April 26 | Houston, TX

A breakfast event where you will engage in a basic active shooter course plus an open discussion of how leadership can effectively mitigate some of the risks and effectively respond to the aftermath of an active shooter situation.
April 16 | Dallas, TX

Whether you are selling Nike in Düsseldorf or Adidas in Dallas or if you want consumers in Hanover to spread peanut butter on their toast or people in Houston to dip strawberries in Nutella—doing business across the Atlantic requires a deeper understanding of your target markets. We invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the steps to consider when marketing your products and services anywhere in the world. During this event, panelists will present a variety of approaches and models that will ensure your international investment is a success.
The SMEBizConf is for small and medium businesses who wish to learn about the latest techniques and resources available to grow or successfully manage a business and network with the German American Business Community in the Southern U.S.!

 Over 10 sessions and workshops presented by leading experts covering Economy, Leadership, Digital Transformation, Marketing, Innovation, People and Productivity, and a lot of new ideas.

Meet our speakers:
Pamela Evette
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina , will be our keynote speaker and kickoff the conference with a discussion on the growth of small and medium companies.
Nic Roemer, Moxie
How AI will Transform Every Aspect of Your Business We Know It
In this hands-on workshop, you will be able to try the 3D lenses Magic-Leap and test an AI Bot.
Hayden Taylor, University of California Berkeley will present a new form of 3D printing in his session: Opportunities and Challenges in Additive Manufacturing: Some Emerging Process Technologies.
For the complete lineup,  download the full agenda .
With 250+ attendees, 100+ organizations, 17+ speakers, the daylong conference brings together like-minded professionals from across various industries and provides a unique networking platform to exchange ideas while building new relationships.

Networking opportunities include:
Use the Event App to message other attendees and plan a meetup
Meet fellow attendees during Coffee Breaks and the Networking Lunch
Close the evening with a Networking Reception at Stars Rooftop Bar
Held at the Charleston Marriott hotel, we negotiated a Special Room Rate of $179 for conference attendees. Don't miss out, rooms must be booked by April 14th, 2019 .
If you are interested in speaking, showcasing your product or service, sponsoring a German American Business Dialogue, breakfast seminar, or lunch event please contact  Rochelle Jonson  at or 832-384-1208.
All GACC South Chamber members receive a 20% discount off all Open Enrollment Executive Education Programs. Please use the code GCC201920 when registering. Rice Business Executive Education custom programs are contextually designed to help organizations develop solutions to their most challenging problems. Learn more about Rice Business Executive Education. View the 2019 upcoming programs. For any questions surrounding the Partnership, please contact: Zoran Perunovic, Director, Executive Education, 713-348-3720 .
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