GACC (German American Chambers of Commerce) will hold a half day conference on “The Future of Mobility – How German Design will Move Us.” This half-day Design Event will take place in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood on August 13th, 1pm – 8:30pm.
Design has long since crossed the border from being only aesthetically innovative. These days it has proven to be essential as a provider of solutions for the challenges of our time.
Germany has been an important influence on international design since the German Bauhaus school (1919-1933). The school favored simplified forms, rationality, functionality and had an influence on art, architecture, and industrial production design that was unmistakable.
With Germany’s 2011 decision to abandon nuclear energy completely, Germany has become an example of an economy based upon renewable energy.
This August conference promises to highlight current trends in mobility solutions, discuss their impact on human behavior, and will explore electrical cars, e-bikes and airplanes. German and American design experts will introduce their ideas and applications during this half-day conference, which invites to meet and mingle with the renowned designers at a special networking reception after the program.
The spotlight during this conference will be on the new BMW i3 model with eDrive, which will serve as an example as a sustainable vehicle designed for urban areas, and which is driven purely by electric power to meet the demands of sustainable and emission-free mobility.
For Tickets please register at the GACC website !
Click here for a list of speakers or a program overview
Article Source: GACC West, Süddeutsche Zeitung,
Photo Source: BMW
‘Unfamous’ in CAlifornia, white asparagus has celebrity status in Germany.
Traditionally, “Spargelzeit”, the white asparagus season, starts in Germany around mid-April and lasts until June 24th. But this year, because of the harsh winter, the harvesting time has been moved out to almost the end of April. It was just too cold for the asparagus to grow and the only available one until recently arrived usually from other European countries with warmer climates.
But now it’s finally here! Germany’s Spargel season has officially started and with great anticipation connoisseurs are looking forward to tasting the new season’s “royal vegetable”.
A Spargel Dinner – the traditional German way in San Francisco
During the season the vegetable also referred to as “edible ivory” or “white gold” is prominently featured on menus everywhere. In order to bring this tradition a little bit closer to everyone in California, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (AHK) will import fresh white asparagus from Germany to San Francisco!
100 kg of fresh harvested Spargel will be imported directly from the “Spargelhof Schulze” in Rheinland -Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) straight to the plates and palates of the German American community in San Francisco.
The second annual White Asparagus Gala Dinner will take place in San Francisco on May 10th, 2013 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins on San Francisco’s Nob Hill. Tickets will include a Champagne Reception, 3-course Gala Dinner and beer/wine/soft drinks.
Get ready for an original Spargel Dinner, the traditional German way!
Tickets are available here -
Last year’s Spargel Feast by the German American Chamber of Commerce in NY city. Video by RTL in Germany:
German Mixer in Orange County meets tomorrow Wednesday, September 1st at the Kimera Restaurant & Lounge, 19530 Jamboree Road, Irvine 92612. The event starts at 7pm . There is no admission. Bar is no-host. No need to RSVP. Just be there and have fun!
GABA - German American Buisness Association has its monthly Stammtisch Time tomorrow:
Please join our East Bay Stammtisch on Wednesday, Sep 01,
06:30 PM – 09:00 PM at Speisekammer, 2424 Lincoln Avenue in Alameda.
Please register, so we can reserve a table for the right number of people; free to attend. For directions, call (510) 522-1300