Delegation Services

As the official representative and service provider for German companies in the Midwest, GACC Midwest supports German companies by creating a strong foundation for long-term success.

As a result of our extensive experience with transatlantic business, we understand that delegations provide a useful tool for discovering new markets and business areas. We set up programs for the delegation as a whole, and optionally organize individual meetings tailored to each participant. We specialize in industry-specific delegations, e.g. in the fields of architecture and urban planning, water and waste water, smart grid, healthcare delivery, sustainable manufacturing, and automotive in which we research and recommend leading examples of latest developments. We provide support for companies to find new contacts and business partners because conducting business abroad requires a strong network of contacts.

GACC Midwest has a long history of conducting delegation programs in many different business areas. We can use that experience to help with political and economic delegations as well.

Thanks to our strong member network of businesses in the Midwest and Germany, as well as our own expertise in various industries, we can efficiently plan your delegation program by drawing from all of our connections and experience in your area of interest.

“We were especially impressed with how well GACC Midwest planned and organized the delegation trip – more specifically, how well we were prepped for our business meetings and conference presentation in terms of the information about the peculiarities of the American market we needed to know, as well as how to best introduce our company to American industry experts with the presentation training. The meticulous selection of just the right contacts for our business meetings led us to find our new business partners in the US, which we couldn’t be happier about.”

Dr. Uwe Engelmann, CEO, CHILI GmbH

Discover New Markets & Extend Your Network


We will work with you to customize your delegation to the US or Germany by determining the expectations, objectives, requirements, and development concepts for your business as well as for the delegation itself. Our services include:

Acquisition of Delegation Participants

Depending on the program, we can identify participants to join your delegation. We do this by discussing your requirements and conducting a target-oriented search. We recommend a group size of 8-15 participants.

Organization of Business Meetings

On request, we organize individual business meetings with potential business and cooperation partners for each participant. In order to find the best matches, we contact each participant to learn about their business strategy before reaching out to potential business partners and arranging meetings. In preparation of the meetings, the participant will receive an agenda and profile of each proposed business partner.

Organization of Company Visits

We organize visits to companies, best practice examples and production sites which enables your group to see technology leaders first-hand.

Organization of Presentation Events & Business Conferences

At a business conference or presentation event, participants can learn about different topics from industry experts, or about economic issues and politics from associations, institutions, or other relevant contacts. GACC Midwest handles the preparation, organization, and execution of the entire events.

Networking Events

Besides business conferences, we can also organize networking receptions and invite contacts appropriate for the delegation participants.

Travel Organization

GACC Midwest handles all of the organization and logistic planning for the delegation trip, including the reservation of hotel rooms and booking suitable transportation.

Program Facilitator

If desired, a staff member of GACC Midwest can accompany your delegation to provide support during the entire program.

Evaluation of the Program

We can also help with the evaluation of the delegation program by developing a questionnaire for the participants, and then analyzing the questionnaires to provide you a complete evaluation.

Contact

Nadine Schieban
Senior Manager, Market Entry Programs, Delegations & Events
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2180
Email: schieban(at)gaccmidwest.org