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March 2017

GABA currently has some volunteering opportunities! Volunteering at GABA is the perfect place to renew or build your network.  Whether you are looking to get back into the work  force or would just like to keep in close contact with the German business community, volunteering with GABA is a great experience.  Please contact [email protected] if you would like to find out how to get involved!


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale



Main Events

The Future of Media
Thursday, March 2, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Midpen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

Please join GABA for a panel discussion on the current content in media and how the content discussion has changed in the last year.

Women's Day Networking
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 PM - 08:30 PM
OFX, 49 Stevenson St, 13th Floor, San Francisco

In honor of International Women's Day, The British-American Business Council (BABC), the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACCSF) and the German American Business Association (GABA) invite you to a special European Networking, celebrating women in business. 

Data - The New Oil
Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Pillsbury, 4 Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor, San Francisco

Over the last years, Europe and the U.S. have lost share of the global GDP - especially Europe is in a dramatic decline. The ongoing industrial revolution, fueled by data, will re-distribute power and GDP share in a unprecedented speed and ways.  Please join GABA in a discussion about the new role that Data plays in todays economy.
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, March 1, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

San Francisco Stammtisch 
Monday, March 6, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, March 9, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, February 16, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at The Wellesbourne
Thursday, March 2, 2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Wellesbourne, 10929 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Join us for our March business mixer at The Wellesbourne Bar and Lounge in West Los Angeles. The Wellesbourne offers a wide selection of classic cocktails in a classy library-style environment, just the right mix to engage into lively conversations and to expand your personal network.  Join our raffle by leaving us your business card at check-in.
We look forward to seeing you there!

SoCal Stammtisch OC at Pelican Hill Resort
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pelican Hill Resort, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast

The Pelican Hill Resort welcomes back GABA SoCal for its next networking event in Orange County.  Guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine and amuse gueules.  Bring your friends and colleagues and cap the evening off with us.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at Kaiserhof
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kaiserhof, 2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego

We welcome you to another wonderful GABA Stammtisch for fun networking at Kaiserhof - a German American restaurant!  Come relax on Kaiserhof's outdoor patio with outdoor heating while enjoying great German beers and authentic German food! 

GABA Munich

GABA-Munich: San Francisco Bay Mixer
Friday, March 17, 2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Schumann's Bar Am Hofgarten, Odeonsplatz 6-7, Munich

Join the German-American Business Association Munich as we celebrate a get-together with the San Francisco Bay Mixer with a craft beer, eat, and enjoy a fun-filled evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Wear your best green, invite your friends, family and colleagues. Be the lucky one to win a 12-year-old whiskey your leprechauns will keep for you as a hidden treasure.....provided you come early!

Partner Events

Bay Brazil - Global Women's Journey
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 06:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evernote, 305 Walnut Street, Redwood City

On March 8th join us to meet foreign-born young women entrepreneurs who are leading innovative companies and carving space in Silicon Valley & around the world.  Pre-registration  Use code baybrazil.gwj.partner for additional 25% discount.

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, March 23, 2017 05:30 PM 
Swissnex, Pier 17, San Francisco

The Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Chapter cordially invites you to a panel discussion on the "Financial Impact After the U.S. Presidential Election" followed by drinks and snacks.  Please register here.  Space is limited.

Squire Patton Boggs: Wireless Communications In Autonomous Driving: What It Is, Who Regulates It and Why We Care
Thursday, March 23, 2017 05:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Squire Patton Boggs, 275 Battery Street, 25th Floor, San Francisco

Autonomous vehicles must have the capability to operate uninterrupted in the radio spectrum in order to be fully functional. With spectrum-related discussions becoming a high priority in the automotive and tech industries, our panel will discuss the importance of understanding the role of wireless communications and radio frequency spectrum in autonomous technologies. Register here.

Bluetooth World
March 28-29, 2017 
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

The coming year will be transformational with the launch of mesh for Bluetooth and Bluetooth 5, and we're reflecting that transformation with a new Bluetooth World that will provide attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to experience the power and promise of our amazing technology.  Register for FREE today

Bernhard Schlink Book Reading at UC Irvine
Friday, March 17, 2017 02:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 135, Irvine

Bernhard Schlink, the well-known German jurist and novelist, will be reading from his works, including The Reader (Der Vorleser), on March 17th from 2-4pm in Humanities Instructional Building 135 on the UC Irvine campus. Admission is free and GABA members are welcome.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Deutsche Bank
FeldbergPacific Law Group
Rueter Partner

German American School Association of Northern California
Robert Bosch Llc

WDE International Inc.

Individual Members:
Adi Berglez
Liza Goldstein
Matthias Hesse
Bryce Lednar
Sylvia Martini
Sylvia McDonald
Stephanie Muehlhausen
Withbert Payne
Olaf Schubert
Petra Schuermann
Jens Stoelken
Frank Swoboda
Michele Taipale


Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In

GABA hosted a panel discussion "Securing the Internet of Things has become a matter of homeland security" at the Goethe institute with a focus on the role of connected devices in cyber attacks. This was a well received sold out event with an engaging discussion between audience and panelist.  

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

The Westin SF Airport/ALOFT SF Airport
Spring Sale:  Save 15% off the DAILY rate when you book between March 7, 2017 and March 19, 2017 and stay between March 31, 2017 and July 9, 2017. Use rate plan DAILYDI.  

Rieker & Co CPA, Inc.
The new annual due date for filing Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is April 15.  There is a six-month filing extension available and taxpayers failing to meet the annual due date of April 15 will be granted an automatic extension to October 15 each year.  More info here.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties
With 58 offices and over 3000 agents Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CA Properties had 13,362 transactions in 2016 with $12.5 billion sales. Our vision is to bring joy and significance to life's greatest investments. We specialize in relocation nationally and internationally. Contact [email protected] for more information. 

Alto International School
Alto is holding a "Coffee on Campus" event on Friday, March 31 from 9:00 - 10:30am. Interested families will have the possibility to learn about the school?s programs and meet students and teachers. We located in Menlo Park and offer German immersion preschool and elementary school programs as well as a bilingual, international minded curriculum for middle and high school students. Alto has provided a German education in Silicon Valley for almost 30 years and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). More info here.

CarMediaLab - New Office in Silicon Valley
CarMedialab is an automotive telematics company.  We have more than 10 years of experience in the fields of connected car and CAN-data, telediagnostics, EV smart charging and UI development.  In 2017 we will open a new office in Silicon Valley.  More info here.

Culture Selection

Goethe institute SF Film: "Everyone Else"
Friday, March 17, 2017, 6pm 
Goethe Institute SF Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco

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!  Come and see "Everyone Else" by Maren Ade, the famous German screenwriter whose latest film "Toni Erdmann" is nominated for the Oscars. More info here.
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