International Conference

Future of SMEs for Iran and Germany, 21 - 23 August 2018, Berlin

International Conference: Future of SMEs for Iran and Germany

„The German Mittelstand provides a constant high level of employment und productivity and is therefore the spine of the German national economy. More than 99 percent of all German corporations belong to the "German Mittelstand" and contribute virtually 55 percent to the complete economic performance. Mittelständische middle-sized corporations are innovative, successful abroad and an important job generator for young people.“
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

  • Definition Mittelstand: up to 50 Mio. annual turnover and up to 500 employees
  • 3,3 Mio. small & middle-sized corporations
  • 20 Mio. employees & 70% of all people in paid work
  • 69% of all apprentices

One of the most severe upcoming issues faced by Europe’s economy is the planning, organisation and implementation of effective business succession. Companies find less and less qualified aspiring people to whom the management of the business can be passed over faithfully. Experience shows that the smaller the company, the bigger this problem is. This means, that the most affected are micro and family businesses, which in fact account for 60% of all European companies. (KMU Forschung Austria, 2008: Overview of Family Business Relevant Issues, p99)

On our international Conference "Future of SMEs for Iran and Germany" the University of Applied Sciences Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) would like to discuss about the possible opportunities in future for these two countries with the educational (applied sciences/vocational) approach.
We invite you to join our conference and become a memeber of our project on August the 21st to 23th in Berlin/Akademie Berlin Schmöckwitz.

Rector FHM

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Anne Dreier

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Anne Dreier

Rektorin & Geschäftsführerin


Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. Richard Merk

Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. Richard Merk

Leiter der School of Start-up & Succession

Conference Manager مدیر کنفرانس

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hamid Doost Mohammadian
پروفسور دكتر حميد دوست محمديان
Director for International Management
Iran Representative
مدیر امور بین الملل و نماینده ایران دانشگاه
WhatsApp: +45 71535312


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