Associations

Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V. (vbw) [The Bavarian Industry Association]

Logo The Bavarian Industry Association

The Bavarian Industry Association represents the business, social and socio-political interests of Bavarian industry. As the umbrella organisation of the business community in Bavaria, it bundles the interests and opinions of its 80 member associations and companies, giving them a voice in government administration, social groups and the general public. At the same time, vbw acts as the Bavarian representation of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI = Federation of German Industries) and of the Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA = Confederation of German Employers’ Associations).

vbw also supports its members in tackling the challenges of global competition and developing new markets. The services it offers include information on Bavarian foreign trade funding instruments, statistics and forecasts, organising state and industry events as well as entrepreneur trips.

Landesverband Groß- und Außenhandel, Vertrieb und Dienstleistungen Bayern e.V. (LGAD) [Regional Association for Wholesale and Foreign Trade, Distribution and Services]

Logo Regional Association for Wholesale and Foreign Trade, Distribution and Services

The Regional Association for Wholesale and Foreign Trade, Distribution and Services of Bavaria is the employers’ association for cross-sectoral (intermediary) business in Bavaria.With some 1,000 member companies, LGAD is one of the leading interest groupings in the field of commerce and industry.

LGAD represents the wholesale and foreign trade with companies from all sectors as well as a growing number of companies engaged in industrial marketing and cross-sectoral services.

Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (VDMA) [German Engineering Federation]

Logo The German Engineering Federation

The German Engineering Federation is the largest industry network for capital goods in Europe. It represents over 3,000 mainly SME member companies operating in the capital goods industry and is therefore one of the most important industry associations in Europe with the largest membership. The entire process chain is reflected in VDMA – from component to plant, from system supplier and system integrator to service provider.

VDMA represents the interests of its members in Germany and Europe, provides services and fosters its network.

Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. (ZVEI) [German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association]

Logo German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association

The Bavarian branch of ZVEI is the regional link connecting the association’s headquarters with the trade associations organised by product groups.
It represents the common interests of the Bavarian electrical and electronics industry and its association in the State of Bavaria.

Overall Bavarian interests are also addressed in collaboration with the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw). The Bavarian ZVEI branch has some 200 member companies.