“We don’t talk, we act!”

“We don’t talk, we act!”
Fighting Corona: Combining Pakistani and German strengths to boost local medical infrastructure and research

From left: Honorary Consul Christian Klima, Head of POWERLEGAL; Penelope Anastasia Poetis, COO, POWERGROUP; Honorary Consul Dr. Poetis, CEO, POWERGROUP; Dr. Klaus Peter Follak, CFO, It's a Deal; Philomena Poetis, CEO, It's a Deal

Munich/Rawalpindi – March 17th, 2020: As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, especially in Asia and Europe, Pakistan is tackling the virus with vivid and effective force. Tuesday’s signing of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary Pakistani-German Document of Understanding (DoU) on cooperation falls under this premise of acting, not talking: a multi-pronged strategy to play an effective role in strengthening the overall national healthcare service delivery system and advance medical research in accordance with the vision of the Prime Minister to make medical care accessible and affordable to all, as stated by the Vice Chancellor of NUMS, Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, HI (M), (Retd) at the signing ceremony.
Pakistan’s number one medical provider, the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), and three German companies - Siemens Healthineers (leading global healthcare company), It’s a Deal (developer of specific investment vehicles and products) and POWERGROUP (global strategy consultancy on business design concepts and market intelligence) - have signed a DoU - due to the coronoa virus travel restrictions via skype conference - which will enhance the medical infrastructure of Pakistan in the months to come. Within their innovative joint project “Health for the Future”, medical equipment will be purchased and integrated into clinics of the NUMS network.

“We wanted to set up an investment vehicle that allows investors to support projects with social impact, without losing its economic viability and feasibility”, It’s a Deal-cofounder and CEO Philomena Poetis explains.Chief Financial Officer and co-founder Peter Follak: “This innovative investment vehicle is tailored to the needs of the project. It is based on many years of experience with international capital market instruments and subject to the strict requirements of the German Capital Investment Code.”

But the cooperation does not end here, as General ImranMajeed, Vice Chancellor of NUMS, elaborates: “The total demand of hospital beds in Pakistan must be significantly increased in a very short period of time. Therefore, NUMS has been working on a Medical City project in Islamabad I-17 with the aim to increase bed-capacity at a minimum of 4.000 beds. The DoU partners have declared their willingness to support NUMS by structuring and building new investment vehicles and combine market strategies to finance these concepts on an international standard.”

Khurram Jameel,managing director and CEO, Siemens Healthcare(Pvt) Ltd. commented, “It is in many ways a giant leap for healthcare in Pakistan where we welcome German investors to invest with NUMS in developing state of the art healthcare facilities in the country”.

Last but not least, this powerful alliance will work on a concept to implement vocational training of Pakistani medical staff based on German principles and experience in close cooperation with German authorities. “Not only are we able to combine all of our interdisciplinary strength. POWERGROUP as project coordinator and strategy expert in the fields of market analysis and entry will provide every aspect of this venture, which will lead to imminent success for all participants”, Penelope Poetis, Chief Operating Officer of POWERGROUP, declares. 

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Pakistan, Bernhard Schlagheckwhile appreciating NUMS for taking dynamic initiatives in the health sector hoped that its collaboration with the leading German institutions would assist NUMS in achieving its goals and would have a benefiting broad-based socio economic impact within the country and beyond.

Honorary Consul Dr. Pantelis Poetis, who has been supporting Pakistani-German economic projects for the last decade, stated at the signing ceremony this Tuesday: “After encouraging the German-Pakistani economic ties as Honorary Consul for the last eleven years, I am amazed by the magnitude and importance of this cooperation and proud of what we have achieved so far. I cannot think of a better team of experts and partners, who can make a joint impact on Pakistan’s medical infrastructure and research right at this moment. We don’t talk, we act!”

Please enjoy the following short video clip prepared by our team in Munich!

NUMS signs agreement with German companies to boost healthcare system
The National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) has devised a multi-pronged strategy to play an effective role in strengthening the overall national healthcare service delivery system and advance medical research to make medical care accessible and affordable to all, Read more...

NUMS signs DoU with Siemens Healthcare
ISLAMABAD, March 17 (APP):National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) has devised a multi-pronged strategy to play an effective role in strengthening the overall national healthcare service delivery system and advance medical research in accordance with the vision of the Prime Minister to make medical care accessible and affordable to all. Read more...

NUMS signs DoU with Siemens Healthcare
ISLAMABAD, March 17 (APP):National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) has devised a multi-pronged strategy to play an effective role in strengthening the overall national healthcare service delivery system and advance medical research in accordance with the vision of the Prime Minister to make medical care accessible and affordable to all. Read more...

Ministerpräsident Dr. Markus Söder vereidigt den,,ernannten Bischof von Augsburg

Inauguration of the 2nd Patty’s Child Clinic Pakistan in Mianwal Ranjha

Patricia Poetis, founder of PCCP and Honorary Consul Dr. Poetis have inaugurated the 2nd Patty’s Child Clinic in Mianwal Ranjha together with Pakistani health officials and local representatives on February 1st, 2020.  A huge number of the residents especially women of Mianwal Ranjha and surrounding villages witnessed the ceremony.

Muhammad Ali Mufti, Chief officer health District Mandi Bahauddin praised the family Poetis for their contribution to improve mother and child healthcare in Pakistan especially in Punjab. He also assured the support of the Punjab Health Ministry to expend the projects to other areas of the country.

Patricia Poetis expressed gratitude to all who played their role to complete this further step of the project. She thanked the Lions Organisation that supported PCCP in collecting and managing funds from all over the world. She further said, “I would like to thank Preisdent of Lions Chillianwalla and projectleader Ashan Baba, who tirelessly and voluntarily organised and promoted everything here on site”. She also explained her plan to expand the project to other needy areas of the country.

On March 18th the foundation stone will be laid for the 3rd Patty's Child Clinics in Pakistan, Chak 16, Punjab. This project is largely funded by the Oak Brook based Lions Clubs International Foundation.

CSU-Aschermittwoch in Passau


Neujahrsempfang in der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film

Die Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) ist im bombastischen Gebäude des Ägyptischen Museums und besticht auch innen durch Architektur mit Lichteffekten. Bernd Sibler, Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wissenschaft und Kunst, hält die Ansprache, die insbesondere darauf eingeht was Wissenschaft mit Kunst und umgekehrt zu tun hat sowie dass "Freiheit" mit "Kunst" einhergeht. An dieser Stelle darf ich daran erinnern, dass ich (Chris Bleicher) bereits 1997 im Palais de la découverte in Paris zu einer Ausstellung zum Thema "Wissenschaft und Kunst - Kunst und Wissenschaft" eingeladen wurde. Ich präsentierte damals Werke meiner Open-End-Serie "Himmel, Wolken und metallische Körper", Neon Bild Objekte mit Original Flugzeugteilen.

Nach der Ansprache wurden wir ins Kino gebeten wo wir Einblicke in Arbeiten der HFF-Studentinnen und -Studenten erhielten. Danach gab es regen Gedankenaustausch mit Flying Buffet. Ein wirklich stilvoller und interessanter Abend mit angenehmen Gästen.

Chris Bleicher

56. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz

Munich Security Conference

Munich Security Conference: More than 500 decision-makers expected

From February 14 to 16, more than 500 high-level international decision-makers will meet at the 56th Munich Security Conference, chaired by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger. In Munich, these leaders from the fields of politics, business, academia, and civil society will discuss current crises and future security challenges.

Themes of the Munich Security Conference 2020

In recent years, the West as we know it has become contested both from within and from without. A common understanding of what it means to be part of the West is fading. The Munich Security Report 2020, the official primer for this year’s Munich Security Conference, refers to this phenomenon as “Westlessness.” Faced with a new great-power competition and a multitude of crises that require a concerted Western response, what does it mean for the world if the West cannot agree on a common strategy leaves the stage to others?

The MSC 2020 will seek answers and solutions to this fundamental question by examining the European project, defence cooperation, and the liberal international order as a whole. But far from Western navel-gazing, decision-makers and experts from across the globe will discuss hotspots from Libya to the Persian Gulf and further to East Asia. Pressing global challenges will be a focal point, above all the effects of climate change, but also the intersections of trade and technological progress with international security.

Large number of international decision-makers expected

Leading voices from Western countries will take the stage in Munich. French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the MSC for the first time. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is set to open the conference. The US Delegation will be even larger than last year: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette, will be present along with Congressional Delegations from both parties, including the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend representing the transatlantic alliance. The MSC will also be a platform for the EU, with several members of the new European Commission taking the stage.

Mirroring the rising role of Asia, the MSC will see more prominent representatives from the region than ever before, including the foreign ministers of China and – for the first time – India: Wang Yi and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. In order for pressing crises in the Middle East to be addressed in Munich, foreign ministers from Russia and Iran – Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif – will take part, as will many other high-level representatives from the region.

Africa will be represented by key leaders from the G5 Sahel States – including the Presidents of Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus outbreak, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is set to attend, along with numerous leading figures of other international organizations. To address the crucial role of technology and trade in international affairs, many international business leaders will be present, among them Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

All told, more than 35 heads of state or government, as well as over 100 foreign and defence ministers are expected at the conference. An expanded preliminary list of senior participants can be found here.

Numerous events outside the Main Hall

A trademark of the MSC, the 2020 conference will again be accompanied by dozens of official side events by partner organizations, and by thousands of bilateral and multilateral meetings. Among others, a follow-up meeting to the Berlin Conference on Libya and a ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition Against Daesh will convene. The MSC itself will host roundtables including topics such as the Arctic, Health, Energy, Cyber Security, and Transnational Security, along with a number of events for the interested public.

About the Munich Security Conference

Over the course of the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference has developed into the world’s leading forum for the debate of international security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 500 senior decision-makers and thought-leaders from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future challenges. The MSC provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss policy at the highest level in a protected and informal space. In addition to its annual flagship conference, the MSC regularly convenes high-profile events on particular topics and regions and publishes the Munich Security Report. Our goal will always be to provide the best possible platforms for an open exchange of opinions, ideas, and solutions on the critical security policy issues of our time.

In December 2018, the Munich Security Conference Foundation was established to ensure the independence and long-term sustainability of the Munich Security Conference and its growing activities in an era of geopolitical uncertainty. The Foundation strives to provide a solid institutional basis for the future development of the MSC and its growing portfolio of activities.

Schwarz-Weiß-Ball Münchner G`schichten

Magnolienball 2020

Traditioneller Magnolienball 2020  mit Prominente! 

Präsidentin Traudl Schmidt lädt zum 69. Benefiz-Gala des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Frauenclubs München e.V. ein. Zu diesem gesellschaftlichen Ereignisses kommen Gäste aus Wirtschaft, Kultur, Kommunal- und Landespolitik, den Generalkonsulaten und des öffentlichen Lebens und hät die Ansprache. Danach Grußworte des Ministerpräsidenten überbracht durch Staatsminister der Justiz Georg Eisenreich sowie Grußworte des Oberb&uum;rgermeisters überbracht durch den zweiten Bürgermeister Manuel Pretzl.

Schirmherrschaft: Dr. Markus Söder (Bayerischer Ministerpräsident), Richard Grenell (US Botschafter Berlin), Dieter Reiter (Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt München) und Meghan Gregonis (US-Generalkonsulin in München, sie sprach ebenfalls Grußworte). Chairlady Ulrike Grimm führt durch den Abend, dessen Höheppunkt die Debütantinnen und Debütanten sind. Die Narhalla begeistert mit der Show "Wiener Melange" und selbstverständlich ist das offizielle Münchner Prinzepaar dabei.

Magnolienball 2020

Neujahrsempfang in die Münchner Residenz

Ministerpräsident Dr. Markus Söder, empfängt die Sternsinger