Highlights
Our annual German American Business Outlook (GABO) report is in the works; the results will be made public next month.

GABO is one of the most important economic indicators of German American business relations. The seven German Chamber offices and the Washington, DC liaison office, together with KPMG, survey more than 1,900 German subsidiaries in the United States on their views of the US as an investment location.

The results will be exclusively presented and discussed during our panel discussion at DEUTSCHE BANK in lower Manhattan on January 29.
2018 Newcomer of the Year Celebrated at Gala Dinner
One of the GACC's signature events, the Newcomer of the Year / Roast Goose Dinner Gala, kicked off the 2018 holiday season this month.
More than 200 members and friends of the of GACC joined in celebration for what has become an annual tradition to mark the start of the holiday season: The Newcomer of the Year Award Ceremony and Roast Goose Gala.

The winner of this year's award is ICM Hub, Inc . represented by Alexander Tange (pictured, far right)

In addition to ICM Hub, the Notable Newcomer Finalists honored at the gala were: ProGlove , represented by Adam Brown (pictured, far left) and  SpeechAgain , represented by Johanna Joch.GACC President Caroll Neubauer presented the awards.

The GACC's independent jury bestowed the honor on ICM Hub for their unique solution that caters to airlines who have trouble keeping up with increasingly frequent customer queries by providing timely, automated, first-class AI-powered customer interaction. The result is that airline service personnel can focus on more challenging and pressing customer conversations.

This year's jury consisted of: Kurt Becker, Vice Dean for Research, Innovation & Entreprenuership, NYC Tanddon School of Engineering / Robinson Hernandez, Executive Director, Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech / Marco Schnabl, Co-Founder & CEO, automotiveMastermind / Kathyryn S. Wylde, Partnership for New York City

All finalists were selected from a pool of more than 100 candidates, which caught the GACC's attention for their products and services, creative spirit, and innovative approach. Each has successfully identified and addressed a need in the US market, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and service as well as forging strong ties between the US and Germany.

Congratulations to everyone! And thank you to Lufthansa for sponsoring all of our 10 shortlisted candidates to attend our gala! #NewcomeroftheYear

New Jersey Takes Decisive Step with GACC toward Implementing Dual Education Programs 
Apprenticeship opportunities for Women in Construction and Utilities Industry was the focus of a summit held at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on November 1.

Matthew Allen (pictured, seated far right) represented the GACC as part of a panel discussion on work-based learning which is gaining momentum in New Jersey. The GACC is thrilled to be collaborating with the Garden State on creating skills enhancement programs for its current and future workforce.

In a strong show of his administration's intent on working with the GACC on dual education programs, NJ Governor Philip Murphy last month signed a Joint Declaration of Intent with the DIHK in Berlin. This document specifies a joint commitment to "...promoting technical education and training as a factor in individual development and achievement, economic and workforce development, and social growth, as well as means for strengthening the ties between the participants..."

Germany's Clean Energy Solutions Highlighted at Horizon18 Workshop in Boston
The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) in collaboration with the German Consulate in Boston organized a workshop last month titled "The German Perspective on Clean Energy Solutions", at Horizon18.

Helmut Landes, Deputy General of the German Consulate in Boston delivered opening remarks (photo).
The audience learned about Germany's Energiewende and clean energy solutions made in Germany.

Jens Acker, Counselor, Energy and Climate Policy at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany presented lessons learned from the German energy transition.

Other speakers included Mike Erb from the energy storage company Fluence - A Siemens and AES Company, as well as Nick Rancis who introduced Fraunhofer's TechBridge Program.

The session closed with Q&A's from the audience

GACC Supports 25th Anniversary of The Alliance for International Exchange
The GACC Team (from left): Christopher Gallagher, Matthew Allen and Cindy Klarwasser
Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Education & Cultural Affairs
For many years, the GACC has been a member of The Alliance for International Exchange, - the leading collective public policy voice of the exchange and J-1 visa community.
 
In late October, three of our GACC team members attended The Alliance annual conference in Washington. This conference has grown in scope and importance over 25 years, this time featuring over 300 attendees and 60 US government representatives. It offers a unique chance for J-1 visa sponsors to share best practices, ask questions and consult one-on-one with regulators and State Department analysts on the intern and trainee programs.

Matthew Allen, incoming Director of Career Services, and Senior Manager Cindy Klarwasser agreed with their colleague Chris Gallagher in noting that "The Alliance annual conference has become the central gathering place in the country for thought leaders and policy makers on all things J-1 visa each year. As an intern and trainee sponsor, our programs are enhanced by what we learn here."

2nd Annual ICH BIN EXPAT FAIR Draws Capacity Crowd
GACC supported and participated...
...at the 2nd Annual Ich Bin Expat Fair
In response to the great turnout and feeback of last year's fair, the GACC joined  HeimatAbroad in hosting the second annual Ich Bin Expat Fair. This event targets German-speaking internationals who've lived in the New York City Metro area for many years, as well as those who have recently arrived.

More than 400 visitors, among them many families,flocked to the Mezzanine event space in lower Manhattan to network with fellow expats, enjoy informational workshops on topics such as navigating the US healthcare system, delight in children's programs - and savor authentic German food!

Visitors met with some 40+ exhibitors comprised of businesses and organizations that offer services and products for the German-speaking Expat community
Tom Dzimian Bids Farewell to GACC after 27 yrs of Service!
What do the GACC Career Services Director and German ICE trains have in common? Both have been instrumental in improving Germans' mobility since the spring of 1991!
 
At the end of this year, the German American Chamber of Commerce New York will be saying goodbye to Thomas Dzimian, Director of Career Services, as he is set to retire after 27 years of service.
 
Tom was hired by the Chamber in April of 1991, the same year that Germany introduced its iconic ICE trains. While the trains continue to serve the German public, Tom will retire after having led the chamber's highly regarded J-1 visa program - the key to thousands of transatlantic exchanges -- for over a quarter century.

Click here to read more.
GACC J-1 Exchange Visitors Continue Tradition of Volunteering at NYC Marathon
J-1 Exchange Visitors, sponsored by the GACC NY, joined more than 1,500 other J-1s as volunteers at TCS New York City Marathon, the world's largest marathon. The group of volunteer included students, interns, au pairs, and research scholars in the United States as part of the J-! Exchange Visitor Program.

The Exchange Visitors were the largest and most diverse group of volunteers at the marathon, comprising more than 14 percent of the total volunteers. Our GACC participants included Katharina Weigand and Ann Nguyed (pictured), who stood with other volunteers along the marathon route to provide water and moral support for more than 50,000 runners from some 150 countries. Several Exchange Visitors also ran in the Marathon.

The strong J-1 volunteer presence at the TCS New York City Marathon highlights the benefits that American citizens receive from State Department programs. International participants make concrete contributions to local communities across the United States, as they come together to contribute to the American spirit of volunteerism.
Upcoming Events
J-1 Visa 7 Immigration: Outlook and Updates for 2019
Wednesday Nov 28
NYC


Work Awesome & Inbox Awesome Conference New York
Thursday, Dec 6
NYC

STEP Pitch Night - December
Thursday, Dec 6
NYC

New Year's Reception & Luncheon with Dr. Emily Haber, German Ambassador to the US
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
NYC

German American Business Outlook 2019 (GABO
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
NYC
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: 

Our clients are looking for
  
The listings can be found on  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  visa@gaccny.com  and visit our website at  www.go-j1.com .
Trade Fairs
The largest construction industry event in Asia is coming up:  bauma CHINA , the most important gathering for the Asian construction-machinery industry. The show, in Shanghai from November 27-30, 2018, is the gateway for international enterprises into the Chinese market and for Chinese enterprises into the global market.

In 2016, the show attracted more than 170,000 visitors from 149 countries as well as 2,958 exhibitors from 41 countries, covering 3.2 million square feet of exhibition space at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Exhibition Sectors

Thanks to its extensive range of products and services, bauma CHINA serves all of the industry's decision-makers:
  • All around construction sites
  • Mining, extraction and processing of raw materials
  • Production of building materials
  • Component and service suppliers

Save time and  get your ticket  free of charge if you register in advance online or contact  Karen Vogelsang  for more information.
GACC NY Welcomes Our New Members
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Miscellaneous
59th Annual Quadrille Ball on January 26, 2019
The Quadrille Ball in NYC is a festive, annual highlight of the Germanistic Society of America, which awards scholarships to talented graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at US and German universities.
 
These stipends offer students the opportunity to study and conduct research across the Atlantic
 
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CONTACT

James Freeman T: +1 (212) 974-8855 | F: +1 (212) 974-8867 | E:  jfreeman@gaccny .com