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AmCham Germany in Hamburg and Northern Germany

As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg’s business community boasts a dynamic and strong relationship with America. 126 U.S. companies are currently located in Hamburg and 28 of them are listed on the 2009 Fortune 500. In 2008, Hamburg/U.S. trade volume totaled 5.2 billion Euros. Likewise, 216 companies from Hamburg employ approximately 17,000 people in the U.S., bringing with them some 4.3 million Euros in investment.

With the largest port in Germany and the second-largest in Europe, the port of Hamburg is deservedly called Germany’s “Gateway to the World”. 9.7 million containers were handled in Hamburg in 2008 contributing to the city’s total U.S trade imports of €3.8 billion.

Hamburg is also the entrepreneurial heart of Germany. With 13.3 new businesses for every 10,000 inhabitants, Hamburg has by far the highest new-business start-up ratio of all of Germany’s federal states and is one of the leading locations for business angels and venture capital in Germany.

With Hamburg as a central hub location, our American Chamber of Commerce activities reach beyond to other cities in northern Germany with regular events in Bremen, Rostock and Schwerin.

View our investment region spotlight on Hamburg in the October 2009 issue of commerce germany PDF here.

Learn more about AmCham: What can AmCham do for you?

Click here to view a video of Hamburg.

Events in Hamburg

To view the Chapter's upcoming events, please see the event calendar.

Past Events

New Year's Reception 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014

Greeting by
Nancy L. Corbett
Consul General

Keynote by
John B. Emerson

US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Consulate General of the United States, Alsterufer 27/28, 20354 Hamburg

Picture Gallery

Thanksgiving Dinner 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Keynote by
René Schuster

CEO, Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG

A New Digital Landscape – How the Mobile Internet is Transforming our Business World

Park Hyatt Hamburg, Bugenhagenstraße 8, 20095 Hamburg

 Picture Gallery

SummerNight Dinner 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Keynote by
Dr. Theodor Sommer

Editor-at-Large, Die Zeit

Germany and America: Enstrangement, second wind or muddling through?

Le Royal Méridien, Room Blankenese, An der Alster 52-56, 20099 Hamburg


Executive Forum
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Speech by
Professor Peter Wippermann

Trend Researcher and Communication Designer

Spielregeln der Netzgesellschaft: Strategien für die Wirtschaft

AmCham Breakfast Forum
Wednesday, May 25, 2013

Speech by
Eberhard Brandes
CEO, WWF Deutschland

The Reconciliation Between Ecology and Economy? How the cooperation of WWF and companies can help to improve the world?

Latham & Watkins LLP, Warburgstraße 50, 20354 Hamburg


 Photo Galleries of Past Events

Meet a member

Nicholas R. Teller
CEO of E.R. Capital.

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Start-up and small business support in Hamburg

Thinking of starting your own business? AmCham also has resources to help you find your way around Hamburg as a small or medium sized business owner.

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Hamburg and Northern Germany Regional Committee Chair

Dr. Henning C. Schneider

Latham & Watkins LLP
Attorneys Rechtsanwälte
Warburgstraße 50
20354 Hamburg

T +49 40 4140-30
E henning.schneider(at)


Concept / content: Jodi Gentilozzi, Hamburg
Concept / content: Josh Brazil, Hamburg

Photo credits

Photo header left: / M. Zapf
Photo header right: / M. Brinckmann
Photo content top: / K.-U. Gundlach

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Unternehmensgruppe Tengelmann
Unternehmensgruppe Tengelmann

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