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Monday, May 6, 2019 | Charleston Marriott | Charleston, SC


Be inspired by and learn from renowned CEO’s, entrepreneurs and innovators at our annual SME Business Development Conference. Focusing on the issues most relevant to today’s business people, the event aims at encouraging a new thinking approach and inspiring action in times of information overload.

The daylong conference brings together like-minded professionals from across various industries and provides a unique networking platform to exchange ideas while building new relationships.

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Conference incl. Evening Reception: $350 (Early Bird Price)

Evening Reception only: $95

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Monday, May 6





Breakfast Keynotes:

Governor McMaster, Governor or Secretary of Commerce (TBC)
Anita Zucker, Chairwoman and CEO InterTech Group



3 consecutive Breakout Sessions


  • Successful market entry and expansion in the U.S.
  • How to manage a PR Nightmare
  • Industry 4.0 – The Future of Manufacturing
  • Chances and Risks of 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping

Further topics (TBA)




Exhibitors will showcase and pitch their product or company in front of a panel.



2 consecutive and interactive Workshops


  • Perspectives on the Future of Global Economy
  • Building a Generation Z workforce

Further topics (TBA)



Closing Keynote:

Carol Campbell, Managing Director Consumer Insight, Delta



Evening Reception at Stars Rooftop

Enjoy the sunset on the rooftop at one of Charleston’s prominent streets while networking and enjoying delicious drinks and appetizers.

Address: 495 King St, Charleston, SC 29403


Tuesday, May 7



DB Schenker Port Tour (TBC)

This year's SME Business Development Conference will be held at the Charleston Marriott hotel in Charleston, SC on Monday, May 6, 2019

The GACC South has negotiated a Special Room Rate at the Charleston Marriott in the amount of $179 for conference attendees, if you book by April 14th, 2019. To redeem this rate, book your room through the GACC Guest Website.

Charleston Marriott

170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone: (843) 723-3000
Hotel Website

Phone: (704) 377-0400
Concierge: EXT. 1778



Stephan Scheibe

Customer Relationship Manager

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

(404) 586-6810
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