German American Business Community (GABC)

Your personal and professional improvement is the goal of the activities of the German American Business Community (GABC) at the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

The GABC regards itself as a network of local businesses facilitating a German-American business dialog.

In cooperation with the Carl-Schurz-Haus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V., the GABC offers different events addressing current topics including German and American politics, economics, and societal questions.

For posts on upcoming events and speakers plus updates from our GABC members, visit our LinkedIn Showcase Page!

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Upcoming Events

Canceled: We, 11.03.2020, 20:15 - China auf dem Weg zur High-Tech Weltmacht - Stellt China den Westen in den Schatten?
Wird das chinesische System dem Silicon Valley den Rang ablaufen? Vortrag mit Bernhard Weber von bw-i Nanjing.
see event

Canceled: Sa, 28.03.2020, 11:15-14:30 - Navigating Intercultural Communication in English Workshop
An interactive one-day workshop exploring cultural differences in international business communication. We will discuss topics such as politeness and indirectness across cultures and how to move beyond national stereotypes.
Price (incl. certificate): 55€, 40€ for members
Registration via: sprachkurse[at]
see workshops

Canceled: We, 01.04.2020, 18:30 - The Power of No for Women in the Workplace
This is a transformational workshop for driven yet highly sensitive women who desire career success.
with Tanya Dantus

Mo, 20.04.2020, 18:00 - Die "America First"-Handelsagenda: Was kommt als nächstes?
mit Andrew Adair, DC/Berlin Consulting
@Kanzlei Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte Freiburg

Sa, 25.04.2020, 11:30-13:30 - The Art of Small Talk
Learn how to harness the art of small talk!
Building relationships in a global business environment can be challenging, especially in a foreign language. Small talk does more than simply ease you into a conversation or help you get to know someone better; it can help set the foundation for mutual goals as well as bridge the awkwardness of cultural differences.
Price (incl. certificate): 40€, 30€ for members

Registration via: sprachkurse[at]
see Workshops

Fr-Su, 08.-10.05.2020 - Hackathon 2020: Smart Health
further information and registration at hackathon-freiburg

We, 13.05.2020, 18:30 Uhr - Beyond Time Management
This workshop will help you cultivate laser-like focus, take control of your day, and increase productivity.
with Djahane Banoo, PhD vom Align Coaching

Sa, 16.05.2020, 11:30-14:15 Uhr - Lessons from the 2008 Crash: A Closer Look at Housing & Finance
Is the financial crisis ancient history or a present day reality? Where are we now? An interactive one-day workshop will explore the following topics: housing and the American dream; deregulation, megabanks, & NINJA loans; the housing bubble; TARP; and the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Price (incl. certificate): 55€, 40€ for members
Registration via: sprachkurse[at]
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Sa, 27.06.2020, 11:30-13:30 Uhr - Elevator Pitches in English
Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Come hone your pitch by learning how to quickly and concisely express your idea, business plan, or funding request.
Price (incl. certificate): 40€, 30€ for members
Registration via: sprachkurse[at]
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Past Events

Tu, 03.03.2020, 18:30 - International Women's Day: Business Networking für Frauen
An all-female event with a diverse panel of speakers to lead a discussion about women in the workplace.
see event

We, Jan 29th 2020, 12:30-14:30 - Lunchtime Networking Mixer
A lively lunchtime networking mixer with a short presentation. Ideal for those looking to make the most of their lunch breaks.
see event

Thu, Nov 7th  2019, 4-7pm - My Digital Revolution: Artificial Intelligence - China, the USA & the EU
Keynote lecture & panel discussionen with experts in economy, science & media.
see event

Wed, October 23rd 2019, 6:30-8:30pm - What is Design Thinking? (interactive workshop)
with Djahane Banoo, PhD of Align Coaching
see event

Fri, June 28th 2019, 5pm - #Hackathon-Etappe 2: Hands On for Intelligent Apps!
see event

Fri, May 17th 2019, 4-7pm - Business Speed Networking
With American guest speaker and entrepreneur Patrick Bastien of Jedox.
see event

Tues, March 12th 2019, 6:30pm - International Women's Day: Women's Networking
With an introductory talk by Ulrike Friebe, Stryker Women's Network
see event

Fri, November 23rd 2018 - Thanksgiving Business Dinner
Annual dinner networking event with a special guest speaker (GABC members-only invite)

Thurs, October 18th 2018, 4-7pm - My Digital Revolution: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Keynote Lecture & Panel Discussionen with experts in economy, science & media
see event

Fri, June 22nd 2018, 6 pm - Hackathon 2018: Digital Solutions for Your Smart City Freiburg
see event

Fri, April 20th 2018, 4-7pm - Business Speed Networking
Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle! With guest speakers Ralf Steinemann of iTernity and American Marketer Rebecca Watson.
see event

Tue, March 6th 2018, 7pm - Transforming Identities, Communities & Businesses in a Changing Media World
Round-Table Talk with Jon Nichols (GABC members-only invite)
see event

Mon, Feb 26th 2018, 6:30pm - Toolkit for a Successful Startup
Talk & Discussion with Gideon Marks, Tel Aviv & San Francisco
see event