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Beatrice Schreiber
President of the German Canadian Business Association

Beatrice Schreiber, a fashion designer by profession, founded ‘ Bel Art Kunstverlag’ together with husband Stefan, in 1990 in Wiesbaden, Germany . The couple immigrated  to Canada in 1995. ‘Bel Art Gallery’ successfully made the transition to North Vancouver, BC and Beatrice and her husband Stefan set up various exhibitions and many openings with local and International artists. The gallery offers artist management and fine art consulting.


Ekkehardt Goetting
APXG Asia Pacific Xpert Group

Returned to Canada following 26 years in Hong Kong.

Having worked for AHK in Western Canada in the 1980’s, I find it very important to reconnect with the German Community.

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Christian Hofmann
Vice President German Canadian Business Association/

Christian Hofmann is the Branch Manager Prospera Credit Union. Prospera Credit Union offers everyday banking, investments, mortgages, loans, financial planning, wealth management, insurance, estate planning, business banking.


Manuel Ruthardt

Young professional working in the Fintech Industry and enjoying the Canadian life since 2016.


Elke Porter

For the last ten years, Elke has represented German Media in western Canada with a blog called “Westcoast German News”, a magazine called “Das Schwarze Brett” and with event promotion for anyone seeking a German audience. She is also the secretary of the German Canadian Business Association.


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Board Members will be renewed every two years.

Even Years:



-Community Service

Odd Years





From time to time, other positions can include:

  1. Nomination Committee
  2. Program Committee
  3. Community Service Committee
  4. Historian