Mar
12
to Mar 13

American Drama Group - Fahrenheit 451

American Drama Group - Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, in English.  Monday 12th Mar and Tuesday 13th Mar (1100 and 1930) - Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

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Feb
5
to Feb 6

American Drama Group - Romeo & Juliet

American Drama Group - Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, in English.  Monday, 5th Feb and Tuesday 6th Feb (1100 and 1930) - Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

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Amerika Haus Event - Dr. Earl Fry - Trans-Atlantic Drift and Global Shift
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Amerika Haus Event - Dr. Earl Fry - Trans-Atlantic Drift and Global Shift

Amerika Haus - Dr. Earl H. Fry:  Trans-Atlantic Drift and Global Shift – 1st Feb 2018

Speaker:     Dr. Earl H. Fry is Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University.  

Topic:          Trans-Atlantic Drift and Global Shift - Can the United States and Europe Compete in a Rapidly Changing World?

Language:  English

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Bavarian Academy and U.S. Embassy Berlin

When:        Thursday, 1st February, 1900-2100.

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

Cost:         Free

Sign-Up:    https://tinyurl.com/earlfry

During his service as the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Dr. Fry conducted extensive research on how well prepared Europe and the United States are to compete in a world where perhaps half of global trade, investment, people, and GDP will be concentrated on Asia by mid-century. This lecture focuses on specific challenges and solutions for the residents of Europe and the U.S.

Dr. Fry’s noted book “Lament for America: Decline of the Superpower, Plan for Renewal,” was published in 2010 by the University of Toronto Press. His newest book, “Revitalizing Governance, Restoring Prosperity, and Restructuring Foreign Affairs: The Pathway to Renaissance America,” was published in 2014 by Lexington Books. Dr. Fry previously served as Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He has also been a Fulbright Lecturer at the Sorbonne, Director of International Education and Canadian Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.

The introduction will be made by Prof. Dr. Erik E. Lehmann, University of Augsburg, Faculty of Business and Economics, Chair of Management and Organization. 

 

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MING Event - Women's March 2018
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

MING Event - Women's March 2018

MING Event - Women’s March 2018 – 20th January

When:   Saturday, 20th January 2018

Time:    1400-1600 hours 

Where:  Meet at Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz

Take a stand and march in Munich to affirm our values and speak up for those who cannot.  In a similar vein to the 21 January 2017 initiative, a number of Munich’s top international groups will now also march in support of the global #MeToo movement.

Similar marches and vigils will be taking place around the world as we join our fellow Americans in Washington D.C. to support  the values we hold dear: tolerance, women's rights, religious freedom, facts, environmental protection, democracy, LGBT rights, black lives matter, science, peaceful co-existence, and the right to vote, to name a few.

Please save the date and plan to join us to make a constructive impact here in Munich.  Last year’s march featured over 1,500 marchers.  Let’s top that this year!  There will likely be press on hand so spread the word. We encourage signs that are content/issue driven and in good taste. Offensive signs may risk being taken. 

The starting point is Siegestor/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (U-3 and U-6 Haltestelle Universität).  We will then walk down the Ludwigstrasse to Odeonsplatz and then to Marienplatz.  There will be networking opportunities at the Marienplatz and at 1600 in the Ratskeller Restaurant. 

For U.S. citizens, there will then be voter registration assistance for members of the MING groups starting around 1600 at the Ratskeller to help you register to vote and request absentee ballots for the upcoming 2018 U.S. elections. 

 Also within your MING groups, should any of your American members need voter registration assistance, Democrats Abroad can arrange for one of its members to attend one of your meetings to provide this support. 

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Dec
26
4:30 PM16:30

MING Event - TanzTee at Restaurant Der Alter Wirt

MING Event – TanzTee at the Restaurant Der Alter Wirt

When:   Tuesday, 26th December

Where:  Der Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 München (Moosach) – www.alterwirt-moosach.de.  S1 Moosach Bahnhof, U3 St.-Martins-Platz, or Tram 20 Pelkovenstr.

Time:    Doors open at 1630 with a “Snooper” Course; Tanztee starts at 1700

Cover Charge for the Music and Gema:  Eur 12.00 per person

Food and Beverages:  “Pay as you consume.”

Please reserve with Linda Jo Rizzo:  mail@ljmusic-events.de or call at 0172-850-2162.

Put on your dancing shoes!!!  Please join Linda Jo Rizzo and Friends for this year’s day-after-Christmas TanzTee event at Der Alter Wirt.  Franz Jany will provide a “snooper course” for beginning dancers, starting at 1630.  Then the live music features Adam and starts at 1700. 

 

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Dec
26
4:30 PM16:30

MING Event - TanzTee at Restaurant der Alter Wirt

MING Event – TanzTee at the Restaurant der Alter Wirt

When:   Tuesday, 26th December

Where:  Der Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 München (Moosach) – www.alterwirt-moosach.de.  S1 Moosach Bahnhof, U3 St.-Martins-Platz, or Tram 20 Pelkovenstr.

Time:    Doors open at 1630 with a “Snooper” Course; Tanztee starts at 1700

Cover Charge for the Music and Gema:  Eur 12.00 per person

Food and Beverages:  “Pay as you consume.”

Please reserve with Linda Jo Rizzo:  mail@ljmusic-events.de or call at 0172-850-2162.

Put on your dancing shoes!!!  Please join Linda Jo Rizzo and Friends for this year’s day-after-Christmas TanzTee event at Der Alter Wirt.  Franz Jany will provide a “snooper course” for beginning dancers, starting at 1630.  Then the live music features Adam and starts at 1700. 

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Christmas Sing-a-Long - LJ Music * Triple D Events

MING Event - 2017 Christmas Sing-a-Long                             

When:   Wednesday Evening, 20th December, 1900-2300.

Where:  Der Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 München (Moosach) – www.alterwirt-moosach.de.  S1 Moosach Bahnhof, U3 St.-Martins-Platz, or Tram 20 Pelkovenstr.

Time:    Doors open at 1800; Music starts at 1930

Cover Charge for the Music: 

.  Advance Payment with Dave Dowdy:  Eur 12.00/person, Kid 8-15 Eur 5.00, Kids under 5 free.  

.  Payment at Door:    Eur 14.00/person, Kid 8-15 Eur 6.00, Kids under 5 free

Food and Beverages:  “Pay as you consume.”

Reservations:  Please advise Dave Dowdy (E-mail: ddd@tripled.de) by Friday, 15th December on how may seats you need and to arrange for advance payment. 

Please join us once again to launch your Christmas spirits in the great setting at the Alter Wirt.  Linda Jo Rizzo and Dave Dowdy are co-hosting the 2017 Christmas Sing-a-Long on Wednesday, 20th December at the Restaurant Alter Wirt. This great evening of gospel-spiritual-soul music features Jane Knieper (piano and background vocals), gospel-soul singer Mel Canady and Linda, who will lead us in a Sing-a-Long of your favorite Christmas carols. 

In addition, There is a small but delightful Christmas Market at St. Martins Platz in Moosach, about 100 meters from the restaurant.  Dave will be happy to share a glass of Christmas cheer with you an hour before the show begins (i.e. at 6.30 p.m.).

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Dec
18
to Dec 21

American Drama Group - A Christmas Carol

American Drama Group - A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

PWN Munich Christmas Dinner

PWN Munich Christmas Dinner

When:   Wednesday, 13 December, 2017.

Time:    1900-2300 

Where:  Restaurant Sparkling Bistro, Amelienstrasse 89, 80799 München

Cost:     Members and Non-members Eur 40.00

 Info and Registration:  https://www.pwnmunich.net/events/836-christmas-dinner.html

The Munich chapter of the Professional Women’s Network (PWN) invites you to a very special Christmas Dinner.  This is a great and wonderful time to be with friends and have a fun networking evening.

The PWN Munich team is organizing a fantastic evening with our partner Sparkling Bistro to enjoy a nice networking dinner together at their location.  The entrance fee includes flying buffet, welcoming drinks, water and 2 glasses of wine.

We are happy to welcome you, your partner and friends. Let's meet and enjoy the time to get to know each other better.

As a special feature, the PWN will be raffling off three copies of the Munich International Women’s Club booklet “20 Walks from Munich.”  This is a highly informative guide to some great hikes in scenic areas near Munich. 

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Dec
13
11:00 AM11:00

American Drama Group - A Christmas Carol

American Drama Group - A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

AGBC Christmas Party - Donisl Wirtshaus

AGBC Munich Christmas Party – Donisl Wirtshaus

When:   Monday, 11th December, 2017

Time:    Registration starts 1830, the drinks and food around 1900

Where:  Donisl Wirtshaus, Weinstrasse 1 (Marienplatz), 80333 Munich

Price:    30.00 EUR for members and guests (incl. Flying Buffet and bottled water). Drinks will be available on a “pay-as-you-consume” basis.

Conditions:  “First paid, first reserved” event.

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

Over the years, our AGBC Christmas events have always been special ones, and this year’s will continue the trend. 

Come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at Marienplatz, before warming up inside again this year at the Donisl Wirtshaus, Munich’s 2nd oldest Wirtshaus dating from 1715, a traditional restaurant that was fully renovated during 2013-15 and relaunched in 2016.  Our party will take place on the first floor (2nd floor for Americans) in the Raum Marienplatz, a room overlooking the Marienplatz Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market). 

With its focus on Bavarian and Austrian specialties, the Donisl also offers a broad range of fine wines plus Hacker-Pschorr and Paulaner Bier (with at least 4 types on tap). The Flying Buffet includes a variety of small traditional Christmas season servings plus a dessert and bottled water. 

The following are the conditions for registration:

  1. Registration and prepayment are required by not later than Thursday, 7th December. This is essential for planning purposes for the Donisl.   
  2. The Price of Eur 30.00 per person must be pre-paid to hold your reservation - the reservation is only valid once your payment is received. Thus: “first paid, first reserved.” Please make your payments as soon as possible. Note:  As in prior years, participants will be asked to pay for their drinks and gratuities separately. 

3.  Payment should be made to the AGBC Bank Account at the Münchner Bank, IBAN DE68 7019 0000 0001 0895 95

  1. Please state your last name, number of tickets being purchased – e.g.: J. Doe and M. Smith, 2 participants AGBC Christmas Party, EURO 60.00 payment.

Conditions of Cancellation: Your registration is considered binding once we have received payment. Due to our commitments to the Donisl Wirtshaus, we are unable to return pre-payments for “no-shows.”

 

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Gospel and Soul Christmas Show - Triple D Events

MING Event - Gospel & Soul Christmas Show

What:   Gospel and Soul Choir featuring 14 strong voices with mixed traditional and modern Gospel, Soul and R&B.

When:   Sunday, 10th December 2017

Time:    1300-1700. 

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

Cover Charge for the Music:  Eur 12.00/person, Kids 8-15 Eur 5.00, Kids under 5 free. 

Food and Beverages:  “Pay as you consume” – a la carte.

Sign Up with Dave Dowdy by Thursday, 7th December.

This is a special advent treat offered by Linda Jo Rizzo and Dave Dowdy in coordination with the Waldwirtschaft.  Come out and enjoy 14 strong voices enjoy a wonderful afternoon full of joy and entertainment.  We will be in the "Sarlettl" which is the low building just left of the beer garden, easy-to reach.  Please let Dave know via E-mail if you plan to join the fun and how many seats you need.

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Joyous Noel - Christmas Benefit Concert

Joyous Noel - Christmas Benefit Concert

When:   Thursday, 7th December, 2016

Time:    1900-2200 

Where:  Jazz Bar Vogler, Rumfordstrasse 17, 80469 Munich.

Costs:    Adults Eur 20.00, Kids over 10 years Eur 10.00, Kids under 10 Years Free, Groups over 5 persons Eur 15.00 per person

Info:     info@hillary-coley-fitness.com, website:  www.hillary-coley-fitness.com

On behalf of the wonderful singers and musicians, AGBC member Hillary Coley invites you again to this wonderful Christmas event!   

The Joyous Noel Christmas Benefit Concert, “Helping People of the World,” seeks to raise funds that in this year will go to the organization "Brücke nach Kiew". The organization supports people in need in the Ukraine, in particular in and around Kiew. More information (in German) can be found on their website:   http://www.bruecke-nach-kiew.de.

The money raised will be used for two projects. The first one is emergency support for handicapped children or children with other health issues that do not get any support from the state. The mothers are often single raising mothers who barely have enough to feed their families. Money is also urgently needed for a shelter where food is provided to deserted children. All the money raised will flow 100% into these projects. 

We are blessed to have great singers and musicians who give of their time freely with songs from all walks of life.  Come and celebrate with us a Joyous Noel, and let’s help put love and joy in the hearts of those who need it most!  Remember, your attendance helps a child in need!

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

Concert Evenings - Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Concert Evenings - Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio

What:    2017 Finale - Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio with the chamber choir and chamber orchestra of the Bayerischen Philharmonie.

Where:   Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz, Residenzstr. 1, 80333 München

When:    Monday thru Wednesday evenings, 4th-6th December starting at 2000.        

Tickets:          Purchase via telelphone (089 / 120 220 320), by E-mail (info@bayerische-philharmonie.de) or at Munich Ticket (www.muenchenticket.de).

Ticket costs:  € 59, € 49, € 39, € 32, or € 24. 

Discounts:  Students (50% for all performances).  MING group attendees:  10% discount but only for Tuesday, 5th December performance when ordered by phone or E-mail (but not from München Ticket)) - please mention MING when you order.

Led by Conductor Mark Mast, the soloists, chorus, and orchestra of the Bayerische Philharmonie invite the MING to their traditional presentation of the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach.  This special, contemplative pre–Christmas concert of Bach’s popular vocal masterpiece is a synonym for hope, joy, and radiance, serving as an audio delight for the winter season.  Being held in the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz, it is the festive capstone for 2017 for the symphony choir and the Bayerischen Philharmonie. 

The concert features: Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248, Kantaten I, II & III with soprano Carmela Konrad, Alto Marion Eckstein, Tenor Andreas Weller, and baritone Florian Götz, the chamber choir and orchestra of the Bayerischen Philharmonie under the directon of Mark Mast.

As a special treat for the MING guests attending the 5th December performance, you can participate in a concert introduction  with the conductor which will take place in the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz about an hour before the concert begins.  

 

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Dec
4
to Dec 7

American Drama Group - My Sister Syria

American Drama Group - My Sister Syria

My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English.  Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French theatre performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

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Dec
1
to Dec 4

MING Event - M Jive's Munich Winter Jive 2017

MING Event – M Jive’s Munich Winter Jive 2017

What:              MJive’s 7th Annual Munich Modern Jive Dance Weekender

When:            Friday, 1 December through Sunday, 3 December

Time:              Friday 1900-0100, Saturday 1030-0100, Sunday 1030-0100.

Where:           Tanzschule Klaus Sennebogen, Karlstr. 44, 80333 Munich

Price:            85€ Weekend Pass, 65€ Day Pass, or 12€/Evening Freestyle-Party                                 

Info and Bookings:  www.mjive.de/winterjive

M Jive’s Munich Modern Jive Weekender features 2 mornings of dance-related workshops (a total of 12 different classes in 2 streams) and 3 afternoons/evenings of visits to some of Munich’s top Christmas attractions (including the main Munich Christmas markets, the Hofbräuhaus, the Weißes Bräuhaus, and Tollwood - Munich Winter Festival).  These will be topped off with 3 nights of partying and dancing starting at 2100. 

The workshops consist of different Modern Jive dance themes and figures, each lasting 45 minutes after a brief demonstration of the content.  On Saturday morning, participant starts with her/his favorite dance theme, then move on to two others, each followed by a short break.  The Sunday session will run similarly with a free choice each time as the guest identifies what tickles her/his fancy.

 

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

AGBC Exchange II - November Monthly Meeting

AGBC Munich 2017 Exchange II - Wednesday, 29th November 2017 - Monthly Meeting

Sharad Gandhi and Christian Ehl – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Implications for Economic Inequality

Guest Speakers:  Digitalization Gurus - Sharad Gandhi - Consultant, Technology Philosopher and Strategist; and Christian Ehl - CEO Hillert Interactive, Internet Activist and Entrepreneur

When:   Wednesday, 29th November 2017           

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 and guests (incl. Dinner buffet)

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly “hot” topic these days.  Sharad Gandhi and Christian Ehl participated on our 30 November 2016 AGBC Exchange II panel discussion that addressed:  “Innovation – Advances in Digitization, Digitalization and New Business Models.”  Since then they have been very busy finalizing their new book AI&U.  As masters in helping us understand many of the implications, they will demystify AI and help us start to identify approaches for harnessing its power for advancing our organizations’ progress.

Here is the core thrust of the book:  “The next technology to create the biggest and widest impact on all aspects of our lifestyle, industries, and society has arrived. It is Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its newly acquired magic of Machine Learning. AI is the next big thing and will transform all businesses. AI is inevitable. Its progress and disruptive power is evidenced in a number of areas – like Apple Siri, IBM Watson and Tesla cars. The use of AI for future competitiveness and survival is a must.”

In the process of writing their book Christian and Sharad talked to AI experts in Europe, USA and Asia - business leaders and non-technical people. Through their research and discussions, they explored many facets of AI while identifying interesting insights about AI, its applications, and how our natural human intelligence works.

While the advancements in AI enable high productivity, these also translate as wealth for creators which can cause economic inequality.  Those not leading the development in AI have less chance to compete. The health and longevity of a few may improve significantly while the rest of the population may fall behind.  We will discuss the risks of economic inequality and start to consider steps needed to mitigate these effects.    

Sharad Gandhi is a technology philosopher and strategist for creating business value with digital technologies. By education, he is a physicist and electronics engineer and a marketing strategist by profession. He is a global citizen having lived and worked in Europe, USA and India for leading companies - Intel, IBM, Siemens and Tata. In spite of being passionate about technology, he is aware and concerned about problems that technology creates. However, he believes that eventually technologies like the Internet, AI, robotics, biotech, genetics, new materials and Space will help create innovations and solutions for many of our global problems in environment, energy, inequality, poverty, health, and demography

Christian Ehl is an Internet activist and experienced entrepreneur with a passion for technology and how it transforms our lives and the way we do business. He is working to leverage Artificial Intelligence for a good future by working with various start-ups and corporations on AI projects. In addition to this, he is also involved in the Breakthrough Innovation work with the United Nations and the DO School. Christian is an active business angel and CEO of Hillert Interactive. He holds an electronics engineering degree from the Technical University of Munich and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

 

 

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thrive International Event - #GivingTuesday

Thrive International Event - #GivingTuesday

What:    A global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

When:   Tuesday, 28th November, 2016

Time:    1900-2300 

Where:  Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt, Blumenstr. 7, 80331 (across from Schrannenhalle) -  http://www.glockenbachwerkstatt.de

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

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. After a successful launch of #GivingTuesday last year, we celebrate the day of giving this year again in Germany on the 28. November 2017. 

Our 3rd annual Munich #GivingTuesday features 23 organizations and social startups who will introduce themselves as part of a market place at the Glockenbach Werkstatt.  The center point will be a special fundraising auction with the proceeds going completely to good causes.  There will be food, drinks and entertainment, and visitors have the chance to casually get to know organizations and support them by both donating time or money. Admission to the event is free.

Come by and enjoy a relaxed evening with live music, interesting people and the opportunity to get involved in the local community, all for a good cause. Be part of #GivingTuesday!

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

MING Event - 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

MING Event – “Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo” – 17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

When:   Friday Evening, 24th Nov., 1900-2300.

Where:  Der Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 München (Moosach) – www.alterwirt-moosach.de.  S1 or U3 Moosach Bahnhof or Tram 20 Pelkovenstr.

Cost:     Eur 45 per seat – children Eur 25 – 50% deposit required by 13th Nov.  Please pay to the LJ Music & Events bank account at Münchner Bank:

IBAN DE95 7019 0000 0108 9102 35, BIC GENODEF 1M01.

Reservations and payment details:  mail@ljmusic-events.de .      

Please join members of MING (Munich International Networking Group) organizations in celebrating this year’s Thanksgiving with Linda Jo Rizzo at Der Alter Wirt in Munich (Moosach).    We will again dine in the gemütliche Alpen Hütte with our feast:  a 4-course all-American turkey dinner (the works = pumpkin cream soup, Caesar-type salad, roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pear cheesecake). In addition, the event features All-American entertainment and music by Munich’s acclaimed international entertainers Mark Coonradt and Linda. 

While our MING get-together will be on 24th November, Der Alter Wirt and Linda also will host a similar Thanksgiving dinner event on the evening of 23th November (US Thanksgiving Day).

 

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Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo - 17th Annual Thanksgiving DinnerMING Event

When:   Thursday Evening, 23rd Nov., 1900-2300.

Where:  Der Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, 80992 München (Moosach) – www.alterwirt-moosach.de.  S1 or U3 Moosach Bahnhof or Tram 20 Pelkovenstr.

Cost:     Eur 45 per seat – children Eur 25 – 50% deposit required by 13th Nov.  Please pay to the LJ Music & Events bank account at Münchner Bank:

IBAN DE95 7019 0000 0108 9102 35, BIC GENODEF 1M01.

Reservations and payment details:  mail@ljmusic-events.de .      

23rd November is US Thanksgiving Day.  Please join with Friends of Linda Jo Rizzo and members of MING (Munich International Networking Group) in celebrating this year’s Thanksgiving with Linda Jo Rizzo at Der Alter Wirt in Munich (Moosach).    We will again dine in the gemütliche Alpen Hütte with our feast:  a 4-course all-American turkey dinner (the works = pumpkin cream soup, Caesar-type salad, roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pear cheesecake). In addition, the event features All-American entertainment and music by Munich’s acclaimed international entertainers Mark Coonradt and Linda. 

 

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

AGBC Monthly Meeting - Prof Dr Ulrike Reisach

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach:  Challenges in Today’s Transatlantic Business World

Guest Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reisach, Neu Ulm University of Applied Sciences will address: Challenges in Today’s Transatlantic Business World.

When:   Wednesday, 25th October 2017

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

Please join us for an enlightening discussion and general info on the state of the current transatlantic business and trade relationships between Germany/Europe and the U.S. 

1. What are the similarities and differences in the perception of current issues?

2. What are the principal expectations and factors driving the relationship? 

3. How will the US’s current positions affect the relationship? 

a.  Within Europe?

b.  With the current trade relationship between Canada and Germany/Europe?

c.  With Germany and Europe’s relationships with China?

d.  Regarding German industries’ trade and investment decisions?

e.  Regarding interest and public perception of the USA and its role in the global order.

Ulrike Reisach PhD, Professor at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Bavaria/Germany, is an expert on communication and management strategies for leading international companies. She is teaching international strategic management, international business negotiations and intercultural communications. Regions covered:  Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the USA. Her research interests include the management styles and internationalization strategies of global companies as well as corporate foresight and innovation communication, corporate culture, corporate governance and corporate communications.

For 20 years, she has held management positions for corporate communications and international strategy development, such as Director of Siemens Corporate Communication and Government Affairs for the former CEO Dr. v. Pierer and Director Market Intelligence and Global Trends for the Siemens Corporate Development and Strategy Department. Based on her experience in many projects in Asia, especially in the People’s Republic of China, and in the USA, she has published 12 books and numerous scientific articles on international management and knowledge transfer. Several editions of her book on German-Chinese Economic Co-operation have been leading textbooks for German managers’ preparation for China. She is engaged in think tanks, research projects and working groups and a member of the China Expert Group at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for the Chinese-German Innovation Dialogue and Platform.  For more information see http://www.ulrike-reisach.de/en/profile/

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Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Concert Evening - Mozart Requiem -MING Event

 

Concert Evening - Mozart Requiem – MING Event

What:   Mozart Requiem - Concert debut of the new partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie

Where:  Herkulessaal in the Residenz, Residenzstr. 1, 80333 München

When:  Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 beginning at 2000 Uhr.

Tickets:          Purchase via telelphone (089 / 120 220 320), by E-mail (info@bayerische-philharmonie.de) or at Munich ticket (www.muenchenticket.de).

Ticket costs:  € 59, € 49, € 39, € 32, or € 24. 

Discounts:     Available for students (50%) and members of the MING groups (10% when ordered by phone or E-mail (but not from München Ticket)) - please mention MING when you order.

The Bayerische Philharmonie invites MING to a special German-American classical concert celebrating the debut of a new partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie.  The first part of this concert features the American guest conductor Laurence Golan with musicians from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performing together with musicians from the Symphonie Orchestra of the Bayerische Philharmonie.  They will perform the “Magnificat” from Franz Schubert.  Following the “Magnificat” you will hear the choir of the Bayerische Philharmonie performing “Prayers Without Words” presented by the American composer Laurence Traiger.

During the second part of this concert evening, the Bayerische Philharmonie will perform a composition of Mozart’s “Requiem.”  In a most beautiful, dark, menacing and mysterious, way, Mozart's last, still unfinished work leaves us today with many questions. The music of the "Requiem" bears tremendous intensity. The unusual circumstances of the composition and the temporal context of the requiem mass with Mozart's early death have inspired myth-making.  This mystery will make this autumn evening  a powerful and intense experience, one featuring soloists (soprano) Carmela Konrad, Ulrike Andersen (alt), Andreas Weller (tenor) and Alexander Kiechle (bass), as well as the choir and Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Philharmonic under the direction of Mark Mast.

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

 

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

2017 English Book Sale - Day 2

2017 English Book Sale

When:     Friday 13th October 1500-1900, Saturday 14th October from 1100 -1500.

Where:    Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

FRIENDS OF THE ENGLISH BOOK SALE - Not long now till the summer vacation and lazy days with plenty of time to catch up on your reading. Please make a point of holding on to any English literature that you've read but don't need to keep - you'll have an opportunity to recycle it in aid of the Ilembula Project in Tanzania at the 2017 English Book Sale.

This year‘s sale will again be taking place at our new, more spacious, venue in the Ernst Mach Gymnasium in Haar; the school also supports various initiatives in Ilembula, Tanzania, and has again kindly made its premises available to us for the sale. Judging by your comments last year, both you and the volunteer helpers found these new light and airy premises very suited to our needs – precise details about how to get there will be sent out in September.

As usual the English Book Sales team asks you to support their cause by donating English books and DVDs for which you have no further use and which are still in good sellable condition. Please note in your calendars that the team we will ask for your donations between Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 7th October – this gives them time to sort and price the donations (which tend to run into several thousand) before the actual sale. They will mail you further details of where and when to bring your donations nearer the date. At the sale you will then be able to stock up on your English reading matter in the happy knowledge that every cent you spend on books and DVDs will be used to support needy families and orphans in Tanzania.

Thank you all for your continuing support, the people in Ilembula certainly appreciate your help.

We wish you a very enjoyable and relaxing summer and look forward to seeing you and your friends in the autumn.

 Contact information:

Email addressenglish-book-sale@gmx.de

Facebook: Munich English Book Sale

Twitter: @EnglishBookSale

For telephone queries please phone Gerlinde Rückert on 089 46 31 98

or Kirsten Braun on 089 46 20 32 64.

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

2017 English Book Sale - Day 1

2017 English Book Sale 

When:     Friday 13th October 1500-1900, Saturday 14th October from 1100 -1500.

Where:    Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

FRIENDS OF THE ENGLISH BOOK SALE - Not long now till the summer vacation and lazy days with plenty of time to catch up on your reading. Please make a point of holding on to any English literature that you've read but don't need to keep - you'll have an opportunity to recycle it in aid of the Ilembula Project in Tanzania at the 2017 English Book Sale.

This year‘s sale will again be taking place at our new, more spacious, venue in the Ernst Mach Gymnasium in Haar; the school also supports various initiatives in Ilembula, Tanzania, and has again kindly made its premises available to us for the sale. Judging by your comments last year, both you and the volunteer helpers found these new light and airy premises very suited to our needs – precise details about how to get there will be sent out in September.

As usual the English Book Sales team asks you to support their cause by donating English books and DVDs for which you have no further use and which are still in good sellable condition. Please note in your calendars that the team we will ask for your donations between Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 7th October – this gives them time to sort and price the donations (which tend to run into several thousand) before the actual sale. They will mail you further details of where and when to bring your donations nearer the date. At the sale you will then be able to stock up on your English reading matter in the happy knowledge that every cent you spend on books and DVDs will be used to support needy families and orphans in Tanzania.

Thank you all for your continuing support, the people in Ilembula certainly appreciate your help.

We wish you a very enjoyable and relaxing summer and look forward to seeing you and your friends in the autumn.

 Contact information:

Email addressenglish-book-sale@gmx.de

Facebook: Munich English Book Sale

Twitter: @EnglishBookSale

For telephone queries please phone Gerlinde Rückert on 089 46 31 98

or Kirsten Braun on 089 46 20 32 64.

 

 

 

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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

MING Event - SoulSunday

Soul Sunday – 8th October

Dave Dowdy’s Triple D Events is hosting its next Soul Sunday event featuring the best in Munich soul, funk and pop music

When:              Sunday, 8th October, 1500-1900

Where:             Restaurant Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, Moosach – easy to reach per Tram, U-Bah or S-Bahn

Band:               Soul Crewwith great soul, funk, and pop music from the 70’s to 90’s

Cover Charge: Eur 12.00/person, to be paid in cash at the door.  Children younger than 8 get in for free.  . 

Costs:              Food and drink on a “pay-as-you-go” basis.

The event is again organized by MING co-founding member Dave Dowdy.  Staged in a private room at the restaurant, Soul Crew will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure:  a fantastic selection of soul, funk, and pop from the 60’s to the 90’s.  And you can also network with the other MING groups while having have a great time.  

Conveniences: Parking area, beer garden with children's playground next to our private room. With good weather during music pauses, guests can move freely to/from the Biergarten.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

AGBC Monthly Meetng - Innovations for Zero Hunger

AGBC Munich 2017 – Wednesday, 27th September 2017 - Monthly Meeting

 Innovations for Zero Hunger with Bernhard Kowatsch

The United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator – a Munich “hidden champion” that is driving innovative business models and technologies to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030

Guest Speaker:  Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Munich.  Website: http://innovation.wfp.org/

When:   Wednesday, 27th September 2017  

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

As a result of climate change and emergencies such as natural catastrophes or conflicts, millions of people are food insecure. New innovative business models and technologies are needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.

To highlight recent trends in exponential technologies, Bernhard Kowatsch will provide illustrative examples and current applications of such innovations in developing countries, including blockchain and hydroponics. Since 2015, such global innovation projects have been supported by the UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator based in Munich. The Innovation Accelerator offers a fast paced and collaborative environment, bringing together WFP staff, expert advisors, and external innovators from academia, other not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, and start-ups.

The Innovation Accelerator’s aim is to accelerate disruptive innovations to reach a world without hunger. The accelerator supports entrepreneurs and startups working towards ending hunger by applying a human-centered design and a lean startup approach.  Since its inception two years ago, the Innovation Accelerator has supported more than 25 startups/projects, including innovations in developing countries using blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles plus new agricultural approaches such as the MIT Food Computer.

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), accelerating social innovations, startups & investments for zero hunger innovations.  Previously, Bernhard co-founded the ShareTheMeal app, built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.

 

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Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Munich International Ski Club - Oktoberfest Event

Munich International Ski Club – Oktoberfest – MING Event

What:    Munich International Ski Club e.V. – Oktoberfest 2017 Event

When:   Sunday, 17th September 2017   

Time:    1200-1645. 

Where:  Hacker Festzelt – Himmel in Bayern

Cost:     Eur 55.00 for Non-MISC Members (Associates from MING)

             EUR 43.00 for MISC - Munich International Ski Club Members

             Eur 50.00 for Guests of MISC Members

    

Reservations:  Remaining seats are available on a „first-paid-first reserved“ basis.  Payment must be received into the club's account by 16.09.2017 to secure the reservation.

Registration, Payment and More Info – Website Link:   www2.munichskiclub.com/event-2614873.  Please Register by clicking through to the Website Link given above, then clicking on the “Register” button.  You will then receive an email with instructions (bank account info) to transfer the money and the amount necessary to finalize your reservation (i.e. with or without guests, MISC member or non-member-associate).

IF U LOVE TO SKI AND LOOKING FOR A FUN GROUP TO JOIN FOR THE UPCOMING SKI SEASON, consider becoming a member now and join us for Oktoberfest 2017!  Once again the Munich International Ski Club has reserved a box in the Hacker Festzelt, Himmel der Bayern. 

We have several seats still available on a “first paid, first reserved” basis.  Please hurry to save your seat as they are limited.  Your payment of Eur 55.00 (as an Associate from MIING) covers vouchers for 2 Liters of beer, half a grilled chicken (voucher can be used toward a different meal) and an additional voucher good for 5 Euros. The club provides Obatzda, Pretzels and perhaps some other goodies.

We first meet at Lenbachplatz at the Wittelsbacher Fountain around 10:00 with a bottle of Prosecco or two to watch the Trachtenzug. We then move to the Hacker tent to be there by 12:00.  Vouchers will be handed out at the tables.

If you can’t meet us at Lenbachplatz, you can come directly to the tent at 12:00.  Then you can ask security where the Munich International Ski Club is sitting or you can check for a seating placement listing which is normally posted on an inside wall near one of the front doors. 

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Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

TripleD Events - Soul Sunday

Soul Sunday – 6th August

Dave Dowdy’s Triple D Events is hosting its next Soul Sunday event featuring the best in Munich soul, funk and pop music.

When:              Sunday, 6th August, 1500-1900

Where:             Restaurant Alter Wirt, Dachauerstr. 274, Moosach – easy to reach per Tram, U-Bah or S-Bahn

Band:               Soul Crewwith great soul, funk, and pop music from the 70’s to 90’s

Cover Charge: Eur 12.00/person, to be paid in cash at the door.  Children younger than 8 get in for free.  . 

Costs:              Food and drink on a “pay-as-you-go” basis.

Sign-Up:          Please advise Dave (E-mail:  ddd@tripled.de) by not later than noon on Wednesday, 2nd August if you plan to attend.  This is essential for planning purposes.

The event is again organized by AGBC and MING co-founding member Dave Dowdy.  Staged in a private room at the restaurant, Soul Crew will perform for your listening and dancing pleasure:  a fantastic selection of soul, funk, and pop from the 60’s to the 90’s.  And you can also network with the other MING groups while having have a great time.  

Conveniences: Parking area, beer garden with children's playground next to our private room. With good weather during music pauses, guests can move freely to/from the Biergarten.

 

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Calling All Volunteers - Refugee Intergration Support

Calling All Volunteers!

Interested in helping with the refugee integration effort?

When:     Friday, 4th August 2017

Time:      1600-1800

Where:    Social Impact Lab München, Balanstr. 73, Haus 21A, 3rd Floor, 81541 Munich

Sign-Up:  E-mail to ib@si-recruiting.org

Social Impact Recruiting (SIR - www.si-recruiting.org) is looking help to teach refugees basic PC skills (e.g. e-mails, internet, etc.).  They are holding a volunteer information session, Aug, 4th from 16 – 18.00 for people interested in helping refugees in our Basic Computer Literacy Program. The Program covers everything from how to set up an email, write professional emails, internet safety. In case you know anyone who might be interested, feel free to send them this announcement. 

SIR is a not-for-profit company that actively supports the integration of refugees into German society. They design and deliver various programs and workshops that facilitate a connection between refugees and employers.

They view employment as one of the main drivers for integration. By working together, German nationals, refugees and immigrants, can overcome false pre-conceptions, particularly negative images shown by the media.  Working together also enhances the cultural and language learning experience.  Employment provides refugees with a path to become self-sufficient and to be a participant and contributor in the community.

Connecting refugees and employers is only one part of SIR’s activities. To help ensure sustainable employment, SIR provides individual and long-term support to refugees with an overall integration program that lasts about six months.

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Jul
29
3:30 PM15:30

Munich Cowboys vs Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns - American Football, Made in Bavaria

AGBC/MING Event:  Munich Cowboys vs Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns – American Football, Made in Bavaria

  

When:   Saturday, 29th July 2017

Time:    1600-1830

Where:  Dante Stadion, Dante Strasse 14, 80637 Munich

Cost:     General Admission Eur 10.00, Tribune Seats Eur 14.00

 

Start me up!  Come out to Dante-Stadion and join members of the MING groups for a rousing afternoon of American football.  Our Munich Cowboys take on the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, the most successful team over the past 7 years in the southern conference of the first German Football League (GFL) and bound for the 2017 playoffs.  The Cowboys, our Fighting Bayrisch, are tackling some of the best players in Germany.  The kick-off is at 16:00 and you can grab a hamburger or a hot dog, join in the cheerleading, and enjoy the action on the field. When the going gets good, Dante Stadion really rocks!

No need to register. Just purchase your tickets at the stadium gate.  If you can make it, let’s meet at 1530 near the food stand - to the right when you enter the Stadion grounds.  With sunny (or at least non-rainy) skies, general admission is fine.  With threatening skies, the Tribune seats are the better option. 

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

A general game description and further team info are available at www.munich-cowboys.de. The game program is available at the gate for a small contribution (Eur 1-2).

                           

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Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

GABC -20th Anniversary BBQ - Waldgasthof Buchenhain

German Australian Business Council – 20th Anniversary BBQ Munich – Business Networking Bavarian Style - Saturday, 15th July

When:   Saturday, 15th July 2017

Time:    Starts at 1500 (3 PM) 

Where:  Waldgasthof Buchenhain, Am Klettergarten 7, 82065 Baierbrunn, Germany

(20 km south of Munich - A 1-minute walk from Buchenhain S7-Bahn station)

Cost:     “Pay as you consume”.

To commemorate 20 years of connecting Germany and Australia, the German Australia Business Council is pleased to announce a BBQ Business networking event in the south of Munich. As part of the Waldgasthof Buchenhain’s well established annual Sommerfest in Baierbrunn we will have a separate area, but we will be in the position to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the Biergarten and listen to live music from three different bands. This event is a great chance for networking with fellow German Australian Business Council corporates, members and friends.

Please save the date, then join us for a wonderful afternoon. 

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