AGBC Frankfurt hosted another very successful Bowling Night at the Magic Bowl in Oberursel in October. The interim AGBC Frankfurt President, Thomas Büttner, was there along with James Tiedeman (VP Sponsorship), Thomas Leiser (VP Programs), Ralph Freund (Treasurer), Jan Ruthard (incoming VP Digital Marketing) and Claudia Hausoel (Deputy VP Programs & Membership). Surprisingly, these AGBC leaders and volunteers were not the stars of the evening. Those spots were taken by the delicious Spare Ribs from the Magic Bowl restaurant and by Stefan von Köckritz who shot a combined 366 points in two games! Thank you to all who came along & made this night such a success! A big thank you to Emmett Kelly for the great images
In April AGBC members & guests got together to celebrate our new Office Space at Tech Quartier with a welcoming Warm-Up Party! Thse present were fortunate to be able to hear from Mr. John Otto Magee, distinguished expert on US-German cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
John spoke about – among other subjects, “The hell of cross cultural communication – German directness, American euphemisms”
From all accounts a great time was had by all!
Special thanks to Claudia M Hausel & Emmett Kelly for these fine photos of the evening.
Monday, 11th December was the date for AGBC’s 2017 Economist’s Luncheon – a now familiar event on the AGBC-Frankfurt calendar.
What is the Trump Administration’s stance towards international trade bodies such as the WTO? How does it view collective defense, the backbone of NATO’s founding treaty? Woodward “Clark” Price addressed these important questions and gave an insightful overview of the current US-German relationship.
AGBC proudly launched the 10th anniversary of the “Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow” program at the newly opened “Audimax” auditorium of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on 17th November.
An interesting & topical discussion presented by Dr. Jackson Janes around the long held beliefs about partnership and leadership between the U.S. and Germany was well received . Dr Jaynes spoke & answered questions about the significance of U.S. & German elections, and U.S. – German relations, as well as the turbulent global arena; and theorize how, when and where the U.S. & Germany will need each other to secure a common agenda.
Having served many years for the US State Department abroad and at home, Todd Huizinga provided some helpful insights on the current division within American society. He addressed topics such as globalism, government bureaucracy, political correctness and the dichotomy between traditional values and post-modern way of thought. A good sized crowd joined in the lively discussion that followed.
As well as the numerous events, social & business, that AGBC organises for our Members, there are a number of functions that AGBC is involved with that our Board Members & Executive team attend to spread the name of the Club
Our new series networking evenings were launched in September with the first event featuring raffle prizes & Members presenting their “Elevator pitches” about their businesses. Pictured here is new member Erin Federman receiving her prize!
AGBC Members enjoyed the “Artist in Residence” concert in the Kurhaus Wiesbaden on August 25, 2017. The program featured:
They performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concert No.5, Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The Concert and above all the Pianist Igor Levit were highly acclaimed and characterized by an outpouring of enthusiasm, thus making the event a remarkable success!
Susi James, Special Events, AGBC
In August some of the AGBC Frankfurt Members enjoyed the hospitality of our Heidelberg Chapter friends – from the looks of things a good time was had by all!
In July, AGBC was proud to be able to host Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel