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Representatives of the VDMA discussed with VDMA President Carl Martin Welcker and entrepreneurs from all regional associations the challenges facing the economy, the effects of digitisation and necessary changes in the VDMA.
The participants of the board meeting did not only experience the special founding atmosphere in the rooms of openspace. They also discussed intensively the cooperation with start-ups and the strategic orientation of the VDMA East.
The VDMA East has put its finger on the wound at the latest Industry discussion at the Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs and addressed numerous obstacles to success.
The implementation of the master plan for the industrial city of Berlin is picking up speed. The most recent meeting of the Senate, associations and chambers focused on industry talks and the media presence of the industry.
VDMA, IG Metall and Federal Economics Minister Altmeier have committed themselves in the industry dialogue to using the economic opportunities arising from digitisation and artificial intelligence to secure the future of mechanical engineering.
Several VDMA members are looking forward to their fair prizes at the double Intec and Z fairs in Leipzig at the beginning of February 2019.
Saxony's politicians did not miss the opportunity to visit numerous medium-sized companies at the Intec and Z. They informed themselves about the latest trends, but also about current challenges.
In January, board members and the Commissioner for Eastern Germany Hirte exchanged views on numerous controversial topics. Another milestone will follow in the summer of 2019.
The good economic situation in the mechanical engineering of Eastern German continued at the end of 2018. And despite multiple risks, companies remain optimistic.
The Thuringian vocational school landscape cannot keep up with the digitalization in the industry. VDMA East, IHK East Thuringia, entrepreneurs and Education Minister Holter therefore discussed deficits and measures.

About the VDMA East

The VDMA East is your direct contact near you. Talk to us - we will support you in all questions of mechanical and plant engineering.
A strong industry network, an extensive range of services and a sought-after partner for regional business, science and politics: that is the plus of the VDMA regional associations.
Reinhard Pätz
Reinhard Pätz
Managing Director – Topics: Corporate management, economic policy, economic situation
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