September went on, October went on… and most people seem to miss something that has become a custom even in Phnom Penh for years: typical German food, cold beer, original music from Bavaria, and a lot of fun. Thanks goodness, the waiting comes to a near end as Oktoberfest 2019 opens the gate at Hops Craft Beer Garden next week.
In Berlin, official celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall started on Monday. On 9 November 1989, after several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced that all citizens of Eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR) could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany unified within one year while it also symbolizes the end of the Cold War.
In line with Cambodia’s national long-term economic and energy ambitions and during the Clean Energy Week Cambodia, the Delegation of German Industry in Myanmar, the GIZ Project Development (PDP) and Global Business Network (GBN) Programmes, and the German Business Group Cambodia (ADW) together with other partners organise the conference “Energy solutions made in Germany” on the 5th of November 2019 at Raffles Hotel Le Royal.
During the visit of a Cambodian inter-ministry senior delegation led by Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng to Germany from September 24th to October 1st, both countries have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation to improve human rights and development in education, health, forestry management, public order and security management. Mr Kheng was accompanied by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron, Environment Minister Say Samal, and Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister.
For its second edition, the Cambodia Waste Summit brought together executives from the Cambodian and German business community, policy makers and line departments as well as environmental organizations. The event was mainly hosted by ADW, the Cambodian Education and Waste Management Organization (COMPED) and was supported by the GIZ Global Business Network Programme and EuroCham.
A Cambodian government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Samdech Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior, is going to visit Germany next week in order to study German decentralization. The delegation will further consist of Minister of Environment Say Samal, Minister of Education Hang Choun Naron, and Minister of Health Mam Bunheng. Originally, the study tour was scheduled for November 2017, but was postponed indefinitely after the dissolution of the main opposition party by court decision in the same month.
The 2019 Cambodia Waste Summit brings together executives from the Cambodian business community, line departments, environmental organizations and start-ups, who are working on innovative, efficient and sustainable waste management practices, recycling and resource recovery strategies in the Kingdom.
On the 6 September 2019, the InterChamber committee will be hosting its 6th Inter Chamber Networking Event at Sofitel Phonm Penh Phokeethra, an occasion to celebrate Cambodian Sports Heroes. The evening will feature a special live performance of Bokator (Khmer Traditional Martial Art) and Taekwondo by the Cambodian National Team and Federation.
The third edition of the White Book was launched on July 1st and presents 65 policy proposals intended to improve the business environment and regulatory framework in Cambodia. Its suggestions were developed by the local European Chamber of Commerce these through extensive consultations with EuroCham members participating in ten Sectoral Committees.
The information and views put forward in White Book 2019 are solely intended to promote constructive dialogue and offer suggestions for the improvement of Cambodian–European business relations. The chamber’s intention is to serve as a constructive partner to the Royal Government of Cambodia. Therefore, every issue raised is presented with a realistic solution that could be implemented by the relevant authorities within the short to medium-term.
The Cambodian garment sector must adapt and transform – “otherwise the garment industry caravan will move on”
Manufacturing is in the middle of a rapid digital transformation that considerably affects the apparel industry worldwide. On the 19th of June, the German Business Group in Cambodia (ADW) co-hosted its Digital Future Talk, a conference on Industry 4.0 with a special focus on the global textile and garment industries. More than 140 participants from local and international business, government, the donor community, academia and civil society attended the event. Although still at an early stage, the 4th industrial revolution is already shaping numerous economies around the globe. Due to the rise of mobile internet, artificial intelligence and sensor technology as the world’s physical and virtual systems become interlinked and allow global interactions in a much more flexible way.