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January
 2013
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Basic RGB Happy New Year! We wish you all that 2013 brings you much success and prosperity in all your endeavors.

We will kick off the new year with GABA 10th Anniversary Gala celebration on January 25th. Secure your seat today and benefit from this unique opportunity to network amongst the distinguished attendees. The Munich Chapter monthly Meeting will take place in Marriott Hotel on January 30th, don't miss this wonderful opportunity for business and technology networking. High profile panelists will provide their insight in what to expect for 2013 at the Southern Californian annual Business & Financial Outlook 2013 on January 31 at the Deutsche Bank in LA.


Sincerely,
Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA 10th Anniversary Gala celebration
Friday, January 25, 2013, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St, 10th Floor, San Francisco

This special event is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate and pay tribute to the German American business community and our collective success while enjoying a spectacular night with great food, wine and live entertainment. The highlights of the evening program include a welcome speech by Consul General Peter Rothen and the GABA's Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Andreas Bechtolsheim as well as Gerhard Casper. Sponsors of the festivity include Mindjet, WilmerHale, German State of Hessen, FrankfurtRhineMain Corp., Invest in Bavaria, SAP, Expectus, Deutsche Telekom, K&L Gates, Rowbotham & Company LLP, BMW Group Technology Office, GSVA.
Seats are extremely limited and the tickets are going fast, purchase your ticket today.

Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Marriott hotel Berlinerstr 93, North Schwabing Munich

Please join us for our monthly meeting of the GABA Munich Chapter with a special presentation and ample opportunities for business and technology networking. As one of Munich's leading international organizations, the Munich Chapter of the American German Business Club e.V. is a broad-based, English-speaking platform for making connections to a wide span of globally-minded members of the Munich business community.

Business & Financial Outlook 2013
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 06:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Deutsche Bank - Conference Room A & B 2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles

The German American Business Association SoCal invites you to our Annual Business and Financial Outlook Event. Meet a high ranking and influential panel including the Chief Investment Strategist of Deutsche Bank, the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and a Venture Partner of Greycroft and Founder of Amplify.LA, the leading accelerator in Los Angeles.

Visit GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!
Co-Sponsored Events

AGBC: 2013 Bavarian-American Inaugural Party
Monday, January 21, 2013, 4:30 PM - 23:00 PM
Wirtshaus am Bavaria Park, Theresienhoehe 15, 80339 Munich

The inauguration of the U.S. President, Barack M. Obama, will be held on Monday, January 21st. The AGBC is joining the Democrats Abroad, Republicans Abroad, the Columbus Kommunikationskreis, the California Association of Germany, the German American Business Association, and other international networking groups in viewing the inauguration, enjoying a Bavarian-style dinner and watching the ensuing tribute to Martin Luther King. The AGBC cordially invites you to join us for the 2013 Bavarian-American Inaugural Party!
Seating is limited. This is a Pay-in-Advance event. Please pre-reserve in the Munich Chapter Events tool at www.agbc.de. Reservations cost 27 EUR until January 14th. At that point prices go up to 32 EUR. Your reservation is valid as soon as we receive your payment. Payment should be made to the AGBC Bank Account at the Münchner Bank, Account Nr: 1089595, BLZ: 701 900 00. Please state your last name, number of tickets being purchased and "2013 Inaugural Dinner" (i.e.: J. Doe and M. Smith, 2xInaugural Dinner, EURO 54.00 payment).

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Expectus Inc.
German State of Hessen U.S. Office for Economic Development
PROSYSTEM AG

Corporate:
FrankfurtRhineMain Corp. 

Entrepreneurs:
Eppendorf Public Accountancy
WDE International Inc. 

Individual Members:
Stefano Abbasciano
Thomas Augsten
Matthias Bank
Steffen Bartschat
Jan Belke
Magdalena Bogart
Linda Cleary
Michael Doelle
Karina Dorstel
Birgit Eschmann
Franz Feuerherdt
Juergen Friedrichs
William Gochnauer
Gerd Goette
Dorit Goudy
Stephen gurney
Martin Herzfeld
Flora Hoffman
Michael Kelly
Beatrice Kemner
Frederik Kemner
Petra Kempf
Maryam Khanbaghi
Thilo Koslowski
John Mack
Stephan Mahnke
Sylvia Martini
Peter Muller
Johannes Noertemann
Fran Quittel
John Ralston
Anna Ralston
Dorit Santos
Martin Schoeppler
Helmut Schott
Bernd Stephan
Alexander Tsigdinos
Nina Wachenfeld-Dorr
Georg Widera

For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact membership@gaba-network.org, or visit our website to sign up online.

Inside GABA
We would like to thank our Co-Chairs for helping us organizing such great programs for 2012 and look forward to an eventful 2013. Further, we want to thank Bernd Steinebrunner for his great leadership of the GABA Southern California and years of service for our organization. Bernd will continue to be involved in GABA but will hand over the baton to Wolfram Doelker.


For more information on how to become a GABA Member, visit our website to sign up online or contact info@gaba-network.org.
Interest Groups

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Financial Outlook 2013

Our annual signature event at the German Consulate in San Francisco marked the end of a very busy and successful year for GABA. We organized a total of 56 events, another 14 co-sponsored events and came together for a total of 49 Stammtische. Over 3,000 attendees came to our events which made 2012 our most successful year ever. As a part of a growing group of international organizations in California, we appreciate the support, sponsorship and encouragement from all of you and are looking forward to seeing you again in 2013.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Tech IG
Communications & Mobile IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
International IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Software IG
Women in Business IG
Young Professionals IG

Member News

German-American International School
The German-American International School, based in beautiful Menlo Park California and close to the famous Stanford University, is looking for new staff members for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. For detailed job descriptions and to apply online please refer to our website. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

German International School of Silicon Valley
Upcoming Open House at the  German International School of Silicon Valley - Berkeley Campus on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11am-1pm at GISSV Berkeley, 1581 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley, CA. Learn about GISSV's bilingual programs (German-English) and find out
about the unique educational experience it offers for your child.

German-American School of Palo Alto
Enrollment now open for AP German Prep Class 2013. The GASPA AP Prep class is suited for High-School students who passed the AATG 4 test with excellent results. Click here for more class information.

Culture Selection

Hanna Schygulla Series
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 and January 30, 2013, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco


Hanna Schygulla can be best described as a character star, who was Rainer Werner Fassbinder's great muse in many of his movies and whose versatility as an actor transcended her appearance. Catch up on unforgettable movies like "Lili Marleen" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, "A Love in Germany" by Andrzej Wajda, "A Winter Journey" by Hans Steinbichler.
For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375
http://www.gaba-network.org, Email: membership@gaba-network.org