Annual Membership Meeting

The 113th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting took place on April 29, in Leipzig.

AmCham Germany's Annual Membership Meeting constitutes the highlight of each year's calendar of events. The Annual Meeting, in addition to offering the chance to hear leading speakers from government and industry, provides unique opportunities for members to meet, discuss common issues and learn from one another.

The Annual Membership Meeting took place on April 29, in Leipzig. This year's motto was "Driving Digital Transformation with Your Workforce and Customers – Transatlantic Success Stories."

AmCham Germany would like to thank all supporters, speakers and guests for making this year’s Annual Membership Meeting such a success. We hope to see you next year in Frankfurt on May 19, 2017!

Pictured above: Kathleen B. Fish, Chief Technology Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company
More pictures in our event gallery

113th Annual Membership Meeting

Program

The 113th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting took place on April 29, in Leipzig.

This year's motto was "Driving Digital Transformation with Your Workforce and Customers – Transatlantic Success Stories.

AmCham Germany would like to thank all supporters, speakers and guests for making this year’s Annual Membership Meeting such a success. We hope to see you next year in Frankfurt on May 19, 2017!

View here the detailed Program for the 113th Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Hotel: The Westin Leipzig, Gerberstr. 15, 04105 Leipzig

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Daytime Conference and Membership Meeting

Speakers:

Keynote Speech by Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Welcome Address by John B. Emerson, US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany & Honorary President, AmCham Germany

Speeches & Discussion
“How to Drive Digital Innovation: People First”
Philipp Justus, Managing Director, Google Germany

"Disruptive Thinking – the Way to Successful Implementation"
Dr. Johannes Voigtsberger, Head of Production Electrical Vehicles, BMW Group Plant Leipzig
Kathleen B. Fish, Chief Technology Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company

“Providing the Starting Point for Future Innovations”
Prof. Markus Gross, Director, Disney Research Zürich & Director, Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zürich

Panel Discussion "How Digitization Transforms the Way We Work – A Glimpse Into the Future"
Prof. Rodney Brooks, Chairman, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Rethink Robotics; Catharina van Delden, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer,  Innosabi; Dr. Christian P. Illek, Board member for Human Resources, Deutsche Telekom AG; Kate Johnson, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital; Eric Weber, Managing Director & Co-Founder, "SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator."
Moderated by Frank Riemensperger, Executive Vice President, AmCham Germany

To view the Membership Meeting documents, please use your AmCham Germany username and password to log in.

Registration

The 113th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting took place on April 29, in Leipzig.

Accommodations

The Westin Leipzig
(Conference Hotel)
Gerberstr. 15
04105 Leipzig
T + 49 341 988-1075
F + 49 341 988-1229
E reservations(at)westin-leipzig.com

Leipzig Marriott Hotel
Am Hallischen Tor 1
04109 Leipzig
T 49 341 9653-127
F 49 341 9653-999
E leipzig.marriott(at)marriotthotels.com

Steigenberger Grandhotel
Handelshof Leipzig
Salzgäßchen 6
04109 Leipzig
T 49 341 350581-0
F 49 341 350581-888
E reservations(at)leipzig.steigenberger.de

Radisson Blu Hotel
Augustusplatz 5–6
04109 Leipzig
T 49 341 2146-877
F 49 341 2146-847
E reservations(at)radisson-leipzig.com

Event Gallery

Photos of the 113th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting in Leipzig can be found here:

Full-length speeches from the 113th Annual Membership Meeting on April 29, 2016 in Leipzig can now be viewed on AmCham Germany's YouTube Channel.

The following speeches are available in their entirety:

 Also, make sure to watch our event film for more impressions from this year's meeting.

Event Film 2016

Full-length speeches from the 113th Annual Membership Meeting on April 29, 2016 in Leipzig can now be viewed on AmCham Germany's YouTube Channel.

The following speeches are available in their entirety:

Panel Discussion: "How Digitization Transforms the Way We Work"

Speech by Philipp Justus, Google Germany

Speech by Brigitte Zypries, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Speech in German)

Speech by Dr. Johannes Voigtsberger, BMW Group Plant Leipzig (Speech in German)

 Also, make sure to watch our event film for more impressions from this year's meeting.

112th Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Hotel: Grand Hyatt Berlin, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, 10785 Berlin

Detailed Program for the 112th Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, May 8, 2015 - Daytime Conference and Membership Meeting "Digital Transformation - New Opportunities for Transatlantic Partnership"

Confirmed Speakers:

Keynote Speech by Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy;

Speeches & Discussion
Julia Jäkel, Chief Executive Officer, Gruner + Jahr

Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of V-Day: "Was den Westen im Inneren zusammenhält"
Professor Dr. Heinrich August Winkler

Panel Discussion "The Digital Disruption of Business Models"
Roland Boekhout, Chief Executive Officer, ING-DiBa AG; Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Chairman of the Executive Board, Continental AG; Mike Feldman, President, Large Enterprise Operations, Xerox Services; Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, President, acatech; Neela Montgomery, Member of the Executive Board, Otto Group; Niklas Östberg, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Delivery Hero  Moderated by Frank Riemensperger, Executive Vice President, AmCham Germany

To view the Membership Meeting documents, please use your AmCham Germany username and password to log in.

Event Gallery

Photos of the 112th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting in Berlin can be found here:

Event Film 2015

Event Film Series "Stimmen zur Digialisierung"

111th Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Hotel: InterContinental Düsseldorf, Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf

Detailed Program for the 111th Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, May 23, 2014 - Daytime Conference and Membership Meeting "Leadership for the Future"

Speakers:

Keynote Speech by Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Speeches & Discussion
Alan Mulally, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Andrew N. Liveris, President, CEO & Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company

Hannelore Kraft, Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Panel Discussion "Ethics and Leadership"

Angelika Huber-StraßerPartner, KPMG; Dr. Ingrid Hengster, Member of the Managing Board, KfW; Teri Plummer McClure, Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer, United Parcel Service; Bruder Paulus Terwitte, Kapuzinerkloster Liebfrauen, Frankfurt
Moderated by Dr. Friedrich Thelen, Journalist

To view the Membership Meeting documents, please use your AmCham Germany username and password to log in.

Press Coverage 2014

ZDF, "heute journal", 23. Mai 2014

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

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

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

Event Gallery

Photos of the 111th AmCham Germany Annual Membership Meeting in Düsseldorf can be found here.

110th Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Hotel: Hilton Munich Park, Am Tucherpark 7, 80538 München

Detailed Program for the 110th Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, June 7, 2013 - Daytime Conference and Membership Meeting "Growth through Innovation"

Confirmed Speakers:

Keynote Speech by Peter Altmaier, MdB, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Martin Zeil, MdL, Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Bavarian Minister for Economy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

Panel Discussion "Energiewende: Risks and Opportunities for Business in Germany"

Ralf Brinkmann, President & Chairman of the Board, Dow Deutschland Inc.; Robert J. Koehler, Chairman/CEO, SGL Carbon SE; Dr. René Umlauft, CEO, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE; Dr. Michael Weinhold, CTO, Siemens Energy
Moderated by Gabor Steingart, Publisher, Handelsblatt

To view the Membership Meeting documents, please use your AmCham Germany username and password to log in.

109th Annual Membership Meeting

Conference Hotel: Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, An der Alster 72-79, 20099 Hamburg

Detailed Program for the 109th Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, May 11, 2012 - Daytime Conference and Membership Meeting "The Future of Transatlantic Trade"

Speakers:

Keynote Speech by Olaf Scholz, Erster Bürgermeister der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Fritz Horst Melsheimer, Präses Handelskammer Hamburg

Staatsrat Wolfgang Schmidt, Bevollmächtigter beim Bund, bei der Europäischen Union und für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

James A. Firestone, Corp. Executive Vice President & President, Corporate Operations, Xerox Corp.

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH

H.E. Philip D. Murphy, US Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Commissioner Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade

To view the Membership Meeting documents, please use your AmCham Germany username and password to log in.

Monika Kreutz

Manager, Events

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Mandy Elgner

Manager, Events

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