Impressions from GAC 2018

In October 2018 we welcomed 700 guests and 80+ speakers to Cambridge. Among our
high level speakers were Ola Kaellenius, the next CEO of Daimler, as well as Minister of
State of Foreign Affairs Michelle Müntefering. We hosted 13 panels with topics ranging
from populism to sustainability, as well as high level keynote speeches and a fireside

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October 5-7, 2018

in our own hands.
Hear what they have to say!

Seeks new avenues of cooperation


discussing today’s most pressing challenges
Our festive Gala Dinner

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Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
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Let us inspire you to take initiative in solving today’s most pressing challenges. We want to energize you by bringing together extraordinary personalities to share their principles for success with you. Confronted with an ever increasing dynamic and complex environment, German American leadership seeks new avenues of cooperation.


The German American Conference is highly focused on an exchange between two of the world’s arguably most influential nations in order to foster cooperation and leadership. Join our dialogue on the most pressing issues.


Business and Innovation has been at the heart of the German American Conference since its very inception. We explore the latest emerging trends that drive growth and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic. This year we will take you to the next level! Meet the hottest Startups from Silicon Valley to Berlin in our Innovation Lounge and feel the vibe in our engaging workshop sessions.

Impressions from Past Conferences

“The German American Conference at Harvard is an outstanding platform to get especially young Germans and US-Americans‎ enthusiastic about the transatlantic friendship between the United States of America and Germany”

Dr. Thomas de Maizière , Federal Minister of the Interior

“The contribution and the impulses achieved by the German American Conference for our bilateral relations, cannot be overestimated”

Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defense

“I really enjoyed the panel discussions with top-level politicians and executives – it is hard to find another conference that is offering so many insiders’ views and open exchanges on topics that define our transatlantic relationship.”

Peter Kloeppel, Chief Anchorman RTL Aktuell

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