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The German-American Business Summit (GABS) is the perfect opportunity to recruit new talent from universities and community colleges 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 7th year, GABS will be located at the Stern Center Ballroom on the College of Charleston campus on February 8th, 2023. Presented by the College of Charleston's German Program, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, and School of Business, this year's Summit will continue the highly successful Job & Internship Expo, along with a dynamic keynote speaker, panel discussions from German-American business leaders, and a networking reception. For assistance or more information, please contact us at

February 8, 2023

Beatty Center – School of Business – 5 Liberty Street

  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Job and Internship Expo

Stern Center Ballroom – 4th Floor – 71 George Street

  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM: Conference Check-In
  • 2:00 PM: Welcome - Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston
  • 2:15 – 3:15 PM: Keynote Address 
  • 3:15 – 4:00: Coffee and Networking
  • 4:00 – 5:15 PM: Panel Discussion - Clean Future Innovations: Circular Economy, Decarbonization, E-mobility and Clean Energy Production in German-American Industry
    - Moderator: Knudt Flor, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Industry Engagement, College of Charleston
    - Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing, BMW MC USA
    - Danny Kassis, Vice President for Customer Relations and Renewables, Dominion Energy
    - Marcel Schaefer, Senior Program Coordinator, Fraunhofer USA
    - David Stenstroem, Vice President and Plant Manager Manufacturing Americas, Volvo Cars

Networking Reception, The President’s House – 6 Glebe Street

  • 5:15 PM

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The German-American Business Summit 2023
The German-American Business Summit 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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