Who we are

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) is the Washington, DC liaison office of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). President is Dr. Thomas Zielke. RGIT’s mission is to foster free trade and a welcoming business environment on both sides of the Atlantic to achieve sustainable growth, jobs and innovation for companies involved in German-American economic relations.

Founded in 1988, RGIT is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and serves as the voice of German Industry and Trade on behalf of RGIT’s principals BDI and DIHK. The BDI – Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie – speaks for 37 sector associations, 15 regional offices, and approx. 100.000 companies with a total workforce of about eight million people. The DIHK – Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag – represents the interests of the 80 German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIs) and their 3.6 million member companies from the industry, trade and service sectors.

RGIT maintains registrations under both the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobby Disclosure Act.

Upcoming Events

09/29/2014

Fact Finding Mission to the World Bank: Education

The Office of the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) is organizing a fact finding mission to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral development institutions in Washington, DC, from September, 29th to October,...[more]


News

07/30/2014

Enroll Now: German Courses and Exams at the Goethe Institute Washington September - December 2014

Learn German with the Experts: The Goethe Institute offers German language courses for adults in modern, multi-media classrooms in downtown Washington, DC. The courses are based on the standards and levels of the Common Framework of Reference for European Languages and...more


07/23/2014

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

Dear Reader, As President and CEO of the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) and Program Ambassador for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the United States, I am pleased to bring to your attention the   German Chancellor Fellowship for...more


07/08/2014

RGIT Job Posting – Director, Government Relations & Legal Affairs

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) seeks to hire a Director, Government Relations and Legal Affairs. Description The Director, Government Relations and Legal Affairs will advise and report to the President of RGIT and work closely with BDI and...more


06/17/2014

Skills-Initiative: Conference featuring US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

A conference on June 17th about skills training for a modern manufacturing workforce at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, was hosted by the German Embassy, the German Center for Research and Innovation and RGIT. US Secretary of...more


06/17/2014

Fact Finding Mission to the World Bank - Focus: Transport

The Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) offered a Fact Finding Mission to the World Bank and other relevant development institutions in Washington, DC. The study tour, which took place from June 15 to 17, 2014 focused on the transport and logistic...more


06/12/2014

Baden-Württemberg's Minister for Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Alexander Bonde visits RGIT

Alexander Bonde, Minister for Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, visited during his trip to Washington the office of the Representative of German Industry and Trade. Purpose of his visit was to learn more about the mining of...more


06/05/2014

German Ambassador to the United States visits RGIT

The new ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States, Dr. Peter Wittig, was the featured speaker and guest of honor at two events hosted by the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) in its offices. During a roundtable discussion with...more


Displaying 1 to 7 of 8
<< First < Previous 1-7 8-8 Next > Last >>

Sponsors RGIT Anniversary

Testimonial

DruckversionSeitenanfang