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AHK World Business Outlook Spring 2023 

German companies are looking more positively at their international locations than they were in the fall of 2022, but with only muted confidence about the future. Regarding economic development, optimists (28 percent) and pessimists (27 percent) are roughly balanced. 

Various risks are clouding the economic outlook. The top three include a shortage of skilled workers (40 percent, all-time high), economic policy framework conditions (39 percent), and demand (38 percent). 

More details on the chances, challenges, trend and outlook of German investors aboard? Check out the latest AHK World Business Outlook here>>> 

For more of our previous reports, please visit here>>> 

Please be noted that the Result of Vietnam will be launched soon. 

AHK Podcast #30: FDI Drivers in Vietnam and The Importance of German Education and Training 

  • What are the current USPs of Vietnam to attract the tremendous attention of European and German investors? 
  • Why do education and training become crucial FDI drivers? 
  • What does Vietnam’s outlook in the near future look like as we are in an era of digitalization and AI? 

In our latest podcast episode, AHK Vietnam is excited to present to you the valuable points of view regarding this topic from experienced experts: Prof. Dr. Tomas Benz, President of Vietnam German University (VGU), and Mr. Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam & Vice Chairman of GBA. 

The talk show is a part of AHK Vietnam’s campaign to celebrate 10 years of our Vocational Education and Training (VET) project in Vietnam since 2013.  

Learn more about this project here>>> 

Tune in NOW on Spotify>>> or Apple Podcast>>> 

For more podcast from us, please visit AHK Vietnam’s website>>>. 

[Save The Date] GBA Oktoberfest 2023

Each fall, we dust off our lederhosen, fire up the Ozapft band from Germany and enjoy a tall mug of German beer at the GBA Oktoberfest 2023. Mark your calendars for the weekend-long, Bavarian-style celebration with authentic music, dancing, food and beer - rated as the biggest beer festival in Southeast Asia since 1992!

  • Hanoi: JW Marriott Hotel | 28th – 30th September | 6pm - 11pm.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Nikko Saigon Hotel | 12th – 14th October | 6pm - 11pm.

We are looking forward to welcoming you with a Prosit “Oans, zwoa, drei, Gsuffa!” at the GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam 2023!

For any inquiries, please contact: Ms. Mai Anh at email: maianh@gba-vietnam.org or tel.: (+84) 903 720 788

Phu Yen: Meeting with Chairman of Phu Yen Provincial People's Committee, May 26, 2023

On May 26, Mr. Ta Anh Tuan, Chairman of the People's Committee of Phu Yen, met and held discussions with Mr. Marko Walde to exchange ideas on promoting cooperation in trade and investment between the two parties in the near future. The meeting was attended by representatives from German businesses - STADA and wpd - and leaders of provincial departments and sectors.

During the working session, Mr. Marko Walde expressed his desire to promote German trade and investment cooperation with Phu Yen province in various fields, especially in areas such as green energy, healthcare, industry, innovation, and sustainability.

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

Rheinland-Pfalz Management Program 2023 

The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate is launching for the 2nd time the RLP Management Program 2023 for Young Professionals and Managers from Vietnam

The 10-week program takes place from 4th September to 13th November and includes 3 weeks of seminar training and 7 weeks of practical work exchange.  

More detailed information of the program in English and Vietnamese is now available here>>> 

If you are interested in the program, kindly submit your application before May 31, 2023 to Ms. Aimee Phan | E-mail: vietnam@rlp-international.de 

Job Opening: Executive Director | German Business Association

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in a dynamic, professional and cross-cultural work environment? Do you have experience in leading and managing a non-profit organization that supports German and Vietnamese businesses in developing their operations and creating opportunities for business and social exchange? If yes, then you might be the perfect candidate for the Executive Director position at the German Business Association in Vietnam!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to email: nga@gba-vietnam.org  

More details here>>>

Ho Chi Minh City: Open Day for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Agent – Navigate Your Future, June 13, 2023

Join us for a career day at the University of Transportation in HCMC, specifically designed for its logistics students. This event offers a unique opportunity to meet and connect with eight international logistics companies based in the city. Come and learn about the German dual vocational education and training model in this field, and join us in the graduation ceremony, celebrating the achievements of our batch 3 graduates. It's an event you don't want to miss!

Time: 13.06.2023 (14:00 - 17:00)

Location: University of Transportation Ho Chi Minh City - 02 Vo Oanh, Ward 25, Binh Thanh, HCMC

For any questions, please contact our project consultant - Ms. Van Anh | E-mail: vananh.do@vietnam.ahk.de

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Ho Chi Minh City: Exporting Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to Asia and Europe: Requirements and Trends, May 18, 2023 

On May 18th, 2023, the first event deepening about chances and opportunities for Vietnamese fruit and vegetables successfully took place with the participation of more than 70 representatives from relevant companies and exporters. 

The seminar is organized by AHK Vietnam, in cooperation with Messe Berlin, Asia Fruit Logistica and Vinafruit. Through the sharing of our guests and the panel discussion at the end of the program, we shed light on multiple opportunities and challenges for Vietnam while targeting the European and Chinese markets. Also, Vietnamese exporters have obtained further information on regulations and requirements from Germany and the EU.  

Find more photos of the seminar here>>> 

For more information about the trade fair Fruit Logistica and Asia Fruit Logistica, please reach out to Ms. Mai Le | E-mail: Mai.Le@vietnam.ahk.de 


Berlin: AHK World Conference 2023, May 8 – 11, 2023 

The AHK World Conference is the central event of the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs). It took place again in Berlin from 8 to 11 May 2023 after a 5-year break.

The German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) is the host of the World Conference, under this organization the AHK Network operates.

The AHK Network provides advice, support, and representation for German companies at 150 locations in 93 countries and receives co-financing from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

AHK representatives from 93 countries came together at DIHK to foster and deepen the exchange views with each other as well as with their partners from German business, politics and academia. 

Berlin: AHK Vietnam Won the Second Prize of Idea Workshop: "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained!", May 9, 2023 

AHK Vietnam – Marko Walde and Trang Dao - made a bet, believing that the AHK/IHK organization has the best network to address the skilled labor shortage in a fair and sustainable manner.

Our goal is to combat the shortage of skilled labor in Germany, strengthen the network of AHKs and IHKs and create a connection between Germany and the world. With great delight, we enjoyed being part of the top six contenders, presenting innovative ideas.

Berlin: World Conference Workshop - AHK Vietnam's Presentation about "Pre-integration", May 9, 2023 

AHK Vietnam – Marko Walde and Trang Dao - participated in a workshop at the World Conference (Tuesday, May 9, 15:00-17:00).

The first part included insights from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Foreign Office, in collaboration with DIHK. The second part was the workshop session, where AHK Vietnam took the lead in presenting on the topic of "Pre-integration", focusing on what can be done to prepare skilled workers (and companies!).

Vietnam Economic Monitoring – First Four Months of 2023

By the first four months of 2023, in the effort to overcome socio-economic hardships, Vietnam is taking steps in boosting the economy moderately, proven as a promising destination for foreign companies to diversify their businesses.

  • The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) fell by 1.8% following by the slowdown in global economic recovery with tight monetary policies, leading to reduces in demand of trading partners.
  • The total export and import of goods turn-over reaches 210.79 billion US$, down 13.6% over the same period last year. 
  • The average Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases by 3.84%. The inflation rate continues to rise to 4.9%.
  • On accumulated by April 20, 2023, the total registered FDI capital in Vietnam records at 9 billion US$. 
  • By the end of March 2023, Germany has 443 FDI projects with a total registered capital of 2.36 billion USD.

For the full latest report, please visit here>>>

Find more infographics on our website>>>

Legal Updates by Dr. Oliver Massmann | May 2023

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

  1. Government agrees with 2 percent VAT reduction proposal
  2. Further tax support reflecting efforts to empower business
  3. Ministry proposes salary policy reforms after 2023
  4. Policies take effect in Vietnam in May 2023
  5. Banks with high rates of real estate and consumer loans, and corporate bonds to benefit from the SBV’s new regulations
  6. Nuts and bolts of new personal data decree
More details here>>>
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Online Webinar: Labelling of Food Products in Vietnam, May 31, 2023

The "Vietnam Competence Center for the Agricultural and Food Industry", funded by the BMEL and based at the AHK Vietnam, invites you to a webinar on the topic "Labelling of Food Products in Vietnam". The event is primarily aimed at food exporters who are interested in the Vietnam market.

Time: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (09:00 – 10:00 CEST)

Format: Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Find detailed information about the event and registration here>>>

For more questions, kindly contact our consultant: Ms. Phuong Doan | E-mail: agriandfood@vietnam.ahk.de
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HCMC: VDW-Symposium “Innovations in Production Technology - Machine Tools from Germany", June 13, 2023

Against the background of the dominance of German manufacturing in Vietnam machinery market, the VDW, together with the AHK Vietnam, is organizing a technology symposium in Ho Chi Minh City for the third time after 2016 and 2019.

Time: June 13, 2023 (09:30 – 21:00 GMT+7)

Location: The Reverie Saigon, HCMC

Kindly find the event agenda here>>>

For more information about the event and registration, kindly visit our event page>>>.

If you need further support, please contact our consultant: Ms. Le Hai Duong | E-mail: Duong.LeHai@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.

To secure your participation, kindly register before June 15, 2023 via this link>>>

For further information on the event, please contact Ms. Thu Van | E-mail: thuvan.nguyen@vietnam.ahk.de
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Online: ASEAN Market Insights – Thailand and Vietnam, August 7, 2023

Both Thailand and Vietnam are newly industrialized countries with great potential for foreign investment.

Our experts are available to offer insights into these markets and assist you to navigate the business in Southeast Asia.

  • Time: August 7, 2023 (10:00 – 11:30 CEST)
  • Format: Online webinar

To register, kindly visit here>>>

For more information about this online seminar, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de
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Düsseldorf: Außenwirtschaftstag NRW 2023, September 21, 2023

Under the project management of IHK Düsseldorf, AWT23 will take place with the expected participation of 1,000 guests from consular companies, chambers of commerce and representatives from politics and administration.

Time: September 21, 2023 (09:15 – 20:00 CEST)

Venue: Düsseldorf, Germany

At the AHK Lounge, there will be market experts of over 50 AHKs across the world available for individual consultations from 8:30 – 9:00, and from 10:30 – 15:30. See the overview of participating AHKs here>>>

The preliminary program is now published on the event website>>>

To secure your participation ticket, please visit here>>>

For more information, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de
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München: IHK Trade and Connect, November 23, 2023

At Trade & Connect Event this November, 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.

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

If you have any question, please contact: Mr. Björn Koslowski | E-mail: koslowski.bjoern@vietnam.ahk.de

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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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DeutschenTreff in Ha Noi

Date: Thursday, 1 June 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: 6 Degrees Rooftop West Lake Hanoi

Free Entrance Fee with special discounts on food & drink menu

More details here>>>

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GBA Monthly Business Meeting: Investment Trends and China+1

Date: Monday, 5 June 2023

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Lotte Hotel Saigon

Meeting Chair: Marko Walde – GBA Vice Chairman/ Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam

GBA members:  From 1 mil VND

Non-members: From 1,6 mil VND

More details here>>>

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GBA Members for Members Workshop: Insights into German and Schengen Visa Process

Date: Thursday, 8 June 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Venue: Conference Room, 2nd floor, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City

GBA members: Free of charge

Non-member: 500,000 VND

*Limited capacity | First come – First served

More details here>>>

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Business Thursday in Hanoi

Date: Thursday, 8 June 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: To be announced

Stay tuned for more details to come here>>>

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DeutschenTreff in HCMC

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: To be announced

Stay tuned for more details to come here>>>

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Meeting with The Authorities of Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City

Date: Friday, 23 June 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Quang Nam & Da Nang People's Committee Headquarters 

Participation: Leaders of the authorities; GBA Board members and German-invested enterprises in Vietnam and large foreign corporations

Stay tuned for more details to come here>>>

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Danang Meets Europe 2023

Date: Friday, 23 June 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: The Anchor Bierhaus & Steak Danang

More details here>>>


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.


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 >>>

Opening of the Hanoi Office in Capital Place

The opening ceremony of the Rödl & Partner Hanoi office which moved its location to the Capital Place in order to enable the expansion of the team was held on the 17th of May 2023. The German Ambassador Dr. Guido Hildner and Prof. Dr. Peter Bömelburg, Managing Partner and Head of Asia of Rödl & Partner delivered the opening remarks.

Find more details here>>>

Vietnam National Architecture Award 2022-2023 - Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City won the highest award

On April 25th, 2023, the Vietnam Architecture Award 2022-2023 Ceremony was held at the Hanoi Opera House with the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister - Dr. Tran Hong Ha, the Chairman of the Central Committee for Economic Affairs of the Party - Dr. Tran Tuan Anh and Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Representatives of the Vietnamese Military and the German Ambassador - Dr. Guido Hildner. The Vietnam National Architecture Awards is a bi-annual contest chaired by the Vietnam Association of Architects and co-organized by the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Nikolaus Goetze, Senior Partner of gmp International in Hamburg, accepted the award on behalf of the architect. Mr. Elmar Dutt – General Director of Deutsches Haus HCMC also presented at the event.

Find more details here>>>

Dürr is looking for new professional potential partner

Dürr has been a pioneer in the field of painting technology for 125 years. Not only painting cars, we offer a wide range of painting products such as rotating atomizers, air-assisted spray guns, paint supply systems or vertical piston pumps. Joining our global business partner network, we provide special training in our products, technologies, and services for the partner's staff.

Find more details here>>>

Luther’s Partner INC ready to offer business process outsourcing services

After some preparation and thorough recruiting we are proud to announce the go-life of our accounting and further business process outsourcing services at INC Vietnam. We have a young and extremely motivated team of accountants to support with bookkeeping, financial accounting, tax compliance and payroll services from now on. By means of our close partner network we are able to offer integrated single-handed advisory and implementation services with regards to legal, social security, tax and bookkeeping compliance to foreign-invested companies stepping foot into Vietnam this year.

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 >>>


Messer is active in more than 35 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and America, with more than 60 companies operating. The Messer Group has state-of-the-art research and capacity centers, in which it develops technologies for use in gas in most industrial sectors, in food technology, medicine as well as research and science.

Visit their website here>>>

OfficeHaus now 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 features on Bloomberg TV’s Beyond Innovation series

Vietnam is quickly emerging as Asia's next tech hub given the country's strong economic and social development. Hear from Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, General Director of Schaeffler Vietnam as he shares his insights on the importance of partnerships in driving digital innovation on Globalive Media's Beyond Innovation.

Find more details here>>>

Get to know new lawyer of the Asia team of SNB in Ho Chi Minh City Office

We are glad to announce that Ms Loan To Nguyen has joined the Asia team of SNB in our Ho Chi Minh City Office as of March 2023. Ms Loan is a German qualified lawyer. Before joining SNB, she gathered experience as a corporate lawyer in Luxembourg. Ms Loan is fluent in German, Vietnamese, English and French.

Visit their website here>>>

Spectos Asia is a member of Mystery Shopping Professionals Association

We are pleased to announce that Spectos Asia has joined the MSPA, MYSTERY SHOPPING PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (MSPA) ASIA PACIFIC. As a member of MSPA, Spectos Asia will benefit from the association's resources, network, and standards of excellence. Spectos Asia is committed to providing high-quality Mystery Shopping solution to its clients across various sectors and regions.

Find more details here>>>

Würth Vietnam

Würth Vietnam primarily trades and distributes chemical technical products, fasteners, engine oils, tools and personal protection equipment of the highest German quality to the automotive and metal industries. In these sectors alone we deliver 5,000 items directly from our warehouse in Ho Chi Minh City. An additional 100,000 products we deliver from our global headquarters in Germany.

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 >>>


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 May 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>>>

AHK Vietnam x VTV4: How do Foreign Investors Evaluate the Competition to Attract FDI between Vietnam and Other Countries in the Region?

Mr. Marko Walde had an interview with VTV4 about "How do foreign investors evaluate the competition to attract FDI between Vietnam and other countries in the region".

Currently, Vietnam is using tariff preferences as a financial leverage tool to attract foreign investors. The introduction of a global minimum tax will create some challenges for FDI attraction. Therefore, he made some recommendations for Vietnam to have better policies to attract foreign investors in the new context.

For an English reportage (10:35 – 11:06), please visit here>>>

For a Vietnamese reportage (3:15 – 3:55), please visit here>>>

Vietnamese Government Press: AHK Vietnam speaks highly of Proactive Measures to Support Businesses, Stimulate Economic Growth

According to the interview with the Vietnamese Government Press, Mr. Marko Walde had stated that: during the pandemic, Viet Nam's economy has proven to be a stable and attractive destination, a "safe haven" for investors, thanks to the government's efforts to balance economic growth and public health.

To read the full article, please visit here>>

Vietnam Investment Review: Tracking Germany’s investment journey in Vietnam

In the latest article in Vietnam Investment Review Magazine, Mr. Marko Walde had shared important information about Germany's investment journey in Vietnam.

 Vietnam has recently developed into an attractive investment location for German companies, which are now diversifying their interest in Asia. They are drawn in by the reasonable and high-quality labour, open investment environment and growing local market, dynamic economic development, the stable political environment and its global integration.

For the full article, kindly visit here>>>

Congratulations to Deutsches Haus on the Gold Prize of Vietnam National Architecture Award 2022 – 2023!

Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City is the symbol of the strategic partnership between Germany and Vietnam. Here is also the official residence of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City. You could undoubtedly find the building the ideal location for German institutions and leading international companies.

In April 2023, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City has been awarded Gold – the highest award in terms of Vietnam’s 15th National Architecture Award 2022-2023 for the Public Architecture category. The building is proud to have architectural designs associated with local cultural identities, thus creating a good living environment for the community amid the adaptation to climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A multiple award-winning, first-class, energy-efficient, and sustainably certified “DGNB Gold” and “LEED Platinum” building with the most modern office spaces, conference centre and premium services awaits you!

The Importance of Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) to Global Companies 

HREDD is a process that enables companies to identify, avoid, mitigate, and account for potential risks and impacts on human rights and environmental protection. 

The importance of HREDD has increased significantly since the effectiveness of The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (#LkSG). Not only German companies but also their Vietnamese suppliers can be affected in certain aspects.  

AHK Vietnam is glad to provide more insights and assist you with this topic!  

For full information of How important the HREDD is, please visit here>>> 

For more in-depth consultation, please contact our expert: Ms. Huyen Nhu Lanh | E-mail:lanh.nhu@vietnam.ahk.de 

VnExpress: Long Thanh International Airport – Update on Expected Look and Completion Time

According to the latest update from VnExpress, Long Thanh International Airport is planned to complete phase one of construction by 2026, with capacity of serving 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo a year.

The expected look of the soon-to-be passenger terminal’s design and construction are also revealed, which use the most modern technologies in aviation. Especially, it takes the lotus as the main inspiration and incorporates it into the design of the roof, main front of the terminal and interior of the check-in lobby.

However, the completion of the project has been delayed until at least 2026 due to the failure to select a contractor.

More detailed updates and latest expected look of Long Thanh International Airport can be seen here>>>


Hanoi: Information Day – Germany Welcomes You! Study.Work.Discover, May 20, 2023

On May 20, the Information Day of ‘Germany Welcomes You! Study.Work.Discover’, co-hosted by AHK Vietnam and Goethe Institute, Hanoi, has successfully concluded with the participation of 150 young members.

During the event, participants had enthusiastically taken part in workshops and activities to study about German culture; asked speakers many interesting questions related to the recognition of professional qualification, life and working in Germany.

Most especially, there were more than 30 participants interested in the ProRecognition project of AHK Vietnam and registered to receive deeper advice to well-prepare for the journey to Germany.

We hope to organize more meaningful events to provide more opportunities for young people to start their future at one of the most developed economies in the world!

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



Call For Internship: Marketing & PR Intern - AHK Vietnam

We are seeking now an enthusiastic, creative and dependable marketing intern to join our Marketing team and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals.

  • Duration: 03 - 06 months

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 to Ms. Trang Dao | E-mail: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de

Call For Internship: Project Support Intern - ProRecognition Project

To strengthen our team, we - the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam - are looking for a full-time, 40 hours/week intern for the Project ProRecognition in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Duration: 03 – 06 months
  • Start: as soon as possible
If you are interested in being a part of our dynamic team, kindly submit your application by June 15, 2023, to Ms. Le Nguyen Bao Tran | E-mail: tran.le@vietnam.ahk.de

About the ProRecognition Project:
AHK Vietnam provides individual consultation to recognition of qualifications acquired in Vietnam, so that qualified Vietnamese professionals get the opportunity to enter the German labour market.

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 | E-mail: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de  

  • Ascenx Technologies (Viet Nam) Co., Ltd

Ascenx – founded in 2004, is a global technology service provider with focus on sustaining engineering support, contract manufacturing and field service engineering. Ascenx is headquartered in Fremont, CA – USA, with a subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and employs close to 200 people worldwide. Ascenx has extensive experience in delivering solutions for the semiconductor equipment industry. Among its clients are well known semiconductor equipment companies. Visit www.ascenx.com for more information.

  • Axitec Energy Ltd. & Co.

Axitec is the German solar company established since 2001. Axitec provides photovoltaics solutions such as solar modules, energy storage batteries, solar electric vehicle charging stations. The company, headquartered in Germany has been one of the qualitatively leading global manufacturers of solar modules. The branch will serve as a sales and service base for the region in and around Vietnam. Visit www.axitecsolar.com/vi for more information.


The name Big Dutchman is now synonymous with sustainable and innovative livestock equipment, as well as infrastructure for medium and large-scale commercial farming. Over the years we built a reputation for superior and durable quality, efficient service and unparalleled know-how in modern livestock farming. We look forward to our continued success in the Asia Pacific region, especially with the increasing population and quality food demands as your trusted growth partner. Visit www.bigdutchman.asia for more information.

  • Talent Net Corporation

Talentnet is now acknowledged as the leading HR consulting firm in the country, with nearly 20 years of experience in the local labour market. With the mission “Make a difference in the lives of every employee”, Talentnet is passionate about contributing to a better working life for Vietnamese employees through professional HR solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of Vietnamese and international clients. Visit www.talentnet.vn for more information.

  • Fidinam (Vietnam) Co., Ltd (Owned by FIDINAM Worldwide Limited in HongKong)

Fidinam (Vietnam) is supporting foreign Investors in expanding their businesses in Vietnam through various services such as market-entry services, legal consultancy, contractual review and preparation, incorporation of Vietnamese entities, accounting, tax and employment services. We invest in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of professionals capable to assist clients with a tailored, dedicated and boutique-style approach to their needs. Visit www.fidinam.com/en/vietnam for more information.

  • FURAMA Resort Danang

Furama Resort Danang’ s main business lines are hospitality, food and beverage, recreation, meeting and events with three adjacent properties in Danang city include Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre. Besides, Furama Villas Danang with total five – star 70 villas with the private swimming pools are also in the top highly recommendation lists of travel bloggers. With 5 main restaurants, beach bars, lounge, wine shop, Furama Complex is a culinary resort, an ideal venue for conference and incentive planners. Visit www.furamavietnam.com for more information.

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Lüneburg: Discover Vietnam – The Other Asia, May, 2023

More than 30 companies from Lueneburg and the surrounding joined our conference “DISCOVER VIETNAM - THE OTHER ASIA” on Doing Business in Vietnam and Recruiting skilled workers from Vietnam last week.

At this event, AHK Vietnam provides extensive and valuable insights into Vietnam - the other Asia with opportunities for economic diversification and skilled workforce acquisition. Regarding market entry, Mr. Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam, highlighted business potentials and the expansion of business activities. Other topics such as finding cooperation partners or legal aspects were also addressed.

Additionally, Ms.Trang Dao, Head of Business Development Services at AHK Vietnam, emphasized recruitment and employment of Vietnamese professionals and young talents.
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Altmark: AHK Vietnam Visting DEHOGA Saxony-Anhalt, May, 2023

AHK Vietnam met DEHOGA Saxony-Anhalt and visited a training center in Altmark. At the center, 15 Vietnamese and German apprentices are undergoing a 3-year dual training program for hospitality occupations, adhering to German standards.
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Hanoi: Stronger Investment Partnership for A Thriving Vietnam – Press Conference by Vietnam Investment Review (VIR), May 15, 2023

On May 15, AHK Vietnam attended the “Stronger Investment Partnerships for a Thriving Vietnam” press conference organized by the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR). This event serves as a platform for discussion on the national achievements and valuable insights during the 35-year journey of attracting foreign investments

AHK Vietnam has been honoured to receive an esteemed award of appreciation for our remarkable contribution to the promotion of FDI in Vietnam.

To read more about the event, kindly visit here>>>

Find more information about our services at AHK Vietnam’s website.
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Adendorf: Country Presentation Vietnam – The Other Asia, May 15, 2023

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

The whole event day was divided into sections, where our experts discussed about Vietnam market – the economic situation, its dynamic labor force and further potentials for international enterprises to expand their businesses.

Following the lecture program, all participants were allowed for in-depth consultations from AHK Vietnam.

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Hannover: 30 Reasons for ASEAN and How to Enter the Market Successfully, May 12, 2023

On May 12, the IHK Hannover hosted an insightful consulting day, in honor of presenting ASEAN as an outstanding new market for businesses who consider diversifying their supply chain.

Representatives from the Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) from Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines have joined in to illustrate strengths and sectoral focuses of their countries.

Mr. Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam attended to share about 5 reasons for Vietnam, and how to successfully enter the market.

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Online Seminar: The Opening of the 2nd Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia, May 8, 2023

On May 8th, 2023, ‘The 2nd Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia’ officially opened in the online platform “GoTo” with the participation of 95 representatives from Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement & Logistics (BME), AHKs from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar, German buyers and Southeast Asian supplier businesses.

During the speech, Mr. Björn Koslowski, Deputy Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam had stressed the increasing demand of German companies to diversify themselves abroad besides China and hence increasing opportunities for SEA suppliers.

For more information, please contact: Ms. Thuy Vu | Email: thuy.vu@vietnam.ahk.de
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Binh Dinh: AHK Vietnam and Phoenix Contact Meeting with Provincial Leaders of Binh Dinh, April 28, 2023

AHK Vietnam and the German company Phoenix Contact - led by Mr. Till Potente, Vice President - Sustainable Operations Management of Phoenix Contact, had a meeting with provincial leaders of Binh Dinh to explore investment opportunities and promote investment

More details about Phoenix Contact and photos of this meeting are now available here>>

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Hanoi: AHK Vietnam and Vice-Chancellor of Germany Meeting with Minister of Industry and Trade, April 28, 2023

On April 28, Philipp Rösler, former Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam, have met Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien, discussing on the business and investment environment for German investors in the country.

See more photos of this meeting on our Facebook page>>>.

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Hoa Binh: AHK Vietnam to Visit Hoa Binh’s Party Secretary, April 27, 2023

On April 27, Marko Walde, Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam and Vice Chairman of GBA Vietnam visited Mr Nguyen Phi Long, Party Secretary of Hoa Binh Province on purpose of exploiting the investment potentials and advantages of the province.

For more details and photos of the meeting, kindly visit here>>>

For more details on our Investment Location Analysis, kindly visit our webpage>>> or contact Ms. Hanh Le | E-mail: hanh.le@vietnam.ahk.de

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Ho Chi Minh City: ECE Meets AHK Vietnam, May 23, 2023

On May 23, we are delighted to welcome ECE to our office in Ho Chi Minh City. ECE is a sister of the Otto Group owned by the Otto Family with headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.

Although being known as one of the biggest commercial real estate developers and operators in Europe and the Americas, in Asia, the company focuses on design and consulting services, as well as facilitating Asian brand expansion into the European market. As different European companies target the Vietnamese market nowadays, the company is also considering expanding its services to Vietnam and looking forward to connecting with possible partners.

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GBA Monthly Business Meeting | Human Resource Updates & Trends in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, 8 May 2023 – The GBA Monthly Business Meeting in May took place successfully at Le Méridien Saigon with over 80 participants in person and virtually. Mr. Andre de Jong from Bosch Vietnam/ GBA Board Member chaired the meeting together with keynote speakers from Rödl & Partner Vietnam and Talentnet Corporation. The three speakers covered the whole session with a holistic sketch about Vietnam's labor market in 2023 and provided all participants with some insightful strategies on how to attract and retain talents in the long run.

For more details here>>>

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DeutschenTreff in HCMC | May 2023

Ho Chi Minh City, Wednesday, 17 May – Oriental Pearl Restaurant – Vinpearl Landmark 81, Autograph Collection was packed for the networking event DeutschenTreff. It attracted approximately 100 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 on 21 June 2023.

For more details here>>>

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GBA Excursion to Vietnamese-German University (VGU) New Campus

Ho Chi Minh City, Thursday, 18 May – Following our successful excursion series in 2022, we kicked off the first excursion trip in 2023 to the Vietnamese – German University in Binh Duong. Their newly built campus with total investment capital of US$200 million is a part of “The Vietnam New-Model University Project”. Set within a total land area of 50.5 ha, the development consists of five primary areas: academic and research, science park, sports and support services, student residences, and faculty housing. The facilities of the VGU will be able to train 6,000 students by 2030 in accordance with the standards of German and international universities. 

For more details here>>>


Hue – Hanoi – HCMC: Ivie Wie Ivie (Precious Ivie by Sarah Blaßkiewitz) – Film Screening, May 20 – 31, 2023.

As part of the program of the European Film Festival 2023, which will be held for the 22nd time, the Goethe-Institut Vietnam is pleased to present the German film "Precious Ivie" by Sarah Blaßkiewitz, which was selected to participate in this year's Film Festival.

Movie title: Ive Wie Ivie (Precious Ivie, 2021) by Sarah Blaßkiewitz

Duration: 109 minutes

Film screening schedule:

  • May 20, 2023: Vincom Plaza, 50A Hung Vuong, Phu Nhuan, Hue
  • May 27, 2023: National Cinema, 87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • May 31, 2023: Cinestar Quoc Thanh, 271 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC.

Ticket distribution is available from May 17, 2023.

For more information about the event, kindly visit here>>>


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Ms Trang Dao
PRs and Government Affairs
Email: trang.daothu@vietnam.ahk.de  
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