Kick-off in San Francisco
Our kick-off event for ALUHH in San Francisco took place on the 21nd of February and was moderated by our US ambassador Katharina Hellner-Apelt and Prof. Dr. Kay Peters from Hamburg.
We would like to thank the many Alumni, who joined us in order to officially kick off the first ALUHH event in Francisco. Those, who couldn’t make it really missed a great event! The last guests left by 23:00 pm!!!
The welcome at Smaato, Inc. which had been prepared by Alina and Philipp (both trainees at Smaato, Inc.) was extremely warm and it was unbelievable, what the Smaato founders Ragnar Kruse (CEO and Alumnus) his wife, Mrs. Petra Vorsteher sponsored an enormous arrangement of gift cups and chocolate, beer, wine, sparkling wine, finger food and delicious Sushi. The view from the 10. floor onto the Union Square with open window was marvelous and offered a clear sunset. Philipp had prepared a little presentation showing the ALUHH logo, bridges and skylines of San Francisco and Hamburg. A Power Point presentation of our ambassador gave the necessary background about our organization, our team and the goals.
Many Alumni and guests enjoined the opportunity to meet guest from the Consulate General, the Chamber of Commerce and the University and to introduce themselves. Unfortunately the representatives of the Goethe Institute, the Germany Trade and Invest, the GABA and other could not make it.
However the contacts have been established and we are looking forward to a constructive cooperation like being realized in other cities already. Quite a few offered help and support for the future and we hope to be able to present an ambassador team in the very near future.
Pictures can be found here.