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  November 2007 
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  • New/Renewing Members
  • GABA News
  • Member News
  • Job Board
  • GABA Affiliates
  • GABA Industry Groups

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    GABA Events in November
    GABA NoCal: Personalized Medicine, Companion Diagnostics, Biomarkers
    Thursday, November 8th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
    Therevance, 901 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080
    We have invited speakers from pharmaceutical as well as molecular diagnostic companies to provide you with expert insight into the area of personalized medicine and biomarkers for companion diagnostics. For more information, please visit GABA's website.

    GABA SoCal: Social Networking & Web 2.0
    Thursday, November 8th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    University of California, Irvine (UCI) - University Club, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697
    The German American Business Association invites you to attend a panel discussion at the University of California - Irvine. For more information, please visit GABA's website.

    GABA's Women in Business Industry Group "How Professional Women Thrive"
    Thursday, November 15th, 2007, 5pm - 8pm
    Peritus Precision Translations, 460 Seaport Court, Suite 101, Redwood City, CA 94063
    Join fellow GABA women for the first of a series of casual wine and cheese mixers for, to discuss specific issues that we face as working women. For more information, please visit GABA's website.

    GABA-Berlin Stammtisch
    Thursday, November 15th 2007, 7:00-10:00pm
    Habel Weinkultur, Luisenstrasse 19, Berlin
    Free to attend; for more information and to RSVP, please contact

    GABA Hamburg Stammtisch
    Friday, November 16th, 2007, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Hamburg Business Club, Dorint Hotel, Alter Wall 40,20457 Hamburg
    Free to attend; for more information and to RSVP, please contact Holger Ritter.

    GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
    Wednesday, November 21th, 2007, 7:00-10:00pm
    Gordon Biersch, 640 Emerson St, Palo Alto
    Social gathering of the GABA community in the Bay Area. No RSVP needed; free to attend.

    GABA NoCal: Business Finance Climate 2008
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
    German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street(at Gough), San Francisco, 94109
    GABA-CA and the German Consulate present this opportunity to meet leading international venture capital and private equity fund managers from Europe, Germany and the U.S. who will share their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for international technology companies. Due to limited space, pre-registration will be open only for GABA members and their guests until November 27th. For more information and registration, please visit GABA's website.

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    Co-Sponsored Events
    SIPA Annual Event 2007 - Life 2.0: Professional Life Redefined
    Saturday, November 3th, 2007, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association (SIPA) cordially invites members of its alliance partners for this year's annual SIPACON, Annual Conference 2007. SIPA is extending its member price to all its alliance partner members as well. Please register here and use "SIPAPRTNR" code while registering. For more information please visit

    FountainBlue's When She Speaks, Women in Leadership Series on the topic of Female Intrapreneurs
    Thursday, November 8th from 5:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    EMC Corporation, 2831 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    FountainBlue community members and partners may pre-register by noon November 7 for the discounted partner rate of $20 by visiting this link. Our esteemed panel will share their success stories, talk about the advantages of being entrepreneurial within a corporation, and provide advice on addressing obstacles and fostering the intrapreneurial spirit throughout the organization.

    FACC "La Soiree"
    Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    The Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
    Come and celebrate with us the launch of the First French wine of the year at the annual fundraising event organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco. For more information, please visit

    New/Renewing Members

    Anchor Audio

    Basic Corporate
    Word Shop Translations

    Individual Members
    Elie Asmar
    Martin Doettling
    Susan Hauptvogel
    Stefano Lindt
    Birgit Rodstein
    Andreas Splittgerber
    Juergen Weltz
    Jonathan Zar

    Student Members
    Stefan Ahrensdorf
    Maximilian Erb

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

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    GABA News
    GABA launches a Women in Business Industry Group with the first of an event series taking place on November 15th, for members and their guests to further discussion between women working in any industry or business, to build a community for professional development, and to provide support and solutions. For more information, please visit GABA's website.

    Member News
    St. Martin's Parade 2007 at the German-American International School
    Friday, November 9th, 2007 6pm
    The German-American International School and the German-American Saturday School are co-hosting the Lantern Parade and invite you to celebrate St. Martin in the old European tradition. We start with a shadow theatre performance about the legend of St. Martin, then everybody will join in a walk around the neighborhood holding their candle-lit lanterns and singing songs. Warm apple cider and Weckmaenner/Martinsmaenner await us at the School after the parade.
    German-American International School, 275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    St. Martin's Parade 2007 at the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV)
    Friday, November 9th, 2007 6pm
    Bring your lantern and join us in lighting up the night. We will sing some songs together and watch a performance by our Kindergarten students. After our walk around the neighborhood you can enjoy traditional German Weckmann-bread, German sausages, and more.
    German International School of Silicon Valley, 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043, phone 650 254 0748

    The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) invites you to join us for our 2nd GISSV Holiday Market
    Saturday, December 1st, 2007 2pm - 6pm
    The Weihnachtsmarkt is a traditional German holiday market full of wonderful sights, sounds and smells. Children's activities and a visit from the Weihnachtsmann make this a perfect holiday treat. Hot sausages and cider are available as well as coffee and stollen.

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    a.g.Cube LLC, 211 East Ocean Blvd Ste 246. Long Beach, CA 90802 phone: +1-562-219-2072 fax: +1-866-415-4221

    German-born Patron Corporate Member Mindjet announces MindManager ® Value Bundles for optimizing success and productivity with limited-time, specially-priced bundles (in increments of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100) of new or upgrade licenses of MindManager Pro 7 software, e-books and web training, maintenance & support, and the Project Management Jetpack;

    APEC is organzing the 2nd International Career Fair, on February 29th and March 1st, 2008 in San Francisco. The fair will bring together graduate students from the top engineering, scientific and business universities, as well as seasoned professionals with industry experience, with leading companies from Europe and the US looking for highly qualified candidates for positions around the world. With company presentations and exhibits, keynotes and workshops relative to international careers, and one-on-one interviews, the International Career Fair is a major event for anyone interested in working in an international environment.

    Job Board
    Peritus Precision Translations is looking for experienced translators to join our external language vendor team. This includes translators, editors, interpreters, voice-over-talents, as well as graphic design specialists. For more information please go to GABA's website.

    The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is looking for a full-time School Maintenance Worker - starting as soon as possible. The Maintenance Person will provide students with a safe, healthy environment in which to learn, play & develop. For more information please go to, contact us at or call 650.254.0748.

    Anchor Audio, the world's leader in portable public address systems, seeks an International Sales Associate. This entry level position will respond to the needs of the current European customers as well as identifying and signing up additional distributors. The position will be based at Anchor's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, California, with travel to Europe approximately every other month. For more information please go to GABA's website.

    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 (
    Hamburg@Work (
    Monterey Bay International Trade Association (
    Silicon Valley Association for Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) ( )
    Silicon Valley - China Wireless Technology Association (
    Silicon Valley RFID Group ( group/s v_rfid)
    Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development (SVCITD) (
    The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) (
    Women's Calendar (

    GABA Industry Groups

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

    Clean Tech IG
    California and Germany stand out as well established clean tech leaders and attractive target markets. The Industry Group's aim is to enable the exchange of ideas & contacts, provide a platform for the discussion of relevant industry trends and foster transatlantic business and relationships between German and US corporations in order to add value to all participating partners. Visit our webpage for more information.

    Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
    This group is dedicated to the facilitation of technology, business and social innovation via entrepreneurial ventures and the appropriate incubation and capital funding catalysts. We aim to educate and bring together members of the business, finance, legal, academia, technology lab, not-for-profit and government realms on both sides of the Atlantic as regards new venturing opportunities, issues, trends and developments. Visit our webpage for more information.

    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 webpage.

    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 webpage for more information.

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

    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 webpage 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 webpage.

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