GGNC Hosts German Delegation, Help Strengthen Global Ties

It was an honor to host an important German delegation working to strengthen the Transatlantic “bridge” with the U.S. Atlantik-Brücke is the oldest transatlantic organization in Germany, and they selected North Carolina as the state they wished to visit in 2024. The event, held in April, was coordinated with the delegation’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. with their US-based sister organization, American Council on Germany.

About Atlantik-Brücke
The organization is based in Berlin. They describe themselves this way: The approximately 800 members of Atlantik-Brücke are decision-makers from business, politics, science and the media on both sides of the Atlantic. Their expertise in different sectors enriches the transatlantic debate and fosters mutual understanding.

North Carolina Itinerary
Our April itinerary for the delegation included tours, discussions, and presentations in RTP and the North Carolina General Assembly. We would not be able to showcase North Carolina’s innovation and hospitality without our business, education and legislative partners!

Thank you to our NC partners hosts!

We kicked off our program at the RTP Foundation with  Scott Levitan, CEO of the RTP Foundation; Paul Ulanch, Senior Director, NC Biotechnology Center, Adrian Percey,  Executive Director, NC Plant Science Initiative at NC State University ; Mike Kaelin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at RTI International; and Paul Rea, Senior Vice President Agricultural Solutions North America BASF. We wrapped up our time in Raleigh where Deputy Chief of Staff to Speaker Tim Moore Dan Gurley gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the State Legislature; and Chief Deputy Secretary of State Rodney Maddox spoke with the delegation at the Governor’s mansion and moderated an informal discussion on the NC political landscape with John Drescher, political investigator for The Washington Post and editor at The Assembly.