June 2010
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FIFA World Cup 2010
Let's celebrate the number one sporting event together: Come join us for the first game in the first round of the FIFA World Cup 2010 on Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at Firehouse Grill & Brewery in Sunnyvale. Kick-off is at 11:30 AM. Let us know here if you will attend so we can reserve the right number of tables. See the GABA event calendar for more details. We will organize another gathering for June 23rd.

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

Bay Area Stammtisch East Bay
June 2, 2010, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300.

Negotiating as Women: Nontraditional Settings and Successes
June 9, 2010, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, 1001 Marshall Street, Suite 300, Redwood City
Learn how to master the art of negotiation with these insights and tips on being more skillful and confident as a woman negotiator.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
June 9, 2010, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street, (between 7th and 8th), San Francisco
Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our new San Francisco GABA Stammtisch in San Francisco. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away.

FIFA World Cup 2010 in Sunnyvale
June 13, 2010, 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Firehouse Grill & Brewery, 111 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
One squad, one team, one target: the fourth star on the national jersey. After 1954, 1974 and 1990 FIFA World Cup victories our team aims to win 2010 in South Africa.

FIFA World Cup 2010 in San Francisco
June 13, 2010, 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Pete's Tavern (Cooperstown Room), King St, San Francisco
First Round, First Game - Australia vs Germany. Doors open at 11am - Kick off at 12:30pm.

Bay Area Stammtisch San Jose
June 16, 2010, 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street at Devin, San Jose
Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together. Look in the Bar Area for the small German flag. No RSVP needed; free to attend. For directions, call (650) 326-1020.

FIFA World Cup 2010 in Sunnyvale
June 23, 2010, 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Firehouse Grill & Brewery, 111 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
Please join us to watch the third match of the German team: Germany vs. Ghana.

Smart Electricity Grids - Global Players, Opportunities and Issues
June 28, 2010, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
DLA Piper, 2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto
This panel of experts will discuss how to create new opportunities and drive innovation for Smart Grid solutions.

Visit GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!

Co-Sponsored Events

SVASE Event: Launch Silicon Valley 2010
June 8, 2010, 07:30 am - 01:30 pm
Microsoft Building 1, 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043
This event will feature new companies that are ready for product launch and is designed to uncover the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy.

Intersolar 2010
July 13-15, 2010
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA 94043
Intersolar North America promotes the development of business opportunities throughout the U.S. solar industry. About 550 U.S.-based and international exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors are expected across the more than 130,000 net square feet of floor space. The conference, again taking place at the InterContinental Hotel, features over 30 tracks and 150+ speakers.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
FeldbergPacific Law Group

BMW Group Technology Office
BrandMaker GmbH
Plug and Play Tech Center (new)

Basic Corporate:
Brix and Partners LLC (new)
Siegwart German American Law (new)
WordExpress Corporation (new)

Individual Members:
Pierre Adida (new)
Reza Attarha (new)
Ulrich Barnhoefer (new)
Matthias Bernd (new)
Alex Beyk (new)
Johannes Bhakdi (new)
Alfred Coppola
ArLyne Diamond (new)
Kevin Gee (new)
Joe Goodrich (new)
Ed Gunther
Johannes Hoech (new)
Arne Jacobsson (new)
Mitchell Jones (new)
Dirk Kanngiesser
Nicole Kidd (new)
Jen Kokko (new)
Steffen Kuehr (new)
Tobias Kunze
Sylvia Kurpanek
Matthew Lambrinos (new)
Clifford Lavine (new)
Monika Levinson (new)
Simone Marticke
Ron Paradies
Michael Poitner
Otto Radtke (new)
Philipp Reichardt (new)
Peter Reimer
Thorsten Reuter (new)
Barbara Torell (new)
Rainer Urbach
Victor Vurpillat (new)

Student Members:
Irina Anghel (new)
Sergey Koltakov (new)

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
GABA Southern California Chapter Launches Real Estate Industry Group
The new industry group's goal is to illuminate how national and world economies influence the commercial and residential real estate sectors. The educational perspectives, topics covered, and events hosted will provide meaning for business owners, students & teachers, enthusiasts, investors, real estate developers, home owners, public and private entities. The chairman of the Real Estate Industry Group is Paul Robinson, a Co-founder of Gateway Assets.
German-American Chamber's Directory Lists 2,500 Companies in the U.S.
The 2010/2011 annual German-American Chambers (GACC) Directory will be printed soon. The directory lists GABA and GACC members throughout the U.S. with their contact details. It is based on industry category closely resembling the Yellow Pages. Click here to order your copy. GABA members pay $60 instead of $80. Enter "GABA" to receive the discount. For more information, please contact nmichels@gaccny.com.

Industry Groups
Successful Innovation Bridges
The Innovation Conference Keynotes from May 12/13th are available in video format on the GABA Website, featuring Stanford and Berkeley Professors, and Alberto Savoia speaking about Innovation at Google. This unique event was attended by over 130 people representing innovation thought leaders from very many different countries. Comments and press reviews can be found on the GABA Blog.
Social Media Events Reloaded
The video and presentation from the Women in Business (WiB) Event "Make Social Media Work for You and Your Business" in San Francisco on March 30th, are available on the GABA Website. And GABA WiB Chair Linda Cleary followed up on the event with a Blog post. It was very well attended, and so was the Palo Alto event "Social Media for Business" on April 28th. Click here for the video and pictures.
GABA's Industry Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each industry:

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

Member News

Managing Interest Rates Volatility
Although interest rates are expected to be low in 2010, there are still uncertainties. Bernd Steinebrunner from MetLife would like to recommend an article on a strategy to help bondholders limit the risk of continued low rates and put you in a position to benefit if rates rise.

German-American School of Palo Alto offers a Summer School Camp
German-American School of Palo Alto offers a 4-week summer school camp at the Ohlone School campus, Palo Alto. No prior German language knowledge required. Students (ages 3 - 13) and teachers together fill the program. There will be research inside and outside: cooking, moving and music; physics and chemistry in sand, water and air; games and stories, reading and writing, as well as field trips.

Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn - Oh My!
Learn all about social media and how you can use it to attract more customers and increase sales at little or no cost. Let this 3hr workshop empower you - we will demystify the buzzwords! 20% off (Code: GABA) - Click here.

The Secrets of Managing Virtual Localization Teams
Tim Wernicke, Testing & Applications Director at Wilcox Associates, shares insights about the ins and outs of managing team members effectively from all corners of the globe without becoming a bottleneck or losing control. Learn how you can lead a highly efficient and productive virtual team. Register today for this free webinar.

German Lawyer Coming to Orrick's San Francisco Office
Dr. Albrecht von Breitenbuch, who is a member of Orrick, Hoelters & Elsing's Corporate and Real Estate practices in Berlin, will be visiting Orrick's San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices during a three month secondment this Summer. Please feel free to contact him at (415) 773-4185 or abreitenbuch@orrick.com. Additional information regarding Orrick's three offices in Germany is available online.

German Translation Agency in San Francisco
Cathy Lara & Associates, German Translation Services just launched its new website. We provide high-quality, cost-effective German to English translations for a variety of industries including finance, business, law, advertising, technology, and medicine. Please visit us at www.cathylara.com. Our website features client testimonials and a blog on the German language.

Immigration Updates Affecting Foreign National Employees
Check out the latest immigration updates and travel advisories provided by Weaver, Schlengel & Mazel, Practice Limited to Immigration and National Law.

Job Board
Part-time Sales Manager position available
GABA is looking for a part-time Sales Manager to help grow membership and sponsorship for GABA events and GABA TV. Please send your application to craynaud@gaba-network.org. Join GABA to be part of an extensive multi-cultural network in the Bay Area, meet interesting people and attend high-level events. This position is commission based.

LehrerInnen fuer Schulen in Claremont, Pasadena and Brea gesucht
Die German American School Association, GASA, sucht Lehrer fuer das Schuljahr 2010/ 2011, die in der Lage sind, den Unterricht kreativ und selbstverantwortlich zu gestalten und bieten Positionen in unserer Brea Samstagsschule und Kinderland Claremont und Pasadena (zweimal woechentlich) an. Weitere Informationen unter 909-595-1315 oder GASA54@aol.com.

Bi-lingual Executive Assistant for our New York Office
Brix + Partners LLC is a leading American tax consulting firm with German speaking clients. For our headquarters in New York City we are looking for a native German speaking, bi-lingual, marketing oriented, motivated and energetic individual to implement the firm's marketing and promotional strategies. Applicants please submit your resume electronically to info@brixcpa.com.

Senior Tax Consultant (Accountant and/or Tax Lawyer) for our New York Office
Brix + Partners LLC is a boutique tax consulting firm specializing in European inbound clients, both corporate and private. For our New York City headquarter we are looking for an individual with at least ten years relevant experience in public accounting. "Big Four" know-how and international tax exposure is required. Applicants please submit your resume electronically to info@brixcpa.com.