The German Business Association in Vietnam

GIC/AHK Vietnam & GBA Newsletter in November 2017

GIC/AHK Vietnam stand at TalentBiz 2017


AHK World Business Outlook Autumn 2017

The “AHK World Business Outlook”, conducted and published by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) in November 2017, describes the current situation of German companies worldwide and their expectations on global economic growth in the next 12 months.

The dynamic global economy ensures good businesses for German companies abroad. More information on the results here >>>

Membership Renewal 2018

The year-end of 2017 is approaching and we would like to thank you for your contribution to our German Business Association throughout the year. The number of GBA membership has reached an all-time high with 226 corporate and individual members till date. We have organized this year more than 40 business and social events in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with more than 12,028 participants and retained one of the most proactive business-associations for its members.

We are looking forward to continuing being your voice and advocate in Vietnam, fostering bilateral socio-economic relations between Vietnam and Germany as well as supporting you as our members in developing and protecting your business activities as integral part of the local community. Your ongoing support and contribution to our meetings, events and activities will be a vital factor to ensure that the GBA continues to be a successful and strong business association.  The membership fees in 2018 will remain unchanged.

The renewal package will be soon delivered to your registered office address. We look forward to another fruitful year with you as our GBA member. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the GBA office at or call our office number +84 28 3823 9772 ext 115. 

Corporate Partnership Program 2018

The Board of the German Business Association would like to thank our 7 corporate partners of 2017: Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, Etihad Airways, European International School, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, M+W Group, Rödl & Partner and Schaeffler Vietnam for your cooperation and contribution in 2017.  We would like to continue offering to all of our members our valuable “Corporate Partnership Program 2018” which entails a number of additional benefits beyond the ones associated with the regular membership.

More details about the benefits of becoming a Corporate Partner of the German Business Association can be found in our Corporate Partnership Agreement, which is available on the GBA Website (

Interested GBA members who want to register for our Corporate Partnership Program 2018, please send an email to Ms. Linh at latest by 15th of December 2017.

Representatives of AHK ASEAN and AHKs in the Asia – Pacific region met German President Steinmeier at Asia Pacific Conference in Perth on 05 November 2017.

German President Steinmeier had a meeting with CEO of DIHK Berlin – Mr. Wansleben together with 14 CEOs of AHKs in the Asia Pacific region during the Asia Pacific Conference in Perth.

This Asia-Pacific Regional Conference was a historic bilateral event, bringing together approximately 1000 international delegates to discuss the most significant industry and policy issues today. This conference offered a unique business insight in a comprehensive programm of keynotes and topical sessions, with a special focus on growth in the Asia-Pacific region. More here >>>


TALENTBIZ 2017 – The 2nd German Job Fair in Ho Chi Minh City

Hosted by GIC/AHK Vietnam – Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam and GBA – German Business Association, TalentBiz 2017 attracted around 2,000 students and young professionals from various academic backgrounds and offered them a unique opportunity to meet attractive future employers representing well-known German brands in Vietnam. Besides the chance to get to know the job opportunities, the visitors gained an insight into the German needs in qualified employees and understood their expectation regarding to qualification and skills through the podium discussion.

TalentBiz offered seminars on ProRecognition and Dual Vocational Training where experts shared their experiences and guided the participants with their Best Practises as well. An exciting day fulfilled also with challenging games, German food tasting and a cool entertainment program featuring famous bands such as The Lost Art and Suni Ha Linh. Please find our TalentBiz 2017 video clip here >>>

Technical Conference on Mechanical and Plant Engineering for Metal production and processing

Hanoi, 28 November 2017, a technical conference took place with the participation of local companies and the German companies in the metal processing sector. This conference was organized by the GIC/AHK Vietnam together with Mittelstand Global.

The main topics were discussed during this one-day-conference: The potential of German metal working sector, offered technology and innovation from Germany for this branch, current development of working processing sector in Vietnam and the challenges, cooperation opportunities between German and Vietnamese companies, technology and know-how transfer and finally legal framework for German companies for doing business and investment in Vietnam. More here >>>

Hamburg Delegation in Vietnam

Hanoi, 27 November 2017: Hamburg Delegation headed by Senator Frank Horch, Minister of Economy, Transport and Innovation visited Vietnam Maritime Administration (Vinamarine), Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) and MOIT in Hanoi. During this visit, Senator Horch witnessed the MOU signing ceremony between SBIC and Maritime Cluster North Germany for the future cooperation and technology transfer.

Other topics were also mentioned: cooperation opportunities in marine services, port construction, logistics services, ship building technology and training & education. This visit created the hope to maximize the opportunity to exchange information, share ideas and enhance the business relationships between Vietnam and Germany. More here >>>

VIR: 27.11.2017: Level-playing field for all businesses

Marko Walde, Chief Representative of GIC/AHK Vietnam on talk with Vietnam Investment Review: “I think the government should create a ‘level playing field’ and offer the same economic framework for local companies and foreign investors. This is the only way to create a fair competition and each company will improve. If FDI firms invest in Vietnam and enjoy the incentives, in return they support Vietnam in technology transfer, in creating an effective supply system/supply clusters, in educating people and in dealing with environmental problems as well.” 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!



InfoVeranstaltung Energieeffizienz in Vietnam


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


Experiences exchange and networking event for German dual vocational training in freight forwarding and logistics agent

German Industry and Commerce Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) organized a seminar “Experiences exchange and networking event for German dual vocational training in freight forwarding and logistics agent” from 6 to 10 November 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City. 

The seminar created a platform for all participants for networking and experience exchange with German experts. During the seminar, our German experts shared their practical experience on dual vocational training program according to German standards to all participants. An exciting part of this seminar was the company visit one, where the experts could advise on-site on the planning process and the implementation of dual vocational training programs in details.


Berlin, International Green Week, 19.01 – 28.01.2018

Since 1926 – International & Unique - The 83rd International Green Week will take place in January 2018. Founded in Berlin in the Golden 20s, IGW is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition of the food, agriculture and gardening industries. Renewable resources, organic agriculture, gardening and the future of rural development continue to gain importance at International Green Week. A great chance to meet potential partners and clients there and to promote your products and services as well. Contact us for more details: Ms. Trang Dao, , Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 

Berlin, Fruit Logistica, 07.02 – 09.02.2018

3.077 exhibitors and 76.000 visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realise their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade – and to write their own success story! FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry. Contact us for more details: Ms. Trang Dao, , Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 

Berlin, ITB Berlin 2018, 07.03 – 11.03.2018

The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show – ITB 2018 - Experience the whole world of travel at ITB Berlin – all in one location: Countries, cities and regions, tour operators, online booking portals and hotels, and many other service providers from over 180 countries present their products and services. Vietnamese Exhibitors and National Pavilion will be in the Hall 26C. Looking forward to welcoming you there and visiting the booths of Vietnam. Contact us for more details: Ms. Trang Dao, , Tel. +84 24 3936 1897 



GBA Business Meeting – 06.11.2017 in HCMC

The November edition of GBA Business Meeting was chaired by GBA Vice-Chairman, Dr. Thai-Lai Pham on 06 November 2017. All 60 participants gained valuable updates about the digitalization in the world market as well as its application to the enterprise. Picture of the event can be found here >>> 

The next meeting will take place on Monday, 04 December 2017 at La Scala Ballroom, 5th floor, The Reverie Saigon Hotel.

GBA Football Cup 2017 – 25.11.2017 at RMIT football field, HCMC

The very first GBA Football Cup 2017 is a major hit! More than 90 players of a large age-range were divided into 8 team led by GBA Board Members competed under beautiful Saturday sun. The football field was burnt up with heat and passion. We of course had a winning team but every participants are a Champion.

It was a nice family event with special designed activities for the kids. They were also our great supporters during the award ceremony as well as during the lucky draw where we delivered more than 40 prizes with total value worth more than USD 8,000. Picture of the event can be found here >>> 

DeutschenTreff at Anre Maisen Hospitality Training Centre – 15.11.2017, HCMC

It was great to host the last edition of DeutschenTreff this year at our member’s venue Anre Maisen Hospitality Training Centre. All 90 participants were happy networking and enjoyed the food prepared by Anre Maisen’s students.

This was also a great chance for them to practice and master their skills aside from ordinary classes. Picture of the event can be found here >>>

We look forward to gather again in 2018! 


Ho Chi Minh City, 01.12.2017: Piano Battle in Ho Chi Minh City

A concert show by the internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis. The duo goes head-to-head on stage, charms and enchants the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on tunes you request. More here >>>

Hanoi, 14. – 16.12.2017: German Christmas Market

It is the Hanoi’s very first German Christmas Market. Get in the holiday spirit at the Cua Bac Church. Escape the big city stress, relax, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, savor Christmas scents, sample typical Christmas Market treats and beverages, buy hand-made items, and spend memorable moments with friends and family over a cup of hot wine. More here >>>

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