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Date(s) - 05/12/2018
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm



Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Felbermayr, Director of International Economics at the Ifo Institute, Munich; Professor of Economics, especially International Economics, Department of Economics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Cost:     EUR 30.00 for members and guests (incl. buffet dinner and one drink). Please bring cash to pay at registration.

Sign-Up:  By Friday 30th November at the events tab on the AGBC Munich Community Platform at

Registration: Please identify your Business Group affiliation in the booking comment field of the registration form.

Special note: Given this highly interesting forum and limited seating (130 places), please be sure to sign up ASAP.

We are holding our 2nd 2018 International Business Council Munich (IBCM) Event at the Marriott Hotel in north Schwabing on Wednesday, 5th December.  The event will feature an enlightening discussion led by Keynote Speaker Prof. Dr. Gabriel Felbermayr, one of Germany’s top global trade experts, who will address the present Global and Transatlantic Trade situations

With his deep experience and top-level contacts on international trade and economics, Prof Dr. Felbermayr will provide us an illuminating overview of the current transatlantic and global trade situations.

  • What is the current status in Europe and especially Germany on the transatlantic tariff discussions?  Are the real balance of trade issues properly perceived?
  • What effects are the US tariff initiatives having on Europe’s trade with the rest of the world?
  • How are China and other major trade nations reacting?
  • What is the expected trade picture in 12 months?  And in two years?

Given the recent heated rounds of political discussions on trade and looming tariff aspects, this is certain to be a highly informative and insight-full discussion with a following session of Q&A.

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, PhD, was born in Steyr, Austria.  After his studies in Economics and Trade at the University of Linz, he went to Florence, Italy, for his doctoral studies and to Tübingen, Germany, for his habilitation. Since 2011, he holds both a position as Director International Economics at the Ifo Institute and as Professor of Economics, esp. International Economics, at the Department of Economics of Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He has recently been named as the future (March 2019) President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifW – Before joining the Ifo Institute, he was Professor at the University of Hohenheim (near Stuttgart, Germany (2009-2011)), Assistant Professor at the University of Tübingen, Germany (2005-2009), and worked as an Associate Consultant for McKinsey & Co. in Vienna, Austria (2004-2005), and was an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Economics at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.

Gabriel Felbermayr has various roles and positions. The most important are: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Associate Editor European Economic Review; Associate Editor, International Review of Economics and Finance; Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Applied Economic Research, Tübingen; External Research Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP), University of Nottingham. For his research, Felbermayr was awarded several prizes. His research deals with international trade agreements, trade and labor market outcomes, trade and environment. For further details and publications, see

In addition to Prof Dr Felbermayr’s address, each IBCM organization will provide a short (1-minute) summary on its group’s key features and upcoming events, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Afterwards we will enjoy a buffet dinner with networking in the foyer. In parallel members of each organization will be available in Salon C/D for informal discussions on their respective groups.

About the International Business Council Munich (IBCM) – In 2017 we launched the IBCM as a business networking forum that brings together members of 16 international business organizations active in the Munich area.  The IBCM’s mission:  “To combine the strengths of the participating IBCM groups in joining for business events of mutual interest and in addressing topics of common interest.  An umbrella organization, the IBCM provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new business contacts, and stimulates learning.”

The currently participating 16 IBCM organizations are:

Anglo Bavarian Club (ABC)

American-German Business Club Munich (AGBC)

Chinaforum Bayern e.V.

Deutsch-Französischer Wirtschaftsclub in Bayern / Le Club

Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (DJG) in Bayern e.V.

Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis e.V. (DJW)

Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. (DKG)

Deutsch-Niederländisches Geschäftsforum e.V. (DNG)

German American Business Association (GABA-California) – Munich Chapter

German Australian Business Council e.V. (GABC)

German-Indian Roundtable (GIRT)

German Malaysian Round Table (GMRT)

Irish Business Network (IBN)

Münchner Kreis (MK)

Österreichisch-Bayerische Gesellschaft e.V./Austrian-Bavarian Club (ÖBG)

Professional Women’s Network (PWN)

With our broad based international forum, we provide a wealth of great business contacts and knowledge to nurture your business interests and expand your career prospects. Please do catch us if you can.

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