ChamberBrief 2016: June Edition


Dear Readers,

As many of you know, the 3rd German American Business Forum (DAWT) happened just yesterday. 300 guests enjoyed a day full of informative panels, discussion about business relations in the US, workshops and, of course, ample networking opportunities. We were very excited the event was such a success and look forward to speaking further with companies looking to establish a presence in the US. Please take a look at our white paper library for some initial advice on business in the US from our network.

This year has been flying by and before we know it, our biggest event of the year will be upon us on October 28 – the GACC Awards Gala & Industry Forum. Join us first at the DMDII to deconstruct the new industrial revolution and learn about what it takes to make your factory smart.


Previous winners are honored on stage

After the Industry Forum, we’ll celebrate at the InterContinental in Chicago for the GACC Awards gala. Who will take home the 2016 GACC awards? If you are a member and would like to apply for it, or even if you would like to nominate someone else, please download an application from our websiteThe deadline is August 19.  We have plenty of sponsorship opportunities for both the Industry Forum and the proceeding Awards Gala – make sure you're seen at our signature event of the year.


Join our Metalworking Roadshow

Next month, our new Transatlantic Cluster Initiative will commence with a US roadshow series focused on metalworking. Our objective is to bring together leading German and US clusters to promote knowledge exchange through content-driven meetings and activities. Over the course of three years, we will offer 6 programs -- each focused on a different industry -- through roadshows in the US and a delegation trip to Germany. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain new insight in your area of expertise and explore synergies between dynamic clusters in Germany and the US.

We're very excited to introduce many new members to our network this quarter (see the full list below). They and the rest of our members should be sure to take advantage of our new member benefit -- the GACC Midwest Talent Spotlight. We will send registrants monthly emails featuring 3 business professionals who might be just what their company needs. Register now!

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

Kind regards,
Your GACC Midwest Team

Upcoming Events


GACC in the News


Rural Route - Farm Bureau's Transatlantic Dialogue

Naperville Sun - Christkindlmarket moving its suburban location to Naperville

The Illinois Manufacturer - Dual Apprenticeship Programs

Handelsblatt - The Trans-Atlantic Case for TTIP

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Welcome to our New Members!


Check out events relevant to our transatlantic community!

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Upcoming Highlights

Explore Organic Food Production and Trade


Study Trip to Germany on Organic Food Production and Trade
Bonn and Frankfurt, Germany - 7/31/16 - 8/5/16

October 28


GACC Awards Gala & Industry Forum - Chicago, IL

Stay tuned for more information and visit our website for more information on our events.


Secure your ad in the INVEST Midwest brochure now to connect with German companies at IMTS!

RGIT - German Business Matters


Newly released data about the pivotal role Germany plays in the US economy. View the overview for the US here or you can browse stats by state here.


Submit your White Paper to our Digital Library now.

Celebrate Social Media Day


June 30th is National Social Media Day. Use #SMDay on Twitter and tag @GACC_Midwest to share how global connectivity has changed your company.  

AHK USA is the only entity that is licensed from Germany to process German Style Apprenticeship Program Certifications.


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