NRW – USA Summit

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m, followed by a get-together


12:30 p.m.   Registration

Moderation: Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Senior Advisor, Bertelsmann Stiftung

1:00 p.m.     Opening Session

Brief welcome
Gabriela Pantring,  Vice-Chairwoman, NRW.BANK

Mona Neubaur, Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy and Deputy Prime Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Pauline Kao, US Consul General of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Christian Kullmann, CEO, Evonik Industries AG

Opening Panel
Minister Mona Neubaur
Gabriela Pantring, Vice-Chairwoman, NRW.BANK
Felix Neugart, CEO NRW.GlobalBusiness GmbH
Gregor Berghausen, Chief Executive Officer, IHK Düsseldorf

2:15 p.m.     Parallel panels session 1

Panel Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
„Business Relations with the United States: The Future of Collaboration after the Elections“

"What are the benefits of cooperation with the USA - Best Practice Future of Computing, added value for companies"

3:15 p.m.     Parallel panels session 2

Panel IHK Düsseldorf
"Strategies for successful business in the USA"

Panel NGB“ NRW.Global Business
"Microsoft's billion-euro investment in NRW - What positive effects can be expected for the region?"

4:15 p.m.     Parallel panels session 3

"How to enter the US market successfully? – A journey with funding instruments from an entrepreneur's perspective“

“Culture Club: Start-up and investment culture in the USA and North Rhine-Westphalia"

5:15 p.m.     Closing Session

Christin Schack, Vice President & Managing Director Central Europe, 3M Deutschland GmbH, talk with Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

5:30 p.m.     Conclusion and networking with snacks and drinks

7:00 p.m.     End of the event