Germany is a vitally important market for companies from Wales, including those in the buoyant life-sciences industry. In November 2019, a delegation of 31 Welsh firms will travel to Düsseldorf for MEDICA, the world’s largest trade event for the medical sector.
Founded in 1969, MEDICA now attracts more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries. It’s an established forum for the leading figures in business, research and policymaking across the world, and an international showcase for cutting-edge advances in medical technology.
Germany is Wales' top export destination, receiving goods and services to the value of £3.1billion in 2018.
(Medica photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann)
There are an estimated 90 German-owned companies with a presence in Wales, employing just under 12,000 people.