November 16, 2017 | University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA
ECIF: The East Coast Industry Forum is your dynamic platform for meaningful business dialogue.
Join the influential leaders of the transatlantic economy for engaging discussions on what is affecting their industries and yours.
November’s event builds on the successes of the previous two years with panels of decision-makers representing industries at the heart of the German American economy.
Don’t miss this essential forum for all international business representatives.
On the agenda are keynote speeches and panel discussions that cover the following topics:
This conference targets German and American businesses located throughout the Northeast.
Student/ Young Professional
This year, the East Coast Industry Forum will take place in Philadelphia on the same day as the GACC Philadelphia Annual Gala. Combination tickets can be purchased to attend both events.
A PDF version of the agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.
Registration & Light Lunch
Opening & Welcome Remarks
Fireside Chat: Nanotechnology
Panel - "Insider Impressions in Technology Transfer"
Transfer of Technology (TOT) is a growing and extremely complex process involving research facilities, technology brokers and private businesses. The rapid movement of innovations, knowledge, techniques and selling intellectual property is essential for the for-profit sector. We will take a look at how the commercialization of technology R&D evolves into profitable business investments for VCs and established companies, alike. This high-stake channel may arguably be
considered as the most dynamic commodity in the nanotech world. Our expert panelists will provide first-hand impressions into this fast-paced accelerating market.
Coffee Break & Refreshments
Panel - "The Path to Smart Distribution: Logistics and Transportation"
Aligning the right product with the perfect timing, place and conditions is what combined logistics and transportation are all about. Fulfilling these requirements is becoming even more challenging in a drastically evolving technological environment. Our forum will address the shift from traditional supply chains to open supply networks and draw attention to how your business must evolve with the advancing complexity of logistics networks - or face your “last mile”.
18th Annual Gala Reception at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Honoring SAP America, Inc. for their Innovation Shaping Change
Please click here for more information on the Annual Philadelphia Gala.
President & CEO, LVEDC
President & Managing Director, Gates & Company
Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York
Tamur Goudarzi Pour
Vice President, The Americas at Lufthansa Group Airlines
Dr. Mark Allen
Scientific Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
CRO, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Chairman, German American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia
Business Advisor & Partner, MAB Innovation Group LLC
Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Director, Business Strategy and Innovation Counsel,
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld
Mark S. Trabbold
Director of Business Development,
Ben Franklin Tech Partners
Vice-Chairman, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Assistant Director, PCI Ventures
Business Development Executive, NTM Global
Thank you to the GACC NY's Annual Gold Sponsors:
Thank you to the GACC NY's Annual Silver Sponsors:
Coffee Break Sponsor:
Thank you to the GACC Philadelphia's Annual Sponsors:
The Inn at Penn - Website
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton Philadelphia University City - Website
3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Singh Center for Nanotechnology,
University of Pennsylvania,
3205 Walnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19104