The formal grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter is set for Wednesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. The speaking program will last for approximately one hour inside a special event tent adjacent to the new building. Guests will then be invited to head outside for a brief ribbon-cutting and photo opportunity at the front doors. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO, Max Planck Florida Institute
  • Dr. Peter Gruss, President, Max Planck Society
  • Cornelia Quennet-Thielen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education & Research, Germany
  • Jeff Atwater, CFO of Florida
  • Steven Abrams, Chairman, Board of Palm Beach County Commission
  • Karen Golanka, Mayor, Town of Jupiter
  • Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, President, FAU

Other German officials that will attend:

  • Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler, Secretary General of Max Planck Society
  • Ms. Andrea Noske, Head of Science Department at the German Embassy (Washington D.C.)
  • German Consul General Eva Kendeffy (Miami)

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