Our associates

The State of Berlin and the Berlin Chamber of Small Business and Skilled Crafts are the umbrella organisations for the BGZ. Our associates provide us with links to state institutions, vocational training centres and more than 150,000 Berlin businesses.

Our partners include not only guilds, associations, colleges and secondary schools, but also the Berlin Fire Department. This private-public alliance ensures hands-on projects and also guarantees the sustainable utilisation of project results. Cross-departmental projects, for example, in the Oder region, in the health master plan or in the field of electro-mobility support the development of clusters of Berlin economic policy.

“With its diverse and forward-looking projects, BGZ promotes talent and innovation and strengthens Berlin’s economy. Through international dialogue, it brings fresh impulses to the city and encourages the exchange of experiences with our partners in Europe and the world. The BGZ thus significantly supports the goals of the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises to network Berlin internationally and develop it into the number one innovation location in Europe.”

Franziska Giffey, Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises
 For many years, Berlin’s skilled crafts enterprises have benefitted from the strong network of BGZ. High expertise, intercultural competence and efficient project implementation distinguish the work of BGZ. With its wide range of focus areas, BGZ is as diverse as the skilled crafts and trades themselves.Carola Zarth, President of the Berlin Chamber of Small Business and Skilled Crafts