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111th Annual Membership Meeting, May 23-24, 2014, Düsseldorf


Greetings by the Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting 2014

Dear Members and Guests of AmCham Germany,

As Co-Chairs of the Planning Committee, we would like to cordially invite you to the 111th Annual Membership Meeting in Düsseldorf on the topic "Leadership for the Future". Here you will have the opportunity to hear top speakers from industry and government who will share their insights with us on ethical leadership and the future trends of tomorrow.

We hope  you will enjoy your visit to Düsseldorf and look forward to a successful Annual Membership Meeting.


Dr. Alexander Schröder-Frerkes & Reza Vaziri

Co-Chairs Annual Membership Meeting 2014

Personal Message

Message from the President

Dear Members and Guests of AmCham Germany,

Now in our 111th year of supporting the transatlantic partnership, AmCham Germany remains committed to many projects including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership  (TTIP) as well as innovation, leadership, and economic policy. 

We are greatly honored to have Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Hannelore Kraft, Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as keynote speakers.

I look forward to welcoming you to the 111th Annual Membership Meeting in Düsseldorf.

Yours sincerely,

Bernhard Mattes

President, AmCham Germany




Conference Hotel: InterContinental Düsseldorf, Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf

Please find the official invitation PDF here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Morning Program

10:00 am: Opening of the 111th Annual Membership Meeting / Business Meeting

10:00 - 11:15 am: Business Meeting with Election of Officers and Directors

11:15 - 12:15 pm: Panel Discusssion "Ethics and Leadership"


  • Angelika Huber-Straßer, Partner, KPMG, Munich
  • Dr.  Ingrid Hengster, Member of the Managing Board, KfW, Frankfurt/M
  • Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer, United Parcel Service, Atlanta, USA
  • Bruder Paulus Terwitte, Kapuzinerkloster Liebfrauen, Frankfurt/M
  • Dr. Friedrich Thelen, Journalist, Berlin

12.15 - 13:00 pm: Networking Buffet Lunch

 Afternoon & Evening Program

13:00 - 13:45 pm: Interactive Session with Alan Mulally, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, USA

13:45 - 14:30 pm: Speech and Discussion with Andrew N. Liveris, President, CEO & Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, USA

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30 pm: Keynote Speech on the Transatlantic Partnership by Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

NRW Reception and Gala Dinner

18:15 -19:00 pm: NRW Reception hosted by Hannelore Kraft, Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

19:00 -22:30 pm: Gala Dinner with Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker, Hannelore Kraft, Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Musical Interlude by Alliage Quintett

Event Partners

Event Partners

We kindly thank this year's event partners for supporting the 111th Annual Membership Meeting.

Speeches & Galleries

Speeches & Event Galleries

Chancellor Angela Merkel's keynote speech can be read PDF here.

To view photos from the Annual Membership Meeting 2014, please visit the event gallery here.



Press Coverage

Press Coverage

ZDF, "heute journal", 23. Mai 2014 - hier (ab Minute 00:07:11)

Handelsblatt, "EU und USA: Fortschritte bei Freihandelsgesprächen", 23. Mai 2014 -  hier

Die Bundesregierung, "Pressemitteilung: Mit Vorurteilen aufräumen", 23. Mai 2014 -  hier

Die Welt, "Autoindustrie wirbt für Freihandelsabkommen", 24. Mai 2014 -  hier

Wall Street Journal, "Ford-Chef setzt weiter auf Europa und Russland", 23. Mai 2014 -  hier

Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten, "Merkels Wahlkampf Endspurt: Keine weiteren Kompetenzen nach Brüssel", 23. Mai 2014 -  hier

Business Meeting

111th Annual Business Meeting

The 111th Business Meeting begins on May 23, 2014 at 10:00 am. Please note that only members have the voting right.

Downloadable documents:

To become a member, please contact Sibylle Wagner at  swagner(at)amcham.de



For further information, please get in touch with one of the following contacts:

Monika Kreutz
Manager, Events
T +49 30 288789-22

Mandy Elgner
Manager, Events
T +49 69 929104-30


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