Global Success News Special Edition





Dear readers,


Senior executives from near and far recently joined us in Frankfurt am Main to showcase their business strategies for manufacturing and innovative processes in the U.S. and share their experiences with innovative German companies seeking to enter the U.S. market or expand their activities therein.

For those of you who missed the Strategic Investment Summit: USA, or for those of you looking to reminisce on the information-filled day, this special edition of the GSC Newsletter has everything you need! Enjoy one of the full panel sessions from the conference, catch an exclusive interview with a leader from industry, or click through our photo gallery for a glimpse of the day.

We would like to thank our distinguished guests, speakers, and sponsors that joined us for the event. A special thanks to our moderators throughout the day: Mr. O'Brien (Handelsblatt Global Edition), Dr. Lentz (Damstadt Chamber of Industry & Commerce), Prof. Dr. Ziegler (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Becks (VDE), Dr. Mildner (BDI), and Ms. Reinhardt-Lehmann (Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain e.V.).

Happy browsing, and we hope to see you at the next interactive executive forum in the Global Success Days event series!

Yours sincerely,
Işınay Kemmler
Founder & CEO

Impressions from the Summit

Did you miss the Strategic Investment Summit: USA? Take a look at our impressions video for a glimpse of the high-powered event!

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Innovations- Made in the U.S.

Dr. Hasenmaier (BI), Mr. Najork (Heraeus), and Mr. Schabel (MEC Holding) discuss their companies' experiences with R&D and manufacturing in the U.S.

» Watch the panel

Protecting your innovations

Watch as Mr. Cooper (Alston & Bird), Dr. Horstmann (Merck), Dr. Pcolinski (BASF), and Mr. Trevisan (USPTO) tackle the complex subject of IP protection in the U.S.

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All about money

Ms. Galindo (EDC of KC), Dr. Grabenweger (KHS), and Dr. Wenzel (WENZEL Group), discuss the financial benefits available in the U.S. for investors.

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Higher gains with higher education

Dr. Heuken (AIXTRON SE), Mr. Vaillant (MANN+HUMMEL), and Dr. Wilhelm (CRI) explore industry-university collaborations.

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Location, location, location

Tune in to this conversation with Dr. Becker (BMW), Mr. Fantasia (SelectUSA), and Mr. Fobbe (ifm electronic gmbh) on regional industry clusters and investing in the U.S.

» Watch the panel

Tips for IP protection

Jason Cooper, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP and Co-coordinator of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice, offers tips on how mid-sized foreign companies can protect the products of their innovations in the U.S.

» Watch the interview

The investor's checklist

Andreas Fobbe, Export Sales Manager for North & South America at ifm electronic gmbh, explains why the family-run business invested in the U.S. and what one should consider before entering a new market.

» Watch the interview

R&D as a driving force

Dr. Joachim Hasenmaier, a Member of the Board of Managing Directors at Boehringer Ingelheim, sat down with us to chat about the pharmaceutical company's approach to R&D and their innovations in the U.S. market.

» Watch the interview

Innovative processes across markets

Charles Vaillant, VP of Innovation & Corporate Strategy at MANN+HUMMEL, shares his experience with setting up innovation centers in new markets and discusses the benefits of conducting R&D in a university-setting.

» Watch the interview

Industry-university collaborations

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm, Executive Director of the Charlotte Research Institute, discusses industry-university collaborations and what companies should consider before deciding on a university-alliance or research park.

» Watch the interview

The SIS: USA photo gallery

Our favorite photos from the executive forum are up on the website. Take a look at our photo gallery for a glimpse of the information-packed day in Frankfurt!

» View the gallery

Welcome to the new Consul General of the U.S. in Frankfurt, Jim Herman!

We are happy to have CG Herman and excited to watch his plans to further the German-American partnership unfold over the next 3 years!

» Watch the Consul General's intro video

Puzzled by the complex business visa process in the U.S.?

Peter Kaestner, Consular Section Chief at the Consulate General of the U.S. in Frankfurt, answers some of the toughest questions in our recent interview.

» Read the complete interview

Moving forward with TTIP

Representatives from Germany's industry associations joined us to discuss how the agreement may affect industry in Europe and how to move forward with negotiations.

» Read the protocol


Check out what some of our distinguished guests had to say about the Strategic Investment Summit: USA!

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Browse this month's recommended reading, and enjoy a special 30% discount off of one of our selected books!

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Fresh news

Looking for more news concerning Germany and the U.S.? Here's a couple of articles that may spark your interest!

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