Summary of Past Events

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011

17th International Business Forum & Networking Evening

Held in the spacious offices of host Bingham McCutchen in the Financial District, this annual event again drew more than 300 attendees from over 20 international organizations. GABC was well represented in their capacity as a leading member of GBANE (Global Business Alliance of New England), the organizer of the event. Geoffrey Somes, Senior Economist…...

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Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011

Networking Evening at the German Consulate

Consul General Friedrich Löhr welcomed more than 70 representatives of German-American companies, and professionals with interest in German business, investment and trade to this event which was jointly organized by GABC and the Consulate General. Guests took advantage of the opportunity to meet old acquaintances and new potential partners, exchanging ideas on improving business and…...

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Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010

Weihnachtsfeier / Christmas Party

The Goethe Institute ballroom was once again the beautiful candlelit setting for the annual GABC Weihnachtsfeier. This year's program included a full course dinner, live music, raffle prizes, and an enthusiastic live auction. This is GABC's only fundraiser, and one of the most enjoyable events of the year. Our thanks go to the many members…...

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Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010

Panel Discussion: Building Multi-National Business Teams

What happens when a company headquartered in Europe sends their European staff to work with their teams in Boston that don't speak the same language, don't have the same ideas of what is "normal", or don't have the same expectations? Our panel of 5 international executives and professional executive coaches drew on years of experience…...

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Thursday, Sep 30, 2010


We started the new GABC season with an evening of Gemütlichkeit at Jacob Wirth Restaurant, re-connecting with old members, and meeting new ones. This German downtown restaurant is the second-oldest restaurant in the Boston (after the Union Oyster House). Event was open to GABC members and their guests only....

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Sunday, Jun 13, 2010

Sommerfest / German Soccer World Cup

This social, kid friendly party at a Board member's private home was a wonderful, relaxed break from the business world. Almost 70 German guests enjoyed Bavarian beer, grilled steaks and sausages in the garden, while indoors our German soccer team did their part by winning over Australia 4-0! This event was free to GABC members…...

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Thursday, Jun 10, 2010

Biotech Beyond Borders: Adapting to the New Normal

Our panel of German, American and French industry experts sparked a strong discussion on how the "new normal" for biotech, including continued scarcity of capital and the need for more efficiency in development, capital deployment and the overall healthcare system, will affect financing and growth of biotech companies in the Boston biotech cluster, and particularly…...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

European Food Festival and Networking Evening

German Wurst, Herring and Weissbier, French wine, Swiss chocolate, Belgium waffles made on site, English beef - over 140 international guests joined us for a festive professional networking evening in the beautiful French Library mansion located in the Back Bay. This annual event has become more popular each year....

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Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

It’s Easy Being Green: Prospects for the Green Party in Germany and Europe

Special speaker Cem Oezdemir, Co-chairman Germany's Green Party, led a spirited talk, for politically interested members of the European student and business community. This event was co-organized with the American Council on Germany (ACG) and The Minda de Gunzbug Center for European studies at Harvard University, where it was held....

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Monday, Mar 29, 2010

When Business Cultures Collide…Do Germans and Americans Understand Each Other?

3 top German executives whose companies successfully breached the cultural divide, joined author John Magee, a specialist in integrating Germans and American executives, in a lively panel discussion, sparking insightful audience participation. The panelists described their surprise at their early meetings here in the States - the Americans dressed too casual, or the Americans were…...

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