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September 2017

Join the GABA Team!

GABA is looking  to add a part-time Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead key initiatives such as the GABA Gala, GABA Rising Stars and other new initiatives. Needs to be customer-oriented,  comfortable using Customer Relation Management and Direct Marketing Tools, have good networking skills, be able to work independently and pay attention to detail. 

Tasks will include management, marketing and follow-up of key events, being present at GABA events, represent GABA at other community events, building and strengthening relationships with GABA's main members and sponsors as well as the GABA Board. Please check our website for more information.


Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director

Main Supporters:
SAP WilmerHale



Main Events

The State of Marketing - The Latest Trends You Need to Know
Thursday, September 7, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Presidio Bank, 400 S. El Camino Real, Suite 150, San Mateo

This evening will create an environment where marketing professionals will discuss multi-touch-base marketing strategies, the future of marketing, and share learnings with the business community. Please join us for an insightful evening with engaging speakers and a curious audience.

European Pitch Night
Thursday, September 14, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
K&L Gates LLP, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

Take this chance to join the European Chambers and Business Associations on our collaborative event European Pitch Night. This is a perfect event if you want to expand your European network in San Francisco, learn more and get inspired by European innovation and business or just enjoy beverages and light snacks in a nice venue.
Last april this event was a huge success which sold out so be sure to get your tickets in time!

Support the Paris Climate Agreement
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sheppard Mullin, Four Embarcadero Center, Seventeenth Floor, San Francisco

GABA , The French American Chamber of Commerce and Shepard Mullin would like to invite you to this panel discussion around the Paris Climate Agreement and how to support it. 
NoCal Stammtisch Meetings
Come mingle and network in the casual environment of the GABA supported Stammtisch meetings, no registration needed, feel free to attend. 

San Francisco Stammtisch 
Monday, September 4, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, September 7, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, September 21, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento


GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Bru Haus
Thursday, September 7, 2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bru Haus, 11831 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Enjoy good conversations and expand your professional network while trying some of Bru Haus' specialties. These include a variety of German beers that are hard to come by in LA, as well as a mix of German and American snacks. We hope to see you there!

Women in Business: Clutternomics - How to Clear Your Way to Profit, Productivity and Peace
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 07:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Hangar LA, 3472 S. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles

How many hours do you waste looking for things?  Does your clutter cause you stress, loss of time, money, and peace of mind to name a few?  We look forward to seeing you at our second Women in Business event!

SoCal Stammtisch OC at Burberry
Tuesday, September 14, 2017 05:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burberry, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa

Join GABA and the BABC for a special Business After Hours at the exclusive Burberry store at South Coast Plaza.  Enjoy fine Champagne and Canapes while mingling and networking with interesting people at this private event.  RSVP soon, as space is limited and entrance is only guaranteed with confirmed pre-registration.

SoCal Stammtisch San Diego at IsaBella Bistro, Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 06:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IsaBella Bistro, 4015 Avati Drive, San Diego

Join GABA for our monthly Business Mixer at IsaBella Bistro, Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden. Meet us on the cozy outdoor patio with fire pits and heat lamps. Enjoy great food and local craft beers in a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere.  Expand your business contacts and make new friends! We hope to see you there! In case the evening cools off, please dress warmly.

Online Marketing 2018
Thursday, September 28, 2017 05:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Symphony Tower, 750 B Street, San Diego

Our presenters will give you the most up-to-date tools you need to become an online marketing master in a fun, informative setting. If you already consider yourself an expert, we challenge you to ask yourself if you are prepared to address the trends of 2018 that will dramatically change the online marketing game.

Partner Events

European Innovation Day
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 01:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View

An action-oriented day bringing together the best of European technology, policy, and innovation.  EID is the central event of Startup Europe comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV), an invitation only week-long program of events, meetings, workshops, and receptions that brings together the current and future EU Unicorns, EU policy makers, and industry leaders in Silicon Valley.  GABA members will receive a 50% discount!  More info and updates here.

Bay Brazil: Brazil in the 21st Century
Thursday, September 21, 2017 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Googleplex, Quad 3, Olympic Room, 468 Ellis Street, Mountain View

BayBrazil's annual conference will discuss the latest tech trends & the increased business opportunities between Silicon Valley & Brazil.  GABA community gets 10% off on pre-registration by Sep 10th.  Use discount code BayBrazil2017partner.  Register here.

Inside GABA 

GABA Munich - Your Network Amplifier in Munich Area

Are you establishing a Munich or Bavarian operation? Or interested in getting started there? Or already settled and interested in expanding your network?  GABA Munich provides business and personal contact support to help get your team off to a good start.  More info here.


New and Renewing Members

Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy - IDEA

Aspeline & Bridgman, L.L.P.
Liesa Johannssen Photography
Reinhard Haeckl
Silke Nock Mindfulness Coach

Individual Members:
Simone Banghard
Franck Brinkhaus
Benedikt Brueckle
Michelle Domond
Nadine Ellman
Tom Faust
Marion Feller
Karen Gallagher
Brendan Gilmartin
Rafi Hessami
Katrin Jakob
Alexander Jorias
Katharina Lix
Thomas Mikusz
Christian Pachtner
Verena Puhm
Gabriela Ruiz-Glotz
Joan Samuels
Jasmin Schoenherr
Alexander Seyfert
Kai Simonsen
Julian Sommer
Frank Voit

Interest Groups

Welcome to Silicon Valley: How Corporates Are Plugging In

Our Young Professionals Group held the "Young Professional Summer Mixer" on July 20th at WilmerHale in Palo Alto together with the FACC, BABC and other European Organizations.  It was a well visited event where young professionals from different businesses and industries could mingle and exchange information.

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
Book our Uber Package!  Exploring San Francisco Bay Area has never been easier. Book now and receive a $25 Uber Gift Card for each day of your stay.  A 2-Day Advance Purchase is required.  Use rate plan LUPKG1.  More info here.

iCatch Marketing
iCatch Marketing introduces Web 4 Realtors: an online location for realtors to rent a website from marketing experts. Specially designed integrations enable realtors to become the sole resources in their neighborhoods. iCatch collaborated with web-engineers from Germany and the US to build the single best marketing platform for real estate.

Silke Nock Mindfulness
We are offering Mindfulness Workshops in Santa Clara and in Redwood City.  Refreshments will be served.  In this mindfulness and emotional intelligence workshop, we will foster authentic connections. Participants will practice meditation, learn in the moment tools and get trained in being aware moment-by-moment of our minds, bodies, and emotions. We learn to practice emotional intelligence:  well-being, emotional awareness, managing strong emotions, resilience, empathy, and intention.  For dates, more info and to sign up click here.

Detecon Consulting
Detecon Innovation Institute, the innovation consultancy of Deutsche Telekom Group, in a partnership with Workboard, now offers a Silicon Valley approach to executing your firm's strategy and delivering results in less than 90 days. What do you want to achieve in the rest of 2017? Contact Philipp Schett.

Squire Patton Boggs: Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Future Patent War Battleground?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 05:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Squire Patton Boggs, 275 Battery Street, San Francisco

Increasing levels of R&D investment in CAV technology have led to surges in patent applications from both the automotive and technology industries. The rush to patent new innovations has led to patent wars. Is the CAV arena next?  Register here.

Solid Health Insurance Services
2018 - Another year of steep increase in the health insurance market.  Covered California announced last month an average of 12.5% increase in the health insurance premium in California. Because the political debate of the Affordable Care Act is still on going, there is much insecurity in the health insurance market. Read more on how to navigate through the health insurance market in 2018.

Dipl.-Ing. Alwin Morgenstern has joined Douglas Elliman, REAL ESTATE.  Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman has grown to become the largest regional and the nation's fourth largest real estate company, with a current network of more than 6,000 agents in over 80 offices.  In addition, through a strategic partnership with Knight Frank Residential, Douglas Elliman's powerful network extends to 488 offices in 59 countries.  More info here.

Job Board

Aloft San Francisco Airport
Refresh Attendant (Housekeeping), Union, Based on Business
Restaurant Bartender, Union, Based on Business
Express Meeting Manager, Non-Union, Full-time
For info and to apply visit here.

The Westin San Francisco Airport
Hourly Postions:
CookII, Restaurant Bartender, Restaurant Host/Hostess, Room Attendant, Dishwasher/Stewarding
Non-Union Positions:
Complex Director of Human Resources, Complex Express Meeting Manager, Executive Chef
For info and to apply visit here.

Culture Selection

Goethe institut SF: Election of the 19th "Bundestag"
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:30am - 11:00am
Goethe Institute SF ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco
Over 60 million people in Germany will vote for a new parliament on Sunday, September 24.  In cooperation with the German Consulate General San Francisco the Goethe-Institut hosts an Election Party. Light snacks and drinks will help pass the time and endure the excitement until the official election results are released.  More info here.
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