Invitation to our 9th German-American Business Day on July 16th at Literaturhaus Munich

LITERATURHAUS
Salvatorplatz 1
München

 

 

We are happy to invite you to our 9th German-American Business Day. The topic of this daytime event is

THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS VS THE BUSINESS OF THE FUTURE

  • In the morning we will have several keynotes on the digital transformation of the global economy, with speakers from Germany, the US and Israel. Among them will be the Bavarian Minister of State for Digitalization, Georg Eisenreich.
  • After lunch we will present some videos produced by our interns. A few of them as well as one or two alumni will report about their experiences in short interviews.
  • In the afternoon, there will be a panel with several entrepreneurs with international business acitivities discussing various aspects of globalization and digitalization, one of the panelists will be Dr. Stefan Piëch, new Advisory Board Member of the Porsche SE.

We are very excited to host this event here in Munich and hope to have many participants from companies, universities and institutions in the transatlantic network.

Language: The conference will be held in a mixture of German and English – the morning in German and English, the panel discussion in the afternoon in German. The moderator is bilingual and an interpreter will be present.

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Interview at Atlantik-Brücke e.V.– June 15

At the end of the Berlin Get-Together trip, three of our interns had the privilege of being interviewed on the current state of the transatlantic relationship between the US and Germany, by Mr. Fehrenbach at the Atlantik-Brücke. Topics included: the transatlantic relationship in general, Western values and interests, Donald Trump’s impact on the USA and the world, the midterm elections, American domestic policy, NATO’s global role, trade conflicts regarding punitive tariffs, the consequences of digitization for employees, socio-economic problems within the US, and the fight against climate change after America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement.

The interview can be found at: https://www.atlantik-bruecke.org/interview-german-american-exchange/

Berlin Get-Together, June 14

We, as interns of the German American Exchange Program, had the great opportunity to visit Germany’s capital. We started our Berlin trip at the State Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia, where we were welcomed by Sieglinde von Wasielewski. She gave a presentation on the organization of government within Germany and led a discussion on how it compares to our own form of government. We also visited the Gedenkstätte Deutsche Widerstand and were able to learn more about the History of Berlin while standing in Stauffenberg’s former office. Our first day ended, the true German way – in a beer garden. We were accompanied by Dr. Alexander Freiherr von Aretin and his colleagues, from the law firm Graf von Westphalen, Berlin.

The next day, we had the honor of speaking with Mr. Peter Beyer, a Member of German Parliament and the Transatlantic Cooperation Coordinator at the German Bundestag. Mr. Beyer graciously answered all of our questions about what goes in the Bundestag on a day to day basis and also specifically what is currently happening in German politics. We ended our trip at the US Embassy, right alongside the Brandenburg Gate, where we had a Q&A with Foreign Service officer Rob Folley. We were accompanied throughout the trip by Mr. Robin Fehrenbach, a representative of the Atlantik-Brücke.

A special thanks to everyone who made this trip possible.

 

Welcome to the 2018 program round

Interns and representatives of host companies and GAE at the Welcome Ceremony at the MainAirportCenter at Frankfurt airport. Special thanks to our host FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH!

We are happy to welcome our interns for the 2018 program round! 22 interns of the German-American internship program are going to spend the next three months in 17 companies throughout Germany. We wish y’all a pleasant stay and great success in your internships!