Dear Members and Friends,
The US is a hotspot for German investment, placing number one in target countries for German M&A deal-makers, according to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA). In this dynamic business climate, GACC Midwest is excited to launch our new M&A Brochure to support our network across the globe.

One partner aiding us in this mission here in the Midwest is the new German Consul General , Wolfgang Mössinger, who visited our office this month to discuss future cooperation with our President & CEO, Mark Tomkins. On a global scale, the German Chambers Abroad network is excited to strengthen its cooperation with the DAAD to promote German-American relations .

We are eagerly awaiting the biggest celebration of our unique international network at the 2019 German American Business Awards at the Chicago History Museum. Award applications are now closed - this year we received our most applications ever! Be sure to s nag your tickets now, since early bird registration closes on August 30. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners, then come celebrate with us and connect with C-level executives from the German-American business community's star players.

On Saturday, our annual Soccer Social event gave guests the chance to network over a Chicago Fire game featuring German Fußball legend Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Missed the event but want to stay connected? Stop by one of our offices and say hello, attend a business event or our upcoming webinar on employment visas, or check out our newest German American Trade Magazine.
Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
August Highlights

What's new in our skills department? Read the latest apprenticeship news in our August Skills Newsletter .

Share your expertise on Artificial Intelligence and beyond at our Intelligent Industries Forum at mHUB in Chicago on 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 in our upcoming 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.
Grow your network and discover new strategies at our Business Luncheon on September 4, where David Nissen, Managing Partner at PFK Mueller, will speak about managing change .

We'll recap our past programs and bring together the transatlantic knowledge we've collected over the past four years at the Transatlantic Agricultural Dialog Capstone Forum on September 23 .

Make new connections, generate business leads, and dance the night away at the 2019 German American Business Awards on October 11.

Early bird registration ends August 30! Buy your tickets now.
Join us at mHUB in Chicago for key takeaways on Artificial Intelligence for Core Business Processes and New Business Models. Members join for free - we encourage you to bring a business partner to explore innovation in automation with our network.

Discuss apprenticeship-focused workforce development solutions with leaders from the US and Germany at our workshop, High-Tech Apprenticeships for an Industry 4.0 World , at Automation Alley in Michigan on August 21.

Explore the relationship between apprenticeships and Industry 4.0 as y ou tour the advanced manufacturing landscape in Germany. Join us and network with industry leaders and apprenticeship specialists during a study trip to Germany from October 21-25.

Address the most pertinent questions in AgTech at our CO Chapter's German American Agricultural Technology Symposium on September 19.

Network with the German-American business community over golf at the MN Chapter's best ball sc ramble in Lakeville, MN o n September 16.
We are looking for a new Director, Membership Engagement & Events, to support us to grow and engage with our diverse membership network and strengthen transatlantic relationships and trade.

Apply today to support our growing German-American business network.
Sascha focuses on ICATT Apprenticeship Program operations, German-American relationships, and developing new apprenticeship profiles. He comes to the Midwest from Malaysia, where he led the Dual Vocational Training Department at the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce.

E-mail Sascha at, or call him at +1 (312) 644-0738.
David brings together key players from the German and American markets to encourage transatlantic exchange. He previously worked as a Monetary Policy Expert in the German banking industry.

E-mail David at , or call him at +1 (312) 561-9791.
Transatlantic News

  • We are supporting the Chicago Blackhawks with a special Oktoberfest celebration at the United Center before the preseason games on September 18, 21, and 25.
Licensed to process apprenticeship program certifications to German standards in the US.
GACC Midwest manages this industry-driven approach to apprenticeships by the MI Talent Investment Agency.
German American Chamber of Commerce ®  of the Midwest, Inc. - GACC Midwest
 Nils Schaede
 Director, Marketing & Communications
 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1425 | Chicago, Illinois 60654-4714
 Tel.: (312) 494-2169 | Fax: (312) 644-0738