Bremeninvest brings Bremen's quality of life and economic appeal to the attention of business and research communities in Germany and abroad. The Bremeninvest team is committed to helping you with all matters related to your company's development. We provide uncomplicated, expert advice on relocations, property searches and innovation projects and we know how to get things done. We act as an interface between business, research and public authorities and we always find the best solution – for you and your company.
Bremeninvest was formed on 1 June 2009, bringing together the previous Bremen agencies under one roof (Bremer Investitions-Gesellschaft mbH (BIG), HVG Hanseatische Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Bremen Marketing GmbH and MGH Messe- und Ausstellungsgesellschaft Hansa GmbH). In the process of this merger, we shifted our strategy towards customer-focused economic development, achieved a greater degree of control over regional policy and made cost savings through synergy effects.
It's not always easy to combine work and family life. At Bremeninvest we make continual efforts to ensure that our employees can achieve a good work-life balance. Our company policy is designed to support them in this goal. Since 2008 Bremeninvest has regularly been awarded the berufundfamilie (work and family) certificate in recognition of its family-focused efforts, which continue to make it an attractive employer to both existing and prospective staff.
High-quality vocational training is a key strength of the German economy. It can be provided as part of a traditional apprenticeship in a recognised trade or in combination with a university degree. We make our contribution to this important component of the economy and society by training the skilled workers of tomorrow. For various occupations, we offer apprenticeship places and options for combining vocational training with study at a university. Internships are also available in various departments of Bremeninvest. Find out more here.
Bremeninvest is divided into three divisions:
The core day-to-day activities in the economic development and Bremen marketing division encompass sales and business services, innovation support, land development, high rise construction and real estate. For example, the division develops and markets industrial estates on behalf of the regional government, including the Technology Park at the University of Bremen or Bremen Airport-City close to the city's airport. The regeneration of Überseestadt (New Harbour District) is also attracting attention from all over Germany. Bremeninvest also manages around 100 municipally owned properties and sites.
Providing support for companies that are already based in Bremen and attracting new ones to invest in the city are two of the division's main responsibilities. It also implements various funding programmes, supports the Bremen region's innovation cluster and manages the Bremen technology and start-up centres.
Support departments responsible for corporate communications and law / equity investments
The support departments responsible for law and equity investments and for corporate communications form part of the economic development division and report directly to the CEO.
Marketing and bremen.online departments
The marketing department provides services to all divisions and subsidiaries of Bremeninvest and functions as an advertising agency for the Senator's office. The department organises shared Bremen stands at key trade fairs in Germany and abroad, develops and manages marketing projects, provides support for events and is responsible for the brand design, brand architecture and brand communications strategy. The department is also in charge of print production and promoting Bremen in public advertising spaces. It provides funding for cultural and sporting events of national importance.
bremen.online is a department of the economic development division. The bremen.de website is the official portal for the city of Bremen.
You will find further information in the Marketing for Bremen section of our website.
P +49 (0) 421 9600-555
The administrative services division is responsible for functions such as HR management/organisation, accounting, finance, IT organisation and HR for the company as a whole.
The internal audit and procurement support functions are also part of this division.
Administrative services division
P +49 (0) 421 9600-210
The Messe Bremen exhibition centre hosts a wide range of events in its exhibition halls. Together with the neighbouring ÖVB Arena and Bremen Conference Centre, if offers 40,000 square metres of exhibition space in the heart of Bremen.
From trade fairs and conferences to mixed events: it's all possible at Messe Bremen with its exhibition halls, conference centre, ÖVB Arena and first-class hotel. They can be flexibly combined to the benefit of event organisers and delegates alike. The Bremen Classic Motorshow, the jazzahead! festival and the HanseLife consumer fair are among the well-known events that are held at Messe Bremen.
Concerts, shows and sporting events are more what you can expect at the ÖVB Arena, the new name for Bremen's famous Stadthalle. This multi-function arena – basically a small indoor stadium – boasts outstanding acoustics and spacious seating for spectators in stands that are close to the action.
Hans Peter Schneider
Trade Fair and Events
P +49 (0) 421 3505-313
In addition to its divisions, Bremeninvest has various subsidiaries and equity investments for structural, political and strategic reasons. It also exercises shareholder functions in companies on a fiduciary basis on behalf of the Bremen region. Bremen's development bank (Bremer Aufbau-Bank-GmbH) and the Glocke concert hall events company (Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH) are among its most important subsidiaries. Information about all other companies and the respective shareholdings can be downloaded here.
A selection of companies and the respective shareholdings:
Supervisory Board members for 2016: