Join the VDHC

Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Association of German Hidden Champions. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Who can become a member?

All natural and legal persons as well as companies from Germany and abroad can apply for membership. The board of the VDHC decides on the admission.

What does a membership in the VDHC offer?

International discussion panels

The Association of German Hidden Champions organizes prominent discussion panels on selected topics with experts from business, politics and science. Appropriate expert audiences are invited so that an intensive, target group-oriented exchange between the participants can take place.

The VDHC discussion panels are organized jointly with international partners from the media, business, science and politics.

VDHC members can use this event format to present themselves and their companies in a topic- and target group-oriented manner.

Congresses and Roundups

The VDHC regularly invites its members to high-profile, target group-specific congresses and roundups.

Planned for 2021 include:

German Hidden Champions Congress (Bonn/Ingolstadt/Frankfurt)
German-Chinese Automotive Congress (Ingolstadt)
German Health Industry Weeks Roundup (online hybrid event).

These events are attended by important representatives from business and politics. Internationally renowned speakers and the opportunity to network directly with entrepreneurs, hidden champions (and those who want to become one), decision-makers, etc. from all over the world make these events real highlights.

Professional and business trips with hidden champions

Together with Prof. Dr. Hermann Simon, organized as a cooperation event by the VDHC with local partners, you will meet Hidden Champions in different countries and cities in Europe, Asia and Africa for an intensive mutual exchange. During these trips, you have the exclusive opportunity to present your company to potential partners as well as decision-makers from business and politics on site in targeted matchmaking sessions.

Business webinars

Members of the VDHC benefit from online and hybrid events

with experts from different industries
on selected topics (medical technology, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0, energy technology, electrical and building technology, mechanical engineering, business management, etc.).
In addition, the VDHC:
Executives of medium-sized companies excellent continuing education, expertise, contacts, etc. through the association; specifically on topics that are of key importance to German SMEs, such as innovation, digitalization, and corporate governance
Provision of highly professional information (for SME globalization).
Support in providing helpful contacts for the internationalization of SMEs
Further training measures for business and government delegations (incl. company visits)
Heavily discounted access to the Springer Professional knowledge database

Membership fees

The membership fees are:

Individual members: 120 euros (individual members and micro-enterprises: Scientists, consultants, specialists, companies up to 5 persons, etc.)
SME (up to 99 employees): 240 Euro
SME (up to 249 employees): 360 Euro
Large companies (more than 250 employees): 480 Euro

The VDHC does not charge an admission fee. The membership fees mentioned are annual fees; in the year of admission only the proportionate costs are incurred.

Application form

You can download the application form here.

Download

https://vdhc-ev.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Profil_Tuerk.png
Executive Director

Georg Türk

Mr. Türk will help to answer your questions about the membership in the Association of German Hidden Champions.
Exclusively for members: heavily discounted access to the Springer Professional knowledge database

Springer Professional – Ideal Information Source for Research & Development

Springer Professional provides companies with the latest technical publications in digital form – ideal for your engineers, especially in Research & Development! You can see a selection of the available technical literature on the right side.

Research database incl. full text access to the source
over 3 million documents from books and journals of leading publishers
latest publications immediately online when they appear
sophisticated search filters
available at any time – in the office or on the road

***14 days trial period without obligation for members of the VDHC***.

Your personal contact:

Carolin Habermann
Head of Product Management Springer Professional
Request your free demo now: carolin.habermann@springer.com

Refer to your VDHC membership and you will receive all information for your non-binding test.

https://www.springerprofessional.de/produktinformation/10516302

VDHC_Springer_Magazin (8)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (9)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (10)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (11)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (12)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (13)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (14)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (15)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (16)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (1)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (2)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (3)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (4)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (5)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (6)
VDHC_Springer_Magazin (7)
VDHC e.V.Contact
We are happy to answer any questions or suggestions you may have.
GlobalWe accompany you on all markets.
Weltkarte
Follow usSocial Media
Follow our social media channels and get all the news.