The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the F.A.Z.-Institut, together with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), will hold the Fourth Annual Transatlantic Business Conference in Frankfurt/Main at the end of October.

The evening event will take place on October 27, 2010 at the Commerzbank Tower. The main conference will take place on October 28, at the Sheraton Hotel, Airport Frankfurt/Main, and serves as an outstanding forum that underscores the long-range importance of transatlantic relations and highlights the necessity for continuous enhancement and varied approaches to issues. With keynote speeches, panel discussions and informative workshops addressing a range of issues affecting German-American business ties, the conference will fuel discussions and provide strategic inspiration.

As one of the co-organizers of the conference, it would be our pleasure to meet you on the occasion of this congress either at our booth or at one of the discussions, panels or workshops, at which Mayer Brown will actively participate:

Friedrich Merz, of our firm's Berlin office will be one of the top-class speakers at the discussion "Where has the ambition gone?", which will take place at the pre-evening event of the conference on October 27.

Dr. Günter Burghardt, of our firm's Brussels office will moderate the panel on October 28, at 11.45 a.m. "Energy and climate protection: The audacity of sustainability".

Dr. Mark C. Hilgard and Tim Wybitul of our firm's Frankfurt office, as well as Dr. Rainer Markfort and Dr. Christian Schefold of our firm's Berlin office focus on the topic "Compliance requirements for German companies" in the workshop which will take place on October 28, at 2.00 pm. They will provide practical solutions on how to implement compliance that is compatible with your company.