Business Delegation Program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports German companies in their pursuit of positioning themselves in the international market place through its market entry program.

Program Objectives

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The main focus of the program revolves around global development and trends that are meant to increase overall business potential for small and medium-sized enterprises. Specifically, the program assists businesses in traditional industries such as the machinery manufacturing, plant engineering and construction, automotive and supplier, and the chemical and electronics industry. Through informational events, market research, trade mission, business delegation, informational trips, the program helps develop market entry strategies for interested businesses.

Within the initiative, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest focuses on business delegations in the United States, which include a one-day conference showcasing the expertise, innovations, and technologies from Germany. In addition, 1-on-1 meetings will be organized for the delegation participants in order to discuss synergies and potential partnerships with US companies. An analysis of the target market including essential information about market size, market developments, competitors, distribution and sales structures as well as product requirements specific to the US market will also be developed before the trip for the participants.

Past Programs

Industry 4.0 Business Conference & Trade Mission

December 4 - 8, 2017 | Detroit, MI & San Francisco, CA

Automotive Supplier Conference & Trade Mission - Focus on Lightweighting

September 25 - 29, 2017 | Detroit, MI & Greenville, SC

Machinery Business Conference & Delegation

October 5 - 9, 2015 | Detroit, MI und Chicago, IL