Dialogue on this and other topics will begin during breakfast with guest speaker John Norris, Head of Wealth Management at Oakworth Capital Bank , and continue with a German Executive roundtable discussion to be moderated by AGCO Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Martin Richenhagen . The keynote luncheon will present insights from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. President and CEO Markus Shäfer.
Members of the GACC South will have the opportunity to vote for candidates vying for open seats on the Board of Directors. The results will be announced during a dinner reception at the conclusion of the day’s program.
Attendees can also look forward to meeting new GACC South President and CEO Martina Stegmeier , who will officially join the GACC South this March.
The majority of the day’s events are open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend the business program and network with members of the German-American business community. The program will be held at the Westin Huntsville, where group rates are available to those who would like to stay overnight and book early. Tickets, hotel information and all other information on the event will be available online in the coming week at www.gaccsouth.com.
Alabama’s international industries sector has grown tremendously in the wake of companies like Mercedes and Thyssen Krupp AG establishing homes there, with the former paving the way for other foreign manufacturing giants – Hyundai and Honda being just two examples – to settle in the state as well. The GACC South’s effort to foster the growth of the German-American business relationship not only in Alabama but all over the south is essential now more than ever, and we encourage everyone to be a part of these influential developments by joining us this spring.
More information about the event’s speakers, program and registration can be found online at www.gaccsouth.com.
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About the GACC South:
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States was founded in 1978 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the U.S. The GACC South is located in Atlanta, Georgia and serves the 11 Southeastern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Four local chapters have been established in Charlotte, NC, Greenville, SC, Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, as well as a branch office in Houston, TX, with a focus on the energy sector.
The GACC South is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German trade in the Southeastern US. It is part of an international network composed of 120 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 80 countries. The GACC South is one of the largest bi-national chambers in the United States.
Visit www.gaccsouth.com for more information about the chamber.