Our Story

The German-Asian Business Circle (DAW) was founded in 1995 by Bodo Krüger, Honorary Consul General of Nepal, and has since developed into one of the most influential business clubs in relation to Asia. It is a network of more than 2,500 companies and institutions with the aim of promoting friendships between Asian countries and Germany and building bridges between cultures.

The German-Asian Business Circle helps its member companies to realize projects in Asia, to establish necessary contacts and to work out feasibility studies. Conversely, this service is also offered to Asian companies in Germany.

The DAW organises events on topics that are highly topical in Asia. It offers a regular contact platform to decision-makers in politics, diplomacy, tourism and economy and for the exchange of experience with entrepreneurs who successfully maintain business relations in and with Asia. It arranges delegation trips to Asia and accompanies small and medium-sized enterprises in their first steps on their growth path. The DAW also offers the companies the organisation of seminars and workshops during these trips.

The DAW places experts from the entire Asia-Pacific region in all areas of business consultancy and law and maintains intensive contacts with diplomats to ensure that companies do not fail in their efforts because of bureaucratic hurdles.

Economic summits are held in Germany for Asian country and government leaders. Asian investors are helped to settle in Germany. We advise Asian companies from A to Z.

Members and friends make new contacts with Asians, Asian friends gain insights into German business and cultural life and together they cultivate the motto: “The only way to win a friend is to be one yourself!

Our History


First regular meetings between Asian and German company representatives, initiated by Bodo Krüger


Foundation of the German-Asian Business Circle e.V. by Bodo Krüger, President and Honorary Consul General


First DAW delegation to China


Organization of a Germany-wide conference for the Malaysian Minister of Economy Secretary General of ASEAN, Dr. Rodolpho C. Severino, Guest of Honour at the Asia-Pacific New Year Reception


Organization of a Germany-wide conference for the Prime Minister of Australia, H. E. Mr. Howard


DAW delegation to China


New DAW representation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar


DAW delegation to South Korea


DAW press trip to Nepal (press representatives from all over Germany)


Opening of a DAW representative office in Erfurt


Organization of an economic summit for the Vietnamese Prime Minister


New Year’s Reception Asia-Pacific with the President of the ECB European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet as Guest of Honour


Asia-Pacific New Year Reception with ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan as Guest of Honour


Opening of a DAW representative office for Berlin and Brandenburg


New DAW Representative Office Malaysia


Opening of the first European representation in Krakow/ Poland


Opening of a DAW representative office for Baden-Württemberg in Ulm


New DAW representative office in Singapore


DAW press trip to Cambodia (press representatives from all over Germany)


Asia-Pacific New Year Reception with an Asia Conference and 2 Trade Ministers from Vietnam and Sri Lanka


Asia-Pacific New Year Reception in Bad Homburg with guests of honor such as the Vice-President of the ECB and Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Director of the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln


20 years German-Asian Business Circle e. V.


New DAW representative office in Hong Kong


New DAW Representative North China, Yuechao Zhao


Opening of the new DAW office for Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


New DAW representation in Thailand and Laos


New DAW representative office in Indonesia


25 years DAW


Contact Information:
Address: Robert-Bosch-Str. 32,
Office twenty, building C, 2nd floor,
63303 Dreieich bei Frankfurt,Germany
Telephone: +49 - 6103 - 7315333
Fax: +49 - 6103 - 7315331
E-mail: daw@daw-ev.de
Website: www.daw-ev.de

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