GABA Gala 2020

January 31st, 2020

We enjoyed a lovely and memorable evening at the

Annual GABA Gala Event

at the St. Francis Yacht Club on January 31st, 2020.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, speakers and attendees
for making this year’s GABA Gala truly special!

GABA Award of Excellence 2020

GABA is proud to announce Florian Leibert as our 2020 “Award of Excellence” recipient!

Florian Leibert

Florian Leibert

Co-Founder and Chief Cloud Officer


Sponsors 2020

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs

Performance by Vince Ebert

Everybody knows: German comedians are like English cooks, sober Scotsmen or Texan democrats. And physicists aren’t funny at all. That may be true until you meet the father of German science comedy, Vince Ebert.         

After his acclaimed English debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, he is looking forward to perform “Sexy Science” for the international audience. In his first English show he explains scientific facts using the fundamental laws of humor.      

Why is the sky blue? Why is the night black? Why shouldn’t we eat yellow snow? “Sexy Science” – a witty and inspiring performance about skeptical thinking, fake news, the secret of German cars and the important question: Do strippers in the southern hemisphere turn around the pole in the opposite direction? Serious humor – made in Germany.



The tradition continues - we present GABA Gala 2020, an elegant evening at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.

Our 200 Gala guests will experience a splendid dinner, live entertainment, and an award ceremony celebrating a distinguished German-American who has exhibited passion and excellence in business, technology and cultural exchange.
6:00 - 7:00 PMReception
7:00 - 7:10 PMWelcome speeches GABA Chair Jens Horstmann & Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
7:10 - 7:45 PM First course with a performance by Vince Ebert - physicist and comedian
7:45 - 8:15 PMMain course
8:15 - 8:50 PMAward ceremony & interview with award winner Florian Leibert
8:50 - 9:00 PMClosing remarks
9:00 - 10:30 PMMix & mingle at the dessert buffet accompanied by live music


St. Francis Yacht Club was founded in 1927 by a group of 21 San Francisco Yachtsmen with a vision of a club in the City. Ground was broken for the clubhouse that year, and events were held on members’ yachts until the club was formally opened in 1928.

St. Francis Yacht Club is a year-round host of over 40 regattas on San Francisco Bay, including the annual Big Boat Series each September. The Club was host to the 2000 US Olympic Sailing Trials, and continues to host World and National Championships.

Located directly on the shores of San Francisco Bay, StFYC boasts incredible panoramic views that span from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz.

St. Francis Yacht Club 

99 Yacht Road
San Francisco, CA 94123

St Francis Yacht Club

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