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Highlight of the month

Notice of Office Relocation

We’re pleased to inform you that with effect from 01 July 2018, our Ho Chi Minh City office and the office of GBA Vietnam will have re-located to new building as follows address, the main telephone and facsimile numbers remain unchanged.

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City
4th Floor, 33 Le Duan Blvd, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
GIC/AHK Vietnam - Tel.: +84 (28) 3823 9775
GBA Vietnam - Tel.: +84 (28) 3823 9772

We look forward to your continued support.

GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018

The German Business Association is always proud to be the original host of the Oktoberfest in Vietnam ever since 1992. Please note your calendar for the celebration of the 26th edition of the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018:
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd September at Hotel Nikko Saigon – Nikko Garden·  
  • Hanoi: Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th October at JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel
Sponsorship packages with early-bird discount rate are available here >>>

World Bank: Vietnam’s GDP Growth Forecast to 6.8%

The WB has revised upward Vietnam’s GDP growth rate to 6.8% this year from its previous forecast of 6.5%, noting that the country’s economic growth momentum remains robust and is accompanied by broad macroeconomic stability.
Recent growth was driven by a cyclical increase in global demand, a recovery in FDI investments and the domestic private sector. More here >>>

The EU’s data protection law came into force. Stay connected to us!

Accordingly, we have updated our general privacy policy, as well as our website privacy policy. We process your data, especially your contact details, to communicate with you and to inform you, to invite you to our events and / or to send you our newsletters. Therefore, we would like to ask you to fill our contact form for subscribers in the following link, even you have already a subscription. It will take you only 1 minute for that:

Link: vietnam.ahk.de/ahk-newsletter/

Fundraising for operation

A 27-year-old lady from Vietnam My Vo has an extremely malignant turmor and needs immediately an operation in the Berliner Charité in Berlin, Germany to save her life. Your contribution could transform her life and give her a second chance to live. More details you could find here >>>.
Thank you so much for your support!  

GBA corporate partners 2018

GBA offers its members a valuable “Corporate Partnership Program” which provides our partners with a particularly strong visibility and brand exposure in all of the association´s activities in the course of the respective year. The program is a unique opportunity for both established businesses as well as new entrants to the Vietnamese market. Register to our Corporate Partnership program here or contact Ms. Mai at mai@gba-vietnam.org for more details.

Upcoming events 

Seminars on Vietnam in Germany and worldwide

Join us  in all upcoming seminars and networking events in Germany and in the region where you could meet our experts with plenty of market experience to have unique insights regarding the Vietnamese market. Our event calendar here >>>

GBA-AHK FANMEILE 2018 in HCMC - Germany vs. Korea - 7 pm, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Expect a live stadium atmosphere created by 3 big mega-screens including the state of the art media wall and a professional surround sound system. German food & German beer is available.
Seats are limited for 200 persons “first come, first served”
TIME: WEDNESDAY, 27th JUNE 2018
7PM -11PM - MATCH START 9PM
VENUE: DEUTSCHES HAUS LOBBY, 33 LE DUAN, D1, HCMC
See you all there, cheering for our Tooooooor!
Please find flyer here >>>

Vietnam: China Plus One Delegation to Vietnam, September 16 -21, 2018

GIC/ AHK Vietnam will introduce German companies to some of the most exciting business locations in Vietnam during their visit in September. We will also support them with information on "doing business" and enable exchange with local stakeholders.
More on the China Plus One strategies and our program, please find here >>>

Vietnam: GTAI business delegation, October 22 – 26, 2018

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will travel to Vietnam together with business representatives from the new federal states to promote the business location of eastern Germany and to meet their local potential partners there.
More information on registration and the agenda, please find here >>>

Vietnam: AHK business trip for Wind Energy, November 05 – 09, 2018

GIC/AHK Vietnam organizes a technical conference on wind energy in Vietnam as a part of this business trip, where German companies could present their products/services and technical solutions for the Vietnamese companies. Moreover, German companies could meet up with their suitable partners there and discuss in detail on the possible cooperation.
More details on registration and the program, please find here >>>

Education and Training

Dual Vocational Training project in "Industrial Fashion Tailor" in Vietnam

80 students of Hanoi University of Science and Technology HUST attended the Open Day event in the factory of van Laack Asia in Hanoi. They are all interested in dual vocational training program „industrial fashion tailor“, in which GIC/AHK Vietnam is in charge of planning and coordinating and controlling the project, van Laack Asia Vietnam will train them directly in their training center and the students will learn theory part at the HUST.
After successful graduation they will receive the certificates of GIC/AHK Vietnam according to the DIHK Germany standards. More here >>>

German Dual Vocational Training Networking and Experiences Exchange Event, June 08, 2018

In cooperation with EuroCham and AmCham, GIC/AHK Vietnam organized a networking and experiences exchange event to inform German and international FDI companies on German Dual Vocational Training System.
More than 50 representatives from the industries participated in this seminar with the experiences exchanges and the best practices of German pilot projects.

"Train the Trainer" Seminar on German Dual Vocational Training System

In this seminar, the participants are informed on how to optimize the vocational training process and on all necessary pedagogical knowledge and skills with practice-oriented exercises which help them to improve their competence as a trainer. After passing the theoretical and practical examination the participants became certified trainers by the DIHK/GIC/AHK Vietnam.

GBA membership updates

The GBA members represent the whole range of German businesses in Vietnam – from small and medium size to large global players – and perfectly mirrors the structure of the German economy in general. Register to our membership program here or contact Ms. Mai at mai@gba-vietnam.org for more details.

Media & Publication

Information booklet on Vietnam 2018

We are proud to announce the publishing plan of our new information booklet in 2018. Our 6th edition will be published in September this year, with a print run of 2,000 copies, each one consists of approximately 100 pages (format A5, landscape) and its time of circulation is until August 2019.
The GIC/AHK Vietnam information booklet informs on Vietnam’s current economic development, business environment and investment climate here. Thereby, German companies achieve an overview of Vietnam and the region ASEAN in order to meet their right decisions at the right time in the right place and with the right people.
  • Deadline for advertisement: 30.07.2018
  • Final printing version: 15.08.2018 
  • Publication Date: 01.09.2018
Advertising with us: Please contact Ms. Thu Trang for further details trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de or click here  >>>

AHK World Business Outlook 2018 – Vietnam’s result

AHK World Business Outlook - a survey conducted by the AHK Vietnam to assess the business confidence among German companies in Vietnam. The result showed that 95% German companies continue investing in Vietnam in the next 12 months. 67 percent will hire more employees.
Lack of the qualified workers should be one of the challenges in Vietnam. More here >>>

IHK Wiesbaden: 3 questions on Marko Walde, Chief Representative of GIC/AHK Vietnam

IHK Wiesbaden conducted an interview with Marko Walde, our Chief on the current economic development of Vietnam, the chances and challenges for German companies as well as the tips for market entry strategies. More here >>>

Die Welt on Vietnam economic development

An article in German language describing the current situation of Vietnam as well as the dynamic development in the recent years. It also analyzed the success factors pushing this economy forward. More here >>>

VIR: Economy blooms in first five months

Vietnam’s economic situation currently has seen firms’ confidence increasingly strengthen, with industrial production climbing to the highest level since 2012. Results of AHK World Business Outlook, conducted by AHK Vietnam showed that 95 per cent of German respondents said they will continue investing in Vietnam, 67 per cent will hire more employees in the country. More here >>>

VIR: Vinfast to launch first Vietnamese electric car

The dream of a low-cost "Made-in-Vietnam" electric car will be realised next year when Vietnamese car manufacturer Vinfast launches its electric cars at a highly affordable price. More here >>>

The Saigontimes: Passenger auto consumption rises in May 2018

Last month saw passenger auto consumption soaring by 13% against April to 15,397 units among 23,065 vehicles sold nationwide, according to a report released by the VAMA on June 11, 2018. More here >>>

Career opportunities

GIC/AHK Vietnam: Finance Accountant in Ho Chi Minh City office

We are now looking for a finance accountant to join our Finance Team in HCMC office in our efforts to support and enhance the business relationship between German and Vietnamese companies.
A person that will take charge of financial health of our organization by overseeing accounting operations to meet the legal requirements. Further details you could find here >>>

GIC/AHK Vietnam Online Job Market

More on the current job positions at the German and international companies in Vietnam, please visit our webpage at link here >>>

Trade shows in Germany & worldwide

Situated at the heart of Europe and in the middle of the European single market, Germany is one of the world’s leading exporting nations, with imports and exports totaling more than 2,006 billion euros. For the trade, information is just as important as the goods themselves and establishing leads and cultivating relations is essential. 
And what better place to do so than at trade fairs and exhibitions, in direct conversation with all the right business partners? Specialist trade fairs in Germany are where the industry meets, and the opportunities they offer are almost unlimited. More than half of the world’s leading trade fairs take place here:

Home appliances and consumer electronics: IFA in Berlin, August 31 - September 05, 2018 

IFA presents the latest products and innovations. Only IFA offers a comprehensive overview of the international market and attracts the attention of international trade visitors each year from over 100 countries. The main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts and the media.
Please contact Ms. Thu Trang, trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de, Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 for further details.

Kids India in Mumbai, September 04 - 06, 2018

Kids India is India’s largest B2B fair for toys and children’s products.
It is the ideal platform for international manufacturers to establish contact with the decision-makers from the wholesale and retail trade chains and the specialist trade.
For further details please contact Ms. Phuong Thuy, thuy.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de ; Tel: +84 24 3936 2697

Fresh Fruit: Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong, September 05 - 07, 2018 

Asia's leading trade show for the international fresh produce industry where every link of the international fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain meets to make contacts and do business. Vinafruit organizes a Vietnamese pavilion at hall 3D, Stand No. 3Q18 with the participation of 12 co-exhibitors.
Please contact Ms. Trang, trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de, Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 for further details.

Railway Technology: InnoTrans Berlin, September 18 - 21, 2018

InnoTrans is a leading global forum for Railway-Technology and another public transport. In 2016, ca. 140.000 trade visitors and ca. 3.000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries attended InnoTrans.
Please contact Ms. Thu Trang, trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de, Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 for further details.

Wire and Tube in Shanghai, September 26 - 29, 2018

One of the pivotal international wire, cable, tube and pipe industry trade platforms in Asia. The organizer estimates more than 1,700 exhibitors to gather at 04 days exhibition and will welcome 46.000 professional buyers from about 100 countries and regions.
For further details please contact Ms. Thanh Huong, huong.duongthanh@vietnam.ahk.de, Tel. +84 24 3936 1898.

The IT Security Expo and Congress: it-sa in Nuremberg, October 09 - 11, 2018

it-sa is Europe’s largest expo for IT security and one of the most important worldwide events. Whether cloud computing, mobile and cyber security, data or network security, the exhibition is a unique platform for IT security officers, developers and providers of products and services for IT security. Please contact Ms. Thao Anh, thaoanh.nguyentra@vietnam.ahk.de, Tel. +84 28 3822 7536 for assistance.

Past events 

GBA Business Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, June 04, 2018

As the FIFA World Cup 2018 has started this June 2018, the GBA hosted our Business Meeting highlighted on this special topic “Football’s coming home and FIFA World Cup 2018 – Insights from global players and a soccer champion club”. Pictures of the event can be found here >>>

Vietnam Event in Singapore, May 25, 2018

Bjoern Koslowski, Deputy Chief of GIC/AHK Vietnam, was in this seminar on Vietnam in Singapore last month, an event organized by GIC/AHK Vietnam and German chamber of commerce in Singapore. 20 German companies operating now in Singapore participated in this seminar. The interested topics are chances and challenges of Vietnam's market, FTA between Vietnam and EU as well as the CPTPP.

Country Consulting Day - Vietnam in Bangkok, Thailand, May 31, 2018

German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) in cooperation with AHK Vietnam hosted the “Country Consulting Day Vietnam” at the GTCC office attracting 16 participants. The informative seminar started with a welcome speech by GTCC, followed by a presentation by Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief of AHK Vietnam, on the economic development, legal frameworks and investment in Vietnam. Pictures here >>>

Pre-Event in Shanghai on Vietnam and its investment conditions, June 05, 2018

Thanks to our sponsors CFLD, DEEP C, VSIP and Schulz Noack Bärwinkel - Asia Practice as well as to our host German Chamber in Shanghai and our special guest B.Braun Vietnam, we did have a great Vietnam workshop in Shanghai with over 80 German participants! In September 2018, we will organize a China plus One Delegation to Vietnam. More here >>>

“The Future of the Work Space”, Unternehmerkreis in Ho Chi Minh City, June 12, 2018

GBA hosted the June edition of the Unternehmerkreis in HCMC on the topic of “The Future of the Work Space”. Our expert guest speakers have shared informative experiences on the changing of the work space module as well as office designs to adapt with the new staffing and technologies. Pictures of the event can be found here >>>

Stone+tec – trade fair for stone industry, Nuremberg, June 13 - 16, 2018

Stone+tec is the meeting place for the stone industry and focuses on the extraction, processing and use of natural stone and comparable materials. 2 Vietnamese exhibitors presented their products and technical solutions there, AARDWOLF INDUSTRIES LLC và VAN KHOA WHITE MARBLE COMPANY LIMITED. GIC/AHK Vietnam did support and accompany them to Germany this time. More pictures here >>>

GBA-AHK Fanmeile 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City

GBA and AHK are jointly organizing Fanmeile 2018 for all football lovers and fans of our National Football team. This hide-out event is especially reserved for our members. Make sure you receive our invitation by signing up to our membership program here >>>

GBA DeutschenTreff in Ho Chi Minh City, May 23, 2018

DeutschenTreff is always the great chance for the German speaking communities and their non-German speaking friends meet, greet and network altogether. Last May edition attracted more than 100 participants.
Pictures of the event can be found here >>>

Supporting events

Ho Chi Minh City, Day of German Unity, October 3, 2018

Opportunity to demonstrate your company’s support of our “Team Deutschland” by making a financial contribution, fixed value at VND 20 mio. Please contact Ms Regina Werner or Ms Ingrid Cheney at L-Vz1@hoch.diplo.de by July 10, 2018.
Official letter of the German Consul General can be found here >>>

Hanoi, Deutschlandfest Hanoi 2018, November 02 - 04, 2018

The “Deutschlandfest Hanoi 2018” this year will take place in Hanoi, only one month right after the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018 in the heart of the old town. The event is organized by the German Embassy and is planned to be followed by a “Deutsche Woche Hanoi” with a variety of events – intellectual, cultural and social – in the first week of November.
For more details please contact Ms. Patrizia Klossek at ku-10@hano.diplo.de. Official letter of the German Ambassador can be found here >>>

GIC/AHK Vietnam contact person

Ms. Dao Thu TRANG
Marketing & PRs
Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de 
Tel: +84 (24) 3825 1420

GBA Vietnam contact person

Ms. Nguyen Ho Tong Khanh LINH
Executive Office Manager
Email: linh@gba-vietnam.org 
Tel: +84 (28) 3823 9772
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Ms. Nguyen Thuy Dung
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Tel: +84 (28) 3823 9775
Email: dung.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de