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TEP 2016 and the Global Digital Economy

“Global Digital Economy: Doing Business in the 21st Century”

Each year New York City plays host to the Transatlantic Entrepreneur Partnership (TEP) Conference. Organized largely by New York International and Berlin Partner, TEP provides a platform for entrepreneurs from both sides of the Atlantic to engage in dialogue about the most recent developments in the digital world and to meet with angel investors. More than 200 people took part in the three-day conference from October 10 to 12, 2016, which included sessions at various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn focused on issues such as managing data; developing talent; regulatory frameworks; business development; media in the digital age; smart cities, urban  technology, and transportation; as well as advanced manufacturing. The ACG has been involved with TEP since its inception in 2011.

Timed to coincide with TEP, in 2016 the ACG and the German Consulate hosted a special forum to explore the nexus of policy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the global economy. On October 13, nearly 60 members and friends of the ACG gathered for a half-day forum on “The Global Digital Economy: Doing Business in the 21st Century.” Covering a wide range of topics, the two panels homed in on public policy, business, trade, and education. Speakers included Daniel Andrich, the Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington, DC; Danil Kerimi, Head of IT and Electronics Industries at the World Economic Forum; Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of International Relations at Google; Dr. Steven E. Sokol, ACG President; Dr. Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University; and Robert Tanner, Director for Digital Trade for the U.S. Trade Representative.