Dear Members and Friends,
The latest AHK World Business Outlook shows the world economy is lacking dynamism and trade disputes have the potentia l to slow down investment by German companies in the US. The transatlantic trade and investment relationship remains vitally important. During his trip last week, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier advocated for closer cooperation in apprenticeships, innovation, and trade – all key topics for our work.

The 2019 German American Business Awards will celebrate excellence in transatlantic business and honor companies for their outstanding achievements in Innovation, Services, and Economic Development. Apply or nominate a company for one of our awards and join us in supporting German-American business.

If you are looking for more casual ways to connect with our network, b ring friends, family, and co-workers to our WI Chapter’s German Fest Reception on July 26 and enjoy German culture at one of the biggest German festivals in the US. Or, if you can't get enough of soccer euphoria after the US Women's World Cup win, join our GACC Soccer Social on August 17 and enjoy one of our favorite summer social events. Get your ticket before they sell out.
Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
July Highlights

What's new in our skills department? Find out how to recruit skilled workers for you business in our July Skills Newsletter.

Share your expertise at our Intelligent Industries Forum at mHUB in Chicago on Friday, October 11.
Would you like to reach a network of over 6,000 decision-makers across diverse industries in the US and Germany?

Be featured as an advertiser in our upcoming Special Publications
  • Logistics: Opportunities in the US
  • Industry 4.0: Business of the Future
All submissions to our special publications will also appear in our signature publication, the GACC Midwest Report.

View our advertising options now and grow your visibility.
Dr. Fabian Gaus, CFO of our member Innogy Renewables, will share his perspective on how to be successful in the US energy market at our Business Luncheon on August 7.

Enjoy your favorite sport with friends and family. Watch Chicago Fire play against Philadelphia Union live from our private rooftop area at our popular Soccer Social event.

Learn about the automotive industry in Mexico, meet experts and market players and connect with the business network in Mexico at the GACC South Automotive Delegation.

This workshop will explore the possibilities of apprenticeships in the world of industry 4.0 and where workforce development is headed.

News from Our Chapters

Join the WI Chapter's annual German Fest Reception on July 26 at one of the largest German festivals in the US.

Join the CO-Chapter for a tour through this community-driven non-profit food distribution hub
Are you ambitious and motivated to work in transatlantic business? Join our team and support us in our mission to promote transatlantic relations between Germany and the US.

Get your tickets for our double-header on October 11!

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To Our New Members: Willkommen!
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GACC Midwest manages this industry-driven approach to apprenticeships by the MI Talent Investment Agency.
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