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GABA Gala 2020

January 31st, 2020

Annual Gala Event

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

As a deeply-rooted community of German-American business professionals, we hope you will join us in celebrating our collective success in building a dynamic organization that unites the California Bay Area and German businesses. This gala celebration will acknowledge our achievements and pay tribute to our proud members. There is limited seating, please purchase your tickets soon.


Early Bird until Nov 15th, 2019:

Members: $145.00
Non-Members: $175.00

Regular (after Nov 15th):

Members: $165.00
Non-Members: $195.00

GABA Award of Excellence

GABA Award of Excellence 2020 to be announced shortly!

Previous Award Recipients include:

Thomas Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn

Patricia Roller and Hartmut Esslinger, co-founders of frog design.

You can find a full list of previous recipients on our Award history page.

Interview Thomas C. Südhof

We were very honored to have Thomas C. Südhof, M.D., Avram Goldstein Chair, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Stanford University School of Medicine and recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and winner of the 2019 GABA Award of Excellence here with us at the GABA Gala 2019.

Interviewed by Marcus Schuler, ARD Korrespondent.

Sponsors 2020

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsor

Squire Patton Boggs


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 by GABA Chair & Consul General Hans-Ulrich Südbeck
7:00 - 7:30 PM First Course
7:30 - 8:00 PMAward Ceremony & Presentation
8:00 - 8:30 PMMain Course
8:30 - 8:50 PMInterview with Award Winner
8:50 - 9:00 PMClosing Remarks
9:00 - 10:30 PMMingle 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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