Nov
28
Time: 06:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Date: 11/28/2017
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Location: Cipriani 25 Broadway
Address:
25 Broadway
New York, NY, 10004 United States

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies invites you to Support the 23rd Annual
2017 Global Leadership Award Dinner
Honoree  •  Sponsors  •  FAQ  •  About GLAD

Honoring
Martin H. Richenhagen
Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO
Date: Location: Attire:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Reception 6PM, Dinner 7PM
Cipriani 25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Black tie optional
Register

This esteemed award recognizes the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped the partnership between Germany and the United States. Mr. Richenhagen was the first—and for many years the only—German CEO of a U.S. Fortune 500 company. He is also a true Renaissance Man, displaying interest and knowledge in many different areas: In addition to his expertise in all agribusiness matters, he has a degree in Theology and Romance Literature, speaks four languages, and has his MBA.

He can be proud of the company’s accomplishments under his direction: AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions. As the world of agriculture changes, AGCO’s forward-thinking employees pursue advanced solutions to help growers be more productive, efficient, and profitable.

How do they do this? They embrace innovation, efficiency, sustainability, and growth. AGCO’s deep experience, long heritage, and broad dealer network give them the ability to inherently understand their customers’ needs. From hybrid combine harvesters to telemetry-based tracking systems, AGCO’s innovative approaches make the world a better, more sustainable place.

Event at Cipriani

ABOUT THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARD & AICGS

In previous years the Institute has honored, among many others, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann, Gesellschafterin/Partner, INA-Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG; Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE (CEO); Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars; Virginia Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM; and former Secretary of State James Baker. We are honored to welcome Mr. Richenhagen to this prestigious group. We are pleased to extend this invitation to you and request your support and attendance of this annual event put on by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research, and fellowships designed to enrich the political, corporate, and scholarly constituencies it serves. The Institute’s mission is to foster understanding and closer ties between the United States and Germany. Every year we present our Global Leadership Award to recognize the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped our countries’ partnership.

We would be honored to welcome you among the 400 guests we receive each year and who support the event. Below you will find an RSVP form. Please visit us online at www.aicgs.org and on Twitter and Facebook @AICGS to learn more about the Institute and #AICGSglad. We look forward to seeing you on November 28. For further information, please contact Lynn Van Norstrand, Vice President, Finance, Development, & Administration at 1 (410) 202-2178 or lvn@aicgs.org.

Honoree
Martin H. Richenhagen
Martin H. Richenhagen
Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO

Mr. Richenhagen was the first—and for many years the only—German CEO of a U.S. Fortune 500 company. He can be proud of the company’s accomplishments under his direction: AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions. As the world of agriculture changes, AGCO’s forward-thinking employees pursue advanced solutions to help growers be more productive, efficient and profitable. They embrace innovation, efficiency, sustainability, and growth. From hybrid combine harvesters to telemetry-based tracking systems, AGCO’s innovative approaches make the world a better, more sustainable place.

Sponsors
Dinner sponsorship is not only a sign of one’s regard for Mr. Martin H. Richenhagen, but is also an effective way for companies and individuals to showcase their support for a strong German-American partnership in front of an important audience of corporate and government leaders who care deeply about this relationship. We would be delighted by your support of this partnership, and it is our pleasure to request you to join us in celebrating Mr. Richenhagen. Please submit your RSVP form by September 30, 2017 to Lynn Van Norstrand at lvn@aicgs.org.

Global Leaders Sponsor
$50,000+ : Register
  • Prominent table for ten, premier seating area
  • A full-page, color advertisement in the gala program booklet (prime placement)
  • Logo listed prominently in the gala program booklet and special logo display at Cipriani

Executive Leaders Sponsor
$35,000+ : Register

  • Prominent table for ten, preferred seating area
  • A half-page, color advertisement in the gala program booklet

Corporate Leaders Sponsor
$25,000+ : Register
  • Table for ten, main seating area
  • Logo listed in gala program booklet

Business Sponsor
$15,000+ : Register
  • Seating for up to five guests
  • Name listed in the gala program booklet

Associates Sponsor
$10,000+ : Register
  • Seating for up to two guests
  • Name listed in the gala program booklet

Global Individual Sponsor
$5,000+ : Register
  • Seating for up to two guests
  • Name listed in the gala program booklet

Individual Sponsor
$1,500+ : Register
  • Single seat
  • Name listed in the gala program booklet

Honorary Co-Chairs

Rob Daniels
Ron Daniels
Honorary Co-Chair

Ronald J. Daniels became the 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University in March 2009. Previously, he was provost and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania (2005-2009) and dean and James M. Tory Professor of Law at the University of Toronto (1995-2005).

Since arriving at Johns Hopkins, President Daniels has focused his leadership on three overarching themes: enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration, increased student accessibility, and community engagement. As Chair of the Executive Committee for Johns Hopkins Medicine, he works closely with the trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, serving as a bridge between the university and health system.

Peter Wittig
Peter Wittig
Honorary Co-Chair

Peter Wittig has served as German Ambassador to the United States since April 2014. Prior to this, he was German Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and represented Germany during its tenure as a member of the UN Security Council in 2011 and 2012. There, he drew on his wide expertise in United Nations matters, having previously served as Director-General for United Nations and Global Issues at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982. He has served at the Embassy in Madrid; as private secretary to the Foreign Minister at the headquarters, then located in Bonn; and as Ambassador in Lebanon and in Cyprus. He was the German Government Special Envoy on the “Cyprus question” (the division of Cyprus). He has acquired extensive knowledge of the Middle East. Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Wittig studied history, political science, and law at Bonn, Freiburg, Canterbury, and Oxford universities and taught as an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg. His wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, has worked as both a journalist and a writer. The couple has four children: Valeska, Maximilian, Augustin, and Felice.

Award Presenter
Theo Waigel

Theo Waigel

Dr. Theo Waigel was the longest-serving Federal Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany, from April 1989 to October 1998. He served at a formative time for Germany—including during unification—and played a key role in European monetary union and the formation of the euro. Dr. Waigel started his career in public office as a member of the Krumbach County Council, went on to serve members of the Bavarian state government, and was elected to the Bundestag in 1972. He has held a number of leadership positions with the Christian Social Union (CSU) over the years, including Chairman of the Junge Union Bayern, Chairman of the Bavarian CSU faction in the Bundestag, First Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, and Chairman of the CSU. Since leaving public office, Dr. Waigel has practiced law at GSK Stockmann + Kollegen in Munich and served as the Compliance Officer at Siemens. As of 2016, he is Of Counsel at WAIGEL Rechtsanwälte in Munich. He studied at the Universities of Munich and Würzburg. He holds a doctorate in Legal and Political Science and is an Honorary Doctor of Law of the University of South Carolina.

Joy Centre Choir

This year’s Global Leaders Sponsors

AGCOBBraundll financial solutions partner

Fred LanghammerLindeMcGovern and Muller Fund

Rabo Bank

This year’s Executive Leaders Sponsors

This year’s Corporate Leaders Sponsors

FAQ
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City – Financial District: 0.2 miles (4 minutes)
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park: 0.3 miles (6 minutes)
  • W New York Downtown Hotel: 0.2 miles (3 minutes)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
Black tie optional means that male guests are invited to wear tuxes and women may wear evening gowns or cocktail dresses — what you would wear at a black-tie affair — but you don’t have to. It’s fine for men to wear nice dark suits and for women to wear dresses that aren’t necessarily Oscar-night material.
The Dinner runs until about 10pm.

Please also consider contacting your hotel for recommendations on driving services.

About GLAD
AICGS inaugurated the Global Leadership Award (GLAD) in 1994 as part of the Institute’s mission to foster stronger ties between the United States and Germany. The Award recognizes the achievements of business leaders who, through their personal and professional accomplishments, have helped strengthen the close partnership between Germany and the United States.The Award is presented in the fall at a gala dinner in New York which is also the Institute’s principal annual fundraising event. Guests at the gala include hundreds of top-level corporate executives, political figures, diplomats, NGO leaders, and members of the academic community, making this event a “celebration” of German-American partnership in the truest sense. The gala dinner is underwritten principally by individual and corporate sponsors. Net proceeds from the event provide a substantial portion of the funding for the Institute’s scholarly programs. Sponsors receive invitations to the Dinner, on-site acknowledgements, complimentary advertising opportunities, and other benefits. Sponsorship fees are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law in both Germany and the United States. Sponsorship is also an effective way for a company to publicize its support for a stronger German-American partnership before an important audience of corporate and government leaders who care deeply about this relationship.
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