Download the registration form and return with payment. Registrations are due by Saturday, September 16, 2006.

Holiday Inn - Akron West - Montrose, Ohio

Germany in a Globalized World

Opportunities and Challenges for the Partnership Between Germany and the U.S.

Andreas Krüger, Political Counselor, German Embassy, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Krüger will argue that, contrary to some perceptions in the media, the German-American relationship has grown closer over the last decade. For example:

  • The economic ties between Germany and the U.S. have grown steadily even in times of political tensions. The transatlantic marketplace is the most integrated and globalized economy worldwide in terms of purchasing power.
  • The European Union and the U.S. are each other's most important investment partners. The two-way direct investment of stock is worth $2 trillion.
  • In the field of politics and security, Germany and the U.S. are cooperating closely to fight terrorism, improve international security and promote democracy — from Eastern Europe to the Balkans and from Afghanistan to the Middle East.

Nevertheless, enourmous challenges remain. Among these: terrorism and the spread of radical ideology, especially in parts of the Muslim world, and the further development of a globalized market economy despite pressures for protectionism both at home and abroad. Only a strong transatlantic relationship will be able to succesfully manage these challenges.

Mr. Krüger is looking forward to a lively discussion on these and related issues. He will draw on his personal background from living in cities characterized by "old" heavy industries as much as by the "new" information economy — Bochum (the Pittsburgh of Germany), Glasgow, Scotland, and Shanghai, China — as well as on his working experiences with the growing European Union and the transatlantic relationship.

We invite you to join us for this ACWA Speaker Series presentation by Andreas Krüger on Thursday, September 21, at:

Holiday Inn - Akron West  |  map
4073 Medina Road
Montrose, Ohio
(at the intersection of Route 18 and I-77)

6:00 p.m. Registration/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Program, followed by Question & Answer period


Registrations are due no later than Saturday, September 16, 2006.

Download the registration form and return with a check payable to:

ACWA - P.O.Box 5300 - Akron, OH 44334

  • ACWA Members & Guests: Dinner/Program $35 – Program Only - $12
  • Non-Members: Dinner/Program $45 — Program Only - $15

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