Wilfried Prewo, the chief executive of the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Hanover, Germany, is to speak at a Capital City Club luncheon downtown on Thursday, Sept. 9, about business opportunities and challenges presented by the enlargement of the European Union.

The Hanover chamber is one of Germany’s largest chambers of commerce and its members are from the central industrial region of Lower Saxony, the headquarters of the automaker Volkswagen AG and Preussag AG, the diversified group with operations in energy, logistics, tourism and other economic activities.

Hanover is also the headquarters of the tourism group TUI AG, and the site for large, international trade fairs including Cebit, the annual show for information and telecommunications technology.

Dr. Prewo holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and has been active in introducing U.S. companies to the German market and vice versa. He is active in the Christian Democratic Party.

The event is being hosted by the Atlanta Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States Inc.

It also is held in cooperation with the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, British American Business Group, Czech-North American Chamber of Commerce and the Goethe-Institut Atlanta.

Cost of the event is $40 for members of cooperative organizations and $45 for non-members.

Please register before Tuesday, Sept. 7, by calling the German chamber at (404) 586-6800 or send an e-mail to membership@gaccsouth.com.