German American Business Outlook 2012

Impressions from the Survey Presentation at NYSE

About the Survey

In the fall of 2011, the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) in cooperation with the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants have for the third time surveyed German subsidiaries in the United States to ask for their economic outlook.

The annual German American Business Outlook survey aims to measure the satisfaction of German companies with the United States as an investment location and takes on a different topical angle each year. This year's study addressed the impact of debt crises discussion on both sides of the Atlantic on the German subsidiaries as well as the critical question of how to Secure, Build and Maintain an Strong Workforce. 1,900 firms all around the United States were approached and approximately 10% of senior management responded.

Press Q&A and panel discussion featuring:

  • Martin Richenhagen (Moderator)
    Chairman, President & CEO, AGCO Corporation (and Chairman GACC South)
  • Michael Kruklinski, VP, Corp. Development & Strategy, Siemens
  • Caroll Neubauer, Chairman & CEO, B Braun Medical (and Chairman GACC NY)
  • Juergen Reers, Managing Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants North America
  • Norbert Weichele, President & CEO, Zentis Food Solutions North America
  • Russ Wheeler, President, Hansgrohe Inc.

Video | Deutsche Welle

Survey conducted by:


Press Release (English)

Pressemitteilung (Deutsch)

Complete Study

Press Clipping


GACC's Webcast

Video clips of the press conference and panel discussion are available!

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