Dear members, partners & friends,

we were delighted that so many of you tuned in this week for our event on Supply Chain management ! If you didn't have time to join us, see below for a recording . While we are missing hosting you and our speakers in person, we are thrilled to continue bringing you programs and content virtually and will continue to do so for the time being.

We are also extremely pleased to be able to share with you the recent formation of a GABC Advisory Council! Please look for our official announcement next week of the inaugural group of eight accomplished and successful business and industry leaders who will advise the GABC Board of Directors and our leadership and help move our organization forward - through this difficult time and beyond.

#poll:With summer peeking around the corner, we couldn't help but ask ourselves if anyone is even thinking about taking a vacation. Are you? Vote !

Stay healthy.

Emily Westhoven
Executive Director
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Upcoming Events
The June Stammtisch Goes Zoom!

The Young Professionals return with their monthly Stammtisch via Zoom. This time, they are planning a special edition that includes virtual Google map tours through your home town or a favorite place that you would like to share.

Sit back, relax and zoom with the YPs -- everyone welcome!

Please register to receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link prior to the Stammtisch.

Date : Tuesday, June 9
Time : 7PM to 8PM
Young Professionals Present
Rock your LinkedIn Profile
Join the Young Professionals for a free virtual one-hour workshop and discover how to rock your LinkedIn profile. Get a hands-on start developing a stellar profile and learn how to grow your professional LinkedIn skills. Build your online brand and engage with your network.

This workshop is provided through the community outreach specialists from the Microsoft Store at the Prudential Center in Boston.

Presenter: TBA (from Microsoft Prudential Store)

Date : Wednesday, June 24th
Time : 5PM to 6PM ET -- via MS Teams
Event Recap
Missed the event? Watch it now!
This past Wednesday, we were joined by Chris Ross, Head of Integrated Supply Chain Operations at MilliporeSigma, and David Womelsdorf, Senior Partner at Ernst&Young for a fascinating conversation about how to manage the global supply chain during the pandemic. If you missed the event, you can watch it here!
Did you attend? Please complete our quick anonymous post-event survey !
Translating Washington for Germany

Excerpt from Andrew Adair's
May 29 Newsletter:

"Boeing / Airbus . As both the United States and the European Union await a decision of the WTO allowing the E.U. to impose tariffs on the U.S., Sabine Weyand (the E.U. Director General for Trade) yesterday projected “ a few more difficult months ahead of us ” before a settlement can be reached. Under this scenario, the next shuffling of tariffs required by U.S. law (called “carousel retaliation”), set to occur on August 12, could impact yet more German exporters before the case can be resolved. The U.S. Trade Representative  has announced a new process  to allow impacted companies to submit comments on the carousel process, before June 9. The tariffs impact more than Airbus and its suppliers;  a new study  confirms that more than one-third of the impacted German products come from outside of the aviation industry. 
U.S. Mission in Germany . Richard Grenell has left his position as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and  will join Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Robin Quinville  will serve as the top U.S. diplomat in Berlin until the U.S. Senate confirms a new ambassador. Despite Grenell’s rocky relations with official Berlin, Wolfgang Ischinger (former German Ambassador to the United States and chairman of the Munich Security Conference)  expressed regret over Grenell’s departure  — mainly as it marks reduced access for Germany to the Trump Administration. Ischinger correctly notes that the position will be now vacant for at least a year or more. In addition, John Ratcliffe has become the Director of National Intelligence — a position that Grenell held for 90 days in a temporary capacity."

In the News | Pressespiegel
As seen in
Opening your office on Monday? Here are Boston's guidelines
May 29, 2020
" Offices in Boston can open Monday at 25% capacity. The city’s  nine-page guidance can be found here , and is broken into four categories: social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing and operations and cleaning and disinfecting. "

As seen in
German Business Gaining Traction in China Again: DIHK
May 28, 2020
" German exporters are regaining momentum in their trade with China, epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Martin Wansleben, managing director of Germany's DIHK chambers of industry and commerce, told Reuters on Thursday"

As seen in
Europe Travel: EU Borders May Stay Shut After June 15 Due To Covid

May 28, 2020
" Europe’s external borders are “sure” to stay closed to travel after June 15 against the Covid threat, according to the French minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.  "

Gehört im
Virologen-Duell? Kekulé:
„Drosten und ich wurden benutzt"
29 Mai 2020
" In der Debatte um Christian Drostens Pre-Print-Studie zur Ansteckungsgefahr durch Kinder sagt Virologe Alexander Kekulé im Interview mit dem F.A.Z. Podcast, dass Drosten die Studie zurückziehen solle, habe er nie so gesagt. "

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