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 Venue & Program 


6. Juni 2024

Hannover Convention Center

Messe Nord

Halle 19/20

(Arrival with Line 8)

More Details to follow.

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

12:20 PM

13:20 PM

14:20 PM

14:30 PM

15:30 PM

15:45 PM

16:45 PM

17:00 PM


Registration & Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction

  • Mark Tomkins, CEO, AHK USA-Chicago

  • Detlef Daues, Chairman of the Foreign Trade Committee of the IHK Hannover and Founder of the V-LINE Group

  • Matthias Amberg, Partner at Rödl Langford de Kock LLP & AHK USA-Chicago Chairman

Update from the USA / Current Business Opportunities in the USA

Opening Panel: US Open for Investment – A Gateway to New Opportunities after the IRA

Moderator: Dr. Christoph Schemioneck, President & CEO, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Washington DC, LLC

  • Dr. Robert Hermann, CEO, Germany Trade & Invest

  • Melanie Vogelbach, Head of International Economic Policy and Foreign Trade Law, DIHK

  • Antje Abshoff, President, Council of American States in Europe


Company Panel: German Companies in the USA – Best Practices Moderator: Mark Tomkins, President and CEO, GACC Midwest

  • Erik Eifert, Vice President Global Sales, Janitza electronics GmbH

  • Daniel Zimmer, Senior Director, Head of Engagement, SAP Labs US

  • Manja Greimeier, EVP, Head of Business Area OE Tires, Continental

U.S. State Pitches

Moderator: Sara Franke, Germany Office, AHK USA
Iowa, JobsOhio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama



Lunch Break & Networking


Workshops/Panels, Session 1 (2 Parallel Workshops, 60 minutes each) – 4 Companies per Panel

Legal Framework for Entering the US Market

Moderator: Susanne Gellert, President & CEO, GACC New York

  • Jaan Brunken, Co-Founder and General Manager, Wingfield GmbH

  • Matthias Amberg, Partner, Rödl Langford de Kock LLP

  • Nicolas Abé, CEO, LANCO GROUP GmbH

  • Maximilian Conrad, Legal Advisor, Statista Group

Success Strategies for German Companies in Manufacturing and Logistics Moderator: Jona Rowold, Director, Consulting Services, GACC Atlanta

  • Stefan Schäfer, CEO, Expectus GmbH

  • Christoph Wesner, Head of Sales Americas, WAGNER Group GmbH

  • Christoph Lienemann, Managing Director, PEM Motion



Short Coffee & Networking Break


Workshops/Panels, Session 2 (2 Parallel Workshops, 60 minutes each)

Futures Leadership (Future Literacy) with a Focus on Developing an AI Strategy

Moderator: Mirko Wutzler, Vice President, Delegation of German Industry in San Francisco

  • Sabine Remdisch, Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Psychology & Head of the Institute for Performance Management, Leuphana University Lüneburg


Marketing and Sales in the USA: Opportunities and Challenges in a Digital World

Moderator: Gerrit Ahlers, Vice President & Director of Consulting Services, GACC Midwest

  • Stefan Leitz, Director of Global Business Development & Sales, Cherry Digital Health

  • Nina Berger, Managing Director, Peakboard America

  • Frank Petrolli, Vice President of Strategic Market Development & Managing Director, Plasmatreat USA, Inc.

  • Nur H. Nezir, Managing Director, ABRAMS Industries Inc.

Short Coffee & Networking Break

Unlocking International Market Opportunities: Strategies of Sports Clubs to Expand Their Fanbase, Sponsorship, and Merchandise Opportunities by Enhancing Transatlantic Relationships

Moderator: Gerrit Ahlers, Vice President & Director of Consulting Services

  • Annika Bahl, Director of Government & Public Affairs, WILO SE

  • Benedikt Scholz, Director of Internationalization & Commercial Partnerships, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA


Happy Hour with Networking

End of the Event

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