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NYC: The Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalization in the Workplace
September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The ACG will host a discussion and luncheon with Reiner Hoffmann, Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).
RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reiner Hoffmann was elected Chairman of the German Trade Union Confederation (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund), one of the biggest national confederations of trade unions worldwide, in 2014 and re-elected this year. He became a member of the Executive Board of the DGB in 2014. Prior to this, he was a Regional Director of IG BCE – Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie (the Industrial Mining, Chemistry, and Energy Union) of North Rhine. Mr. Hoffmann served as Deputy Secretary-General of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) from 2003 to 2009 and Director of the European Trade Union Institute (EGI) in Brussels from 1994 to 2003. Prior to that, he worked at the Hans Böckler Foundation in Düsseldorf from 1983 to 1994. Mr. Hoffmann started his career as a trainee at Hoechst and continued his education studying at the Bergische Universität-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal. He completed his studies in 1982 as a graduate economist and worked for a limited time as an assistant to the Economic and Social Committee of the European Community in Brussels. Mr. Hoffmann has been a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 1972. He serves on numerous Boards, including those of Bayer AG and Atlantik-Brücke.
With special thanks to Morgan Stanley Foundation & Endowment Services for hosting this event