German American New Year's Kick-Off 2018

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18.01.2018 | 17:00
- 20:00
Morrison & Foerster | 425 Market St, Floor 33, San Francisco

The German American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to:

German American New Year's Kick-Off 2018
An Economic Outlook On The Bay Area And Beyond

Save the date for a special New Year's reception, presenting the results of the German American Business Outlook 2018 and giving an economic outlook on the Bay Area.

Mix and mingle with the German-American business community and ring in the New Year with us!

 Thursday, January 18, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Members: FREE | Non-Members: $15

For member code, please contact Gianna Stefula


At the German American Business Outlook 2018, the seven German Chamber offices and the Washington, D.C. liaison office, together with KPMG, surveyed more than 1,900 German subsidiaries in the United States on their views of the U.S. as an investment location.

Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Consul General of Germany, will begin with some welcome remarks and afterwards Kristi Dotseth, Audit Senior Manager, and Chrstian Ebster, Audit Senior Associate at KPMG LLP, will discuss the results of the German American Business Outlook 2018. Regarding upcoming political and socioeconomic changes, Sean Randolph, Senior Director of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, will take a closer look at the economic forecast for the Bay Area. Followed by an Economic and Market Strategy Update for 2018 by Gary Schlossberg, Vice President & Senior Economist at Wells Capital Management, and Michael Moskowitz, Investment Strategy Specialist at Wells Fargo.


5:00 pm

Registration & Networking

5:30 pm

Welcome Remarks

  • Mirko Wutzler, Acting Managing Director, GACC West
  • Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, German Consul General, San Francisco
  • Rufus Pichler, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

5:40 pm

German American Business Outlook 2018

  • Christian Ebster, Audit Senior Associate, KPMG
  • Kristi Dotseth, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG

6:10 pm

Economic Outlook on the Bay Area 2018
Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

6:40 pm

2018 Economic and Market Update

  • Michael Moskowitz, Investment Strategy Specialist, Wells Fargo
  • Gary Schlossberg, Vice President, Senior Economist, Wells Capital Management

7:10 pm


moderated by Angelika Geiger, Director, Germany Trade & Invest