Toronto / Berlin

German Canadian Concourse – GCC



The German Canadian Concourse (GCC) is an annual series of day-long symposia on up-to-date topics with relevance to Canada and Germany following a unique format.

As a truly transatlantic event, the Concourse is arranged around a half-day conference, the Transatlantic Symposium, hosted simultaneously in Toronto and Berlin. In conjunction, the GCC Hubs in Berlin and Toronto run a local supporting program consisting of a Field Trip and a Networking Reception.

The German Canadian Concourse is a platform for encounters between professionals with an interest in relations between Canada and Germany.

As a conference format of the inter-disciplinary Canada Meets Germany Network the GCC offers a forum for exchange on economic, political and cultural subjects. The GCC brings together corporate and institutional decision-makers from various fields to discuss current topics.

Conference topics at the German Canadian Concourse are chosen according to their relevance for Canada and Germany and represent a transatlantic angle of an up-to-date discussion. The selection of a theme is driven by a strong economic and political interest in developing the subject matter in the frame of the transatlantic setting.

The Canada Meets Germany Network, as the operating body of the Concourse, can draw on a large pool of interdisciplinary expertise within its own organization for the selection of inspiring topics. Due to an alignment with the Embassies’ and Consulate’s economic and political agenda, the GCC program can draw on the professional advice from the Embassy counsellors.

Since its foundation in 2012, the GCC has established a considerable competency in promoting bilateral discussions in various fields.

The Concourse has been acknowledged for its innovative format of addressing subjects that matter to the German-Canadian exchange and a professional community in general.
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