Charlotte, July 29, 2016—FC Bayern Munich board members, led by the Club’s chief executive officer, Karl-Heinz Rumenigge, invited dignitaries of city and county as well as representatives of the business community to an exclusive reception and subsequent dinner at the prestigious Charlotte City Club on the eve of the game vs. Inter Milan. The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation was the proud sponsor of the reception. Please click here to view the photo gallery.
The big game between FC Bayern Munich and Inter Milan is 5 days away.
The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation board member and Executive Director of the Charlotte Regional Collaborative for a Global Economy, Michael Almond, along with other influential members of the community visited the Karlsruhe region to strengthen the partnership between Central Piedmont Community College, the IHK-Karlsruhe, and the Charlotte region overall.
Mark Pringle, Retired Vice President of Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub, Receives 2016 Leadership in International Commerce Award
The Charlotte World Trade Association (CWTA) awarded the 2016 Leadership in International Commerce Award to Mark Pringle, recently retired Vice President of Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub. Under Mark’s leadership and vision, the company turned around from the brink of collapse to a massive expansion that resulted in the Charlotte facility becoming the global manufacturing and service hub for Siemens Energy and the nationwide poster child for advanced manufacturing.
Gunda Knese, CWTA board member and president of the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, introduced and presented the award to Mark Pringle.
H.E. Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States and his wife, journalist and writer Huberta von Voss-Wittig, traveled to Charlotte on the invitation of the Honorary Consul and CEO of Nirosteel, Klaus Becker. The Ambassador and his wife toured one of Siemens USA’s biggest manufacturing plants, the local training facility at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). After the tours Ambassador Wittig was the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, where he spoke to the bilateral relationship between Germany and the U.S., joint initiatives, current affairs and Germany's presence within the Charlotte region. Later that evening, he and Huberta attended The German Opera Gala, an event celebrating Germany’s long opera tradition. Read more about his visit here.