Annual Membership Meeting

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This year's 117th Annual Membership Meeting will take place on April 29 - 30, 2020, in Munich.

Munich and its surrounding area are known to be the economic heart of Bavaria and are home to a mixture of large companies, SMEs, start-ups, and traditional skilled crafts. Bavaria itself is one of the strongest economies within Germany and also one of the top regions in terms of forecasted growth and innovation. Munich’s prosperity stems from a resilient mixture of diverse industry sectors ranging from technology, media, and finance to automotive engineering and insurance. How companies are transforming their business models for a digital and sustainable future will be at the heart of our discussion. We chose the topic of the event accordingly: Harnessing the Future: The Transformation of Business Models.

We hope to see as many members and guests as possible at our upcoming Annual Membership Meeting!

 

117th Annual Membership Meeting in Munich

April 29, 2020

Location: BMW Group Classic | Moosacher Str. 66 | 80809 Munich


19:00 - 22:30
Opening Dinner

There will be a bus shuttle to and from the dinner.

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April 30, 2020

Location: Accenture Industrial IoT Innovation Center | Schleißheimer Str. 93B | 85748 Garching / Munich


09:30 - 10:30
Registration & Ballot Distribution


10:30 - 12:00 
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
President's Report
General Manager's Report
Treasurer's Report
Election of Executive Committee & Directors
Presentation of Membership Certificates


12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 - 17:00
CONFERENCE

There will be a bus shuttle after the conference to the Airport, to the Westin Grand Hotel and to the Main Station.

Registration

The registration process will start in March through our online registration portal. There will be a registration link in the email invitation.


ADMISSION FEE

The Package Price includes the Dinner on April 29, the Membership Meeting & Conference on April 30 as well as all Bus Transfers.

180.00 € for members
240.00 € for non-members

80.00 € for Regional / Policy Chairs & NextGen Alumnis

Accommodation

The Westin Grand Munich
Arabellastr. 6
81925 Munich

Rates
€ 169 for a Single Room incl. breakfast
€ 199 for a Double Room incl. breakfast

Reservations
Rooms can be booked until March 30, 2020.
Book under keyword: AmCham Germany

Contact for reservations
T +49 800 66 444 17
reservierung.arabellapark(at)marriott.com​​​​​​​

Mandy Elgner

Manager, Head of Conferences & Events

+49 69 929104-30

Johanna Gregory

Manager, Conferences & Special Events

+49 30 2130056-22

116th Annual Membership Meeting in Hamburg

May 17, 2019

Urban Supply Chain - The City of Tomorrow in a Globalized World

Emporio-Hochhaus, 23rd Floor | Dammtorwall 15 | 20355 Hamburg


 

12:00 pm

Registration & ballot distribution | Lunch

 

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

01:00 pm

President's Report
General Manager's Report
Treasurer's Report
Election of Executive Committee and Directors
Presentation of Membership Certificates

02:30 pm

Coffee Break

 

CONFERENCE

03:00 pm

Welcome 

  • Frank Sportolari, President, AmCham Germany

Introduction into the Conference Topic

  • Eveline Metzen, General Manager, AmCham Germany

03:10 pm

Urban Supply Chain | Best Practice Session I
Moderator: Eveline Metzen

  • Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH & Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH: "Cleaner energy for mobility - opportunities and challenges"
    Presented by Hans Stapelfeldt, ITS Network Manager & Michael Pomrehn, Business Manager Energy Transition
  • Equinix Germany GmbH: "It’s hard to be smart - Technological challenges for a Smart City"
    Presented by Klaas Mertens, Principal Global Solutions Architect


Coffee Break

04:20 pm

Urban Supply Chain | Best Practice Session II

  • Siemens Global Centre of Competence Cities: "Smart liveable cities: why does data hold the key?"
    Presented by Mark Jenkinson, Head of AMO Cities | City Director London
  • KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft: "Invest and build in a Smart City - the perspective of the community"
    Presented by Hartfrid Wolff, Senior Manager

05:15 pm

Keynote Speech

  • Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

05:30 pm

Talk: Debrief of AmCham Germany’s Leadership Visit to Washington, DC

  • Frank Sportolari and other members of the delegation

06:00 pm

End of conference

06:45 pm

Bus transfer to dinner location starting in front of the Hamburg Marriott Hotel

 

DINNER

07:00 pm

Reception & Dinner
Internationales Maritimes Museum, Koreastr. 1, 20457 Hamburg

Keynote Speech

  • Peter Beyer, MdB, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office

10:00 pm

End of dinner

 

Please note that this program may be subject to change.

Mark Jenkinson, Head of AMO Cities | City Director London, Siemens Global Centre of Competence Cities, IoT Solutions

Based out of Siemens’ Global Center of Competence for Cities at one of the world’s most sustainable buildings, the Crystal, Mark Jenkinson oversees Siemens’ account management approach to cities world-wide. In March 2013, Mark also took on the role of City Director for London – a key focus of the role is to support London’s sustainable development through the provision of smart, efficient technological solutions and services for building, energy and transport infrastructure. Mark joined Siemens in 1993 and since then has taken on a variety of roles and responsibilities across Siemens in a wide range of industries and markets in the UK, across mainland Europe, the US, Middle East and Asia. He participates in a number of groups including London Chamber of Commerce’s WEPAC skills committee, London’s Business Climate Leaders Group, and the University of East London’s Industry Advisory Board for Civil Engineering. 


Klaas Mertens, Principal Global Solutions Architect, Equinix Germany GmbH
Klaas Mertens joined Equinix in 2014 as a Global Solutions Architect, advising current and potential clients on solutions and services related to Equinix's various digital ecosystems. Prior to Equinix, he was responsible for the design of global networks and related IT services for various global network providers. Today, he focuses especially on the requirements of IoT systems and networked mobility.


Michael Pomrehn, Business Manager Energy Transition, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Michael Pomrehn is Sales and Energy Tansition Manager at Shell Deutschland Oil with more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. He ensures that his team delivers clean energy solutions, making Shell a trusted partner of the global energy transition.Michael Pomrehn led multiple Shell project teams throughout Europe, implementing digital solutions and as a Sales Manager he led a community of sales teams with significant bottom line responsibility. He holds a degree in Innovation Management with a focus on change management and the transformation of organizational structures that is keeping sales teams agile and customers focused. Outside of work he loves spending time with his wife and two kids travelling and enjoys outdoor activities like skiing.

 


Frank Sportolari, President, AmCham Germany
Frank Sportolari is AmCham Germany's President and has been President of United Parcel Service Deutschland since September 2011. Frank Sportolari joined UPS in 1986 as a management trainee in the Finance and Accounting department in Munich, Germany. He held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance and Accounting function, including working as the Controller in Munich, Cologne and Neuss for UPS in Germany, before moving to Madrid in 1996 where he was the Controller for UPS Spain & Portugal. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Sportolari had Controller assignments at UPS Italy and the Europe Region headquarters in Brussels, where he coordinated the UPS Controllers across the Europe Region. In 2002, Frank was appointed Country Manager of UPS Italy, a position he held until 2004, when he took on the role of European Region Strategy Manager for 3 years before returning to Italy as Managing director from 2007 until 2011.


Hans Stapelfeldt, ITS Network Manager, Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH
Hans Stapelfeldt has been the ITS Network Manager of the Logistik Initiative Hamburg since 2017 after being appointed to its board of trustees in 2005. He has also been an active member of the board of the Logisitk Initiative for 10 years. Prior to that, Hans Stapelfeldt was a long-time managing partner of the family-owned STAPELFELDT TRANSPORT GMBH and most recently active in the management of the Walter Lauk Group. Stapelfeldt holds a diploma in forestry and was born in Hamburg.


Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Dr. Peter Tschentscher is the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg since March 2018. He has 30 years of experience in the SPD Parliamentary group, ranging from being Chair of the SPD District Hamburg North and Member of the Executive Board of the SPD Hamburg since 2007, to becoming Member of the Hamburg Parliament from 2008-2011, extended to becoming the Head of the Ministry of Finance from 2011 to 2018. In 2018, Peter Tschentscher served as the Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany for Cultural Affairs, engaged in the Framework of the Franco-German Cooperation Agreement. In contrast to his political career, Peter Tschentscher completed his academic career in molecular biology, specializing in clinical chemistry pursued by a postdoctoral qualification in habilitation at the University of Hamburg. (Foto: Ronald Sawatzki / Senatskanzlei Hamburg)


Hartfrid Wolff, Senior Manager, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Hartfrid Wolff is a lawyer for Public and Corporate Accounts at KPMG, where he serves as coordinator KPMG LAW on all SmartCity/SmartRegion Activities, among others. His experience accounts to 20 years in the public sector and corporates. His projects include legal and strategic advice for public corporate entities and public administration, with a focus on digitalization issues, German public law, public affairs, and public compliance. Hartfrid Wolff was member of different federal advisory councils and committees in Germany, such as the Committee of Justice and the Committee of Homeland Security. Besides being member of the German Parliament from 2005 to 2013, he also has served as a member of the board of the Free Democratic Party in Baden-Württemberg since 2006. He concluded his law degree at the Universities of Konstanz and Freiburg.

 

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

Mandy Elgner

Manager, Head of Conferences & Events

+49 69 929104-30

115th Annual Membership Meeting in Stuttgart

April 27 - 28, 2018 | 115th ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Hidden Champions - The Driving Force for Transatlantic Innovation Trends

Le Méridien Stuttgart, Willy-Brandt-Straße 30, 70173 Stuttgart


Friday, April 27


12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Registration, Ballot Distribution & Networking Lunch

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

President's and Treasurer's Report
Election of President, Executive Committee and Directors
Membership Certificates

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Coffee Break

CONFERENCE

03:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Welcome

Opening Speech followed by Q&A
Dr. Samit Ghosh, President & CEO, P3 Group

Chat | Start-up Agility Meets Corporate Clout

  • Insa Klasing, CEO & Co-Founder TheNextWe 
  • Frank Sportolari, President, UPS Germany 
  • Moderator: Eveline Metzen, General Manager, AmCham Germany

Coffee Break

Hidden Champions: Conquer New Markets - Making the Turning Point

  • Andreas Langfeld, VP Sales EMEA Stratasys
  • Dr. Dirk Biskup, Co-Founder and Managing Director, CeGaT GmbH 
  • Andreas Wilhelm Kraut, CEO and Managing Director, Bizerba SE & CO KG 
  • Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht, Chairman of the Executive Board, Herrenknecht AG 
  • Moderator: Sabrina Fritz, Head of Current Business Reporting, SWR/ARD 

05:30 pm - 05:50 pm

Talk & Discussion | Broader Political Picture of Transatlantic Relations
Cem Özdemir, Member of the German Parliament

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Reception Hosted by the State of Baden-Württemberg

Remarks 
Franz Untersteller, Member of the State Parliament, Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg 

07:30 pm - 10:30 pm

DINNER 

Farewell for Bernhard Mattes

Keynote Speech by Guest of Honor
Peter Altmaier
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy


Saturday, April 28Offsite Program

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Visit to the Stuttgart 21 Construction Site (space is limited to 40 participants)

Speech by
Georg Brunnhuber, Chairman, Bahnprojekt Stuttgart-Ulm e.V.

Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
Peter Altmaier was named Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy in March of 2018. Before that, he served as the Head of the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Minister for Special Tasks. Previously, he was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (2012 to 2013). He has been a member of the Bundestag since 1994 and has held several high-level governmental positions. He served as Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior from 2005 to 2009 and First Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag from 2009 to 2012. He also was president of the Europa-Union Deutschland from 2006 to 2011, where he is now honorary president.  


Dr. Dirk Biskup, Managing Director of CeGaT and Cenata
Dr. Dirk Biskup graduated from the University of Hamburg and finished his PhD thesis on combinatorial optimization and complexity theory in 1999. Afterwards Dr. Dirk Biskup took different managerial positions within the industry. In 2009 he co-founded CeGaT - Center for Genomics andTranscriptomics. CeGaT is the pioneer in applying NGS technology to diagnostic testing: multigene Diagnostic Panelswere invented by CeGaT in 2010. In 2014 Dr. Dirk co-founded Cenata: Cenata is processing the Harmony Test inGermany - the worldwide first tech transfer of Ariosa. Dr. Dirk Biskup works as Managing Director of CeGaT and Cenata.


Sabrina Fritz, Head of Current Business Reporting, SWR/ARD
Sabrina Fritz spent many years as foreign correspondent for the German public broadcasting service ARD in the US. She studied business administration and is head of the economic editorial team at SWR. For many years, she was a TV moderator for SWR’s business news at the Stuttgarter Börse (Stuttgart Stock Exchange). Fritz has moderated multiple panel discussions and frequently holds lectures on transatlantic issues.


Dr. Samit Ghosh, President & CEO, P3 North America

Dr. Samit Ghosh is President and CEO of P3 North America, Inc., the US arm of P3 an international management consulting and innovative engineering solutions company.  Since 2005, he has been responsible  for leading the company’s growth in the US automotive industry, especially in the fields of vehicle electronics, connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles. In his prior roles as a Principal and Executive at P3 offices in Germany, Canada and the US, Dr. Samit Ghosh has worked with leading automotive companies in the fields of advanced propulsion systems (hybrid, fuel cell and electric), conventional powertrain  and connected vehicle technology (infotainment, telematics, and autonomous).

 


Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht, Chairman of the Board of Management, Herrenknecht AG
Martin Herrenknecht began his career as a design engineer in Switzerland. He worked as a project and design engineering manager in Canada and Germany. From 1971 to 1975, Martin Herrenknecht worked in Switzerland as director of the mechanical engineering service at the Seelisberg Tunnel with "Big John", the world's largest tunnel-boring machine at the time. In 1975 he founded the Martin Herrenknecht Engineering Service Company, whose Managing Director he remained until it became a stock joint company. Martin Herrenknecht is responsible for Group Strategy, Business Development, Group Marketing & Communications, Internal Audit and Mergers and Acquisitions. 


Insa Klasing, Co-founder and CEO, TheNextWe
Insa Klasing is Co-founder and CEO of TheNextWe, a digital coaching startup in Berlin specialized in mindset change. Prior to that she was General Manager of KFC Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark, where she doubled the business. Before joining KFC, Insa was Country Manager Germany for innocent drinks, successfully launching the smoothie startup from the UK in Germany. She also worked as strategy consultant for Bain & Company´s London office advising consumer goods and private equity clients. Insa was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017 and is on the board of SV Group and Sausalitos.

Insa began her career in development, as Policy Analyst in Action Aid's New Delhi office, where she published a book on disability and social exclusion in India. She holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford and an MA in South Asian Area Studies from the University of London.


Andreas Wilhelm Kraut, CEO & Managing Director, Bizerba SE & Co. KG
Andreas Wilhelm Kraut is running the family-owned business in the fifth generation. After working for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, he joined Bizerba, where he spent five years at their US subsidiary and became President & CEO of Bizerba USA Inc in 2006. He returned to Germany in 2009 and was named CEO & Managing Director in 2016. He has built Bizerba into one of the leading companies for digital scales. 


Andreas Langfeld, VP Sales EMEA Stratasys
Andreas Langfeld is VP Sales of Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive technology solutions. Born in Karlsruhe, Andy has also lived in the United States for some time during High school and University. 

He is an MA graduate from Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg im Breisgau.  In his business life, he was always an active part of the evolution of the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Industry that has gone through phases of significant growth, stagnation as well as re-invention.


Cem Özdemir, Member of the German Bundestag & Chair of the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Mr. Özdemir was elected to the German Parliament in 1994, becoming its first-ever member of Turkish descent. Özdemir served two consecutive legislative terms (1994-2002). In 2003, Cem Özdemir joined other senior policy-practitioners and academics as a "Transatlantic Fellow" at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC and Brussels. During his fellowship, he furthered his expertise in transatlantic relations and conducted research on the ways that minority groups in the United States and Europe organize themselves politically. From 2004 until 2009 Mr. Özdemir was a Member of the European Parliament, where he was Speaker on Foreign Affairs for his political group (The Greens / European Free Alliance). Between 2008 and January 2018, he was National Chairman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (German Green Party).


Frank Sportolari, President, United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG
Frank was promoted to his current role of Managing Director Germany in September 2011. Frank joined UPS in 1986 as a management trainee in the Finance and Accounting department in Munich, Germany. He held various positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance and Accounting function, including working as the Controller in Munich, Cologne and Neuss for UPS in Germany, before moving to Madrid in 1996 where he was the Controller for UPS Spain & Portugal. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Sportolari had Controller assignments at UPS Italy and the Europe Region headquarters in Brussels, where he coordinated the UPS Controllers across the Europe Region. In 2002, Frank was appointed Country Manager of UPS Italy, a position he held until 2004, when he took on the role of European Region Strategy Manager for 3 years before returning to Italy as Managing director from 2007 until 2011. 


Franz Untersteller, Member of the State Parliament, Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg
Since May 2011, Franz Untersteller is Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Wuerttemberg. He dedicated his education and political career to the topic of environment and sustainable growth. Since 2006 he is member of the Green Parliamentary Group in the Baden-Wuerttemberg state parliament and hold several political offices.

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

Mandy Elgner

Manager, Head of Conferences & Events

+49 69 929104-30

Annual Membership Meeting 2019

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