German Transportation Delegation in New York:
Smart transportation forum highlights solutions for a more innovative transportation sector
Smart transport solutions have taken on an integral role for many nations in their quest to develop sustainable, manageable transportation infrastructures. And there is no denying that energy efficiency applications must be a key component of this mix.

With that in mind, a delegation of five German companies traveled to New York City from March 18 to March 22, 2019 for a one-week program focused on energy efficiency in the transportation sector. The trip was organized by the GACC NY in conjunction with energiewaechter GmbH and sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

An intensive exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as valuable networking opportunities underscored the delegation visit, which kicked off with a briefing at the GACC NY office. On March 19, 2019, more than 90 public and private sector experts - as well as other interested stakeholders from the transportation sector - joined the German visitors at the German House in NYC for the German American Smart Transportation Forum . (Click here to read full article .)

To view presentations from the German delegation and all expert speakers from Germany and the US, please visit our event website.

Photos from the March 19, 2019 event at the German Consulate in New York can be found in our Image Galler y
EACC Pitch Night Focuses on Global Real Estate Tech
The GACC NY has a longstanding and successful collaboration with the European-American Chambers of Commerce (EACC), through which our various chambers support each other with myriad events.

One recent example is the latest EACC Pitch&Mix event, held this month at the recently opened Midtown Manhattan office of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. The theme for that night's Pitch&Mix was innovation in real estate and focused on cutting-edge European startups.

More than 100 tech enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs focused on the real estate industry attended the event to experience the pitches and network. Among those presenting was Jaryd Lindhein (pictured, right), who showcased the German co-living platform, QUARTERS , part of the Medici Living Group.

Pitches were also made by other European companies: Adept Realty , SquarePlan , Wec360 , Velis and 720° .
GACC NY Collaborates with Frankfurt's Handwerkskammer on Apprenticeship Exchanges
At the Handwerkskammer Frankfurt-Rhein-Main, or Chamber of Crafts (HWK) , 10,000 apprentices are learning skills to become the next leaders in 130 trades. In addition to the robust dual-education system, the HWK recognizes that additional, unique opportunities are critical to accelerating career success. 
Jeanette Pittman (pictured), who organizes international programs for apprentices, knows this well. Beginning in summer 2020, she will lead a group of 20 apprentices to the US, where they will integrate into host companies and share their training experience.

The GACC NY will collaborate with the HWK to facilitate this visit. Matthew Allen, GACC NY’s Director of Careers & Education (pictured with Jeanette Pittman), visited the HWK’s training academy last month and discussed exchange opportunities for American apprentices as well.  

The GACC will continue to develop programs with the HWK as well as apprenticeship opportunities in the US. Enrollment is currently open for mechatronics programs in New Jersey beginning in Fall 2019. Multiple other opportunities are available throughout the GACC network. For more information, please contact Matthew Allen at mallen@gaccny.com .

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World Business Outlook Survey: Please Participate
Dear GACC Member,

Given the uncertainties of the global economic climate, we would like to use the broad range of member companies that comprise our worldwide network of German Chambers (AHK) to assess their expectations and highlight any impacts on their businesses.

As such, we're asking you to take part a brief, 3 minute survey, accessible via the following link: http://ahk-survey.webtop.de/  password: 101a.

This survey will be online until April 30, 2019

Your support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
Falling Walls Lab Fosters Global Understanding

The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York will host the Falling Walls Lab New York on May 2, 2019. Participants will pitch to a distinguished jury ideas for tearing down the walls in science and society . Winning candidates will be flown to Berlin this fall to attend the international thought-gathering The Falling Walls Conference. 

The Falling Walls Lab New York is one of over 50 labs taking place worldwide this year. The winners of each lab qualify for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on November 8 and are invited to attend the  Falling Walls Conference  on November 9. The Falling Walls Conference takes place every year on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9. During the conference, scientists from around the globe present their current breakthrough research.
GACC NY Joins Walking Tour of Williamsburg, Bklyn
As part its participation in the Young Professionals Network (YPN), the GACC NY joined a walking tour through Williamsburg, Brooklyn last month, led by renowned German architect Matthias Hollwich . Matthias is the architect of 25 Kent (building pictured on left), one of the most innovative new buildings on the Williamsburg water front.

Thanks to moderator Felix Zeltner from Work Awesome and headsets by Hushconcerts , everyone was able to follow the fireside chat between Felix and Matthias while walking through the streets of Williamsburg.

One of the tour stops included the German laundromat Celsious , where co-owner Corinna Williams enthusiastically spoke about her energy efficient laundromat. The group then headed to Domino Park, located at the historic Domino Sugar Factory, which, in the 1870s, was the largest sugar factory in the US.

A big thanks to all who joined us for this special night of insights into the architecture of Williamsburg.
Taste of Germany Roadshow in July 2019
Germany and the US are united by deep historical ties, shared values and bold visions for the future. The Wunderbar Together initiative celebrates the transatlantic partnership through dialogue, experiences and promotional events all year round, knowing that the United States and Germany are stronger together, as friends and partners.

As part of the Wunderbar Together campaign, the culinary roadshow titled “A Taste of Germany” will present German foods and beverages to a US audience July 22-26, 2019 . The five-day roadshow across the Northeastern US is making stops in Bethlehem (PA), Pittsburgh (PA), Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY) and Albany (NY).
The tasting events aim to connect US and German culture through traditional as well as innovative German foods and beverages. Moreover, the project will foster business relationships between German and US counterparts through networking sessions, workshops and expert presentations.
If you are looking to contribute to this event, please contact us for details at consulting@gaccny.com . We welcome German businesses of the food&beverage industry as well as related organizations and cultural institutions.
Upcoming Events
New England - Germany Energy Transition Forum
Thursday, May 16

Hosted by the  Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)  in partnership with the  German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi ) , the forum offers an opportunity for officials from government, industry and academia to discuss shared energy challenges, pursue urgent action on climate change mitigation, integrate lessons learned in Germany and New England and incorporate best practices.

Industry leaders from both countries will discuss recent developments and challenges in the energy transition including the rapid increase of renewables, power sector decarbonization, heating sector innovation, clean transportation and offshore wind. Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO of the GACC NY will moderate the panel discussion on “Offshore wind deployment”. The event is organized by  adelphi  and the  GACC NY .

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Automotive & Mobility Forum
Tuesday, April 23
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

World Trade Week NYC
14th Annual Int'l Trade Awards
Monday, May 13
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

EACC Spring Networking Event
Thursday, May 23
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moving Forward Conference
Thursday, May 30
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

German American Business Forum
Tuesday, June 4 (Potsdam, Germany)
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

See all upcoming events here .
Job Market
The GACC NY 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 NY is currently looking for: 
  • Internship Business Network and Events
  • Internship in Economic Research at Germany Trade & Invest
  • Project Manager in Careers and Education

Our clients are looking to fill the following positions:
  • Internship in Economic Research at Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Affairs
  • Internship in Logistics & Operational Systems at Blue Sea
  • Internship in Business Development and Marketing at Engel&Völkers
Detail on these listings can be found at  www.gacctalentnetwork.com .
GACC NY 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  visa@gaccny.com  and visit our website at  www.go-j1.com .
Trade Fairs
bauma , the world’s largest construction machinery trade show, will open its doors again from April 8-14, 2019 . With an area of more than 6 million square feet it is larger than Germany’s smallest city. There will be a record number of over 3,700 exhibitors and 580,000 visitors, an exhibit that weighs more than 1,070 tons and 40 cranes reaching towards the sky. The bauma trade show will be held at the Messe Munich exhibition grounds. We look forward to seeing you at bauma 2019

Save time and purchase your tickets online now, or contact Karen Vogelsang. 
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