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October 27th, 2016| Northeastern University | Boston, MA
The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) comprise a network of offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. With approximately 2,500 members and an extensive national and international business network, the GACCs offer a broad spectrum of activities and services. Other German American organizations and chapters are affiliated with the GACCs.
October 2016 Dear Friends:
On behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Karyn and I welcome you to the Second East Coast German American Industry Forum.
Since 1947, the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) has been providing resources for German companies to assimilate into the United States market. The GACC assists companies through services like market studies, individual partner search and office representation. The resources and services provided by GACC are critical for companies to be able to have an effective and sustainable transition into the American market place.
The Baker-Polito administration is pleased to welcome the Second East Coast German American Industry Forum to Boston. We hope that Boston’s unique and rapidly expanding industries drive meaningful conversations about factors affecting the German American economy, and more specifically the German- Massachusetts economy.
Please accept our warmest wishes for a successful forum.
CHARLES D. BAKER GOVERNOR
KARYN E. POLITO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Greeting from the Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Greeting from the Chairman of the GACC New York, Caroll H. Neubauer,
Chairman & CEO, B. Braun Medical, Inc.
On behalf of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), I am delighted to welcome you to our second annual East Coast Industry Forum. This year’s event builds on the success of the inaugural 2015 East Coast Industry Forum in New Jersey with a new panel of decision-makers representing the industries at the heart of the German American economy. During today’s conference
you will hear from leading German and American business people who are at the forefront of dealing with transatlantic business challenges and providing innovative ideas and solutions. Their experiences may provide you with insights that will help shape your decision making in the German American business environment. This Forum will also provide a platform to connect with other business people who may even become your future business partners! Boston, the site of today’s Forum, serves as a gateway to New England and the U.S. market for many German firms. Attracted by Massachusetts’ highly skilled workforce, world class universities, and culture of innovation, European firms are investing billions of U.S. dollars in the state and playing key roles in some of its leading industries, ranging from high tech, biotechnology, life sciences, to medical devices. The GACC network in the U.S. is committed to support your business growth. With approximately 2,500 members and an extensive national and international business network, the GACC offers a strong spectrum of activities and services. Take the opportunity today to speak with one of our representatives about how we can assist your business. We look forward to continuing to help German and American companies thrive and grow their transatlantic business.
Best wishes, Caroll H. Neubauer
8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am Moderator/Welcome Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Ralf Horlemann, Consul General, German Consulate General Boston
James C. Bean, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northeastern University
9:10am – 9:20am Keynote Address Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade, Massachusetts Office of Business Development
9:20am – 10:30am The CEO Talk “The Transatlantic Marketplace”
Professor Klaus Josef Lutz, Chairman & CEO, BayWa AG Wayne T. Smith, Chairman & CEO, BASF Corporation Alexandra V. Roth (Moderator), Executive Professor, International Business and Strategy Group, Northeastern University
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break & Refreshments
Angelo Moesslang, CFO, Fresenius Medical Care North America Babak Movassaghi, VP of Innovation and New Ventures, Flex Caroll Neubauer, Chairman & CEO, B. Braun Medical Nick Dougherty (Moderator), Program Director, [email protected]
11:00am – 12:15pm Panel Discussion “Life Sciences/Digital Health”
1:30pm – 1:35pm Closing Remarks Marian LeMay, Executive Director, German-American Business Council of Boston
Sven Doerge, Global CFO, Goss International James Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC Katharina Krause, CEO & President, F.O.S. Industrial Filter Technology, Inc. Bodo Liesenfeld, CEO, Liesenfeld International GmbH & Chairman of the Board, Menck Windows Stephan Schmitt, Member of the Executive Board of Management, TÜV Rheinland AG Dr. Andre Sharon (Moderator), Executive Director, Fraunhofer CMI
12:15pm – 1:30pm Panel Discussion “Manufacturing Innovation”
1:35pm – 3:00pm Light Lunch & Networking
Dietmar Rieg CEO,
German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Mr. Rieg has served as President and CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in New York since July 2013. Prior to joining the GACC New York, Mr. Rieg held various banking positions for Bayern LB starting in 1991. Since 1993, he served in multiple senior roles in Corporate Banking and Project Finance in New York.
Ralf Horlemann Consul General,
German Consulate General Boston Dr. Ralf Horlemann has served Germany’s Foreign Service for more than two decades and has a rich background in international security policy, transatlantic relations and Asian affairs. He took up his position as Consul General of Germany to New England in July 2015. During various assignments at headquarters and abroad, Dr. Horlemann has made major contributions to formulating and developing Germany’s policy in conflict prevention and management.
James C. Bean Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Northeastern University James C. Bean is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, he held a number of academic positions, including Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Oregon from 2008-2013 and Dean of the Lundquist College of Business from 2004-2008. He has earned a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University in operations research and a B.S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.
“The Transatlantic Marketplace” - The CEO Talk
Professor Klaus Josef Lutz Chairman & CEO, BayWa AG Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz has been BayWa’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2008. His responsibilities include: Internationalization/ Risk Management, international agriculture and fruit holdings, Chairman of executive and supervisory committees of the international agriculture and fruit holdings, Group strategy, PR/ Corporate Communications, Audit, Corporate Governance, Personnel and Corporate Marketing.
Wayne T. Smith Chairman & CEO, BASF Corporation Wayne T. Smith is a Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. He assumed this position in April 2012. He is currently responsible for the divisions Catalysts, Coatings, Performance Materials, Market & Business Development North America, as well as Regional Functions North America. Prior to this, since 2010, Smith was President of BASF’s Polyurethanes division, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
Alexandra V. Roth, (Moderator) International Business and Strategy Group, Northeastern University Alexandra V. Roth is an Executive Professor of International Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, Boston. Prior to joining Northeastern University, she worked as an internal consultant at Deutsche Bank and as a General and Project Manager at the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs, the World Corporate Ethics’ Council, and the Society for European Business History in Frankfurt and in London.
“Life Sciences/Digital Health”
Babak has over 14 years of industry experience in designing and commercializing technologies. In his current role at Flex, he is the VP of Innovation and new ventures, and the GM of the Flex’s new Boston Innovation Center. Babak is a prolific entrepreneur, innovator, and engineer. His primary expertise is in medical device commercialization, spanning ideation through regulatory approval, marketing, and strategic sales. In his previous role at Philips Healthcare, Babak led a team of clinical scientists to establish Phillips as the market leader in cardiac care. He has won various awards, holds 43 patents, has authored/co-authored 3 books, has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and is a judge and mentor for the Masschallange and MIT 100K competition.
Babak Movassaghi VP of Innovation and New Ventures,
Angelo Moesslang began his career with the German Healthcare Group Fresenius in 1995 and