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The German-American Business Summit (GABS) is the perfect opportunity to recruit new talent from community colleges and universities in the Lowcountry, discuss and explore issues pertinent to German-American industry, and network with other businesses and influencers in higher education. Now in its 6th iteration, GABS is returning to its original location at the Stern Center Ballroom on the College of Charleston campus. The summit consists of Job and Internship Fair, a conference on topics of interest to members of the German-American industry community, and a networking reception for community members, industry guests, and educators. The College of Charleston German program, Career Center, School of Business, and School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, are hosting the event.

March 29th, 2022

Conference (Stern Center Ballroom)

9:30pm: Welcome, Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, The College of Charleston

9:45pm-10:45pm: Panel Discussion: Soft Skills, Global Impacts: Communication and Intercultural Competence in German-American Industry. Moderator: Professor Stephen Della Lana, Senior Instructor of German and Director of the CofC Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany Program


Jamila Anderson, Communications Specialist, Mercedes-Benz Vans
Bertina Brase, German-American Recruitment Specialist with Q-Works Group.
Daniel Schlegel, Vice President of Customer Service, KION North America
J. Kevin Smith, CFO at Eugen Wexler US Plastics Inc.

10:45-11:30: Coffee and Networking Break

11:30pm: Keynote Address, "Resilience and Flexibility in the Supply Chain in a Volatile Market" given by Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas, BMW.

1-4pm: Job Fair, TD Areana

4:30pm: Networking Reception: location TBD

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The German-American Business Summit 2022
The German-American Business Summit 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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