Germany 2013- the Election, the Euro, the EU and Global Business
January 17, 2013
Hosted by Té Revesz
With upcoming elections and forecasts of 0.8% growth, my guest, Tim Brouwer, CEO of SVP Deutschland talks about what’s ahead for Germany in 2013 and how will it affect international business? Is Chancellor Merkle a shoo-in? Any truth to opponents' accusation that she’s trying to “bribe” voters? Social Democrats & Greens want stricter banking regs and to separate investment from commercial banking? Do they have a chance? Does Germany really benefit from the Euro? Do the political gains of its massive financial support for the Eurozone outweigh the economic cost? Are Germans tired of supporting less prudent countries? Will German efforts to influence policies of EU institutions and governments move member states towards fuller integration or create resentments that will drive them apart. On her 5th visit to China, Merkle took a large contingent of CEOs. How will deepening ties between Germany and China change the global competitive picture? Where are the opportunities in Germany?
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market.
Global Reach embraces the opportunities and challenges we encounter when operating in multiple countries and cultures. We talk with entrepreneurs and executives about their strategies for winning in fast changing world markets: cross-cultural communication, global branding, media and marketing, transportation and manufacturing, the future of finance, alternative investment strategies, innovation and IP protection.
Global Reach interviews thought leaders about 21st century megatrends that impact international entities: trends like the business and politics of sustainability, the morphing nature of competitiveness, globalization, global companies vs national governments, worldview and growth prescriptions, emerging markets issues, and the corporate impact on society (governance, ethics and leadership).
Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.