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New GABA Member Experience Is Coming Soon

GABA is excited to announce the introduction of new member management and event registration software. In addition to an improved experience in registration, invoices, and profiles, we will also offer…


Pitch for Success Presentation by the GABA Film Initiative

When pitching and marketing their movies, independent filmmakers face an uphill battle in the film industry. Effectively marketing a project as well as securing necessary funding are pivotal parts of…


End of an Ice Age? Peter Beyer is back!

Peter Beyer, one of the key players in transatlantic relations and negotiations for the Angela Merkel government for years, has been a regular guest at GABA SoCal events, organized and…


Peter Beyer visiting ARRI – Film Initiative

Peter Beyer made Los Angeles his first stop in his transatlantic shuttle diplomacy as Transatlantic Coordinator of the German government and parliament after being grounded during Corona. Film Initiative Co-Chair…


California Workplace – Back to “Normal”?

As the world steadily progresses towards normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most talked-about topics centers around the workplace: will it return to normal? GABA Southern California recently…


Film Festival Strategies

Becoming a successful and established filmmaker in society today can be a daunting task. The film industry is saturated with young, motivated filmmakers vying for attention. With that said, film…


Dealing with Cultural Disparities in the German and US Workplace

Cultural differences matter. They play a significant role in nearly every aspect of daily life. Not being cognizant of different cultural norms can oftentimes lead to confusion and potentially hinder…


Film Marketing and Financing

Financing a film remains and likely will continue to be the most daunting task a young filmmaker faces when putting together a movie. It’s an aspect of filmmaking that requires…


The Rise of Motion Capture

Most people are familiar with the term motion picture. This commonly goes hand-in-hand with movies, features, plays, etc. Motion capture, however, may be foreign to some. And while the technology…


Cross-Border Healthcare in Comparison

One of the difficult parts of moving to a different country can oftentimes be transitioning to a new health care system. GABA Southern California recently held its third event of…


Jim Jiao is new Vice- Chair of the Board of Directors

GABA Southern California is glad to report that Jim Jiao has been elected by the Board of Directors as its new Vice-Chair. Jim is Managing Partner of Transatlantic Investment Partners…


Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Series

GABA Southern California’s first installment of its “Living a Double Life” series was a resounding success. Aimed at those who have a foot in both the U.S. and Germany or…

Michael Metzger New Chair Of The Board Of Directors

Michael Metzger is new Chair of the Board of Directors

GABA Southern California is pleased to announce that Michael Metzger was elected the new Chair of the Board of Directors at the January board meeting, stepping up from Vice Chair, following Co-founder and longtime…

2021 Economic And Market Outlook Event

Economic & Market Outlook with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian

The 2021 Economic & Market Outlook with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian and Frank Mottek took place in the form of a virtual event and attracted record attendees across the U.S.…

New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits and Pricing

We just launched a host of new and improved benefits for GABA company members, such as: Access to a large network of leaders, professionals, potential partners and customers Brand exposure with a…

Air Travel Updates During COVID-19 Event

Air Travel Updates During COVID-19 – Q&A Session with Expert Panel

Returning to the Skies During Covid-19 Event on September 10, 2020, and Air Travel During Covid-19 Q & A Session on November 12, 2020 On September 10, 2020, representatives from…

The E-Commerce Boom Amidst A Pandemic: Legal Impacts And Trends Event

The E-Commerce boom Amidst a Pandemic: Legal Impacts and Trends

This very informative event covered many valuable aspects of the expansion process, including the differences in consumer attitude between the US and Germany, and how to use it to your…

Aging With Technology Event

Aging with Technology

Together with InnoHealth USA, an initiative of “Research in Germany” led by the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, GABA presented an expert discussion about aging and its implications, with an emphasis on technology-based…

Climate Urgency

Climate Urgency: The Stakes are Rising and Viable Solutions are Growing

GABA had the honor to host top experts from California and Germany, two leading regions in addressing climate change. The panel agreed: there is no time to lose. We have…

Ask The Expert: Wealth Planning For Global Families In The U.S.

Ask the Expert: Wealth Planning for Global Families in the U.S.

Experts Andrew Fisher and Libby Dawson from Worldview Wealth Advisors (a new Premium Corporate GABA member) filled the hour with a huge amount of highly valuable information. They covered the…

Hydrogen - The Renewable Energy Storage Of The Future Event

Hydrogen – The Renewable Energy Storage of the Future?

Experts from Germany, Austria, Italy, and the US gave us insights into the latest advances of Hydrogen Energy Storage as an environmentally friendly and sustainable option to address daily variations…

Contact Tracing Event

Contact Tracing: Technology, implementation, and balance between low infection rates and personal rights

In a highly engaged discussion, our experts touched on many important aspects of contact tracing, both covering the public and private sector, as well as the many obvious and more…

The New Funding Reality Event

The New Funding Reality

GABA presented an expert panel with venture capitalists and angel investors discussing the rapid changes the pandemic has brought to the investment landscape. Thank you to our panelists Marco Marinucci,…

Intentional Communication In The New Virtual Workplace Event

Intentional Communication in the New Virtual Workplace

Klara Parkas from Klarity International presented an expert discussion and workshop about intentional communication for virtual meetings. While virtual meetings have the potential to waste time, when structured correctly, they…

Pivot During COVID Event

Pivot During COVID? Experiences from Germany and the US

One of our first virtual events after the start of the lockdown, this topic touched the pulse of the time. In the midst of the Covid crisis that disrupted industries…

5G: The Next Tech Disruption In Media And Entertainment Event

5G: The Next Tech Disruption in Media and Entertainment

With great guest attendance, this Event covered how the new network capabilities brought by 5G go well beyond enhanced mobile media: how it disrupts the industry on many levels with…

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