In numerous projects with German and foreign companies as well as development cooperation organizations, such as GIZ gGmbH, I have gained my experience and created an international network. I would like to share both with you. Whether training and advice on market entry and intercultural competence, establishing contacts between German and foreign SMEs or advising business support organizations – these assignments have brought me to many emerging markets. With a focus on Post-Soviet countries, in the recent years I was able to expand my knowledge and network in the MENA region and in Africa. I got to know the chances and challenges for German companies in emerging markets as well as the opportunities that arise for German companies in the programmes of the federal company GIZ.