Foto: Jan Zappner

Foto: Jan Zappner

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Eric Holder Opens the 13th Transatlantic Business Conference


Former US Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a keynote address at the start of AmCham Germany’s Transatlantic Business Conference, which takes place on November 6 and 7, 2019 in Berlin with the motto “Building the Power to Compete in the 21st Century.”

Berlin, November 6, 2019Former US Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a keynote address yesterday evening at the start of AmCham Germany’s Transatlantic Business Conference, which takes place on November 6 and 7, 2019 in Berlin with the motto “Building the Power to Compete in the 21st Century.”

Holder was the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and was also a potential candidate for the US Presidential Elections in 2020. He was appointed Attorney General by President Obama in 2009. Holder spent more than thirty years in various leadership positions in the US government under Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan. Today, he is a Partner at the American law firm Covington & Burling LLP.

In the week of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Holder warns of new walls being erected around the world: “It has been 30 years since the wall that divided this city came down. But tonight, there are new physical and metaphorical walls going up all around the world. And like 30 years ago, we need every citizen of the free world to help tear them down.” He calls on every individual to stand up against these walls and division and points to the unbreakable transatlantic partnership, which serves as the foundation for peace and prosperity: “[…] the same enduring alliance that has fueled prosperity for untold millions of Germans and Americans must impel those who benefit the most […] to stand up and speak out in this harrowing time.”

The full speech by Eric Holder can be found here.
The press release in German can be found here.
The entire conference program can be found here.

The event can be followed on social media via the hashtag #TransatlanticBusinessConference.

Press Contact:
AmCham Germany                                                           
Katharina-Luise Kittler
Manager, Head of Communications
+49 30 2130056-34
kkittler(at)amcham.de

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