Date & Venue

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Program & Lunch:
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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

Thank you to our Luncheon Sponsors!


Business Luncheon Series

Join us for our next Business Luncheon and get a Taste of Zentis

Thomas Ginschel will discuss trends in the Food & Beverage industry on both sides the Atlantic. Companies like Zentis have to build deep expertise of market demands and customer preferences when it comes to products, tastes and packaging to be successful. In addition to outlining differences in the German and American markets, he will offer you a taste of the exciting Zentis product spectrum.

Learn more and enjoy a taste of Zentis with us at our Luncheon on September 6, 2017 and network with members of the German-American business community.

Topic: "Taste of Zentis" - Trends in the food & beverage industry

Speaker: Thomas Ginschel, President & CEO Zentis North America

About our speaker:


Thomas Ginschel, CEO at Zentis

Thomas studied Business Administration in Cologne, Germany, and graduated as ‘Diplom Kaufmann.’ Before signing on as CEO of Zentis North America in 2015, Thomas worked for a variety of companies in many different roles. Most recently, he worked at Hettich, where he started out as Shareholder Representative for all operations in Asia / Pacific. After several years in this role, Thomas went on to assume responsibility of all operations in North and South America. By April 2004, he became the President and CEO of Hettich’s US, Canadian and Mexican subsidiaries. 


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

Please note that all sales are final.


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

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.