About the AGBC Chapter Düsseldorf
The American German Business Club Düsseldorf (AGBC) is a network of professionals with German-American business interests promoting economic and cultural contact between these two countries. Although this is a German-American club, like minded individuals with other nationalities are more than welcome. We promote an exchange of experience in various professions and fields giving the members the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
As the local Chapter, we are linked to the National Club and its 800 members in several large German cities. Members are welcome to present their business in the Chapter meetings as well as in the business directory on the national website. Monthly informative meetings are organized where speakers either members or invited guest speakers will discuss current events either political or an economic nature.
AGBC will welcome you to the great city of Düsseldorf which is centrally located on the River Rhine within the European Megalopolis. The city is the headquarters to five Fortune Global 500 and several DAX companies. Messe Düsseldorf organizes nearly one fifth of all world‘s premier trade shows.
Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion, trade fairs, nightlife, carnival, events and shopping. The Boot Messe (one of the world's best trade fairs for boats and water sports), Igedo (world leader in fashion) as well as K plastics convention are just a few of the well known fairs.
Düsseldorf is also famous for its Altbier, a hoppy beer which translates as old (style) beer, a reference to the pre-lager brewing method of using warm top-fermenting yeast like British pale ales.
The Rheinturm TV tower is 789 ft tall and with the lights on, comprises of the world's largest digital clock. Further city landmarks are the eight bridges which span the River Rhine and the Wilhem Marx House of 1922/24, which at twelve stories high, was Germany's first high-rise building. The Königsallee ("King's Avenue") is a popular shopping destination. Some of the most reputable jewelry shops, designer labels, and galleries have their stores here.
Culturally, Düsseldorf is known for its academy of fine arts, influence on early electronic music and its large Japanese community. It is a stronghold for Rhinish Carnival celebrations.
As the seventh largest city in Germany by population within city limits and a metropolitan population of 1.5 million, Düsseldorf is one of the country five global cities. The Mercer’s 2009 Quality of Living survey of cities with the highest quality of life ranked Düsseldorf sixth worldwide and first in Germany for quality of life.