Industry 4.0 Delegation Trip to Germany

US executives, researchers and thought leaders are invited to Germany from Dec. 3-6, 2018 to learn more about Industry 4.0

  • Connect with German Industry 4.0 industry stakeholders and advanced manufacturing organizations for an in-depth look into augmented reality, automation and international collaboration opportunities.
  • Discover cutting-edge technologies and innovations from Germany and visit smartfactoryKL – an industry driven research and demonstration center for smart factory technologies known as the birthplace of the “Industrie 4.0” paradigm.
  • Immerse yourself in German culture and hospitality.

There is no program fee, but participants are responsible for individual travel costs to and from Germany, food and hotel accommodations. For more information and to register, please click here.

“The Transatlantic Cluster Delegation Trip to Germany led us to a variety of companies implementing Industry 4.0 technologies. This included small and medium-sized businesses that have implemented green field facilities or retrofitted facilities. The opportunity to discuss implementation strategies with company management was most insightful. Now I’m bringing this knowledge to my own clients.

The schedule also afforded meaningful contacts with the regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as their partners who work with these companies on employing Industry 4.0 best practices. We have used this information to advance strategies in capital provision to manufacturers investing in Industry 4.0 technologies.
The GACC Midwest did a great job of selecting a diverse group of participants who could bring the information gathered back to their organizations. I was also able to make contacts with others in our market that I expect will become lasting and significant professional relationships.”

Louis Margaglione, Senior Vice President, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

The trip will include site visits and networking opportunities, and is a part of the Market Entry Program for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), which is funded through a decision made by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) are the cooperation partner of SBS systems for business solutions and are responsible for the acquisition and consulting of the US participants.


Svenja Schroeder
Manager, Market Entry Programs, Delegations & Events
Tel.: +1 (312) 561-9791
E-Mail: schroeder(at)

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