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Highlights of the month

GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018 – Fridays are fully-booked!

Friday evening in Ho Chi Minh City (Sep 21st) and in Hanoi (Oct 12th) are currently fully-booked. We expect a high sell-through of all individual tickets very soon. Please make sure you have secured your participations with us.
We have special offer for GBA members and/or volume bookings. Please don’t miss our special Table Package, only available at limited quantity and on first-come-first-serve basis on Wednesday Sep 19th and Thursday Sep 20th in Ho Chi Minh City.
Limited booth display opportunities are still available in Hanoi 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 >>>

New Information Booklet 2018 „Vietnam – Kraftvolles Wachstum“

The GIC/AHK Vietnam information booklet will be published and available online in this September. In our 6th edition, we will inform German companies 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.

Keep following us on our marketing channels to be informed the official publishing day!

Logistics Vietnam: Vietnam's Rank in the LPI improves in 2018

Vietnam ranked 39th, up from 64th in the preceding edition (released in 2016), thanks to the following factors that are improved significantly during the last 2 years: The infrastructure, the quality of the logistics services, the custom in Vietnam as well as the punctuality (timeliness). 

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 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 >>>

Jarkata: APK 2018, November 01 – 03, 2018

The 16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) – the leading German Business event in Asia-Pacific – will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 01-03, 2018. Be part of APK 2018  #Germany #Vietnam #Indonesia #AsiaPacific#APK2018 

Bochum: Wirtschaftstag 2018, November 06, 2018

Wirtschaftstag 2018 in Bochum unter dem Motto: "Ein neuer Sonnenaufgang: Auf der Seidenstraße Richtung Zukunft."
Bereits zum 16. Mal veranstalten die Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken, Spar- und Darlehnskassen im Rheinland und in Westfalen den Wirtschaftstag – einen Kongress für Unternehmer, der neben einem hochkarätigen Programm rund um aktuelle politische, gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Themen auch eine erlebnisreiche Informations- und Netzwerk-Plattform bietet.
Marko Walde, Delegierter der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Vietnam, wird an dem Podiumsdiskussion teilnehmen und seine Erfahrungen an den asiatischen Märkten berichten und das Publikum über Zukunftsperspektiven NRW Unternehmen informieren. Mehr dazu >>>

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

DW: Germany poised to set world's largest trade surplus

Germany is on track to record the world's largest trade surplus for a third consecutive year. The country's $299 billion surplus is poised to attract criticism, however, both at home and internationally. More here >>>

Marko Walde on talk with FBNC Television

Marko Walde, Chief Representative of GIC/AHK Vietnam, talked with FBNC on the Vietnam - EU Trade Agreement, on Brexit, on the lifting of Yellow Card regarding the seafood sector of Vietnam as well as on the potential of the Vietnamese market for German businesses and investors in the future.
#PartnerInVietnam. Please click here to find the video  >>>

Marko Walde on talk with VTC Television on Dual Vocational Training

Implementing the dual Vocational Training in Vietnam according to the DIHK Germany in order to meet the demand of Industry4.0 is the topic of VTC Television's interview with our Chief Representative Marko Walde. One of the challenges of Vietnam is the lack of the qualified workers. The German training system should be a great solution and the demand on it is quite high. More here >>>

GTAI: The trade mark “Made in Germany”

GTAI conducted a survey among its offices worldwide to find out the current value of the trade mark “Made in Germany”. The demand of “Made in Germany” products increases significantly and people here are willing to pay more for better quality products.
The products from Germany are known as high quality, trustable but high priced.  More here >>>

The core business activities of M+W Group will be known as Exyte as of August 1, 2018

Effective August 1st, the core business activities of M+W Group, namely Advanced Technology Facilities (ATF), Life Sciences and Chemicals (LSC), Data Centers (DTC) and Regional Specific Businesses (RSB) in the defined target countries will be known as Exyte. It comes from the English word “excite”. The unique spelling reflects the uniqueness of business, stands for long-term engineering experience and excellence. Read more >>>

New Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank

Mr. Hans-Dieter Holtzmann becomes CCO and Head of Global Transaction Banking in Vietnam from August 16.
He has been with the bank for more than 20 years. He has worked in various senior capacities across its global offices with Corporate & Investment Banking, Regional Management and Government and Regulatory Affairs, including most recently as Head of Public Sector for Germany. More here >>>

Vinfast, Siemens sign deals for electric bus manufacturing

Two contracts on the supply of technology and spare parts for electric bus manufacturing was signed by VinFast with Siemens Vietnam Company. 
They are key deals to begin the process of building a value chain for eco-friendly public transportation vehicles manufacturing. 
The first line of electric buses is expected to debut in late 2019. More here >>>

Siemens Vietnam: 25th Anniversary Celebration

Congratulations to Siemens Vietnam on their 25th Anniversary with the slogan „Together We Grow“!
Thank you for the remarkable contributions to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.

TÜV SÜD VIETNAM: Launching new Hardlines Lab in HCMC

TÜV SÜD VIETNAM - a global and GERMAN leading technical service provider for a comprehensive and integrated suite of product testing, inspection, certification and training services, launched their new Hardlines Lab in HCMC in August.
The opening of this lab is considered as one of the next key milestone towards the strategic business expansion in Vietnam market of this company. 

Vietnam News: VinFast to open offices in Europe

VinFast has finished procedures to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany operating in the field of purchasing, selling, distributing and performing commercial transactions on spare parts, components and materials for the automotive and related services industries.The establishment of VinFast GmbH in Frankfurt reaffirms VinFast’s commitment to producing world class and high-quality vehicles. Read more at here >>>

German-Vietnamese kindergarten/daycare in Berlin

Founded in 2013, the „Kita an der alten Kastanie“ is the only German-Vietnamese kindergarten in Berlin.The site features a beautiful old chestnut tree, surrounded by a playground in which the children also learn to do gardening and grow their own vegetables.There are places for more than 100 children, with fully trained staff who are native speakers in both languages, German and Vietnamese.If you want to learn more or would like to support please contact:antje.kaczmarek@abw-berlin.de

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 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? 4 to 6 September 2018
Where? Mumbai, India
Who? 150 exhibitors from 6 countries
REGISTER today for free of cost and start with the reimbursement process!
Contact person: 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.

Tips for a successful trade show in Germany

Past events 

Ho Chi Minh City, Export Initiative Energy Regional Training, August 23 - 24, 2018

Organized by GIC/AHK Vietnam, this Asia - Pacific Regional Training aims at updating the current situation of the project Export Initiative Energy and brand storming the future strategies and implementation process. It creates a networking opportunity for colleagues from Asia to exchange the experiences and know-how in this area.

Ho Chi Minh City, The graduation ceremony of the Andrej Majcen Vocational Traning Center, August 20, 2018

Marko Walde, Chief Representative of GIC/AHK Vietnam did hand over the DIHK certificates to all graduates. 
Andrej Majcen Vocational Traning Center is one of our partners in dual vocational training program in Vietnam according to the DIHK Standards in Germany. 
This school offers cooking and restaurant courses with the duration of 3 years (30% theoretical part and 70% practical one) and after the graduation the students will receive DIHK certificates to work in Vietnam or they can choose to work at the Mai Sen Bistro in HCMC. More photos here >>>

Ho Chi Minh City, AHK Membership Management Meeting Asia, August 16 -17, 2018

AHK Membership Management Meeting Asia organised by GIC/AHK Vietnam took place in our new office at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh in HCMC, a great opportunity to exchange the know-how and experiences with other Asian colleagues and to create the suitable services in the future towards our members in the whole Asia.

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, “30 years of  FDI attraction Conference”, Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) are going to organize a “30 years of  FDI attraction Conference” and together with national investment promotion activities. The event will take place at National Convention Center in Hanoi.For more details please view here >>>

Culture events

Hanoi, NHK Symphony Orchestra, September 07, 2018

Christian Tetzlaff (born 1966 in Hamburg, lives in Berlin) has been one of the most sought-after violinists and exciting musicians on the classical music scene for many years. “The greatest performance of the work I’ve ever heard,” Tim Ashley wrote in the Guardian about his interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Daniel Harding. More here >>>

More on the event calender of Goethe Institute Vietnam please find here >>>

GIC/AHK Vietnam contact person

Ms. Dao Thu TRANG
Marketing & PRs
Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de 
Tel: +84 (24) 3936 1897

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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AHK Vietnam / German Industry and Commerce Vietnam
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