project
Opening of WATEX
Thursday, April 14
Visit to the Ministry of Environment with various directors and decision makers (t.b.c.)
Visit to the Research Center for Environmental Analysis (t.b.c.)
Visit to the industrial city of Adra
Exhibition at WATEX
Friday, April 15
at free disposal
Appointment with the German Ambassador and discussion with local experts (t.b.c.)
Exhibition at WATEX / CLIMATECH with workshops
Saturday, April 16
Possibility for B2B meetings
Exhibition at the WATEX
Sunday, April 17
(guided) city tour
Exhibition at the WATEX
EMA is open to your program wishes and fully committed to the realization of your individual ideas. Contact us!

The target group of this entrepreneurial trip were companies from the sectors of environmental, waste and water technologies, companies from the sectors of renewable energy (solar / wind / energy efficiency), companies from the sector of infrastructure construction as well as engineering companies serving these sectors.


Visits to ministries and organizations:
EMA will organize meetings with ministries that are important for your company, such as the Ministry of Local Government, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Electricity, the Investment Authority, or even the Ministry of Housing and Construction, to let you know about current project plans and developments in the fields of environment, energy supply, waste and water. Furthermore, visits to the GIZ and the German Embassy are planned.

B2B – Discussions
The program foresees for the participating companies the possibility of B2B meetings with relevant companies from Syria.

Company visits and trade fair visit
In order to get a direct picture on site, EMA offers you the opportunity to visit current projects and companies during the entrepreneur trip.

The added value of the entrepreneur trip is the direct contact with internationally operating players at the exhibition and the trade fair program of WATEX in the late afternoon:

WATEX / CLIMATECH is a trade fair for environmental, water and climate technologies. German companies have the opportunity through EMA to present themselves to interested parties from the Arab region at this trade fair and to make new contacts. Further information about WATEX can be found here.

2011-4-13 2011-4-17 Europe/London Syria April 2011 Damascus & Aleppo
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