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GACC Partners with Community College of Alleghney for Kickoff of Dual Education Program in Pittsburgh  
On August 24th, our GACCPIT apprenticeship programs kicked off the college-based training at CCAC  (Community College of Allegheny College). 
Dietmar Rieg addresses CCAC students.

Eighteen students attended the launch/orientation at West Hills Center. They met with CCAC faculty and administrators, as well as GACC NY CEO Dietmar Rieg and Rachel Mauer, president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the GACC. Mauer developed the program with Debra Killmeyer, assistant vice president and dean, CCAC Workforce Development. Lead Mechatronics instructor Paul Blackford was also on hand for this event.

The students are  in the Mechatronics and Process Mechanic in Polymer Technology registered apprenticeship programs, representing eight companies: VEKA Inc., Rose Plastic, Pleiger Plastics, Ensinger, AUMA Actuators, Hennecke Inc, Almatis Inc, and MSA Safety
Paul Blackford highlights aspects of the CCAC apprenticeship program for Dietmar Rieg, Rachel Mauer and Traci Nelson,
Mechatronics is CCAC's signature automation systems program where students learn the integrated skills of supply chain, process technology, robotics/AI and electrical systems. CCAC also offers a credit program whereby apprentices can earn an associate degree in Mechatronics Technology in as little as two years.

EACC Pitch & Mix Spotlights Innovative Retail Tech Ideas
More than 90 guests and participants at  least 20 different nations filled the Spacesmith Office in Manhattan for an energetic session of innovation business pitches at the EACC Pitch&Mix night  hosted by the European-American Chambers of commerce earlier this month.

The event celebrated the EU tech scene and connected the broad inter-country network in NYC. It took place 
in a unique setting, where the hottest European startups had a platform to pitch and showcase their latest advances to a mix of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and young professionals. These pitch events aim to spark ideas, conversations and new connections around (the future of) European innovation.

Click here for info on the featured pitching companies.

East Coast Industry Forum to Focus on Advance Manufacturing & Workforce Development

The German American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Metro Hartford Alliance, will hold its annual  East Coast Industry Forum (ECIF). This year the ECIF will take place in Hartford, CT, and feature  Governor Dannel Malloy as keynote speaker.

The themes of the ECIF will be Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development. Connecticut is the location for modern manufacturing and innovative industries. As products have become more sophisticated, so have production methods. Factories are evolving into centers for cutting-edge technologies, high-tech informatics and digital solutions. As a result, manufacturers face the need for a new generation of specialized technicians with the skills and savvy to work with advanced processes in today's "smart" factories.

The ECIF will be a platform for representatives of business, government and education in Connecticut to come together and take action on these cutting-edge topics
GACC Career Services Ends Another Summer of Facilitating German-American Student Exchanges
During the summer of this year, GACC Career Services again successfully facilitated German-American student academic and internship initiatives. 
Students get feedback on their elevator pitches.

Under the title "University Relations" the GACC Career Services collaborates with universities and colleges throughout the US. 

For example Career Services supports the annual International Field Study Experience of Metropolitan College of New York. This is a week-long study trip for MBA students who every summer visit the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. The itinerary includes visits to banks, business development agencies and government entities.

As  part of the Ruhr University Fellowship, Ruhr students travel to New York in the summer to attend a week-long skills seminar organized by Career Services. Afterwards they spend six weeks at internships throughout Manhattan.

Career Services also collaborates with the German American Exchange in Munich to place US students at summer internships in Germany. In recruiting for this program Career Services visits universities in the Northeast such as Rutgers, NYU, Fordham, Middlebury, Lafayette, Temple, Wesleyan and UConn.
STEP USA is the GACC New York's own Startup & Entrepreneur Program which has taken place 17 times and comprises more than 200 alumni to date.

Launched in December 2014, the success of the STEP USA program is undeniable: Out of these 210 alumni, 44 German startups founded their own US subsidiaries and are now doing business with American customers regularly. In addition, 23 of these startups were able to secure substantial US venture capital investments.

STEP NYCSuccess Stories

Our STEP NYC alumni exemplify some of the most creative and innovative business that can be found.

Click here  for a look at their success stories. And we  encourage all future alumni to post your achievements with us as well!

We are delighted to see our STEP participant @eviscan featured on ARD TV @SWR program this month! EVISCAN is an innovative high-tech workstation that enables forensic experts around the world to detect, enhance and digitally preserve latent fingerprints and latent trace evidence. Watch the full video  here 

December 2 - 7

Change the way you think about your startup!
Emerge yourself into our 5-day Startup Bootcamp - Meet our community of industry experts, mentors and VCs that will  show you how you can successfully enter the U.S. market! Be prepared for inspiration, moments of success, deep learnings and the excitement of getting to know a whole new world of opportunities!

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Upcoming Events
EACC Fall Networking Boatcruise
September 27

It's that time of year again! The European 
American Chambers of Commerce (EACC) Fall Networking Boat Cruise is coming up. Join us and 350 professionals from all across Europe for a breathtaking sunset networking cruise on the Hudson River. Get your tickets now for this prime networking opportunity where you will enjoy a buffet dinner, an open bar and spectacular views while mingling with international executives.

Click  here for details and registration.

October 5- 7
Boston & Cambridge, MA

This year's conference comes at a critical time in transatlantic relations, as the US is redefining its international role and Europe is facing challenges of further integration.

With 80+ speakers and in 18+ panels, keynotes, workshops and a two-day innovation lounge, we will cover topics including:
  • security and defense
  • diversity and migration  
  • life science and technology
  • populism and democracy
  • future of work and trade
  • data protection
GACC discounts available at
  • student tickets: $40 instead of $50 with the code gac_friend_student
  • professional tickets: $130 instead of $150 with the code gac_friend_professional
Storage East Summit
October 16-17
Washington, DC

Infocast's inaugural event,  Storage East , will gather policymakers, market operators, utilities, and the entire storage value chain to provide definitive information on policies, programs, and procurement across the eastern interconnection. 

GACC members receive 10% discount when registering for this partner event (discount code: 184126)

Click here  for details and registration.
Roast Goose Gala Dinner & 
Newcomer of the Ye ar Award 2018
November 8

The Award  will be presented to a company that has stood out for its products and services, creative spirit and innovative approach. Each candidate has successfully identified and addressed a need in the US business market while maintaining the highest standards of quality and service as well as strong ties to Germany. This year's Roast Goose Dinner will feature presentations from the jury's top three finalists and announcement of the grand prize winner.

Click here for details and registration.
Job Market
The GACC is currently looking for:  
Our clients are looking for
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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
EXPO REAL the international trade fair for property and investment is rapidly approaching!

As the biggest B2B trade fair in Europe, EXPO REAL offers the ideal setting for efficient networking. In 2017 2,003 exhibitors showcased their products and services to 41,775 visitors on 688,890 square feet of exhibition space.

Benefit from the extensive opportunities for market orientation, discover new business partner and get educated at the At the EXPO REAL   conference.

North America Meeting Point

Visit our North America Meeting Point to meet with several US real estate companies out of a huge variety of different sectors at one single location. The North America Meeting Point is situated at a main intersection in Hall B1, Stand 430 directly off the main entrances to the trade fair.

Save time and purchase your discounted ticket  online now, or  contact  Vanessa Borchers  for  more information.

Upcoming Trade Shows:

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

GACC NY Welcomes Our New Members

WatchTime NYC 2018 Event
October 26 - 27

GACC members who are watch enthusiates and collectors can imerse themselves in the world of watches at this year's WatchTime event at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. GACC members will received $10 of admisssion by loging into our  member portal for discount codes.

GACC member  WatchTime   is  a highly regarded magazine published by  the   Ebner Publishing Group  of Ulm, Germany.

Ambassador Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig to be honored by the Leo Baeck Institute
On Tuesday evening, December 5th, the Leo Baeck Institute will honor Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig and Ms. Huberta von Voss-Wittig at its Annual Award Dinner. US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be introducing the Wittigs at the gala.
Ambassador Wittig is currently the German Ambassador to the United Kingdom after having served as the German Ambassador to the United States from 2014 until earlier this year. Huberta von Voss-Wittig is a noted German journalist, human rights advocate and book author.
The Leo Baeck Institute is proud to be honoring these two exemplary individuals and by attending this dinner you will have an opportunity to recognize their many contributions both in Germany and in the United States.
German companies doing business in the United States, and American companies doing business in Germany are encouraged to attend this very special evening in honor of the Wittigs which will be celebrating the Leo Baeck Institute's vital work.
Please contact Stephen Goldberg at the Leo Baeck Institute for more information at 212 744-6400 ext. 4 or
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