German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Office for the Western United States

Welcome to GACC West

The German American Chamber of Commerce is the official West Coast representation of German companies, being part of a nation-wide network including 2,500 member firms and 7 offices throughout the U.S.


Become a member and profit from our transatlantic network of over 15,000 contacts!   More

J-1 Visa Service

The GACC is an official DOS sanctioned organization authorized to issue the required certificates and can assist you with applying for a J-1 Visa for your interns. 


We organize a broad variety of networking events, connecting transatlantic businesses on the West Coast.  More


GACC Membership Business Opportunities

Become a member and profit from our transatlantic network!

The GACC West and New York have an extensive membership network of over 750 German and American member companies from different industries and sizes in more than 24 states on the East and West Coast.

Be a part of our transatlantic network, consisting of over 15,000 contacts within the German-American business community.

Become a member!

2nd Germany California Energy Storage Symposium

02/24/2018 - IGNITE Institute | Berkeley

GACC Supported | IGNITE Certificate of Leadership and Innovation

The Ignite Institute, a leadership and innovation lab, in Berkeley, CA is launching a new Certificate Program of Leadership and... [more]

03/14/2018 - Docusign | 221 Main St., Suite 1000 | San Francisco, CA 94105

GACC Supported | Winter European Networking Mixer

The German American Business Association (GABA), British-American Business Council (BABC) and French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) in... [more]

04/12/2018 - UC Berkeley Krutch Theater | Berkeley

GACC Supported | Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

Tackling the big questions in transitioning to 100% renewable energy Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy is the premier international conference... [more]

04/16/2018 - DLA Piper | 555 Mission St, San Francisco

German-US Dialogue: Industry 4.0 & IoT Changes Security Challenges

TeleTrusT - IT Security Association Germany in cooperation withGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Symantec and Fairfax County Economic Development... [more]

05/01/2018 - Hyatt Regency La Jolla | 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego

GACC Supported | Solar Summit

GTM’s 11th annual Solar Summit is taking place May 1-2 in San Diego, CA. With two days of packed networking opportunities and top market... [more]

02/22/2018 - Bayerische Landesbank, New York

U.S. Tax Reform: What it Means for International Businesses

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, marking the most consequential tax reform legislation in the U.S. in... [more]

03/06/2018 - The Consulate General of Germany, New York

The Digital Transformation of Manufacturing Industries

04/11/2018 - tbd

YPN Workshop: How to Network Effectively

Cultivating a strong network is essential throughout your career. It's key to grow your network before you need it, so it’s in place when you do –...


Automotive Forum

Details will follow soon.

05/10/2018 - Tribeca Rooftop. New York

White Asparagus Gala Dinner 2018

Spring may still be on the horizon, but it’s not too early to save the date for our annual Asparagus Gala Dinner in May!

GAT Magazine

 1st quarter 2017

U.S. Market Entry

USA market entry

Planning to hire German interns?   

In order to do an internship in the United States, a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa is required.

The GACC is an official DOS sanctioned organization authorized to issue the required certificates and can assist you with applying for a J-1 Visa for your interns.

Application for J-1 visa

Internship USA

Are you looking for new challenges?

Current job openings can be found in our

GACC Talent Network