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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The Power of No
30 Sept 2020

Upcoming Events

Business English Courses starting Sept/October
The COVID Economy
English for Healthcare Professionals
Not So Very Small Talk
...and more!
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CANCELLED: We, 30.09.2020, 18.30-20.30 - The Power of No: Hands-On Workshop
Tanya Dantus presents an in-depth follow up to her previous workshop for sensitive yet career-driven women. The workshop will be online via zoom with a max of 10 participants.
Price: 25€, 15€ GABC members
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We, 14.10.2020, 18.00 - Futur F Kick-Off Event via Zoom
with Sara Boukal, Founder of Futur F, plus Christine Steinhart and Charlotte Brenn
We want to boost Female Entrepreneurs in Freiburg, build a vibrant and encouraging women’s network, and inspire women to thrive.
Sei dabei, lerne unsere Arbeit kennen und werde Teil des Futur-F-Netzwerks!
Event Language: German & English
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Sa, 24.10.2020, 11.15-14.30 - Navigating Intercultural Communication
This is an intensive one-day workshop exploring cultural differences in international business communication.
Price (incl. certificate): 55€, 45€ CSH & GABC members

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Fr, 27.11.2020 - Thanksgiving Business Dinner
Annual dinner networking event with a special guest speaker (GABC members-only invite)

Sa, 18.07.2020, 11.30-13.30 - 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€ erm.
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Past Events

Tu, 07.07.2020, 18.00-19.30 - Presenting Your Best Self Online
The pandemic has changed all of our lives. Now we are doing presentations, teaching classes, and engaging with colleagues in a virtual space that comes with its own set of challenges.
with Francesca Carlin,
see event

Sa, 27.06.2020, 11.30-13.30 - The Art of Small Talk
Small talk can help set the foundation for mutual goals as well as bridge the awkwardness of cultural differences.
with Patrick Bastien,
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Fr-Su, 22-24.05.2020 - Hackathon 2020: Smart Health
Further information at hackathon-freiburg
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We, 13.05.2020, 18:00 - 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
see event

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
see event

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