Greetings from the President Claudio Riedi
A Word From The President

Yogi Berra, the famous baseball player and manager, once said, “no one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.” This is how we feel at the GABC these days.

Since January, the GABC has added 22 new members. And unlike inflationary pricing, this increase in memberships is real and welcome. Membership is the heart-blood of our chamber, and our existing members expect and look forward to meeting new members. Who wants to see the same businesses all the time? Change is stimulating and necessary. And so is economic growth.

The GABC has seen a steady growth over the years, interrupted at times by cyclical drop-offs in memberships. The organization has maintained and exceeded its-pre-Covid membership levels and is approaching all-time records for memberships.

We welcome our new members and encourage them to get involved. If becoming a member is First Base toward success, participating at events is Second Base. Submitting newsletter stories and photographs is Third Base, and sponsoring events may lead to a Home Run with the generation of new business opportunities. We, at the GABC encourage all our members to take advantage of what we offer, and to score Home Runs again and again.

We are all looking forward to seeing the new faces as we overcome the Miami Summer and move into our fall programming.
Upcoming Events!
European Chambers Networking Cocktail
When? Thursday, August 25th, 6-9pm
Where? Location will be revealed soon!

Join the European Chambers (Italian, Spanish, French, Irish, English Chamber) and our members and friends in getting together for a business networking cocktail.

Every event attendee receives a complimentary welcome drink and appetizers.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Past Events
European Chambers Business Networking Cocktail
together with the World Affairs Council of Miami

The event took place at the beautiful location of Bay 13 Brewery and Kitchen and we had around 150 attendees.

One of them even won an Air Europa Roundtrip ticket to Europe. Congratulations!!

for making this beautiful event possible!

When? Thursday, June 30th
Where? Bay 13 Brewery in Coral Gables
Air Europa offered the beautiful wine and cheese night at Clementine's Wine Gourmet in coral Gables. We kept the group small to enable real networking, which was a full success. Everyone made a great new business connection and enjoyed the delicous wine, cheese, and chorizo. We will definitely come back!

Thank you, Air Europa!

When? Thursday,July 14th
Member Events!
The World Affairs Council of Miami and the Consulate General of Germany in Miami offered an insightful discussion on how Miamians can fuel efforts toward global problem-solving through international innovation, accompanied by German dishes and beer.

Thank you Aaron Rosen and Consul General Andreas Siegel.
Welcome Our New Members!
Welcome Our New Corporate Member!
Enjoy the smoothest of landings at Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Your adventure begins the moment your plane touches down and you step onto our 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to and from nearby Miami International Airport. Once you have arrived at our hotel you will find famed attractions moments from our doorstep, including South Beach, Little Havana and Marlins Park. If exploring Miami is not on your agenda, there's no better feeling than retreating to the comfort of our pet-friendly hotel rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, marble bathrooms and room service. Our outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center ensure your workout never has to miss a beat. Satisfy your appetite at one of our two superb hotel restaurants offering craft cocktails paired with locally inspired dishes. Additionally, we offer 17 event rooms, perfect for any meeting or special occasion. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center will provide the professional service and thoughtful amenities you deserve.


Welcome Our New Individual Members!
Pia Angelides

My name is Pia Angelides, born and raised in Berlin Germany! I moved to wonderful Fort Lauderdale in 2011 and had the great opportunity to pursue my passion in the travel industry here in Miami at New World Travel (Receptive Tour Operator/REWE Group) for almost 10 years!

Recently I changed my career path and am a licensed Real Estate agent serving South Florida! Change is good! I am completely fluent in German and English.

I’m very familiar with the Fort Lauderdale area and all it has to offer no matter what you’re looking for! I love this town that I have spent my young adult life in and would love to help anyone find their dream home, condo, or investment property!

I’m an agent for Laurie Reader Real Estate Team. This incredible brokerage is #3 in the state for most homes sold and #17 in the country! We have a full team of the most knowledgeable and successful staff to assist you. I have a German 😊 work ethic and will stop at nothing to make your selling or buying process a wonderful & exciting experience for you!

It would be my pleasure to assist with all your Real Estate needs! I can't wait to connect with you. 

Danke schoen! 

Instagram: @pia_angelides 

Proven professional with over 35 years of investigative, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter terrorism, and special operations experience. Planned and conducted real-world operations in North America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, and South West Asia.  

Proven ability to effectively head priority initiatives and obtain positive results. Articulate communicator capable of handling delicate and politically sensitive issues. 

Experienced working in high risk/high threat environments. Looking for a position in corporate security and investigations. Will obtain a functional level of the German language if hired by a German company based in south Florida.

GABC Trustee Members
Member Updates
German Heritage Month
For the German Heritage Month, we want to hear from YOU how you feel as a German in the USA.

How has living in Florida impacted your life. What German values are you holding onto?

Send us a video of 30-60 seconds, which we will then play together with all other participants during our Oktoberfest/Gala.
Member's Newsletter
Click below and read our Board of Director member Alexandra Peters' newsletter on
market updates and other interesting information.
Air Europa
Have you heard of Air Europa's Business Class yet?
Messe München
air cargo forum Miami and transport logistic Americas—Get your ticket for Miami!

Let’s meet for the first time in Miami! Be part of the only multimodal show in the USA, where you will meet air cargo professionals and shippers as well as logistics experts from all other transport modes. This supply chain management event in North America is a must attend to meet up with the industry experts.
  Connect with key players of the worldwide transportation, logistics and air cargo community
  Benefit from knowledge transfer and valuable insight at the specialized conferences
  Enjoy a sundowner and enlarge your network at side events
Attending air cargo forum Miami and transport logistic Americas is complimentary. With just a few clicks you get your 3-day ticket for the trade show and the accompanying conference program.
See who will be exhibiting

There are still 6 months to go but many exhibitors have already confirmed their participation. See who will be there and is looking forward to meeting you. Even more exhibitors have announced to take part and will be shown on the online floorplan and in the directory very soon.
Jobs & Job Seekers
Volunteer for the GABC
The GABC needs YOU

We are looking for a volunteer to help preparing our
Annual Gala event!

What we need: From early September until mid November, someone who can help 15-20 hours per week (ideally 3-4 hours daily from Mondays to Fridays), supporting the planning and preparation of our event in terms of: helping to select the location, getting auction items, preparation of invitation as well as regular promotion of the event.

Since we are a non-profit organization, we can't offer any compensation, but we guarantee this will be a great experience for your resumé.

If you are interested or know someone that might be, please reach out to
Job Posting DRRT
DRRT is looking for a German speaking Paralegal in their Miami Branch:

DRRT is a multicultural, globally operating law firm with its main office in Miami and further offices in Frankfurt and back-office operations in Mumbai. DRRT is one of the leaders in the global investor loss recovery industry (US class actions/opt-outs, and opt-in group actions in the rest of the world). DRRT has a uniquely qualified and experienced team of legal and analytical experts, whose members are constantly researching, preparing, and filing multi-party cases in jurisdictions all over the world. DRRT is also constantly evaluating upgrades and quality additions to its workforce. We are currently looking for a German Speaking Paralegal / Legal Assistant.

Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday to Friday

Why You Should Join our Team:
• Dynamic, and value-oriented company
• Exceptional benefits program including 100% health insurance, dental, vision,401(K) plan, short- and long-term disability plans, PTO and generous firm holiday schedule
• Inclusive workplace, value-oriented company, and great atmosphere to work in
• Bonus payments and recognition for superior performance
What you will do:
• Support team of lawyers with daily tasks such as preparing retention documents such as PoAs, retainers, funding agreements, case memos & case alerts and send out case related Email Blasts
• Save legal & corporate documents, case related media articles and client correspondence in the office filing system
• Organize exhibits, documents, briefs and appendices
• Redact information from documents
• Provide bi-lingual customer service to the company´s clients
• Translation & proofreading of correspondence and documents from German to English and vice versa
• Gather relevant information from a variety of sources
• Investigate corporate structure of clients to prepare retention documentation
• Conduct research of facts or local formalities to support legal proceedings
• Act as the liaison among internal departments, clients, and other external partners
• You will be dealing with the world’s largest investors, custodian banks and foreign attorneys in various time zones and with sometimes unknown documentation standards

Abilities and Skills:
• Must have strong verbal and written communication skills in English and in German
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
• Must possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Detail oriented
• Previous experience as a paralegal or in another legal field preferred
• U.S. work permit

Please send your application with cover letter and resume via email to Paola Hemelberg:
Job Seekers
Our member, Doris Payer, is looking for a new professional opportunity:

Business-focused lawyer with profound in-house experience. Well versed in multiple areas of corporate, commercial, and regulatory law in the US and Germany. Proven ability to partner with senior executives and global leaders to manage risk and improve results. Fluent in English and German, with success in translating complex legal and business documents for international parties. Excellent social skills with ability to work in a high-stress and fast-paced environment. Admitted to practice law in Germany, New York and Florida. Committed to creating a culture of excellence.
Proven professional with over 35 years of investigative, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter terrorism, and special operations experience. Planned and conducted real-world operations in North America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, and South West Asia.

Proven ability to effectively head priority initiatives and obtain positive results. Articulate communicator capable of handling delicate and politically sensitive issues.

Experienced working in high risk/high threat environments. Looking for a position in corporate security and investigations. Will obtain a functional level of the German language if hired by a German company based in south Florida.
Why Should You Become a Member?!
Did you know your GABC Membership offers you...

  • Regular Networking Events (avg. 50 attendees)
  • Business connections
  • Special promotion in our Newsletter (reaches 6.000+ contacts)
  • Visibility through our Social Media channels (average 650 views per post)
  • Awareness for your Brand and Product/Service (through newsletter and social media)
  • Numerous educational Webinars
  • The opportunity to be a speaker at our Webinars/In-Person Events

Make use of our platform that reaches 6.000+ contacts.

As a GABC Member, one of your main benefits is that we promote your business for FREE!

As you probably know, more time is spent online these days, this is where we create awareness for yourself and your business!

Why not make use of that?

Just send us the information you would like us to share and we will publish it for you!

Networking Events: 
We regularly host in-Person Networking Events which provide you with the perfect opportunity to connect with people within your branche. Whether you are interested in meeting new business partners or simply make new friends, the GABC and its versatile members can't wait to get to know you and have a great time together!

Share Information:
Whether you have any online events planned, great business updates or news, interesting articles to share or simply just want to provide some background information about your business, we got you covered!

Business Connections:
If you are in need of any certain service, just reach out to us and we will introduce you to an according company.

Webinar Speaker:
As a member, you always have the chance to be a speaker at our webinars! Share your knowledge or expertise with our community, we all want to hear about it!
Join the GABC Family!
Dear GABC members, 

We are happy to announce our new and updated GABC Benefits for members!

What GABC Benefits? 
All registered GABC members receive special discounts or promotions from our member/partner companies. With discounts for legal consultations to your restaurant bill, make sure you take advantage of these exclusive offers!

Who participates in the program? 

How can I participate?
If you would like to promote your product/service and have a benefit you can provide our members, please contact us at to be included in the program.

Should you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out back to us. 

Kind regards, 
The GABC Team 
Career Opportunities
The GABC offers job postings and internship assistance.

Companies and employers can publish their vacancies on our Facebook page, as well as in our upcoming newsletters.

For more information please contact the GABC by email: or telephone 305-371-4282.
Members: free
Job Seekers - $50 per post
Companies and Employers - $100 per post
Publish Your Advertisement in our Newsletter
As a GABC member, advertisement is complimentary for your business.

For non-members, we offer you the opportunity to publish an advertising in the next GABC newsletter.
Please contact us at or call us at 305-371-4282.

Non-Members Price list:

$ 125 for business card size (approx. 5x9 cm / 2x3.5 inch)

$ 150 for third page ad (approx. 10x18 cm / 4x7 inch)

$ 175 for half page ad (approx. 14x21 cm / 5.5x8 inch)

$ 215 for 1 full page ad

Run ad for 2 Newsletters – receive 10% discount on second ad

Run ad for 3 Newsletters – receive 15% discount on second and third ad 
GABC Affiliates
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
German American Chamber of Commerce

The Beacon Council

Enterprise Florida
German International Parents Association
Ich bin Expat
German American Social Club
Stay Connected with the GABC

Dear GABC members and friends, 
We are excited to announce we are increasing our presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We will come back with more stories and events for your joy!
We would love to connect with you and get your feedback.

Board of Directors 2022
Claudio Riedi

Lydia Harley
Vice- President

Timo A. Becker, J.D.

Dr. Volker Anding

Christian Riehl

TV Productions
Nickel Goeseke

Ellen von Geyso

Christel Silver

Jan Heck

Madhu Mehta

India Silk USA,
Vice President
Miriam Moser

Michael Claus

Founding Member of the GABC President Emeritus and Honorary Director of the Board
Peter Jacobs

Founding Member of the GABC and Honorary Director of the Board
Christa Green
GABC President Emeritus
and Honorary Director of the Board
The GABC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded by local business men and women in Miami. For over 30 years, the organization has promoted business and trade between Germany and the US, particularly in South Florida. The objective of the GABC is to support commercial and personal relations between its members and to promote economic, social and cultural relations between the USA and Germany.

The GABC promotes communication between companies, individuals, organizations and associations that share the same interests.
Claudio Riedi

Leonie Vallerius

Executive Director
Carolina Olivares

German American Business Chamber of South Florida
141 NE 3rd Avenue | Suite 1000 | Miami, FL 33132