Summary of Past Events 2021

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

COVID-19: Putting Public Health to the Test

The Continued Role for COVID Testing A panel discussion with  leading health experts As air and land borders have opened again and families are planning to get together in person this holiday season, we are going to discuss COVID-testing as a public health tool, and one that may be underutilized in this phase of the…...

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Thursday, Dec 9, 2021

YP Holiday Stammtisch

The December GABC Holiday Stammtisch meets on SPATIAL CHAT! Oh-Omicron! We decided that a large in person gathering at this time may not be a very smart idea, especially as so many of you surely want to see family during the holidays. Why take the risk right now! So join us for our last Stammtisch…...

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Friday, Dec 3, 2021

GABC’s Virtual Holiday Celebration

Our holiday celebration will feature a wine tasting with a true German-American wine venture -- see below for details! Get into the holiday spirit and join GABC members and friends for an hour of wine tasting, raffle, trivia and meeting & chatting in break-out rooms led by members of the GABC Board of Directors. Interested…...

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Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

The Ripple #6

The Ripple is a one-of-a-kind initiative to put your online networking into hyperdrive and to build meaningful, reverberating relationships. After four wildly successful editions, The Ripple is back on November 17th! The Ripple is a virtual networking event where the goal is to create hundreds of new connections amongst shared business communities and launch a…...

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Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

November Stammtisch

The November GABC Stammtisch meets in person! The GABC Stammtisch is all about networking, relaxing and talking about what is on everyone's mind around work, business and travel (it's coming back and the U.S. is opening for travel from Europe, did you hear the news?). The November Stammtisch will meet at Trillium Brewing (Fenway location).…...

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Saturday, Nov 6, 2021

Walk & Talk: GABC meets YP

We have missed in person events -- especially, when it comes to connecting members with members! Join us for an informal Walk & Talk and get to know other GABC members and meet our Young Professionals. We will walk in one of Boston's most treasured outdoor museums (of trees, that is!): the Arnold Arboretum, followed by…...

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Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

Ich bin Expat (Virtual Conference)

Moving to and Living in the U.S. ... No matter if you are in the planning stages, already a seasoned expat, or a long-term resident, there will always be new challenges waiting and decisions that need to be made that will  not only impact your expat journey and career, but also your family. The ICH BIN EXPAT Virtual…...

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Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

Partnerships & Innovation for Smart Cities (GAEF 2021)

German American Economic Forum 2021: Smart Cities After seven online panel discussions introducing and creating awareness for the many technical solutions available to "smart" cities, we are concluding this successful series with the German American Economic Forum: Smart Cities 2021 focussing on the needed partnerships and innovative technologies  to develop and achieve the city of tomorrow.…...

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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

October Stammtisch

The October GABC Stammtisch meets on SPATIAL CHAT! Never heard of Spatial Chat? No, it's not a bar, it's a virtual meeting platform that is a little different than Zoom, but very easy to navigate. Meet us on Tuesday in the GABC Room to lounge and talk in a small group or one-on-one or with…...

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Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

Pop-up Oktoberfest

Join us for our first ever pop-up Oktoberfest at an indoor/outdoor location with lots of air, but well protected from New England's fall weather! We will celebrate our traditional annual in-person Oktober event at "Garage B" at the Charles River Speedway in Brighton -- a brand-new location that allows us to bring you the Oktoberfest…...

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Thursday, Oct 7, 2021

Life Sciences Panorama 2021: Networking Reception

This networking session follows on the heels of the virtual Life Sciences Panorama which takes place the day before. Loved the panel discussion, but missed the personal exchange with other professionals and attendees around Life Sciences? Here is your chance to network and mingle in person. For the safety of all attendees, only fully vaccinated…...

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Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021

Life Sciences Panorama 2021

From Crisis to Opportunity, The Dawn of a new Era for Innovation in Biopharma The French American Biotechnology Springboard and the French American Chamber of Commerce of New England are pleased to announce the 2021 edition the LIFE SCIENCES PANORAMA. Since its inception nine years ago, the Life Sciences Panorama has grown strong and is now recognized by the life science community…...

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Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021

AI Adoption in the Healthcare Sector

  Insights from Research and Practice: How AI will shape the present and future of healthcare, improve diagnostics, help with prevention and change our lives for the better. The adoption of AI in healthcare does not proceed as fast as desired. The reason may be found in strict regulations and complex business processes as the…...

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Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

The Ripple #5

The Ripple is a one-of-a-kind initiative to put your online networking into hyperdrive and to build meaningful, reverberating relationships. After four wildly successful editions, The Ripple is back on September 14th! The Ripple is a virtual networking event where the goal is to create hundreds of new connections amongst shared business communities and launch a…...

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Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Who Will Be the Next Chancellor of Germany

Germans will vote on Sunday, September 26 to elect a new Bundestag, or federal parliament. The result – after coalition negotiations likely to involve two or three parties – will decide who will succeed Angela Merkel, who is leaving after 16 years as chancellor. The leading contenders are Olaf Scholz for the SPD – Social…...

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Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021

September Stammtisch

Join the GABC YPs at the Lamplighter side walk beer garden in Cambridge on Wednesday, September 1st for an in person Stammtisch and to kick off the fall season.  There is limited availabilty for these sought after tables, so please RSVP ASAP if you would like to join in. When: Wednesay, September 1st at 8PM…...

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Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

Are Hybrid Work Models Here to Stay?

It’s clear that the pandemic has accelerated trends around the future of work that were nascent pre-pandemic, and are now being implemented, so it seems, with intensity and speed never imagined before. In particular, the “hybrid work models”, a (possibly) mandated combination of remote-from-home and in-the-office work that allows the employer to reduce office space…...

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Sunday, Jul 11, 2021

Euro 2020 Final Watch Party

The Euro 2020 is soon coming to a close: Watch the 2020 Final on the big screen with us at the studios of Hawke Commercial Filmmaking in Charlestown. RSVPs are required to attend -- there are limited spaces available. Doors open at 2:30PM, kick-off is at 3PM ET. We are looking forward to seeing you…...

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Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021


We are excited to bring back an in person Stammtisch to kick-off Summer 2021! Join the GABC YPs at the Lamplighter side walk beer garden in Cambridge on Tuesday, June 22nd for their first in person meeting of the year. We have limited availabilty for these sought after tables, so please RSVP ASAP if you…...

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Monday, Jun 14, 2021

Immigration Update

It's been a year since we last checked in with attorneys Elizabeth Goss of Goss Associates and Doug Hauer of Mintz on immigration restrictions related to the so called "travel ban" that has been in place now for travelers from the Schengen area to the U.S. since March of last year.  Just last week, the…...

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Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021

Finding Your Next Job on LinkedIn

  This session will teach you how to use LinkedIn to find your next job, regardless if you're passively or actively looking. When looking for a job, most people will apply to dozens of jobs and get frustrated when they never hear back. In this session, we'll talk through how to proactively use LinkedIn to…...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Covid Testing in a Vaccinated Population: Needed or Obsolete?

While the number of fully vaccinated people in the U.S. continues to rise and infection numbers remain relatively low, demand for testing has decreased. Schools and many businesses, however, have implemented testing procedures to accelerate a return to campuses and offices. Germany just mandated employers to offer free testing. Will testing remain an essential tool…...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Spring into Art & Architecture

In-person tour and reception at the Goethe Institut in Boston The recently renovated Goethe-Institut, housed in a Victorian-era city mansion on 170 Beacon Street in Boston, is opening its doors and outdoor area to GABC’s members and friends for an exclusive tour of its building and “Bauhaus in New England” photography exhibit by photographer Mark…...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Strategic Focus on Innovation Protection and Rights Enforcement

The value and long-term success of your business may well hinge on protecting your innovations through patents.  Do you have a plan for securing your innovations through patents?  Do you know the timing requirements for seeking patent protection?  Do you want to strengthen your company’s competitive advantage? We invite you to join an interactive panel…...

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Keep It Flowing: Data Technology for Mobility

Old transit systems, congested roads and insufficient parking have been plaguing cities for the longest time. As cities are bracing for the return to a new normal, President Biden has put infrastructure high on his agenda.  His formula to address both climate change and jobs includes investments into upgrading transport infrastructure, electrifying roads and cars,…...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Rocky Road to Passion – A Harvard Business Case Discussion

Harvard Business Case studies are world famous and here is your chance to take a seat in a (virtual) classroom with fellow GABC members to read, analyze, discuss and engage on a brand new Business Case: “The Rocky Road of Passion” (by JON M. JACHIMOWICZ and FRANCESCA GINO). The case will be presented by Jon…...

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Friday, Apr 30, 2021

May Day

The members of the Young Professional steering committees of several European and international organizations are meeting for a virtual May Day virtual celebration / meeting. This is by invitation only. If you are part of a Young Professionals group of a European organization and you are interested to learn more about this meeting, please contact…...

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Friday, Apr 16, 2021

Electrify Our Roads: The Case for E-Mobility

The new transportation secretary wants to change transport in the United States vowing for more investment in rail transport, electrification of cars and associated infrastructure, "Complete Streets", the building of 500,000 electric-vehicle charging stations, and the regulation of autonomous and advanced driver-assist technologies. We will be looking at the future of e-mobility in (Smart) Cities…...

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Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021

YP April Stammtisch

The monthly GABC Stammtisch Goes Zoom! Join the virtual Stammtisch on Tuesday, April 6th at 7PM Yikes - is it April already, again?! Can you believe it: on April 6th, we are marking our one-year anniversary of virtual Stammtische. It's no April Fool's Joke that we moved our Stammtische to Zoom a year ago and…...

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Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

The Ripple – registration now open!

We are excited to join the “The Ripple“, the largest online networking event based on professional matchmaking for and by the transatlantic business community.  The 4th edition is happening on March 30th — opportunity awaits, come make waves! The Ripple is a virtual networking event where the goal is to create 1,000+ new connections amongst shared…...

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Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

Pandemic Management and Preparedness in the U.S. and Germany: Looking forward

  We are delighted to present a high-profile panel discussion under the auspices of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., with Professor Dr. Lothar Wieler, President of the German Robert Koch Institute, Loyce Pace, Global Affairs Director at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Stefan Oschmann, CEO of Merck KGaA Darmstadt…...

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Thursday, Mar 18, 2021

Alternative Energy Models for a Low Carbon Transition

The world will continue to need more and cleaner energy as well as access to convenient, reliable and affordable energy to power the livelihoods of communities and economic activity. But power generation and energy consumption have become heated topics (pun intended) as they have been identified as culprits that create carbon dioxide emissions. In our…...

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Monday, Mar 8, 2021

Fireside Chat Spring Edition

We are bringing back GABC's signature Fireside Chat | Kamingespräch series! While we cannot return quite yet to hosting it at a private residence as we have done in years past, we are restarting this format by allowing it to be a personal, members-only networking Zoom meeting close to the end of the work day.…...

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Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021

YP March Stammtisch

The monthly GABC Stammtisch Goes Zoom! Join the virtual Stammtisch on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7PM No special theme or topic for this Stammtisch - just networking! If you have participated in any of the previous virtual Stammtisches, we will talk about what's on everybody's mind. The Stammtisch is about getting together in a relaxed…...

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Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

GBANE 2021 | International Business: The Next Four Years

27th Annual International Business Forum GABC is proud to partner again with the Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) to host and organize this event. For 27 years, the Annual International Business Forum and Networking Night has been been attended by the international business community.  In 2021, the panel discussion is moving virtual and…...

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Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

Young Professionals: “Escape Room”

Do you want something different than a regular networking meet-up over Zoom? Join this fun online puzzle session with the Young Professionals and solve the mystery of Marty and the Neighborhood Club! You will be teamed up with fellow sleuths and puzzle geeks -- and let's see who can figure it out first: Marty and…...

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Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

Circular Economy for Waste Management

Everyone who registered received the Zoom event link via Email (if you don't see it, it may have been caught in your spam/junk folder) The delivery economy has taken off during the pandemic leading to increasing amounts of packaging waste and adding to an already existing waste crisis. As Asia is beginning to ban the…...

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Monday, Feb 15, 2021

Finance for Non-Finance Folks

Participants were emailed the Zoom link. If you registered and don't see it, please check your junk/spam folder. This one-hour workshop is presented by the GABC Young Professionals as part of their Career Development series. It will include a primer on the most important terminology in finance, how to read financial statements, and what drives value. The workshop will be…...

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Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines in Record Time

A conversation with scientists and industry experts from both sides of the Atlantic organized by the German Consulates of Boston and San Francisco as well GABA California and GABC Boston As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021 and vaccination campaigns are underway, we want to discuss what lies ahead with leading experts from industry and…...

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Friday, Jan 29, 2021

German American Business Outlook 2021 (GABO 2021)

What will the Economic Landscape look like for German Companies in the U.S. in 2021? The German American Business Outlook ("GABO") is one of the most important economic indicators of German American business relations. The German American Chamber of Commerce offices, together with KPMG in Germany, surveyed German subsidiaries in the United States on their…...

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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021

January Stammtisch (Escape Room)

The monthly GABC Stammtisch Goes Zoom! Join the virtual Stammtisch on Tuesday, January 26th at 7PM Join this casual virtual gettogether of GABC members and those new to the GABC. For this edition, the YPs are planning to offer a virtual escape room*) which is a terrific icebreaker and great way to meet a few…...

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Friday, Jan 15, 2021

Smart Tech for Energy Efficiency & Low Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment

More than half of greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial, industrial, and large residential buildings. Thermal electrification & connected buildings are considered a key pathway for achieving carbon neutrality. There are four primary strategies for large building decarbonization: applying deep energy retrofits/planning energy efficiency measures into new buildings procuring or producing renewable energy shifting to all-electrification…...

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