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Industry Insights: Manufacturing in Times of Lockdown

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Name: Industry Insights: Manufacturing in Times of Lockdown
Date: June 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:

Our expert panel from the manufacturing industry will share their perspectives and insights on challenges and opportunities during the current Corona-crisis and discuss potential strategies on how to re-enter the market after business will be officially opened again. Questions about cross-border supply chains and present and future market demand in various industries will be answered.

Andreas Fibig, Chairman & CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Andreas Fibig is Chairman & CEO of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc (IFF). He joined the IFF board in 2011 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since September 2014 and Chairman since December 2014. Previously, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Pfizer, Inc. Mr. Fibig was appointed to the board of Novo Nordisk in 2018, where he serves on the Audit Committee. Last year, The Board of Directors of the GACC NY unanimously elected Mr. Fibig as its new Chairman.

Jan Heck, President & CEO, Miele, Inc.

With more than 20 years in the kitchen and bath industry in North America, Jan Heck was named president and CEO of Miele USA, a subsidiary of the world’s largest family-owned premium appliance company, in 2016. He oversees overall operations of the company’s consumer and professional use appliance and floor care products, which includes management of 10 Miele Experience Centers across the U.S. He started his career at Bizerba, a weighing and food processing equipment manufacturer, serving in Germany, the U.K. and Canada. After that, he joined Miele in Ontario, where he became president of the Miele Canada subsidiary in 1999. He has been active in numerous professional organizations and orchestrated a $100 million fundraising campaign as a board member of St. Josephs Health Centre Foundation in Toronto and was the Vice Chairman of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce for many years.
Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, GACC New York

Dietmar Rieg has served as President and CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in New York since July 2013. Prior to joining the GACC New York, he held numerous senior positions with BayernLB in New York since 1991. From 2006 to 2008, he shifted to the bank's headquarters in Munich, where he was responsible for the corporate banking business in multiple industries, including energy and telecommunications. Dietmar Rieg returned to New York in 2008 to take the position of General Manager of Bayern LB's New York office.

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Date/Time Information:
June 18, 2020
11am - 12pm
Contact Information:

Irene Fuchs
Director Business Network, Startups & Events

Member: free
Non-Member: $25

Refund Policy:
Cancellations cannot be refunded. Cancellations received 48 hours prior to the event will be credited towards another GACC NY event. Thank you for your support!