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German Economic Delegation Visits Boston, Philadelphia and NYC
From June 3-9 , a delegation from the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt traveled to the East Coast. Approximately 30 representatives from the science and economic sector, spearheaded by the Minister for Economy, Science and Digitalization Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, visited Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Saxony-Anhalt Delegation

The program, put together by the  Saxony-Anhalt Investment and Marketing Corporation and the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., included a welcome reception at the Gropius House outside of Boston in order to promote the "Bauhaus" anniversary in 2019, a Business & Science Forum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as a visit to the BIO International Convention in Boston. During a tour at Harvard's Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, a MoU was signed between Saxony-Anhalt's research center "STIMULATE" and the Martinos Center.
The next stop on the agenda was Philadelphia, where the delegation visited UPenn University's Pennovation Center and organized another Business & Science Forum at the University Science Center. During the Forum, attendees learned about Saxony-Anhalt as a prime business location within Europe and presentations and best practice examples from both German and US speakers offered a platform for discussion and knowledge transfer. After a tour of the Liberty Bell Center and the President's House in Philadelphia, Minister Prof. Dr. Willingmann met with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Robert Torres.
From left: Minister Armin Willingmann and GACC's VP Susanne Gellert signing the MoU with Prof. Dr. Christian Meisel and Dr. Antje Hoffmann of the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
During their time in New York, Minister Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann visited the Long Island office of the US subsidiary of the Saxony-Anhalt company Sonotec Ultraschallsensorik GmbH. The Minister and his delegation also attended the June STEP NYC pitch night, where several participants from the delegation signed MoUs with the GACC New York for the establishment of a cooperation on the mutual support of startups and entrepreneurs within the frame of the STEP USA Program. The MOUs were signed with Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg as well as the Technology and Founders Center with its Partners at Technology Park Weinberg Campus Halle (TWBC).

Apprenticeship Programs Gain Steam in New Jersey
At an Apprenticeship Forward event this month at the John Heldrich Center for Workforce
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
Development in New Brunswick, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the Garden state's new Apprenticeship Network. He also announced an upcoming roundtable for apprenticeships with the GACC and NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) to take place next month.

As a former ambassador to Germany, Governor Murphy explained that he experienced first hand the success of the German apprenticeship model and how it contributes to forming the backbone of a stable economy.

The Governor pointed out numerous other workforce initiatives, including NJ Place, which allows apprentices to earn college credits for their training, modeled directly after the German Duale Ausbildung.

Other speakers at the event included new CEO of Siemens USA Barbara Humpton and Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler. Ms. Humpton described Siemens' innovative Mechatronics training program, which is now active in nine states and has created a sustainable pipeline for jobs that only recently came into being.

The GACC manages a network of apprenticeships in 11 states, including New Jersey, connecting employers and giving young people exciting, sustainable career opportunities.

For more info, contact Matthew Allen

A Taste of Germany!
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the GACC NY organized a business delegation to the USA earlier this month for German companies from the food sector. The objective of BMEL's foreign trade promotion is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the German agri-food sector. 

As part of this three-day business trip to New York, four companies received comprehensive insights into the US food market through targeted presentations and individual business meetings with potential business partners and experts.

At the beginning of the week, during a morning briefing at the Orthodox Union in NYC, company representatives received valuable information about the US food industry, its legal framework and significant import regulations, key distribution structures  and specific cultural differences.

The tasting event took place on June 4 in the restaurant of the German Consulate General in New York. More than 80 participants attended the event, which offered companies the opportunity to present their products to numerous local players in the food industry and to connect with importers, distributors, buyers and restaurateurs. Over the next two days, the companies were accompanied on meetings with potential US partner companies.

German companies face particular challenges to successful entry into the US market. In addition to existing import regulations, they must navigate the complex distribution structure that, unlike in Germany, involves numerous agenices.

Click  here for more details.
EACC Events
Pitch Night

There were plenty of creative and imaginative new ideas at round three of the EACC #Pitch&Mix night. The European American Chambers of Commerce in New York brought together six European startups, startup enthusiasts and VCs for a night of Fintech/Cryptocurrency, networking and food tasting at innovative kitchen design center Poggenpohl on June 14. 

The "Pitch&Mix" events are hosted by the European American Chambers of Commerce to celebrate the EU tech scene, as well as to connect  with the broad inter-country network in NYC, where the hottest European startups are provided a platform to pitch and showcase their latest advances to a mix of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and young professionals. 

Pitching companies represented Germany ( 360T), Belgium ( Cashforce), Portugal ( James), Finland ( SPENT Money), Sweden (SprinkleBit ) and Britain ( TradeDuel)

Women in Leadership Series

New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul inspired a room filled with members and guests on how she is spearheading the Empire State's efforts to advance equality.
She is the highest ranking female elected official in New York State and was recently featured in the  NY Times. Lt. Govenor Hochul's insightful conversation with our group focused on her career achievements, challenges and thoughts on leadership. She also highlighted New York State's commitment to Foreign Direct Investment.

Spring Networking Event at Boat House

More than 400 int'l business professionals joined the GACC and members of the bi-lateral European American Chambers of Commerce last month for an evening of excellent networking opportunities at one of New York City's most iconic outdoor venues -  the Central Park Boathouse

Welcoming More New Startups

Seven German startups joined us in New York for our STEPNYC week during the beginning of June, at a one-week startup boot camp. We are happy to announce that. to date, more than 200  startups have participated in our German Startup and Entrepreneur Program (STEP) since it was launched in 2014. 

The week's highlight was a pitch night at SAP.iO, where our startups had the chance to profile their businesses and present concepts to our crowd of about 100 startup enthusiasts and VCs.

A warm welcome to the seven new statups:

Jungery (in Gruendung)

Forum Focuses on Women in Media
Another successful and our 8th Women in Business Forum, with a focus on Women in Media, took place earlier this month at the A.T Kearney Times Square location. 

Five incredible 
leading female executives and industry trailblazers, Joanna JordanChrista DowlingYrthya Dinzey-FloresChristina Wayne and Natascha Theis fascinated the crowd with stories about their personal lives and career achievements. The powerhouse panel with their varied backgrounds, discussed essential steps required for a strong and successful career and 
addressed challenges and solutions to navigating their career paths in media. 


Success Stories

Three of our recent STEPNYC alumni have won the German Innovation Award 2018 !!. It's a great example of how our STEP alumni achieve success with the support of the GACC!

Congratulations to:

2 . Jetlite , received an award in the category  Aviation & Maritime Technologies 

3.  HoloLight received an award in the category  Excellence in Business to Business- 

And kudos to two addtional of our startup alumni also recognized for greatness!

Ineratec GmbH has been nominated for Deutscher Gründerpreis 2018 in the category 'Startup'

Meanwhile, Advocado, a legal tech company closed their first Series A Round with GPS Ventures and a50 Ventures at 4.5 Mio. EUR

Click here  for a look at the success stories of the startups listed above as well as the stories of many other fascinating and innovative startups!

We encourge all future alumni to post your achievements with us as well!
Rheinland-Pfalz to New York City
September 16-21

We are excited to announce the first government-funded STEP USA trip to New York for 10 startups exclusively from the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany!

Upcoming Events
German American Offshore Wind Symposium
June 26
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Urban Tech Hub @ Grand Central, NYC

German and US-American representatives from the Offshore Wind industry will meet to discuss ways  to strengthen international experience transfer and collaboration between Germany and the US . The symposium will feature speakers from: NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management), the Governor's Offices from NY and NJ as well as ConEdison

Wirtschaftstag USA
July 25
Berlin, Germany

The German American Chambers of Commerce in cooperation with the DIHK will host Wirtschaftstag USA. The event is aimed at political representatives as well as at German companies that want to establish or expand            economic relations with the USA. The focus is on the exchange and discussion between representatives from politics and business.

Young Professional Prohibition and Speakeasy Tour
July 27
Nathan Straus Playground @ 134 Attorney Steet

We'll take you on an exclusive Prohibition and Speakeasy tour through New York City that will highlight the historical developments that lead to prohibition and include a walk through six of the best speakeasies, secret taverns and famous bars of the Lower East Side.

FC Bayern Returns to the US this summer

The German Bundesliga champions, including an A-list squad, executive board and club partners, will return to the United States for the Audi Summer Tour this July, playing two fixtures on the East coast in the International Champions Cup.

On Wednesday July 25, FC Bayern will take on record Italian champions, Juventus, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, with kick-off at 7:00pm EST.
Three days later, on Saturday July 28 at 7:00pm EST, the German giants will faceformer coach Pep Guardiola and English Champions Manchester City at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

FC Bayern's first team were last in the U.S. in 2016 when they played fixtures in Chicago, Charlotte and New York. In 2014 the team competed in the MLS All-Stars game in Portland.

The club opened its first international office in New York in 2014. Since then FC Bayern's following has grown from 13M to 27M, the number of official fan clubs have increased from 8 to a record 138 across 39 states and the U.S. social media followers have more than doubled. The club is dedicated to growing soccer both on and off the field through grassroots, institutional commercial and media partnerships resulting in year-round activation. 

To purchase tickets, please click here.

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Job Market
The GACC is currently looking for:
*             12-18 months Trainee Business Network & Events
Our clients are looking for:
*              NYC Navigator Relocation Services Intern
*              Wuersch & Gering: Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk
*             The Horizon Group: Corporate Banking Administrator
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

INTERFORST is the International key trade fair for Forestry and Forest technology with scientific conferences and special shows. What distinguishes their supporting program above all else? Diversity! Because it not only covers the many aspects of forest work - from seeding and mulching to the utilization of wood - but also integrates all target groups: business, science and politics. INTERFORST is about forestry in all its breadth.

Forestry 4.0 - Digitalization in the Forest Industry

Whether a forest is private or public, the optimization of silvicultural processes increasingly requires the integration of ICT solutions. This is a focal topic that will be comprehensively addressed  at INTERFORST 2018, not only at the exhibitors' stands, but also in the accompanying scientific congress, the forums and the special shows. The tradeshow will feature simulation of the development of the tree, including its conspecifics and the effects of different types of thinning on the stand structure and growth. 

Opportunities in data exchange between players in the timber processing chain also will be featured at the show, focusing on which concerns are justified and which are not. Click here for an overview of the Forestry 4.0 program here .
Buy your ticket online now for INTERFORST in Munich, Germany from July 18-22, 2018 and save up to 30%.

For more information please contact Ms. Lucia Juelke at the US Representative Office of Messe München at the GACC in New York.

Upcoming Trade Shows:

food & drink technology Africa, Johannesburg    
September 4 - 6, 2018

analytica Anacon India, Hyderabad                     
September 6 - 8, 2018
Security, Essen                                                 
September 25 - 28, 2018
electronica, productronica India, Bangalore         

September 26 - 28, 2018
EXPO REAL, Munich                                         
October 8 - 10, 2018
China Brew China Beverage, Shanghai               
October 23 - 26, 2018
drink technology India, Mumbai                          
October 24 - 26, 2018
electronica, Munich                                            
November 13 - 16, 2018

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