ChamberBrief 2016: August Edition

GACC Gala Awards Application Business

Dear Readers,

As applications for the coveted German American Business Awards roll in, the August 19 application deadline draws nearer. Who are the companies that will receive nationwide praise and recognition at our annual GACC Awards Gala on October 28, right after our Smart Factory Industry Forum? Don't hesitate – apply or nominate a deserving company for the Excellence in Service and Excellence in Innovation awards.

For now, you can look forward to our German Night Reception at IMTS, Industrial Automation and MDA - the top manufacturing technology trade show in the US. More than 300 manufacturing experts will be in attendance looking to connect with potential business partners. Join us on September 13 and get to know the innovative minds of the industry.

IMTS German Night Reception 2014

If you would like to learn more about German-style apprenticeship opportunities in the US manufacturing sector, you will have the chance to meet our skills team at IMTS. They will represent our industry-led dual vocational training program ICATT all week at the Smartforce Student Summit. Dig even deeper into the topic at our skills event on September 15 and join us for two panel discussions and Q&A about dual apprenticeship programs.

As crucial a topic as skills, data privacy and cyber security play an ever-increasing role in our world of global connectivity. Delve into this issue at our monthly Business Luncheon Series on September 7. Representatives from Dentons UK and our luncheon sponsor, Baker Tilly, will discuss the new Privacy Shield requirements, risks, timing and rollout of its implementation and steps for companies to take when it comes to safeguarding data. Register now and join us for an informative lunch with great food and even greater networking opportunities.

In the meantime, our consulting team took a delegation of organic growers, processors, distributors, and other industry representatives on a study trip to Germany as part of our Transatlantic Dialogue – Agricultural Perspectives initiative. Delegates gained insight on the German market for organic food as you can read in the German news.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events.

Kind regards,
Your GACC Midwest Team

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