The Clue - Our Podcast Series

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The Clue is the podcast for professionals in transatlantic business produced by the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany (AmCham Germany). Every month, we talk to experts, politicians, journalists and other stakeholders about the current state of transatlantic business.

Episode 7: US Election 2020: Transatlantic Business Expectations

In Episode 7 of The Clue, Frank Sportolari, President of AmCham Germany, outlines the expectations for the next US administration from a business perspective. In his conversation with AmCham Germany’s Head of Communications and Government Relations, Katharina-Luise Kittler, Sportolari points out how strong transatlantic business ties are and how this strength can help to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic on both sides of the Atlantic.

Episode 6: New Work in Times of COVID-19

Simone Menne is passionate about new technologies and digital transformation. As a member of many supervisory boards of international companies and of AmCham Germany's Executive Committee, she is well-experienced in change culture, diversity management and many other areas which are of great importance for transatlantic business. In this new episode of The Clue, Katharina-Luise Kittler, Head of Communications at AmCham Germany, has a conversation with Simone Menne about the changes in our work culture due to the Corona pandemic and what Germany and the US can learn from each other when it comes to transforming business models, implementing diversity and finding new ways of communication.

Episode 5: Innovation in Healthcare Calls for Transatlantic Cooperation

In our fifth episode of The Clue, AmCham Germany's Head of Communications and Government Relations, Katharina-Luise Kittler, talks with Chantal Friebertshäuser from MSD Germany about current trends and challenges in the healthcare industry as well as potential for transatlantic business cooperation.

Episode 4: The Corona Pandemic and its Impact on International Trade

In our fourth episode of The Clue, AmCham Germany's Head of Communications and Government Relations, Katharina-Luise Kittler talks with Frank Samolis, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs and Senior Advisor at AmCham Germany, about the Corona Pandemic and the impacts it has on International Trade as well as the German EU Council Presidency.

Episode 3: The Upcoming German EU Council Presidency

In our third episode of The Clue, AmCham Germany's General Manager Eveline Metzen talks with Dr. Wolfang Dierker, Managing Director at GE Deutschland and Policy Advisor at AmCham Germany, about the German EU Council Presidency and how Germany can use this role to foster an economic restart in the EU after COVID-19, promote technology and innovation, foster transatlantic trade talks and more.

Episode 2: "Throw your leadership books out of the window!"

In the second episode of The Clue, AmCham Germany's Head of Communications, Katharina-Luise Kittler, interviews author, speaker and founder Patrick Cowden. Patrick is known for his "beyond leadership" approach and unconventional business mindset. In this episode, he points out on what companies should focus most in times of crises and how they can overcome difficult situations.

Episode 1: The Current Status of Transatlantic Business 

In the first episode of The Clue, AmCham Germany presents the results of this year's Transatlantic Business Barometer in the light of Covid-19. While expectations for 2020 have been positive at the beginning of the year, transatlantic business now braces for revenue decline.


The Clue is AmCham Germany's new podcast for professionals in transatlantic business. Every month, the general manager of AmCham Germany talks with guests from politics, academia, think tanks, media and other experts about the state of transatlantic business. Learn more about The Clue in our trailer!