Washington, DC (PressExposure) November 02, 2009 -- The impact of change on business and investment in and between the United States (U.S.) and Germany was the subject of a program entitled: Germany in Change? - U.S. In Change? Outlook 2010: Where are the Transatlantic Business Potentials?, hosted by the GermanAmericanBusinessForum (GABF) in Washington, D.C. last week.
Representatives from government, industry, law and trade organizations engaged in a wide-ranging dialogue that covered the political, economic, and financial changes currently sweeping across both sides of the U.S.-German transatlantic business bridge. The new political landscapes in the U.S. and Germany, economic stimulus programs, Buy American provisions, the economic and financial crises and the potential impacts of the Lisbon treaty were among the topics discussed during the session. Participants identified and discussed potential solutions to the business challenges resulting from these changes, as well as, the many opportunities for enhancing understanding and cooperation between the two countries.
"Understanding the needs of business is the ultimate driver of understanding the solutions and the politics", stated Peter Dehnen, founder and CEO of the GABF. "Doing our homework, finding joint interests and solving these business problems together can be a real catalyst for change" he continued.
The GABF will continue the same discussion in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 30th to gain the perspective of the German business community. Additional dialogue sessions will be held into 2010 to provide U.S. and German businesses with the opportunity to work together towards practical responses to bilateral business issues.