SOURCE: Invest in Bavaria

Invest in Bavaria

October 07, 2014 09:38 ET

Invest in Bavaria Hosts Third Annual OktoberINVESTFest, Bavarian Investors Conference in New York

300 German, US Business Leaders and Investors to Discuss Business Opportunities in Bavaria

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Invest in Bavaria, the investment and location marketing organization of the German State of Bavaria's Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, announced today that it will host the third annual OktoberINVESTFest on October 20th in New York City. The conference will bring together US and German investors, innovators, industry leaders, Bavarian state representatives as well as a number of leading North American and German small and mid-sized companies.

A key component of OktoberINVESTFest, the German Mittelstand conference offers investors the opportunity to meet board members from leading German Mittelstand companies as they present their products and business models. The resulting business and investment opportunities will deepen transatlantic relations and encourage economic and scientific exchange.

Rudolf Vidal, Managing Director of FC Bayern Munich LLC, the New York-based subsidiary of Germany's most successful soccer team, will present the keynote address sharing his insights on creating a brand internationally, and Stefan Jekel, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa at the New York Stock Exchange will discuss capital raising and setting up public or dual listings.

OktoberINVESTFest will feature distinguished panelists and speakers. Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix, a global leader in video eyewear technology and John Shegerian, CEO of Electronic Recyclers International, a company that specializes in recycling used electronic devices, will discuss disruptive technologies and the steps required to move from being a local leader to a global player. Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates, a site selection and incentive advisory service, will discuss obtaining the optimal mix of grants and investment capital to be successful in Europe and the US.

Simultaneously, a selection of public and private companies from Germany and North America will present their latest innovations in IT, life sciences, energy and environmental technology, some with a goal of funding their European expansion and others looking for US capital to fund their growth.

"OktoberINVESTFest is an example of how Invest in Bavaria is continuously working to provide US companies with direct access to expansion opportunities in the State of Bavaria," said Janet Danisman, Executive Director at Bavarian US Offices for Economic Development. "At the same time, we are introducing Bavarian companies with growth potential to US investors and partners, thus working to solidify relationships between the two markets."

Invest in Bavaria was established in 1999 to serve as the investment promotion agency for the German State of Bavaria by supporting companies from around the world to find ideal locations to set up businesses and/or identify investment opportunities in the state. The organization has played a vital role in connecting US investors and business leaders with Bavaria's strategic and competitive advantages, in addition to providing them with cost-free, confidential professional services to assist in their investment and site selection process. Additionally, the organization assists Bavarian companies considering international expansion. The Bavarian US offices for Economic Development, LLC, is the representative organization for Invest in Bavaria in the US. There are 26 representative offices of Invest in Bavaria globally, including offices in New York, New Haven and San Francisco. For additional information, please visit

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