German American Business Series

Das jährliche German American Business Series beleuchtet die Schlüsselproblematiken der deutsch-amerikanischen Unternehmenswelt in Colorado.

GABS 2019: German American Agricultural Technology Symposium

September 19, 2019 | Denver, CO

On September 19, 2019 the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter (GACC-CO) will be hosting the German American Agri-Tech Symposium at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. This day-long event aims to bring together innovators and investors from across the Atlantic to address the most pertinent questions in AgTech - inciting dialogue, exchange, and action. The Agri-Tech Symposium will be the third event in the GACC-CO’s annual German American Business Series (GABS) and will take a deep dive into the importance of agriculture to both Coloradan and German economies, focusing on how technology can keep pace with the challenges and opportunities facing this industry in the future.

The Symposium will open with a look at the importance of Agriculture for the Colorado and German Economies and continue with an Exposition of new and cutting edge technologies from Coloradan, national and international AgTech companies. Our keynote speech will address Digitization in German Agriculture, and will be followed by two panel discussions on the topics of Local Farms & Global Markets and The 2030 Look: Sustainability, Profitability, and Climate. The day will be rounded out by a farm to table meal, and a selection of fifteen-minute long ignite talks taking place throughout the program. Don’t miss the happy hour at the end of the day, where you will be able to speak directly with our German and American presenters.

With the re-imagined National Western Complex as its setting, the German American Agri-Tech Symposium is poised to celebrate Colorado’s Western Heritage while addressing global issues through collaboration and innovation.

For more information about this year's programming, please visit the English page.


German American Business Series (GABS)

Since 2017, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Chapter has been the proud host of an exciting program promoting international business exchange in Colorado, the German American Business Series (GABS). Since its creation, GABS has highlighted key issues and influenced beneficial change in the German-American business community in Colorado.

Learn more about GABS

Each year, GABS features a symposium that serves as a platform to discuss a topic critical to the Colorado business ecosystem such as advanced energy, in-state manufacturing, agricultural technology, and outdoor sports and recreation. We invite expert speakers from both the United States and Germany who educate our audience on the chosen topic with the goal of inciting business collaborations and investments in a setting specific to the year’s topic.

Every symposium includes a keynote speaker and two panels of national, international, and local experts to discuss the most pressing issues and interesting developments related to the year’s topic. In addition, each symposium has included a tour or interactive experience to immerse participants in the working reality of the Symposium’s theme. Previous Symposiums have included tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute at Metropolitan State University Denver, and of the Energy Systems Integration Facility at NREL.

GACC members enjoy deeply discounted entry to GABS Symposiums and all other GACC-CO events.
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Previous & Upcoming Symposiums

Upcoming Symposiums:

  • 2019: Agricultural Technology - Scroll up to learn more about this year's symposium
  • 2020: Outdoor Sports and Recreation

Previous Symposiums:

  • 2018: Advanced Manufacturing
  • 2017: Advanced Energy