Thomas Rachel, parliamentary state secretary to Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research, will address the annual meeting of the Hellenic German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chamber on July 19.

Rachel will speak on the contribution of education and research in the competitiveness of businesses.

Politicians, economists and representatives of Greek and German business sectors and trade have been invited to attend, among others.

Rachel will be accompanied by other officials to Athens and is expected to meet with members of the government and the education sector, particularly on the link between education and entrepreneurship.