Bavaria's Partner Regions around the world
A wide range of international contacts around the globe help the State of Bavaria set a successful course for the Bavarian economy, science, culture and administration. The government of Bavaria kick-started an international network of regional leaders with
- Georgia (USA)
- Upper Austria (Austria)
- Québec (Canada)
- Shandong (China)
- São Paulo (Brazil)
- Western Cape (RSA)
Regular political exchanges within this network set the base for a thriving and confident economic and scientific cooperation in future markets around the globe. The summits are held every 2 years. After Munich in 2016, Québec hosted the next one in 2018.
Further to these specific partners, Bavaria also maintains close ties to the following regions: Gauteng (RSA, since 1995), Guangdong (PR China, since 2004) and Karnataka (India, since 2007). With a number of these partners, Bavaria implemented mixed work groups bringing together Bavarian public servants and their foreign colleagues.