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1 Doing business in Germany and Europe: Facts, Opportunities, Challenges The University of Texas Club, Austin, TX October 26, 2011 Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

2 Doing business in Germany and Europe Agenda High-tech location Bavaria: Facts and Figures Starting a business in Germany: Relevant corporate issues Taxation issues of doing business in Germany Advantages of starting a business in Germany: Compliance, data and consumer protection First-hand experience with international expansion Networking Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

3 State of Bavaria: Your Partner in the Center of Europe Convenient access to the European market with more than 500 Mio. consumers Helsinki Oslo Stockholm Saint Petersburg Riga Moscow Copenhagen Dublin Manchester Amsterdam London Brussels Frankfurt Paris 3h 2h 1h Lyon Hamburg Zurich Geneva Nice Marseille Milan Berlin Munich Rome Prague Warsaw Bratislava Vienna Budapest Ljubljana Zagreb Belgrade Sarajevo Vilnius Sofia Bucharest Kiev Madrid Barcelona Naples Tirana Thessaloniki Istanbul Lisbon Valencia Ankara Palermo Athens Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

4 Bavaria: Work Where Others go on Vacation Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

5 Bavaria: Work Where Others go on Vacation Germany s favourite tourist destination Unmatched leisure and recreation opportunities Breathtaking landscapes, historic cities, rich culture Safe, secure, financially stable Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

6 Bavaria: Economically Strong and Successful Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

7 Bavaria: Strong and Successful > Area Germany s largest Federal State 27,200 sqm, 20% of Germany Hamburg > Population 12.5 million inhabitants No. 9 in European Union Hanover Berlin > GDP $ 605 billion (2010) No. 7 in European Union > Bavaria generates 17.7 % of Germany s GDP of $ 3,424 billion (2010) > Bavaria s GDP is larger than those of 20 of the 27 European Union member states and the 19 th largest in the world Dusseldorf Frankfurt Stuttgart Erfurt Munich Dresden Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

8 Bavaria: Strong and Successful Prosperous Stable Unemployment rate: 3.4 % (Sept., 2011) (Germany: 6.6 %) GDP per capita: $ 48,000 (2010) Growth oriented GDP growth rate: 4.4% (2010) Productive GDP: $ 605 billion (2010) Dynamic 122,834 businesses founded (2010) Innovative 12,969 patent applications (2010)* Competitive Export volume: $ 165 billion (2010) (plus 17.1%) * (27.6 % of total German applications) Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

9 Bavaria: Strong and Successful Highest Purchasing Power in Germany Purchasing Power Index per inhabitant for districts (national average = 100) Up to up to up to up to up to up to up to up to and over [ Source: GfK Kaufkraft 2010 ] Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

10 Bavaria: Outstanding Infrastructure Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

11 Bavaria: Outstanding Infrastructure International airport Munich 220 destinations to 67 countries in the world 35 million passengers in 2010 Second largest airport in Germany Best airport in Europe (World Airports Award 2010 and 2011) Second best freight airport in the world (Air Cargo Excellence Survey 2008) International airport Nuremberg More than 4 million passengers (2009) Second largest airport in Bavaria (No. 10 in Germany) Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

12 Bavaria: Companies Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

13 Bavaria: Companies Global Players in Bavaria: Some examples Almost one quarter of the German DAX-companies are located in Bavaria Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

14 Bavaria: Companies Amazon s new logistics center near Augsburg Area of approx. 110,000 sq meters / 27 acres 1,000 new long term jobs Construction project will be completed in Dec 2011 Source: Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

15 Bavaria: Companies Bavaria has a diverse mix of SME and Global Players 5 % 39 % 50 % 61 % 50 % 95 % Turnover Employees Companies Companies with more than 500 employees Companies with less than 500 employees Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

16 Bavaria: Companies Strong manufacturing and service industry Manufacturing Sector 1% Agriculture & Forestry 15,8% Trade, Transport & Tourism 30% 19,8% 31,9% Private & Public Service Providers B2B Services Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

17 Bavaria: Innovation and R&D Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

18 Bavaria: Innovation and R&D Research in Bavaria U F 11 Universities including 2 Elite Universities (LMU & TU) 17 Universities of Applied Sciences F U F FGFZ F FZ U F FZ FG FG U F M F U FZ F M H FG FZ 12 Max Planck Institutes 3 Institutes of the Helmholtz association 7 Institutions of the Fraunhofer Society 10 Research and transfer centers and 9 research associations F F FZ F U U F U F F FG H H M M M U U M FZ M U F M FZ M M M M M FZ H FG FG FG F F FZ F FZ Students (2010) 3% of Bavaria s GDP invested in research and development Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

19 Bavaria: Innovation and Quality 19 Industry Clusters provide a platform for networking Mobility Material Development Man and Environment Information and Electrotechnology Services and Media Automotive Engineering Railway Technology Logistics Aerospace Satellite Navigation New Materials Chemicals Nanotechnology Biotechnology Medical Technology Energy Technology Environmental Technology Forestry and Wood Food and Nutrition ICT Sensor & Power Electronics Mechatronics / Robotics Financial Services Media Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

20 Bavaria: Partner for Business, Expansion, Partnering Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

21 Bavaria: Partner for Business Invest in Bavaria: Business promotion agency of the State of Bavaria First point of contact for interested companies in case of setting up a new business or expanding present facilities in Bavaria One-stop service for investors Cost-free assistance, fully confidential Assistance in partnering Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

22 Bavaria: Partner for Business Invest in Bavaria: Tailor-made services for investors Business set-up Expansion Information Site search Contacts > Market information > Branch information > Identification of location > Site visits > Contacts to partners > Contacts to networks Full service for your company: comprehensive customized confidential free Dr. Lucie E. Merkle 06/16/2011

23 Bavaria: Partner for Business Invest in Bavaria: References Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

24 Bavaria: Partner for Business Bavaria Worldwide: 22 Representative Offices Moscow San Francisco Quebec New York Prague Budapest Zagreb Tel Aviv Vienna Warsaw Kiev Bucharest Sofia Istanbul Qingdao Tokyo Abu Dhabi Mexico City Bangalore Ho-Chi-Minh-City São Paulo Johannesburg Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

25 Your Contact Dr. Lucie E. Merkle Executive Director Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development LLC West Coast Division 388 Market Street, Suite 1050, San Francisco, CA Tel: Fax: Website: Lucie E. Merkle 10/26/2011

26 See You in Bavaria! Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

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