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Date & Venue

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Registration & Networking:
11:30 am

Program & Lunch:
12 pm - 1:30 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy
1901 Woodfield Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Business Luncheon Series

Join us on every first Wednesday of the month for our GACC Midwest Business Luncheon.

Meet our speaker Susanne Lemaine, President at Vetter Development Services US. 

Vetter Development Services USA Inc is the US subsidiary of Vetter, a leading international contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Vetter’s Skokie facility is the company’s US clinical manufacturing site, providing customers with development support, primarily for complex biologics. Due to rising customer demand, Vetter pondered their expansion process: building an own US production site or an acquisition?

Find out more about how the SME decided upon the best strategy to grow, the planning process for the new site, and their lessons learned along the way. 

Topic: Expanding in the US as a German family owned midsize company

Speaker: Susanne Lemaine, President at Vetter Development Services

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the next Business Luncheon!

Cost: $50 for members, $65 for non-members

Please note that all sales are final.

By attending this event, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be taken and used in GACC Midwest’s marketing collateral, including but not limited to our website and other digital channels.

On every first Wednesday of the month, we invite you to lunch, learn and discuss with members and friends of the German American Chamber of Commerce.

Lunch has never been more delicious and productive.


Kirsten Schmandt
Manager, Events & Membership
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2176
Email: schmandt(at)

What Participants Say:

 "It was a very enjoyable and informative event."

- Max Lewis, Import Logistics, Inc.

"Great event. Location is easy to get to and the speaker was great. Especially the time is perfect."

-Susanne Lemaine, Vetter Development Services USA, Inc.

"Loved having it in the NW Suburbs!! It was very convenient and good location."

- Kathleen M. Gaber, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.

"I think this one was a great success. Interesting topic, not too long, interesting companies participate."

- Sabine Milla, EgeTrans USA, Inc.