Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
2018
Annual General Meeting and Speech by Tashi Takang, General Manager Park Hyatt Hamburg @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tashi Takang

We are proud to announce that, from humble beginnings to running Germany’s top-rated hotel, American Club member Tashi Takang will be this year’s Annual General Meeting guest speaker.

Tashi has graciously hosted The American Club of Hamburg for innumerable events over many years. He is much more than just a successful manager, but a truly dedicated professional who treats his staff and guests with the highest regard, solely focused on their well-being.

Come to hear the Park Hyatt’s award-winning General Manager reflect— in his first ever address to an audience — on his fascinating past and inspiring outlook on life.

You can find the agenda for the AGM here. In case you cannot attend and you are a member, you may give proxy to another member with this form.

Here you can find some more about the amazing life story of Tashi Takang.

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Dinner Speech: Role of the United States and Russia in Syria by Richard Herzinger @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr. Richard Herzinger

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with Dr. Richard Herzinger at the Park Hyatt Hamburg.

Dr. Herzinger is currently the Political Editor for Welt am Sonntag and his column also appear in Die Welt. In 2003-2004, he was Editor and Journalist for Die Zeit and afterwards the Germany correspondent for the weekly magazine from Zurich, Weltwoche. He also writes for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Tagesspiegel, the Merkur, the Jüdische Allgemeine und the Jungle World.

You can find out more about the speaker here.

Richard Herzinger is well-known and is considered a household name in Germany. He will speak about the Role of the United States and Russia in Syria. His speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by sending an eMail to assistant@americanclub.de with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until two days prior to the event, and no-shows will be invoiced.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Hamburg-America-Line(s): Fruitful Contacts between Hamburg and the USA since 1776 @ US Consulate Hamburg
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schnurmann (Source: University Hamburg)

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with Prof. Dr. Claudia Schnurmann.

Prof. Schnurmann was recipient of the OAH Prize for the world’s best non-English speaking study of North American history by the Organization of American Historians in 2001. She completed her studies at the University of Cologne and the Georgia Augusta Göttingen and has published on many topics related to America and Hamburg, including on migration history from the 15th to 21st centuries. Currently in print is A Sea of Love: The Atlantic Correspondence of Francis and Mathilde Lieber, 1839-1845.

Since 2003, Prof. Schnurmann has been Chair of North American, Atlantic and Caribbean Modern History at the University of Hamburg. The Professor will speak about Hamburg-America-line(s): Fruitful Contacts between Hamburg and the USA since 1776. You can find out some more history here.

Her speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine.

Register simply by sending an email to assistant@americanclub.de with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:
The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until two days prior to the event, and no-shows will be invoiced.

May
17
Thu
2018
See how the AirBoss gets built: A visit at Airbus in Finkenwerder @ HADAG Ferry 68 at Teufelsbrück
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Airbus A380. Source: Business Insider.

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club Visit to Airbus in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on Thursday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
A titan of the aerospace industry, Airbus recently delivered its 10,000th aircraft, racking up over 110 million flights, carrying 12 billion passengers. The corporation had revenues of € 66 billion last year, with Hamburg as a major final assembly production site. Airbus Operations GmbH is the largest company in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region’s with 12,700 employees (2015 figures).

Program
2:00 p.m.  — We will board the HADAG Ferry 68 at Teufelsbrück (if you plan to arrive by car from the south side of the Elbe please contact us for further instructions). Look for the American flag holder.
2:15 p.m. — Upon arriving at the ferry gate Elbtor in Finkenwerde, we will head to building 25 to be welcomed and given a short presentation by Gunnar Groß, General Secretary of Airbus Operations GmbH.
3:00 p.m. — Facility Tour of Airbus, including:

  • Hangar 8: Section equipping A320-Family
  • Hangar 9: Final assembly line A320-Family
  • Hangar 260: A380 section assembly & equipping
  • Hangar 242: Cabin Equipment Installation A380

5:00 p.m — Departure/End of program

Register* simply by sending us an email to assistant@americanclub.de by May 14 with your name(s), birthday, and kindly transferring payment of € 10 per member or € 25 per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until the 14th of May, and no-shows will be invoiced.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting behind-the-scenes event!

May
31
Thu
2018
Germany’s trade surplus – the American perspective @ Handelskammer Hamburg, Alsterzimmer
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Professor Wade Jacoby. Source: Linkedin Profile Picture.

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.

Jun
15
Fri
2018
A dear tradition: The Floating Stammtisch aboard a historic Alster Steamer @ Jungfernstieg (Boat Docks)
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A dear tradition: The Floating Stammtisch aboard a historic Alster Steamer @ Jungfernstieg (Boat Docks)

We are pleased to invite you to our annual floating Stammtisch aboard the chartered St. Georg, the oldest operating steamship in Germany, which has been built in 1876.

Enjoy Hamburg from one of its most beautiful perspectives, the Alster Lake, its noble mansions, scenic canals. Sit back and relax, engage in interesting conversation, while dining on catered finger food, wine and other beverages. Fun for the whole family!

Register simply by sending an email to our Club Assistant, stating your name(s) and kindly transferring payment of €40 for members / €50 for non-members to:

 

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
Commerzbank AG Hamburg
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
BIC: DRESDEFF200

*Cancellations and registrations will be accepted until three days prior to the event, and no shows will be invoiced.

We look forward to seeing you!

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Act fast: Guided tour on board USS Mount Whitney at Kieler Woche. Registration ONLY TODAY @ Marinestützpunkt Kiel, Hauptwache
Jun 16 @ 9:20 am – 11:45 am
USS Mount Whitney. Source: Wikipedia

We are pleased to invite you to a guided tour on the USS Mount Whitney on June 16 at 9:20 am in Kiel.

REGISTRATION NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE 5:30 TODAY, JUNE 13TH! 

Usually stationed in Gaeta, Italy, the flagship of the United States Sixth Fleet pays Kiel a visit during the annual Kieler Woche on its way back to Italy from the annual Baltops maneuver.

All participants are expected at the Hauptwache of the Marinestützpunkt in Kiel (Kiellinie 249, 24106 Kiel) until 9:20 am on June 16 and must bring their ID/Passports with them. The tour will start at 10 am.

Register simply by eMail to assistant@americanclub.de stating your name(s), nationality, date of birth, ID/Ausweisnummer as well as your cell phone number. This is an absolute necessity, without these details, no access will be granted.

We are happy to announce that there won’t be a participation fee for this event.

Please note that registrations won’t be possible after 5:30 pm today and can only be confirmed if all above mentioned information was provided.
We are sorry that this invitation comes on such short notice and hope that some of you are interested in joining the tour!

As usual spaces are limited.

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Celebrate the Independence Day with us! Join us for a Family Party on July 8th! @ Hard Rock Café Hamburg
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Source: Hard Rock Café

We are pleased to invite you to our next event The American Club’s Independence Day commemoration of the 242nd anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America.

This year, Club Members, friends and family will celebrate exclusively at one of Hamburg’s most beautiful locations on the Elbe—the rooftop terrace of the Hard Rock Café overlooking the harbor! American style food (mini burgers, chicken wings and tupelos, brownies) and 3 drinks (draft beer, soft drinks) will be included in your entrance price.

Simply register by sending an email, stating your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 25 € for Members / 35 € for non-members (children to the age of 15 pay their age in €) to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Space is limited, so please register early. Please indicate if you would like a vegetarian or vegan meal, and if you have any food allergies.

Cancellations will be accepted until five business days prior to the event, no-shows will be invoiced.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Trump and the Midterms: Dinner Speech with Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel) @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dr. Christoph von Marschall (Source: Der Tagesspiegel)

The US Midterm elections are less than two months away, and are surely to be the most closely watched of its kind in living history. Democrats are hoping for a “blue wave,” while Republicans are looking to hold on to the majorities they enjoy in the Senate and House of Representatives. What are the implications of either outcome, and how are the major races polling?  Will President Trump and his party’s majority be vindicated for their first two years of policies, or is there change in the air?

Dr. Christoph von Marschall will address these question and others with his speech titled Trump and the Midterms. Since 1991, our speaker has been reporting for Der Tagesspiegel, currently as Diplomatic Correspondent, and served many years as the lone German newspaper correspondent in the White House Press Corps. He is the author of several books, including: Barack Obama. Der schwarze Kennedy, Michelle Obama. Ein amerikanischer Traum, and most recently Wir verstehen die Welt nicht mehr: Deutschlands Entfremdung von seinen Freunden. He also writes for Cicero and The Atlantic Times.

You find out more about Mr. von Marschall here.

His speech in English will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register please by using the registration link to Eventbrite.

Note to MEMBERS: You can also follow the invitation email you have received and register by email and bank-transfer. Members can avoid the Eventbrite-Fees that way.

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!

Nov
1
Thu
2018
The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel @ Park Hyatt Hamburg
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Robin Alexander. Quelle: Die Welt.

The US Midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and people all around the globe are following the daily developments in Washington, including the suspenseful Supreme Court Nomination process. Democrats are hoping to break the Republicans’ monopoly on power, while Republicans are going all out to maintain the majorities they enjoy in both chambers of Congress. Meanwhile, in Germany, the ruling coalition is showing signs of cracks. Will the US elections influence the stability of the seemingly fragile grand coalition? How will they affect the Germany Landtagswahlen, and what will be the longer term impact on the German-American relationship?

Robin Alexander will address these topics five days before Americans head to the polls in a speech titled The US Midterm Elections: Implications for Trump and Merkel.

Mr. Alexander was the founding editor of Vanity Fair in Germany, and in 2008 became a journalist for Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag. He appears regularly on TV talk shows hosted by Anne Will, Sandra Maischberger and Maybrit Illner, due to his high level of expertise on national politics and topics relating to Chancellor Merkel. His book “Die Getriebenen — Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik: Report aus dem Innern der Macht” reached the top of the Spiegel bestseller list last year.

You can find a “taste sample” here – “Die Entfremdung von Europa begann schon vor Trump” von Robin Alexander.

The speech will be in English and accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register simply by sending us an email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg

BIC: DRESDEFF200

NEW SERVICE: You may as well register through the ticket link using Eventbrite – then you do not need to transfer the payment or register by mail, which may make it a little easier for you. Bear in mind that Eventbrite charges ticket fees though. 

Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!