Janecek visits VDMA office in Shanghai

Maritime Coordinator Dieter Janecek was on a trip to China this week. He took the opportunity to visit the VDMA office in Shanghai.

Dieter Janecek, the German government’s coordinator for the maritime industry and tourism, visited the VDMA office in Shanghai to discuss the situation in the industry there.

According to the VDMA, China will retain its dominance as an export market for the European shipbuilding supply industry in the short and medium term, and also plays a decisive role in the huge project of decarbonising global shipping. The framework conditions are becoming increasingly challenging – but what exactly are the prospects for German companies on the ground in China, what is changing in terms of market access, what role do subsidies and state regulation play? Dieter Janecek was able to get a first-hand impression of this in talks with Daniel Yoo, VDMA office manager, and his team.

Janecek gets an insight on-site

Hauke Schlegel, Managing Director at VDMA Marine Equipment & Systems, commented on Dieter Janecek’s visit as follows: “Economic relations with China are of existential importance for our maritime industry. We all know that the framework conditions here are becoming increasingly challenging. But what does it actually look like for German companies on the ground in China? This perspective is important for the overall assessment and for necessary economic policy decisions. Many thanks to Maritime Coordinator Dieter Janecek, who made his way to China and gained a first-hand insight from our team of experts at the VDMA office in Shanghai. The current results of the latest VDMA study on business in China also make an important contribution here. An important dialogue that we look forward to continuing.”

VDMA office in Shanghai

The VDMA’s foreign offices in the most important export markets provide direct support to the 3,600 member companies. In China, the VDMA is represented by offices in Beijing and Shanghai. These serve as a point of contact for VDMA members with questions about the Chinese market, the local network and local technical requirements, and promote contact with the customer industries.

(v.l.): Dieter Janecek, Daniel Yoo, Birgit Ogami, Max von Ungern-Sternberg
(from left): Dieter Janecek, Daniel Yoo (VDMA Office Manager), Birgit Ogami (Administrative Assistant BMWK) and Max von Ungern-Sternberg (Personal Assistant to the Maritime Coordinator) at the VDMA in Shanghai

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Caption: (from left): Dieter Janecek, Daniel Yoo, Birgit Ogami and Max von Ungern-Sternberg at the VDMA in Shanghai