Join the Cleveland Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany for a discussion with
Deputy Head of Department, External Economic Policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
who will discuss
“If TTIP Is in Jeapordy, What Does It Mean For American Companies in Germany and German Companies in the U.S.?”
Fabian Wendenburg is the Deputy Head of the External Economic Policy Department at the Federation of German Industries (BDI). His portfolio includes trade and investment policy, export control, and sanctions. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and has worked as a Public Affairs Manager with the Linde Group and as Chief of Staff to the Berlin Senator for Economics. Mr. Wendenburg holds an MA in Political Science from Bonn University and an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Berlin.
Abstract: The transatlantic economic relationship is already the backbone of the world economy, accounting for almost one-third of global trade. TTIP was designed to further facilitate trade and investment between Europe and the U.S. With TTIP in jeopardy, what are the consequences for U.S. and German companies and jobs? Will there be immediate effects, or would it be just a missed opportunity? Will investments move elsewhere? Would a failure to complete TTIP affect global value chains? Is there an alternative path to trade liberalization, or is the world moving toward protectionism?
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