What's New - March 2020

A message from our Executive Director

GABA is looking forward to our International Women's Business Dinner on Monday, March 9th at Ludwig's German Table in celebration of World Woman's Day. We are hoping to see a lot of old and new friends to mingle, share experiences and plan for more inspiring WIB events. We hope you can join us!

Caroline Raynaud

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GABA NorCal Events

International Women's Business Dinner
Monday, March 9, 2020 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ludwig's German Table, 261 North 2nd Street, San Jose

This members only event is organized on the occasion of World Women's Day and targeted to women who want to come together to network, share knowledge and get inspired. GABA and Ludwig's German Table would like to invite you to our first International Women's Business Dinner. Meet inspiring businesswomen, grow your network with like-minded women, share your experiences, laugh, have meaningful conversations, and make new friends. 
2020 Winter European Networking
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Docusign, 221 Main St., Suite 1000, San Francisco

The German American Business Association (GABA), British-American Business Council (BABC) and French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) in cooperation with the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Danish-American Chamber of Commerce, the Business Association Italy America (BAIA), the California-Spain Chamber of Commerce, the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), the Irish Network Bay Area, the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC), the US-Polish Trade Council, the Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce and the American-European Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations, invite you to join us for another wonderful European Networking Event.
Recreational and Medical Cannabis
Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1900, San Francisco

The GABA LifeScience and Healthcare group's Medical Cannabis event wants to showcase and provide a discussion platform about current medical research and the patenting of medical cannabis products. Join us to listen to a panel of experts to present case studies and discuss the scientific and business challenges for medical cannabis.

GABA SoCal Events

SoCal Stammtisch LA at Claudia Meyer ART EXHIBITION "THEN &NOW"
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

You are cordially invited to CASTELLI ART SPACE in Culver City on Wednesday, March 4 for a special Stammtisch evening - celebrating art and spring! Mingle with fellow Germans, Europeans and Americans and enjoy "THEN & NOW", the Retrospective Art exhibit from Claudia Meyer. Several team members from GABA Southern California will be attending in partnership with other groups of Germans, business professionals, film, and old and new GABA folks from all industries. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
SoCal Stammtisch OC at Lighthouse Cafe
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lighthouse Cafe, Marina Park, 1600 West Balboa Bvld., Newport Beach

Mix, mingle and connect at the waterfront with views of the beautiful Newport Harbor!
Lighthouse Cafe is right behind the beach and boat launch inside Balboa Peninsula's recreational Marina Park! Weather permitting, we can gather on the upstairs Lighthouse Terrace exclusively accessible to GABA OC or socialize in the modern and elegant dining room.
SoCal The State of German-American Affairs: From San Diego to Washington and Berlin
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego

GABA in conjunction with the American Council on Germany invite you to an evening with Stephan Schneider, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles, and Stephan Hollmann, Honorary Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in San Diego.
SoCal Women in Business - Why you? Why Now?
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GERMAN SCHOOL campus, Newport Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach

INTRODUCING: One of Beate Chelette's Most Powerful Training "How To Pitch Yourself And Succeed At Work - Mastering The Professional Value Proposition" At her lowest point, Beate Chelette was $135,000 in debt, a divorced and stressed-out single mother, immigrant from Germany, and facing nothing but no's. Only 18 months later, she had dug herself out and sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal!

GABA's Partner Events

Squire Patton Boggs: International Women's Day Celebration 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission St., San Francisco

Squire Patton Boggs will be hosting our annual International Women's Day event at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco. This year's discussion will focus on "the Path to Leadership". Our panelists will share their insight and experience as women succeeding in leadership roles and as women who are supporting other women to do the same. We will discuss issues such as how we can encourage and prepare women to take leadership positions, how women can navigate obstacles and challenges as they ascend to leadership roles and how we can best mentor other women when we are in leadership ourselves. Additional details on the event here.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:


Morrison & Foerster LLP


Bavarian U.S. Offices/West Coast


Individual Members:
Brandy Benjamin
Alexandros Chaitidis
Daniel Ciomek
Sandra Hausmann
Bernd Holzapfel
Galina Livitina
Jutta Meier
Kai Mildenberger
Juliane Nandra
Sascha Noll
Katharina Powers
Erik Sattler
Tim Staerz
Christian Tasser

Member News

Ludwig's Easter Brunch
Ludwig's is hosting Easter Brunch April 12, 12pm to 4pm with live music. Doors will open 12 midday. Our full menu will be available plus additional brunch items. Booking is advised as this is our first brunch of the year and normally a busy one. Registration and more info here.

Job Listings

Teraki: Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager for automotive OEM's / Tier1 based in the bay area. Teraki is a Berlin-headquartered, tech-driven company. More info here.

Culture Section

Goethe Institut - Roger Grunwald: The Mitzvah Project
Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:00 PM 
Goethe Institute, ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco

The Mitzvah Project is a three-part, Holocaust-themed, theatrical program co-created and presented by Roger Grunwald. The March 22nd event is the unofficial kick-off of The Mitzvah Project tour of Bay Area high schools and colleges. Comprised of a short play, lecture and conversation, The Mitzvah Project poses several critical socio-historical questions: "Who decides the meaning of culture, race and ethnicity?" "How is one's identity determined?" "Why do we demonize 'the other'?" The event is presented together with the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest San Francisco and the German Consulate General San Francisco.
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