Thomas Roess, managing partner of the Roess Nature Group, took part in the 98th East Asian Banquet at the beginning of March. The traditional meeting of the German-Asian economy was held in Hamburg this year. About 380 high-ranking guests from politics and business discussed the future of German-Asian relations and took the opportunity to network.
“The East Asian Banquet is a great forum to discuss the economic situation with leading Asia experts,” Thomas Roess describes the special atmosphere of the event. One of this year's highlights was the exclusive lunch with the Sri Lankan ambassador in Germany, Karunasena Hettiarachchi. “Since we have been producing in Sri Lanka for many years with our subsidiary Lanka Coco Products, such discussions in a small circle are always very informative and fruitful.”
The organizer of the East Asian Banquet is the OAV - German Asia-Pacific Business Association, founded in 1900. As a network of the German-Asian economy, OAV represents companies of all industries and sizes and acts successfully as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences as well as strategy discussions. OAV is a member of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA).
The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Germany Karunasena Hettiarachchi (7th from the left) invited some participants of the 98th East Asian Banquet – among them Thomas Roess (8th froom the left) – to an exclusive lunch. Photo: private