Networking: More than 1,600 visitors and 158 exhibitors have participated in the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce’s first ever Greater Region Business Days trade fair.
Photo: Charles Caratini
In his opening remarks, Pierre Gramegna, the chamber’s chief, noted that the Greater Region was home to 375,000 enterprises, 11.4 million consumers, and represented 2.5% of the EU’s total GDP.
The B2B salon was dedicated to helping both larger firms and innovative start-ups across the Greater Region find potential partners, increase their visibility, and expand their business networks by meeting key public and private sector leaders.
The event, held June 13 and 14 at Luxexpo, drew attendees from 25 countries and included more than 3,000 one-to-one meetings, according to the chamber’s figures.
Among those present were Claude Wiseler, Luxembourg’s infrastructure minister; Jean-Marie Halsdorf, Luxembourg’s interior and Greater Region affairs minister; Patrick Weiten, president of the Moselle department council; Daniel Ledent, president of the Belgian province of Luxembourg’s council; Roger Cayzelle, president of Lorraine Region’s economic, social and environment council; Helma Kuhn-Theis, head of the CDU bloc in Saarland’s state parliament; and Clemens Nagel, a local councilor in Rheinland-Pfalz who is president of the French-German-Swiss cooperatively run Upper Rhine Council.
Due to the positive response, the chamber has already started considering a second edition for next year.