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December 2018

With the holidays around the corner, we would like to invite you to our traditional end-of-the-year event. Join us at the German Consulate in San Francisco for our annual Financial Outlook event, where a panel of hand-selected experts will share their views of next year's overall financial climate. Happy Holidays from GABA to you!

Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director
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Main Events

Financial Outlook 2019
Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
German Consulate General, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco

It has become a tradition that the Financial Outlook event concludes GABA's event season and is hosted in the festive atmosphere of the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Our panel of speakers will reflect on the past twelve months and share their perspectives on trends and expectations for the upcoming year. Plenty of snacks, German Christmas specialties, beer and wine will be served. 
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, December 3, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Liberties, 998 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

North Bay Stammtisch
Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hopmonk, 224 Vintage Way, Novato

South Bay Stammtisch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Esther's German Bakery and Café, 987 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos

Santa Cruz Stammtisch
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

Please register here

Sacramento Stammtisch
Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Der Biergarten, 2332 K. Street, Sacramento

GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at The Grove and Blue Collar
Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Original Farmer's Market, Inside The Grove, 6333 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles

Come and join us to experience the Christmas magic at The Grove at this December Stammtisch! We will first meet in front of the World Market, then head to the Original Farmer's Market for some drinks or food. Then we will tour the Christmas scenes admiring the beautiful decorations. It will be a perfect opportunity to take memorable Christmas photos! Our tour will lead us to the Blue Collar, a stylish bar close to The Grove. Blue Collar takes pride in making custom cocktails to only your palate! Celebrate the season and enjoy networking while being surprised by the bar tenders choice for your custom drink.

Partner Events

German Accelerator: Demo Day Captivate
Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
HanaHaus, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto

German Accelerator Silicon Valley cordially invites you to the 18th edition of its pitching and networking event, Captivate. It features best-in-class German startups that have recently completed and graduated from German Accelerator's three-month acceleration and immersion program in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The evening will focus on company pitches and expert feedback from invited panelists. Register here.

New and Renewing Members

SAP Labs


Arizona Commerce Authority
German International School of Silicone Valley
Hackabu GmbH
Munich Re

Open Domain

Individual Members:
Monique Anderson
Doug Andrey
Corina Danckwerts
Marion Feller
Axel Fuchs
Volker Hausmann
Sabine Heinroth
Camilla Heinzmann
Jens Horstmann
Claude Koehl
Frank Menkel
Kai Mildenberger
Rolf Milesi
Ron Paradies
Alexandra Post
Verena Puhm
Marcus Rabe
Kevin Richardson
Daniela Schaff
Bernd Schroettle-Henning
Anne Schukat
Korinna Sehringer
Mark Yasavolian

Interest Groups

The GABA event "Solomon's Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines" took place Wednesday, November 28th at Squire Patton Boggs in SF.  It was a thought provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust and power around the world.
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

GISSV Weihnachtsmarkt and Selected to be part of Deutschlandjahr USA
Please join us for a traditional "Weihnachtsmarkt" as we recreate the festive and inviting atmosphere of the open-air winter markets in downtown Mountain View. Enjoy the warm hospitality of live entertainment, artisans, and of course the gastronomical delights of: Glühwein, Würste, Bier, Bretzln and Stollen.  More information here.
What's unique for us this year is we have the honor of being selected to be part of the Deutschlandjahr USA | Year of German-American Friendship with our Holiday Market and Laternenfest.  Learn more under

Lufthansa Group
Enjoy our increased capacity from SFO to Munich this holiday season! The spacious A380 offers four service cabins to choose from: First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy. More information at Nonstop service from the West Coast to Munich and beyond!

Lebkuchen Specialties
Nuremberg, Schmidt-Lebkuchen specializes in traditional German baked spiced delights served in decorative treasure chests to capture the holiday spirit.  HEINDL and PISCHINGER produce high quality Mozart chocolate, are Fairtrade, GMO free with all-natural ingredients. For more info please visit our website here.

Job Board

Alto International School
Alto International School, located in Menlo Park, is hiring for the following two part-time positions in its German immersion preschool and kindergarten: After School Care Teacher and Preschool Assistant. Applicants must have classroom experience with children ages 2 - 6, possess a certificate in early childhood education, and be eligible to work in the U.S. Knowledge of German preferred. To learn more about the positions and Alto International School, please visit here

Culture Selection

Benefit Concert for Butte County
The Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco  organizes two benefit concerts of "The Berlin Jazz Trio" (singer: Marc Secara, piano: Wolfgang Köhler, saxophone: Fernand Weniger) in order to raise funds to support the victims of the fires and their families
Monday, December 10th 7:30 pm at the HanaHaus, Palo Alto & Wednesday, December 12th 7:30 pm at SF Jazz, San Francisco together with the Aaron Lington Jazz Orchestra.  More info here.
Images of the San Francisco based German Photographer Thomas Heinser, will be on display at the concerts and available for sale. All revenues from the ticket sale and from the sale of Thomas Heinser`s photographies shall benefit the victims of the fires through the California Fire Foundation.
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