Klaus Becker at Rotary North on June 25
Chairman Klaus Becker gave the sequel speech today (the second one in half a year) at Rotary North in Charlotte outlining Germany’s position in the geopolitical world and the challenges it faces with its neighbors in Europe but also with Russia, China and the United States.
In order to counter the gloom which seems to be prevalent in today’s geopolitics, he showed slides showing Germany’s tourist places, memorable and historic monuments and technical marvels like boat lifts.
At lunch, on Tuesday, June 20, Sharon Decker, the former Secretary of Commerce in North Carolina, spoke to a very interested audience about the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games. Over 500,000 spectators, 70 countries, 1000 horses and 1500 riders are expected to arrive in our area in September. The Equestrian Games will be the fourth largest spectator event in the WORLD in 2018! The other large events are: The Olympics, The World Cup and Tour de France!
This meeting was co-organized by four international institutions:
which shows the coherent strength of international cooperation in Charlotte.
Gunda Knese, President Of The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, Receives Leadership In International Commerce Award
(Charlotte, N.C.) — Gunda Knese, president of The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation received the 2018 Leadership in International Commerce Award from the Carolina World Trade Association (CWTA).
CWTA works to expand global trade in the Charlotte area for the benefit of the entire community. The Leadership in International Commerce Award recognizes individuals who are making a positive impact in promoting international commerce in the Carolinas.
“Your selection for this award is a testament to your commitment to promoting international commerce in the Carolinas. Your efforts are making a tremendous impact in our state and beyond, and I commend the great work you are doing,” said U.S. Senator Thom Tillis in a written statement.
“We are grateful for your current and future involvement in our ever-growing international community,” said Vi Lyles, mayor of Charlotte.
Knese, who speaks German, English and Spanish, serves on CWTA’s board of directors and is also an active member of several other professional affiliations to promote international and cross-cultural business.
In her capacity as the director of business development with GreerWalker, a regional CPA firm, she helps clients by aligning her deep knowledge of international marketing for service firms and her expertise of culture in global business to strategically grow their businesses.
The N.C.Zeitgeist Foundation hosted its 3rd White Asparagus Feast on May 31, 2018 at the Charlotte City Club. The evening was opened with a champagne reception, followed by an exquisite 3-course white asparagus meal. The Foundation’s president, Gunda Knese, gave a lighthearted introduction to the history of asparagus while guest speaker John Williams’ shared entertaining insights on Country, Company and Culture.
A special thank you to our guest speaker John Williams, President & CEO of Domtar and to our event sponsor Pat Riley, President & Chief Executive Officer of Allen Tate Realtors.
Thank you to all who attended!