Welcoming Address by Thomas Geisel - Mayor of the City of Düsseldorf Patron of the SinoJobs Career Days in Düsseldorf
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
in the heart of one of the biggest economic centers in the federal republic, Dusseldorf is known to be one of the most productive and international cities of Germany. The German-Chinese trade relations, maintained in the North Rhine-Westphalian capital, contribute to this success to a special extent.
By now, around 560 Chinese companies have settled in the urban area and the trend is going upwards. These companies include “global players”, as well as small and medium sized enterprises which all benefit from the location, infrastructure, and economic strength of Dusseldorf:
Located in the center of Europe, the vicinity to important sales and procurement markets and the airport offers a gateway to the world. The high density of employment ensures an above-average purchasing power, which additionally gets supported by numerous trade fair visitors and tourists from all over the world.
The diverse range of consulting and services, as well as the remarkable Chinese infrastructure that covers various areas of life, supports the comfortable and uncomplicated lifestyle of the ever-growing Chinese community, which is making a significant contribution to the dynamic and international attitude towards life of the city.
Especially under these excellent conditions, I am particularly pleased that the SinoJobs Career Days are once again taking place in Düsseldorf, offering professionals and managers in a Chinese context an ideal opportunity for the exchange with employers from China and Europe. This year again, I am happy to support the fair as patron and wish all exhibitors and visitors a successful event.
Mayor of the
State Capital Düsseldorf
Welcoming Address by Hubert Aiwanger - Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy Patron of the SinoJobs Career Days in Munich
The People's Republic of China is Bavaria's most important trading partner with a trading volume of € 33 billion. More than 2,000 Bavarian companies maintain business relationships in China, and more than 400 Chinese companies are located in Bavaria.
Due to the close connection, there are many perspectives on the job market: be it one of the international global players like Adidas, Audi, Allianz, BMW, MAN, Munich Re, Puma, Linde or Siemens, or one of the numerous innovative medium-sized companies, especially in the fields of automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering as well as electronics and IT.
Qualified staff at the interface to China is a key factor for the sustainable success of all these companies: whether at the interface between the business units in China and Bavaria, in the development of target-oriented products for the Chinese market or in the development of new solutions for the world market, well-trained engineers as well as qualified and motivated employees are indispensable.
The SinoJobs Career Days offer the opportunity to get in touch with companies that have presence in China. Take this opportunity! We look forward to seeing you!
Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Welcoming Address Dagmar Schmidt - Member of the German Parliament -Chairman of the German-Chinese Parliamentary Group of the German Parliament
The German-Chinese relationships are growing and uniting more and more; this is what the SinoJobs Career Days stand for. By now, over 1.600 exhibitors are finding young talents from both countries. In the past years the fair already attracted over 16.000 visitors. At the same time, the People’s Republic is Germany’s most important trade partner for the third year in a row: The exchanged goods between both countries sum up to almost 200 billion Euros of value. The economic cooperation between both countries is a great success.
Just as important as the economic exchange is the personal one. Chinese students are the largest group of foreign students in Germany: Last year 39.500 students were coming from China. Also, the number of German students in China is growing continuously. With a wide range from trainee programs to freelance employees and doctorates, the SinoJobs Career Days offer interested visitors the perfect possibility to implement this personal exchange.
Fortunately, one can see that this exchange additionally transfers into peoples’ work lives and is continuously developing further. Therefore, I encourage young people from Germany and China to take the opportunity of this very special and unique chance.
As the chairwoman of the German-Chinese Parliamentary Group, I wish the 9th SinoJobs Career Days a successful fair and the participants much success for their personal future.
Member of the German Bundestag