Summary of Past Events 2015

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

Weihnachts Gala

140 guests enjoyed GABC's annual Christmas dinner in the magical setting of the Taj Boston ballroom overlooking the Boston Public Garden in historic downtown Boston. The evening included a full sit-down dinner, exclusive raffle items, and the opportunity to mingle with influential executives and decision-makers in the German-American business community. Our biggest event of the year!

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Monday, Nov 23, 2015

Tour and Networking Presentation at Bruker Corporation

An insider’s look at the cutting edge scientific research instruments and breakthrough discoveries being developed at Bruker’s campus in Billerica. You don’t have to be a scientist to be wowed by their $160,000 - $17,000,000 “toys” . Bruker is leading the way in instruments for Mass Spectrometry and Separations, X-ray Diffraction and Elemental Analysis, Magnetic Resonance, Surface Analysis, Preclinical Imaging, and more.

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Friday, Oct 30, 2015

German American Conference at Harvard 2015

GABC was honored to be the Co-Host of the new Innovation Lounge at the 8th annual German American Conference at Harvard, a two-day conference which brought together the champions and challengers of key industries from Silicon Valley to Berlin to showcase the latest innovation & technology insights. Full details on the conference and Innovation Lounge at See…...

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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

The Future of Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

On October 28, 2015, GABC and TÜV SÜD America, Inc co-hosted a panel discussion with leaders in the offshore wind power industry, sharing experiences and presenting on current projects. Sponsored by TÜV SÜD America, Inc. Moderator Matthew Morrissey is the Director of OffshoreWind MA, a collaboration of offshore wind developers who hold leases on the R.I. and…...

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Friday, Oct 23, 2015

GABC Goes to the Ballet!

Boston Ballet performance of Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, with Hamburg Ballet’s artistic director and choreographer, John Neumeier. This incredible evening in Boston’s Opera House included a private VIP reception and pre-performance discussion with Maestro McPhee, orchestra seats for the performance, and a private back-stage tour. Members who attended, described it as “…a fabulous evening… a…...

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Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015


Members and guests gathered at Jacob Wirth’s, Boston’s premier German restaurant & beer hall in the heart of Boston for laughter, conversation, and a dinner of traditional Wurst, Sauerkraut, Brezeln, Spaetzle and Rotkohl. Of special interest--Jake’s boasts one of the widest selections of German beers in Boston. Event generously sponsored by Allianz Global Investors

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Monday, Sep 21, 2015

Business Networking Luncheon with Mayor Thomas Geisel of Düsseldorf

GABC was pleased and honored to arrange a luncheon reception for the Honorable Mayor of Düsseldorf Thomas Geisel (pictured), his visiting delegation, and distinguished professionals from Massachusetts at the Harvard Club in downtown Boston.  In attendance were German Consul Ralf Horlemann, GABC President Erik Dilger, GABC Board members, GABC Executive Director Marian LeMay, and key…...

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Friday, Jun 5, 2015

Biotech Summer Cocktail Reception at the German Consulate General

Acting Consul General of Germany Helmut Landes, GABC President Erik Dilger, and German Consulate General Scientific Liaison Officer Peter-Paul Henze, PhD, MBA hosted a private cocktail reception for 50 of Boston’s most important biotech movers & shakers, geeks & suits: professionals in biotech, research, clinical care, innovation, management & finance for life science – everything…...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

European Food Festival & Networking Evening

This popular professional networking event featured fare from six European countries: Germany (of course!), France, Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, and Holland in the gorgeous ballroom of the Goethe Institute, a former Back Bay mansion. Sponsors included Karl’s Sausage Kitchen (curry wurst, asparagus in Black Forest ham), vinodivino (French wine), Hacker Pschorr & Paulaner (German beer), Zinnekan's…...

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Thursday, Apr 9, 2015

Graphic Design Workshop for Non-Designers

Hierarchy! Grouping! Alignment! Consistency and Color! Attendees to this fast-paced design workshop got a grip on these important graphic design principles by evaluating real examples of graphic design projects like posters and website homepages. Guided by our two professional designers, attendees learned the vocabulary we all seek to effectively and objectively communicate with professional designers,…...

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Thursday, Mar 12, 2015

MIT Media Lab

Reception, presentation and tour of MIT’s world renowned Media Lab in Cambridge, MA. Actively promoting a unique, anti-disciplinary culture, the Lab goes beyond known boundaries and disciplines, creating disruptive technologies that happen at the edges. Our presenter Kent Larson directs the City Science Initiative and the Changing Places Group, one of over 20 research groups…...

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Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Energy Efficiency & Green Building Technologies– Made in Germany

This workshop was part of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) 3-day BuildingEnergy 2015 conference and featured German organizations and companies presenting their latest innovative products which incorporate energy efficiency solutions. Organized by the German-American Chamber of Commerce New York and Sponsored by the German Consulate General. For more info contact: srehse@GACCNY.COM...

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Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015

GBANE 2015: 21st Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening – Remarks by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

GABC is an active member of The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) which put on this popular annual event. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined over 200 international business professionals for presentations on the economic outlook for 2015, a Social Media Workshop and a networking reception. Guests browsed exhibit tables to gather info about…...

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