Friday, March 2, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM CST
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Mercedes-Benz Training Center/Bill Taylor Institut 
6 Mercedes Drive
Vance, AL 35490

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AlabamaGermany Partnership 

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Join us for 2018 Economic Outlook & New Tax Reform: 

Friday, March 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Training Center/Bill Taylor Institute
Vance, AL

We will explore what the new year will bring as we take a look at the Economic Outlook for 2018 for the U.S., Alabama and Germany. German subsidiaries in the US are growing and investing heavily despite some skepticism regarding the state of free trade and the availability of a skilled workforce, according to the 2018 German American Business Outlook (GABO) survey conducted by German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs), the Representative of German Industry & Trade (RGIT), and KPMG but what else does the survey show?

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" into law, marking the most consequential tax reform legislation in the U.S. in three decades. We will look at the impact of the tax reform will affect foreign businesses with US subsidiaries and nationals that are temporary working in the U.S.


8:30 a.m.
Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m.
Welcome by AlabamaGermany Partnership
Remarks by Dr. Ursina Krumpholz, Minister-Counselor, Head of Economics and Business Section
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

9:15 a.m.
Economic Outlook for US, Alabama and Germany
Presented by Richard F. Moody, SVP, Chief Economist
Regions Financial Corporation

9:55 a.m.
German-American Business Outlook for 2018
Presented by Stefanie Ziska, President & CEO
German American Chamber of Commerce South

10:15 a.m.
New Tax Reform - How it will affect foreign businesses with US subsidiaries
Presented by Elisa Fay, CPA, Partner-In-Charge Rdl National Tax
Rdl & Partner USA

11:00 a.m.
New Tax Reform - How will it affect nationals that are temporary working in US
Presented by Christian Schuetz, Associate, Global Business Group
Baker Donelson

11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion/ Q & A
Business Forum Moderated by: 
Robert L. Ingram, Jr., CPA/PFS, CGMA, CFP
Shareholder/Executive Committee
International Practice Group Leader

We will end the program with light lunch.
Thank you to our generous sponsor: 

Please note, for those of you that is joining AGP's 20th Anniversary Celebration the night before, AGP have reserved limited rooms at discounted rate at Greystone Inn & Suites, 11170 Will Walker Rd, Vance, AL 35490. Please call 205-556-3606 and ask for the AGP block. 

Please contact director@alabamagermany.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities.