Former minister of economy of Bavaria – Martin Zeil will be the guest of the 5th European Congress of Local Governments

Bavaria is one of the largest and most economically developed federal region in Germany. Apart from industry, Bavaria aims to be a global leader in the research & development and innovations field being one of the best developed regions worldwide. How to build a strong region knows former Minister of Economy of Bavaria, Martin Zeil who will be one of the guests of the 5th European Congress of Local Governments.

Martin Zeil  will speak in the plenary session held during the second day of the 5th European Congress of Local Governments entitled: “Strong Local Government as a Cornerstone of Democracy”. On the list of the speakers in this session are: Zdzislaw Krasnodebski, Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament, Irakli Kadagishvili, the State Governor of the Georgian of Kakheti Region and Jose Ignacio Sanchez Amor, Secretary of State from the Ministry for Territorial Policy and Civil Service from Spain

Born in Munich Martin Zeil, has graduated from law at University of Munich. Martin Zeil has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria and Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy (2009-2013). Before being a member of regional government, Martin Zeil has over 20 years as a local politician. A liberal. Former Member of German Bundestag representing FDP party, currently Partner in the Low Company SLB Kloepper Rechtsanwälte.

Twelve million citizens, innovative economy, flourishing agriculture and booming tourism – this is Bavaria in a nutshell. The gross domestic product per capita in Bavaria is one of the highest worldwide  (544 million USD and until 2017 was higher than GDP of Poland, which is 614,2 million USD in 2018). The economic policy of Bavaria promotes sustainable economic growth, respecting the priorities of the governmental program of energy transition (Energiewende), meaning gradual reorientation of energy policy into using more sustainable and environmental friendly sources.  A part of this strategy is electric mobility development. Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs has invested a lot of money over the last decades in order to develop the electric mobility infrastructure.

The Bavarian Government supports companies in heading into the future innovatively and that Bavaria is associated worldwide not only with the BMW and FC Bayern. This region is often called “German Silicon Valley” due to developed industry sectors as digital economy, robotics, quantum computing and Hyperloop transport.

Markus Söder  the current Prime Minister of Bavaria – has presented during the last campaign before the local elections the regional strategy of air program development: “Bavaria One”. According to this program, Bavaria shall become a worldwide leader in space flights coordination and in designing and building space ships.