2017 International Skills Conference

The International Skills Conference will take place in Atlanta on October 31, 2017. It aims to bring together Business Champions in Dual Apprenticeship Programs modeled after the German System with Business, Regional and State Leaders who are interested in solutions for large as well as small and middle-sized employers in order to grow a globally competitive, highly skilled workforce.

Some of the conference highlights include:

  • Evening Reception & Inauguration of the GACC South Skills Committee on October 30
  • Overview of the Skills Initiative in the United States
  • Information about and exchange with stakeholders of our innovative and industry-led programs
  • Field trips to West Georgia Tech College and Grenzebach Corporation
  • Optional: Volkswagen plant tour in Chattanooga, TN on October 30

Click here to view the full conference agenda.



Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Additional Program: Monday, October 30, 2017

Event Fee:

$185 for Conference Only
$215 for Conference + Volkswagen Plant Tour


to register please contact Rafaela Hadba


Disclaimer: For cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the event date, 50% of the event fee can be refunded. For cancellations received at any later time, no refund will be provided. Registrations are transferable. Attendance is possible only after payment is received.



Nicole Heimann

Director, Skills Initiative

Atlanta, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30305

  • A special room rate for conference attendees can be redeemed here until October 6, 2017