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July/August 2016

Summer is officially here!  The GABA Team wishes you all a wonderful summer and we hope to see a lot of you at our popular GABA Sommerfest!  It will be held Sunday, August 28 at Cuesta Park in Mountain View. Bring your family and friends to mingle, enjoy BBQ, beer, wine and pretzels in great company.  We look forward to seeing you!  


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale
Media Sponsor:

NRW Invest


Main Events

Young Professional Summer Mixer
Thursday, July 21, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

We invite you to join the Young Professional Networking Mixer to mingle with young professionals from different businesses and industries in a relaxed atmosphere. This event is hosted by the Young Professional groups of GABA, FACC, BABC, and other European organization.

GABA Sommerfest 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View

Join us as we celebrate GABA's annual Sommerfest - Enjoy a cold beer and some BBQ in great company surrounded by small rolling hills while the kids play on the playground nearby.  We look forward to seeing you!

European Networking - Members Only
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location TBD, San Francisco
Come and mingle with entrepreneurs, VC's and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a very relaxed and European atmosphere! These events regularly attract more than 150 international business professionals and due to its popularity is reserved exclusively for members of the partnering organizations.

GABA Stammtische
Casual Social Gathering, No RSVP Needed

GABA Stammtisch Alameda 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

GABA Stammtisch San Francisco
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Schmidt's, 2400 Folsom Street (at 20th Street), San Francisco

GABA Stammtisch South Bay
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

GABA Stammtisch Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

GABA Stammtisch Sacramento
Thursday, July 21, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Eveleigh
Thursday, July 7, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Eveleigh, 8752 Sunset Blvd, LA

Join GABA for our monthly Stammtisch at the Eveleigh on Sunset Boulevard. This ultra-chic hotspot in West Hollywood always attracts a fun crowd.  The outdoor garden area is exclusively reserved for GABA guests this evening.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Amplified Ale Works
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Amplified Ale Works, 4150 Mission Blvd #208, San Diego

Join GABA for our monthly Stammtisch at Amplified Ale Works, a cool oceanfront craft brewpub with a soothing Pacific Ocean view. Watch the sunset and enjoy complimentary appetizers, while meeting and connecting.

SoCal International Summer Business Mixer and Showcase
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 06:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tustin Ranch Golf Club, 12443 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin

Join GABA as we meet with international friends to enjoy a beautiful Southern CA evening at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club!  Sample fine foods from local participating restaurants, 'Jagerhaus', 'The Olde Ship', 'Darya', 'Royal Khyber' and more, while live music and a "No Host" bar will complete the atmosphere! 

SoCal Stammtisch OC at ARTSY AUGUST
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 05:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

Join us for a spectacular networking event as GABA and OCIACC* co-host the Laguna Beach Chamber's "Artsy Summer Mixer" at [seven-degrees].

SoCal Stammtisch LA August
Thursday, August 4, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: TBD

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego August
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: TBD


GABA Munich Events

A different kind of San Francisco Bay Mixer
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 06:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wunjoo, Schliessheimer Str. 140, Munich

The German-American Business Association Munich and Wunjoo would like to invite you to a special kind of San Francisco Bay Mixer.  Wunjoo, your partner around e-mobility, brings you the latest info on all facets of e-mobility, including governmental subsidies, and road testing the e-bikes.  Curious? Come early to participate in our raffle to win one of the 24-hour-test drives!

Partner Events

Intersolar 2016
Exhibition: July 11-13, Conference: July 12-14 
Intersolar North America, North America's most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place  in San Francisco. The event's exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.  More information here.

World Affairs Council - What is Going on in Europe?  A View from the Deutsche Bundesbank
Monday, July 11, 2016 06:30 PM - 7:30 PM
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

Join World Affairs Council for a conversation with Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, for a conversation about the future of the Euro area in a changing world.  Register here.  GABA members receive $10 off with the code "GABAGlobal".

VentureBeat's MobileBeat Conference
July 12-13, The Village, San Francisco
We've assembled a Who's Who list of the people who are taking the mobile landscape and throwing it into the air with their unstoppable innovation. Slack, Flipkart, Booking, AirBnB, LinkedIn, Gupshup, Kayak, AirBnB, Pinterest, Google and so many more. Dive deep into how Al and messaging will transform the app paradigm.  Special Offer: Get a full access pass at 10% off with code MB10.  Register here.

Semicon West
June 12-14, 2016 Moscone Center, San Francisco
Become a viable player in today's interconnected industry at the largest Industrial IoT conference.  Special Offer: Get $10 off registration using the code RW2016.  Register here.


New and Renewing Members

Sixt Rent a Car, LLC

iCatch Marketing

Individual Members:
Holger Claus
Lee Courtney
Nadine Ellman
Patricia Escalante
Astrid Kraft
First Name Last Name
Niels Nielsen
Andre Schindler
Larry Schulz

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

Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In
"Global Expansion: How to get it Right the First Time" was the topic presented on June 9th in SF. Entrepreneurs from Datameer and Data Virtuality recounted their journeys between Germany and the U.S. and a panel made up of tax, law, and go-to-market experts provided practical insights for companies going global. GABA member Invest Region Leipzig introduced its welcoming business and investment climate.
GABA's Interest Groups (IG's) provide resources and networking opportunities specific to each interest:

Automotive IG
Clean Technology IG
Cyber Security IG
Entrepreneurs & Venture Capital IG
Human Resources IG
Innovation IG
International IG
Life Sciences / Healthcare IG
Media & Entertainment IG
Newcomers IG
Software IG
Wireless / Mobile IG
Women in Business 
Young Professionals IG

Member News

Airberlin - Additional XL Seats Now Available
Airberlin is offering 40 additional XL seats in Economy Class on its entire long-haul fleet (type A330).  The XL seats are located in the front rows of the cabin, so expectant mothers, those traveling with small children and passengers with physical disabilities, can board and disembark more quickly. Interested flight guests can now book their extra 15 cm of leg room online at or via a travel agent (existing bookings can be changed at

SAP Digital Consumer Insight
SAP has launched a new data service - SAP Digital Consumer Insight - that helps businesses by using consumer location data to improve advertising, proximity marketing, location planning, and more.  Businesses can access anonymized, mobile data that shows how many consumers pass through a chosen location in a given time frame, their demographic information, and where they come from. The result is actionable information on their behavior, demographic characteristics, and devices they're using.  More info here.

Enviacon - Alcoholic Beverages in the U.S.
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Food & Agriculture Enviacon International will lead an alcoholic beverages market research trip to California from October 31 to November 4. The trip will include visits to vineyards, breweries, distilleries and bottlers as well a networking event on October 31. Please check our website for more information ( or contact

Euler Hermes
"What is your company doing to protect its most valuable asset"?  Consider transferring your Company's accounts receivable [AR] risk to Euler Hermes North America [part of the Allianz Group], mitigating against both small and catastrophic AR risks.   Also, with your Company's multinational and concentrated receivables get better terms and options with your commercial lender.  Please contact Jeff Butler in San Francisco at 415-964-9513 (or) for further details.

Job Board

GAIS  - Job Opportunity in the Preschool
The preschool at GAIS is looking for a Preschool Assistant and an After School Care Assistant (part-time).  Please submit your application online on For more information please contact the preschool principal, Heike Schmalstieg, at

For up-to-date listings, see the GABA website

Inside GABA

Volunteering Opportunities at GABA
Would you like to share your talent and energy with a dedicated team and connect with German community? Do you need to stay in a work environment and have a source of reference for future employers?  GABA is looking for a knowledgeable and reliable volunteer to support us with our social media presence. Come and join the GABA volunteer team. We would love to hear from you, send your resume to

Culture Selection

  Friday, July 15, 2016, 6:00pm
Goethe Institute, 530 Bush Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco

Are you interested in Germany and German culture? Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your German language skills? Do you enjoy German films? Then this is your event!  Every third Friday of the month, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco will present recent German films ranging from small, independent productions to box office hits. All screenings are in German with English subtitles. Admission is free!
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