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||GABA Events in April
Friday, April 15th, 7:00 pm
Hamburg Business Club, Oberstrasse 14c,
Join GABA's Hamburg chapter for their monthly
networking event. For more information, please contact
GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
April 20th, 7:00 pm
Restaurant, 255 N. First Street, San
Gunther Hofmann hosts this monthly
meeting for casual conversation and the chance to
expand your network. No RSVP needed; free to attend.
For directions, call (650) 326-1020.
International VC Investments - Do They Work?
Thursday, April 21st, 5:30 pm
650 California Street, 25th Floor, San Francisco, CA
GABA-CA invites you to this Open House event with
FeldbergPacific Start-Up Counsel. For more details,
please contact ahoelzle at feldbergpacific.com, +1
21st, 7:00 pm
Luisenstrasse 19, Berlin (www.wein-
No RSVP needed; free to attend.
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||GABA Co-Sponsored Events
GABA-CA's Media & Entertainment Industry Group
From Software to Movies: Meet
an Oscar « Winner and the Director/Producer
in the Dark"
Tuesday, April 5th, 5:30 - 9:30
SAP Labs, Building D, 3410 Hillview
Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Join GABA-CA and
the Berlin Business Development Corporation for a high
profile expert panel of various German and American IT
companies and motion picture industry representatives
and producers. RSVP to events@gaba-
Wednesday, April 6th,
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Brussels Bistro, 222 Forest
Avenue in Laguna Beach, CA
Brussels Bistro is a
brasserie style restaurant offering Belgian culinary
specialties and an enormous diversity of Belgian beers.
German Mixer is a private and professional networking
event for the German-speaking community in Orange
County. Parking available in neighbourhood. No-host
bar, no admission, no need to RSVP. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info.
Austria - Gateway to Central and Eastern
Tuesday, April 5th, 4:00 - 6:30
Regency Club, 17th floor, 10900 Wilshire
Blvd, Los Angeles.
Thursday, April 7th, 4:00 -
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 222
Sansome Street, San Francisco.
Trade Commission in Los Angeles invites you to attend
a free Seminar presenting "Business and Investment
Opportunities in the Enlarged European
Austria - Gateway to Central and Eastern
Europe". Two opportunities to attend. Limited seating.
For more details and to register, please call (310) 477-
9988, or visit: www.austriantradeus.org/semina
r.cfm. Be sure to mention GABA when you
How to Put Together a Successful European Press
Wednesday, April 20th, 7:30 - 9:00
Scott's Seafood and Grill, 855 El Camino
Real, Palo Alto
Join the Business Marketing
Association and GABA-CA for an International Marketing
Roundtable featuring Irmgard Lafrentz, GABA
Semiconductor-IT Industry Group Co-Chair and
President and Founder of Globalpress Connection, for a
discussion on how to put together a cost effective
European public relations campaign for small to medium
sized high-tech companies. GABA members may attend
for free; RSVP to Susanne Khawand email@example.com.
GABA's event calendar... »
Patron Corporate Member
for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (www.fwe.org) is a
non-profit international membership organization,
providing its members with powerful access to powerful
networks (TM) via networking, educational and social
programs accelerating women's opportunities to start,
manage, lead and invest in market-leading
Premium Corporate Members
T.H.Bender & Partners (www.thbender.com) is an
international executive search and management
consulting company with offices in Chicago, Silicon
Valley, London and Stuttgart, Germany. They have
extensive experience working with European and U.S.
corporations ranging from venture capital firms and
their portfolio companies to the Fortune 50.
Yes Partners (www.yespartners.com) and
its international team of consultants has been helping
companies attract and retain executives of the highest
caliber for over 20 years. With headquarters in the San
Francisco Bay Area and affiliate offices in the United
States, Europe and Asia, they have served clients
ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations.
Basic Corporate Members
3i Corporation - www.3i.com
Euler Hermes - www.eulerhermes.com
Feige Business Advisors GmbH - www.feige-business-
Logware Incorporated - www.logwareinc.com
SplÚnium Marketing Communications - www.spleniummarketing.com
Standard & Poors Value Consulting - www.standardandpoors.com
Ms. Lara Abrams
Mr. Markus Brox
Mr. Hans-Peter Haeringer
Mr. Karl May
Mr. Alex Paul
Ms. Teresa Esteves
For information on how to become a GABA
to sign up online, please visit: www.gaba-
ca.org/members.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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GABA-CA announces Caroline Raynaud as new
President and General Manager, starting
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005. A former Sales Manager and
Business Development manager at IDC, Caroline has a
strong background in marketing, PR, communications
and sales, having been involved in non-profit
organizations in Germany such as the Verband Junger
Journalisten Berlin-Brandenburg. After April 5th, Caroline
may be reached at email@example.com.
GABA announces the creation of its new Human
Resources Industry Group, which aims to provide a
venue for market participants to exchange of a wide
range of human resources related business information
benefiting individuals and companies alike. The co-
chairs are Tilman Bender of T.H. Bender & Partners
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and E.J. Dieterle of
Patron Corporate Member Wainhouse Research
LLC is organising Conferencing4Business (C4B)
at the Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin on Apr 20-21,
and will host participants from 10 European countries
they discuss a wide range of technology and business
trends driving enterprise collaboration. C4B is an
educational conference creating a forum for vendors
and end users to come together to address the mission-
critical issues surrounding audio, video, and web
collaboration tools and the networks needed to deploy
them. To find out more, contact: Andrew Davis, +1
(617) 975-0297, email@example.com
Patron Corporate Member Peritus Precision
Translations, Inc. announces that they are now
working with over 100 languages with more
1000 translators worldwide. They are constantly
building their biotechnology and legal translator group
and continue to service their high tech and government
clients. For more info, contact: Dagmar Dolatschko Dagmar@peritustranslations.com
, (650) 631-6667.
Patron Corporate Member Lufthansa offers a
and unique service with its 2005 summer schedule -
Private Jet, operated by NetJets. Lufthansa
customers will enjoy first-class privileges through two
Private Jet services: Hub Service and Point-to-Point
Service within the EU, Switzerland and Norway. Due to
absent transfer connections and long transit times on
the ground, this can save up to 5 hours on one route.
For more information, please see the press release, or visit www.lufthansa-usa.com.
Premium Corporate Member MaCS, Inc. has
moved, and is now located at 795 Folsom
Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94107. For further
info, please visit their website: www.macs-us.com.
Basic Corporate Member Spott, Lucey & Wall -
CPAs has a small sublease office space to
rent, available immediately. Approx. 170 square
feet (large enough for three desks), with private
entrance from elevator lobby. Available to a subleassee
on a month-to-month basis for up to 2-2.5 years.
Pricing is flexible, depending on other services desired
(use of conference rooms, copy machines, reception,
etc.). Located in San Francisco's financial district, the
office space would be ideal for a company new to
Northern California. To find out more, please contact
, (415) 217-6902.
Basic Corporate Member Blue Roads has been
chosen by IBM to host the pilot of its deal-
registration system, to complement an effort to
consolidate the various partner network databases
within IBM's product groups. Please click here for the full article.
||Member Job Board
Patron Corporate Member PSD Group has a
client looking for a high-calibre CEO for start up-
semiconductor-manufacturing, based in Germany.
Required: 10+ years strong experience in selling capital
equipment products into semiconductor industries.
German language skills not essential. For further info
and to apply, please contact Dr. Christina Hoefner at
+49-(0)89-18985721 or +49-(0)172-6979605, firstname.lastname@example.org
Premium Corporate Member T.H. Bender &
Partners represents clients looking to fill various
positions. For more detailed descriptions, visit www.gaba-
To apply for any of the following vacancies,
please submit resume to email@example.com
and add "GABA" into the subject line:
* Vice President Sales (U.S. based)
* Director of Strategy (Munich based)
* President, Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment (U.S.
* Managing Director (London based)
* Director of Business Development (U.S. based)
* President (U.S. based)
* Vice President Sales (U.S. based)
* Board Member / Non-Executive Director
||GABA Industry Groups
GABA's industry groups (IG's) provide resources
networking opportunities specific to each industry:
Life Sciences IG
Dedicated to enabling and fostering alliance
networks between German and US life science
companies, such as the 2003 launch of BioSwap, a
non-profit partnering facilitator established to
successfully enable companies to advance
innovative Biotech solutions to market. Visit www.gaba-
for more information.
Semiconductor - IT IG
Germany and the US are two of the leading
manufacturers and consumers of semiconductors,
with exciting opportunities for business
development and exchange of knowledge, to build
on existing relationships and shape new ones.
for more information.
Dedicated to facilitating business, trade, and
exchange between Californian and German
companies in the areas of fixed and mobile
communication and digital media, educating
members of the business community on both sides
of the Atlantic in telecom and
communication-related topics, and deepening the
understanding among them about the state and
development of the markets in Europe and the
U.S. More information coming soon to www.gaba-
Media & Entertainment IG
events supporting the Californian and German media
and entertainment industries.
Human Resources IG
The group's objective
is to enable companies and individuals alike to stay
abreast of current employment trends, compensation
issues, corporate governance, legal developments,
immigration/visa trends and "best practices". For more
detailed information, please go to www.gaba-
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