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Field trip at BST The German Canadian Concourse, founded in 2012, is a brand of the Canada Meets Germany Network e. V. (CMG-NET), a non-profit association registered in Germany.

The Canada Meets Germany Network has emerged from an initiative by a former Canadian Ambassador to Germany with substantial support from the Canadian and German Federal governments. The aim of Canada Meets Germany is to establish a solid and lasting foundation for dialogue between the two countries.

The Canada Meets Germany Network provides a framework for dedicated pro-fessionals from a variety of fields including business, politics, academia, science, culture, and the media to meet and exchange ideas.

The German Canadian Concourse is the flagship project of the Canada Meets Germany Network managed by the CMG-NET Board.
 
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"German Canadian Concourse"

Schnitterweg 7
D-65207 Wiesbaden
Germany
 
www.GermanCanadianConcourse.org

contact@GermanCanadianConcourse.org


 
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GCC Steering Committee
 
 
 
Dr. Matthias Mück
President, CMG-NET

Head of Intellectual Property,
ArianeGroup


 
Matthias Mueck
 
Matthias Mück has developed strong ties with Canada since his post-graduate studies in Toronto. As a manager of international space programs, transatlantic relations continued to play an important role in his professional life. In his function as chairman of the Canada Meets Germany Network e. V., Matthias is heading the German Canadian Concourse since its inauguration in 2012. Matthias is the founding president of the CMG-NET.
 
Dr. Gerd Hoor
Vice President, CMG-NET

Member of the Board,
Stiftung Leuchtfeuer


 
Gerd Hoor
 
Gerd Hoor has been involved in the German Canadian Concourse since the conference series was established. He is a board member of Canada Meets Germany Network e. V. and a member of Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e. V. In his professional life, Gerd is a board member of Stiftung Leuchtfeuer, i.e. Germany's biggest foundation in the field of youth welfare.
 
Christina Arend
Treasurer, CMG-NET

Deputy Head Start-up Division,
Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg


 
Christina Arend
 
Having family ties to Ontario, Christina has traveled to Canada from early on. Her strong connection with the country led her to the Canada Meets Germany program, in which she took part in 2007/2008. Christina is a founding and board member of the CMG-NET and has been part of the GCC organising team since the format started in 2012.
 
Vera Kühr

Patentanwältin & European Patent Attorney



 
Vera Kuehr
 
Vera Kühr is working as patent attorney in the field of biotechnology and medical devices. Her background in marine biology as well as private bonds to the Canadian Maritimes are the base for her interest in transatlantic topics. Vera volunteers with the German Canadian Concourse and the Deutsche Kanadische Gesellschaft.
 
Jurriaan de Bruin

Business/Aerospace Consultant (MBA/MSc),
Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH


 
Jurriaan de Bruin
 
Jurriaan de Bruin moved to Germany in 2001 to work at the satellite operations centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) on space science and technology programs. Jurriaan is an aerospace engineer and MBA-graduate with a passion for business, innovation and technology. Through working with the GCC's organizer, Matthias Mück, he learned of the German Canadian Concourse. Enthused by the topic and its transatlantic character, he attended the 2014 edition of the GCC on start-ups. In appreciation of the value of the conference and the committee's efforts, Jurriaan got involved with the organization of the conference since 2015.
 
Inji Yaghmour

International Affairs Advisor,
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, Québec

 
Inji Yaghmour
 
Inji Yaghmour is responsible for international collaboration in research and innovation between Québec and Germany. As part of her role she has gained insights on the aerospace industry as well as the AI ecosystem. Among her key projects, she is strongly involved with the German Canadian concourse, a platform bringing together key stakeholders from both side of the Atlantic around innovation topics. She has been the secretary of the Quebec's interministrial committee for the pre-negotiations of what is now kwon as CETA. She has a background in business administration and cumulates more than 20 years of experience in the establishment of partnerships between Québec and Europe.
 
Stéphanie Yared

International Affairs Advisor,
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, Québec

 
Stéphanie Yared
 
Stephanie is an international affairs advisor at the ministry of Economy and Innovation. She has been contributing to the GCC since the 2018-2019 edition. She strongly believes in supporting the start-up ecosystem as a driver to push innovation further. She stays abreast of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and in the cleantech sector. As a natural connector, Stéphanie strives to build partnerships and foster international collaboration. Stéphanie also worked on cases in intellectual property and IT law and as a lawyer.
 

 

 
The GCC Match-Making Process
 
Match-Making The German Canadian Concourse is about match-making.

Bringing together German and Canadian thought leaders from topic-matter relevant industries, academic institutions and the public sector during the daylong event creates a unique opportunity to generate transatlantic linkages between participants.

Provided in part by the Transatlantic Symposium format, which uses a live video-link connecting the German and Canadian Concourse Hubs, the GCC also offers a custom match-making service built into the conference itself. As part of this service, participant profiles generated during the registration are used to connect matched parties ad-hoc using video booths to bridge the Atlantic whenever required.

Participants are offered the option to have their personal profiles included into a follow-up on potential transatlantic opportunities.

Be a part of the match-making – use the virtual chatrooms ...

 


 

 
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