Selected Past Events 2004 - 2017

April 2
Lunch Roundtable Discussion on Capitol Hill with Congressman Michael Turner (Ohio - 10th)

Congressman Michael Turner (Ohio - 10th)
Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly;
Senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform;
Member of the House Armed Services Committee and the German-US Caucus

February 20
Lunch Discussion with Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, Former Prime Minister German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Deputy Chairman of the Federal CDU; Former Federal German Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology
February 12
Annual GABC Winter Lunch
February 6
Lunch roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill with Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag Committee on Foreign Affairs (Member) and Coordinator for US Affairs of the Governing CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
December 7
3rd Annual Weihnachtsbaumschlagen
October 29
GABC CEO Dinner Discussion with Stefan Oschmann, Chief Executive Officer of Merck Serono
October 8
Seventh Annual GABC Oktoberfest on the Hill with Members of the German Congressional Caucus
October 1
GABC Dinner and Leadership Award Presentation honoring Ambassador Philip D. Murphy, United States Ambassador (2009-2013)

Senator Dan Coats (left) with Ambassador Philip D. Murphy (former U.S. Ambassador to Germany), 2013 GABC Leadership Award recipients

Award Presentation: Uli Gamerdinger, H.E. Dr. Peter Ammon, Senator Coats, Ambassador Murphy, Lynn Taylor and Steve Williams

Acceptance Remarks by Ambassador Murphy:
Congressman Gerlach, GABC board member Lee Godown (General Motors), Phil Murphy, Steve Williams and Congressman Keating

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July 19
GABC Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade (Ways and Means) and Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

GABC leadership members and invited guests

June 26
Transatlantic Energy Policy Discussion with Members of Congress, chaired by Rep. Thomas Marino (R-PA) and Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)
May 9
8th Annual GABC Maifest Dinner 2013

Steve Williams, Dr. Rebecca Blank, H.E. Dr. Peter Ammon

GABC Leadership presentation to Dr. Ron Docksai (GABC Chairman Emeritus). Presenter former GABC Leadership Award Recipient Senator Norm Coleman

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GABC members and invited guests

May 2
Lunch Roundtable Discussion with Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag
February 27
GABC Lunch Roundtable Discussion with Senator Dan Coats, U.S. Senator for Indiana
January 10
German-American Health Care Committee Meeting

Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon, GABC Chairman Dr. Ron Docksai and GABC Member Jonathan Spath, CEO RatnerPrestia

Ambassador Ammon with GABC Member Roland Sackers, CFO Qiagen

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December 13
Annual GABC Membership Dinner 2012
December 1
2nd Annual GABC “Weihnachtsbaumschlagen”
September 20
GABC Dinner Roundtable with Bill McDermott, Co-CEO SAP

Bill McDermott with Senator Coleman, Ambassador Ammon and Congressman Gerlach

June 19
GABC Special Reception during 2012 BIO International Convention in Boston, Private-Public Partnerships Leading to Innovation in the Life Sciences

From left to right: Gregory Bialecki, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Uli Gamerdinger, Executive Director, German American Business Council, Lynn Taylor, Vice President, Government Affairs, EMD Serono, Inc., Dr. William F. Hartman, Executive Vice President and COO, Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank Menzler, Senior Director, Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Prof. Hans-Joachim Grallert, Executive Director Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany and James Hoyes, President, EMD Serono, Inc.

May 9
Building the Future of the Transatlantic Economic Partnership, Berlin
February 1
GABC breakfast roundtable with Otto Fricke, Member of the German Bundestag (FDP), Government Whip and Spokesperson on Budget Affairs of the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag
October 17 to October 18
5th Transatlantic Market Conference - Transatlantic Cooperation for Growth and Employment, Washington, DC
September 7
Welcome Lunch with Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
July 26
German-American Congressional Caucus Summer Send-off Reception with Congressman Jim Gerlach, Chairman German American Caucus and Congressman Tim Holden, Co-Chair German German American Caucus

Rep. Tim Holden, Rep. Charles Dent, Uli Gamerdinger, Steve Williams, and Rep. Jim Gerlach

May 12
Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Todd Young (R-IN 9) Serving on Budget & Armed Services Committee
February 26
Dinner and Wizards Game with the Dallas Mavericks and Germany's Dirk Nowitzki

GABC guests during warm-up with Dirk Nowitzki at Wizards game, Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

Marc Cuban and Michael Lohscheller

Uli Gamerdinger, Dirk Nowitzki and Germany’s Ambassador Klaus Scharioth GABC Guests during warm-up with Dirk Nowitzki

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This event was in cooperation with Volkswagen of America and the Verizon Center.

October 9
GABC's 4th Annual Oktoberfest
April 27
Annual GABC Maifest Dinner 2010

Welcome remarks by President Steve Williams, Ambassador Scharioth, Germany´s Secretary of the Interior Thomas de Maizière and Chairman Dr. Ron Docksai

Greg Corley, Steve Millstein and Gary Wallace of the ATX Group

Congressman Jim Gerlach and Uli Gamerdinger

Deric Righter, Thyssen Krupp USA, Ambassador of Liechtenstein Claudia Fritsche and GABC´s Vice President Christian König of Thyssen Krupp USA

Senator Sessions and GABC´s Leadership Member Jeff Rageth, 3M

GABC Leadership Award Presentation to the Dräger Foundation, accepted by Prof. Dieter Feddersen (President) and Petra Pissulla (Director), presented by Germany´s Deputy Chief of Mission Jens Hanefeld and Steve Williams

GABC Leadship Award presention to Daimler, accepted by Kelly Platt, President and CEO, Thomas Built Buses, presented by Senator Sessions, Steve Willimans and Dr. Ron Docksai

GABC Maifest venue 2010

Germany´s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Prof. Vosskuhle with GABC´s Executive Director Uli Gamerdinger

Germany's Secretary of the Interior Thomas de Maizière, Ambassador Scharioth and Congressman Bill Delahunt during the Maifest Reception

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January 20
Dinner and Wizards Game with the Dallas Mavericks and Germany's Dirk Nowitzki 2010

GABC´s Special New Year's Celebration with partner Volkswagen at the Verizon Center

Dirk with VW´s CFO Michael Lohscheller and Uli Gamerdinger

GABC Members and Friends with Dirk Nowitzki

GABC´s Executive Director Uli Gamerdinger welcomes Germany´s Dirk Nowitzki

GABC members with Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban

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December 10
Presentation of the Helmut Schmidt Prize of the Zeit Stiftung Hamburg and the German Historical Institute Washington

Followed by Holiday Reception.

October 20
Dinner Discussion with Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board Management, BMW Group
July 19 to July 21
4th Transatlantic Market Conference - Transatlantic Cooperation for Growth and Employment, Washington, DC

Ambassador Scharioth and Uli Gamerdinger greet Secretary Albright

Ambassador Scharioth dinner remarks listening at the table Uli Gamerdinger, Dieter Feddersen, Secretary Albright and Mr. Lippold

Participants included: Member of the German Bundestag Mr. Lippold, CEO of DIN Mr. Bahke, Member of the European Parliament Mr. Bütikofer and former member Ms. Mann

GABC member Markus Brombacher (center) with Silke Schmidt, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Klaus Peter Statz, President & CEO Deutsche Telekom NA

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In cooperation with the Dräger Foundation

February 17
Breakfast Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, Minister President of the German State of Nordrhein-Westfalen and Vice Chairman of the Federal CDU

This event was in cooperation with The Brookings Institution.

September 9
Dinner Roundtable Discussion with Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Member of the Foreign Relations, Banking, House & Urban Affairs and Intelligence Committees

Former Senator Hagel is presented the GABC Leadership Award by former President Steve Williams (Lockheed Martin) and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Ron Docksai.

Senator Hagel signs his book "America our next Chapter" and provides a copy to GABC board members Patricia Sherman of Siemens and Ruediger Lentz of Deutsche Welle.

GABC´s Executive Director Uli Gamerdinger greets Senator Chuck Hagel

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January 29
Discussion Roundtable with Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers, Minister President of Nordrhein-Westfalen and Vice Chairman of the Federal CDU

Chairman Ron Docksai, Congressman Petrie, Prime Minister Jürgen Rüttgers, Roland Sackers (Qiagen), Congressman Boustany, board member David Geanacopolous (VW), Robert Cresanti and Mayor Kathstede

September 13
Reception with His Excellency Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Honoring Best Buddies Friendship in the Alps

Anthony Kennedy Shriver (Founder of Best Buddies) and Kevin Bennett present a gift from the Kennedy Presidential Library to Ambassador Scharioth.

Ulrich Gamerdinger (Executive Director GABC), Anthony K. Shriver (Founder Best Buddies), Ambassador Scharioth, Lori and Steve Williams (President GABC/Lockheed Martin)

Steve Williams, Ulrich Gamerdinger, Benedikt Schneider, Kevin Bennett, Ambassador Scharioth, and Anthony K. Shriver in front of New England's Tom Brady's Audi

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Special Guests:

  • Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder & Chairman Best Buddies International
  • Eunice Shriver, Founder Special Olympics
May 2
GABC Annual Maifest Dinner 2007

(l to r) GABC board member Minister Egon Kochanke, Minority Leader John Boehner, Steve Williams, GABC board member of Boehringer Ingelheim, Kristin Morris

View from roof terrace of the Maifest Dinner. "This is a wonderful traditional Maifest celebration — just the view of the White House makes it a little bit different." Opening remarks by German Ambassador Dr. Scharioth.

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Celebrating the beginning of Spring with German food, beer, wine & much more.

Remarks by:

  • His Excellency Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Senator Norm Coleman, State of Minnesota
  • Under Secretary for Technology Robert Cresanti, US Department of Commerce

GABC members & invited guests

October 24
Annual Membership Dinner with His Excellency Dr. Klaus Scharioth

GABC members and guests with host, Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth

Official World Cup soccer ball presentation to Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth by Chairman Dr. Ron Docksai and President Steven Williams

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Members & invited guests only

November 8
GABC’s Annual Membership Dinner with His Excellency Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

GABC members at the Annual Dinner with His Excellency Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger at his residence in Washington, DC

December 7
Kick-off event at the German Embassy with His Excellency Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger