2018 Privacy Shield Frameworks

May 1, 2018: From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic. PS Actions 2017 2018 May 2018 (also available from USEU ) ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Visits the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin.

March 7-11, 2018. U.S. Embassy Berlin, spearheaded by Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, hosted over 250 U.S. exhibitors during the largest travel and tourism show in the world, the 52nd Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) in Berlin. 170,000 visitors attended the five-day show, with approx. 110,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers.  On Friday, the Charge d’Affaires Kent ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon Welcomes Super Return Conference Participants to the Embassy

The Embassy was delighted to partner again with distinguished U.S. investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith to bring together Americans and Europeans on the margins of this year’s Super Return International conference in Berlin, one of the world’s leading private equity / venture capital gatherings. Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon spoke about the importance of transatlantic ...
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2018 Berlinale Reception

On the evening of February 20, Chargé d’Affaires Kent D. Logsdon and his wife Michelle welcomed around 300 German and international guests to the traditional Berlinale cocktail party at the US Embassy. Among the guests at the reception were numerous renowned actors such as Jan Josef Liefers, Hanno Koffler, Tim Seyfi, Burkhard Heyl, Keith Redmon, ...
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2018 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative-Entrepreneurship in Europe

Are you a young German entrepreneur looking to taking your commercial or social venture to the next level? Apply for the 2018 YTILI Fellowship Program, which will give 75 outstanding leaders from across Europe the chance to expand their leadership and entrepreneurial experience, and to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Applications are ...
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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit Reunion: The United States is Open for Business

On December 15, 2017, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Jeff Hovenier and Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs John McCaslin hosted a group of German company representatives for a roundtable discussion about their companies’ expansion projects in the United States. The representatives had participated as members of the German delegation in the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in June 2017 in Washington, ...
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Goose Dinner at American Chamber of Commerce

AmCham Goose Dinner Berlin, December 7, 2017 CdA Kent Logsdon It’s a pleasure to join you this evening at AmCham’s annual Goose Dinner. It’s the best kind of tradition – one that brings people together. Like most of us here this evening, I have strong personal connections to Germany. I did an exchange year at ...
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Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference

As prepared for delivery Keeping Transatlantic Trade & Investment on a Sustainable Footing 11th Transatlantic Business Conference Next Steps: Cooperation & Prosperity in the Transatlantic Marketplace Frankfurt/Main, October 26, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Olaf Gersemann. Bernhard Mattes, President AmCham Germany Eveline Metzen, Dieter Kempf, President, BDI Ministerin Zypries, John Boehner, AmCham members, Ladies ...
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Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab

Grand Opening of IBM’s Global Government Industry Lab at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center Munich, October 11, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Sanjay Brahmawar (General Manager, Watson IoT).  It is a pleasure and a privilege to join you here today at the Watson Industry of Things Innovation Center.  The addition of a ...
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Startupnight Berlin

Startupnight Berlin Berlin, September 8, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon Thank you, Cem Erguen-Müller, for giving me the chance to welcome you all to Berlin’s Startupnight – one of the biggest start-up events in Europe. Mark Nietwetberg, Deutsche Telekom is a great location for this program. The evening is just getting started, but Cem, I would ...
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Secretary Ross Welcomes German Business Delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with the German delegation attending the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit that took place from June 18-20 near Washington D.C. Over the course of three days, the German delegates gained key insights into the U.S. market and had the opportunity to connect with representatives of all 50 states to learn ...
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Jobs for Refugees: State Department recognizes McDonald’s

In honor of World Refugee Day, Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon presented McDonald’s Germany with the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for their inclusive hiring practices. McDonald’s Deutschland was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of its employment of 900 refugees at locations across the country where they get practice speaking German and earn a living, becoming contributing members of society. The Chargé spoke with refugees currently employed by ...
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Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity

Transatlantic Innovation Trends – How to Inspire a Culture of Opportunity 114th AmCham Annual Membership Meeting Frankfurt, May 19, 2017 CDA Kent Logsdon   Thank you, Bernhard Mattes, Eveline Metzen. Honorary President Fred Irwin. Ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor to greet the members of the American Chamber of Commerce at this your 114th ...
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2016 Transatlantic Venture Capital Event

Hosted by the U.S. Embassy Berlin with support from the Lester Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley “Series A” Venture Capital – Opportunities and Challenges in Germany and Europe (…and why it is important for the future of Europe and the United States) The October 13, 2016 Venture Capital event at the U.S. Embassy ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Visits Berlin

Photo gallery of the visit U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Berlin from October 27 – 28 to meet with government officials and business leaders. Her meetings and consultations on transatlantic economic cooperation focused on trade, the future of work and entrepreneurship. Secretary Pritzker’s political consultations included meetings with Vice Chancellor & Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar ...
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