European Business Networking


Take advantage of this exclusive monthly opportunity to network with members of Chicago's unique European business community!

Join us for our next European Networking Event on November 16 at the

Highline Bar + Lounge

Among those present are members of the

  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC)
  • the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC)
  • the Italian American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest (IACC)
  • the Dutch American Chamber of Commerce (DAC)
  • the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce (FACC-Chicago)
  • the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC)
  • the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NACC)
  • the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC)
  • and the Danish American Chamber of Commerce (DACC) 

This monthly event offers participants the opportunity to network with American and European  professionals from the Chicagoland business community at the Highline Bar + Lounge located at 169 W Kinzie in Chicago.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Highline Bar + Lounge

169 W Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Cover Charge*

$10 for YEC, GACC Midwest, FACC, IACC, SACC, FACC-Chicago, DAC, NACC, DACC Members 
$20 for Non-Members payable by cash or check at the door. 
*cover includes served appetizers 


Questions? Contact Kirsten Schmandt (schmandt(at) to learn more.


Kirsten Schmandt
Events & Membership Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2176

What Participants Say:

" really was a pleasure meeting and talking with you last night at the IBN event at the Drake Hotel. Great venue, great networking opportunity and fun all rolled into one - thanks for having me. I shall be a regular at these events."

- Manfred Hesse, IT Professional


“Hannover Fairs USA regularly attends the European Business Networking event, which is a great way to both reconnect with old friends and establish new business contacts. Keep up the good work GACC!”

- Aryan Zandieh, Senior Sales Director


“The European Business Networking events are always a great way to meet business owners and fellow attorneys. The gatherings are always congenial, there's plenty of space to mingle, the attendees are all open and friendly. In addition I have European clients and have traveled to Europe on several occasions so those experiences are an ice breaker to initiate conversation.”

- Eric Wachspress, Attorney at Law


"European Business Networking Event is a great place to meet professionals from every industry, function and horizon in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a significant flow of regulars and newcomers, which make it a great place to catch up with old contacts or make some new."

- Sebastien Pere, Principal


"All of the many individuals in attendance were very professional and pleasant.  There were attendees from a wide variety of industries including law firms, consulates, consulting firms, recruiters, architects, travel planners, educational organizations, and the list goes on. I made a number of connections that have resulted in referral business, and I’ve met a few friends as well.

Perhaps the most beneficial take away from the event is getting an understanding of some of the nuances and expectations of professional networking among European professionals. This was a truly great and pleasant way to grow accustom to that type of atmosphere. Thank you again for allowing me to participate in these great events.  I’ll be sure to return!”

- Paul Nowak, Senior Sales Manager


“A great opportunity to connect with interesting people. Amazingly organized in a traditional hotel. It is great every time!”

- Lasse Neumann, HR Consultant