Regarded as “The Award of the Economy for the Economy”:  The GlobalConnect Award will be presented for the sixth time At GlobalConnect 2018, Germany’s biggest platform for export and internationalisation.  

This national and cross-industry award honours entrepreneurial achievements in foreign business.  A top-level expert jury select in a strict selection the winners in the categories “Newcomer”, “Hidden Champion” and “Global Player”.  Crucial for each decision are criteria such as niche strategy, interlinking or a special contribution to environment and society. 

Over 600 guests from the world of politics and business are expected for the ceremony when the Minister of economic affairs of Baden-Württemberg will present the award. 

The independent expert jury consists of the following well-known personalities of the German foreign trade:

  • Dr Juergen Friedrich, Chief Executive of Germany Trade and Invest
  • Hans Gaeng, local global GmbH
  • Dr Stefan Mair, Member of the Executive Board of The Federation of German Industries (BDI)
  • Thomas Hoefling, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Trade in the Stuttgart Region
  • Jürgen Schäfer, Member of the Executive Board of Baden-Württemberg International
  • Dr Volker Treier, Vice President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Tassilo Zywietz, Managing Director of IHK-Exportakademie GmbH
  • Senator E.h. Wolfgang Wolf, Managing Director of the Federation of Industry of the State of Baden-Württemberg