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GABA Gala 2019
GABA California invites you to the annual Gala Event at the St. Francis Yacht Club on January 25th, 2019. As a deeply-rooted community of German-American business professionals, we hope you will join us in celebrating our collective success in building a dynamic organization that unites the California Bay Area and German businesses. This gala celebration will acknowledge our achievements and pay tribute to our proud members. Our 200 Gala guests will experience a splendid dinner, live entertainment, and an award ceremony celebrating the 2019 GABA Award of Excellence recipient Thomas Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Program: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Reception 7:00 - 7:10 PM Speeches by GABA Chair & German Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck 7:00 - 7:30 PM First Course 7:30 - 8:00 PM Award Ceremony & Presentation 8:00 - 8:30 PM Main Course 8:30 - 8:50 PM Interview with Award Winner 8:50 - 9:00 PM Closing Remarks 9:00 - 10:30PM Mingle at the Dessert Buffet accompanied by Live Music 2019 GABA Award of Excellence Recipient: Thomas C. Südhof M.D, Avram Goldstein Chair, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Stanford University School of Medicine Venue: St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road in San Francisco was founded in 1927 by a group of 21 San Francisco Yachtsmen with a vision of a club in the City. Ground was broken for the clubhouse that year, and events were held on members’ yachts until the club was formally opened in 1928. St. Francis Yacht Club is a year-round host of over 40 regattas on San Francisco Bay, including the annual Big Boat Series each September. The Club was host to the 2000 US Olympic Sailing Trials, and continues to host World and National Championships. Located directly on the shores of San Francisco Bay, StFYC boasts incredible panoramic views that span from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz. Tickets: Early Bird until October 31st, 2018: GABA-members: $145; non-members $175 Regular: GABA-members: $165; non-members $195 There is limited seating, please purchase your tickets soon: For more information about the Gala please visit:

St. Francis Yacht Club

99 Yacht Road · San Francisco , CA

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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. GABA is dedicated to encouraging German-American business and trade.

Our programs address critical business, technical and leadership issues, with different industry groups providing specific resources and exchange.

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