Volume I | March 2019
Dear members, partners, friends and sponsors!

Welcome to the first edition of our 2019 newsletter which we will be sending out regularly to update you on what is going on within the GABC, past and future events, but also providing you with a selection of newsworthy media stories we curated for you, new member information, open positions etc.

Here is a brief review of our past events (click on links for more information and photos):

  • In January, the German-American Business Outlook 2019 indicated a very optimistic assessment of the state of business & trade, confirmed by our three panelists. A well attended, high-level event, we thank the GACC NY for this collaborative opportunity
  • GBANE 2019, the international annual business forum & networking evening in February attracted more than 175 guests, discussing managing global trade policy changes from tariffs to Brexit.
  • For something of a less serious, but incredibly fun evening, we brought costumes out and celebrated with our YP Group Karneval in style and authentically!
  • Back to business, the Life Sciences Panorama generated a full-house of 180 attendees who heard from biopharma industry experts in different stages of their growth life-cycle (this was a collaborative event which we supported).
  • Just this past Wednesday, we looked across the pond to Europe and heard about the opportunities, trends, and possible challenges for businesses when considering Expansion into Germany, the UK and Ireland

Please reach out to us with news you would like us to include in one of our upcoming editions. This newsletter will evolve and we are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen,

Emily Westhoven
Executive Director
News & Announcements
Program Committee
The GABC Program Committee was established in the fall of last year and has been busy behind the scenes developing program and event ideas for the GABC calendar. The committee's contributions are essential in injecting new ideas, formats and partnerships for the GABC community. If you have program ideas or suggestions for panelists/speakers, we would love to hear them! Send them to info@gabc-boston.org. The members of the GABC Program Committee are:
Jan Hartmann joined GABC Board of Directors
If you missed our announcement, Jan Hartmann, M.D. joined the GABC Board of Directors this past January. Jan is currently Vice President Head of Medical Affairs at Haemonetics. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company. With his extensive background in the medical device and healthcare industry his focus will be on leveraging these relationships for the GABC and helping to drive membership and increasing our regional reach and relevance. Please join us in welcoming Jan!
Become involved in the GABC
We have room at the table for you:
Join a GABC Committee!
Would you like to become more engaged in the GABC? Are you interested in joining the GABC Board of Directors? Would you like to contribute through one of our committees, for example the membership committee?
Calling all Young Professionals!
Are you interested in getting to know the Young Professionals (GABC YP) group better? Would you like to support them in organizing one of their upcoming events ( GABC Stammtisch , professional development workshops , etc.) or do you have an exciting event idea?

Send them a message at yp@gabc-boston.org – they are looking forward to hearing from you!
The GABC YP group during a winter gathering
Register for one of our
Upcoming Events
Make Data a Plan, not an Accident
Tuesday, April 2
8:00 am-10:00 am
Presentation and Q&A from 8:30 to 9:30am
Where : Deloitte, 200 Berkeley Street, Boston
Data matters for every business process a company implements. But focusing on the RIGHT data is key in order to drive revenue -- whether in your business unit, for your product, service or the entire company. 

Who should attend?
Revenue impacting decision makers.

Presentation by Blair Merlino, Director of Operations Core Analytics Team; Cogo Labs

COST: $20 member / $30 non-member
Light continental breakfast served
Hosted by
YP April Stammtisch
Tuesday, April 2nd
7:00pm onwards
Where : Asgard in Cambridge
This informal get-together organized by the GABC Young Professionals group aims to connect professionals new to the Boston/Cambridge area with the local GABC network – and they introduce you to a different bar or restaurant every first Tuesday of the month.
Why not Architecture?
Tuesday, April 23rd
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Private residence in Brookline
Join us for our spring edition of the Fireside Chat / Kamingespräch series with  Matt Noblett , partner at  Behnisch Architekten  – whose firm is tied to one of the most prominent names in contemporary German architecture – to discuss innovation and quality in German vs. American architecture and the social, economic, and cultural forces that may be behind the differences in their building economies.

COST: $30 /GABC members only
Fireside Chats are exclusively offered to GABC members and provide an intimate setting and environment for GABC members to mix and mingle and to receive special access to the key note speaker.
Save the date
LabTour at
Thursday, June 13th
supported by
European Summer
Networking Cocktail
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Collaborative event
Newsworthy / Pressespiegel
As seen in:
Americans must soon register — but not get visas — to travel to some European countries
March 19, 2019
"By 2021, Americans traveling to certain countries in Europe will have to preregister online as part of a security system intended to screen visa-free travelers." writes the Chicago Tribune .

As seen in:
Guidance from Germany?
March 9, 2019
"Progressive politicians periodically go through bouts during which they try to find ways to make corporations work harder for social justice. On such occasions, they often draw parallels to the German practice of inviting labor representation on corporate boards." writes Milton Ezrati in Forbes .

As seen in:
Unfilled job positions in Germany push eurozone figure to record
March 9, 2019
"A rising share of unfilled job positions in Germany, despite weakening industrial production, pushed the eurozone’s vacancy rate to a record. In contrast, vacancies remained low in most peripheral economies." writes Valentina Romei in the Financial Times.

As seen in:
Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes

February 22, 2019
"B eware enemies hiding in plain sight. The Audi in the driveway and that BMW creeping around the corner are threats to national security. These days, it’s not the reds under the bed Americans need to worry about—it’s the Mercs on the lurk ." writes Philippe Legrain in Foreign Policy .

Welcome to our New Members
Silver Sponsor Members OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
Silver Sponsor Members KARL STORZ Endovision
Corporate Sponsor Members
Welcome to New Sponsors
New Silver Sponsor
KARL STORZ Endovision in Charlton, Massachusetts, is the site for all U.S. development and manufacturing of fiber optic imaging systems used in KARL STORZ flexible endoscopes and light cables. Working under clean room conditions, highly trained technicians assemble and test the critical fiber optic imaging bundles. The KSE facility also contributes to electromechanical device design, development, manufacturing and repair, including several models of light sources, insufflators, orthopedic devices such as shavers, and other electronic accessories.
Welcome New
Corporate Members
Open Positions
Mitarbeiterin / Mitarbeiter im Generalkonsulat
Das Generalkonsulat Boston sucht eine Mitarbeiterin / einen Mitarbeiter für die Pass- und Visaabteilung. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 15.4.2019.

Business Development Associate
J.R. Bechtle is seeking a Business Development Associate (part time/German fluency required) to work in their Burlington, MA office.
For more job listings, visit https://gabc-boston.org/networking/jobs
We thank our Sponsors for their continued support
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