What's New - August 2020

A message from our Executive Director
Dear GABA community,
We hope that you are enjoying the summer despite the difficult situation. In California, we are blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous nature, this is a great time to explore local attractions. Unfortunately we won't see you this year for our annual Sommerfest, but we want to share a special offer with you: Everyone who signs up for a GABA membership in August or September will receive a free drink at Ludwig's German Table that you can enjoy at their wonderful new Biergarten in Mountain View opening in September! 
We will continue offering programs online to keep the GABA community connected, I hope you can join for some of our virtual events.
Caroline Raynaud

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GABA Events

Please take advantage of our online events that are free to members. To make sure you don't miss any events that are put together last minute we encourage you to check our calendar frequently as well as subscribe to our mailing list to receive notifications of upcoming events.
Hydrogen - The Renewable Energy Storage of the Future?
Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting 
Our expert panel will talk about environmental and sustainable technologies in the sectors of water treatment, waste to energy and renewable energy management. We invite you to submit questions for our panel and are looking forward to having you participate in our open discussion after the presentation.
Europe Slamming the Door on Data Transfers to the US
Monday, August 17, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (TBC)
Virtual Meeting 
This program will provide an overview of the "Schrems II" decision of the EU Court of Justice. Our Ask the Experts discussion with Dr Kai Westerwelle from Bird & Bird and Dr Anna Zeiter, Chief Privacy Officer of eBay will provide an overview of what this decision means for your company and what immediate action, mid-term fix and long-term strategy is advisable.
Virtual European Networking - The Ripple
Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting 
Join #TheRipple, the largest online networking event based on professional matchmaking for and by the transatlantic business community, on August 20. Opportunity awaits; come make waves with us! Free registration and more info here.
Docu-Spotlight "Skid Row Marathon" - GABA Film Initiative
Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Meeting 
We hope you can join us for this month's meeting where we will be spotlighting the award-winning documentary "Skid Row Marathon" with producer Gabi Hayes, director Mark Hayes and composer Kim Planert, all GABA Film Initiative members!
The Inevitable Recovery
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting 
Learn how to address the concerns your clients and customers are having now, and redesign and rebuild your business - just better! Beate Chelette, Growth Architect, and Bestselling Author will give us tools to stay in a productive and positive mindset and what you need to demonstrate to your clients to exude confidence and resilience.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate:
Worldview Wealth Advisors
Hengeler Mueller
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Ludwig's German Table
Peritus Precision Translations
Royse Law Firm

Individual Members:
Daniela Bratz
Oliver Gottfried
Brigitte Hajos
Antje Heinz
Petra Korn
Gunther M Liedl
Sylvia Mc Donald
Tim Martensen
Stephan Nobs
Tatjana Schlothauer
Alexander Ungewickell
Ali Uyanik
Juan Walterspiel MD
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Inside GABA

Stay updated to all GABA happenings by following us on our LinkedIn and our Facebook page. To get an idea on how our evnts look like you can find recordings of some of our last events on GABA's youtube channel.

SAP Virtual Speaker Series presents: Patricia Roller and Hartmut Esslinger - July 28

After the Pandemic: The Future of High Tech - July 23

Partner Events

Venture Summit Virtual Connect - Global
Come meet, interact and network online with more than 1,300 VC's, Corporate VC's, angel investors, industry execs and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies August 4 through August 6. Venture Summit Virtual Connect | Global is dedicated to showcasing VC's, Corporate VC's and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage companies. GABA has made special arrangements for our network to receive a discount of 20% off the existing "early bird" savings. Register Today & Save Click here. Use promo code "GABAVIP".

An update from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Office of Western Hemisphere. Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9:00am - 10:00 am (Pacific Standard Time). The speakers will be providing a practical update on the USMCA agreement highlighting new chapters and significant changes from the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). More information here. Free registration here.

Member News

Ludwig's German Table Mountain View Location Opening in September
Sign up or renew your GABA Membership in August or September and receive a free drink to enjoy at our wonderful new Mountain View location opening in September! Details on how to claim your free drink will be sent to you after you signed up.

Shug Winery Virtual Tasting Package
Know someone who would love an easy-going introduction to Schug Wines? Now is the perfect opportunity! Introducing our Virtual Tasting Package: for a $39 flat-rate fee, we'll ship one half-bottle each of our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with recipes, tasting notes, and a VIP invitation to join in an interactive virtual tasting led by our owner, Claudia Schug. The exclusive tastings will be held every Saturday at noon by invite only, making this the perfect opportunity for you and your family, friends or co-workers to virtually get together! Claudia is happy to set up a private tasting for corporate or larger groups at an agreed upon date and time! Order your package in the online shop, or contact us here or call.

Taylor Wessing
This recorded webinar is very important for all who have relied on Privacy Shield as basis for transatlantic transfers of personal data between the EEA and the US in the past. Following the CJEU's landmark decision ("Schrems II") to strike down the EU-US Privacy Shield, these transfers require an immediate reassessment. Please listen in to experts of Taylor Wessing providing first insights on the decision's practical impact, key points to consider now and what to do next.

Culture Section

Goethe Institut Film Stream: Susanne Heinrich "Aren't You Happy?"
August 7-9th. Please register in advance and pay what you can. All ticket purchases support the community partners. 
In 15 comical encounters, Aren't You Happy explores our postmodern society between precarity and self-marketing, serial monogamy and neo-spirituality, disillusionment, and the compulsion to be happy. Susanne Heinrich's debut film combines pop and theory, feminism and humor - and is full of sentences that you want to see shining in neon letters on billboards. More info here.
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