2017 Annual Global Leadership Award Dinner
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies invites you to Support the 23rd Annual
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Martin H. Richenhagen
Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO
This esteemed award recognizes the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped the partnership between Germany and the United States. Prof. Dr. 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.
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 Prof. Dr. 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 email@example.com.
Dinner sponsorship is not only a sign of one’s regard for Prof. Dr. 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 Prof. Dr. Richenhagen. Please submit your RSVP form by September 30, 2017 to Lynn Van Norstrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where will the Dinner take place?
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
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What does Black Tie Optional mean?
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.
How late does the Dinner run?
The Dinner runs until about 10pm.
What driving service do you recommend?
Please also consider contacting your hotel for recommendations on driving services.
When is the deadline for registering for the Dinner?
Monday, November 13, 2017
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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