Get Ready for this Year's GABO Survey!             
The GACC's annual German American Business Outlook (GABO) survey will be electronically distributed this month. We ask those of our members who receive the questionnaire to please take a few minutes to respond. All submissions are strictly confidential. 

Your input will be quite valuable and insightful.

Survey results will be sent to each participating member and be presented at the GABO conference in NYC on December 11. Invitations are forthcoming. Please mark your calendars!

Recent Events

Skills Seminar for Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship 
This summer the GACC's University Relations team put together a one-week Skills Seminar for ten students of the brand new Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship. In close cooperation with Peter Rosenbaum from the University Alliance Ruhr, the GACC scheduled a week of career development workshops, guest lectures and exciting company visits for this new summer program.

            During a visit to the German Accelerator the student group learned about
            the startup scene in New York

The program's participants were selected from a pool of applicants from the Technical University Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany's thriving Ruhr area. The GACC and the Ruhr Alliance placed the selected candidates with various host companies for a six-week summer internship which they started right after the Skills Seminar. Among the host companies are B. Braun Medical Inc., AFS Intercultural Programs, Evonik, and Deutsches Haus at NYU, as 
well as our friends at the BelCham and French-American Chamber of Commerce who are each hosting one of our Ruhr fellows.

In class with individual feedback on the students' elevator pitches.
Guest speakers were Robert Napoli, Senior Consultant at MichaelPage who gave insights on US  recruitments and gave helpful tips and guidance on job interviews. Patrick Walsh, Commercial Director at Decoded coached the students on self-branding and resume optimization.
The GACC  wishes all program participants a great start in their summer internships and is looking forward to continuing this program in 2018.

Summer Membership Event Sparkles with Success...and Wine!
The GACC NY welcomed both new and current members to a Summer Member Reception last month at the BSH Gaggenau Design and Experience Center, located in the A&D Building in Midtown Manhattan. The event venue was filled to capacity with 74 guests, who were afforded a prime networking opportunity.

New York's A&D building was abuzz with new and current GACC NY members making valuable business connections

As an added treat, Jan Schüler from Wu nderwein presented some ex cellent German wines paired with delicious entrées prepared in the   exquisite kitchen design center. Wunderwein was launched in 2014 as a  local company sourcing wine from several leading German wine makers.
So far approximately 110 new mem bers have joined the GACC NY in 2017. Our networking events provide excellent opportunities for the German American business community to establish connections that foster growth and success in the U.S. market.
CFturbo Moves to NEWLAB in Brooklyn
STEP USA Alumnus CFturbo, Inc., a mechanical engineering software company specializing in turbomachinery systems design, analysis, optimization and rapid prototyping, has moved to NEWLAB at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

German based CFturbo started its US-operation in January. President of CFturbo,  Inc. Ralph-Peter Müller is excited: "NEWLAB is the most famous startup incubator for manufacturing technology related businesses in New York City."

NEWLAB in Brooklyn
"We are very proud  to be member of this community now. It is not only the beautiful work space  with all its technical and social capabilities. We were convinced by the general concept of NEWLAB, and we see lots of synergy to other teams within. The new location will give us outstanding opportunities for innovation and growth in America."

Located in a historic former machine shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NEWLAB provides robust resources
to a community of more than 500

entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers representing 100 companies in a variety of fields-including robotics, A.I., urban technology, and energy-and fosters collaboration and advancement across disciplines.

More STEP USA News
Replex, one of our STEP USA 2016 Alumni located in Duisburg, has raised €1.5M in seed funding.  Backers included High-Tech Gründerfonds, EnBW New Ventures, eValue as well as Entrepreneurs Investment Fund.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and enter the U.S. market.
Founded in 2016 and led by Patrick Kirchhoff, CEO, Replex provides a software platform for the management and optimization of IT infrastructures. The solution collects information about cloud servers in real-time and makes it available to developers and C-levels alike. 

STEP USA Trips Continue to Roll Out
Our startup trips have taken place 15 times already and we have welcomed a total of 175 companies to New York, Boston and Silicon Valley. Twenty-two of our alumni have been successful at raising money in the U.S., 41 have founded their own U.S. subsidiary and 17 have made it into the German Accelerator Program as a logical next step.

New York is an amazing entrepreneurial hub with more than 8,000 startups boosting their business in the BIG APPLE. With our STEP USA program, we assist young German companies with better understanding their potential on the U.S. market. And we very successfully assist in opening doors to venture capital providers, clients and local accelerators and incubators.

If you'd like get on board our STEP program, please complete the 
Innovative Scanning Technology Demonstration at GACC NY
Oliver Baumann showcased his company's cutting-edge indoor scanning technology on the heels of his keynote presentation at the Energy Efficiency Award Challenge in July, which was organized by the GACC as part of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's export initiative for German energy solutions . The technology is used for creating 3D building models, virtual walk through and plans. It also can scan 20 to 100 times faster than traditional tripod based scanning and allows for a host of new
Virtual Realty demo by Baumann Consulting at the GACC
improvements to energy projects, facility and asset management, construction management and building design.

Baumann scanned the GACC NY main conference room in less than 15 minutes prior to the  demonstration and then provided select guests in the room with a virtual walk through of the space.

Participants included architects, engineers, data scientists, high-performance building consultants and a representative from the solar panel provider, SunPower.

Upcoming Events
EACC Networking and Knowledge
The European American Chamber of Commerce in the United States, Inc. (EACC) represents 17 bilateral European-American business organizations. Their members build a strong network of over 25,000 companies that are collectively responsible for the overwhelming majority of the business interaction between Europe and the U.S.
Based in New York, the EACC offers an unrivaled business network for European and U.S. companies seeking to grow their business in the transatlantic market place - which continues to provide more than half of global GDP, trade and capital flows. The GACC operates within the business network of the EACC. All our member have the opportunity to participate in high-level business and social events throughout the year, designed to help them network, develop business leads and receive new economic insight from and within our network.
Join us in September for our two EACC events:
September 13 EACC Ambassador Briefing, which features permanent representatives to the United Nations, among them Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations since January 2017. 
September 27 EACC Fall Networking on the Hudson River and enjoy a dinner buffet, an open bar, excellent networking opportunities and breathtaking views together with more than 350 international professionals. This will be a fantastic event to mingle with young professionals from all over Europe, make new friends and talk business in a unique setting
German American Chamber of Commerce together with German Accelerator New York cordially invites you to the 9th edition of the pitching and networking event, Captivate New York
October 20, 2017 / 6 - 9 PM
Rise New York
24 West 24th Street 
New York, NY 10010
STEP USA Upcoming Trips
We are accepting registrations for all of these 2017 programs as of now:
VC meetings - Company intros - U.S. Market Entry Workshops
September 10 - 15, 2017 (New York)
December 10 - 15, 2017 (New York)
March 18 - 23, 2018 (San Francisco/Silicon Valley)
September 14, 2017 / 6:30 - 9 PM
SAP America, 51st floor
10 Hudson Yards, NYC
UN Procurement Seminar New York 
The German American Chamber of Commerce and the German Mission to the UN have organized a UN Procurement Seminar exclusively for German companies, providing unique possibilities for one-on-one meetings with UN Procurement staff.

October 10 - 11, 2017
German Mission
871 United Nations Plaza, NYC
Ich Bin Expat Fair - Presented by CityKinder
On November 4, the GACC will join CityKinder as they host the first annual Ich Bin Expat Fair at the Mezzanine, located in Manhattan. This event targets German-speaking internationals who have been living in the New York City Metro area for many years, as well as those who have recently arrived.

These individuals are eager to adjust to their new adoptive home and culture. Exhibitors at the CityKinder fair will be on hand to help with this process, providing expert advice on matters such as: relocation services, schools, language programs, immigration law, healthcare and many other topics.  Children are welcome, as the fair will include programs for them along with delicious German food and beverages!
REGISTER HERE    GACC members receive $5 discount with code: GACCMEMBER

Please visit for more information.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the fair, please email 
Miscellaneous Events
Leo Baeck Institute to Honor Max A. Warburg
The Leo Baeck Institute - New York |Berlin (LBI) will honor Max A. Warburg, Vice Chairman of M.M Warburg & Co., at LBI's Annual Award Dinner on November 15, at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. Mr. Warburg is being honored for his family's commitment to preserving the vibrant cultural heritage of German-speaking Jewry on both sides of the Atlantic. The Warburgs, who originated in Hamburg, are credited with leadership of one of Germany's largest private banks (more than 200 years.) Today, that legacy includes Warburg Realty in NYC. The Warburg family has been prolific in their longstanding philanthropic commitment to hospitals, higher education, major art institutions and museums in Europe and the U.S.

The GACC joins the LBI in saluting Mr. Warburg for his contribution to fostering excellent German-American cultural and business relations.

AICGS Bestows Global Leadership Award on Martin H. Richenhagen
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)/Johns Hopkins University will present its Global Leadership Award to Martin H. Richenhagen, former Chairman of the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC), at a gala dinner in NYC on Tuesday, November 20.  This esteemed award recognizes the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped the partnership between Germany and the United States.
Mr. Richenhagen served as Chairman of the GACC for all the U.S. chambers from 2015 to 2016. He simultaneously served as Chairman of the GACC of the Southern U.S. from 2011 - 2017. His many accomplishments include being the first - and for many years the only-German CEO of a U.S. Fortune 500 company, AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions.

For more info on the Global Award event honoring Mr. Richenhagen, please contact the office of Lynn Van Norstrand at AICGS, (410) 202-2178.
2017 International Skills Conference
The International Skills Conference aims to bring together Business Champions in Dual Apprenticeship Programs modeled after the German System with Business, Regional and State Leaders who are interested in solutions for large as well as small and middle-sized employers in order to grow a globally competitive, highly skilled workforce.

Highlights include:
  • Networking Reception
  • Field trips to West Georgia Tech College, Grenzebach Corporation and the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga
  • Overview of the Skills Initiative in the United States
  • Information about the exchange with stakeholders of our innovative and industry-led programs
Event Schedule:

Sept 11 Evening reception & inauguration of the GACC South Skills Committee

Sept 12 Conference & field tripsto West Georgia Tech College and Grenzebach

Sept 13 Volkswagen plant tour in Chattanooga, TN

Event Fee
$170 for Conference (Sept. 11 & 12)
$200 for Conference + Volkswagen Plant Tour (Sept 11-13)

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 U.S. through posted job advertisements.
The GACC is currently looking for:
  • Intern for Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, New Haven Office
  • Intern for Germany Trade & Invest 
Our clients are looking for:
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Intern in Finance Department
  • Docketing Paralegal Specialist
  • Executive Assistant
The listings can be found on
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 and visit our website at

Trade Fairs
Security Solutions of All Kinds Addressed at Security Essen
Security Essen, the world's leading fair for residential and commercial security, will take place September 25-28, 2018 in Essen, Germany. Exhibitors and visitors alike can expect a wide range of topics, including new smart home security solutions,  intelligent drone systems and innovative concepts for event security to name a few. A new allocation of exhibition halls based on product categories will allow visitors to better navigate the fair and provisions have been made to enhance the flow of booth traffic.

Tackling the Hackers
Hacker attacks are increasingly infiltrating all media channels: In Germany alone, cyberattacks on companies cause damage totaling nearly Euro 13 billion per year - with an upward tendency.  Security Essen is the perfect platform for responding to these attacks. It will feature a separate new exhibition hall (Hall 8) dedicated to cyber and economic security. Also on hand will be a high-ranking security specialist from the German government,who will be joined by representatives from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and BHE Federal Association for Security Technology.

Click here for details and applying for an exhibition booth to grow your business at Security  Essen!

Upcoming Trade Fairs

Munich Trade Fairs
September 25 - 29
Schweissen & Schneiden as guest in Düsseldorf
November 14 -17

New Members

Metropolitan State University of Denver

TopCap Partners Inc.

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