Newsletter March 2016


On February 24, the GACC West signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), which promotes a partnership between the two organizations to jointly strengthen and foster cleantech businesses on the West Coast. The MOU was signed by GACCNY CEO and President, Dietmar Rieg, and GACC West's Managing Director, Rene van den Hoevel, as well as LACI President, Fred Walti, and their VP of Partnerships, Michael Swords. Both organizations declared to mutually support events and partner not only to promote the cleantech sector but also foster German-American business relations within one of California's most promising markets. California holds the nation's most aggressive renewable energy goals. (Picture: GACCNY President & CEO Dietmar Rieg, LACI VP of Partnerships Michael Swords) 

STEP NYC Welcomes 7th Round of Startups

From Feb. 28 - March 4, STEP NYC, the GACC NY’s successful startup program, is welcoming another delegation of 15 promising young companies from Germany. It is taking place for the 7th time. Launched in late 2014, STEP NYC has brought over a total of 87 German startups so far, resulting in roughly 20 foundations of US subsidiaries. The next STEP NYC program is scheduled from June 5 – 10, 16. Contact Andrea Diewald or visit our website for more information. 

The GACC New York is pleased to announce this annual premier event. Once again, our 300 guests - GACC members, high-level representatives of German and U.S. firms and their guests - will come together to enjoy prime networking opportunities, new economic insight and a unique taste of German cuisine.
This year’s venue - Tribeca Rooftop - offers a memorable New York atmosphere. With the weather in our favor, the reception prior to the dinner will be held at the lavish terrace featuring a breath-taking view over the Big Apple. Information and registration



New Year's Reception and Luncheon 2016

1/13/16 | Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th Street | New York| Image Gallery


The GACC New York supports companies in recruiting skilled and multilingual personnel as well as applicants in finding permanent employment or internships in the U.S.

Add your resume to our Talent Network by sending us an email to talentnetwork(at) and check out our current listings

The GACC is currently looking for

  • an intern for Germany Trade & Invest 
  • an intern for Career Services
  • an intern/trainee for Recruitment and Career Services
  • an intern with the New York representative office of a German federal state 

Our clients are looking for:

  • an intern in Finance
  • Administrative Assistant

The German American Chamber of Commerce is also an official sponsor for J-1 visas in the categories of "Intern" and "Trainee" and can help you in obtaining your J-1 visa. Please contact us at and visit our website at


This month, we are featuring “The American Dream - US Visa Service GmbH” and it's the right address if you are looking for visa services! Receive a free initial visa consulting (120€ of value). The American Dream – US Visa Service is your reliable partner when it comes down to sending your employees to the United States. We offer a wide range of visa services. Since we are committed to the U.S. market you can trust us with the entire application procedure. We do what we know best exclusively for the U.S. – starting with visa consultation, via actual visa application and finally preparation for entry to the USA. We accompany businesses and their employees regarding U.S. visas, work permits, and entry regulations. See for yourself and try us.  For more information, visit our Member2Member website.


May - the Month of Modern Laboratory and Environmental Technologies in Munich

analytica 2016 - The 25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology brings together the entire laboratory community in science and industry in Munich, Germany from May 10-13. analytica’s unique exhibition profile unites all topics that pertain to modern analysis in research and industry. Every two years, over 1,100 exhibitors attract more than 35,000 visitors to the world's leading industry gathering. 

IFAT 2016 - the World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management and will take place in Munich, Germany from May 30-June 3. It is a place where visitors can find strategies and solutions for using resources in intelligent cycles in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation. IFAT boasts a high international presence and an impressive number of exhibitors and visitors. In 2014, 3,081 exhibitors from 59 countries showcased their innovations to over 135,200 visitors from 168 countries.

Upcoming Trade Shows

Essen Trade Fairs

Munich Trade Fairs

March 9 – 12
SHK Essen

April 6 - 10
Techno-Classica Essen

April 23 – 25
European Bridal Week

May 11 – 13
Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing China

May 12 – 14 
International Stamp Fair

May 17 – 20
Svarka/Welding in St Petersburg, Russia

May 24 – 27
REIFEN - # 1 in Tires

May 24 – 27
Rubbertech Europe  

March 15  – 17, 2016
electronica China

March 15-17, 2016
productronica China

March 15 – 17, 2016

April 6-7, 2016
LOPEC 2016

April 11-17, 2016
bauma 2016

May 10 – 13, 2016
analytica 2016

May 30 – June 3, 2016
IFAT 2016

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