Dear Members and Friends,
German Business Matters - the new report released by our partners at RGIT in Washington, DC shows the German economy's impact on the US market by impressive numbers. Almost 700,000 Americans are employed by German subsidiaries in the United States, and over 40% of those are in manufacturing.

Equally as impressive was Germany Week, a thrilling festival of German-American friendship that drew 21,000 visitors to Daley Plaza in Chicago. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters of this unique showcase of the arts, business and culinary treats.

Our SME Forum welcomed executives from various industries across the Midwest. With business opportunities growing, the event provided a productive platform to gain hands-on advice on challenges in marketing, logistics, innovation and recruiting. See some impressions of the event here .

To foster connections at and beyond our events, we released our new event app. Explore what's happening at the German American Business Forum in Potsdam, Germany on Tuesday, June 4, in the brand new app and navigate our upcoming events on your mobile devices.

If you missed out on our big spring events, please note: Registration is now open for this year's German American Business Awards and Intelligent Enterprises Forum on Friday, October 11. With exciting new venues, mHUB and the beautiful Chicago History Museum, make sure to get your tickets early to enjoy an illuminating conversation on the future of industry and a glamorous night with our network. More information on the new program and the award applications will be released soon.

Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
May Highlights
Register now for our double header: German American Business Awards and Intelligent Enterprises Forum on Friday, October 11.
Our monthly Skills Newsletter keeps you up to date on all things apprenticeships across the US.
The Ins and Outs of Market Entry Strategies for the US
The German American Business Forum (DAWT) invites German businesses to explore all facets of the market entry process in a variety of panels and open discussions.

Business Luncheon June 5 - Schaumburg, IL
Changing Business Models: Real-Time Data in Industry
Jackson Bond, Co-Founder of relayr, reveals the effects of real-time data and predictability for the industrial equipment industry at our June Business Luncheon.

Wind Energy Business Conference June 18 - Chicago, IL
Clean Energy Industry Is Growing
Join the discussion on clean energy at the Wind Energy Business Conference and learn about future market developments, innovative technologies, and trends in the industry.

Family-Friendly Soccer Event
Enjoy your favorite sport with friends and family. Watch Chicago Fire play against Philadelphia Union live at our popular

News from the Skills Initiative
August 21-22, Troy, MI | October 21-25, Germany
Save the Date
Join our transatlantic apprenticeship initiative for companies, trainers and educators. Save the date for our workshop at Automation Alley in Troy, MI on August 21-22 and our delegation to Germany, October 21 -25.

Contact Stefanie Andrews for more information.
From Our Chapters
Calling All Car Enthusiasts
Join the Michigan Chapter June Networking event on Tuesday, June 18 and meet Rod Alberts, Executive Director at North American International Auto Show.

From our Recruiting Department
We Are Hiring
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.

Upcoming Events at a Glance

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

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Transatlantic News

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