AGBC

Association of American-German Business Clubs e.V


An all-volunteer organization, AGBC provides a forum for the discussion of national and international commercial relations and ideas. AGBC supports free trade, the sharing of ideas benefiting both countries, and personal interaction between business people within Germany. The AGBC is open to all nationalities who support its goals.

The American German Business Club (or AGBC e.V.) is a private, non-profit, international organization, presently consisting of ten AGBC Chapters: Bonn, FrankfurtHeidelberg, Kaiserslautern, MunichStuttgart and Wiesbaden - Mainz. Its activities are designed to strengthen the ties between representatives of American and German business through personal networking in an informal atmosphere.

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The American German Business Club (or AGBC e.V.) is a private, non-profit, international organization, presently consisting of seven AGBC Chapters: Bonn, FrankfurtHeidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Munich, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden - Mainz. Its activities are designed to strengthen the ties between representatives of American and German business through personal networking in an informal atmosphere.

An all-volunteer organization, AGBC provides a forum for the discussion of national and international commercial relations and ideas. AGBC supports free trade, the sharing of ideas benefiting both countries, and personal interaction between business people within Germany. The AGBC is open to all nationalities who support its goals.

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Executive Changes at AGBC Frankfurt

2 May 2017

  • American German Business Frankfurt announces Change at the Helm
  • AGBC’s longstanding President David Knower stepped down effective 1 May 2017
  • Vera Thiers appointed AGBC’s incoming President, effective 1 May 2017 

After a long and successful tenure at the helm of American-German Business Frankfurt, David Knower has stepped down as President. A member of the Club since 1997, Mr. Knower presided over AGBC Frankfurt from the year 2000, with a brief hiatus from 2004-2005.

In the 17 years of his duties as AGBC President, and as Partner and Head of Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung GmbH since 2003, David Knower witnessed sweeping economic, political and cultural trends in the global hub of Frankfurt, in Germany, and in Europe. Amid all those changes, it was gratifying for Knower to play an integral role in AGBC Frankfurt as an organization marked by high-caliber membership and an inveterate interest in all matters concerning Frankfurt’s vast American-German community. Knower commented: “It was the AGBC’s members who made the difference all those years, by actively participating in events, demonstrating a genuine interest in current issues affecting all of us living and doing business here in Frankfurt, not to mention the generous and invaluable sponsorship of programs and events by our many corporate members.”

David Knower wishes the incoming President every success: “I am pleased to know that the AGBC’s leadership will be in the capable hands of Vera Thiers, and I wish her every success in her exciting and influential role as President of our Club.”
Vera Thiers remarked: “I wish to express my gratitude towards David for all his many years of dedicated service as President, and I look forward to his continued involvement as a member of the Club.” Vera Thiers seeks to expand upon the AGBC’s solid foundation of success, in addition to harnessing many ideas and strategies that have accompanied her professional ventures as an American businesswoman in Germany.

Throughout her career, Vera Thiers, originally from Canton, Ohio, and living in Germany since 1977, has been dedicated to bridging cultures and bringing people together to cultivate new ideas and find common ground. A member of the Club since 2007, she looks forward to her role as AGBC President: “I find it simply exciting to have the privilege to help shape the future of an organization like the AGBC. Thanks to its diversified range of programs, the Club has always demonstrated an ability to bring people together to share ideas. In the age of Social Media, I find that remarkable and more vital than ever.”

For more information about membership and upcoming AGBC Frankfurt events, please phone +49- 69-9735-8275 or send an e-mail to Frankfurt@agbc.de.

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Frankfurt@agbc.de.
Tel: +49-69-9375-825 Fax: +49-69-9375-8199 

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Contact Information

  • Association of
  • American-German
  • Business Clubs e.V.
  • Mainzer Landstraße 176
  • 60327 Frankfurt
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  • Administrative Office:
  • Am Beckmannplatz 4
  • 53340 Meckenheim
  • Phone: 02225 - 70 444 15
  • Fax:   02225 - 70 34 999
  • national@agbc.de
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