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Hamburg - Business Opportunities in a High-Tech Industry Location

With a German delegation, headed by Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, coming to Chicago, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in cooperation with GACC Midwest would like to invite you to an exclusive evening that will discuss opportunities for those wishing to enter a high-tech industry location in Germany, followed by a networking reception in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is one of the most dynamic economic regions in Northern Europe and can look back on a relationship thriving for more than 20 years with its sister city Chicago and the US. Hamburg is not only an international hub for several industries such as aviation, renewable energies or logistics and but also a renowned center of the arts, with outstanding cultural institutions and a thriving cultural scene.  

You will have the chance to discover the full advantages of investing in Hamburg. Experts from the region will provide insights into the current status, future trends and investment opportunities in one of the most attractive business locations in Europe.

After the seminar, we invite you to continue this transatlantic dialogue during the networking reception.

Agenda

5:30pm

  

Registration, Welcome drinks, Hors d'oeuvres

6:00pm

Words of Welcome
Stefan Matz, Director International Investments, Hamburg Invest

6:05pm

Market Potential for US Companies in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg - Current Status, Future Trends, and Business Opportunities in a High-Tech Market in Europe
Stefan Matz, Director International Investments, Hamburg Invest

6:20pm

US Success Stories in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • Sven Ole Raap, Managing Director, NPP Niethammer, Posewang & Partner GmbH
  • Andrea Urban, Vice President, ThoughtWorks, Inc.

6:45pm

Q&A

7:30pm

Words of Welcome

  • Consul General Herbert Quelle, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Deputy Governor Leslie Munger
  • Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

7:45pm

Networking Reception
Drinks and dinner buffet, networking

9:00pm

End of the Event

Date, Venue & Registration

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Investor Seminar (Tudor Room, 7th floor)
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Networking Reception (Wigwam Restaurant, 3rd floor)

Union League Club
Colonial Room & Wigwam Restaurant
65 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Please note that the dress code for the Union League Club is business casual.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Nadine Schieban if you have any questions.

Picture Credits: Westansicht der Elbphilharmonie: Foto: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Maxim Schulz; Luftaufnahme Elbphilharmonie im Sonnenaufgang: Foto: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Cooper Copter GmbH; Luftaufnahme Binnenalster im Sonnenuntergang: Foto: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / DoubleVision - doublevision.me

Kontakt

Nadine Schieban
Senior Manager, Market Entry Programs, Delegations & Events
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2180
E-Mail: schieban(at)gaccmidwest.org