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

03/21/2018 - DLA Piper | 2000 University Avenue | Palo Alto, CA 94303

German TechMatch 2018

The GACC West in cooperation with US Market Access Center German TechMatch 2018 German TechMatch promotes hand-picked German tech startups... [more]

03/27/2018 - San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, CA

GACC Supported | ESNA Solar + Storage Summit

  ESNA Solar+Storage Summit, March 27, 2018 Energy Storage North America's Solar+Storage Summit is a one-day deep dive into market... [more]

03/28/2018 - HanaHaus | 456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Captivate Silicon Valley | 15th Edition

German Accelerator Silicon Valley cordially invites you to the 15th edition of its pitching and networking event, Captivate. Captivate... [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]

04/11/2018 - The Bond Collective, 55 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10006

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 –...

04/18/2018 - German House, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York City

Automotive Forum

Urban mobility – How our city’s transportation landscape will be disrupted

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!

05/24/2018 - Loeb Central Park Boat House, New York

EACC Spring Networking Event at Boat House

Please join the German American Chamber and members of the bi-lateral European American Chambers of Commerce for an evening with excellent networking...

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