It's not at all unusual for folks from Bremen to be drawn to foreign lands – and that’s especially true of Hanseatic business people when their trading instincts are awakened. And so the Chambers of Commerce of Bremen, Oldenburg and Stade sent 22 delegates on a joint trade mission, from September 28 to October 5, visiting Atlanta, Houston and Austin.
As part of the trip, Bremeninvest, the international arm of the Bremen Economic Development Council (WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen, GmbH) hosted a reception for their clients and contacts as well as the participants of the delegation. The objective of the event was to bring together customers and opinion makers from the United States and the Bremen area to supply opportunities for networking with members of the delegation. Since Bremeninvest and BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG share offices in the Atlanta Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce, they were able to take advantage of their local contacts. The lively and intense exchanges between the guests from Bremen and the US found multiple starting points for future collaboration and cooperation.
From left: Kristian Wolf, President and CEO of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Martin Günthner, Senator (Minister) for the Economy, Labor and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Kirk Atkinson, local representative of Bremeninvest, Andreas Heyer, CEO Bremeninvest, presented a 360° panoramic photograph of the Bremen Market Square - a token of thanks for the cooperation and support of the Atlanta German-American Chamber of Commerce.