2nd Meeting of the German Energy Business Committee |

Deepening private-public sector relation

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mexico and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in coordination with CAMEXA and GTAI hosted the second meeting of the "German Energy Business Committee” of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership on September, 3rd.

The German Energy Business Committee provides for a permanent platform to discuss possible challenges and key topics of the German private sector in the energy field with German governmental representatives. It allows for a continuous exchange of information, best industry practices, and other relevant points of view. Its first meeting took place on February, 27th.

The second meeting of the Energy Business Committee brought together government representatives from the BMWi and more than 15 participants from German industry, trade associations and the German embassy to exchange about common energy sector challenges and opportunities in Mexico. It also served as an opportunity to present and discuss the progress made on matters raised at the first meeting in February. Moreover, attendees debated about recent policy developments in the different areas of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership. Major industry players as well as small-and-medium enterprises joined the meeting, among them BASF, Siemens, BayWa re., Enercon, DEA México and Geff. Important German institutions, such as the German Chamber of Commerce (CAMEXA) and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) were also represented.

In the framework of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership, established between the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in April 2016, BMWi and the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) have decided to form the German-Mexican B2G Energy Council. This Council directly proposes private sector recommendations to high-level government representatives regarding the activities of the German-Mexican Energy Partnership. In that regard, besides being a permanent permanent plattform, the German Energy Business Committee contributes to the effective consideration of  private-sector views, needs, and concerns in the preparation of actionable, non-binding recommendations by the German-Mexican Business-to-Government (B2G) Energy Council to the Energy Partnership’s High-level Steering Group (HLSG). The inaugural meeting of the B2G Energy Council took place on April, 23rd in the framework of the Hannover Messe.

Open discussion among members of the German Energy Business Committee.

Participants of the 2nd meeting of the German Energy Business Committee.

Michael Leibrandt, Deputy Head of Divison (BMWi) guiding the 2nd meeting of the Business Committee.

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