Dear Members and Friends,
We are excited to start the summer not only with a new design for our ChamberBrief but also with the election of a new Chairman of the Board of Directors: Peter Riehle, President and CEO of WITTENSTEIN holding Corp. Peter had previously served as Vice Chairman of GACC Midwest, and has been a leading supporter in developing German-style apprenticeship programs in the US. Peter Riehle succeeds Dr. Walter Maisel, President & Executive Partner at Seraph. We would like to thank Dr. Maisel for his leadership and longstanding commitment to our organization. We're looking forward to driving the mission of GACC Midwest forward with Mr. Riehle.

This summer, a very special event is approaching: the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. We’re looking forward for a fun-filled summer full of soccer and are ready to cheer on the German national team from Chicago . As a special treat for our members we are once again teaming up with the Chicago Fire again for our family-friendly Soccer Social on August 11. Tickets for this event sold out quickly last year – don't miss your chance to save your seats now.

Enjoy the Read!

Your GACC Midwest Team
June Highlights
Check out our latest piece on US immigration.
Special Publications on M&A and Recruiting in the US.
Read up on apprentice-ships news.
A highlight for the German-American Business community, we welcomed over 130 attendees at our 2018 Midwest SME Forum. We would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, and guests – your support and engaging discussions were crucial to the positive outcome of this event. Review our photo gallery to get an impression of the event .
At our Transatlantic Business Conference on Smart Cities and Sustainable Transportation Systems in Denver, CO , German and local experts discussed emerging technologies to help optimize the sustainability of intermodal urban transportation systems. We would like to thank all participants and partners for the insightful event. Get more details here .
Automotive trends as well as Industry 4.0 are key topics for German companies in the US market. Due to the importance of those industries for our region and members, GACC Midwest is creating special publications on the Future of Mobility as well as Industry 4.0.   Check out our Media Kits or contact us to review your options now.
Our June Business Luncheon saw legal experts from Quarles & Brady discuss a true hot topic: the GDPR. Thanks to W. David Braun, Sarah Ames, and Andre Fiebig for providing valuable insights . Our upcoming Luncheon on July 11 features Christi Hartman, Director of Project Engineering at  SW North America , on Leveraging Talent & Diversity in a Global Marketplace. Register now.
Agricultural Initiative: Study Trip to German y , June 25-29
Our Transatlantic Agricultural Initiative is taking US farmers to   visit their German counterparts on their home turf during a Study Trip on Consumer Engagement . Participants will meet relevant agricultural associations and government institutions, and have the opportunity to see how German farmers engage with consumers and deal with being in the focus of the public. Follow us on our social media channels to stay updated!
German American Business Forum: Meet Us In Stuttgart, J une 21
Are you interested in expanding your business to the US?  Gain practical insight into the opportunities and challenges of entering the US market while learning about best practices from German C-level executives . Sign up for our German-American Business Forum on June 21.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Update

GACC Midwest takes the protection of your data very seriously. Given the recent General Data Protection Regulation, effective since May 25, 2018, we are informing you that we have taken steps to ensure diligent compliance with the newly introduced regulation. 

Please read our updated Data Privacy Policy in compliance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation. Should you no longer want to receive communication from GACC Midwest, please use the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this email or send an email directly to and we will stop sending you email notifications.

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  • Register now for the 2018 SelectUSA Summit to learn about growth opportunities in the US. 

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 Nils Schaede
 Director, Marketing & Communications
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