Willkommen in Wiesbaden –
Welcome to Wiesbaden

EIC and its German Member Federation, Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie (BAUINDUSTRIE), are pleased to welcome you to the EIC Spring Conference 2023 in Wiesbaden with a Workshop on:

Infrastructure Development in the Gulf Region – Opportunities for European international contractors

The Gulf region is presenting some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative construction projects across a wide range of sectors, including energy, water and transport infrastructure as well as residential and commercial buildings. Buoyant international energy markets and record high export revenues enable Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states to move forward with their growth plans for strategic sectors that will support robust construction activity.

This development provides ample opportunities for domestic and foreign contractors and consultants and the objective of our EIC Spring 2023 Workshop is to analyse the corresponding business opportunities for European international contractors. In addition, we wish to strengthen the ties between GCC clients and EIC member companies and we will examine the latest experiences with respect to financing and delivery models for construction projects in the Gulf Region.

We shall welcome you in the capital of the German federal state of Hesse, Wiesbaden, located on the Rhine river. Founded as a bathing resort in the Roman era, Wiesbaden developed into an elegant spa town in the 19th century where aristocrats and the wealthy middle class from all over Europe met during the summer in order to seek cure and entertainment. With its impressive buildings and magnificent facades, the spa town still reflects the splendour of the Imperial epoch at the beginning of the last century. Our meeting venue, the distinguished Kurhaus still conveys the sense of life of this era, hosting also one of the world’s oldest and most elegant casinos, which inspired the Russian writer Dostoevsky to his famous novel ‘The Gambler’. The city is also the gateway to the Rheingau ("Rhine District"), one of Germany’s most important wine regions.

Enjoy your stay!

Pictures credit
Photo of President Hübner, by Martin Stockberg
Photos of EIC Conference, by Wiesbaden lebt!/Volker Watschounek

Peter Hübner,

Benoît Chauvin,
President EIC