SME Business Development Conference

The premier business development conference for small and medium businesses in the Southern U.S.

May 18 | Atlanta, GA | Omni at the Battery

About the Conference

The SME Business Development Conference mission is to facilitate a dialog in various areas such as digitalization, manufacturing, legal, workforce development, among other topics. The daylong conference brings the most relevant topics to today’s business leaders and focuses on stimulating new thoughts and inspiring action in times of information overload. The diverse agenda will offer your company the chance to advance your strategy and mission while also providing a unique networking platform to share views while building new relationships.

Since 2011, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. has been organizing and curating the SME Business Development Conference in cities across the Southern U.S. In 2020, we are excited to bring a new format of the conference to the heart of Georgia, one of America’s most relevant cities for international business in the southeast.




This conference is very important because it brings up issues that are top of mind for our mid-sized clients and also a great opportunity to meet new friends and broaden that network of people who serve this business community.

Jeff McCoy

JP Morgan Chase


Conference & Evening Reception Bundle

GACC South Member: $399
Non-Member: $475

Conference – Early Bird (Ends March 27)

GACC South Member: $299
Non-Member: $360

Evening Reception

GACC South Member: $120
Non-Member: $145


Curate your own experience by selecting a track of sessions that best matches your interests:

Innovation Track:

Robotics/Automation, Data Strategy and Its Impact on Predictive Marketing

Leadership Track:

Economic Outlook for 2020, Cyber Security: CCPA/GDPR

Workforce Development Track:

Capturing Youth Demographics, How to mitigate the skilled labor shortage

This conference is interesting for the German community specifically for companies moving to the southern region of the U.S. to learn how companies are establishing themselves, network by getting involved, because it is very different to how Germany operates.

Nic Roemer

Moxie USA



Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
2625 Circle 75 Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (843) 723-3000
Hotel Website

Special room rate of $219 per night expires on April 17, 2020.


We’ve crafted a suite of exclusive and unique offerings for your company to be prominently featured across the conference. Or we can work with you to tailor a targeted objective. Join us in becoming one of our sponsors in 2020!

Who to expect based on lasts year’s attendance:


CEO, President




Director, Attorney

One of the main reasons to the attend is access to other C-level executives that you normally do not get to cross paths with which could be potential customers or partners. As an executive in a company, I’m normally pinned to my desk most of the day.

Kirk Atkinson

Adah International, Inc.

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