Rising Sea Levels are not a myth, nor is Climate Change – despite the fact that some may claim otherwise. The people of the Pacific Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia are first hand witnesses to the devastating effects these issue bring today – and can tell from experience what it means for their society and anyone around the globe. Especially those living near the sea.
It is our great pleasure to invite you for a evening speaking event with Mr. Larry Raigetal, founder of Waa´gey in Micronesia. Larry made the long trip from Micronesia to bring us the story behind this unique sail.
The mission of Waagey and Mr. Raigetal personally is the preservation of the regional arts and crafts and traditional craftsmanship, to maintain the cultural heritage of the Micronesian Pacific Islands. But also to create awareness for this mission to becoming harder and harder due to global influences (not to say “globalization”) and climate changes. In the region, the sea levels rise 1,5cm every year – a direct, measurable threat to the life on remote coral island atolls.
Mr. Raigetal and his team have created a sail on the remote island of Lamotrek, a sail made in the traditional way, which was almost a lost skill. This sail is touring the world and has reached Hamburg, to be on display at the Museum für Völkerkunde, where Larry will be kind enough to speak to us and give us some context on this interesting matter.
The timing could not be better since G20 happens the same week with Mr. Trump in town.
The event itself is FREE OF CHARGE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for attendance (please RSVP immediately to email@example.com).
Please note that the Museum will charge the standard entry fees (EUR 8,50). The Museum is located at Rothenbaumchaussee 64.
Please also note that you should plan to arrive in good time, due to restrictions / demonstrations / road closures in the context of G20.
Due to the short notice of this event, there is no catering planned but the Museum hosts a Restaurant for snacks and drinks. Larry will be happy to mingle and answer any questions you may have in that set up.
You can already learn more by watching this video about Larry´s undertakings.
The German trade surplus is often criticized by international trade partners, also by the United States of America. Is the imbalance only a problem for German trade partners? Or does it harm the German economy as well? What are the reasons for export surplus? We are going to discuss this with Professor Wade Jacoby, Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He will give a speech on the controversial topic of trade surplus or “Surplus Germany” from an American perspective.
Please register by sending an email to: HamburgPA@state.gov
The event will be moderated by Eveline Metzen, General Manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.
Biographic information on Professor Wade Jacoby can be found here.
This event is organized by the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hamburg, the Handelskammer Hamburg, the American Chamber of Commerce and the American Club of Hamburg.
We are delighted to invite you to a special eveming with Mr. Jochen Spethmann, the CEO of Meßmer Tea.
Mr. Spethmann has led the success of the 4th generation family business with its top-selling tea brands, such as Meßmer and MILFORD. He began his career in London, spent 4 yeas in the USA, before returning to Germany to join the family holding company. They employ over a thousand people in Europe, and gross nearly a half-billion Euro. Jochen is a member of The American Club, and has generously offered his time and support in sharing his story about theWonderful World of Tea with our Club members and guests, accompanied with some fine wine and finger food.
Tickets are 20 EUR for Members of the Club and 30 EUR plus Fees for Guests (we cover the Eventbrite-Fees for our Members). You can register and buy your tickets here.
You can read something about the true tea lover here: https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article210369265/Kaffee-habe-ich-seit-15-Jahren-nicht-getrunken.html
Here comes the event agenda, for those of you who want to know it all:
18.30 Uhr Eintreffen, Welcome Drink – alkoholfreier kleiner Teecocktail Kalahari ( Rooibos-Bassis) 19.00 Uhr Begrüßungs-Worte von Ihnen und Herrn Jochen Spethmann
19.10 Uhr Platznehmen an 6er Tisch, „Kleiner Abend-Snacks“.
19.50 Uhr „Keynote Speech“ – Jochen Spethmann
19.50 – 20 Uhr Frage – Antwort – Runde
20-21 Uhr Get together – Ausklang
ab 21 Uhr Verabschiedung der Gäste mit kleinem Goodie Bag vom Meßmer MOMENTUM