119th Annual Membership Meeting 2023

Once a year, AmCham Germany’s members gather for the Annual Membership Meeting (AMM). The AMM brings together members and representatives from politics, media and the transatlantic business community and offers a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and networking. On July 5 & 6, 2023, the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. will hold its 119th Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) in Berlin.

  • On July 5, 2023, the meetings of AmCham Germany’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, as well as Chairpersons (Regional Chapter Chairs, Policy Committee Chairs, Senior Advisors) will take place in Berlin. After these meetings, a Recognition Dinner for our leadership will be hosted on the eve of the AMM.
  • On July 6, 2023, the Membership Meeting will take place in the morning. In the afternoon, a half-day business conference will take place, offering insights from government and industry experts in various formats including keynote speeches and a panel discussion in an effort to actively foster discourse and best practice exchange on the most relevant transatlantic topics. Please find the program and selected speakers below.

The official invitation and possibility to register for the membership meeting and business conference was sent out to all members on June 6, 2023We kindly ask all members to check their inbox and register via the link in their personal invite.

All non-members may register for the business conference part of the AMM in the afternoon of July 6, 2023 via the following link.


 Wednesday, July 5, 2023, Berlin
12:00 PM – 06:30 PMMeetings of Executive Committee, Board, and Chairpersons
07:00 PM – 09:30 PMRecognition Dinner for AmCham Germany's leadership as well as AMM sponsors (by invitation only)
 Thursday, July 6, 2023, Berlin
09:00 AM – 12:00 PMMembership Meeting
 Location: Hotel de Rome, Behrenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMLunch 
 Start of Business Conference Part
12:30 PM – 12:35 PMWelcome by Moderator Cherno Jobatey
12:35 PM – 12:40 PMIntroductory Remarks
Simone Menne, President AmCham Germany
12:40 PM – 01:30 PMKeynote Speech by Minister Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, German Chancellery
Moderated Discussion with Simone Menne incl. Q&A with the audience

Moderator: Cherno Jobatey
01:30 PM – 02:30 PMPanel Discussion:
Future-Proofing Transatlantic Business in an Age of AI Revolutions: How Transatlantic Sovereignty Can Contribute to More Competitiveness, Resilience, and Responsiveness in Our Economies

- Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems and Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Telekom AG
- Klaus Bürg, Vice President EMEA (DACH+CEE), Palo Alto Networks GmbH
- Christoph Weigler, General Manager DACH, Uber
- Further speakers to be confirmed
02:30 PM – 03:00 PMCoffee Break & Time to Network
03:00 PM – 03:30 PMKeynote Speech by Ambassador Dr. Amy Gutmann, U.S. Embassy Berlin
followed by a Q&A with Simone Menne
03:30 PM – 03:40 PMWrap Up & Farewell by Simone Menne, President, AmCham Germany & Cherno Jobatey, Moderator
03:40 PM – 04:00 PMNetworking & Closing
04:00 PMEnd of Business Conference


Please note: AmCham Germany’s pre-reserved contingent at the Hotel de Rome expired on June 8, 2023. However, guests interested in staying at the conference locations may reserve rooms upon availability via:

Phone: +49 (0) 30 460 609 1430
Email: reservations.derome@roccofortehotels.com

Other hotels in close proximity to the conference venue include the ARCOTEL John F. Berlin and the Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin.

Please note: AmCham Germany will not cover any hotel accommodation costs and reservations need to be made individually with the respective hotels.

118th Annual Membership Meeting 2022

The 118th Annual Membership Meeting took place on June 2, 2022, as an in-person event in DüsseldorfOn June 1, 2022, our internal Executive Committee, Board of Directors as well as Chairpersons’ Meetings took place.

With Germany's G7 presidency in 2022 and the geopolitical shifts occurring as a result of the war in Ukraine and beyond, opportunities to strengthen transatlantic cooperation on a multitude of topics are vast: Ramping up transatlantic security, overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing future pandemic preparedness, deepening transatlantic cooperation in the healthcare sector and jointly working on sustainability and the global challenge of climate change, as well as advocating for a joint digital transatlantic economic zone: AmCham Germany's 118th Annual Membership Meeting in Düsseldorf highlighted and addressed these and other critical topics of importance for the transatlantic business community ahead of the G7 summit in late June 2022 at Schloss Elmau.

Click here to read our Event Report.



12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meeting of AmCham Germany's Executive Committee (Current ExCo members only)

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meeting of AmCham Germany's Board of Directors (Current BoD members only)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Chairpersons Meeting (Regional Chairs, Policy Chairs and Senior Advisors only)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Recognition Dinner (AmCham Germany Leadership only)

Guests of Honor: 

  • Pauline Kao, Consul General , U.S. Consulate Düsseldorf
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy, North-Rhine Wesfalia


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Virtual Address by Christian Lindner, Federal Minister of Finance, German Federal Ministry of Finance (Live via Webex)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1:00 PM
Start of Business Conference & Opening by Katie Gallus, Moderator

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Introductory Remarks
Simone Menne, President, AmCham Germany

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome Remarks
Andreas Gerber, Chairman of the Management Board, Janssen Germany

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote Speech by Dr. Amy Gutmann, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Panel Discussion including Q&A: "Germany's G7 Presidency: Evaluating Priorities for Transatlantic Cooperation"

  • Tim Cranton, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Europe
  • Andreas Gerber, Chairman of the Management Board, Janssen Germany
  • Agnes Michalik, Managing Director, Global Solutions Initiative Foundation
  • Dr. Katrin Suder, Board Member, Senior Advisor, former State Secretary
  • Roland Werner, Director Government Relations, Uber DACH & Southern Europe 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Coffee Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Moderated Discussion including Q&A between Dr. Hans-Christian Wirtz, Head of Government Affairs and Policy, Johnson & Johnson Germany, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, State Minister for Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy, North Rhine-Westfalia, on Germany and North Rhine-Westfalia as a Business Location

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Simone Menne, President, AmCham Germany

4:30 PM
End of Business Conference

117th Annual Membership Meeting 2021

AmCham Germany's Annual Membership Meeting 2021 took place on June 25, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it was conducted in a virtual format.

Since our Annual Membership Meeting also serves as an important platform for transatlantic dialogue, it was concluded with a high-profile Business Conference. This virtual conference was open to both AmCham Germany members and the interested public. Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Head of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the CDU/CSU Candidate for Chancellor of Germany, kicked off the conference with a keynote speech. Following the keynote, two high-calibre panel discussions between AmCham Germany Executive Committee and Board Members as well as political decision makers provided insights and expertise. They engaged in discussions on the present and future of the transatlantic partnership, and the economic policy framework shaping Germany as a location for the transatlantic business community. Annalena Baerbock, Chairwoman of BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and Candidate for Chancellor of Germany, ended the conference with a Closing Statement.

For more information, read our event report.


Friday, June 25, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Introduction by Simone Menne
Executive Vice President, AmCham Germany

Keynote Speech by Armin Laschet
Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Head of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and CDU/CSU Candidate for Chancellor of Germany

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion 1: "Strengthening Transatlantic Economic Relations in 2021 and Beyond: Perspectives from the Political and Business Community"

Andreas Cichowicz, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Editor-in-Chief

Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, and Member of the Delegation for Relations with the United States
Gabriele Hässig, Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Germany GmbH & Co. Operations oHG
Dirk Lange, Managing Director Central European Region, 3M Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Nils Schmid, Member of the German Bundestag and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs for the SPD Parliamentary Group

12:35 PM - 1:25 PM
Panel Discussion 2: "Germany as a Location for the Transatlantic Business Community: Discussing the State of Competitiveness Ahead of the German Bundestag Elections"

Andreas Cichowicz, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Editor-in-Chief

Thomas Erndl, Member of the German Parliament, CDU/CSU
Annette Green, Vice President DACH, SAS Institute GmbH
Gordon Riske, CEO, KION Group AG
Michael Theurer, Member of the German Parliament, Vice-Chair of the FDP-Group

1:25 PM - 1:30 PM
Closing Statement by Annalena Baerbock
Chairwoman of BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and Candidate for Chancellor of Germany

Concluding Remarks by Simone Menne
Executive Vice President, AmCham Germany

1:30 PM

Annual Membership Meeting 2020

Due to COVID-19, the 117th Annual Membership Meeting that was planned to take place on April 29-30, 2020, in Munich was cancelled and AmCham Germany did not hold an Annual Membership Meeting in 2020. Membership Voting took place in September and October 2020 through circulation procedure with electronic and paper voting.

Thomas Henneberg

Head of Department

Strategic Partnerships, Regional Coordination & Events

Sarah Duryea

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Regional Coordination & Events