Strong for Bavaria with more than 200 member associations and supporting members

We are the voluntary, cross-industrial, interest group of the Bavarian industry. We represent the interests of the Bavarian industry and provide support with our expertise and experience, our partners and networks as well as projects, programs and a comprehensive range of services. Our members represent the whole spectrum of Bavarian industries. This strengthens our political influence. Together, we lend a distinctive profile to the Bavarian economy.

Key figures vbw 2023

4.8 m

Employees work at our Member Companies


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Events and Trainings


Publications and Studies


Offices in Bavaria and Worldwide

We Strengthen the Competitiveness of Bavaria’s Economy

  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Supporting the member companies in their economic activities on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Strengthening and furthering the economic relations between the State of Bavaria and the United States
  • Promoting dialogue between high-level Bavarian and U.S. decision-makers on relevant political, business and social issues
  • Developing / expanding and maintaining contacts with representatives of the U.S. government, congress, international organizations, economic development offices and associations, as well as think tanks, universities and the media with the aim of deepening the German-American partnership and transatlantic cooperation

A Selection from our Industries and Member Companies

  • Banks
  • Chemistry
  • Dialogue marketing
  • Print and media
  • E-mobility
  • Energy generation and supply
  • Food industry
  • Film, television and radio
  • Liberal professions and self-employed

  • Games
  • Glass and solar industry
  • Wholesale, retail and foreign trade
  • Handicrafts
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Real Estate
  • Plastics industry
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Air traffic
  • Mechanical and plant engineering

  • Metal and electrical industry
  • Paper mills
  • Nursing sector
  • Private hospitals
  • System gastronomy
  • Textile and clothing industry
  • Transport, fright forwarding and logistic
  • Insurance companies
  • Newspapers

Your contact

Christoph Kolle

Leiter des Verbindungsbüros in New York

+1 (0)646-237-0410 +1 (0)917-216 9569 Send an e-mail