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Consulting, trend scouting and opening doors

The advisory board assists IPD in planning and implementing its activities. We thus benefit from the competence and experience of recognised specialists from the world of business and the relevant trade associations and achieve our goals faster.

Mission of the Advisory Board

  • Assessment and co-decision on the strategic orientation of the IPD
  • Expert suggestions on the individual activities of the IPD
  • Information and exchange on specialist topics and trends in the sectors
  • Support in the maintenance of our international network
  • Advice and support for the IPD's public relations work
Andreas Back

Hornbach Baumarkt AG

Volker Adams

German Travel Association (DRV)

Orlando Baquero

Business Association for Latin America / LAV

Ulf Bohlmann

Julius Bohlmann e.K.

Dr. Andreas Brügger

German Fruit Trade Association (DFHV)

Hans Udo Bürk

Biotropic GmbH

Kathrin Cordes

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Stefan W. Dircks

Terramar GmbH

Lutz Düshop

Drugs and Chemical Association (VDC)

Dr. Torben Erbrath

Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI)

Antonin Finkelnburg

Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA)

Jeanette Gonnermann

Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V.

Bassant Helmi

German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Egypt)

Kirsten Hungermann

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Christoph Kannengießer

German-African Business Association

Andrea Kirchhoff

Association of the German Flower Wholesale and Import Trade

Olivier Kölsch

Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE)

Sven Liebert

Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW)

Wolf Maser

Gebr. Maser GmbH

Dr. Stefan Meyer

Federal Association of the German Fish Industry and Wholesale of Fish (BVFi)

Murat Özdemir

Foreign Trade Association of German Retailers

Christian Körting Pacheco

Biomaderas GmbH

Nils Olaf Petersen

GD Holz e.V.

Holger Preibisch

German Coffee Association

Marcus Schwenke

Grosshandelsverband Foodservice e.V.

Peter Tuchel

Firma Tuchel & Sohn GmbH

Melanie Vogelbach

Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Dr. Rodger Wegner

Wirtschaftsvereinigung Groß- und Außenhandel Hamburg (WGA e.V.)

Gebhard Weiss

sequa gGmbH


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