AGP Study Trip to Germany
Dates:
Time:
June 17 to June 22, 2018
Location:
Germany
Contact Person:
Tine Hoffmeister
Phone:
205-943-4772
Email:
Price:
$1500 not including airfare and hotel
Description:
The trip starts with visiting FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt (University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt) to learn about the engineering student exchange between Germany and Alabama. The delegation will get to meet students and faculty from Auburn University and FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt University (FHWS). Plus tour several labs and learn about FHWS worldwide programs like mechatronics. We will meet president Robert Grebner and his team. Second day will include a visit to REHAU AG in Feuchtwangen. Apprenticeship (lehre) has been a long tradition in Germany and we will learn how REHAU use the system and its role in developing a skilled workforce. The delegation will see up close how the company has training classes set up. REHAU is represented in Alabama in Cullman. On the third day, we will visit Daimler AG - the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen with more than 35,000 employees. The delegation will get a two hour tour of the plant and receive a special presentation on electric vehicle production & battery plant plus enjoy an Mercedes Appreciation Dinner. On the last day we will be participating in German-American Business Forum in Stuttgart hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce. There will also be an opportunity to attend Global Connect - Forum for exports and internationalization. AGP will host a reception with Baden-Württemberg State Officials. 
 
In addition, the group will also get to experience the German culture with several cultural visits during the trip, and reception/dinners with network opportunities for business development.
 
Click here for tentative agenda. Please e-mail the office to be added to the waiting list in case we have a seat that opens up.