2018 Global Leadership Award Dinner
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) cordially invites you to attend and support the 24th annual Global Leadership Award Dinner.
Dr. Kurt Bock
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Reception 6PM – Dinner 7PM
Cipriani 25 Broadway New York, NY 10004
Black tie optional
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) cordially invites you to attend and support the 24th annual Global Leadership Award Dinner. This esteemed award recognizes the achievements of business pioneers and government leaders who have profoundly shaped the partnership between Germany and the United States. This year’s event will honor Dr. Kurt Bock and commemorate the Institute’s 35th anniversary.
Kurt Bock can be proud of BASF’s accomplishments, not just for Germany or the United States, but for the global economy at large. The company’s purpose, “We create chemistry for a sustainable future,” recognizes chemistry’s role in solving the greatest global challenges of our time: a growing need for food, clean water and energy, limited resources, and a booming world population. During Dr. Bock’s tenure as Chairman, BASF actively participated in the development of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which create the framework for sustainable business practices at the economic, social, and environmental levels. BASF supports the United Nations in the implementation of these goals and, through its research and innovation, enables customers in every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.
Dr. Kurt Bock
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE
Kurt Bock has been Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE since May 2011. He started his career with BASF in 1985 in finance. From 1992 until 1998, Dr. Bock held several management positions in Germany and Brazil for the automotive supplier and electronics company Robert Bosch. He returned to BASF Corporation in New Jersey in 1998 and held various management functions in finance, logistics, and IT. He became Chief Financial Officer and was named to the Board of BASF in 2003. In addition, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, based in the United States, from 2007-2011. Since 2016 he has been President of the German Chemical Industry Association.
Dr. Bock studied Business Administration at the Universities of Münster and Cologne as well as at Pennsylvania State University in the United States. In 1985, he earned his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Economics from the University of Bonn.
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future, combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees of BASF Group contribute to the success of customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF operates six Verbund sites and 347 additional production sites worldwide. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. Further information is available at www.basf.com.
Dinner sponsorship is not only a sign of one’s regard for Dr. Kurt Bock, 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 Dr. Kurt Bock. Please submit your RSVP form by October 16, 2018 to India English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Leaders / $50,000+
- 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
Corporate Leaders / $25,000+
- Table for ten, main seating area
- Logo listed in gala program booklet
Associates / $10,000+
- Seating for up to two guests
- Name listed in the gala program booklet
Where will the Dinner take place?
Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
What hotels do you recommend?
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York City – Financial District
- The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
- W New York Downtown Hotel
How far are the hotels from Cipriani?
- 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)
Which airports are best to fly into?
- John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Newark Liberty International Airport
Which subway stops are closest to Cipriani?
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?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
What if I can’t attend the dinner but would like to buy an ad?
If you are interested in an advertising package, please contact Ms. India English at email@example.com. A Half-Page Ad is priced at $2,500 and a Full-Page Ad is priced at $3,000. Please note that the Gala Program Booklet is 5½” x 8 ½”, and advertising packages are deductible as a business expense in the U.S.
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 promote a better understanding of the challenges and choices facing Germany and the United States in a broader global arena. 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 are honored to welcome Dr. Bock to the prestigious group of Global Leadership awardees.
In this, our 35th anniversary year, we are pleased to extend this invitation to you and request your support and attendance at this annual event hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).
We would be honored for you to be among the ca. 400-500 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 October 30. For further information, please contact India English, Finance and Development Coordinator at 1 (202) 672-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.