Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Amerika Haus Lecture - Jim McDermott - 2018 US Midterm Elections

Amerika Haus Lecture – Jim McDermott - The State of American Politics - The 2018 US Midterm Elections

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Speaker: Jim McDermott, M.D., former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1989-2016, 7th Congressional District, state of Washington).

Topic: The State of American Politics - The 2018 Midterm Elections

Language: English

Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

When: Thursday, 12th October 2018, 1900-2100.

Where: Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333 Munich

Cost: Free

Sign-up: reservierung@amerikahaus.de


As we advance toward U.S. midterm election day on 6th November, Jim McDermott will talk about the possible outcome of the elections. The midterms are often regarded as a referendum on the sitting President’s performance. This year, much seems to be at stake, and interest is high both inside and outside the U.S. Since Donald J. Trump’s 2016 election as President, the political landscape has changed: the country and its two major parties are deeply divided, old truths are increasingly called into question, and the future course of the country remains unclear. Congressman Jim McDermott will shed light on the elections and their possible outcomes, and will explain what this might mean for U.S. domestic politics and transatlantic relations.


James “Jim” Adalbert McDermott, M.D. was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2016 for the 7th Congressional District of Washington. We over 40 years of public service in the federal and state government, he served on the United States House Ways and Means Committee, i.e. the House of Representatives’ chief tax-writing committee, and was a member of its Progressive Caucus. He has frequently appeared on major national and international media outlets and is known as an accomplished communicator – e.g. through his TEDx talks. Jim McDermott holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College in Illinois.

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

End of Summer Soul Jam - WaWi

End of Summer Soul Jam – Sunday, 16th September

Dave Dowdy’s Triple D Events is hosting this year’s End of Summer Soul Jam, featuring the best in Munich soul, funk and pop music.

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When:              Sunday, 16 September, 1200-1700
Where:             Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Mnchen-Pullach (www.waldwirtschaft.de).  
Band:               Soulmaster Mel Canady and Chessboard
Sign-Up:         Please advise Dave (E-mail:  ddd@tripled.de) by not later than noon on Saturday, 15 September if you plan to attend.  This is essential for planning purposes.
 
The Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe invites you to the annual End of Summer Soul Jam.  Come on out and let's have some fun with the best of soul, funk and rhythm n' blues from Soulmaster Mel Canady and Chessboard.  Listen to the music of Chris Rhea, Johnny Guitar Watson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Bobby Womack, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers and more. The band will also feature the big horns from Charles Walker on sax and Butch Kellem on trombone. 

The Waldwirtschaft is one of the best beer gardens in Munich and offers a wide-variety of attractions (fully-equipped children's playground, mini-golf, etc.) plus good food and drink.  This is a perfect way to wind down the beer garden season and get ready for the Oktoberfest. 

Álso Dave will be celebrating his 72nd birthday there, and he would love to greet many of you and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of good music and dancing. 

You may reach the Waldwirtschaft per auto (limited parking is available), S-Bahn (S7 Isartalbahnhof) or per bicycle (the best way).

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Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

.Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Stuttgart Scorpions

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Allgäu Comets

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Special MING Event - Ammersee Radl Tour - Saturday, 25th August

Special MING Event – Ammersee Radl Tour – Saturday, 25th August 2018

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When:   Saturday, 25th August 2018 - 1000-1600 with late afternoon dinner option at Kloster Andechs. 

Meet Time:    0945 at Meisterbetrieb Peter Nandlinger, Mühlfelder Str. 5, 82211 Herrsching.  Tel. 08152 / 12 66, Fax. 08152 / 7 82 78, info@nandlinger.de.  This is about 300 meters from the S-Bahn Haltestelle – Bahnhofstrasse to Mühlfelder Str.

Organized by:  Colinne Bartel, AC Innovation

Arrangements – This is generally an E-bike tour.  Individuals need to make their own arrangements for renting the E-Bikes.  Those with their own E-Bikes or desiring to participate with a normal bicycle/mountain bike are also welcome to attend. 

Costs: 

a.    About Eur 30 per person for the E-Bike rentals – please reserve ASAP at www.nandinger.de or another convenient provider.  Address and contact details for Nandlinger’s appear above.  Summer hours are Monday-Friday 0900-1800, Saturday 0900-1400.

b.    Participation fee for those with rental E-Bikes or their own E-Bikes or normal bicycles/mountain bikes Eur 30. 

c.    Food and other consumables are to be paid in cash by the participants.

Payment:  Participants will be provided payment details in early August. 

Sign-Up:  Please register by 11th August 2018 at the Events tab on the AGBC Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com

Special Note:  Participation is at your own risk.

Rain Date:  Saturday, 8th September 2018 – same timing and conditions. 

Questions?  Please contact Colinne S. Bartel at 0170-7345-775 or E-mail Colbar007@gmail.com

Catch us, if you can!  AGBC Munich is embarking on its 2nd annual bicycle ride around the charming Ammersee, one of Bavaria’s most scenic lakes.  Given the distance (about 50 km), most will use E-bikes.  We will start and finish at Herrsching, then drive afterwards to Andechs for an optional meal at the world-renowned Kloster Andechs.   

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The tour includes 15-30 minute stops at Ammersee’s primary points of interest, where food and drink will be available: 

Fischen – Ramsar Protected Wetland

Diessen – Gasteig Haus – Meeting house for "der Blaue Reiter" artists

Utting – historical Alte Villa 

Breitbrunn – Königsberg – proposed site for King Ludwig’s 4th castle

Herrsching – various historical sites.

Interested?  Please be sure to sign up by 11th August in the Events tool at www.agbc-munich.com as we need sufficient time to finalize the event arrangements. 

This will be an extra special event, one that you will remember.  Hopefully we will have Kaiserswetter with the great Bavarian blue sky.  However, In the event of rain, we will ride anyway so please be prepared to bring your ponchos. 

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Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Marburg Mercenaries

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Special MING Event - Bike Ride - Blue Land around Murnau

Special Event – MING Bike Ride – Blue Land around Murnau – Sunday, 22nd July

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Come and join the AGBC for a unique bike ride of Expressionism, Lakes and Beer! We will have Thomas Wagner of Kultur-Velo, Riegsee as our knowledgeable guide.

 When:       Sunday, 22nd July 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 (meeting time 09:45) “Rain date”: July 28

Sign up now, latest by: July 7 by going to the events tab on the Platform at: AGBC Community www.agbc-munich.com

Where:      Kultur-Velo, Thomas Wagner, Unterer Birnberg 8, 82418 Riegsee

Price for the guide: 20 euros per person

Schlossmuseum prices: Permanent exhibit € 6.00, permanent + special exhibit € 9.50 Group rate (10 persons) permanent exhibit € 5.00

Bike rental:  Please contact Thomas Wagner at Tel. 08841-629971 or kultur-velo@gmx.net Mountain bike or trekking bike with 27-30 gears: 10 euros Pedelecs (e-bikes) also available (reserve 3 weeks in advance)

More info about Thomas: https://de-de.facebook.com/KulturVelo/

Contact:       Monika Roehl Phone 08856-9353288, mobile 0171 6880267, Email mroehl@als-translation.com

                                                                  

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Our tour:  Approx. 38 kilometers of gentle terrain with approx. two climbs. We will start at the clear blue Riegsee lake, ride up to Hagen where a stunning mountain view awaits us, ride down to Murnau, walk our bikes through the charming pedestrian zone, peek into the Griesbräu brewery and walk past the Karg brewery house, view the Expressionist paintings in the Schlossmuseum (for non-art enthusiasts: you can enjoy the Murnau pedestrian zone in the meantime), ride past the house where Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky once lived and where they met with the other artists of the Blue Rider movement.

Afterwards we will ride through the Murnau Moos bog area and over to the Staffelsee lake, along the lake shore with awesome scenery to the Alpenblick beer garden on the lake shore in Uffing. Here, we will stop to refresh. There is also a small beach next door where we can go swimming. From there we ride back to Riegsee with gorgeous views of the Riegsee lake and the Alps.

Please note:

  1. Participation is at own risk.
  2. Make sure to bring a 1 liter bottle of something to drink and a snack.
  3. If you plan to use your own bike and would like to take the train to Murnau, the tour can pass by the Murnau Bahnhof around 1100.  If so, please inform Monika Roehl ASAP.  FYI - train departs Munich Hbf at 0932, arrives in Murnau at 1027. 
  4. Guests are welcome!

                    

 

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Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Kirchdorf Wildcats

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

MING Event - Expat in the City - Summer Extravaganza!

MING Event - Expat in the City’s – Summer Extravaganza!

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What:    Expat in the City’s – Summer Extravaganza!

Date:     Wednesday, 18th July, 2018

Time:    1830-2300

Where:  The Lovelace, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Strasse 1, 80333 Munich

Cost:     Ticket - Eur 48.00, with a limit of 120 tickets.

Order Ticket at Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.de/e/summer-extravaganza-an-expat-expert-exchange-tickets-47085884147

Get connected. Be inspired: The Expat in the City Network

With the Expat in the City Fairs, events, meet & greets and other partner events, we have created a unique network of international locals and local internationals.  Headed by co-founders Barbara Bijvank and AGBC Member Elisabeth Egger, the Expat in the City Network is where Expats meet Experts in the City.

Before many of us leave Munich for relaxing days and fun in the sun, the Expat in the City team is hosting a great opportunity at the Lovelace to meet with old friends, make new friends, and get connected to Munich experts that can make your life here in Munich even greater. 

Located just north of the Bayerischer Hof, the Lovelace is a new, exclusive location, one that you need to see … before it disappears in March 2019.  This “pop-up hotel” is really a hotel happening - or a happening hotel - at a stunning location you don’t want to miss!

Meet and mingle with fellow expats and get connected and inspired by some of the many amazing experts in the city. You can expect some little extravaganzas and surprises during the evening! A welcome drink and a snack are included in the ticket price.

If you are a professional offering your services in English and targeting international people living in Munich, the team may offer you the following promotional opportunities during the event:

·         You have the possibility to present yourself and your service in a brief pitch. 

·         You may insert your flyer or advertisement into the goodie bag that each visitor will receive at the end of the event.  (If you have these materials, please plan to arrive by 1815, if possible, to provide these to the Expat in the City team.)

·         Your services will be promoted in the Expat in the City social media channels prior to the event. 


 

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Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

9th Annual German-American Business Day

9th Annual German-American Business Day

The Future of Business vs. the Business of the Future

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Topic:    German American Exchange e.V. – “The Future of Business vs. the Business of the Future” and the German-American Student Exchange Program.

When:   Monday, 16th July 2018  

Time:     Registration starts 0930; meeting runs 1000-1800 including lunch (1300-1400) and networking starting at 1630. 

Where:  Literaturhaus, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich – top floor

Cost:      EUR 69.00 Earlybird price until 15th June, then Eur 89.00 afterwards.

Sign-Up:  info@german-american-exchange.de

Contact: Susanne Meyer – susanne.meyer@rueckelcoll.com or telephone: 089 23 88 69 80.

Info:       http://german-american-exchange.com

Language: The conference will be held in a mixture of German and English - the morning in German and English, the panel discussion in the afternoon in German. The moderator is bilingual and an interpreter will be present.

When it began, Google’s corporate code of conduct motto was: “Don’t be evil.” Today, many question both the accuracy and relevance of that slogan. Today’s global business environment presents current firms, the upcoming generation of students entering the workforce, and would-be entrepreneurs with completely new challenges.

The 9th Annual Business Day is dedicated to exploring and navigating potentially successful paths to the future of business vs. the business of the future. It also will link those paths to the German-American Student Exchange Program and incorporate presentations from former and current U.S. student interns in Germany.

Program Moderator: Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director Aspen Institute Germany, Berlin

Welcome - Dr. Christoph Rückel, President of German American Exchange e.V.

Introduction & Keynotes, Q&A (10am – 1pm):

·         Egbert Deekeling, Senior Partner/Founder of Deekeling Arndt Advisors, Düsseldorf

·         Georg Eisenreich, Bavarian Minister of State for Digitalization, Media and Europe

·         Timothy Kelley, Director of the International School Stuttgart

·         Sigalit Klimovsky, Partner of Grove Ventures, Tel Aviv

Lunch - three-course-buffet (1pm - 2pm)

Presentation of Interns & Alumni (2pm - 3 pm)

Panel Discussion, Q&A (2.45pm - 4.30pm):

·         Dr. Fritz Audebert, CEO ICUnet.AG, Passau

·         Anton Klees, CEO Active Value GmbH, Düsseldorf

·         Sebastian Meis, Attorney-at-law, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, Atlanta

·         Dr. Stefan Piëch, CEO Your Family Entertainment AG, München / Advisory Board Member Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart

·         Stefan Wirtz, CEO uniexperts, Köln

Drinks & Networking (4.30pm - 6pm)

Note:  The German American Exchange e.V. program is led by Dr. Christoph Rückel of Rückel & Collegen, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Str. 15, 80333 München. 

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Interested in Starting Your Own Business?

Interested in Starting Your Own Business?                   

Presentation by Landeshauptstadt München, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft on 10 July 2018

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Topic:   Interested in Starting Your Own Business?

Presented by:  Landeshauptstadt München, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

Date:    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

Time:    1000-1200

Where:  LH München, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 15, 80331 München

Cost:     Free

Further information and registration at:  www.gruenden-in-muenchen.de/en/information

The City of Munich’s Department for Labor and Economic Development’s MEB team is presenting a 2-hour discussion on "How to start a business in Germany."  The presentation will be in English and is focused on new business founders in providing an overview on formalities in creating a company, legal structures, financial support, tax overview, business planning and much more.    

In addition, on the MEB website (www.gruenden-in-muenchen.de/en/information) you can find:

Tutorials that provide an overview covering all relevant start-up topics:

1. Starting a business – General formalities
2. Business or liberal profession?
3. Marketing mix
4. Business model
5. Business plan – Written presentation
6. Business plan – Financial section
7. Social insurance
8. Choice of legal structure
9. Overview of tax issues
10. Finance, support and subsidies
11. Munich Business Startup Office (MEB)
12. Company insurance
13. Start-up grant
14. Starting a sideline business
15. Choosing your location

Checklists for:

Starting a Business: General formalities & considerations

How to start a restaurant business

Commercial use of premises

Setting up a retail business

         

Business-plan template (pdf)

Downloads:

Welcome! How to start a business (in English)

Start your business now | Your guide for success (in English)
This comprehensive brochure covers key issues of starting your own business: more than 140 pages packed full with information around legal structure, taxes, business planning and financing and much more.

Information session:

Welcome! How to start a business (in English)

Publications (in German):

Leitfaden zur Existenzgründung: Überblick | Umsetzung | Kontakte
(Starting up your business in Germany: overview | implementation | contacts)

Der Leitfaden zur Existenzgründung gibt einen schnellen Überblick zum Ablauf einer Existenzgründung in Deutschland und alle wichtigen Ansprechpartner/Kontakte in München.

Kleiner Gründungs-Wegweiser durch die Münchner Stadtverwaltung
(A short startup’s guide to navigating Munich’s municipal administration)

Nutzen Sie diesen 8-seitigen Wegweiser zu Informations- und Beratungsangeboten sowie städtischen Ansprechpartnern.

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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Ingolstadt Dukes

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

9th Little American Oktoberfest at WaWi - MING Event

9th Annual Little American Oktoberfest,8th July at the Waldwirtschaft in Grosshesselohe near Pullach

 

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When:   Sunday, 8th July 2018

Time:    1200-2100 but core time 1200-1900. 

Where:  Waldwirtschaft Grosshesselohe (Pullach) – Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 Munich

Price:    Pay as you consume

Sign Up:  With Dave Dowdy at ddd@tripled.de by Thursday, 5th July.

The Waldwirtschaft team invites us again to the Little American Oktoberfest. The festivities start at 12 noon and continue throughout the day.  

With the organizational support of the AGBC’s Dave Dowdy, Linda Jo Rizzo (also an AGBC member) is the Master of Ceremonies and leads the country-western, rock and pop music entertainment with Mark Coonradt and the Texas Bandits.  The event will also feature bull-riding (on the mechanical monster), lasso-ing, horseshoes and Cowboy boot tossing, square dancing,  can-can girls, and a wild-west show.  For the kids there will be Kinderschmink and magic tricks.

At 1330 we will kick off the competition at the 2018 AGBC Mini Golf Tournament.  It’s an anyone-can-play event.  Yes, you too can “win!” Contestants will “vie” to take home the ruly stunning and multi-purpose AGBC 2018 Mini Golf trophy.

Around 1600 the Waldwirtschaft will treat us to a keg of free beer during a special keg-opening ceremony.  You can also purchase Kobe-beef hamburgers (for a specially reduced price), US steaks and a full assortment of delicious Biergarten food from the kiosks. 

Our reserved tables in the beer garden are facing the band and located under the white umbrellas.  Since this is a beer garden, we will not reserve special tables for the individual groups.  If you want to sit together with your group, you are encouraged to arrive early enough to save places.

Please come on out and join us. Invite your friends who may be interested in meeting with us. The Waldwirtschaft is located in the Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach. There are parking facilities, but you can also come out on your bicycle or with the S7-Bahn (exit Isartalbahnhof). It's a quick 10-minute walk from the S-Bahn exit to the Waldwirtschaft.

Detailed Schedule:

Little American Oktoberfest – Schedule of Events

American Music:

12.00-21.00             Mark Coonradt & The Texas Bandits

                                    (Country, Oldies, Rock-n-Roll, Bayerische Stimmung)

                                 Songs and Moderation from Linda Jo Rizzo                             

American Fun & Entertainment – the Lineup: 

12.00-20.00             Bull Riding (Michael Egner-Freizeit Egner 0170-8350596)

12.00-18.00               Lasso, Horseshoe & Cowboy Boot Tossing                             

12.00-18.00               Kinderschmink und Zauberer Clown                    

13.00                          Munich Cowboys Cheerleaders Dance and Cheer                       

13.30                          Mini Golf Tournament at the Mini Golf Platz

14.00                          Dance Show (Wild West Girls eV.)

15.00                          Charles Albertus & Dancers “Hollywood”

15.20                         Alina Malmar & Crew Hip Hop Show

16.00                          Wawi Team, US Consulate - “O’zapft” Freibier                                   

17.00                         Männer Dance Show (Wild West Girls eV.)                                   

18.00                          Dance Show (Wild West Girls eV.)

19.00-21.00               Linda & Mark & The Texas Bandits

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Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

MING Event - Symphonic America Transatlantic Relationship

MING Event - SYMPHONIC AMERICA TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP

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What:         Symphonic America Transatlantic Relationship

When:        Wednesday, 4th July 2018 – 2000 - 2300.

Where:       TonHalle München, Atelierstr. 24, im Werksviertel, 81671 München

Cost:          Tickets: € 34 / 24 / 17 - phone +49 89 120 220 320 or E-mail - info@bayerische-philharmonie.de

Discounts:     Available for students and members of the Bayerische Philharmonie (50%) and for members of the MING groups (10% when ordered by phone or E-mail -  please mention MING when you order).  MING discounts are not available for tickets ordered through München Ticket.

Further Info:  www.muenchenticket.de

The concert wholeheartedly embraces the German-American partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie. Following the successful debut in the Fall of 2017, this musical friendship will be presented in a concert on the Fourth of July, the American Independence Day. Together with musicians from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerorchester (chamber orchestra) of the Bayerische Philharmonie will perform the following program under the baton of Lawrence Golan:

Edvard Grieg - From Holberg's Time – Suite in olden style Op. 40

Peter Boyer - Three Olympians

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky - Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

Kammerorchester der Bayerischen Philharmonie accompanied by musicians from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra with Lawrence Golan as guest conductor

As a special treat for the MING guests, you can participate in a concert introduction with the conductor in English which will take place about an hour before the concert begins.  

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

36th Filmfest München - 28 June thru 7 July

36th Filmfest München - 28 June through 7th July

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Attention film buffs.  Diana Iljine (Oct 2013 AGBC Guest Speaker) and her Filmfest München team will be presenting over 200 new films here in Munich during the 36th Munich Filmfest. This year’s event will last 10 days, starting on Thursday, 28th June. 

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was established in 1983. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is a principal summer film festival with over 80,000 admissions every year.  Over 2,000 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually.

The FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is organized annually by: Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH, a non-profit company co-owned by:

The Free State of Bavaria - represented by the Minister President

The City of Munich - represented by the Lord Mayor

SPIO - the German film industry association, represented by its President

Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting) - represented by its Director General, Chief Executive Officer & Festival Director:  Diana Iljine

This year’s films are now posted.   For further information, please consult the website:  www.filmfest-meunchen.de.  For contact, please use: protokoll@filmfest-muenchen.de

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

AGBC June Monthly Meeting - The Future Driving Experience

AGBC Munich June Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, 27th June 2018

 The Future Driving Experience — Connected and Autonomous

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Speaker:  Dr. Martin Birkner, Digital Associate Partner with McKinsey Digital.

Topic:    The Future Driving Experience — Connected and Autonomous

When:   Wednesday, 27th May 2018       

Time:    Registration starts 1830; meeting starts at 1900, dinner buffet around 2030. 

Where:  Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich

Cost:     EUR 25.00 for members, Eur 35.00 for guests (incl. Dinner buffet)

Sign-Up:  Events tab on the new AGBC Munich Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com

What a difference a few years makes!  The automotive sector is changing, and it’s changing fast. Artificial intelligence is poised to become a base technology for every engineering department. Consumers talk more about systems and technologies embedded in cars than about horsepower.

The vehicle will become the ultimate connected digital device. It becomes part of a new customer mobility experience in-vehicle and outside the vehicle — addressing the full customer journey. Capabilities include intermodal guidance, payment and ticketing, and, because drivers can increasingly take hands off the steering wheel, digital entertainment and work-related services for more efficient use of travel time. As the vehicle turns "digital," customers expect the digital experience of vehicles to reflect their personal digital lifestyle.

Autonomous driving technology will fundamentally transform the automotive industry, changing the way vehicles are built, operated, sold, used and serviced. Dozens of companies are already working on the sensors and other technologies required to enable these vehicles to know where they are and what is around them. Dozens of companies are now building artificial intelligence (AI)-based software to make autonomous vehicles smart enough to communicate with their passengers, other vehicles and the cloud, while planning the best path for a safe, fast and entertaining journey.

Dr Martin Birkner is a Digital Associate Partner with McKinsey Digital. He is a seasoned digital leader with 20 years+ hands-on experience in structuring and delivery of strategy, product innovation, creative product options and technology implementation using Internet of Things platforms (Automotive, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Building Technology and Utilities). He has worked for companies such as Robert Bosch GmbH, HERE technologies, frog design and Gartner. 

As a Digital Associate Partner in McKinsey Advanced Industry Practice and Automotive, he helps clients in identifying growth potential in digitalisation in their core and beyond. He  works directly with a team of architects, developers, business analysts and UX/UI analysts to realize the potential in close cooperation with the client´s teams within digital business building assignments. 

 

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Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Biergarten Gathering- Worldcup Viewing - Deutschland vs Sweden

Biergarten Gathering – Worldcup Viewing – Deutschland vs Sweden

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What:         World Cup / Weltmeisterschaft Viewing – Deutschland vs Sweden.

When:        Saturday, 23rd June 2000-2200 for match.  Arrive earlier for seating.

Where:       Braukraft Biergarten, Münchnerstr. 20, 82205 Geisenbrunn (near Gilching)

Cost:         Pay as You Consume

Sign-up:    Events tool at www.agbc-munich.com

Transportation:  S8 Haltestelle Geisenbrunn, then a 9 minute walk heading southwest.

The 2018 World Cup action kicks off on Thursday, 14th June in Moscow.  The first game for the German squad is on Sunday, 17th June at 1700 when they take on the Mexican team.  Further first round matches for the German team are on Saturday, 23 June at 2000 (Sweden) and Wednesday, 27th June at 1600 (South Korea).  These exciting games and many others can be viewed publicly in Biergartens and restaurants throughout the Munich area.

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That being said, AGBC member and Cincinnati-native Kirsten Rhein and her business partner Mathias Lottes invite us to watch the Saturday 23rd June Deutschland-Sweden match-up at Braukraft’s Biergarten in Geisenbrunn.  Kirsten is part-owner and brewer at Braukraft GmbH Co & KG (www.braukraft.de), a craft beer brewery located next to Gilching, about 20 minutes by S-Bahn southwest of Munich.  The brewery and Biergarten are near the S8 Geisenbrunn stop, about a 9-minute walk southwest of the stop.  Catch us if you can!

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

MING Event - Long Night of the Consulates

Long Night of the Consulates – Thursday, 21st June

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General Information

When:   Thursday, 21st June 2018

Time:    1800-2200 (general for all 14 participating Munich-area consulates).

How about trying Kosher wine at the Jewish Museum at the Consulate-General of the State of Israel, folding origami in the Museum der Fünf Kontinente at the booth of the Consulate General of Japan, or listening to a Georgian pianist at the Honorary Consulate of Georgia?  You can package your individual world tour at the "long night of the consulates.”  The exciting program includes theater, music, film, painting and culinary delights.  You can also gain an insight into the work of the consulates, and learn about the various countries and their cultures and sights. For further details, please check out the brochure to the "long night of consulates", which you can find at:  http://www.bayern.de/staatsregierung/europapolitik-und-regionale-beziehungen/europapolitik/lange-nacht-der-konsulate-2018/

Participants in the Long Night of the Consulates will be able to get a better idea of the scope of work performed by the consulates and their related culture organizations while learning more about the respective countries, their cultures and most noteworthy points of interest. 

Please be sure to bring your passport or picture ID.  Also there may be random security checks. Please avoid bringing large bags.  Note that some consulates (e.g. USA, Sri Lanka and Romania) require prior registration.  Details appear in the above online brochure. 

Special Evening at the U.S. Consulate

Where:  U.S. Consulate Munich, Königinstr. 5, 80539 Munich

Time:    Four 1-hour time slots, starting at 1800, 1900, 2000 or 2100

Sign-up:  By 15th June at - MunichLongNight@state.gov

Bring With:  Photo ID

The US Consulate Munich will feature:

  • Stands representing some US states, especially with regard to tourism.
  • Watching an American film with its filmmaker.
  • Listening to American movie music with live performances.
  • Enjoying American hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks (at reasonable prices)

Please note that the participant numbers are limited.  You need to sign up by Friday, 15th June at MunichLongNight@state.gov.  Sign up information needs to include your first and last names, birth dates, nationality and request time slot – i.e. 1800, 1900 or 2000.

 

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

American Citizens Information and Passport Day

American Citizens Information and Passport Day

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When:   Friday, 15th June 2018

Time:    0900-1600 (9 AM – 4 PM)

Where:  U.S. Consulate Munich, Königinstr. 5, 80539 Munich

Further info:  https://de.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-information-passport-day-2018/

Attention U.S. Citizens and family members - The U.S. Consulate is hosting its annual American Citizens Information and Passport Day on 15th June.  You can visit with representatives from U.S. and German government agencies such as the Department of State and the Kreisverwaltungsreferat.  In addition, you can learn more about non-profit organizations (including the AGBC) for Americans living in Bavaria. 

Or do you need to renew your passport?  You can schedule an appointment for the day of the event at https://de.usembassy.gov/passports/.

The Consulate staff will sell American food, chips, snacks, and sodas.  Come on out for an informative and interactive day. 

Note:  You or a U.S. citizen family member must present a U.S. passport for entry.  Please refrain from bringing cell phones, cameras or any prohibited items (listed on https://de.usembassy.gov).

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Evening Tax Briefing - for U.S. Citizens Living in Germany

Evening Tax Briefing – An Evening Program for US Citizens Living in Germany

 

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What:   Members firms of the Forum für Nachfolge- und Vermögensplanung e.V. (FNV) have the pleasure to invite you to our highly informative event “Evening - Tax Briefing“ which will be followed by light refreshments and networking. 

When:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (1830-2130)

Where: Club Room, Münchener Herrenclub e.V., Brienner Strasse 13, 80333 Munich

Cost:    Attendance is free of charge but the number of participants is limited.

Registration:  Please register ASAP at: https://muenchen.nachlassplaner.com, Username: Muenchen, Password: 2018  

Registration Cut-off:  No later than Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Evening Schedule

6:00 p.m.  Admission

6:30 p.m.  Welcome – Dr. Peter Happe (GHM Partners, Köln, München, Zug)                   

6:35 p.m.  Address of Welcome – Larry Schulz (American-German Business Club Munich e.V. (AGBC))

6:40 p.m.  Briefings on the Subjects:

  • Cornerstones of Taxation for U.S. Citizens – Dr. Johannes Mittermaier, GHM Partners
  • Exit Tax for Germany / Exit Tax U.S. – Dr. Peter Happe, GHM Partners
  • Qualifying Life Insurance with Investment Options – Cross-Border Aspects – Dr Daniel Welker, Lombard International Assurance S.A.
  • Wealth Management and Financial Planning Locally and Cross-Border – Thomas Freiberger, Thomas Freiberger Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
  • Implications of the Law of Succession and Inheritance Taxation of People with Dual-Citizenship in the light of the EU Regulation No. 650/2012 on Matters of Succession – Dr. Michael Stingl, Steinkrüger Stingl & Partner

7:40 p.m.  Panel Discussion and Q&A – Moderation: Dr. Peter Happe (GHM Partners)

8:30 p.m.  Networking and Refreshments

Forum für Nachfolge- und Vermögensplanung e.V. - FNV

The FNV association promotes independent financial and investment advisory services, as well as legal and tax advice, in particular in the field of succession and generational planning. With in-depth expertise, the member organizations provide banking and financial services, tax consulting as well as audit and legal services.  All are staffed with professional experts with extensive experience in providing structured, tax-efficient and sustainable personal succession planning solutions. 

The association provides publications and information while hosting events that include advice on how to avoid errors in the succession planning and implementation while minimizing investment risks and providing minimized investment risks.  It also assists in evaluating legal and tax design options in creating and executing wills (Testaments) for individuals or families with family-owned companies.  For legal reasons, the association itself may give no individual advice, but its member organizations are able to provide competent support. 

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

American/Bavarian Golf Tournament

American/Bavarian Golf Tournament – Saturday, 2nd June

 

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Calling all Golfers

When:   Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Time:    Registration starts at 09:30 with first tee time at 10:00. 

Where:  Tegernbach Golf Club, Kapellenweg 1, 82293 Tegernbach, telephone 08202/905700, website www.gc-tegernbach.de,

Prices:    To be announced ASAP – pricing will be quite reasonable given the Bavarian setting.      

Sign-Up:  Events tab on the new AGBC Munich Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com.

Special Request:  To help us estimate how many to plan for, please sign up ASAP

Registration Deposit:   Eur 50.00.  This is a “first paid - first reserved” event so please be sure to sign up and pay your registration deposit by not later than Monday, 14th May 2018.  Please make your payment to the AGBC Munich bank account at the Münchner Bank, Account Nr: IBAN: DE68 7019 0000 0001 0895 95, BIC GENODEF1M01. 

Note:  The 14th May registration date is important so that we can finalize the reservation of the golf slots, set the event day schedule, provide the caterer an idea of our food and drink needs, and determine the seating and space needs for the live entertainment.

AGBC Members Peter Barkhurst and Wolfgang Hellmanzik are  organizing a great golfing day on Saturday, 2nd June at the beautiful Tegernbbach Golf Club in Tegernbach (near .Mittelstetten, about 45 km northwest of Munich). 

The day will start off with two daytime golf events, essentially running in parallel:

  1. Golf Tournament – 18 holes which will take about 4-5 hours from the first tee.  Teams will be composed of groups (flights) of 4.  Course layout appears below. 
  1. Starters Course (Schnupper Kurs) for Beginning golfers – Over 3-4 hours, the Tegernbach golf pro will help beginners learn the basics, then conduct a mini tournament on the putting green. 

The action on the links will be followed by:

  1. A relaxing and revitalizing round of drinks at the clubhouse.
  2. An early evening American/Bavarian BBQ.

Calling all Sponsors!

While we already have several co-sponsors on board, if you, your company or one of your business contacts mighty be interested in also co-sponsoring this event, please contact Peter Barkhurst ASAP at p.barkhurst@aims-germany.com

Please be sure to save the dateSaturday, 2nd June - Further specifics will be communicated in the very near future.

Guest information

18-hole golf course Tegernbach - A golf club membership card showing your handicap is required.  VcG players are allowed.

Special Conditions:

Soft spikes required.

Dogs allowed on leash. Handy allowed on the pitch.

GPS devices allowed.

Difficulty: Moderate - Challenging

 

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

AGBC Monthly Meeting - Panel Discussion - Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

AGBC Munich May Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Panel Discussion – Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

 

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Panelists: 

Florian Batliner-Staber, COO and co-founder of Chainium

Alex Gloy, Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer, Lighthouse Investment Management

Danielle Hernandez, Research Analyst, IDC European Digital Transformation (DX) Practice

Moderator:  Sabina Wolf, Editor of Business, Economics and Political Programs for Bayerischen Rundfunk TV

When:   Wednesday, 30th May 2018       

Time:    Registration starts 1830; meeting starts at 1900, dinner buffet around 2030. 

Where:  Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich

Cost:      EUR 25.00 for members, Eur 35.00 for guests (incl. Dinner buffet)

Sign-Up:  Events tab on the new AGBC Munich Community Platform at www.agbc-munich.com

Come join us for AGBC Munich’s look into the important Blockchain advances and the developments of cryptocurrencies.  This is an effort to come to grips with a very complex and evolving business sector rather than a debate on the merits of these new technologies.   

We will lead-off with a discussion on Blockchain, led by an expert from the Munich offices of the International Data Corporation (IDC – www.idc.com), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on cryptocurrencies, featuring experts involved in various aspects of the emerging cryptocurrency markets.  They will discuss their perceived prospects for cryptocurrencies and the use of Blockchain technology in the emerging cryptocurrency arena. 

Blockchain is an evolving approach for providing transaction transparency through the use of decentralized ledger technology that provides security and incorruptibility through the use of cryptographic signatures and encryption.  It provides an appealing, collaborative solution to problems that many industries confront today.  For instance, it can help lower the cost of trust while boosting the effectiveness of many business processes, both within and between companies.  In fact for many companies, it represents a paradigm shift in how they will approach their future management and processing of data. 

What is a Cryptocurrency?  As explained by Wikipedia, a cryptocurrency is a digital asset/currency designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.  Cryptocurrencies use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money and central banking systems.  The decentralized control of each cryptocurrency works through a blockchain, which is a public transaction database, functioning as a distributed ledger.  Key examples of cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple.

The Panelists:

Florian Batliner-Staber, COO and co-founder of Chainium.  Chainium is a blockchain company that is building the custom infrastructure the future global equity market needs. Just recently, Chainium has completed their Token Sale successfully.  Florian specializes in technology solutions and product development around global equities and shareholder relationship management. He holds a degree in communication science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.  He gained his first experience with technology start-ups in 1995 when he first founded his own internet agency.  Between 2006 and 2017 Florian was the Head of Technology in Continental Europe for Computershare (http://www.computershare.com), the global market leader in transfer agency for stocks/shares and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. In this position, Florian managed both IT infrastructure and software development projects, as well as product management. He has also been responsible for the rollout of global back office software products as well as the implementation of large-scale applications in the financial services industry in Europe.

Alex Gloy, Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer, Lighthouse Investment Management was born in Hamburg, Germany.  He graduated from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) with a bi-lingual Master in Business Administration in 1994.  He then joined Credit Suisse, Zurich, in European Equity Sales, then served as the German Equity Market Strategist before heading the European Equity Research Team in Credit Suisse Private Banking.  After moving to New York in 1998 he worked in Swiss and European Equity Sales. Before founding his own company in 2009, Mr. Gloy served as Head of Swiss Equity Sales. As part of his research on monetary theory Mr. Gloy studies crypto-currencies and their disruptive potential.

 Danielle Hernandez is research analyst for IDC's European Digital Transformation (DX) Practice where she covers a wide variety of topics relating to DX, focusing on assessing the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain. Hernandez holds an MBA from IESA Business School (Caracas, Venezuela) and an International Master in Marketing form EADA Business School (Barcelona, Spain).

Sabina Wolf is a widely recognized journalist who has worked for over 20 years as editor for Business, Economics and Political Programs for Bayerischen Rundfunk TV.   Specialized in investigative journalism, she often tackles technology ventures in the internet space, especially focusing on societal risks that they may pose – e.g. financial fraud, hacking of financial credentials and critical infrastructure, attacks on financial services companies, etc.  In addition, she covers consumer programs for ARD, BR, HR and WDR, newspapers and communication companies.  She researches around the globe and also produces 45-minute interviews with personalities from the German economy and politics for ARD alpha.  She has won numerous prizes including ´Bayerischer Fernsehpreis` and the ´Ernst Schneider Preis der Deutschen Wirtschaft` (3 times).

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Amerika Haus Program - Understanding Evangelicals in the Age of Trump

Amerika Haus Program – Understanding American Evangelicals in the Age of Trump

Speaker:     Dr. Gary Edwards, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University

Introduction:  Dr. Andreas Etges, Amerika Institut, LKMU München 

Topic:        Understanding American Evangelicals in the Age of Trump

Language:  English

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Bertelsmann Foundation

When:        Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 1900-2100.

Where:       Amerika Haus (temporary site), Barer Str. 19a, 80333 Munich

Cost:          Free

Sign-up:    www.tinyurl.com/Evangelicals-Trump

Organized by:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

This is an insider’s critique, a lecture that explores the tension within American evangelicalism created by the unusual support for President Trump. 

While American evangelicals have been united behind the Republican Party since the 1970s, the 2016 election of Donald Trump opened a small but pronounced division—straining the unity of evangelicals in both church and party. This lecture will explore the tension within American evangelicalism created by the unusually strong support for a U.S. President who seems to be the antithesis of basic evangelical personal values and yet the defender of key evangelical political values.

The justifications and contradictions of these shifting values will be explored with ideas about ways to move this discourse forward during the remainder of the Trump Presidency and beyond. Ultimately, the Trump Presidency presents an existential moment, which forces the question: can American evangelicalism survive Donald Trump?

Dr. Gary Edwards is Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University. In addition to ASU, Edwards has served as a member of the faculty at both the University of Memphis and the Free University of Berlin during a Fulbright Senior Fellowship.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Amerika Haus Program - Film Screening "Mudbound" and Talk

 Amerika Haus Program – Film Screening "Mudbound"  and Talk

What:         Film – Mudbound – film screening and talk with Hillary Jordan.

Language:  English

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Bertelsmann Foundation

When:        Friday, 18th May 1900-2100.

Where:      University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich),
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München

Cost:         Free

Sign-up:    reservierung@amerikahaus.de

Organized by:  Bavarian American Academy, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with Netflix and University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich)

The movie “Mudbound” follows the story of two men – one white, one black – returning home from WWII to life in the Mississippi Delta. As their families struggle to share the land, they discover that what they hold in common is truer than what tears them apart. 

In 2017, it was adapted into a critically acclaimed film that was acquired by Netflix after its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The story is based on the much appraised book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. 

The movie has earned numerous accolades and honors, including four Academy Award nominations. Directed by Dee Rees, with a script co-written by her and Virgil Williams, it stars Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Jonathan Banks, and Rob Morgan. The Washington Post declared it “the best picture of the year.”  Note mainly for her musical talents, Mary J. Blige was nominated for the 2017 Actress in a Support Role Oscar for Mudbound. 

After the screening will be a conversation with Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg) and Hillary Jordan, author of the book, followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

Organizers: Bavarian American Academy, Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations in cooperation with Netflix and University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich)

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Concert by Song Poet Torsten Riemann

Institute of Charismology – Concert by Song Poet Torsten Riemann

What:    Concert by Song Poet Torsten Riemann (in German)

Promoted by:  Naomi Isaacs, AGBC Member, Founder of the Institute of Charismology

When:   Saturday, 5th May, 2018

Time:    2000-2300

Where:  KIM-Kino Einsteinstraße 42 im Kulturzentrum Einstein, 81675 Munich

Concert only Price:    Eur 25. 

Combined price - Concert (5th May) and Breakfast (6th May) – Eur 45 - Special additional offer for first 10 concert-goers who sign up – Breakfast on Sunday 6th May, 1000-1300 with Torsten and Naomi.  The seats must be booked in advance.

Information and Reservations:   http://charismology.com/event/das-coaching-konzert-ein-neues-konzept-von-und-mit-songpoeten-torsten-riemann

The Institute of Charismology presents a concert with a new and unusual concept. We are proud to welcome the Song poet Torsten Riemann – also choir leader and life coach. Herr Riemann, who hails from Berlin, was last heard in Munich many years ago together with the renowned cabarettist, Helmut Ruge.

“Riemann captures his audience with his passion but with no attempt to ingratiate himself. Tenderly and compassionately he lays open to us the people in his songs. ...” Mäarkische Allgemeine

“Free of expectations and full of curiosity, I let myself in for this – as it turned out – very special evening of Stories and Songs. When Torsten Riemann shoots an arrow, it hits everyone who’s listening, without exception. And once hit, you are affected, each in your own way. One is brought face to face with oneself, relentlessly and honestly. An evening which deeply touched heart and soul. Thank you!“  a concert attendee

More information and reservations: http://charismology.com/event/das-coaching-konzert-ein-neues-konzept-von-und-mit-songpoeten-torsten-riemann/

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

"Werewolf Project" with Graham Waterhouse

Institute of Charismology – “Werewolf Project” with Cellist Graham Waterhouse

What:    Special Solo Concert – The Werewolf Project with Cellist Graham Waterhouse

Promoted by:  Naomi Isaacs, AGBC Member, Founder of the Institute of Charismology

When:   Thursday. 26th April, 2018

Time:    1930-2130 (doors open 1900)

Where:  Multiversum, Milchstrasse 4, 81667 Munich-Haidhausen

Price:    Eur 12

Details and Reservations:   http://charismology.com/event/special-concert-the-werwolf-project-with-cellist-graham-waterhouse/

The Institute of Charismology presents a special and very unusual solo concert with an inspiring musician, full of humor – in English and German:  The Werewolf Project – Music for Cello and the spoken word with Graham Waterhouse

Born in London, composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse has made Munich his home. In this adventurous programme, he performs three polylingual musical settings of Christian Morgensten’s famous poem “der Werewolf”. Waterhouse elucidates, illustrates and revivifies the historic genre “Melodrama” in English and German. Settings of poems by Edward Lear and Goethe are also included…This promises to be an entertaining literary-musical evening.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bavarian-American Friendship Evening

8th Annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening, 26th April 2018

When:   Thursday. 26th April, 2018

Time:    1800-2300

Where:  Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese

Organized by:  Triple D Events – Dave Dowdy

Dress code:  Let’s go Bayrisch!

Price:    Pay as you consume.

Again the Family Krätz, Susanne Barsody and the entire Hippodrom team welcome us to the 8th annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening.  Seating begins at 1800.  Please plan to arrive by not later than 1900 to assure that we keep the reserved tables. 

There is no cover charge and no advance payment for this evening.  Each guest will receive a free pretzel, compliments of the Hippodrom.  In addition to the normal assortment of Bierzelt food, we can purchase Kobe-beef hamburger dinners at the special MING Eur 10.00 price. 

AGBC member Linda Jo Rizzo will again lead the entertainment and will launch her special show around 8.30 p.m. Please get ready for dancing, good music and lots of fun for everyone.  There is no particular dress code, but if you have something in Bavaria-look in your closet, you are encouraged to wear it. 

Last year we had around 600 guests attending. This year we can have more reserved seats, so let's join Dave to see if we can hit a 1,000 this year.  Please tell your friends and anyone else who may be interested.  Everyone is invited.  Not only the MING and German/Bavarian-American Clubs are invited but individuals and individual groups as well.  To ensure that everyone gets a reserved seat, please inform Dave Dowdy at ddd@tripled.de by Sunday, 22nd April.

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Munich Cowboys Football

Munich Cowboys – American Football, Made in Germany

Munich Cowboys vs Frankfurt Universe

Start me up!  American football returns to Munich – On 7th April the Cowboys meet the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match-up in Munich as the teams prepare for the start of the 2018 German Football League (GFL) season. 

Then the Munich Cowboys open their 2018 first division GFL season on 21st April when the Fighting Bayrisch host the Frankfurt Universe, one of the top two teams in the southern division of the GFL.  With versatile players and a great coaching staff led by Head Coach Garren Holley, get ready again for some more exciting football this season. 

The kick-offs are at 16:00, and the games normally last about 2.5-3.0 hours. Come on out, grab a hamburger and/or a hotdog, and enjoy the action. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks! 

The 2018 home games are normally on Saturdays.  The 2nd home game will be a doozy, taking place on Saturday, 16 June against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, perennial southern division champions and German Bowl finalists.   Otherwise this year’s schedule is back-end loaded with most of the home games taking place during July to early September. 

The schedule, a general description of the game rules and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. Tickets: Eur 14.00 for Tribune/grandstands, Eur 10.00 for general admission.  The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2). 

Dante-Stadion - U1 Haltestelle at Westfriedhof.  Located in northwest Munich near Moosach, it is just south of the Dachauer Strasse, adjacent to the Dante-Bad, and near the Velodrome at the Olympiagelände.

 

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Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

AGBC Exchange I

2018 AGBC Exchange I – Saturday, 21st April 2018 

 AGBC Munich’s Top Event of the Year!

When:  Saturday, 21st 2018 from 9.00-13.30
Where: European Business College, Wolfratshauserstr 84, 81379 Munich
Cost:      EUR 10.00 for members and guests (incl. light lunch)

What:   11 AGBC member speakers with each offering presentations or workshops to 100 members and guests on topics related to personal development and business management plus a few wild cards topics of general interest.  The Speakers and their topics include:

Fritz Beindorf – Aqua Culture

Alex Gloy – Crypto-Currencies – Long-Term Impacts on Financial Systems and Society

Naomi Susan Isaacs - CHARISMOLOGY – The Science of True Charisma, the god-given gift

Nicole Mignone – Thinking Like a Lawyer – consider the skills necessary to run your business instead of it running you

Christina Montesinos – How Capital Markets Can Better Serve Female Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Businesses

Bruno Müller – From Good to Great – Business Model Innovation for Freelancers and SME’s (Mittelstand)

Linda Jo Rizzo – Healthy Eating in Today’s Modern World    

Paul Salazar – Planetary Exploration:  Past, Present and Future … and Why

Martha Scheffel – Free Your Voice – improve breathing and speech projection using elements of Belcanto breathing and Qigong energy movement

Frank Thomsen – “Manyfolds” – The Eco-Friendly Sustainable Furniture System

Brendan Todd – Smart Retirement 2.0 – Transatlantic Trends, Markets and Regulations

Format: Workshops are 45 minutes each with 15 minutes in between for networking and room changes. Workshops run 3 or 4 in parallel for a total of 3 hours, plus a catered lunch.  During this great interactive forum, attendees will be able to participate in 3 complete workshops.

Registration starts at 0900 with the meeting kicking off at 0930, followed by the first of the three workshops at 1000.  The lunch starts at 1245.

For our Exchange events, AGBC Munich is always looking for speakers among our membership who want to share their personal interests and passions in an interactive environment. In the past, topics have focused on a wide range of subjects, including Self-Management, Business in Practice, Culture and Society, Trends and Innovation, Social Responsibility, Industry Insights, and much more.

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Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

March for Science - Munich

March for Science Munich – Saturday, 14th April 2018

Organizer:  Randolph Caldwell, Molecular Biologist.  Leader of March for Science Munich organization team.

When/where:   Saturday, 14th April - Meet at Königsplatz at 0930 for several short opening speeches, then at 0945 join the “Funktacular” March for Science to Marienplatz, proceeding via Brienner Str., Odeonsplatz, Residenzplatz and Diener Str. At Marienplatz there will be several short concluding speeches from 1145-1230. 

Further information at:  Facebook/Twitter @ScienceMarchMUC, E-Mail sciencemarchmuc@gmail.com, www.ScienceMarchMUC.de

Why are scientists gathering in over 500 cities on 14th April 2018?  It’s all about assuring sustained funding for science, academic freedom and fact-based politics.  Show your support by joining our local scientists at the March for Science in Munich.  

With its friendly atmosphere, the march is open to all … and important for all!  Catch us if you can.  Together we will stand for open and fact-based thinking. At Marienplatz there will be speeches by Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli (Director and scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), Prof. Dr. Gerhild Wildner (Director of AG Immunobiology at the LMU’s Eye Clinic), and Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs (TUM School of Governance & Hochschule für Politik, Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy).  Auf geht’s!

„With the March for Science, we want to boost awareness and enthusiasm for science,” says Randolph Caldwell, Head of the Organization Team for the Munich March for Science.  “Everyone who believes in the clear differences between trusted science and personal opinion is invited to participate in the global demonstrations for the value of research and science.”  

Today science and academia are under populist political pressure world-wide. Every time a well-known person questions evidenced-based science, the science community must react.  In contrast to some other countries, here in Germany we are fortunate that science is not directly challenged today, but we must remain vigilant in countering emerging developments that may threaten it.  In fact, science here in Germany and Europe faces a growing loss of confidence as anti-democratic forces attempt to make political capital from criticizing it. This development is marked by the term "Alternative facts," the word of the year in 2017. 

The value of scientific thinking must remain in our social consciousness. Science is not an end in itself. The clear distinction between evidence-based, verifiable knowledge and personal opinion is a prerequisite of any political debate.  Attempts to influence, downplay or co-opt science are threats to democracy.  At the same time we must be aware of the shortcomings of science, and those driving science must assure that it earns and sustains the trust of society.

Currently the science system offers no real incentives for scientists to communicate the results of their research. Trust is created only through clear communication. Science and society are dependent on each other. We will be marching for freedom in science and research as well as fact-based policy.

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