The Wharton Club of Charlotte invites you to join us for an evening with Klaus Becker for a talk titled Germany in the Carolinas – Reflections and Opportunities.
Speaker: Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm Presentation and Q&A
7:30 pm Wrap Up & Adjournment
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
401 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
- $20 for Wharton Club Members and Member Guests
- $30 for Non-Members
- $1 for Joseph Wharton Members ($20 for Joseph Wharton Member Guests)
About Our Speaker:
Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany
Klaus Becker was born in Marburg in 1953, grew up in Germany where he studied
business and national economics and has a master degree from Ruhr-Universität
Since 1979, he has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is
entrepreneurially active in the international steel trade for the past 40 years.
He presided over the Charlotte World Trade Association in the mid-nineties and
was President of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina
for seven years.
In January of 2014, he was appointed Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of
Germany for western North Carolina. In this function, he founded The N.C.
Zeitgeist Foundation which coordinates his consular activities. It is the goal of the
Foundation to further German cultural, journalistic and political, as well as historic
aspects; in 2015, the Foundation organized the First German Opera Ball in
Charlotte which was attended by Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig and his spouse.
It was a highlight of the Foundation in 2016 to invite Bayern München to come to
North Carolina. The world renown soccer club accepted and played against Inter
Milan in Charlotte on July 30, 2016.