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GABA is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge-sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. Meet with our members through an online membership database and in person at our weekly, monthly and annual networking events.

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Gaba presentation 2011

  1. 1. The Organization, its Events & the People Behind it
  2. 2. Who we are… page <ul><li>GABA is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters transatlantic knowledge sharing and networking among German-American and Californian business and tech communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The GABA programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues , with specific industry programs focused on life science, semiconductors, venture capital, and Software & IT, among others. </li></ul><ul><li>In essence GABA promotes: </li></ul><ul><li>German-American business and trade activities </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive US/German network of industry professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Extended platform to build industry specific relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Local networking events with high visibility </li></ul>
  3. 3. GABA Facts page <ul><li>Non-profit organization, founded in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Financed solely by membership and event fees, sponsorship income and donations </li></ul>Structure <ul><li>350 paying members </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate as well as individual members </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing list of over 7,500 contacts </li></ul>Members <ul><li>Large Affiliate Network within California </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with German Government Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) </li></ul>Supporters <ul><li>More than 60 events per year </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3,500 attendees in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding panel speakers and moderators </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Social Meeting (Stammtisch) in San Francisco, San Jose and Alameda </li></ul>Events <ul><li>4 Part-time staff members </li></ul><ul><li>1 Part-time Webmaster </li></ul><ul><li>12 Board members </li></ul><ul><li>20 Industry Experts, who volunteer as Industry Group Chairs </li></ul><ul><li>15 Local Chapter Board members </li></ul><ul><li>Countless volunteers </li></ul>People
  4. 4. GABA Interest Groups page Automotive Thilo Koslowski, Gartner Life Science Dr. Edda Mihaescu Bayer HealthCare Ulrike Ruppelt , Ticular Strategies for Success Media & Entertainment Achim Hoelzle, FeldbergPacific Florian Brody, GenieTown Pamela Sommer Telecommunications Daniel Kellmereit, Detecon Women in Business Linda K. Cleary , Lyris Semiconductor & IT Gunther Hofmann , The Brenner Group Navraj S. Nandra , Synopsis Human Resources E.J. Dieterle, YES Partners Jennifer Vessels, Next Step Clean Tech Philipp Kunze , Solaria Boris Schubert, Q-Cells Olaf Groth, Global Business Network VC & Entrepreneurs Oliver Hanisch Software Uwe Wagner, T-Systems Steffen Bartschat <ul><li>GABA Events: </li></ul><ul><li>Industry specific topics </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date information from experts </li></ul>International Angelika Blendstrup
  5. 5. GABA Events page <ul><li>All GABA events are organized by the GABA Industry Group Chairs. These volunteers are leading experts in their business industry and are helping GABA to recruit outstanding panel speakers and moderators. </li></ul><ul><li>In the San Francisco – Bay Area alone GABA organized 40 events last year and attracted approx. 2,500 people to these events. On average 60 to 100 people attend a GABA industry focus event. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Past Event Highlights page Conference: Building Innovation Bridges between Silicon Valley and Europe – May 2010 Financial Outlook at the GermanConsulate in San Francisco – December 9th, 2010 <ul><li>Speakers: PolyTechnos Venture Partners, BV Capital, Harvard Angels, Auxell </li></ul><ul><li>Host: German Consulate, San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Held every year at the Christmas decorated German Consulate on Jackson Street </li></ul><ul><li>Sold out event with 100 attendees! </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: Lufthansa </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers from the European Commission and Silicon Valley Innovators such as google, </li></ul><ul><li>Sofinnova, Silicon Valley Bank, Stanford, Berkeley and many more </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Dinah Hotel, Palo Alto </li></ul><ul><li>Two-Day conference with over 200 attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the European Commission Department of Innovation </li></ul>Charging The EV Evolution - Are Consumers and the Auto Industry Ready to Plug-In?- February 3, 2011 <ul><li>Speakers: BMW, General Motors, SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Host: SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator: Thilo Koslowski, Vice President Automotive and Vehicle ICT, Gartner, Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: NRW Invest </li></ul>
  7. 7. Event Highlights 2010 page <ul><li>January 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Leading When the Stakes are high </li></ul><ul><li>The Smart Green Dividend – Leveraging IT in the Energy Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>GABA Job Hunting Series: Ready to make your move? By Konstantin Guericke / Co-Founder Linkedin </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Wars II – The Software </li></ul><ul><li>Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media for International Women </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation conference with European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Internet </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Electricity Grids - Global Players, Opportunities and Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating as Women: Nontraditional Settings and Successes </li></ul><ul><li>September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Mini Grids in Germany and Worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>More to come… </li></ul>
  8. 8. GABA Testimonials page “ I worked with GABA to promote the opening celebration of rheingold's US office in San Francisco. As we are a company with German heritage, I particularly enjoy the cross-cultural &quot;flair&quot; GABA emits in everything they do. The whole process of partnering for our event went very smoothly and was perfectly organized. Caroline Raynaud and her team are extremely professional and handle projects with a great sense of needs of their partners. I am looking forward to upcoming events and will certainly take advantage of future opportunities to partner with GABA.” Patricia Sauerbrey Colton, Research Director, rheingold USA “ Wir haben erstmalig mit der GABA zusammengearbeitet für die Organisation einer Veranstaltungsreihe in Palo Alto und San Francisco im Dezember 2009. Wir waren über den Veranstaltungssupport sehr zufrieden. Die Organisation war exzellent und die Zusammenarbeit hervorragend. Wir werden auch künftig mit der der GABA kooperieren.” Michael Witte, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Head Dept. Strategic Marketing “ GABA can be proud of itself for all the great events. The topics are very relevant, thoughtfully organized, fun to attend, and the atmosphere is always upbeat. I always go home inspired, and every time I met someone interesting. Last year, I met the CEO of GreenAnalysis at a GABA event at SAP and got a contractor position with GreenAnalysis.” Cornelia Jarica “ Wir Questico-Gruender (2 Deutsche, 1 Oesterreicher, 1 Amerikaner) lernten uns im Valley ueber GABA kennen, beschlossen dort, zusammen eine Firma zu gruenden, schrieben einen Businessplan, gingen dann nach Deutschland zurueck und erhielten Venture Capital, machten letztes Jahr knapp 60MEUR Umsatz.”     Ulli Kohl, CTO and Co-Founder Questico
  9. 9. GABA Members page <ul><li>GABA members represent all facets of the international professional business community including high-tech and life science firms, trade specialists, bankers, venture capitalists, insurance, government officials, attorneys, translation firms, marketing firms, consultants, and entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>A large number of members are holding senior level position within their companies or work on executive level . </li></ul><ul><li>GABA also manages different mailing lists, which sum upto more than 6,000 contacts within the German American Business Community . This mailing list is a major source for event attendees and potential new GABA members. </li></ul>
  10. 10. GABA Membership page The membership base of GABA has grown significantly over the last years. Despite tough economic times, GABA had a 20% membership increase in 2008 and 2009, and the positive trend is clearly continued in 2010.
  11. 11. Membership Levels page Level Benefits Annual Fee Basic Corporate (For companies with 1-5 employees only) <ul><li>Your company will be listed in the Corporate GABA Directory including a web link to your company website </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced event entrance fees for one designated company representative </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation to exclusive member events </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly GABA Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to post company news in the GABA newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to offer GABA members service or product discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Job postings on the GABA website and in the GABA newsletter </li></ul>$250.00 Corporate <ul><li>Basic Corporate benefits plus… </li></ul><ul><li>Your company will be listed in the Corporate GABA Directory including your full contact information, e-mail and a web link to company website </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced event entrance fees for up to three company representatives </li></ul>$500.00 Premium Corporate <ul><li>Corporate benefits plus… </li></ul><ul><li>Your company listing in the Corporate GABA Directory will include your logo and a description about your company and your services </li></ul><ul><li>Your logo will appear in the Premium Corporate / Sponsorship section on the GABA homepage </li></ul><ul><li>GABA free event admittance </li></ul>$1500.00 Individual <ul><li>Reduced event entrance fees </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation to exclusive member events </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly GABA Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Your name will be listed in the Individual GABA member directory </li></ul>$100.00 Student <ul><li>Same as Individual member benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of student status required </li></ul>$60.00 Status: February 2010
  12. 12. The GABA Network page GABA has built an extensive network among partner associations, German government related organizations and other Government Organizations: German Government Organizations <ul><li>German Consulate, San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in Bavaria </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Germany Trade & Invest </li></ul><ul><li>Heidelberg Economic Development Agency (HEDA) </li></ul><ul><li>German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) </li></ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul><ul><li>Churchill Club </li></ul><ul><li>TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Alumni Club </li></ul><ul><li>SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) </li></ul><ul><li>SD Forum </li></ul><ul><li>CITD (Centers for International Trade Development) </li></ul><ul><li>CSPA (Chinese Software Professionals Organization) </li></ul><ul><li>SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) </li></ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul>GABA Affiliate Network Other Government Organizations <ul><li>French American Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>British-American Business Council </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss American Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Business Association Italy America </li></ul><ul><li>And more… </li></ul>
  13. 13. The GABA Online Community GABA utilizes a number of different online communities in order to enable all GABA members and beyond to connect and network. These online communities are also an important marketing tool for GABA GABA Stammtisch Virtual German community and listserv with 2,000 members GABA Facebook Group and Fanpage Over 600 members GABA LinkedIn Group Exclusive Business Networking Group with over 490 members GABA Xing Group German Business Networking Group with 820 members GABA Mailing List The GABA mailing list comprises members and subscribers; The database contained over 6,000 contacts beginning of 2010.
  14. 14. GABA Chapters page GABA California Chapters: Northern California Chapter & Headquarter Silicon Valley / San Francisco Contact: Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director Southern California Chapter Los Angeles Contact: Cornelia Betschart de Fuertes GABA Germany Chapters: Berlin Chapter Contact: Ulli Kohl Munich Chapter Contact: Jörg Sperling
  15. 15. The GABA Organization page GABA Board of Directors GABA Staff <ul><li>Thomas Neubert, VP Sales, Vidyo (Chair) </li></ul><ul><li>Dagmar Dolatschko, Founder & President, Peritus Translations (Vice-Chair) </li></ul><ul><li>Gunther Hofmann, Vice-President, The Brenner Group (CFO) </li></ul><ul><li>Dirk Michels, Partner, KL&Gates (Secretary) </li></ul><ul><li>Oliver Breme, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Kotzot Cleary, Marketing Manager, Lyris Inc. (Chair, Women in Business Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Katharina Rock, Senior Vice President, SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Zimmermann, Partner SNR Denton US LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Ulrich Kohl, CTO, Questico AG (Berlin Chapter) </li></ul><ul><li>Jörg Sperling, Founder & CEO, Altos Advisors (Munich Chapter) </li></ul><ul><li>Bernd Steinebrunner, Financial Advisor, MetLife (Southern California Chapter) </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Yiman Liu, Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Stefanie Bastian, Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Regine Staufenberg, Business Development Manager </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact us page German American Business Association of California 715 Villa St, Suite G Mountain View, CA 94041, USA Phone: +1 (650) 386-5015 Fax: +1 (415) 276-2375 Caroline Raynaud, Executive Director E-mail: Yiman Liu, Project Manager E-mail: Stefanie Bastian, Project Manager E-mail: [email_address] Regine Staufenberg, Business Development Manager E-mail: To learn more about GABA Membership and Sponsorship Opportunities visit the GABA Website:
  17. 17. page FOCUS German American Business Association of California Southern California Chapter
  18. 18. GABA Southern California page GABA Southern California Chapter Board <ul><li>Bernd Steinebrunner, Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Metzger, Vice Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Hoover, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Wittenburg, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Torsten Thomas, Secretary, </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfram Doelker, Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Anita Katzenbach, Director </li></ul><ul><li>GABA Southern California Chapter Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Cornelia Betschart de Fuertes, Executive Director </li></ul>
  19. 19. Southern California Event Highlights 2010 page Financial Outlook Event Sponsors: Deutsche Bank, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, BDO, Speakers: Deutsche Bank, Funk Ventures, World Trade Center Organization, Cushman & Wakefield, Beach Business Bank, Author K.Martin “The Rise and Fall of Artificial Wealth” Over 120 attendees. Succeed in a World of Increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity Speakers: The Herold Consulting Group, Stern & Associates, International Human Resources Solutions, Workforce analytics & Solutions LLC, ASK Business Consulting Group 3 rd Energy Efficiency Symposium Speakers: Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor/City of L.A., Prof. Hartmut Grewe, Viessmann, Homatherm, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Lafarge-Gyvlon GmbH, Sebnitzer Fensterbau GmbH, TU Darmstadt, Sonnenwerft GmbH, Germany Energy (Division of Ahura World), USGBC Chapter L.A., STI, Janitza Electronics GmbH, Engelmann Sensor GmbH, Institute f the Environment Over 200 attendees.. Porsche Design Holiday Party Sponsors: Porsche Design Center, Pacific Symphony Orchestra
  20. 20. Southern California – Events 2009 page <ul><li>February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on Immigration into the U.S. & other Countries </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>GABA Financial Outlook 2010, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Energy Efficiency Symposium, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>How to Succeed in a World of Increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>TASCHEN / Wende Museum’s “Wall Project”, L.A. </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting Women to Power, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>European Mixer, Newport Beach </li></ul><ul><li>September 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Marketing, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Wende Museum – One Germany, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>German Day at Concordia, Irvine </li></ul><ul><li>December 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Porsche Design Holiday Party, Beverly Hills </li></ul><ul><li>More to come… </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Idea & the People behind it
  22. 22. What is GABA TV? page <ul><li>GABA TV is a weekly television program produced in newsmagazine style, combining on location field footage with interviews, demonstrating business strategies and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The program airs Saturdays at 8:30pm on KMTP-TV 32, Digital 33. The signal is carried by substantially all television systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, reaching approximately 1.9 million households over the air, via satellite and cable. </li></ul><ul><li>The program is available on the website of the German American Business Association </li></ul><ul><li>Its own branded YouTube channel. </li></ul>
  23. 23. GABA TV Facts page <ul><li>Produced by KMTP TV in association with the German American Business Association </li></ul><ul><li>Financed solely by sponsorship income and donations </li></ul>Structure <ul><li>6 media professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Our facilities include a professional TV studio, post-edit, and special effects suites. </li></ul>Team <ul><li>Sponsor a topic of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>TV and Online Exposure via our various new media outlets </li></ul><ul><li>A video to be used for your marketing purposes </li></ul>Sponsor Format <ul><li>Sponsor only pays for the production costs of the program </li></ul><ul><li>Prices are very competitive to corporate video production companies </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact [email_address] for more details. </li></ul>Cost <ul><li>Program format and length are flexible and can be adjusted to meet your needs </li></ul><ul><li>We will guide you through the Pre Production, Production and Post Production process </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sponsor’s Value-Add page <ul><li>Opportunitites: </li></ul><ul><li>KMTP/ branded weekly broadcast show </li></ul><ul><li>Production archive on website </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion archive on website </li></ul><ul><li>Production and Panel Discussion movies can be edited to fit YouTube format </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube/ Channel Subscription will increase over time </li></ul><ul><li>Corporation can use clips for promotions, reference to relevant panel discussions, add link/content to their website and marketing material </li></ul>