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GABA was formed on January 15, 2003 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the purpose of fostering transatlantic trade between Germany and the U.S. The organization was originally formed by six founding board members in order to fill the void which was created by the liquidation of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Western United States. Soon GABA extended its reach beyond Silicon Valley, and today is recognized as a key player by the thriving German/ American business community.

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About GABA

The success of GABA is based on its matrix-organization consisting of four locations and over 10 interest groups. The opening of GABA's first branch in Southern California in September 2003 was quickly followed by chapters in Munich and Berlin. In addition to GABA's local presence, the board purposefully implemented interest groups which provide deep market knowledge and support excellent industry networking opportunities. The first interest group, the Semiconductor Interest Group, was established immediately upon GABA's formation in early 2003 and set an example for those that followed. GABA now has a wide variety of interest groups spanning from Automotive to Young Professionals.


From its modest beginnings with less than a handful of founding Board members, the organization has grown to be a trusted partner in transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian businesses with 350 members and a community in the thousands. Today, GABA facilitates more than 60 events per year, hosting over 3500 event attendees in 2011.

Mailing List   GABA Mailing List: 7500 contacts
YahooGroups   GABA Stammtisch: 2000 members
Facebook   GABA Facebook: 1500 members
LinkedIn   GABA LinkedIn Group: 820 members
Xing   GABA Xing Group: 970 members