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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

Announcement: Responsibilities of AHK Vietnam for the sub-region Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV sub-region)

From May 2023, AHK Vietnam shall be appointed to promote, support and represent German business interests additionally in Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
This cooperative mechanism ‘CLMV sub-region’ intends to promote regional economic integration in order to ensure the stability and prosperity of the four countries, as well as reduce the development gap between the sub-region and other ASEAN members.
Additionally, on this special occasion, we provide you an infographic on the CLMV sub-region with a summary of the most crucial data about its member countries. Check out here>>> to learn more about the sub-region’s high potential for investment as well as the expansion of your business. Our AHK - Team is ready to discuss your business needs and on how to do business in the CLMV sub-region successfully, click here>>>

AHK World Business Outlook 2023:
Open Survey until April 6, 2023

The global economy is in a state of upheaval and many companies are adapting their supply chains and business models to the changing circumstances. What is the current state of the global economy? In order to be able to demonstrate the current challenges for German companies but also the successes in international business, the global AHK network regularly conducts a survey on the economic situation and future expectations.

We would appreciate it if you could take about five minutes to complete the online questionnaire by April 6, 2023.

You can find the online questionnaire here>>>

GBA Members Newly Elected to the 2023 EuroCham Board of Directors

Big congratulations to all candidates who have been elected to the EuroCham Board of Directors 2023 for the term of 2023-2025, especially the three members of the German Business Association – GBA:

  • Torben Minko, EuroCham Vice-Chairman/ GBA Co-Chairman/ Managing Director of B. Braun Vietnam
  • Dominik Meichle, EuroCham Vice-Chairman/ Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam
  • Nguyen Xuan Thang, EuroCham Board Member/ Country Manager of Schaeffler

We would like to express our gratitude to them for their active participation and support – A strong representation of GBA at EuroCham Vietnam! 

These three candidates, together with GBA’s Eurocham Delegate, Mr. Alexander Ziehe, GBA Board Member/ Managing Director Southeast Asia & Oceania at Viessmann Vietnam, will contribute to EuroCham’s success in 2023-2025.

More details here>>>

Ho Chi Minh City: Basic Management Programme (BMP), March 10, 2023

Through the “Basic Management Programme” (BMP), the newly appointed managers of Schaeffler Vietnam have welcomed consultations from AHK Vietnam and Vietnamese German University (VGU). This program is tailored with professional perspectives in the German and international working cultures, providing participants with key tools, know-how and techniques required of an emerging leadership.

For further education and training, kindly contact Ms. Trang Dao / Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de

Ho Chi Minh City: Fundamentals of German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG), April 7, 2023

Following the success of our latest workshop about German Supply Chain Appraisal Law (LkSG) on February 17, 2023, AHK Vietnam continues to offer the next workshop focusing on deepening the Fundamentals of the LkSG, targeting Vietnamese companies who are direct suppliers of German corporates in the following industries: Textile/Footwear, Agriculture, Fishing Industry, Processing Industry, Machinery and Equipment, and Wood Processing.

Location: AHK Vietnam Office, Deutsches Haus, 33 Le Duan Str., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC. 
Time: April 7, 2023 (9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m)
For registration, please click here>>>
For full event's details, please visit here>>>

Please contact: Ms. Nhu, Lanh.Nhu@vietnam.ahk.de for further details.

The Annual Vietnam Business Forum 2023

Hanoi, 17th and 19th March 2023 - GBA Co-Chairman Mr. Torben Minko and GBA Vice-Chairman Mr. Martin Koerner attended the annual Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) with the theme “Business community in partnership with the government of Vietnam in fostering green growth”. The Technical Session, taking place on March 17, delivered reports from the 11 VBF Working Groups which covered legal analysis, identification of challenges, and practical solutions. All the issues then were consolidated for reporting to the Prime Minister at the High-level Session on March 19, 2023. The full report of the Technical Session can be downloaded here>>> 

ASEAN Snapshot 2023: Launching Soon

The German Chambers ASEAN Business Council (GCABC), as a #PartnerInASEAN, are pleased to introduce to you SOON our sixth edition of the ASEAN Snapshot. With the focus on the German - ASEAN business relations and German investments in the region, the publication will guide you from an overview of ASEAN member states to their economic development ranging from demographics, economics, trade, investments.

Please stay tune for our updates. The ASEAN Snapshot 2023 is launching soon!

Hamburg: Ostasiatisches Liebesmahl, March 25, 2023

On March 25, 2023, Marko Walde - Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam and Vice Chairman of GBA Vietnam had taken part in the Ostasiatisches Liebesmahl - one of the most important events celebrating Germany's relationship with Asia.

Over 300 high-ranking figures from the fields of economics, politics and diplomacy gather at this annual event, which traditionally takes place in Hamburg. Attendees use the Liebesmahl as an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience and make contacts.

For more photos of this event, please visit here>>>

Executive Director Hiring | German Business Association (GBA)

Organization: German Business Association (GBA)

Job title: Executive Director

Report to: Co-Chairmen & Board Members

Location: Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

Send your application to Ms. Nga at email: nga@gba-vietnam.org by Friday, 31 March 2023

More details here>>>

Ho Chi Minh City: “Suited for Growth - German Dual Vocational Training in Draftsman/-woman", March 02, 2023

On March 2, 2023, AHK Vietnam, in cooperation with Ho Chi Minh City College of Architecture and Construction, has hosted the event to present the German Dual Vocational Training Program (DVT) in Draftsman/- Woman.

The unique point about Vocational Training Program is the concept based on the German model, which combines theory and practice, and provides each apprentice with necessary business knowledge as well as practical work experience during the training period. Therefore, the integration of the apprentice into working processes can be ensured early right from the beginning.

For more information about this project, please visit here>>> or contact Ms. Trang Dao / E-mail: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de

FOCUS OF THE MONTH

Vietnam Economic Monitoring – First Two Months of 2023

The General Statistic Office of Vietnam indicates that Vietnam Economy will strongly recover in Q2 of 2023, contributing to the fact that Vietnam will continue to be an important link in the global supply chain and a potential investment landscape.

Trade balance of goods has become the highlight in overall trade activities, which was estimated to have a trade surplus of 2.82 billion US$.

Total registered FDI in the first two months reached 3.1 billion USD, with 261 newly licensed projects, an increase of 42.6 percent YoY. Particularly, Germany has registered 443 projects with total capital of 2.4 billion US$, as accumulated as of February 2023.

For full Vietnam Economic Monitoring January - February 2023 here>>>

Find out further information here>>>

See more of our infographics here>>>

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Legal updates by Dr. Oliver Massmann | March 2023

Our long-standing GBA board member Dr. Oliver Massmann, Partner at Duane Morris Vietnam LCC, is sharing the most relevant legal updates:

  1. The Ministry proposes adding further taxpayers to compulsory social insurance.
  2. New decree issued to help ease pressure on bond issuers.
  3. New resolution introduced to address medical equipment, drug shortage.
  4. The Ministry proposes a hike in special consumption tax on cigarettes, beer, and spirits.
  5. Planning ministry tells HCMC not to go ahead with tax on 2nd property

More details here>>>

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bac Ninh: Learning about Vietnam Session 2023, April 7, 2023

Learning about Vietnam Session 2023’ has been an annual event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2015. In order to create more favorable conditions for international delegates, this event will help them gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese people, culture and the value of heritages, as well as update on socio-economic and external achievements of Vietnam.

This year, the session will locate in Bac Ninh province, gathering the participation of Dong Ho Folk Painting Village, Dong Ngu Water Puppetry Village, Quan Ho Bac Ninh Theatre. Over 150 guests are expected to join, including governmental leaders and ambassadors, ASEAN representatives, diplomatic delegations, international organizations, press and media, etc.

Detailed information about this event is now available here>>>

Mainz: Consultation Day Vietnam – Individual Meetings, April 17, 2023, 10:00 – 16:00 MEZ

In cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Rheinhessen (IHK for Rheinhessen), Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam will offer a direct consultation to companies.

Discuss with the expert in one-on-one meetings of about 01 hour individually suitable distribution channels or the cooperation and distribution partner search on site and get important tips for the market entry or expansion of your business activity in Vietnam.

Time: April 17, 2023 (10:00 – 16:00 MEZ)

For detailed information about the program and registration, please visit here>>>

Gelsenkirchen: NRW-ASEAN Summit 2023, April 20, 2023, 06:00 – 12:00 MEZ

The NRW-ASEAN Summit 2023 is aiming to demonstrate the benefits of becoming involved with the ASEAN region as a multiplier, association, and enterprise. On April 20, the event will present a variety of connecting factors and practical information for your Southeast Asian business.

In addition, representatives of the chambers of commerce abroad from the ASEAN countries will be available for one-on-one consultations and to answer your individual questions. In the exhibitor area you can also make contacts and obtain further information.

Time: April 20, 2023 (12:00 – 06:00 MEZ)

For detailed information about the program and registration, kindly visit here>>>

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Berlin: 5th DMEA – The Largest Health IT Trade Fair in Europe, April 25 – 27, 2023

Organized by the Federal Association of Health, DMEA is coming back to Messe Berlin exhibition ground on April 25 - 27, with more than 650 exhibitors and 300 speakers from 26 countries.

At DMEA, you can find the most innovative IT technologies in the section of heath care and opportunities to meet decision-makers from all areas of IT solutions, telemedicine solutions, medical engineering, hospital software, etc.

To become a trade visitor, kindly register here>>>

For more information on the event, please contact Ms. Le Chi Mai | Email: mai.le@vietnam.ahk.de

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Online Seminar: The 2nd Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia 2023, April – May, 2023

The 2nd Purchasing Initiative in Southeast Asia 2023 gives the Vietnamese suppliers a unique chance to approach 55 German companies at the same time. Moreover, the participants can get a clearer picture of German companies’ requirements and acknowledge the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act coming into force in 2023.

Kindly take note about the upcoming important timeline:

  • End of April, 2023: The AHK announces the schedule and invitation for an online meeting to Vietnamese suppliers who match requirements of the German buyers.
  • May 8 – 19, 2023: Expected timeframe for online B2B meetings.

To see more information about the project’s whole progress, please visit here>>>

For more information, please contact: Ms. Thuy Vu | Email: thuy.vu@vietnam.ahk.de

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Lüneburg: Country Presentation Vietnam - The Other Asia, May 15, 2023

Nowadays, Vietnam has great potential in almost all industries, which offer concrete business approaches, especially for medium-sized companies.

At the Vietnam Talk Day at the Castanea Resort Hotel in Adendorf, Germany,AHK Vietnam will shed light on the opportunities for sales, sourcing, investment, and the recruitment of skilled workers in Vietnam.

Our representatives: Mr. Marko Walde - Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam & Vice President of GBA Vietnam and Ms. Trang Dao - Head of Business Development of AHK Vietnam are two main speakers and will be available for individual consultations. 

Time: May 15, 2023 (10:00 - 12:00 MEZ)

To see more information about the program and registration, kindly visit here>>>

For more information, please contact: Ms. Trang Dao / Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de

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HCMC: Recruiting Trip Vietnam, May 3 – 7, 2023

Travel with Hand in Hand for International Talents - AHK Vietnam on a trip to Ho Chi Minh City and meet international experts in the fields of IT, electronics, industrial electricity and hospitality.

From May 3 – 7,2023, all participating businesses will get to know 40 applicants and experience their expertise on-site. Gastronomy and hospitality experts will collaborate to simulate a restaurant operation to demonstrate their skills under real-life conditions. In addition, IT and electrical experts will also carry out work samples upon request.

Get an overview of each applicant’s profile here>>>

To see further details about the program and registration, please visit here>>>

If you are interested in a particular applicant, or have any more questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Lam Nguyen | Email: Lam.Nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de


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HCMC & Hanoi: Business Initiation Vietnam for German Suppliers and Service Providers from the Health Care Industry with focus on Medical Technology, June 19-23, 2023

As a project of the market development program for German SMEs, the AHK Vietnam, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany, will conduct a business initiation for German suppliers and service providers from the healthcare industry, provide them with distributors to be able to work this market effectively. 

The aim of the project is to support small and medium-sized enterprises in their foreign trade activities to open the Vietnamese market with focus on medical technology, in which Vietnam has great interest. 

For further information on the event and registration, please visit here>>> or contact Ms. Laura Lehmann / E-mail: lehmann(at)enviacon.com

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München: IHK Trade and Connect, November 23, 2023

At Trade & Connect Event, you can expect an exciting program consisting of competent one-to-one consultations with experts from the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) from more than 70 countries, interesting networking opportunities at our Marketplace, informative expert presentations, and many more benefits.

The program is aimed at all companies, regardless of size, with or without experience in foreign trade.

For more details and registration, please visit here>>>

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GBA Events

The German Business Association offers excellent networking opportunities for various needs that come along with doing business in Vietnam. Don’t miss out on any of our upcoming activities!

Please visit our Website>>>, follow us on Facebook>>> and LinkedIn>>>, or join the GBA Announcement Group on WhatsApp>>> & Zalo>>> to stay up to date.

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GBA Monthly Business Meeting: Vietnam Insights

Topic: The impact and opportunities of global events on key industrial sectors

Date: Monday, 3 April 2023 
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Meeting Chair: Alexander Ziehe, GBA Board Member/ Managing Director Southeast Asia & Oceania at Viessmann Vietnam

GBA members:  From 1 mil VND |
Non-members: From 1,6 mil VND

More details here>>>

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[Co-hosted Event] Business Thursday in Hanoi

Date: Monday, 13 April 2023 | Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: To be confirmed

More details to follow.

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[Co-hosted Event] Hai Phong Targets Double Digits GRDP Growth in 2023

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023 | Time: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Nam Dinh Vu Industrial Park | Lac Hong Palace | Draco Thang Long

Admission fee: Free admission (first come first serve basis)

More details here>>>

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DeutschenTreff in HCMC

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023 |

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue: Eastin Grand Rooftop Bar, Ho Chi Minh City

Free entrance fee

More details here>>> 

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Industry Connect “Industry 4.0”

Topic: Active participation and sharing of challenges and best-practice solution related to Industry 4.0 in Vietnam’s Manufacturing landscape

Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2023 | Time: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: The Loop Thao Dien

Meeting Host: 

  • Tuan Vi, Head of Supply Chain Planning & Design Asia Pacific of Schaeffler Vietnam/ GBA Board Member

Moderator: Dominik Meichle, Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam

*EXCLUSIVE for GBA Members who are active in manufacturing in Vietnam or who are players in the supply chain/solution provider in the Industry 4.0 domain.

More details here>>>

GBA CORPORATE PARTNERS

Join our GBA Corporate Partnership Program to position your brand in the best environment and show your support and connection to the German business community in Vietnam. Be constantly visible on every GBA channel and entitled to various benefits and exclusive promotion opportunities. Find out more here >>> or contact the Membership Manager, Ms. Mai at mai@gba-vietnam.org for registration and instant support.

Thank you for the strong support of our 13 Corporate Partners. Please find below further information.

GBA CORPORATE PARTNERS NEWS

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking, and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Visit their website here >>>

Dürr group and Dürr VietNam

Dürr group and Dürr VietNam is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with outstanding expertise in the fields of automation and digitalization. In the field of environmental technology, Dürr supplies efficient systems for exhaust air purification, for increasing the efficiency of production processes, and for sound insulation technology for a wide range of industries. Leading software products offer tailor-made solutions for the operation, analysis and control of plants and processes.

Find more details here>>>

INC Legal Vietnam

INC Legal Vietnam, is a partner law firm of Luther, a renowned German law firm with a strong regional presence and substantial footprint in the ASEAN region. With dedicated Asian offices in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand they support investments and advise businesses of all kinds of industries in Vietnam and the Asian markets. With the Ho Chi Minh office, a registered foreign law firm in Vietnam, they can offer the full range of legal advice, tax advice and corporate services throughout Vietnam, as allowed under the Vietnamese regulations.

Visit their website here >>>

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam - The exclusive privilege for GBA members

Mercedes-Benz Vietnam is proud to be the only luxury car brand in Vietnam to have an exclusive program designated for all GBA members. Our special offers are up to 4% for all CKD models including C-class, E-class, GLC-class, and 4% for most of our CBU models. For more details of the program, please contact us via the hotline 1800 400 110 or direct points at our authorized nationwide dealers.

Visit their website here >>>

Visit of the Members of the German Bundestag from the Budget Committee

On March 10, 2023, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City was honored to welcome the Members of the German Bundestag from the Budget Committee. During the visit, Elmar Dutt – COO/General Director of Deutsches Haus introduced the history of the building as well as the sustainable architecture, state-of-the-art facilities, and its contribution to the development of Vietnam’s economy.

Find more details here>>>

Messer’s outstanding solution for cutting and welding in Vietnam

At Messer, we offer the ultimate mixture gases solution for metal cutting and welding that will help you improve your efficiency. With our methods, welding and cutting will become faster, saving cost and labor-intensive than normal welding gases. With this method you will be able to save up to three times. Please contact us for more details. As an expert in industrial gases, Messer is confident with its expertise to meet all your gas needs.

Find more details here>>>

OfficeHausnow open to new tenants with occupancy permit granted

OfficeHaus, after a year of construction, has received its occupancy permit and is now open for business.

Tenants such as a Mercedes-Benz showroom and offices, a Wayne's Coffee have started operations in the building and there is considerable demand for what is Saigon’s largest office floor plates available on the market (2,500 sqm per floor) in a Bauhaus-inspired, LEED-Gold certified modernist building. 

Find more details here>>>

Schaeffler Vietnam - Conference on Germany's new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act   

Representatives from Schaeffler Vietnam participated in the conference on “Enhance the Vietnamese company’s competitiveness in the global supply chain by complying with the German Supply Chain due diligence act”, held by ITPC and AHK. Speaking at the conference, Mr. Vi Thanh Tuan - Head of Supply Chain Planning & Design of Schaeffler Asia Pacific shed light on how sustainability standards are critical for Schaeffler and German businesses in general.

Find more details here>>>

Schulz Noack Bärwinkel (SNB)

Schulz Noack Bärwinkel (SNB) is a German law firm that stands for excellence in its specialised practice areas and has a strong focus on the Asian markets. We operate offices in Hamburg, Rostock, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City and we are also present in Jakarta by way of cooperation. We are used to taking care of our clients’ interests abroad, and if needed, we can provide integrated solutions together with selected local law firms in other Asian countries that are part of our network.

Find more details here>>>

Grand Opening of Hai Phong Factory of Magnetec Vietnam

On 15 th of March, Rödl & Partne was happy to attend the opening of the factory of MAGNETEC Vietnam. The parent MAGNETEC GmbH is an internationally active company in the field of inductive components developing forward-looking system solutions for the innovative sectors of automotive, energy, industry and safety. This shows again the growing interest of German investors in the rapidly developing Hai Phong.

Find more details here>>>

Mystery Shopping - Discreetly Evaluating Customer Service

Spectos offers a comprehensive Mystery Shopping solution that enables Companies to gain valuable insights into their customer service performance. Our solution involves deploying trained Mystery Shoppers who act as normal customers to evaluate various aspects of the customer experience. With our detailed reports, companies can identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Find more details here>>>

[Special Offer] Wurth Vietnam Loyalty Program 2023

With the goal of connecting and thanking customers, Wurth Vietnam continues to implement the Loyalty Program - Loyalty Program 2023 with many attractive prizes, totaling up to 45 million VND, including:

. SJC Gold

. Wurth Premium Tool Kits

. Wurth Gift Voucher

. New Product Experience Package

. Marketing POSM

Find more details here>>>

Tesa Site Haiphong – A global tape manufacturing site is opening

A size of 70,000 square meters, 650,000 safe work hours, and production capacities for millions of square meters of adhesive tape every year; these are just a few facts about our new tesa site in Vietnam. We started with the laying of the foundation stone in January 2022 and will be open for business by the end of the year. We are proud to see the whole construction coming more and more to life and are looking forward to the start of production.

Find more details here >>>

GBA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM / WELCOME NEW GBA MEMBERS

The GBA members represent a variety of German businesses in Vietnam from small and medium-sized enterprises to large global players. They are a good reflection of the German economy’s structure in general. 

We would like to introduce our new members to you every month. Please join us to welcome our new members for March 2023 by visiting their website or stopping by to introduce yourself. The personal touch will help GBA continue to grow and thrive! For more details here>>>

MEDIA & PUBLICATION

Hanoi: Alba and Vietcycle to Develop Plastic Recycling Plant, March 01, 2023

On March 01, ALBA Group Asia and Vietcycle has signed a cooperation agreement to collaboratively develop the largest food-grade PET/HDPE plastic recycling plant in the nation. Aiming to avail of cutting-edged technology, the project’s estimated investment values $50 million, with annual capacity up to 48,000 tonnes.

At Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Hoang Van Thuc - Director General of the Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Simon Kreye - Deputy Head of the German Embassy in Hanoi welcomed the agreement as it is a significant contribution to Vietnam's anti-pollution efforts.

The news is now available here>>>

AHK Podcast #29: Vietnam is Striving for Eco-friendly and Sustainable Development

To catch up with this common concern of sustainability from German investor, this episode features the participations of Mr. Nguyen Xuan Than (Marketing Executive of Becamex VSIP Binh Dinh Industrial Park), alongside Mr. Nguyen Chi Toan (Marketing Director of VSIP JV) and Mr. Tran Van Ngan (Vice General Director of Dinco Danang).

These special guests will demonstrate comprehensive information about investment landscapes in Vietnam by concentrating on the national efforts to create an Eco-friendly and sustainable environment for investors. This insightful discussion will be accompanied by our host – Mr. Marko Walde.

To listen to our podcasts, tune in NOW on #ApplePodcast, #Spotify, or #Download here>>>

GBA x VITV Interview: Europe's economy positively grow, may avoid recession

11 March 2023 - German Business Association - GBA's Co-Chairman Mr. Torben Minko recently shared his insights on Europe’s economic prospects on VITV. His appearance provided valuable information on how Europe managed to avoid recession in 2022 and the prospects and challenges for the European economy in 2023.

Find more details here>>>

AHK Map: Updates on Vietnam’s Investment Zones: Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Thai Binh

Continue to impress as the Promising Destination for German Enterprises, Vietnam Investment Landscape (AHK Map) has updated about infrastructure and resources of the three potential provinces: Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Thai Binh.

Created by AHK Vietnam, AHK Map provides German investors with the most important illustrative data on 63 cities and provinces in Vietnam. Through this map, companies could gain up-to-date information on increasingly favourable locations for their investment intentions and strategies.

The information is now available here>>>

For further support and consultation of Investment Location Analysis, please kindly contact Ms. Hanh Le / Email: hanh.le@vietnam.ahk.de or visit our website>>>.

 

Ho Chi Minh City: Grand Opening Ceremony of Pepperl + Fuchs Factory No. 2, March 10, 2023

To expand the production capacity, Pepperl + Fuchs, a prominent German developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components, has built their second factory, with the total value of 18 million US$, in Tan Thuan EPZ, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

They currently employ more than 1,000 people and plan to increase that number to up to 2,000 over the next few years.

For more photos of this event, please visit here>>>

Binh Duong: BW Increases Total Investment in Binh Duong Province

BW has increased its total investment in Binh Duong province by approximately 300 million US$, bringing its total investment in the province to around 900 million US$. The certificate of capital increase was granted at the "Startup – Connection – New Development" event organized by the People’s Committee of Binh Duong province on March 25, 2023.

Despite economic turbulence both internationally and locally, BW was successful in raising additional capital from international investors during the first quarter of 2023. This makes BW one of the largest FDI companies in Binh Duong. The event was attended by high-profile individuals, including Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai, representatives from various government ministries, leaders of Binh Duong province, leaders of Becamex IDC, and media representatives.

Introducing a Potential Partner – BECAMEX VSIP Binh Dinh

Nestled in Nhon Hoi Economic Zone, Canh Vinh commune, Van Canh district, Binh Dinh province, Becamex VSIP Binh Dinh Industrial Park is an Integrated Industrial Park and Township under the Socio-economic Development Cooperation Agreement between the two provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Dinh for the period of 2017 – 2021.

With the advantage of having strategical location and favourable accessibility, Becamex VSIP Binh Dinh IP is carefully planned to meet all environmental and sustainability standards, to foster competitive advantages and offer all-inclusive solutions for investors.

Find more details about the project, please click here>>>

The International Airport in Vietnam - Long Thanh Airport with its first terminal “ready to fly”  in 2025

Long Thanh International Airport is recorded as the most expensive infrastructure project in Vietnam’s history and now under its first phase of construction in Dong Nai province. Operated by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), Long Thanh Airport is expected to replace the existing Tan Son Nhat International Airport with the maximum capacity of over 100 million passengers every year. On the way for its initial operation in 2025, Long Thanh Airport is currently conducting land clearance and bidding for runway and terminal packages totalling VND 35,000 billion (about US$1.5 billion).  

Find more about our infographic here>>>

To have a full insight about Dong Nai, please check out our Youtube Video: DONG NAI - HIGH FLYING INDUSTRY here>>>

TRADE SHOWS IN GERMANY & WORLDWIDE

Hong Kong: ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA,
                     September 06 – 08, 2023

The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA returns to Hong Kong’s Asia World-Expo on September 06-08, 2023.

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA covers the entire fresh production industry value chain and its service support companies, as well as the latest, innovative products and ideas. It offers a unique opportunity to develop new business, make new top-level contacts, and gather essential market information on every aspect of the fresh produce trade throughout the entire Asian region.

For further details and registration, please visit here>>>

Berlin: InnoTrans, September 24 – 27, 2024

InnoTrans 2024 is the leading international trade fair for transport technology. This time, with the participation of over 3000 exhibitors from 56 countries around the world, the exhibition is expected to become a wonderful opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to connect with potential German and European businesses in the railway sector.

For further information on the event, please visit here>>>

For registration and details: Ms. Trang Dao / Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de 

GBA New Members
  • Allianz Partner

Allianz Partners is your global partner for protection and care. We are experts when it comes to international health, assistance, automotive and travel insurance. Our solutions are a unique combination of insurance, service and technology. Our family of over 16,000 employees are spread across 35 countries, speak over 58 languages and manage over 39 million cases a year, so you can get the support you need, across the globe. Visit www.allianz.com for more information.

  • Berlin Love Vietnam Company Limited

BERLIN LOVE VIETNAM (BLV) is a one-of-a-kind” import/export consulting company that revolutionises the industry through the channels of branding, marketing, trademarking. We transform product manufacturers into internationally operating brand owners. We help businesses kick open the door to the international market. We do Branding, Marketing, Bamboo Product Manufacturing, Sourcing, Trading, Import & Export Consulting for and from Vietnam. Visit www.berlinlovevietnam.com for more information.

  • Dinco Engineering and Construction Corporation

Dinco is the TOP choice for international clients with industrial plants, high-rise buildings, hotels, resorts, traffic and infrastructure construction projects. No matter how complex a project, how remote the location, how stringent the requirements, Dinco will meet and work to exceed the client’s expectations. We assist our Clients in saving costs and time for their projects through our optimal solution design teams including Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers who coordinate smoothly and systematically on the BIM model. Visit  www.dinco.com.vn for more information.

  • The Representative Office Of Guntner Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. In HCMC

Founded in 1931 in Munich as a refrigeration equipment manufacturer, our rise to being known as global experts in commercial cooling and industrial refrigeration is a result of our constant drive to evolve. We’re proud of our global reach, and we’re embedded in industries all around the world with the specialist heat exchange solutions we manufacture. From food cooling and comfortable air conditioning in office buildings to data centre cooling solutions and energy & power cooling, Güntner touches the lives of millions. Visit www.guntner.com for more information.

  • Plaza Hotel Company Limited| Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Sofitel Saigon Plaza is located in a quiet enclave on prestigious, tree-lined Le Duan Boulevard in the business, cultural and shopping heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The French, Brilish and U.S. consulates are mere steps from the hotel. Storied Salgon attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Independence Palace are all Just a short walk away. Visit www.Sofitel-Saigon-plaza.com for more information.

  • The Rep. Office Of Visa Global Pte. Ltd in HCMC

The international operations of the VISA Group comprise of the following businesses:

  1. International trading of industrial raw materials.
  2. Ship Chartering & Operations for the in-house commodity trading business and third parties.
  3. Mining investments focused on a selected set of resources and geographies.
PAST EVENTS

Webinar: The IT Industry in Germany – Opportunities and Challenges, March 25, 2023

On March 25, 2023, GIC/AHK Vietnam successfully organized an insightful online webinar with the participation of 50 people from IT sector. 

During the webinar, 3 speakers had discussed thoroughly about opportunities and challenges amongst the IT market in German, as well as highly interested topics such as: the German IT market, recruitment process, requirements towards international workforces in the country.

For further information of the project, please visit here>>> or contact Ms. Tran Le / E-mail: tran.le@vietnam.ahk.de

Digital Consulting Days with AHK Vietnam, March 20 & 21, 2023

On March 20 – 21, AHK Vietnam concluded Digital Consulting Days under the professional guidance of Mr. Björn Koslowski, Deputy Delegate of German Business.

Via the counselling session, German entrepreneurs had the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute individual online meeting and acquire essential tips to enter the Vietnam market and to expand their business activities.  

To explore the business opportunities for your company, please register here>>>

Hanoi: The Visit of Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW) to Vietnam, March 12-17, 2023

AHK Vietnam was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft (FHDW) on their tour to Vietnam. As part of the trip, they made a visit to several companies and universities, in particular to the largest industrial zone in Hai Phong and Binh Duong.

Moreover, they had a briefing with representatives from the German Embassy, GTAI, AHK and Goethe Institute, and have learned about Vietnam’s economic and political situation as well as advantages and obstacles which German companies in Vietnam are facing with.

For more details and photos of the visit, please visit here>>>

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Berlin: International Travel Trade Show (ITB) 2023, March 07- 09, 2023

From March 07-09, representatives of 43 companies of the Vietnam Delegation gathered at ITB Berlin, establishing business and cooperation prospects, as well as introducing Vietnam Tourism to the international public.

As the largest international travel fair in the world, ITB attracted 10,000 exhibitors from 190 countries and territories.

By the impressive presentation of the 250m2 booth area, demonstrating the most unique and cultural destinations and tourism products, Vietnam has successfully promoted the country’s tourist attraction and Vietnamese specialties to German and European markets.

Join us in waiting for the new season of ITB Berlin 2024, expected to take place on March 05-07, 2024.

The full article is now available here>>>

To find more about ITB Berlin, visit here>>>

For more detailed information, please contact: Ms. Le Chi Mai/ Email: mai.le@vietnam.ahk.de

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Ho Chi Minh City: The Visit of Mr. Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch to AHK Vietnam/GBA Vietnam Office, March 01, 2023

On March 1,2023, AHK Vietnam and GBA Vietnam was honoured to welcome Mr. Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch, the former German Ambassador to our offices, including the German Business Incubator Vietnam.

German Business Incubator Vietnam is the launchpad where AHK Vietnam provides an excellent ecosystem for German businesses to establish their own company in Vietnam.

For more information about German Business Incubator, please visit here>>>

Berlin: FRUIT LOGISTICA 2023 comes to a Successful Conclusion, 08 – 10 February, 2023

From Feb 08 to 10th, 2023, 11 Vietnam businesses under Vietnam national pavilion organized VINAFRUIT brought a total of 200 kilos of fresh fruit to this year trade fair.

The trade fair was filled with positive meetings and good opportunities. Vietnamese businesses had chance to connect with foreign buyers from over 140 countries.

The next FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 will take place from 07 to 09 February, 2024 in Berlin.

For further information on the event, please visit here>>>

For more detailed information, please contact Ms. Le Chi Mai / Email: mai.le@vietnam.ahk.de

Kick-off Seminar: The 2nd Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia 2023, March 08, 2023

On March 8, the Kick-off Seminar took place virtually with almost 140 participants. Most of them were decision makers of Vietnamese companies in many fields such as metal construction, cast and forged parts, plastic and electronic components, electromechanical parts, screws, nuts, wire and tubes, and packaging.

Besides the briefing on the purchasing initiative and current developments in supply chains from AHK Vietnam, the seminar also contained presentations of 3 German companies about their purposes to find new suppliers in Vietnam.

To see more information about the project’s whole progress, please visit  here>>>

For more information, please contact: Ms. Thuy Vu / Email: Thuy.Vu@vietnam.ahk.de

Stuttgart: Re-Assessing Production Standards in Asia and Europe, February 27, 2023

Marko Walde, Delegate of German Economy in Vietnam (AHK Vietnam) informed 20 companies about Vietnam's potential at the first physical event in Stuttgart after the pandemic: "We are sensing a lot of interest from numerous German companies."

For the purpose of diversification, companies that have been investing in China for years are searching for a second market in Asia, in terms of which ASEAN is an outstanding option. Particularly, Vietnam is proudly considered as a highly suitable destination in the region for business enterprises and investors.

As your reliable Partner in Vietnam, AHK Vietnam offers market entry consulting for German companies.

For more information about our services, visit our website here>>>.

GBA Members for Members Workshop: Securing Transparency and Integrity in the Procurement Process

02 March 2023 – The “GBA Members for Members Workshop: Securing Transparency and Integrity in Procurement Process” took place successfully at Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City with approximately 40 participants. Hans-Joerg Kottmann, founder of our member company Integra-ITI is a procurement consultant and negotiation trainer who gaveparticipating members insight into the psychology of negotiations and shared his recommendations of how to minimize and mitigate fraud risk when interacting with vendors.

For more details here>>>

GBA Monthly Business Meeting: Economic Outlook Vietnam 2023

06 March 2023 – The GBA Monthly Business Meeting in March took place successfully at Park Hyatt Saigon with a record-breaking number of over 80 offline and 20 online participants. Mr. Andre de Jong, Regional Business Unit Head 2-Wheeler & Powersports ASEAN of Bosch Vietnam/ GBA Board Member chaired the meeting together with the two keynote speakers: Mr. Huynh Buu Quang, Country Chief Officer of Deutsche Bank Vietnam and Mr. Michael Kokalari, Chief Economist of VinaCapital.

For more details here>>>

DeutschenTreff in HCMC | March 2023

Ho Chi Minh City, Wednesday, March 15,2023 – Mai Sen Bistro was packed for the networking event DeutschenTreff yesterday. It attracted approximately 90 members and friends for a very enjoyable evening. We hope to bring you a great time while developing new connections and meeting the right names for your business. Thank you and see you in our upcoming  DeutschenTreff HCMC on Wednesday, April 19,2023.

Being part of Dual Vocational Program, the training supports youth from underprivileged families from different areas in Vietnam.

Through Dual Vocational Program, the AHK Vietnam becomes the contact point to accompany businesses to find suitable, qualified, educational institutes in Vietnam, as well as provide critical guidance on the process and implementation of training programs based on German standards.

For more details and images of the event here>>>

Find further support and information about AHK Vietnam's Dual Vocational Program here>>>

CULTURE EVENTS

Hanoi: A Talk with Lucy Fricke – Diplomacy through the Eye of Creatives, April 19, 2023

The German writer Lucy Fricke is a professional in film and cinematic area. After pursuing literature at the Leipzig Literature Institute, she has released five captivating novels and honorably received a great number of awards.

"The Diplomat", the latest novel of Lucy Fricke, was a bestseller in Germany. Together with the DAAD Regional Office in Vietnam, the Goethe-Institute Hanoi proudly presents the writer in a talk show in Hanoi about “Diplomacy through the eyes of creatives” where interested public has a chance to meet the writer for an open discussion, moderated by the prestigious translator Lê Quang.

Address: Goethe-Institute Hanoi, 56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

For more details of the event, please visit here>>>

CONTACT

GIC/AHK Vietnam 
Ms Trang Dao
PR & Goverment Affairs
Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de  
Tel: +84 (24) 3936 1897

GBA Vietnam
Ms Anna Tran Duyen
Marketing and Communication Manager
Email: anna@gba-vietnam.org 
Tel: +84 (28) 3823 9772
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AHK Vietnam / Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam
Ms. Nguyen Thuy Dung
Email: dung.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de