Workshop: The German experience

09:00 - 12:00


  • Present German best practice in cluster building, value chain optimization and technology transfer
  • Discuss potential synergies with Saudi partners
  • Initiate German-Saudi cluster initiatives


 08:45 Registration
 09:00 Welcome and introduction
 09:15 The German cluster strategy – supporting cluster management excellence
 09:45 Optimizing international value chains by cluster networks – the Bavarian approach
 10:15 Chemical industry parks in Germany: Best practices in cluster management and infrastructure development
 10:45 Universities as drivers of industrial value creation – best practices of Technical University Munich
 11:15 Panel Discussion, wrap-up and closing remarks
 11:45 Close



  • Eng. Abdulaziz Noorudeen Atarji General Manager of Strategic Planning and Investment Development Jubail - Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
  • Daniel A. Gottschald Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer - Chemie-Cluster Bayern & TUM International GmbH
  • Dr. Stefan März Head of Center Knowledge Interchange - TUM International GmbH
  • Thomas Laemmer-Gamp Director of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) and Head of Group Global Innovation and Clusters - VDI/VDE IT GmbH
  • Jan Schimanski Junior Project Manager - InSITE BAVARIA
  • Oliver Oehms Delegate of the German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen - German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO)

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