WindPower Execs “shoot the breeze” at last Monday’s reception

Over 35 companies represented Germany at the 2012 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition held at the Georgia World Congress Center from June 3-6.  Following Monday’s trade show activities, the GACC South together with the German Consulate General hosted a German evening reception on the rooftop of the nearby Metro Atlanta Chamber. The event brought about 300 chamber members, friends and trade show attendees together for food, drinks, and a spectacular view of Atlanta.

Martina Stegmeier, President & CEO, GACC South speaking at the German evening reception

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry in cooperation with the German Wind Energy Association and the German Engineering Federation VDMA Power Systems supported this year’s German Pavilion. Germany is one of the leading countries focusing on renewable energy.  The AWEA WINDPOWER trade fair is considered the largest annual wind-focused exhibition in the world featuring over 1,000 exhibitors. The exhibition was host to several international countries including a large presence of companies from Denmark, Canada, Spain and China. This was the first time Atlanta has hosted this exhibition.

Attendees networking at the German evening reception

GACC South employees attended the trade show throughout the week, in addition to helping with Monday night’s reception. You can find pictures from our German Evening Reception here. For more information on the German exhibitors that showcased at this year’s trade fair, please go to the website for the German Pavilion at WINDPOWER 2012 here.


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