Delegation trips

In 2019 ALPHAZIRKEL and a delegation of German Family Entrepreneurs will travel to ISRAEL, SHENZHEN and HONGKONG!

For any information as to the organisation and program please contact Dr. Albert M. Geiger:



September 30th to October 3rd 2019: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to ISRAEL

“All about Food” is the theme of our trip to Israel. We want to learn about AgriTech, Food Startups and Farming in Israel.



November 2nd to 7th 2019: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to CHINA

We will travel to Shenzhen and Hongkong in order to discover the home of technology-Startups and the roots of enterprises such as Huawei, Tencent and DJI. Visiting Startups we want to learn about different approaches to innovation.


In 2012 ALPHAZIRKEL started offering family entrepreneurs the opportunity to discover new markets and to extend their personal network. On the occasion of ALPHAZIRKEL’s yearly Turkish-German Family Entrepreneur Summit, approximately 30 German language entrepreneurs participated in a delegation trip to Istanbul, including on-site visits of Turkish family businesses. Meanwhile we offer our guests the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and create or enlarge their network with Family Entrepreneurs around the world.



June 30th to July 3rd 2019: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to LONDON

“Future London” was the title of our trip to Great Britain:

We established ALPHAZIRKEL London, visited Startups and mee accelerators. Furthermore we discussed about the future of German-British exchange.


Pitching Contest at Hambro Perks:


Visit at the London Stock Exchange:


November 2018: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to BOSTON (learn more about at “Events”):



April 2018: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to TUSKANY/Italy (learn more about at “Events”):

Theme of our trip to Italy was “ALPHAZIRKEL meets Italian Family Businesses”. We wanted to learn how regional Trade Marks managed to get known around the globe. So we were welcomed at the headquarters of: Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, Landi Accesories, ICL Firenze, Gianfranco Lotti, Fattoria La Vialla, Frescobaldi.


November 2017: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to AUSTIN and CALIFORNIA:

We started a visit to the second most important technology university in the USA: Los Angeles (learn more about at “News”):



May 2017: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to SWEDEN (learn more about at “Events”):

We went to Sweden to learn that Family Enterprises and Digitisation can match. We visited Stockholm, a city with of the most successful Tech-Start-up-Szenes worldwide. Our ALPHAZIRKEL delegation could learn about both Swedish and Entrepreneurial Culture. We visited successfully digitized Family Enterprsies and young Startups, incubators, accelerators and Venture Capitalists.


November 2016: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to ISRAEL:

We travelled to Israel, visiting selected start-up companies there (in Tel Aviv, Carmel, Akko, and Jerusalem), discussing the 4th Industrial Revolution with family entrepreneurs.


March 2016: ALPHAZIRKEL delegation trip to Teheran (IRAN):

The “fact finding trip” offered participating entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to meet potential business partners and to develop a hunch for the Iranian partners and for future promising dealings with them. For participants, ALPHAZIRKEL arranged for “Matchmaking” opportunities by facilitating individual single appointments with the management of preferred local companies.