Chair Jim Robertson Rödl and Partner Al Reisz Reisz by Rollingstone


Jim Robertson, Rödl and Partner
Vice Chairman/Chair Elect
Al Reisz, Reisz Engineering
Vice President
Dr. Anna Gramberg, Auburn University
Business Development                                Dear Friends of AlabamaGermany Partnership:
Dr. Hajo Drees,, Alabama Development Office
Mickey Harbin, BellSouth                            Mark your calendars and make plans now to join a
Communication                                       select group of AGP members and associates traveling to
Anne Marie Seibel, Bradley Arant Rose & White,      Germany in April 2007. The itinerary and cost have been
LLP                                                 determined and we are now ready to share with you details
Culture (And Immediate Past Chair)
Dr. Clara Gerhardt, Samford University              about the trip and how you can become a part of this travel
Secretary/Treasurer                                 opportunity. We are limited in the number of participants
Lamar Smith, Alagasco                               who can join us, so make your plans now to be among that
Honorary German Consul
J. Bruce Jones
                                                    group. Our trip will include Stuttgart, Cologne, Göttingen,
                                                    Dresden, and Berlin, giving you an excellent cross-section
Board of Directors
Chris Bell, Alabama Power Company
                                                    of German culture and history.
Judy Benson, CRH North America
Grey Brennen, Alabama Bureau of Travel &            The trip is anchored around opportunities for AGP
Tourism                                             members and friends to include business opportunities
Michael Brooks, Alabama International Trade
Center                                              while in Germany, and will include specifically the
Billy Joe Camp, World Business Advisors, LLC        opportunity to attend and network at the internationally
Al Cook, Opelika Economic Development               acclaimed Hannover Technology Fair. The itinerary has
Dr. Hajo Drees, Alabama Development Office
Ed Fields, Birmingham Regional Chamber. of
                                                    been purposefully designed to maximize flexibility for the
Commerce                                            business executive needing to meet and discuss economic
Dr. Barbara K. Fischer, University of Alabama       development opportunities with their German constituents
Eva Kuehfuss, Eissmann Automotive Group Inc.        or potential clients. In addition, a number of optional day
Tate Godfrey, North Alabama. Industrial. Trade
Association                                         trips are possible from each city and can be arranged
Dr. Anne-Katrin Gramberg, Auburn University         locally, ideal for those looking for a cultural experience.
Ethan Hadley, Huntsville/Madison County.            Look for further details in a future mailing.
Chamber of Commerce
Joachim Hofmann, Mercedes-Benz U.S. Int’l
Andreas Jocham, ISE Innomotive Systems U.S.,        April is an excellent time of the year to visit Germany and
Inc.                                                represents excellent value for your travel dollar. Time is of
Doug Neil, Daniel Corporation                       the essence, so please consider the following information
Marie Partsond, Retired
Rita Powell, Freunde Deutscher Sprache und
                                                    and we look forward to sharing Germany with you.
Kultur                                              Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
Glen Pringle, Retirement Systems of Alabama
Jim Schmalz, Regions Bank                           WHAT?              Alabama Germany Partnership - Tour of
Arndt Siepmann, City of Auburn
Bill Sisson, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce                           Germany
Mark Sheppard, Alabama State Port Authority
Ted von Cannon, Metropolitan Development            WHEN?              April 11-22, 2007
Dr. Robert Weigel, Auburn University
Alan Wood, ANB Insurance Services, Inc.             COST?              Land and air - $3,600
Past Chairs: Rex Lysinger, Bill Mathews, Don
                                                                       Land only - $2,600
Erwin, Dr. Phillip Crunk, Lamar Smith,                                 Air (economy coach) - $1,000 (Delta from
Dara Longgrear, Dr. Jane Stanfield                                     Atlanta)
Executive Director                                                     Single-supplement - $770
Patricia Coghlan

                                                          World Business Center 500 Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
                                                 P. 205-943-4772 F. 205-943-4780 email: alabamagermany@earthlinknet
INCLUSIVES?         10-nights accommodations at superior first class hotels
                    Welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and
                    Hot American breakfast daily
                    Farewell dinner
                    Services of a professional driver and tour escort for trip
                    All sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in the
                    Airport transfer and porterage for one piece of luggage
                    per person
                    Service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED? Tips for driver and tour escort
              Travel insurance
              Optional tours
              Personal services/spending
              Lunch daily
              Evening meals except as specified
              Passport and visa fees

DEPOSIT?            $200/person due January 10, 2007

FULL PAYMENT? Balance of costs due February 15, 2007

Our local coordinator for the trip is Brownell Travel Services, one of
Birmingham’s premier travel agencies and a travel leader in Alabama and
beyond. Brownell will handle receipt of deposits and all further payments.
The trip begins in Atlanta. If you desire to join the trip from Birmingham,
Mobile, or Huntsville, air add-ons are possible. Brownell can also handle
flight upgrades for business and first class. Participants wishing to use
frequent flyer points/miles can make individual arrangements, or Brownell
will be happy to assist with this on a fee basis as a personal service.
Participants wishing to travel early or stay late can also arrange with
Brownell to assist in making appropriate accommodation and transportation
arrangements. We’ve tried to think of all possibilities to make this trip
appealing to a broad spectrum of interested patrons. Do not hesitate to
contact us if you have additional question.

DEPOSIT DEADLINE - $200/person by January 10, 2007


Patricia (Trish) Coghlan
Executive Director
                          “Internationalizing Alabama”
                                General Itinerary
                                   APRIL 2007

April 11 Depart Atlanta

April 12 Arrive Stuttgart
Meet and transfer to hotel
Morning orientation city tour
Afternoon at leisure
Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and 2 drinks per person (wine / beer / soft
Overnight Stuttgart at Martin Hotel Stuttgart

April 13 Stuttgart (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Day at leisure
Overnight Stuttgart at Martin Hotel Stuttgart

April 14 Stuttgart / Cologne (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Depart for Cologne
Afternoon Cologne city tour
Entrance to cathedral
Overnight Cologne at Martin Hotel Cologne

April 15 Cologne (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Day at leisure
Overnight Cologne at Martin Hotel Cologne

April 16 Cologne / Gottingen (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Depart for Gottingen
Afternoon Gottingen city tour
Overnight Gottingen at Clarion Hotel
April 17 Gottingen (B)

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Breakfast at hotel
Day at leisure
Overnight Gottingen at Clarion Hotel

April 18 Gottingen / Dresden (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Depart for Dresden
Dresden city tour
Overnight Dresden at Hotel Buelow Residenze

April 19 Dresden (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Day at leisure
Overnight Dresden at Hotel Buelow residenze

April 20 Dresden / Berlin (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Depart for Berlin
Berlin city tour
Visit Brandenburg Gate
Visit Museum Island
Overnight Berlin at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre

April 21 Berlin (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel
Day at leisure
Farewell dinner
Overnight Berlin at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre

April 22 Berlin (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Berlin Airport
*NOTE: See attached letter for Business opportunities


April 13 Stuttgart / Romantic Highway / Heidelberg / Stuttgart
Tour the Romantic Highway (Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbuel, Nordlingen)
Visit Heidelberg

April 15 Cologne / Aachen / Hagen / Munster / Cologne
Visit Aachen        Visit Hagen           Visit Munster

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  April 17 Gottingen / Goslar / Harz Mountains / Gottingen
  Visit Goslar
  Visit Harz Mountains

  April 19 Dresden / Meissen / Dresden
  Visit Meissen
  Entrance to Dresden Gallery

  April 21 Berlin
  Entrance to Pergamomuseum
  Visit Schloss Charlottenburg
  Visit Reichstag


Cost: $3600 per person double occupancy with Airfare from Atlanta
Cost: $2600 Ground package only:
Single Supplement: $770
Deposit of $200 by January 10, 2007 Guarantees you a spot with this select trip.

Our Travel Consultant is Rhetta Wright. Feel free to contact her (information below)
with any questions, or contact Trish Coghlan, AlabamaGermany Partnership at 205-
943-4772 or at

Rhetta Wright, CTA, DS
Leisure Travel Consultant
Brownell Travel, A Virtuoso Agency
(205) 414-1646 (205) 414-7109 FAX
$200 Deposit by January 10th, 2007 secures your place as one of the
select group for this trip

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