Home Events Contact
The Organizers
Field trip at BST The German Canadian Concourse, founded in 2012, is a brand of the Canada Meets Germany Network e. V. (CMG-NET), a non-profit association registered in Germany.

The Canada Meets Germany Network has emerged from an initiative by a former Canadian Ambassador to Germany with substantial support from the Canadian and German Federal governments. The aim of Canada Meets Germany is to establish a solid and lasting foundation for dialogue between the two countries.

The Canada Meets Germany Network provides a framework for dedicated pro-fessionals from a variety of fields including business, politics, academia, science, culture, and the media to meet and exchange ideas.

The German Canadian Concourse is the flagship project of the Canada Meets Germany Network managed by the CMG-NET Board.
Contact Information
Canada Meets Germany
Network e. V.

"German Canadian Concourse"

Schnitterweg 7
D-65207 Wiesbaden

Follow us ...
LinkedIn Twitter @GerCanConcourse Twitter @GerCanConcourse Twitter @GerCanConcourse
Legal Notice
All linked-off websites have been selected carefully. Despite this fact we do not assume liability for the content of external links for which only their owners are responsible.
Data Privacy Statement
By accessing this website, you agree with the Datenschutzerklärung (Data Privacy Statement).
GCC Steering Committee
Dr. Matthias Mück
President, CMG-NET

Head of Space Segment,
Responsive Space Cluster,
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Matthias Mueck
Matthias Mück has developed strong ties with Canada since his post-graduate studies in Toronto. As a manager of international space programs, transatlantic relations continued to play an important role in his professional life. In his function as chairman of the Canada Meets Germany Network e. V., Matthias is heading the German Canadian Concourse since its inauguration in 2012. Matthias is the founding president of the CMG-NET.
Vera Kühr
Vice President, CMG-NET

Patentanwältin & European Patent Attorney

Vera Kuehr
Vera Kühr works as patent attorney in the field of biotechnology and medical devices. Her background in marine biology as well as private bonds to the Canadian Maritimes are the base for her interest in transatlantic topics. Vera volunteers with the German Canadian Concourse and the Deutsche Kanadische Gesellschaft.
Christina Arend
Treasurer, CMG-NET

Deputy Head Start-up Division,
Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg

Christina Arend
Having family ties to Ontario, Christina has traveled to Canada from early on. Her strong connection with the country led her to the Canada Meets Germany program, in which she took part in 2007/2008. Christina is a founding and board member of the CMG-NET and has been part of the GCC organising team since the format started in 2012.
Jurriaan de Bruin

Business/Aerospace Consultant (MBA/MSc),
Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH

Jurriaan de Bruin
Jurriaan de Bruin moved to Germany in 2001 to work at the satellite operations centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) on space science and technology programs. Jurriaan is an aerospace engineer and MBA-graduate with a passion for business, innovation and technology. Through working with the GCC's organizer, Matthias Mück, he learned of the German Canadian Concourse. Enthused by the topic and its transatlantic character, he attended the 2014 edition of the GCC on start-ups. In appreciation of the value of the conference and the committee's efforts, Jurriaan got involved with the organization of the conference since 2015.
Inji Yaghmour

International Affairs Advisor,
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, Québec

Inji Yaghmour
Inji Yaghmour is responsible for international collaboration in research and innovation between Québec and Germany. As part of her role she has gained insights on the aerospace industry as well as the AI ecosystem. Among her key projects, she is strongly involved with the German Canadian concourse, a platform bringing together key stakeholders from both side of the Atlantic around innovation topics. She has been the secretary of the Quebec's interministrial committee for the pre-negotiations of what is now kwon as CETA. She has a background in business administration and cumulates more than 20 years of experience in the establishment of partnerships between Québec and Europe.
Stéphanie Yared

International Affairs Advisor,
Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation, Québec

Stéphanie Yared
Stephanie is an international affairs advisor at the ministry of Economy and Innovation. She has been contributing to the GCC since the 2018-2019 edition. She strongly believes in supporting the start-up ecosystem as a driver to push innovation further. She stays abreast of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and in the cleantech sector. As a natural connector, Stéphanie strives to build partnerships and foster international collaboration. Stéphanie also worked on cases in intellectual property and IT law and as a lawyer.


The GCC Match-Making Process
Match-Making The German Canadian Concourse is about match-making.

Bringing together German and Canadian thought leaders from topic-matter relevant industries, academic institutions and the public sector during the daylong event creates a unique opportunity to generate transatlantic linkages between participants.

Provided in part by the Transatlantic Symposium format, which uses a live video-link connecting the German and Canadian Concourse Hubs, the GCC also offers a custom match-making service built into the conference itself. As part of this service, participant profiles generated during the registration are used to connect matched parties ad-hoc using video booths to bridge the Atlantic whenever required.

Participants are offered the option to have their personal profiles included into a follow-up on potential transatlantic opportunities.

Be a part of the match-making – use the virtual chatrooms ...



Last modified: 18-Sep-2023 | Copyright © 2012-2023 Canada Meets Germany Network e. V. | Legal Notice | Data Privacy
  Follow us ...

GCC at LinkedIn
GCC at Twitter
GCC at Flickr
GCC at Flickr