Registration is now open for the SFCC Business Breakfast to benefit LCAC! The Chamber Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the Laurel Hill Golf Club from 7 AM to 8:30 AM. This year’s speaker will be German Ambassador Peter Wittig. Registration is $35 for SFCC members and $40 for non-members. Click here for the 2018 SFCC Business Breakfast flyer.
Special thanks to Volkswagen Group of America for sponsoring the breakfast!
Topics will include:
- Germany’s approach to small business
- The European perspective on the United States’ current business climate
Peter Wittig has served as German Ambassador to the United States since April 2014.
Prior to this, he was German Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. He represented Germany during its tenure as a member of the UN Security Council in 2011 and 2012.
Wittig joined the German Foreign Service in 1982. He has served at the Embassy in Madrid; at the German Mission to the United Nations in New York; as private secretary to the Foreign Minister at the headquarters, then located in Bonn; and as Ambassador in Lebanon and in Cyprus. He was the German Government Special Envoy on the “Cyprus question” (the division of Cyprus). He has acquired extensive knowledge of the Middle East.
Before starting his career in the German Foreign Service, Wittig studied history, political science, and law at Bonn, Freiburg, Canterbury, and Oxford universities and taught as an assistant professor at the University of Freiburg.
His wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, has worked as both a journalist and a writer. The couple has four children: Valeska, Maximilian, Augustin, and Felice.