German American Business Outlook (GABO)
Survey Results to be Revealed on January 29
The German American Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with KPMG invites you to an exclusive conference – the presentation of the results from our 2019 German American Business Outlook (GABO).
GABO is one of the most important economic indicators of German American business relations. The German-American Chamber offices in the US and our Washington, DC liaison office (RGIT) collaborated with KPMG to survey more than 1,900 German subsidiaries in the United States on their views of the US as an investment location.
The results of the survey will be presented by Andreas Glunz, Managing Partner International Business KPMG followed by a panel discussion on the current business environment for German businesses in the US. Panel participants include senior executives of leading industries in the German-American business community.

Deutsche Bank Chief Economist Torston Slok will deliver keynote remarks. The even will conclude with a networking reception hosted by Deutsche Bank.
January 29, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Deutsche Bank ,
60 Wall Street, New York
Weiss-Aug Co. Inc. Leads Way for Skills Training in NJ
Building on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s visit to the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) last October, the state is driving forward on building paths for young people to develop skills and career opportunities. New Jersey is home to hundreds of small manufacturers, who rely on their high quality and excellent service to compete in a complicated market for specialized chemicals, machined parts and precision molding. The continued success of this industry depends on the ability of the current generation of skilled machinists to pass on their expertise to a new class of committed workers. 

Companies with a German culture, such as Weiss-Aug Co. Inc . , are leading the way in this effort and showing other SMEs what sustainable business means. Since Weiss-Aug began producing in New Jersey in 1972, it has maintained a commitment to its NJ community and held skills training as a cultural value. GACC Apprenticeship Manager Alexandra Hoffmann (pictured) visited the company this month at its East Hanover location to witness firsthand the passion and commitment current and graduated apprentices in action. 

Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the NJ Governor’s office and the DIHK, the GACC will be supporting the quick ramp-up of apprenticeship programs in the state with “Train the Trainer” mentor training programs, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities, and DOL registration and certification. All GACC programs will be based on the German standard and will utilize the training tools that make Germany the world leader in skills training. More information will be announced as courses and programs are schedule.
New Executive Director Named for GACC Philadelphia
Susanne Rehse  stepped into her new role as Executive Director of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) Philadelphia on January 1, 2019. Susanne joined the Business Development Consulting team at GACC New York in February 2011, where she was responsible for market entry consulting in the Northeast.

Through the years, Susanne supported numerous German companies and organizations with a variety of services including market research, virtual office, business partner search, delegation trips, and events. 

Before she moved to the US, Susanne studied Business Administration at Cologne University of Applied Sciences and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She also completed an apprenticeship in office communication with Deutsche Telekom AG in Cologne, Germany, and worked as Executive Assistant at T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG in Bonn, Germany.

Susanne looks forward to relocating to the Philadelphia area with her family in spring 2019.
Upcoming Events
New Year's Reception & Luncheon with Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the US
Tuesday, Jan 29

German American Business Outlook 2019 (GABO)
Tuesday, Jan 29

EACC Ptich&Mix | Focused: Med Tech
Tuesday, Feb 5

Cybersecurity: Threats Affecting Businesses, Government and Non-profits
Thursday, Feb 7

Buying Real Estate for Internationals
Wednesday, Feb 13

YPN Workshop: How to Build Your Network
Wednesday, Feb 27

STEP Pitch Night
Thursday, Mar 7

German American Smart Transportation Forum
Tuesday, Mar 19
Job Market
The German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) New York supports companies in recruiting skilled personnel as well as applicants in finding permanent employment or internships in the US through posted job advertisements.

The GACC is currently looking for: 
  • Internship at Germany Trade & Invest

Our clients are looking for:
  • Internship at Bavarian US Offices for Economic Affairs
  • Accountant - German and English Speaking
  • Professor for "Betrieblicher Außenhandel"
Detail on these listings can be found at  www.gacctalentnetwork.com .
The German American Chamber of Commerce is also an official sponsor for J-1 visas in the categories of "Intern" and "Trainees" and can help you in obtaining your J-1 visa. Please contact us at  [email protected]  and visit our website at  www.go-j1.com .
Trade Fairs
ISPO is the leading trade fair for sports professionals, where more than 2,800 international exhibitors present their latest products ranging from Outdoor, Health & Fitness to Team and Snowsports. The ISPO trade fair will be held at the Messe Munich exhibition grounds from February 3-6, 2019.

Come and see the wide array of products in the sporting industry.

Save time and purchase your discounted ticket online now or contact Vanessa Borchers for more information.
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James Freeman T: +1 (212) 974-8855 | F: +1 (212) 974-8867 | E:  jfreeman@gaccny .com