Summary of Past Events 2013

Monday, Dec 16, 2013

Weihnachts Gala 2013

127 members and guests enjoyed incredible views of the Boston harbor from our tables in the sky with German-American friends and business colleagues. This exclusive holiday event included full sit-down dinner, open bar, live music, silent auction and live auction. Held in the beautiful, candlelit UMass Club overlooking Boston’s iconic Custom House Tower and waterfront,…...

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

LIGHTPOINT® Studio Tour & Networking Reception

Together with our Sponsor Member OSRAM Sylvania, GABC members and guests enjoyed a tour of the lighting giant’s innovative LIGHTPOINT® Institute for Lighting Technology, a world-class training facility, followed by a networking reception at their headquarters in Danvers, MA. OSRAM Sylvania is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH in Germany. It is a leader…...

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Sunday, Oct 20, 2013

Hamburg’s Ministry for Economy, Transport and Innovation Welcome Reception

Hamburg Secretary of Economy, Infrastructure and Innovation Frank Horch visited Boston, accompanied by one of the largest delegations ever traveling with a German State Minister, representing companies in Technology, Renewables and Port Logistics. An unparalleled number of companies applied to travel to Boston (the core of the trip), New York and Montreal. GABC Members met the…...

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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

Open for Business: Perspectives from German, British, French, Italian & Swiss Consuls General

Five Consuls General gave presentations about the business opportunities in their respective countries in a panel format made intentionally informal to promote a lively Q&A session after the presentations. The presentation was preceded by a networking reception with open bar and refreshments, which continued again for more than an hour after the presentation. Held in…...

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Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Networking Reception at Ernst & Young LLP

GABC members met for a networking reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before a stunning backdrop of Boston skyline views from the 47th floor of the John Hancock Tower in the Back Bay. This event was open to members only and generously hosted by GABC Sponsor Member Ernst & Young LLP, German Business Network in…...

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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

Oktoberfest and Grönemeyer Concert After-Party

Close to 100 GABC Members and friends descended on Boston’s oldest German restaurant for a buffet of German wursts, rotkohl, sauerkraut, Bretzeln, and Weissbier to enjoy this rowdy and crowded event. Herbert Grönemeyer, the most acclaimed and best-selling rock artist ever in Germany thrilled the guests with a special appearance and mingled with the crowd,…...

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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

Herbert Grönemeyer Concert

Herbert Grönemeyer, the most acclaimed and best-selling rock artist ever in Germany, launched his first full US tour in September. For more than two decades, singer/song-writer Herbert Grönemeyer has been Germany's best-kept secret, selling over 18 million albums and CDs and selling out concerts in stadiums across Europe. For his recent album, Grönemeyer recorded some…...

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Monday, Jun 3, 2013

Bridging the Divide: Developing Executive “Cultural Intelligence” for Better Performance

With the increase in globalization and diversity in the workplace, cross-cultural management has become critical to the success of different cultures interacting in the business environment. Speakers Frank Conway, consultant with 30 years’ experience in international training and education, Marion Estienne, Ph.D., Leadership Consultant and certified Hudson Institute Executive Coach, and Prof. Stephen Kinzer, intercultural…...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Watching the German UEFA Champions League Final

GABC soccer enthusiasts gathered at Vapiano to watch an exhilarating 2013 UEFA Final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund…with Dutchman Arjen Robben exhibiting deft touch as he scored the deciding goal in the 89th minute for Bayern’s 2-1 victory. Vapiano, run by GABC Member Alfred Keilen, is a German restaurant chain serving Mediterranean fare, located…...

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

European Food Festival and Networking Evening 2013

This popular professional networking event featured food, beer, wine, spirits, and coffee from five European countries: Germany (of course!), France, Britain, Switzerland, and Holland in the gorgeous ballroom of the Goethe Institute, a former Back Bay mansion. The European Food Festival was an informal night for professionals to mingle and meet other international colleagues from…...

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Thursday, Apr 25, 2013

Venture Investing in Germany

Presentations followed by small group roundtable discussion of the true venture capital environment and investment opportunities in Germany. Presenters: Wolfgang Seibold, Spokesman for Venture Capital Platform of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (aka BVK); , Investment Manager, High-Tech Gründerfonds; Yannick Wilden, Investment Manager, Fraunhofer Venture. This by-invitation-only event brought venture capital investors,…...

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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

The Time is Ripe for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Talk by Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, leader of the U.S. Embassy’ investment advocacy program in Germany 1994-1997 --- his analysis and views of the American pivot to the Pacific with a renewed effort to revive the long awaited North Atlantic Free Trade Zone talks. American unemployment remains intolerably high and Europe is in recession. European leaders…...

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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013

Immigration Issues of the German-American Community in New England

Presentation and Panel discussion featuring immigration lawyers, tax experts, and representation from legal affairs section of the German Consulate General. Topics covered: dual citizenship and “Beibehaltung”, work visas, inheritance tax in Germany/USA for bi-national couples/families, retirement in Germany/USA (what happens to your Social Security?), current immigration policy challenges in Germany and the U.S., the German-American…...

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Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

Digital Transformations: Myths & Realities

Michael Welch, Senior Consultant, CapGemini Consulting / Visiting Scientist MIT Center for Digital Business, presented recent multi-year research results on Digital Transformation, exploring how large "brick-and-mortar" companies enter in the digital age and how the most digitally-mature companies outperform their peers in every industry. Yannick Wittner, Head of Global Alliances, Dassault Systemes, presented technology solutions…...

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2013

German Beer Tasting with an Expert

Under the guidance of internationally known beer expert Horst Dornbusch, guests paired a tasty array of German beers from Weissbier to Altbier with a 6 course selection of German fare ranging from Weiss Wurst & Brezeln to Bienenstich, thoughtfully chosen and prepared by Karl’s Sausage Kitchen. Horst Dornbusch is a sought-after international beer judge, and…...

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Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

19th International Business Forum & Networking Evening

GABC is an active contributor and member of The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) which puts on this event. Attracting hundreds of companies involved in German and international business, the evening featured outstanding presentations by two of the region's top economists: 1) Michael Goodman, Assoc. Prof. and Chair, Dept. of Public Policy at…...

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