Past Events

Read more about past events, FDI Trips and trade shows organized or attended by the TBIC.

Find below information on the latest TBIC activities on both sides of the Atlantic: annotated itineraries of past FDI Trips, reviews of FDI-related events attended by our staff and recaps of trade show visits.

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October 21 - 25, 2019

FDI Trip Italy: Food Processing

Milan and Parma, Italy


Our sixth FDI Trip in 2019 led us to Italy! We travelled from Milan to Parma, from Parma to Bologna, from Bologna to Venice and back to Milan to have excellent meetings with multipliers and companies along the way! Focusing on the food processing industry, we met with a company producing filling and packaging machines for bottling and had great exchanges at the CIBUS TEC trade show - one of the most innovative food technology exhibitions! We also visited companies from the healthcare and automotive sectors.


We want to thank our partners at the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy as well as at the Confindustria Emilia-Romagna for hosting our delegation.

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September 16 - 20, 2019

FDI Trip Germany & Scandinavia: MedTech, BioTech & IT

Berlin, Germany & Copenhagen, Denmark


Only one week after our automotive trip we kicked off FDI Trip #5 2019. With a special focus on Germany’s and Denmark’s startup ecosystems from the MedTech, BioTech & IT sectors, we can now look back on successful days in Berlin as well as in Odense and Copenhagen, Denmark.


The delegation started with a joint meeting together with S.I.B.B., the Digital Business Association Berlin-Brandenburg and attending companies. Afterwards TBIC hosted additional meetings and a "Fireside Chat" with support of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce. From there, the group headed on to more exciting exchanges around Berlin and then in Odense and Copenhagen, Denmark. New insights into Scandinavian FDI to the United States were also gained at the TechBBQ Copenhagen, the last stop on the trip. 

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September 9 - 13, 2019

FDI Trip Germany & IAA Trade Fair – Automotive

Dusseldorf, Dortmund & Frankfurt am Main, Germany


After a short summer break, our delegation trips continued with our fourth FDI Trip of the year. This trip focused on the automotive industry and included a day at the IAA, Germany’s international automotive trade show.


The delegation started with several company and multiplier meetings in and around Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, one of Germany’s strongest economic regions. From there, the delegation headed to Lower Saxony for additional meetings with automotive suppliers and advanced manufacturing companies looking to enter the United States market. From there, the group travelled to Frankfurt am Main to attend a variety of company meetings at the IAA.


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June 17 - 18, 2019

Trade Show Visit: Paris International Air Show 2019

Paris, France


TBIC is looking back on exciting two days at the Paris International Air Show, one of the most important events for the global aerospace and aviation industry. Great exchanges during a variety of company meetings, valuable new contacts for our members and new insights into this evolving industry marked this event. We are already looking forward to the Farnborough International Air Show next year and will again stand ready to assist in setting up meetings with key decision-makers from leading European aerospace companies. 


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June 10 - 12, 2019

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019

Washington, D.C., USA 


Once again, the TBIC attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C., to support its members in their outreach efforts at the show. With over 3,000 attendees, comprised of qualified international companies and investment professionals, the Summit stands as one of the most important events in transatlantic FDI. With its own booth, close to 30 meetings arranged and several Co-Exhibitors, the TBIC ensured the success of its members trying to connect to European investors.


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May 20 - 24, 2019

FDI Trip Switzerland & Italy - Advanced Manufacturing

Baden Württemberg, Germany, Zürich & Bern, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy


The third FDI trip of 2019 focused on the advanced manufacturing sector of three core European source countries for FDI in the United States: Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. The delegation kicked-off the trip with a visit to two companies in Baden-Württemberg, Germany's leading industrial state. Thereafter, additional company meetings awaited the group in Switzerland. There, the TBIC, in conjunction with SelectUSA and the U.S. Embassy, also hosted an exclusive FDI luncheon with several Swiss companies on the invitation of and in attendance of the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen Jr. The trip ended with another very productive visit to Italy. 

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April 1 - 5, 2019

FDI Trip Hannover Messe & Germany

Hannover, Nuremberg Area, Frankfurt am Main Area & Munich, Germany 


Our second FDI Trip in 2019 led us to Hannover Messe Trade Show and several destinations throughout Germany. The trip kicked off with company visits from a diverse range of sectors at the world's largest industrial fair, Hannover Messe. From there, the group travelled to the Nuremberg Area to appointments with a company from the automotive sector as well as the IHK Nürnberg für Mittelfranken, the local Chamber of Commerce. Meetings with companies in the Frankfurt and Munich from the automotive and industrial automation industries followed.

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January 28 - February 1, 2019

FDI Trip Austria and Bavaria

Vienna, Austria, Munich & Nuremberg, Germany


Our first FDI Trip in 2019 led us to Austria and Bavaria, Germany, the heartland of industry in Europe. The trip kicked off with a meeting at the Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO/Advantage Austria), where our members learned more about how the Chamber supports its members with internationalization, before heading to the first company visit at a leading global raw material suppliers and processor. Following a visit to a manufacturer of industrial electrical solutions and to the U.S. Embassy Vienna, the group travelled to Munich, Germany. 


The second part of our trip featured company visits from a diverse range of sectors in the Munich and Nuremberg area, including automotive, food processing, phamarceutical, aviation and machinery. 

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