Summary of Past Events

Monday, Dec 12, 2011


GABC reveled in a gorgeous seasonal celebration with our German-American friends and business colleagues. Held in the beautiful, candlelit ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel, a landmark luxury hotel overlooking Boston's historic waterfront, guests indulged in a full course dinner featuring smoked fish, Duck Confit and Sauerbraten, followed by a dessert buffet provided by Konditor Meister.…...

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Thursday, Oct 27, 2011

Speed Networking International!

GABC tried something new with this event… After drinks, appetizers and introductions in a casual restaurant, attendees paired up in rows. Each person had 4 minutes to get to know the international professional sitting across the table. They could ask the other person questions about their job, or share info about their own company, product…...

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Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

Germany and the Future of the Eurozone: Views from the Front Lines

GABC was fortunate to get an audience with a special delegation from the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program: 3 leading journalists, an industrialist from Hamburg and an economist from Germany’s Bundesbank, here to cultivate transatlantic relations. Wanting to have a quasi-intimate discussion with member participation, attendance was limited to 40. An unusually candid…...

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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011

Oktoberfest at the Sam Adams Brewery

GABC Oktoberfest at the Sam Adams Brewery with German fare provided by Karl's Sausage Kitchen. With his great-great grandfather's recipe and a determination to hand-craft quality, flavorful beer, founder Jim Koch brewed his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager® in his kitchen in 1984. Thus began the beginning of the brewery-- and a Boston…...

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Saturday, Jul 30, 2011

Sommerfest for new GABC Board of Directors

On July 30, 2011, the GABC Board of Directors and their partners came together for a lighthearted Sommerfest dinner at the home of GABC Executive Director, Marian LeMay. Each July, the GABC Board of Directors votes on the slate of officers to serve for the next 12 months. This is a volunteer position which requires…...

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Monday, Jun 6, 2011

Prospects for Europe & New England in the Transatlantic Economy

The German American Business Council (GABC) concluded their speaking event season on June 6, 2011 with a Transatlantic Economic BANG! The session was held at and sponsored by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP in Boston. Speakers Dr. Elisabeth Denison, Director of Deloitte's Corporate Development & Strategy department in Germany and Dr. Daniel Hamilton, Director of…...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mitigating the effects of Black Swans & other devastating effects on business economies

Roundtable discussion with guest speaker Matthias Wittenburg Commerzbank Corporates & Markets, Frankfurt, Germany. Who would have thought that the eruption of a volcano in Iceland could halt the Atlantic air traffic for a week or that a Japanese nuclear power plant could break down, resulting in a significant disturbance of supply chains? While disasters have…...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

European Food Festival & Networking Evening

This event quickly sold out, as over 170 members of the European-American community joined friends and associates from the GABC for great socializing and networking in the beautiful mansion of the Goethe-Institut Boston. Guests enjoyed Bittenballen from Holland, Belgian waffles, meat pies from Britain, Swiss chocolates, and of course freshly made wursts from Boston's own…...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions

What are the special challenges when a German company (Merck KGaA) merges with a Massachusetts company with large operations in Alsace (Millipore)? Or when a Swiss company (Novartis) and a company in Texas (Alcon) join forces? If the companies merge, what's to be done with two HR departments, two different technology systems, two parallel sets…...

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Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011

Building Efficiency in Germany and the U.S. Workshop

GABC was honored to be a supporting partner for this workshop organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) in cooperation with the Building Energy 11 conference in Boston, MA. The event featured presentations from German and American energy efficiency experts as well as German efficient building companies who are preparing to enter…...

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