GBANE 2016: 22nd Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Germany is Open for Business!

GABC is an active member of The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) which puts on this premier international event. This year’s theme was OPEN FOR BUSINESS! BOSTON ABROAD. The event attracts New England companies involved in international business. The evening features a global trade and economic outlook forum and a resource center with many international trade associations and government agencies presenting informative exhibits. Attendees come to meet corporate executives and other professionals interested in world trade—while learning about the vast resources available to help their company’s international business. COST: $45 This event was sold out, and walk-ins were not admitted.

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So many diplomats in one room!  We heard from eleven Consuls General from around the world, pitching to Boston’s businesses why you should do business in their country—and how they can help you do it. Photo: M.LeMay


Deputy Consul Helmut Landes represented Germany. Photo: M.LeMay

Over 200 international business professionals came for a presentation on the economic outlook for 2016 by Prof. Michael Goodman of UMass Dartmouth, followed by a trade-show-like networking reception. Photo: David Fox Photography


Guests networked with other attendees and browsed exhibit tables to gather info about local organizations or government resources that support international business. Photo: M.LeMay

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Check-in and early networking started at 5:30.  Presentations went over time, and lasted until 8:30PM. Nevertheless, guests stayed for refreshments and a networking reception until almost 9:30PM. Photo: M.LeMay

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Consuls from (L to R) Korea, Japan, Canada, Ireland, UK, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Israel. Photo: David Fox Photography

View from South Station

Almost there! Getting to the event in Boston’s financial district.