GACC South Hosts 22nd Annual Gala with Special Tribute to Brazil

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22nd Annual Gala

Nov. 13, 2017, Atlanta, GA -- The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Inc. (GACC South) hosted its 22nd Annual Gala on Nov. 11. The gala, which had more than 450 in attendance, is considered the social highlight of the year for the German-American business community in the South.

“This year, German companies continued investing heavily in the Southern region, adding jobs,” said Klaus Zellmer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GACC South. “The 22nd Annual Gala is an excellent opportunity to celebrate and reflect on strong and vibrant German-American business relations.” The gala paid tribute to the incredible efforts of the expansion and growth of Germany’s economic presence within the Southern region, and recognized the dedication of the GACC South’s community, partnerships and sponsors. The GACC South has hit some high marks over the past years including their continuous support and promotion of German vocational training. Last month, they held an International Skills Conference that focused solely on working toward solutions for employers to grow a globally competitive, highly skilled workforce in the United States.

“The United States are an indispensable business partner for Germany,” said Stefanie Jehlitschka, President and CEO, GACC South. “But so is Germany for the United States. Currently there are 4,700 German companies operating in the United States, generating 672,000 American jobs – so, our strong relationship is a win-win for everybody.”

Brazil was picked as the destination for this year’s gala – as it is an economic power house in Latin America and is a promising market for local and foreign companies in the South. The gala also supported an important cause, the SOS Children’s Villages in Brazil -- the world’s largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children. The gala held a silent auction raising $5,000. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the SOS Children’s Villages in Brazil.

About the GACC:

The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) with their main offices in Atlanta, Chicago and New York, as well as branches in Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, work together under the network of the German Chamber Network (AHKs). With approximately 2,500 members, an extensive international network, and their broad spectrum of activities and services the GACCs are the first choice when it comes to business between

the US and Germany. Additionally, the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis both the US administration and other international organizations based in Washington, D.C. and serves as a liaison office. AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which speaks for 3.6 million business enterprises in Germany and coordinates and supports the AHKs. The German Chamber Network (AHK) provides experience, connections, and services worldwide through over 130 locations in 90 countries.






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