Dear Members and Friends,
Have you submitted your application for the German American Business Awards yet? We extended the deadline to August 27 ! In 2018, nothing will be the same at our most popular event : With a new venue and a new event concept, we are looking forward to an exciting new format to connect with our network.   Read more below on how to apply and get your tickets.

Prior to the Awards, our Digitalization Forum is sure to provide food for thought on all things digital. Panels on AI, Industry 4.0, and new business models will equip you with industry insights after a keynote on the "5 Key Traits of High Performing Marketing Organizations" by Salesforce. We are happy to announce that our members enjoy free admission to this event.

Digitalization is not the only hot topic for our community. If you would like to connect with our network prior to our signature events in October, join our next Business Luncheon on Immigration Policy under the Trump Administration on September 5th in Schaumburg, IL.

IMTS/Hannover Messe USA are sure to attract plenty of manufacturers to Chicago, and our team will be on site in various capacities . We want you to get the most out of your trade show visit and make fruitful connections with manufacturing industry professionals.

As we are about to wrap up our special publications on "New Mobility" and "Industry 4.0", we are now accepting submission to our signature publication, the GACC Midwest Report . This is your opportunity to showcase your commitment to the German-American business community - there's an option for everyone ! Not only does every member company receive a printed copy in the mail but it also reaches our wider network as a digital publication. Follow us on social media to make sure you don't miss any of our latest news.

Enjoy the Read!

Your GACC Midwest Team
August Highlights
Read our Skills Newsletter and learn about career and growth opportunities through apprenticeships .
This is your time to shine: Submit an ad or article to our most important publication of the year:
Your Ticket to a Unique Night of Celebration and Connection:
Join us for an all new event at an all new venue: Enjoy German-American Fusion at its best during a night of celebration and connection. To join us on October 19, get your ticket to the new German American Business Awards at East19 now.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Deadline Extended:
Submit Your Award Application by August 27!
Call for Speakers: 2018 Digitalization Forum
We are excited to announce the panels for our 2018 Digitalization Forum that will prepare you with tangible insights on how to take your company digital.
  • "Autonomous & Intelligent – Leveraging AI & Industry 4.0 for Your Business"
  • "The ABCs of New Business Models – Analytics, Blockchain, and the Cloud"
Are you a thought leader in one of these fields? Reach out to be a panelist at this high-profile event at 1871 on October 19.
E-Mobility is an integral topic for the future of mobility both in the US and in Germany. Join our Transatlantic Cluster Initiative for discussion on E-Mobility in Colorado or Michigan and exchange best-practices surrounding charging infrastructure, battery technology, mobility services and more with leaders of German E-Mobility clusters.
We recently launched our new Webinar Series. In our first interactive webinar on "Successful Recruiting for German Subsidiaries in the US", our recruiting team shared their knowledge and answered many questions on the US employment market.
Register for the next webinar on August 23, 2018.
Topic: Intercultural training in preparation for the IMTS trade show.
Our Transatlantic Agricultural Dialogue brings German and US farmers together in one of the most important industries for both countries. Are you wondering what exactly happens during the program? Germany's leading agricultural print magazine, TopAgrar, published a a number of articles about the trip.
Be a part of our November trip to Germany.
If you are looking for valuable insights on foreign investment and international trade between the US and Germany, we'd like to welcome you at our co-hosted special event with our member Mueller & Co. Hear insights from our CEO & President Mark Tomkins, Joe Renz (New Mobility Consulting) and Mark Peterson (Intersect Illinois). Space is limited, so please pre-register.
GACC Midwest is involved with this year’s IMTS in various ways. Here is how you can get involved:

  • Meet the ICATT Apprenticeship Team at the Student Summit, 9/10 - 9/15/18
  • German Night Reception, 9/11/18
  • GACC Skills Conference, 9/13/18
  • ICATT Apprenticeship Program - Graduation Ceremony, 9/13/18

Meet the GACC Midwest team and register for our activities .
Join Our Exclusive CFO Circle - Oak Brook, IL, September 28, 2018
Our upcoming CFO Circle will focus on Acting Decisively in Times of Uncertainty: Trade, Tariffs, Transfer Pricing, and Wayfair. Panelists from our member CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and The Franklin Partnership, LLP will share perspectives on the current environment on September 28, 2018 in Oak Brook, IL.
Reach out if you are interested to join.
Save the Date
Stay in the Know:

  • How will the trade dispute between the US and China affect German companies active in both countries? DIHK published its survey results on the current situation (German only).

  • Our member Haldrup USA Corp. rents open office and warehouse space, which might be just what you are looking for. Get more details.


  • We are Wunderbar Together! The "Deutschlandjahr" is starting in the US - Read more about the year-long festival celebrating transatlantic partnership.


  • View some impressions from our sold-out Soccer Social here.
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German American Chamber of Commerce ®  of the Midwest, Inc. - GACC Midwest
 Nils Schaede
 Director, Marketing & Communications
 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1425 | Chicago, Illinois 60654-4714
 Tel.: (312) 494-2169 | Fax: (312) 644-0738