The American Midmarket Meets the German Mittelstand

Venue: Charleston SC

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2012
Registration Date: Apr 27, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 23, 2012
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An historic gathering of CEOs of German Mittelstand companies and CEOs of American midsize companies will take place in Charleston, SC on April 27 and 28, 2012. The Mittelstand companies are all in the automotive sector and are coming to share their experiences with and learn from successful automotive companies in the US Midmarket.

The intimate gathering is designed to foster a frank and open exchange of ideas. The event is limited to Midmarket CEOs. Several Mittelstand experts, who are also operational executives, have agreed to share their insights on some of the foremost strengths of the Mittelstand, such as:

• maintaining engineering excellence
• practicing continuous innovation
• defining the market to identify niches
• penetrating foreign markets
• generational strategic planning
• vocational training
• fostering employee loyalty
• growth financing strategies

The conference will end with a two hour interactive session to foster dialog among the participants and speakers on topics of interest, followed by a dinner on Saturday night to enable additional informal networking.
Midmarket CEOs interested in attending should send an email to Ram V. Iyer, Founder and President of The Midmarket Institute ( More information is available at

About The Midmarket Institute
The Midmarket Institute is the first organization and portal devoted exclusively to providing practical information and fostering a strong community for the midmarket. The objective of the Institute is to foster greater understanding, collaboration and commerce among and between midmarket companies and those that support them. Through its online presence at, in-person events, publishing, sponsored research and advocacy, the Institute is committed to helping midmarket companies succeed.


5 Independence Way
South Carolina
United States

Additional Information

Fee: $500, includes two dinners.