NUMOV - Nah- und Mittelost-Verein e.V.

NUMOV is Germany’s oldest and largest organisation promoting economic relations between Germany and the countries of the Near and Middle East. Dynamism and variety are defining attributes of the region – as well as exceptional enterprise prospects. Since its foundation more than 84 years ago, NUMOV has assisted its members in establishing and developing business relationships, consistently prioritising our guiding principle of bilateral cooperation. NUMOV works in close tandem with embassies from the region, German embassies overseas, various federal ministries, and the Federal Foreign Office. Representatives from many such institutions are regularly on hand to offer their professional expertise to NUMOV members at the frequent conferences, forums and seminars we organise. The centrally located and well-equipped NUMOV Conference Centre in the government district of Berlin is the ideal venue for these popular, high-level events.

Company details

Kronenstraße 1 , Berlin , 10117 Germany

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:

As a NUMOV member, you will be able to profit from our comprehensive service package. We offer updates on the latest regional economic developments on an almost daily basis, in addition to which you will receive economic handbooks and other specialist publications on individual countries, compiled in collaboration with the NUMOV-affiliated German Orient-Institute, which also produces expert market analyses for our members.

Additionally, our delegation trips to the Near and Middle East as well as the delegations that visit us in Germany enable our members to build pioneering and effective partnerships with enterprises from the region. The special offer of a postal address on our premises in Berlin’s government district also represents a prime opportunity from which members can benefit.

The former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gerhard Schröder, has been Honorary Chairman of the Board of NUMOV since 2005. It is courtesy of our good standing and many years of experience that we know how to best support your path to successful engagement in the Near and Middle East region.

The German Orient Institute (DOI) is the oldest private-scientific research institute for the Near and Middle East in Europe. 

It was founded in 1960 by the non-profit Middle East Association (NUMOV). The aim of the work of the DOI is the promotion and deepening of relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the states and societies of the Middle East from the Maghreb region to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the fields of science, economics, culture and politics. To this end, the DOI maintains networks with experts and institutions in the region and can rely on qualified staff with the appropriate study background as well as cultural competence and language skills. Through its high-level board of directors and board of trustees, the DOI is networked in many areas of the economy, politics, culture, science and research and can rely on the expertise of proven professionals. The DOI's staff are trained as Islamic scholars, historians, sociologists, and political scientists familiar with the region, culture, and languages of the Middle East. Furthermore, the DOI regularly publishes scientific publications such as the journal ORIENT, DOI short analyzes and various policy-consulting studies.