The ADW (German Business Group in Cambodia) was founded in 2001 as a platform for German business activities as well as for information exchange between members and local and international businesses who seek to operate in Cambodia. Companies interested in doing business in the Kingdom are invited to contact us to benefit from the ADW's internal and external networks.
The ADW supports the foreign investment oriented policy of the Royal Cambodian Government (RCG) and cooperates with all relevant institutions. Our members provide insight and an outstanding network within the local business communities.
We offer support to German business delegations visiting Cambodia via our own network as well as via Eurocham Cambodia, of which the ADW is a key founding member.
THE ADW AND EUROCHAM CAMBODIA
In 2011, the ADW has co-initiated the process to create EuroCham Cambodia, and in 2013 voted to become the first national chapter being established within Eurocham Cambodia. The integration into a larger European business network offers an opportunity to our members and German companies to access a wide range of professional business services, to participate in advocacy committees, and to access market information that is continuously compiled and updated.
The 2016/2017 ADW board is:
- President: Tassilo Brinzer
- Vice president: Thomas Hundt
- Treasurer: Marco Kalinna
The ADW provides a platform for its members to exchange expertise in Cambodia. Our members meet with government representatives in exclusive settings, meet international business leaders as well as German investors and introduce visiting German business delegations to the German, local and international business community as well as to government representatives relevant to their interests.
The majority of business-related activities such as advocacy, active outreach to European investors and professional services to companies have been trusted to Eurocham Cambodia while the ADW remains a primary resource for German business networking opportunities. The ADW is not a traditional business chamber, but a hub for informal and relevant exchange with the local business community and the Royal Cambodian Government.
The ADW is also the host of the annual Oktoberfest in Cambodia (www.oktoberfest-cambodia.com), a widely anticipated German event attracting thousands from within the international business community in Cambodia.
The ADW also supports selected initiatives by the Royal Cambodian Government, in particular in the education & vocational training sector, and cooperates with other business chambers such as the IBC (International Business Chamber) in further developing adequate support structures in this and related areas.