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Highlight of the month

GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018 – Ticket bookings available with early-bird discounts

We would like to deliver our special ‘THANK YOU’ to 16 confirmed sponsors of this year GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018: Bauer, Bosch Vietnam, Brotzeit, Covestro Vietnam, Deep C Industrial Zones, Eleganz Furniture, EMSA Vietnam, Häfele, Kärcher, Knauf, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, Messer Hai Phong, Rieckermann, Shinhan Bank Vietnam, SPRING Production, thyssenkrupp, and Volkswagen Vietnam.
Ticket sales are now opened with early-bird and special discounts for GBA members and/or volume bookings. Please send your ticket requests to our team:
For HCMC: oktoberfestsaigon@gba-vietnam.org | +84 903 720 788
Tickets are available for online purchase at ticketbox.vn. Special terms & conditions applied.
For Hanoi: oktoberfesthanoi@gba-vietnam.org | +84 909 883 230
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available here >>>

New Information Booklet 2018 - Publishing Plan

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: 15.08.2018
  • Final printing version: 01.09.2018 
  • Publication Date: 01.09.2018
Advertising with us: Please contact Ms. Trang for further details trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de or click here  >>>

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

A great opportunity for German companies and investors in China to participate FREE OF CHARGE in our China Plus One project in September to visit the most exciting business locations in Vietnam (Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, HCMC, Dong Nai & Binh Duong provices).
More on the China Plus One strategies and our program, please find here >>>

We moved! Welcome to our new Ho Chi Minh City office

Starting from 01 July 2018, our Ho Chi Minh City office and the office of GBA Vietnam have been re-located to new building, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh. We would like to thank you for your continued support and please visit us at our new office:
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

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 >>>

Ho Chi Minh City: GBA DeutschenTreff on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Join us at the August edition of DeutschenTreff and taste Germany’s premium imported beers at special prices. Radeberger and Schoefferhofer are also the two official beer brands to be served at this year GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018. The event will take place on Wednesday, 22 August from 6PM -9PM at BROTZEIT – MPlaza District 1.

Ho Chi Minh City: GBA Business Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018

GBA Business Meeting will return on Monday, September 10 after the summer break season. “Smart City” will be the main featuring topic. More details of the event will be sent out via email. Stay-tuned!

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 >>>

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

Interview with VTC Television: Key success factors for Vietnamese exporters

Marko Walde, Chief Representative of the German Industry & Commerce in Vietnam shared his suggestions and recommendations on purpose of sustainable growth as well as the current projects and activities to support Vietnam exporters in market entry globally. Please find our YouTube video here >>>

Interview with GIC/AHK Vietnam on Vietnam’s potential market for German companies

Bjoern Koslowski, our Deputy Chief, talked on current economic development of Vietnam and our activities to support German companies in market entry in Vietnam. Vietnam is one of the most dynamic market in Asia and has many potentials for German companies to invest in and to do businesses there. Please find our YouTube video here >>>

Recommendations for Vietnam’s Next Generation FDI Strategy 2020 – 2030

This report provides findings and recommendations to serve as key inputs for the government to develop Vietnam’s new national FDI approach (2021-2030). Investors have identified a lack of skilled labor as an impediment to growth, while the absence of integrated local supply chains has further blunted the competitiveness of firms as has the lack of qualified domestic suppliers and effective policies to assist local players. More here >>>

Career opportunities

GIC/AHK Vietnam: Internship in Individual Services

We are seeking Individual Services interns from March 2019 on. As our intern, you’ll work with and be mentored by our consultants, and you’ll take responsibility for specific components of client projects. To experience the life of a consultant and to practice your communication skills (English, German and Vietnamese). Send us your CV to thuy.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de. Further details here >>>

GIC/AHK Vietnam: Marketing Interns from January 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and dependable marketing intern to join our Marketing team in Hanoi office and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals, from January 2019 on. Further details on requirements and responsibilities you could find here >>>
If this is the challenge you are looking for, please apply with your cover letter and CV via email (trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de)

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 – Meet manufacturers and traders from India!
What? India’s largest international B2B trade fair for toys, children’s products & sports goods
When? 04 to 06 September 2018
Where? Mumbai, India
Who? 150 exhibitors from 6 countries
REGISTER today for free of cost and start with the reimbursement process!
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. Visit us during AFL in Hong Kong!
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 

Tokyo, July 12 – 13, 2018: Regional Meeting with AHKs in Asia

Our annual regional conference of DE-international of the AHK - network in Asia took place this year in Tokyo, Japan. Aims are exchanging experiences and updating the new trends in business consultancy that we provide to the German companies seeking opportunities in Asia.

Ho Chi Minh City, July 03 – 06, 2018: Baden-Wuerttemberg at MTA Ho Chi Minh City

Baden Wuerttemberg - a state in southwest Germany- participated in MTA trade show in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam together with its companies from metal working sector to promote trade and investment between the state and Vietnam. Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg was there to consult Vietnamese companies in financial solutions that this bank offered for business transactions.

Ho Chi Minh City, GBA-AHK Fanmeile 2018

Even though the German football team had to bid farewell a bit too soon for this year FIFA World Cup, we can’t deny that the GBA-AHK Fanmeile 2018 was a great success with more than 200 participants every game. We will see you soon in the next season. Pictures of the events can be found here >>>

Ho Chi Minh City, June & July 2018: GBA DeutschenTreff

During the summer break season, DeutschenTreff events are still very popular with more than 100 participants per event last June and July
Pictures of the event can be found here >>> and here >>>

Supporting events

Ho Chi Minh City, AmCham Supplier Day 2018, Thursday, October 4, 2018

The 5th Annual AmCham Supplier Day continues and expands the successes of previous Supplier Day events from 2014 – 2017. It will be an opportunity for your company to display your products and meet other manufacturers and suppliers to establish a business relationship with them and expand your network.For more details please visit their website >>>


Hanoi: Let´s party with the Reißner Big-Band from Bavaria, August 11, 2018

Band music that makes you happy. Bavarian folk music made famous world wide through folk festivals such as the Oktoberfest in Munich, but also played at weddings on the country and in the city. For more details please view 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
4th Floor, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh, 33 Le Duan street, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Tel: +84 (28) 3823 9775
Email: dung.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de