New Year Reception

Group of New Year's Reception

The Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt, Yvonne Denz, from the German Chamber of Commerce, as well as venue provider Heike Neumann, VP, Head of HR Canada for SAP invited representatives from science and business to join them in Yaletown in the offices of SAP for a New Year’s Reception.

Left to right: Heike Neumann, Yvonne Denz and Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt

While business networking and enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres, everyone was given a chance to make new connections, meet old acquaintances and enjoy some fruitful conversations.

Particularly delicious were the lavender macaroons and the lemon tarts…

It was nice to see some VIP’s, like Deputy Mayor Pete Fry.

Dr. Klaus Schmidt (left) and Pete Fry (right)
Ozzie Jurock talking to French Consul Philippe Sutter, German Consul Dr. Klaus Schmidt and Romanian Consul Ovidiu GRECEA
Dr. Klaus Schmidt introduced the two guest speakers – Heike Neumann (SAP) and Yvonne Denz (Deutsche Handelskammer Toronto)
New Year's Reception crowd
Though the snow prevented some people from attending, there was still a good-sized crowd at the SAP Yaletown office. There were lots of VID’s – Very Important Discussions taking place.
Deputy Mayor Pete Fry, German Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt, French Consul General Philippe Sutter and Paul Irwin from the Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology.
Elke Porter with European News & Westcoast German News, Ozzie Jurock, real estate guru, Beatrice Schreiber, German Canadian Business Association & Bel Art Gallery and German Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Good friends, good food, good times…
German New Year's Reception
Consul General of Romania, Ozzie Jurock, General Consul of France & General Consul of Germany, along with a professor from the Max Planck Institute – Prof. Wolfram Tetzlaff, MD, PhD, Professor and Director ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)
Elke and Sebastian; photo by Ozzie
Ozzie Jurock took this photo of myself (Elke) and Sebastian, an intern from the German Consulate General responsible for taking pictures.
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