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 venue & program 

June 22 2017 | Dusseldorf

 

Industry Club Düsseldorf

Elberfelder Strasse 6
40213 Dusseldorf

For directions see here.

You can find an overview of hotels close to the event locationhere.

agenda

8:30   Registration & Breakfast

9:00   Begrweeding

  • Caroll H. Neubauer, Chairman of the German American Chambers of Commerce of the US (GACCs)

  • Andreas Schmitz, President, Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Düsseldorf

9:10   Keynote

  • dr Herbert Jakoby, Head of the Foreign Trade Department, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, SMEs and Crafts, North Rhine-Westphalia

 

9:20   Ero.fOpening Panel: Transatlantic Relations 4.0

Moderator: Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief, Handelsblatt Global

  • Thomas Geisel, Lord Mayor, state capital Düsseldorf

  • Michael R. Keller​, US Consul General, Consulate General Düsseldorf

  • dr Walter Maisel,President & CEO, KOSTAL North America, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors of GACC Midwest and Chairman & President of GACC Midwest's Michigan Chapter

  • dr Lutz Raettig, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Morgan Stanley Bank AG

  • Frank Sportolari, President UPS Germany;VicePresident, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany eV

 

10:50   Coffee break

11:15   Future Report: Wirtschaft 4.0

  • dr Vera Demary, Head of the Competence Field Structural Change and Competition, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln eV

11:30   Future Report: Energy

  • dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council

11:45   Panel: Energy

Presenter: Dr. Jan Fritz Rettberg, Competence Center for Electromobility, Infrastructure & Networks,

Technical university Dortmund

  • Ekaterina Grigorjeva, Energy and climate policy officer, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie eV

  • dr Stefan Hardt, Managing Director MeteoViva GmbH

  • dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council

  • Robert Werner, Managing Director, Heindl Energy GmbH

Networking

14:00   Market entry workshops (75 min.) - Block 1

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Sales development USA

Moderator: Mark Tomkins, GACC Midwest

  • Rainer Aits, Managing Director, P3 group

  • dr Friedrich-Hans Grandin, CEO, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH

  • Weishaupt America Inc. 

  • Werner Streich, Sales Manager | Business Development, SCHAEFFLER Engineering GmbH

Legal framework & risks

Moderator: Susanne Gellert, GACC New York

  • Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity GmbH

  • dr Stefan Hardt, Managing Director, MeteoViva GmbH

  • dr Matthias Rauhut, Managing Director, DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE GmbH & Co. KG

  • dr Michael Tal, Managing Director, BusyLamp GmbH

Startups 4.0 - The old guy & the new guys

Moderator: Rene van den Hoevel, GACC West

  • Konrad Augustin, Investment Director & Head of E.ON SCI US, E.ON Innovation / Strategic Co-Investments

  • Amadeo Gaigl, CEO & Co Founder, Bohème Digital GmbH

  • dr Christian Heinrich, CFO & Founder, scoutbee GmbH

  • Maximilian P. Wagner, CEO, SMS digital GmbH

15:15   coffee break

15:45   Market entry WORKSHOPS (75 min.) - Block 2

Sales development USA

Moderator: Mark Tomkins, GACC Midwest

  • Rainer Aits, Managing Director, P3 group

  • dr Friedrich-Hans Grandin, CEO, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH

  • Weishaupt America Inc. 

  • Werner Streich, Sales Manager | Business Development, SCHAEFFLER Engineering GmbH

 

Legal framework & risks

Moderator: Susanne Gellert, GACC New York

  • Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumulocity GmbH

  • dr Stefan Hardt, Managing Director, MeteoViva GmbH

  • dr Matthias Rauhut, Managing Director, DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE GmbH & Co. KG

  • dr Michael Tal, Managing Director, BusyLamp GmbH

Initial and continuing education

Moderator: Stefanie Jehlitschka, GACC South

  • Freya Lemcke, Vice President, RGIT

  • Sebastian Patta, Managing Director Human Resources and Organization, SITECH Sitztechnik GmbH

  • Peter Riehle, President & CEO, Wittenstein North America

  • Andy Stecher, President/CEO, Plasmatreat North America

17:00   Networking reception

18:30   End of the event

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