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October 4th: GBF welcomes BASF senior director to UK

 The German British Forum (GBF) will welcome Harald Pflanzl, Senior Vice President, Head Sub Region North-West and Central Europe at BASF when he visits the UK in November. Richard Carter, Managing Director of BASF UK and Ireland and the GBF will host a dinner for Harald Pflanzl at The Reform Club, London, where a range of topics including Brexit, sustainability and the future Germany-UK business relationship will be on the menu.

Attending the dinner will be senior GBF board members including Johannes Haas, UK managing director DZ Bank, Patricia Godfrey, partner at law firm CMS and board chairman of the German British Chamber (AHK) in London, Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Director-General of the AHK and guests including Lord Fox, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the House of Lords and Oliver Schramm, Head of Department Economic and Financial Affairs at the German Embassy in London.

Harald Pflanzl is visiting the UK to inspect BASF’s UK facilities and to visit customers. As part of his trip he will visit the German Embassy and meet German Ambassador Dr Peter Wittig. “With the German British Forum, we look forward to welcoming Harald to the UK at our dinner where we expect to discuss a range of important topics at a turbulent time as we run up to March 2019, and Britain’s expected exit from the European Union,” said BASF’s Richard Carter.

The German British Forum was founded in 1995 by Robert Bischof and David Marsh, CEO of OMFIF, to reinforce pivotal political and business relationships between Germany and Britain, to help promote education and social exchange. GBF’s president is Lord Peter Mandelson and its chairman is Bob Bischof.