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  January 2006 
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  • GABA Events in January
  • GABA Co-Sponsored Events
  • New/Renewing Members
  • GABA News
  • Member News
  • Job Board
  • GABA Affiliates
  • GABA Industry Groups

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    GABA Events in January
    GABA East Bay Stammtisch
    Thursday, January 6, 2006, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
    For more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].

    GABA-Berlin Stammtisch
    Thursday, January 19, 2006, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Habel Weinkultur, Luisenstrasse 19, Berlin (
    Free to attend, for more information and RSVP, please contact [email protected].

    GABA-Hamburg Stammtisch
    Friday, January 20, 2006, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Hamburg Business Club, Oberstr. 14, Hamburg,
    Free to attend; for more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].

    M&A in the International Marketplace
    Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Cooley Godward LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    GABA-CA and Cooley Godward LLP present a unique panel discussion on first-hand international cross-border issues, and headliner deals such as eBay-Skype, and Adobe-Macromedia, by top M&A parishioners ranging from M&A advisors to Fortune 500 company business development executives.

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    GABA Co-Sponsored Events
    BABC Annual Economic Lunch
    Tuesday 17 January 2006, 11:45 - 2pm
    World Trade Club, San Francisco
    GABA-CA and BABC present a presentation of Brian Fabbri, Chief Economist, North American BNP who has made his presentation for the past 15 years on the World Economy, and Sean Randolph, President of the Bay Area Economic Forum who will speak on the Local Economy. The price will be $45 for members and $55 for non members. For more information and to register, please visit

    The Miele Business Model - Immer Besser!
    Wednesday, January 25 2006, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Miele Southern California Design Center, 189 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 9021 (
    Join us for a co-sponsored event at the Miele Showroom in Beverly Hills! More detailed information about the program will follow soon.

    5th Annual Nanotechnology Investing Forum
    Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 7:00am to Wednesday, February 1, 2006, 2:00pm
    Lodge at Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, CA
    This conference unites venture capitalists, private equity investors, corporate investors, institutional investors, tech transfer & licensing executives, government and corporate research scientists, and nano company CEOs. For more information and to register, please visit wdetails.asp?lstconfname=158.

    New/Renewing Members
    Patron Corporate Member
    Connexion by Boeing (Holger Ritter) -

    Extended Corporate Member
    Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP (Karin Gissel, Alexander Imberg) -

    Individual Members
    Mr. Erik Eisel
    Mr. Uwe Heine
    Ms. Natascha Helbig
    Mr. Matthias Steiert

    Student Members
    Ms. Beatrix Schaefer

    For information on how to become a GABA Member, or to sign up online, please visit our website or contact [email protected]

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    GABA News
    Margit Rieken has been elected Board Member of the German-American Business Association. She joined GABA in 2005 as a Project Manager. Margit has an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering. Most of her professional career she has been working in Business Process Organization and Financial Controlling. Previous positions were Manager Internal Organization with BvS Holding in Berlin and Project Manager Commercial with Siemens in Munich until 2004.

    Member News
    Corporate Member Merk Investments ( had extensive media coverage in recent weeks, including appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg Radio. For coverage and replays, please visit us/news.

    Globalpress Connection, Inc.'s expertise is organizing Public Relations events that connect technology companies with editors from Europe and Asia right here in Silicon Valley. The result of our hosted international editor delegations is press coverage and awareness without the cost and time spent on international travel. Please view our event schedule for 2006 and see how we can support your international media outreach: ons/tour_schedule.htm

    The German International School of Silicon Valley, (310 Easy Street, Mountain View, tel. 650.254.0748, is holding an Open House on Saturday January 21st. From 10.00am to 1.00pm the GISSV Kindergarten (5/3 day German Immersion Program for children age 2-6 including Vorschule) and the school (grades 1-12) are open for interested parents and students. Teachers, parents and students are ready to show the school and inform you about the bilingual German-English program for our German, American and international students. The GISSV is accredited by the German Government and a pilot school for the German International Abitur.

    Job Board
    Google is looking for an Online Product Support Coordinator. Please visit GABA Career Services for more details.

    YES Partners is searching for a CEO - Startup (Animation & Videogames) in the Bay Area. Please visit GABA Career Services for more details.

    GABA Affiliates

    GABA aligns with non-profit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, California an beyond to encourage international business, trade, and foster transatlantic knowledge-share.

    American Council on Germany (
    British American Business Council Northern California (
    California Association of Germany (
    French-American Chamber of Commerce (
    German Mixer (
    [email protected] (
    Monterey Bay International Trade Association (
    Silicon Valley Association for Startup Entrepreneurs, International Chapter (SVASEi) ( )
    Silicon Valley - China Wireless Technology Association (
    Silicon Valley RFID Group ( v_rfid)
    Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development (SVCITD) (
    Women's Calendar (

    GABA Industry Groups

    GABA's industry groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each industry:

    Life Sciences IG
    Dedicated to enabling and fostering alliance networks between German and US life science companies. IG Life Sciences features an event series "Learn and Delight" in California Bay Area to facilitate the networking in the life science community. A panel discussion with industry experts highlights significant life sciences topics and is accompanied by a Gourmet tasting. Visit our website 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. Visit our website for more information.

    Telecommunications IG
    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 our website.

    Media & Entertainment IG
    Activities and events supporting the Californian and German media and entertainment industries.To find our more, please visit our website

    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 our website.

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