Greetings from the President Claudio Riedi
A Word From The President

October is upon us, and we all know what that means. 
Yes, Oktoberfest, with Weisswurst and Beer, and yes the German unification day celebration, which will take place in person for the first time since 2020. But is also means the height of Hurricane season.

This year, more than any other time in recent memory, we are reminded how precarious Florida’s position as official paradise is. As we watched the horrible pictures from Naples, Fort Myers, and Punta Gorda, we recognize that, but for the grace of God, so go we here in South Florida. All of us have many contacts on the west coast, and I know that every one of us has friends and relatives that have been hit hard by Hurricane Ian. It behooves us, as members of the GABC, to do our best to support our friends and colleagues in Southwest Florida, be it through donations, volunteering, or accommodations in business transactions. We are them, and they are us.

On our side, the GABC has new digs. Our offices, as you will read, are now in South Beach – we are moving up…. And we were able to reconnect with old friends: Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Our affiliation with Lufthansa in the past was always a source of pride for us, and we greatly value the return of the most German of German companies to our ranks.

And last but not least, I direct you to our announcement of our Fundraiser on November 15, in the Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne. Be on the lookout for the official invitation. This will be our signature event for the year. It will let you reconnect with old friends, and help us raise the funds we need to operate the GABC. The event will be fabulous, and our annual auction is back better than ever. See you there.
Upcoming Events!
European Chambers Networking Cocktail
When? This Thursday, October 6th, 6-9pm

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.

Past Events
Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz

To kick off German Heritage Month and to celebrate Oktoberfest, we organized a networking dinner at Fritz & Franz.

It was as usual a great event accompanied by delicious German food.

When? Thursday, September 29th
Office Warming Event at HomeOffs

The GABC moved offices and found a new home at 1355 Alton Road, inside HomeOffs Boutique co-working office space.

HomeOffs is a boutique business club with a choice of different membership and workspace options for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers or business travelers.

Thank you, HomeOffs, for sponsoring the event.

When? Thursday, September 15th
Where? HomeOffs
Tag der Deutschen Einheit
Tag der Deutschen Einheit - the day of the German unity.

West and East Germany got reunited on October 3rd 1990. In memory of this special holiday, the Consulate General of Germany in Miami organized a beautiful and intimate celebration to honor this day!

Thank you for organizing this lovely event, Consulate General of Germany.
9. November 1989
Tell us your Story!
November 9th 1989, the Fall of the Berlin Wall!

We would like to hear your story. Where were you when it happened? What did you feel,
what did you experience?

Tell us your Story!

We would like to create a small video summarizing all your stories. Send us a short video via email ( and we put them together.

If you don't want to film yourself, just send us your text and we read it out for you.
Welcome Our New Members!
Welcome Our New Trustee Member!

The Lufthansa Group subsidiary is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 2,100 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Albania, Switzerland, and the USA.
Lufthansa Industry Solutions helps companies to digitize and automate their business processes – from medium-sized to Fortune 500 listed companies. In doing so, we do not just focus on the IT needed, but on our customer’s business as a whole, including its internal and external challenges. This is because digital transformation affects a company’s entire structure and culture, and reaches beyond company borders to collaboration with partners, customers, and suppliers.
If it is a matter of company digitalization, Lufthansa Industry Solutions is the right partner.

Welcome Our New Individual Members!
Jannik Kumbier

Hello everyone, my name is Jannik Kumbier and I recently moved from Atlanta to Miami. I was born and raised in Northern Germany, but I have been living in the US for the last 7 years. 

I initially came to the US to play tennis and study. After finishing my tennis career and getting my Bachelors degree I decided to start my professional career in Atlanta. I love a variety of sports (tennis, soccer, cycling, etc.) and I am a car enthusiast.

Now the next phase of life begins in Miami and I am looking forward to making new connections.



GABC Trustee Members
The GABC Moved Offices!
The GABC moved offices and found a new home inside HomeOffs Boutique co-working office space.

1355 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

HomeOffs is a boutique business club with a choice of different membership and workspace options for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers or business travelers.
Ich bin Expat Members Directory
The GABC is now listed in the "Ich bin Expat" Directory!

Ich bin Expat is a German speaking platform, supporting expats with their move to, and start in the USA, offering a variety of webinars and articles all around life in the USA.

You can find the GABC as well as many of our members in their directory (and we will auction off another directory entry during our fundraising gala in November).
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.
Ich bin Expat - Summit 2022
Jobs & Job Seekers
Part-Time Assistant
Deutschsprachige Teilzeit Assistent/in - 33139
Älterer internationaler Attorney, auf Hibiscus Island, braucht Hilfe um seinen Nachlass zu ordnen. Er sucht jemanden mit Büroerfahrung zur Erstellung eines nachvollziehbaren Aktensystems. D. h., Dokumente, Korrespondenzen, Fotos, und was sonst in einem Lebenslauf anfällt, sollte zur späteren Verwendung sortiert, uebersetzt, gescanned, ansonsten geshredded werden.

Je 2 Stunden, vormittags, an drei Arbeitstagen, flexibel nach gegenseitiger Convenienz.

Roland, 305-776-0020
Paralegal 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.
Join the GABC Family!
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!
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.
GABC Management
Leonie Vallerius

Executive Director
German American Business Chamber of South Florida
1355 Alton Road | HomeOffs | Miami Beach, FL 33139