Minister for Industry at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
We had a very rewarding Third VIP Online Meeting in 2022 yesterday with Mr Lee Rowley MP, Minister for Industry at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, chaired by our Executive President, Dr Bernd Atenstaedt. Amongst those present were the chief executives, members of the board and heads of departments from ACI Group, ANT Telecommunications, Bahlsen, Bayer, BMW UK Manufacturing (MINI) and Swindon Pressings, Boehringer Ingelheim, Brose, BSH Home Appliances, Draeger Safety UK, Fuchs Lubricants UK, HARTING, Helaba Bank, Kärcher (UK), Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Lufthansa German Airlines, Porsche Cars Great Britain, Rösler UK, Sikla, Voith Turbo and Webasto Group, also some members of our Advisory Council and the Deputy Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy.
The Minister talked about current and future legislation for the benefit of business. That was followed by `questions and answers` and we discussed our challenges post-Brexit and the pandemic, also automation, codetermination, industrial strategy and skills amongst other topics. The Minister was very enthusiastic throughout the meeting, kindly answered all our questions and offered to continue the discussion with us sometime soon.