September 29, 2009

High-ranking Delegation in Washington and Atlanta

During his official state visit to the United States, Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Christian Wulff headed a delegation of representatives of corporations and research institutions from September 29 to October 5, 2009. The delegation was composed of the CEOs of some of Germany's largest companies such as Volkswagen, RWE, Nord LB as well as representatives of American corporations active in Germany including Citibank and Exxon Mobile, but also of members of Mittelstand firms, the famously flexible and innovative family firms in which Germany takes great pride. All major universities of Lower Saxony were also represented.

Prof. Hartmut Berghoff, head of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC and Professor at the University of Göttingen, participated in the program as an official member of the delegation. He took the opportunity for high-level talks inside and outside the delegation. He also met with the Prime Minister and his close aides. One of the highlights of the delegation's tour was the 14th Annual Gala of the German Chamber of Commerce of the South of the United States in Atlanta on the German National Holiday, October 3.

Christian Wulff (Prime Minister of Lower Saxony) and Hartmut Berghoff (GHI)

Christian Wulff (Prime Minister of Lower Saxony) and Hartmut Berghoff (GHI)

(Picture: Courtesy of German Chamber of Commerce of the South of the U.S.)

The Prime Minister’s Delegation at the Reception of the German Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, GA

The Prime Minister’s Delegation at the Reception of the German Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, GA

(Picture: Courtesy of German Chamber of Commerce of the South of the U.S.)