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||GABA Events in August
GABA East Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA
Axel Schleyer is hosting this first Stammtisch
in the East Bay. We would like to extend the
invitation to all spouses and children, so we
can all get to know each other. For more
information and RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GABA/GACC After-work event
Friday, August 5th, 4-7 pm
The German American Chamber of Commerce,
201 California Street, 2nd Floor Outdoor Patio, San
Please join us for a reception on our outdoor
patio with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and
beverages. We encourage you to bring your
colleagues and socialize with fellow
businesspeople, specifically those involved in
the German/American business community. RSVP:
For further information and to rsvp, please send
a message to email@example.com or
call 415 248-1245. Click here for directions.
GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
Wednesday, August 17th, 7 pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 225 N. First Street,
Gunther Hofmann hosts this monthly meeting for
casual conversation and the chance to expand
your network. No RSVP needed; free to attend.
For directions, please call (650) 326-1020.
GABA-CA Main Event: The High-Growth IP
Tuesday, June 21st, 6-9 pm
SAP Labs, Building D, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo
Alto, CA 94304
Please mark your calendar for this next event,
presented by GABA's Semiconductor Industry
Group. This panel will consist of IP vendors,
EDA companies and a semiconductor company and
will shed light on how they see the IP business
evolver over the next few years.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COST: $20 Members (please RSVP), $30 Non-Members
prepaid (please RSVP), $40 at the door
Thursday, August 18th, 7 pm
Luisenstrasse 19, Berlin
Free to attend, for more information and RSVP,
please contact email@example.com.
Friday, August 19th, 7 pm
Hamburg Business Club,
Hamburg, Oberstrasse 14c
Free to attend, for more information and RSVP,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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||GABA co-sponsored Events
IBF - International Business Forum: Early
Stage Venture Investing Conference
Thursday + Friday, October 20 - 21
Early stage investors capitalizing on today's
opportunities need to stay abreast of industry
trends and strategies impacting the VC playing
field. This conference, now celebrating its 6th
anniversary, serves as a major industry
gathering for over 300 early stage investors.
Join us on October 20 & 21, 2005 at the Fairmont
Hotel in San Francisco, CA. For more
information visit www.ibfconferences.com.
IBF - International Business Forum: Venture
Capital Investing in India
Tuesday, November 1
This conference unites VCs who have successfully
invested in technologies out of India, with
other venture investors interested in tapping
this emerging market for investment candidates.
Please join on November 1, 2005 at the Westin
San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, CA for this
conference. Visit www.ibfconferences.com
for more information or to register.
IBF - International Business Forum: Biotech
Wednesday + Thursday, November 2 - 3
This conference serves as the premier industry
gathering for private, public and corporate
investors looking for key opportunities in
biotechnology and the life sciences, and for
company executives looking for insight into the
current investment trends. Visit www.ibfconferences.com
for more information or to register.
Basic Corporate Member The Perreault
Birmingham Group (PBG - www.thepbgrp.com), a
high technology M&A advisory firm based in the
Bay Area, has announced that it has become an
official partner of The Venture Alliance (TVA).
PBG clients will now have access to TVA's
proprietary funding evaluation assessment
process and referrals to its network of
established angel and venture capital investors,
such as Angel Strategies,LLC. Collectively, TVA
has access to over $5 billion in capital
resources. TVA clients will also be able to
utilize PBG's services to improve operational
and financial performance and enhance their
ability to gain access to funds. For more
information, please visit http://www.thepbgrp.com/080105_tva.htm.
The European American Chamber of Commerce
and Bucerius Law School, Hamburg in
association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
and Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP (www.cbmlaw.com) will
be holding a conference on European Public
Procurement Law on October 5, 2005 at SRI
International in Menlo Park. Industry
professionals from around the world will be on
hand to discuss international procurement law in
Europe and more specifically Germany, Hungary,
Austria, Italy and Great Britain. For more
information about the conference and how to
register please visit www.eaccsf.com.
The IIC (Industrial Investment Council)
is proud to announce that it successfully
advised computer maker Dell Inc. in their
location decision process for a new sales and
technical support center in Europe. The new
center will be located in Halle / Salle and will
employ 300 people by the end of 2005, with a
goal of 750 within three to five years. The
facility will combine sales service for
consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses
with technical support for corporate customers.
For more information please visit www.iic.de. Should you
or your clients be interested in free of charge
advice regarding feasibilty-studies for and the
pros and cons of locating in eastern Germany,
please contact Philipp Kunze at email@example.com or (650)
Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments
and portfolio manager of the Merk Hard Currency
Fund, had his Fund featured on the front page of
the Wall Street Journal's business section; he
was also interviewed by Barron's Online. These
and further press coverage are available at http://www.merkfund.com/about-us/news.
The Women's Technology Cluster (WTC) is
currently seeking women-led, technology and life
science companies to apply participate in the
5th Annual WTC Entrepreneur Venture Conference
on November 1, 2005 at Microsoft Silicon Valley
Campus. Apply today at http://www.wtc-sf.org/ventureconference.htm.
Applicants will be reviewed based on the
following criteria: innovative technology,
credible team and business plan, strong and
profitable market opportunity, defendable
competitive advantage, completed seed round or
customer beta, seeking Series A or B Round, at
least one woman in a leadership role (at C
level) or in a position of equity.
Career Opportunities International is searching
for a Project Manager - Corporate
Development. One of their multi-national
clients in the manufacturing industry with
headquarters in Switzerland is looking for a
person with at least two years experience with
one of the major strategy consulting firms (top
five) in the United States to lead strategic
projects in marketing, mergers and acquisitions,
competition and new markets. Among other
priorities will be the organization and
implementation of workshops of top management
aimed at annually evaluating and, if necessary
re-defining the company's worldwide strategy.
Initially, the successful applicant for this
position will be located in Europe for at least
two years und thereafter relocate to the US
subsidiary headquarters. She/he is expected to
have an undergraduate degree in engineering or
economics with an MBA from one of the top
schools. International experience and mobility,
analytical competence, ability to communicate
effectively at all levels of the enterprise
including top management, team spirit and
flexibility are a must.
US Work permit required. German language
abilities are highly desirable. For more
information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with the reference "PM CORPDEV.
||GABA Industry Groups
GABA's industry groups (IG's) provide
resources and networking opportunities specific
Life Sciences IG
Dedicated to enabling
and fostering alliance networks between German and
US life science companies. IG Life Sciences
event series "Learn and Delight" in California Bay
Area to facilitate the networking in the life
A panel discussion with industry experts highlights
significant life sciences topics and is
accompanied by a
Gourmet tasting. Visit www.gaba-
ca.org/life_sciences.html 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
shape new ones. Visit www.gaba-
ca.org/semiconductor.html for more information.
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
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
Media & Entertainment IG
events supporting the Californian and German media
and entertainment industries.
Human Resources IG
objective is to enable companies and individuals
stay abreast of current employment trends,
compensation issues, corporate governance, legal
developments, immigration/visa trends and "best
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