Delegation Trip to Germany on Food Processing

Apply to our delegation trip to Germany in May, 2019. Learn in depth about digitalization, resource efficiency and international collaboration between German and American food processing clusters.

Program Overview

The second part of the Food Processing program will offer 15 select participants the chance to explore cutting-edge developments during an intensive, 5-day trip throughout Germany. Focus topics will include - among others - opportunities for international collaboration, digitalization in food processing, resource efficiency and much more.

During the 5-day trip, participants will have ample opportunity to visit and speak with German food processing key players from business and research institutions as well as interact with leading industry associations and clusters. Last but not least, participants will be able to immerse themselves into German culture and hospitality.


Program Details

Itinerary
Tentative travel itinerary. The trip will take place from May 13 - 17, 2019.

Cost and Coverage
Participants are responsible for their own airfare to and from Germany. Program fee: $450 (covers all accommodations (6 nights), meals, cultural activities, entrance fees and local travel in Germany).

Application and Deadlines
Application form.

Application deadline: March 29, 2019.

Please contact Jessica Ferklass for further information. GACC Midwest reserves the right to reject non-fit applications.



Program Partner Insights

“The Transatlantic Cluster Delegation Trip to Germany led us to a variety of companies implementing Industry 4.0 technologies. This included small and medium-sized businesses that have implemented green field facilities or retrofitted facilities. The opportunity to discuss implementation strategies with company management was most insightful. Now I’m bringing this knowledge to my own clients. The schedule also afforded meaningful contacts with the regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as their partners who work with these companies on employing Industry 4.0 best practices. We have used this information to advance strategies in capital provision to manufacturers investing in Industry 4.0 technologies. The GACC Midwest did a great job of selecting a diverse group of participants who could bring the information gathered back to their organizations. I was also able to make contacts with others in our market that I expect will become lasting and significant professional relationships.”

Louis Margaglione
Senior Vice President, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

US Partners

German Partners