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Early Bird Rate until Friday, February 13, 2015.


Southeast’s Third Forum for German Small & Medium Sized Enterprises

Monday, April 13, 2015 | Omni Charlotte Hotel | Charlotte, NC

We are happy to announce that our third “German Mittelstand - Southern SME Forum” will be held on April 13, 2015 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC. This business-specific event offers a platform to exchange ideas while building relationships with new business partners and offers the opportunity to gain insights on innovative business practices, in order to successfully strengthen your presence within the U.S. market.

The all-day business conference will feature engaging keynote speakers followed by informative workshops, panel discussions, and plentiful networking opportunities. Alongside the German Mittelstand - Southern SME Forum, the 2015 GACC South Board of Directors will be elected as part of our Annual General Meeting.

Registration online!
Early Bird Rate until February 13, 2015


Conference incl. Evening Reception (EARLY BIRD $245 - after $295)


Evening Reception only ($95)


Preliminary Agenda

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7:00 am



7:30 am

Breakfast with Keynote

8:30 am  

Workshops to Successfully Strengthen your Presence within the U.S. Market 

  • Effective Online Marketing & Social Media
  • Risk Management
  • Intercultural Competence

9:45 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am

Panel Discussion: The Future of Manufacturing

12:00 pm

Luncheon with Keynote

1:30 pm

Panel Discussion: The Southern US -
Gateway to Latin America

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm

Annual General Meeting
(for Members in Good Standing only)
Election of the Board of Directors and State of the Chamber Report

5:00 pm


5:30 pm

Evening Reception at the Ritz Carlton (across from Omni Hotel)
Announcement of Board of Director's election results 









This year's Southern SME Forum will be held at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC on Monday, April 13, 2015


Omni Charlotte Hotel

132 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: (704) 377-0400
Fax: (704) 347-4835

Make your reservation now! Call 1-800-843-6664
and mention the German American Chamber of Commerce

The special rates of $189 for a single/double room (plus applicable taxes and fees) will be available until Saturday, March 21, 2015.

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

 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is again part of the German Mittelstand - Southern SME Forum. During the AGM, members in good standing will receive the State of the Chamber report and will be able to elect the 2015 GACC South Board of Directors.

The Annual General Meeting is for members
in good standing only!


Register here

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Britta Lipke
Junior Events Manager
+1 (404) 586-6815

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