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BUSINESS
ASSOCIATION

Access Leaders in Southern California

From Los Angeles to the transnational San Diego – Tijuana EDC, SoCal has opportunities in broad and well-diversified areas of entertainment, manufacturing, sciences, technology, services and more. GABA SoCal offers local representation in each of the major cities, giving our members and friends full coverage throughout the region but with local access to our internal and external partners including special expertise groups. GABA SoCal opens doors to expanding your local network and exponentially extend your coverage to our region, NorCal and Germany with one stroke.

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NRW Global Business – European AI Summit 2023: Connecting American & European AI Experts

Date: August 17th 2023, 7:30-9:00 am PST Hybrid event: Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf & Online Registration   The European AI Summit 2023 is set to bring together leading experts and professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from both Europe and…

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GoBiz USA + iConn Technologies Manufacturing Networking Event: A Reflection and Vision for the Future

Today, we're reflecting on a truly remarkable event that took place recently in China - a networking event organized by our parent company, iConn Technologies. Firstly, our hearts are filled with gratitude for each person who attended the event. Your…

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GABA SoCal Programs

Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and New Technologies
Media, Film and Entertainment
Workplace California
GABA Women in Business
International Trade and Investment

GABA SoCal Programs

Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and New Technologies
Media, Film and Entertainment
Workplace California
GABA Women in Business
International Trade and Investment

“GABA has helped me in my personal life and in my role at SAP to develop meaningful connections in the ecosystem. The diversity of their network spans from early talents to thought leaders in the Silicon Valley who represent corporates, academia and the venture community. On many occasions the team was able to relate our business goals with those of other members and identify collaboration opportunities.”

Daniel Zimmer, Sr. Director, SAP Bay Area Labs Management

“Newly arrived in Silicon Valley, we participated at a GABA-Newcomers event. Driven by the enthusiasm of the GABA team, we participated in many other events from GABA and their partners, which are offered in every industrial sector. These great networking opportunities largely contributed to our exponential growth in the number of contacts in the USA and in Europe. GABA has been great for developing both friendships and our business. “

Michael Schmid, Partner, ProiPatent

“GABA succeeds very well in strengthening the German-American community and friendship. Through their hosting of excellent events, members can share top-notch industry specific knowledge and experience across the Atlantic and connect as professionals and personally. I am thankful to GABA for wonderful memories of events, business opportunities, and even friendships that I could experience and access through the incredible network which they cultivate. “

Alexander Roth, Partner at Taylor Wessing US

“Thanks to GABA I found employment at a global corporation. I attended the annual GABA economic and financial outlook event and met a senior executive, who shortly after hired me as the West Coast Regional Manager. I have since attended many GABA events and am always impressed by the quality of the events and seniority of the attendees.”

Alexander Schulz, Advisory Board Member at UC Irvine

“As the Bay Area based Innovation Hub for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we are always excited to connect with teams and companies that share our drive for innovation in the fields like Cultured Meat, Bioelectronics, and Neuromorphic systems. GABA allows us to discuss with like-minded companies in an organic way.”

Arie van Gent, Merck KGaA

“GABA has been instrumental in supporting NRW.Invest mission to market Germany’s No. 1 investment location, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). We are thrilled to work with them on upcoming projects”

Kai Buehler, NRW.Invest

“GABA had a big influence on how my life developed in the Silicon Valley. The day I arrived at SFO I went to the GABA Young Professionals meeting. I connected to many people but one connection was special… my wife found her job with Ebay through this connection. – Since then, I have attended many more GABA events, and all of them were interesting and useful for my business and me personally.”

Florian Schöbinger, Kärcher New Ventures

“In 2020, GABA organized a nationwide hydrogen technology and business presentation, the first webinar of its kind. Engineers from Berlin, Germany, and managers from the East and West coasts gave us a glimpse into the future of energy. Now in 2023, it’s becoming a reality in California with leaders from Germany and the US. As a consequence of this well-attended hydrogen event, we now have two hydrogen energy storage projects in operation in California.”

Clark Crawford, GKN Hydrogen
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Promote Your Brand

Promote Your Brand

Interested in promoting your business, products, or services in Southern California? GABA’s programs, events, website and regular communications give you ample opportunity to show your thought leadership and capabilities and enhance your reputation to a professional audience.

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Become a Volunteer

Want to support the professional German-American community directly with your talents and skills? As a volunteer, you can hone your skills and expand your network by supporting GABA with event logistics, content ideas or operations behind the scenes.

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We Thank Our Main Supporters

Benefactors and Patrons

WilmerHale
SAP

Premium Corporate Members

Kilpatrick Townsend
BMW Group
Seven Seals Innovation AG
Cerity Partners
Volkswagen
FTI Consulting Deutschland GmbH
Bayer
Taxstudio
Join Digital, Inc.
Bank of the West
GASA
iConn
TW
Zeiss Innovation Center California
Osborne Clarke
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