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About us – Bremeninvest

Your service provider for trade and industry in Bremen – a one-stop shop for business

Remit of Bremeninvest

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.

Work and family

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.

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Bremeninvest as a training organisation

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.

Divisions of Bremeninvest

Bremeninvest is divided into four divisions:

Economic development and Bremen marketing

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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.

Andreas Heyer

Economic Development

CEO

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Administrative services

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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.

Support departments
The internal audit and procurement support functions are also part of this division.

Michael Göbel

Administrative services division

Director

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Messe Bremen exhibition centre and the ÖVB Arena

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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

Director

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Corporate governance and equity investments

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:

  • Bremer Aufbau-Bank GmbH (100%)
  • BTZ Bremer Touristik-Zentrale Gesellschaft für Marketing und Service mbH (51%)
  • Glocke Veranstaltungs-GmbH (100%)
  • Bremer Weser-Stadion GmbH (50%)
  • Musikfest Bremen GmbH (40%)
  • EVG elko Veranstaltungs- und Gebäudeservice GmbH (20%)
  • Bremerhavener Innovations- und Gründerzentrum (BRIG) GmbH (48%)
  • GVZ Entwicklungs-Gesellschaft Bremen GmbH (26.47%)

Members of the supervisory board of Bremeninvest

Supervisory Board members for 2016:

  • Martin Günthner (chairman), Bremen's Senator for the Economy, Labour and Ports
  • Mayor Karoline Linnert (deputy chair), Bremen's Senator for Finance
  • Dr Joachim Lohse, Senator for the Environment, Construction and Transport
  • Dr Olaf Joachim, Head of the Senate Chancellery
  • Melf Grantz, Mayor of Bremerhaven
  • Harald Emigholz, President of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce, Managing Director of Emigholz GmbH
  • Jan-Gerd Kröger, President of the Bremen Chamber of Skilled Trades
  • Marc Bernhard, Chairman of the Works Council and Bremeninvest employee
  • Gabriele Frey, Messe Bremen employee
  • Sabine Wohlers, Bremeninvest / Marketing employee