The German Business Association in Vietnam

GIC/AHK Vietnam & GBA Newsletter in October 2017

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City by night


Signing cooperation contract in training mechatronics and industrial mechanic with VINFAST

On 27th October 2017, German Industry and Commerce Vietnam and VINFAST signed the vocational training contract in those 2 sectors in VinGroup headquarter in Hanoi, Vietnam. VINFAST is our first local company in Vietnam in this dual vocational training program, after some German key players, such as BOSCH VIETNAM, B.BRAUN or MESSER GAS VIETNAM.

We believe that by successfully completing the program, our apprentices – VINFAST workforces are capable of taking up specialist and afterwards managerial positions at VINFAST manufacturing plants in the future. This signing contract event and this cooperation mark an important milestone in the VINFAST’s commitment to help develop a highly-skilled technical workforce in Vietnam. More here >>>

TALENTBIZ - German Job Fair 2017 – 18.11.2017 at Hoa Lu Stadium

After the successful TALENTBIZ - German Job Fair 2015, this November – 2017, German Industry and Commerce Vietnam (GIC/ AHK Vietnam), German Business Association (GBA) and the ProRecognition department of GIC/AHK will organize the second Job Fair.

The TALENTBIZ 2017 - German Job Fair is expected to be fresher and more energetic; furthermore, through the event, we want you to have the opportunity to prepare, to focus and to connect yourself – young talents - with top line of German companies in Vietnam.

Time: 8:00 – 17:00, Saturday, 18th November 2017

Location: Hoa Lu Stadium, 02 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Share and follow TALENTBIZ 2017 - German Job Fair official Facebook for newest updates on program agenda as well as the detail list of top line companies joining the German Job Fair.

GBA Football Cup 2017 – 25.11.2017 at RMIT football field

Our Football Cup is a family event, we have a large variety of food and beverage: BBQ, snacks, cakes and ice-cream. Exciting kid’s activities is set-up for all ages throughout the whole day. Please give us a short reply HERE to register your kid(s) and also for us to better organize for their entertainment. Each GBA Board Member will gather a team of 10 players among our members (mixed team, min. 2 female players).

If you are not approached by any GBA Board Member, do not worry. Please just register as a “freelancer” and we will be more than happy to integrate you in one of the teams. Our aim is not only to enhance the relationship between the German and the Vietnamese community, but also to empower the team spirit and integrate the family members to this event.

In order to make this event great, we are looking for contribution from your side: Corporate Mini-Sponsorships and attractive Lucky Draw prizes (min. value 50USD) are very welcome.

For questions and registration, please contact Ms. Mai Anh at or 0903 720788.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the pitch of our GBA Football Cup!


DIHK-Economic-Survey Fall 2017: German economy remains on course for success

DIHK forecasts an economic growth of the German GDP of 2.2 percent in 2018. For the current year the DIHK increases its economic growth forecast to 2.0 percent (economic growth forecast early summer of the year: 1.8 percent). 

The economy profits from strong domestic demand as well as solid exports. This is an advantage for companies in almost all industries. The situation is particularly positive in the construction sector, where the assessment reaches its highest level for the third time in a row. More here >>>

Work permit for foreigners granted online in Vietnam

Companies in Việt Nam who wish to employ foreign employees can now apply for work permits online.

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs started this from Monday, 02nd October 2017, via an electronic network. Applicants can access (english version will be available soon) to apply for a work permit. More here >>>



Matchmaking Events in Germany and Worldwide

These events aim at managing directors and sales manager of small to medium sized businesses looking for investment and business opportunities in Vietnam as well as market information. It is a great opportunity to meet AHK Vietnam experts in Germany and worldwide to have individual meetings and discuss on Vietnam!

03.11.2017 - - 05.11.2017

2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference


06.11.2017 - - 07.11.2017



08.11.2017 - - 09.11.2017

Inhouse Beratung






Beratungstag oder Inhouse-Veranstaltung






Exporttag Bayern



InfoVeranstaltung Energieeffizienz in Vietnam


More details on event calendar in Germany please find here  >>>


Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, 27.11 – 01.12.2017: Delegation on machinery for metal production and processing

From November 27 – December 01, GIC/AHK Vietnam will host a delegation on machinery for metal production and processing, organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and German Industry and Commerce Vietnam in cooperation with VDMA Metallurgy.

The program includes an all-day presentation in Hanoi on November 28 where the capability of the German sector is introduced and the German participants present their products and services to companies, administrations, organizations, institutions and other Vietnamese multipliers of the information technology and machinery sector with professional interest.

The most important part of the business trip is the meetings for every individual participant with specifically researched and qualified potential affiliates in Hanoi and in Ho Chi Minh City. The individual business meetings typically take place in the office of the Vietnamese companies (in HCMC) or will be organized in form of B2B Meetings in Hanoi and in HCMC. The German participants can reach business partners located in Nord and South of Vietnam.

The journey will be framed by a joint framework program with visiting the trade show VIMM 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City as well as a roundtable with the involvement of the German embassy and representation of Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (AHK Vietnam) and German Business Association GBA. More on registration and further details, please find here >>>

More details on event calendar in VIETNAM please find here >>>


Berlin: 08 – 12. November 2017: Bazaar Berlin 2017

BAZAAR BERLIN is Germany’s most international sales fair for handicrafts, design, natural products and Fair Trade goods. Every year in November around 500 manufacturers and retailers from more than 60 countries, including Vietnam, present their high-quality goods and exotic merchandise.

It would be a great opportunity to present your made-in-Vietnam handicraft, jewelry, accessories, clothing, design products, home textiles, fair trade products, organic and ecological products, natural cosmetics, wellness products, etc. to the world. Contact us for more details Ms. Trang ( (Tel. +84 24 3836 1897)




50 local companies have participated in our seminar on Baden-Wuerttemberg and on its mechanical engineering sector at Metalex Vietnam 2017. The Vietnamese press and media paid their attention and showed their interest in the technology of Germany and the implementation process on the path of Industry 4.0 there.

Marko Walde, Representative of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Vietnam presented the cooperation potential between companies from Vietnam and from this German federal state as well as the supporting activities of Baden-Wuerttemberg representative offices in Vietnam towards companies in Vietnam and in Baden-Wuerttemberg as well. Please have a look at all our activities at Metalex Vietnam 2017 in this following video clip: 

ITB Asia 2017 wraps up 10th anniversary with record highs

Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. Over three days, the event hosted about 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, an 11% increase over the previous year. ITB Asia 2017 also welcomed its strongest ever buyer participation across the Corporate, MICE and Leisure sectors. Since 2014, ITB Asia has experienced a 1:1 ratio for exhibitors and buyers.

This year, there were over 22,000 business appointments recorded during the show. Vietnamese exhibitors from tourism industry in Vietnam, including travel agencies, hotels and accommodation as well as tourism association had attended at this trade show as an annual event. ITB Asia 2018 will be held from 17-19 October 2018 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. Interested exhibitors may email

DIHK Responsive Web Design Training in HCMC

In October 2017, 12 AHKs in Asia have participated in the responsive web design training organized by DIHK Berlin and GIC/AHK Vietnam. Julia Fellinger presented how we created and designed our RWD websites effectively and so that increase our sales and conversions by effectively engaging your customer anytime, anywhere.

Successful wrap-up of the 25th edition of the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2017

The 25th edition of the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2017 has finally come to a closure with impressive figures to look back: 

  • 6 event evenings
  • Over 7,600 guests
  • Over 60 media coverages 

One guest consumed per evening:

  • 1.72 liter of beer & ½ shot of Jägermeister
  • 530g meat & 230g vegetables 

More details can be found at Official Partner Report our Official Partner Report.

Pictures are uploaded and available at the GBA website for HCMC event and Hanoi event

Follow us on social media and stay updated for the event next year 




Thank you and we hope to see you again at the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2018!

HCMC, 18.10.2017: DeutschenTreff at Piu Piu

With more than 112 participants, the DeutschenTreff proves to be an awaiting and popular event amongst the German speaking community and friends in Ho Chi Minh City. We had a great evening at Piu Piu, a nice location in town that had manage to host our ‘large’ crowd. Save your calendar for the November edition at our member’s venue Anre Maisen on Wednesday, November 15th for more fun, food and drinks at special happy-hour prices. Stay-tuned! Picture of the event can be found here.


HCMC: 05 November 2017: Der Ringer Conquers The Stages of Asia

The German newcomer band DER RINGER is packing up to tour across Asia this autumn. They will kick-off in Vietnam in October and then continue to the Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan and Mongolia.
Numerous concerts come along with interactive workshops and talks in which German learners from the Goethe-Institutes, PASCH partner schools and universities will get the chance to meet and communicate with the musicians. More here >>>

Hanoi: 06.11 - 12.11.2017: Hanoi Docfest 2017

Young filmmakers from Doclab will present their new projects and as a special Highlight a German curator from Hamburg will show her Short-Film-program. With it: a Workshop and a Southeast Asian cinema symposium.

For the fifth year, Hanoi DocLab and Goethe-Institut Hanoi are proud to present the current edition of DocFest – Vietnam’s only annual festival dedicated to independent creative documentaries, experimental and hybrid films. More here >>> 

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