The German Business Association in Vietnam

GIC/AHK Vietnam & GBA Newsletter in September 2017


Launching our new publication in German language: “Vietnam – Pure Dynamik”

Since 2013, our 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, the up-to-date figures and data which could help them to meet their right decisions at the right time in the right place and with the right people. This information booklet is now ONLINE available! To access the full paper, visit the link HERE >>>  

There will be a print run of 3,000 copies, each one consists of approximately 128 pages (format A5, landscape) and its time of circulation is from now on to August 2018.

The GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam ‘fever’ is coming to Hanoi next week!

On Thursday, 21st September 2017, Consul General of the Federal Republic Of Germany Mr. Andreas Siegel and GBA Chairman & GIC/AHK Chief Representative Mr. Marko Walde tapped open the first keg of Oktoberfest beer, a tradition to officially start the most awaiting cultural event this fall in town, the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2017. The event ran for 3 nights as a great success and attracted more than 1,200 participants per event evening to Hotel Nikko Saigon. The heat of the nights are still there. One more week and it will move to Hanoi, from 5th to 7th of October 2017 at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi.

Friday tickets are fully-booked. Please call to place your bookings right now to Ms. Khanh Linh at or 0909 883 230  

Special rates offered to all GBA members and/or volume purchase of more than 50 tickets and above.

Save the date: TALENTBIZ German Job Fair 2017

After the successful TALENTBIZ German Job Fair in 2015, German Industry and Commerce Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) and German Business Association (GBA) will organize the second job fair on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Hoa Lu Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City to give companies a platform to meet and recruit their future employees and build up the potential talent pool.

More than 2.000 students and graduates are expected to participate in this exhibition. Besides attractive performances on the stage, which not just give visitors and exhibitors interesting facts and information about current trends and recruiting processes, the attending exhibitors will also get the chance to introduce their company to the audience at their booth and perform workshops in a special exhibition area.

We appeal to you with regards to registering for sponsorship or for a booth package for the TALENTBIZ German Job Fair 2017.

Please find SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES >>> and REGISTRATION FORM >>>; kindly send it back to us via fax: +84 28 3 8238 909 or email to Ms. Quynh Nga at latest on 30th September 2017.

Your company’s registration and participation in this exhibition will support us in making this a successful event. 

Thank you very much for your contribution and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


Visavergabe der Vertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vietnam

Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage kommt es derzeit in allen Kategorien zu Wartezeiten von mehreren Wochen. Daher sollten Sie Ihre Reisen mit einer ausreichenden Vorlaufzeit planen und rechtzeitig Termine bei der Botschaft Hanoi oder dem Generalkonsulat Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt beantragen. Die vorübergehende Aussetzung der Strategischen Partnerschaft hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Visavergabe der Vertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vietnam. Mehr dazu >>>

Recently there has been some false information in Vietnamese being circulated in social media regarding the suspension of German visas for Vietnamese students, enterprises and Government officials. This information is in fact not true and that the suspension of the strategic partnership between the two countries does not affect the issuance of visas.

Survey: AHK World Business Outlook 2017 – 2

The internationalization of business is increasing – at the same time the uncertainty about the global effects on the development in some countries is rising. To shape policy and inform the public, we would like to use the broad range of member companies of the world-wide network of German Chambers (AHK) to assess global economic developments. 

We would like to ask you to participate in this survey until October 6th, 2017.

The Survey is accessible via the following link:  

The survey will take no more than 3 minutes to complete. The link also works on mobile devices.   

ASEAN’s results

Part of the survey AHK World Business Outlook 2017-1 focused on the ASEAN region and the survey showed that the general business climate for German companies in ASEAN continues to be good and that the Southeast Asian market is still attractive for German companies. More here >>>

The German CCI Business Barometer for the General Election 2017

The DIHK Berlin evaluated round 1,800 responses of German companies on purpose of understanding the economic challenges and requirements. The main topics are the competitiveness of German business location, the first main actions that German new government should take. Please find the main result 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  >>>


Ho Chi Minh City, 12-14.10.2017: Baden Wuerttemberg @Metalex Vietnam

Baden Wuerttemberg federal state with the support of GIC/AHK Vietnam – its official representative office in Vietnam since July this year will participate at Metalex Vietnam as exhibitor at Stand No. H27 to promote Baden Wuerttemberg as a business and investment location. We would invite you to our Baden Wuerttemberg presentation at 13:30 on 12th October 2017 @ SECC Saigon 

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 >>>


Nuremberg, 10 - 12.10.2017 : it-sa 2017

it-sa – the highlight for the IT security sector

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 providersof products and services for IT security. it-sa opens its doors in Nuremberg from 10 - 12 October 2017.

Additional know-how is offered by the Congress@it-sa congress program already starting the day before. Here, in numerous lectures and presentations from 10 to 12 October, experts will be providing information on current issues, strategies and technical solutionsfor more IT security. Contact us for more details Ms. Thao Anh ( (Tel. +84 28 38227536)

Singapore, 25. – 27.10.2017: ITB Asia

Asia’s leading travel trade show

ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to become the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. Today, ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry and a forum for establishing high-quality customer contacts and conducting businesses. 

This is where international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel-value chain commerce, and Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises meet with top international buyers from the MICE, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets. Vietnamese exhibitors have accompanied this trade show from the beginning and are very satisfied with this platform in the region.  Contact us for more details Ms. Trang ( (Tel. +84 24 3836 1897)

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)



Hong Kong, 05.09 – 07.09.2017: Asia Fruit Logistica – Leading trade show for fresh produce

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA was a hive of business activity last week, with more than 13,000 trade visitors from 76 different countries, including Vietnam, pouring through the doors of AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September. 22 companies in the fresh produce sector from Vietnam had participated in this trade show as exhibitors to promote Vietnam’s fresh fruits to the region and the world. Visitor numbers were up by 16 per cent on last year’s event, setting a new attendance record.

The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA takes place on 5-7 September 2018 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong. ASIAFRUIT CONGRESS takes place on 4 September at the same venue.

Wahlparty-German Election Party in Ho Chi Minh City – 24.09.2017

On Sunday evening, 24th September 2017, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh, the GBA & the GIC/AHK co-hosted the Wahlparty, a public viewing event for the German speaking community to follow the German election in real time. The event attracted more than 80 participants.

The first German Solar Training Week in Vietnam

Over 50 representatives, namely project developers and engineering service companies, from the Vietnamese solar sector participate in the first German Solar Training Week in HCM City from 18th to 21th September.

The training week is organized by GIZ's Project Development Programme (PDP) in cooperation with the German Industry and Commerce Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) and the Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock company 3 (EVN PECC3) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the German Energy Solutions Initiative framework. More here >>>

Vietnamese – German Conference „Photovoltaic: Utility Scale PV and Embedded Generation in Vietnam's Industry”

The conference, held by German and Vietnamese expert-speakers, covered the legal framework and requirements concerning solar energy in Vietnam and give insights and testimonials about German products and services for the solar energy sector. More than 200 attendants, including ministries, institutes and companies had met the speakers and network with representatives of German companies from the solar energy sector.

Vietnamese firms promote exports at Wire and Tube Southeast Asia 2017

Vietnamese exhibitors include Dong Viet Non-Ferrous Metal & Plastic JSC, Hong Vu Trading Engineering & Sevices Company Limited, and Thinh Phat Cable JSC (ThiPha Cable), among 400 leading exhibitors from 30 countries, were seeking export opportunities at this trade show held in Bangkok last week. More here >>>

Pack Print International promotes cross-trade partnerships in Southeast Asia

Officially opened on September 20 with the theme of ”Packaging and Printing for the Future,” the four-day exhibition brings forward the latest technological innovations in these sectors.

An Phat Mineral and Plastic JSC, Vietnam’s second biggest producer of plastic additive compounds, is one of the exhibitors, looking to expand trade in Thailand. More here >>>

Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Chief Nguyen Thien Nhan visits Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City would significantly contribute in boosting operations by the German Consulate General in HCMC to be more efficient, connecting German businesses and those from other countries especially Europe to HCMC. When coming into operation, the building will have both diplomatic and economic functions.Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City is the symbol for the strategic partnership relationship and friendship between the Federal Republic of Germany and Vietnam. More here >>>

Vingroup and Siemens ink MoU to foster cooperation in technology

Hanoi, 7 September 2017, Vingroup and German conglomerate – Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote technological cooperation in many important areas. Both parties have agreed to consider feasible business models for cooperation in order to develop sustainable infrastructure and industries in Vietnam, including the Automobile industry. More here >>>


Ho Chi Minh City : German Book Exhibition Week from 29.09.2017

Congratulating the Day of German Unity of the Federal Republic of Germany and meeting the demand of learning German in Vietnam, especially pupils, students and a large number of Germans living and working in Vietnam, Fahasa Corporation coordinates with Goethe-Institute Ho Chi Minh City to organize the German Book Exhibition Week and open German Book Booth at Nguyen Hue bookstores.


Presented by the traditional Vietnamese music ensemble DONG KINH CO NHAC In cooperation with translator Mrs. Chu Thu Phương. Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of the most important poets of Romanticism. His lyrics are in the canon of the German and world literature of the XIXth century.

His "Lyrical Intermezzo" was translated into Vietnamese by the translator Chu Thu Phuong. More here >>> 

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