ChamberBrief 2016: September Edition

GACC Gala Awards Application Business

Dear Readers,

More than 100,000 industrial decision-makers attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago this week to find smart solutions for their manufacturing challenges. The show and especially the number of international exhibitors continue to grow through its partnership with Hannover Messe. German exhibitors have more than doubled from 2014, making them the largest share of international exhibitors attesting to the importance of the US manufacturing sector. 

GACC Midwest at IMTS 2016

At the IMTS Smartforce Student Summit, our Skills Initiative team welcomed thousands of high school students to explore manufacturing careers, while companies, and even Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, learned about the value of apprenticeships. A new attendance record was set as the crowd seized the opportunity to network at our German Night Reception, where we also released our new publication Invest Midwest, highlighting investment opportunities in the American heartland.

For more insights into innovative solutions for today’s manufacturing challenges, join us and a number of high-ranking speakers from companies such as GE Digital, Caterpillar, Harting, and Greenlee Textron for our Smart Factory Industry Forum on October 28. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, but be sure to secure your package by October 14. Read our latest Industry 4.0 article in Global Contact for additional understanding about what opportunities the US offers to German companies.  

Before we know it, the holiday season will be here and now is the perfect time to start planning ahead. Celebrate your holiday party at the Christkindlmarket Chicago in the seasonally decorated Lufthansa Festival Tent and enjoy delicious German food and drinks while connecting with coworkers and business partners. As an added bonus to our GACC members, if you book a reception you will receive a free ‘Stammtisch’ Prost package which includes eight souvenir mugs with Glühwein. Don’t forget to ask us about the opportunity to host a reception or Stammtisch at our newest Christkindlmarket in Naperville, IL

Last but not least, as the judges sift through the GACC Award applications and select a winner, we’d like to thank all who nominated and applied. German business is thriving in America and the most excellent in services and innovation surely deserve recognition. Be sure to keep your eyes on your inbox in early October when we announce the winners!

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

Kind regards,
Your GACC Midwest Team

Welcome, New Members!

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new member companies that have joined us in the past few months. Please make them feel welcome to our vast and international network when you see them at our upcoming events.

Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Brown& Carlson, PA
CHG – Meridian
Cozen O’Connor
Creative Impact Group
Engel & Völkers
ITO Advisors
Kensington International
Mercedes Benz USA, LLC
Mostly Chocolate
Neumann Consultancy
Paradigm Law, LLC
Patina Solutions
Proactive Worldwide Inc.
RA Automotive Solutions
Vom Fass Twin Cities

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