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December 2016

All of us at GABA wish you a happy holiday season and a happy new year!  Our annual Financial Outlook event at the German Consulate General in San Francisco is coming up December 6th and GABA SoCal has their Year-End & Holiday Celebration on December 2nd.  We hope to see some of you at those events and many more in 2017!

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale



Main Events

Financial Outlook 2017
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street (at Gough), San Fransisco

GABA and the German Consulate present this opportunity to meet leading corporate fund managers from Europe and the U.S. who will share their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for international technology companies. 
NoCal Stammtisch Meetings
Come mingle and network in the casual environment of the GABA supported Stammtisch meetings, no registration needed, feel free to attend. 

Alameda Stammtisch 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, December 8, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

San Francisco Stammtisch
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Schmidt's, 2400 Folsom Street (at 20th Street), San Francisco

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, December 15, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Year-End & Holiday Celebration 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BSH Experience & Design Center, 17911 Von Karman, Suite 100, Irvine

You are cordially invited to join our Holiday Party, which brings together our community from LA to San Diego! Start the evening with a champagne reception, and wow your tastebuds with a fun and exquisite culinary experience prepared by private chefs throughout the evening.  

GABA Munich

GABA Munich - Christmas Party
Monday, December 12, 2016 06:45 PM 
Donisl Wirtshaus, Weinstrasse 1 (at Marienplatz), Munich

Please come and join us and the members of the American German Business Club to celebrate the upcoming holidays in a cosy setting with good food and in great company:  We will meet in the Marienplatz-Room, overlooking the Marienplatz and Christmas market, on the second floor (first floor for non-Americans) of the Donisl, a traditional Bavarian restaurant, and Munich's second oldest tavern.  Register before Dec. 8.  For registration info please contact Uschi Joshua.

Partner Events

Ludwig's Christmas Market
Sunday, December 4, 2016 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Ludwig's German Table, 261 North 2nd Street, San Jose

Join us for Ludwig's annual Christkindlesmarkt inspired from Nurnberg, Germany.  Bring the entire Family and enjoy "the most wonderful time of the year!"  Details here.

New England Venture Summit
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Hilton Boston Dedham, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA

The 11th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. Details here.

TechLAB - Startup Pitch Competition
Thursday, December 8, 2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
TechLAB Innovation Center, 2040 Martin Ave, Santa Clara

Ten entrepreneurs will take the stage to pitch their original business idea to a panel of Silicon Valley startup experts and an audience of investors, business and community leaders, and other entrepreneurs. Startups are free to apply! For more information, such as competition guidelines, and to purchase tickets, visit here.  Use code "GABAVIP" for a 20% discount on tickets.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Next Step

E&M Mayock
Engel & Voelkers
Royse Law Firm, PC

Individual Members:
Loretta Alspach
Doug Andrey
Andreas Berghoefer
Petra Chequer
Linda Cleary
Ursula Dagres-Clausing
Stefan Daniels
Birgit Eschmann
Marc Fleischmann
Petrina Friede
Bettina Jetter
Michael Kelly
Petra Kempf
Cheryl King
Claude Koehl
Andrea Kohler
Chris Loran
Jutta Juliane Meier
Uwe Meyer
Kai Mildenberger
Rich Miller
Robert Reis
Kathrin Rogers
Silvia Schuessler
Marco Siegloch
Marly Tempel
Elizabeth Thomas

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

Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In
GABA had a panel of experts discuss immigration law, taxes and liability risks at "Living and Working in the U.S." at Squire Patton Boggs in San Francisco on November 3rd.  Our guests got to network and enjoy the beautiful views before learning about strategies for their stay in the U.S.

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
Industry 4.0
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

German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) - German Holiday Market
GISSV is presenting the 4th annual German Holiday Market on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 11AM to 9PM. Mountain View City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a European village where people from all of the Bay Area come to enjoy German food, warm mulled wine (Glühwein), performances on stage, shopping for gifts and ornaments from Germany and local artists, games and crafts for kids, and even a petting zoo and a choo-choo train. 

Lufthansa's new service from San Jose to Frankfurt is now even easier with TSA Pre✓®.  Enjoy an efficient screening experience when you choose Lufthansa's San Jose - Frankfurt flight for your next trip to Germany or beyond.  Operates five times weekly with great connections throughout Europe.  Book now!

Royse Law Firm
The Royse Law International Expo is back for its second year at The Computer History Museum Grand Hall, Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST). Two dozen trade agencies and over 300 individuals will hear from a worldwide mix of country representatives, importers and exporters, and subject matter experts on international trade.  Tickets available at here.

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Holiday Program
Gather at the legendary Top of the Mark in SF with friends and family for our Holiday events, and have an experience to treasure for a lifetime.  Find complete details here

Align Commerce
Align Commerce is a next generation platform for business to business payments. We are currently running a promo to get $100 towards your wire transfer.  More information here.

Lebkuchen-Schmidt has been making the most delicious Lebkuchen, a traditional German baked Christmas treat, since 1927. Please join us at the German Holiday Market in Mountain View on Saturday, December 10 to try these famous Christmas delicacies direct from Nuremberg, Germany or visit us here to learn more.

Euro VAT Refund, Inc. - Webinar
Euro VAT Refund is presenting on a number of different areas where VAT comes into play for North American companies that do business overseas, including in Germany. More details here.

Job Board

Telekom - Executive Assistant, Group Business Development and Partnering
The Executive Assistant performs a broad variety of administrative tasks for the VP, Group Business Development and Partnering, including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing confidential correspondence; arranging complex travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.  More information here.

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

Culture Selection

  Goethe-Institut SF, 530 Bush Street, ART-Lounge, San Francisco
The American Council on Germany San Francisco Warburg Chapter is pleased to have Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco on December 5th, 2016. Naika Foroutan is a Professor of Integration Research and Social Policy in the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. She appears frequently on German television talk shows to discuss questions of immigration.  For more info see here
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