German Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice-Chancellor Visits Washington D.C.


On the occasion of the visit of the German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Philipp Roesler, the Representative of German Industry and Trade hosted an exclusive breakfast discussion on Monday, June 18, 2012 that featured leading figures from the German-American business world. Discussed topics included the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, Transatlantic trade perspectives, energy policy and supply as well as the situation of companies and the search for skilled workforce.

In the picture from left to right: Peter Rashish, Vice President, Europe & Eurasia U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Christian Koenig, President and Head of the Washington, DC Office ThyssenKrupp USA; Michael Lohscheller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Volkswagen Group of America; Wolfgang Pordzik, Executive Vice President for Corporate Public Policy, Deutsche Post DHL; Jim Stein, Vice President of Government Affairs, Schott North America; Georg E. Annen, Chief Financial Officer, Gerresheimer Glass; Philipp Roesler, German Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technology; Thomas Zielke, President and CEO, Representative of German Industry and Trade; Reinhard Wieck, Managing Director of Deutsche Telekom’s Washington DC Office; Peter Ammon, German Ambassador