Prof. Gries, ITA, at the 10th IHK Foreign Trade Day NRW 2018 in Aachen
Kay-Sölve Richter and Professor Gries at the 10th IHK Foreign Trade Day NRW 2018 in Aachen (from left to right, source: IHK)
On 20 September 2018, around 700 guests discussed the topic of exports at the Eurogress, Aachen, within an approx. 800 square metre trade fair on the 10th Foreign Trade Day.
Digitisation and data security, but also the Brexit and the dispute between the USA and China were the dominant topics. Prominent guests such as Aachen's Lord Mayor Marcel Philipp and District President Gisela Walske spoke alongside Kiev's Mayor Dr. Vitali Klitschko and former Boxing World Champion Regina Halmich. TV journalist Kay-Sölve Richter moderated a discussion with numerous high-ranking managers of internationally successful companies on strategy and the economic situation.
Professor Thomas Gries from the ITA, together with Dr. Stephan Kufferath (CEO of Gebrüder Kufferath AG and Vice President of the IHK Aachen), Andreas Schmitz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus und Burkhardt AG and Vice President of the IHK NRW, and Atzo Nicolaï, CEO of DSM Nederland, took part in the panel discussion after the opening of the event by TV journalist Kay-Sölve Richter. The complete programme of the event can be found here.