Global support for small and medium-sized enterprises

The goal of ‘Partnering in Business with Germany’ is the successful initiation of business between medium-sized companies from developing and emerging countries and Germany. Each year, around 1000 managers from around the world are being prepared to enter the German market and brought into contact with German companies that themselves are interested in entering new markets abroad. This partnership-based approach leads to the establishment of long-term business partnerships and a global network of internationally active SMEs.

You can find news about the programme and pictures from the 25th anniversary here.

Partnering in Business with Germany in 75 seconds

Advantages for German companies

Direct contact
with executives
from international
Suitable partners
for long-term
Conclusion of contracts
resulting from
concrete business
ideas and personal
Self promotion
abroad by means
of online and
face-to-face meetings

Information on the business training centres responsible for coordinating cooperation activities can be found here.

Partner countries

German entrepreneurs:

If you are interested in a specific country and / or industry, please email us at: pg@giz.de - or click here for more information.

Foreign entrepreneurs:

Further information on the application process and contact persons can be found here.


The programme is continuously being expanded to include new partner countries and services for industry. It currently provides services for the following industries:

Vietnam Agriculture
Vietnam Industry 4.0
Vietnam Construction industry
Vietnam Circular economy / Environmental technologies
Vietnam Energy efficiency in industry
Vietnam Logistics / Transport
Vietnam Renewable energy
Vietnam Food industry
Vietnam Healthcare industry
Vietnam Textile industry

Voices from participants:

“In our experience, the exchange of visits is crucial for driving forward collaboration between potential partners. Through participation in ‘Partnering in Business with Germany’, our business partner was able to convince us of his business idea.”

Thomas Dory, Bert Energy GmbH

“For us, the visit of the Vietnamese companies was an excellent opportunity to present ourselves with little effort in a foreign market that we had not previously explored. We didn’t expect concrete opportunities for cooperation to arise so quickly”

Josia Fritz, Heliopas.ai GmbH

‘Partnering in Business with Germany’ is an instrument by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action to promote foreign trade and investment

‘Partnering in Business with Germany’ is carried out by giz Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action