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Welcome back! we hope you have had a great summer! We celebrated the end of this summer with our wonderful annual Sommerfest in Mountain View. Our September program has something for everyone. Discuss the ins and outs of mobile ad buying at our event "The new 'Mad Men' and The Future of Advertising" on September 5th in San Francisco. Work and health are in the focus of our WIB event "Women in Business - 2014: What's my Health Plan?" on September 23rd in Mountain View. Our life science SIG share their knowledge on how a "Successful Biotech Cluster"  is shaped on September 10th. Last but not least The science of Successful Networking will help polish your networking skills so they can lead you to the next step (September 24th).

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

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GABA Events

GABA Stammtisch Alameda
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

Join us for GABA's monthly casual get-together in the East Bay and enjoy some of Speisekammer's delicious German dishes, beers and even the famous tart Applewine from the Frankfurt Area, while meeting old and new friends. Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people, free to attend. We are looking forward to see you there!

The new 'Mad Men' and The Future of Advertising
Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Rotunda at Nieman Marcus, 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Join our panel of distinguished experts who will share their experience and insights on how programmatic ad buying is overtaking the ad world. This event will give you valuable insights into the new programmatic tools of the modern 'Mad Men' economy and how you can benefit from them. 

GABA Stammtisch SoCal
Thursday, Sep 5, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues who are interested in fostering the Californian-German connection as we continue our monthly tradition at this exciting locale.

Shaping a Successful Biotech Cluster
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duane Morris LLP, Spear Tower, One Market Plaza, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Silicon Valley and the Nor and SoCal Biotech Clusters are proven models, fostering sustainable innovation and fueling the economic growth engine, even during difficult times. Please join us for our next exciting Life Sciences event, co-organized by the German American Business Association (GABA) and Capgemini Consulting, looking at the shaping of a new biotech cluster and its success factors: Mission Bay. We will have the opportunity to listen to a fantastic and unique panel, taking us through the challenges and achievements of the Mission Bay cluster, and showcasing the exciting developments, current research and future innovations happening through the Mission Bay network.

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Triptych bar/restaurant/art gallery, 1155 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Please join us on every second Wednesday of the month for our San Francisco GABA Stammtisch and enjoy mingling and networking with friends or colleagues. Street parking is available. The Civic Center BART Station is 3 blocks away. It should be easy to spot us in the main room when you enter. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
K&L Gates LLP, Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94111

Our program will feature a panel of experienced startup founders and C-level executives who will be discussing the hurdles they have overcome throughout their career, what challenges women still face, and how they have succeeded in today's competitive business world. We hope to see you there!

Cork vs. Screw Cap: What impact on the market?
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Napa Valley Country Club, 3385 Hagen Road, Art Lounge, Napa, CA 94558

Come and take part in this large debate with winemakers, retailers, chefs, sommeliers, suppliers, wine critics, consumer advocates... Enjoy a great wine tasting and have a fun networking evening!

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

Come to mingle and network in the very casual environment of our traditional Stammtisch at Esther's German Bakery every month. You will find us in the Biergarten to the back of the restaurant - a little German flag will guide you. Apart from the dainty German dishes, Esther also serves great German beer on draft and invites the GABA Stammtisch guests to a free dessert with your meal. No RSVP needed. Willkommen!

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suedwerk Riverside, 9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA 95630

Please join us for GABA's new monthly casual get-together in Folsom. We have a regular group every third Thursday of the month at Suedwerk. They brew German style beers including a Munich style lager, Pilsner and Hefeweizen. Please RSVP to andrew.m.woodruff@gmail.com so we can reserve a table for the right number of people. We are looking forward to see you there!

Women in Business - 2014: What's my Health Plan?
Monday, Sep 23, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road Mountain View, CA 94040

Join the conversation with our panel of distinguished experts who will shed lights on what we need to know about health plans in 2014. In this panel discussion, experts and specialists in various aspects of international operations will discuss issues and insights based on their global experience. For company executives, particularly from smaller companies, this is a valuable opportunity to learn and to network with people embarking on this journey.

The Science of Successful Networking
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GISSV, 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94304
German America Business Association (GABA) together with Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step invite you to attend a networking seminar "The Science of Successful Networking". Join us for this informative workshop to help polish your networking skills so they can lead you to the next step.

Munich Chapter monthly GABA Meeting
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstr 93, North Schwabing, Munich, Germany

Please join us for our monthly meetings of the GABA Munich Chapter with a special presentation and ample opportunities for business and technology networking. Also please be sure to register in the Events tool at www.agbc.de! Signups are very important for our planning purposes.

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Come to mingle and network every fourth Wednesday of the month in the very casual environment of our traditional GABA Stammtisch at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. You will find us in the cosy garden to the back of The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. We are looking forward to meet you there!

The Challenge of International Expansion
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WilmerHale Palo Alto, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304

With globalization and the Internet, companies are going global at earlier stages in their life. However, while the global opportunities are often large, doing business in multiple markets offers some challenges. In this panel discussion, experts and specialists in various aspects of international operations will discuss some of the issues and offer insights based on experience. For company executives, particularly from smaller companies, this is a valuable opportunity to learn more about these challenges and network with people facing and solving similar problems to your own.

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

Co-Sponsored Events

BayBrazil - Brazil in the 21st Century
Friday, Sep 13, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rock Center at Stanford University Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford

This conference will gather government representatives and private sector leaders to discuss technology, investments, entrepreneurship and the country's role in the global economy. For further information and pre-registration please visit their website. Cost: $45 BayBrazil Members early birds; $85 General Public early birds.
All ticket categories are subject to availability. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes participation in the program plus complimentary breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception. Don't miss out this conference!

JHTC - Why can't they be on time? How culture shapes business practice
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 pm
Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View, CA

In our mobile, connected world, it's likely that we work with colleagues, clients, and consultants from a multitude of cultures and backgrounds. Each brings a preferred way of communicating and views on how to conduct business. Without understanding what shapes their perspectives and actions, it's easy for problems to occur: comments can be perceived as insults, misunderstandings may lead to missed deadlines, and opportunities are lost. Lanie Denslow of World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources will share her insights on how different cultural backgrounds shape attitudes toward time, tasks and talking.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
The Brenner Group Inc.
Montage Services, Inc.
SAP America Inc.

Hengeler Mueller
Osborne Clarke

Esther's Bakery

Individual Members:
Chang, Gary
Decker, Simon
Gerdemann, Dieter
Glowka, Janusz
Hausmann, Volker
Huber-Gutierrez, Johann
Jakob, Katrin
Janke, Beate
Kwata CPA, Richard
Kallmes, Paul
Kelly, Mark
Lillelund, Lisa
McCormick, Simone
Mueller, Claus
Palmans, Frank
Plattner, Elisabeth
Plomitzer, Nadine
Sarto, Lou
Schlafke, Angela
Schmidt, Dirk
Sethi, Kuldip
Su, Jui
Walterspiel MD, Juan
N. Willuhn, Wolfram

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
small_2013-07-24 20.09.33 GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Our second GABA Stammtisch in Santa Cruz in the garden of The Crepe Place was a very well attended gathering. All of our new "Stammtischler" had a great time and all of them will come and join us on our next round on September 25th. Thomas Kuehne will be your host. So don't miss out our Stammtisch on every 4th Wednesday of the month. We are looking forward to see you there.

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

Interest Groups
DSC_0043 The Rise of the Hardware Startup
Traditionally, hardware development has been the realm of corporations with global operations and scale. But as we are in the middle of an important new technology cycle that Mary Meeker (KPCB) has identified as Wearable/Everywhere Computing, the number of hardware-focused startups is growing rapidly. number of hardware-focused startups is growing rapidly. For this highly topical event, GABA assembled experts with backgrounds ranging from startup to corporate, and from manufacturing to investing to discuss a numerous essential topics about the increase of hardware startups and the future trends of those fast-moving hardware focused startups. Check out the video.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest group:

Automotive IG
Clean Tech IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
International IG
Life Sciences IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Semiconductor - IT IG
Software IG
Wireless/Mobile IG
Women in Business IG
Young Professionals IG

Member News

With summer nearing its end, it is time to think about the fall and that means German Saturday School! Classes for students age 3-18 start again at the German-American School of Palo Alto on September 7th. Don't delay and register today at www.gaspa-ca.org!

Learn about the bilingual (German-English), dual-immersion programs at the German International School of Silicon Valley www.gissv.org. The GISSV cordially invites you to visit their Open Houses.
Mountain View campus: Saturday Nov 16, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Berkeley campus: Saturday Nov 02, 2013 and Jan 25, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
San Francisco campus: Saturday Okt 26, 2013 and Dec 07, 2013 from 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Global Upside, Inc.
GABA Premium Corporate Sponsor Global Upside is expanding to service its growing worldwide client base. The company has moved to a new Operations Center three times the size of its previous facility. The new Operations Center is in Noida, India. With HQ in Los Altos, California and operations in over 40 countries worldwide, Global Upside provides accounting, finance, and HR services to companies worldwide. Its clients include international companies like many GABA members who look to Global Upside to provide a single point of contact for high-quality, highly responsive service worldwide for these vital support functions. More information is available at globalupside.

The Brenner Group
GABA Member, Gunther Hofmann, CFA, AVA, Vice President at The Brenner Group will be a distinguished guest speaker on the upcoming The Knowledge Congress - Fair Value Measurements for Business Combinations and Impairment Testing LIVE Webcast. Tune in on Monday, Sept 30, 2013 from 12 -2 pm.  First 30 Registrants are FREE of charge, courtesy of The Brenner Group.

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Internationalized Domain Name gTLDs Pose Challenge for Owners of Multlingual Brands:
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") devised the new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") program to open up new top level domains, as popular domains such as ".com" become increasingly crowded. Although domain names displayed in non-ASCII scripts, known as internationalized domain names ("IDNs"), are currently available as second- and lower-level domains, the new gTLD program will also allow IDN TLDs. For more information please visit the following publication.

Montage Services Inc
On Monday, August 19, the IRS announced that its online FATCA registration system is now open, and may be accessed at www.irs.gov/fatca-registration. It urges FFIs to begin familiarizing themselves with the system. FFIs may register as early as January 1, 2014, and must register by April 25, to ensure that they are not subject to the new 30% FATCA withholding tax. Learn More!

Royse Law Firm
Roger Royse, founder of Royse Law Firm, a business law firm, announced that intellectual property litigator Thomas E. Moore III has joined the firm.

Wiebke Meineke - German language course
Do you live in Marin? Do you have the desire to learn a little beginning German or brush up your German for travel? Have you always been looking for a fantastic and fun German course? Look no further. Wiebke Meineke is an excellent language teacher. Some of the venues for her upcoming language courses (two classes each) is the Tiburon Town Hall , the Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley and the Book Passage in Corte Madera. For more information please contact Wiebke at wiebke.meineke@sbcglobal.net.

Job Opening

Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC, West Coast Division
The Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC West Coast Division is looking for talented and highly motivated individuals for an 18 months traineeship at the San Francisco office. Candidate must at least have 2 years of work experience in marketing, communications, business development or related field. For more information please go on www.bavaria-westcoast.com.

Culture Selection

Herbert Groenemeyer - concert
Friday, Sept 27, 2013 Doors: 08:00 PM / Show:09:00 PM
Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Sept 28, 2013
The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

After a sold-out performance in New York City earlier this year, Herbert Grönemeyer, Germany's most acclaimed and best-selling rock artist, will launch his first full US tour this September. Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco  will present his Northern California debut on September 27. After that he will be at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 28! So don't miss out on the debut American tour of Germany's most talented artist and get your  quick!

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013 at 07:30 PM
The Marsh MainStage, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco

The show is about Annette Roman unusual heritage. Her mother was in the Hitler Youth. Her father is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Because Hitler would have considered the product of such a marriage to be an "abomination", she has provocatively entitled the work "Hitler's Li'l Abomination". The show is, naturally, a drama -but also a comedy, as her parents' foibles and the complexities of her unique heritage unfold. For more information, please visit  annetteroman.wordpress.com.

For further information contact:

German American Business Association
Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015, Fax : +1 (415) 276-2375
http://www.gaba-network.org, Email: membership@gaba-network.org