Summary of Past Events 2014

Monday, Dec 8, 2014

Weihnachts Gala

GABC Members, special guests, and members of the German Consulate General Boston enjoyed an elegant evening at the sumptuous Taj Boston overlooking the Boston Public Garden. The evening included a full sit-down dinner, live music, exclusive raffle items, and the opportunity to mingle with influential executives and decision-makers in the German-American business community. This is…...

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Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

Reception and Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Boston’s Old State House

Presentation, tour, and networking reception. A key site on Boston's Freedom Trail, the Old State House was the center of Boston business in the 18th century, and is now a history museum with two floors of exhibitions. GABC Members met in this iconic landmark-the very heart of the American Revolution-for discussion, historical presentations, a vignette…...

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Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Global Innovation: Where is the Action?

German Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes (pictured, center) joined diplomats from Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Japan. Each highlighted their respective country’s past successes in INNOVATION, and pitched their country’s current incentives to stimulating more. The presentations and discussions were followed by a networking reception where over 260 attendees could mingle…...

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Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

Through the Keyhole at Fraunhofer CSE’s Living Lab

Tour, presentation, and reception at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE), an applied R&D lab with a focus in building energy technologies, solar photovoltaics, distributed electrical energy systems, start-up assistance, and technical validation. Guests viewed the futuristic technologies being developed in this “Living Lab”, where solar panels are thin as doormats, thermostats are…...

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014


Over 60 GABC members gathered at Jacob Wirth’s, Boston’s premier German restaurant/beer hall in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown. Guests enjoyed laughter, conversation, and a delicious dinner of traditional Wurst, Sauerkraut, Brezeln, Kartoffelpfannkuchen and Rotkohl served family style. Of special interest--Jake’s boasts one of the widest selections of German beers in Boston. Special thanks to…...

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Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

The German “Energiewende” and its Impact on the Global Energy Transformation

GABC partnered with the German Consulate General Boston, the Mass Clean Energy Center, and the Goethe-Institut Boston to hold a Lecture and Luncheon with Professor Eicke R. Weber, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Professor for Physics / Solar Energy at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. A rapid transformation of our global…...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Common Tax Pitfalls of International Business

GABC Sponsor Deloitte hosted an informative presentation in their spacious downtown offices, showcasing two tax professionals knowledgeable about the common tax worries, dilemmas, successes, and strategies of businesses and individuals with dual financial obligations in both Europe and the United States. Click HERE for a list of GABC Members providing related tax/accounting/financial services. Sponsored by…...

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

European Food Festival & Networking Evening

Popular social networking evening for European and American business professionals. Held at the French Cultural Center, a gorgeous mansion in Boston's exclusive Back Bay neighborhood, with almost 160 members, food vendors, and guests from many European countries.  Black Forest Ham, Bierkäse, and Königsberger Klopse provided by Karl's Sausage Kitchen of Peabody. Also on hand: traditional German…...

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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

LEGO® Serious Play® Methodology

The LEGO® Serious Play® methodology is a radical, innovative process designed to help business teams. Teams focused on solving real-life business problems related to multi-cultural organizations. This hands-on workshop, lead by Lego certified instructors Dieter Reuther and Donna Denio of Team Dynamics Boston proved fun and amazingly insightful. Every organization could benefit from such a…...

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Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

Annual Biotech Panorama

German, French, American, Swiss and British professionals reflected on the Massachusetts biotech success stories of the year for NDAs, Investments & IPOs. Venture Caps, Angels, Academics, and Consulate representatives provided perspectives for the upcoming year, gave updates on biotechnology in their respective countries, provided the viewpoints of life science investors, and gave examples of new…...

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Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014

BuildingEnergy 2014 workshop: “Energy Efficiency – Made in Germany”

Germany is known around the world for high standards, and the words “Made in Germany” invoke thoughts of innovation and dependable quality. Part of the NESEA’s 3-day BuildingEnergy 2014 conference, this workshop featured German companies and organizations from the field of energy efficient building technologies and architecture. Speakers included Dr. Kurt Roth, Director Building Energy…...

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Sunday, Mar 2, 2014

Discovery Ensemble Concert

This partner event was organized by Discovery Ensemble featuring works by Schubert, Brahms and Haydn, with renowned German cellist, Nicolas Aldstädt. Through special arrangement, GABC members received 50% off the list price of $40 for General Admission Balcony seats. Held in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA....

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Thursday, Feb 6, 2014

GBANE 2014: 20th International Business Forum & Networking Evening

Presentations on the US Economic Outlook and Doing Business Internationally, followed by a lengthy Networking Reception. Guests mingled among the many exhibit tables, and shared information with other international organizations and local government agencies that could assist their own business. GABC is an active contributor and member of The Global Business Alliance of New England…...

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