Exchange of Cultures
Karlsruhe had a Booth at the "Stuttgart meets Mumbai" Event
Entrepreneur Andreas Lapp, Honorary Consul of the Republic of India for Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, once again impressed visitors for the “Ländle” (southwest part of Germany) in Mumbai – with a colorful program consisting of workshops, dance performances, music and even live cooking.
The wine festival "Stuttgart meets Mumbai" – as an interdisciplinary platform of exchange – took place for the 15th time in Mumbai. It is a fixture in the Mumbai calendar. Once again more than 2,000 guests from business, politics, film, media, tourism, education and gastronomy were able to exchange ideas at the wine festival "Stuttgart meets Mumbai".
“The exchange of cultures is important for me", says Honorary Consul Lapp, CEO of "Lapp Holding AG", one of the leading suppliers of integrated solutions and brand products for cable and connection technology with two production sites in India – and adds with a smile: "The best way to make good contacts is with a relaxed meeting with good conversation and local specialties." Not only Indian Style, but also Swabian.
Karlsruhe, for example, has a good network to/in Pune, according to Lapp, due to the marketing and cooperation office in Pune: “This is how the city and the region become visible.” Lapp added, addressing Stuttgart's mayor Isabel Fezer, that Stuttgart should implement such a desk in Mumbai as soon as possible. "This event is a prime forum for exchange", said Hemangi Worlikar, Deputy Mayor of Mumbai.
Stuttgart and Mumbai are twin cities for 51 years, Baden-Wuerttemberg and the State of Maharashtra have a partnership now since four years – always supported by Andreas Lapp, one of the most important drivers of German-Indian activities in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
As part of the event, the cities and regions can present themselves in India. "A good basis for sustainably strengthening the close relationship between the two countries, making important contacts and further intensifying international cooperation," was the conclusion of the participants. In addition to the city of Stuttgart, the Film Office Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe Event, Karlsruhe Tourism and the Black Forest presented themselves – pointing out to the "India Summer Days" in july in Karlsruhe. (ps/jow)