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Thursday, October 4 • 10:30am - 11:30am
International Track | Country Spotlight: The Texas - Germany Connection

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Roughly half the size of Texas in square miles...but with about 3X as many people as Texas...Germany is the 4th largest GDP economy in the world - smaller than Japan, but larger than that of the UK.  Germany and Texas share deep history together as a good part of the Lone Star State was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800's as evidenced by the many German towns all over the State.  Germany has the strongest business and consumer spending power in the whole of Europe, accounting for about 28% of the EU's entire economy.  More than half of all Germans speak English, making this a smart and exceptional foreign market for Austin scaleups to engage with and find customers.  Austin has a growing number of ties with important regions of Germany, as well as major companies headquartered there which are making investments in Texas offices and operations in leading fields like health care, transportation and gaming.

Moderators
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Antonia Zierer

Executive Director, Westcoast Division, Invest in Bavaria

Speakers
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Lars Janssen

Travian Games, CEO
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Matthias Schirrmacher

Digital Inspirer, EMD Serono / Merck KGaA

Sponsors
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Alliance Abroad Group

Alliance Abroad Group is a U.S. Department of State J-1 visa sponsor and international cultural exchange organization. Since 1992 we’ve successfully matched more than 10,000 students with many of the world’s leading tourism and hospitality companies.


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Capital Factory 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Room MobilityX Classroom, Ground Floor

Attendees (40)