Review of ADW’s Cambodia Waste Summit 2019

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.

High level Cambodian delegation to visit Germany next week

Sar Kheng

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.

Invitation to the 6th Inter Chamber Networking Event

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.

EuroCham launches White Book 2019

White Book 2019

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”

Tassilo Brinzer

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.

German expert publishes epic work about the Reamker

In 1996, German scientist-turned-photographer Arjay Stevens started both a documentary and photographic-artistic project on the Reamker, the famous Cambodian epic poem, based on the Sanskrit’s Ramayana epic. This year, he published a 466-page photography book of mural paintings, temple carvings, shadow-puppet-play and traditional masked dance. The unique collection of photos and scripts retells the story of divinity and adventure by capturing the elements of this Indian-derived art form. Its 66-page-appendix, containing the original Khmer inscriptions of the murals of the Royal Palace’s silver pagoda, maybe presented for the first time in German, English and French translations. By doing so, Mr. Stevens contributes not only to a deeper understanding of the Khmer culture and mentality, but also delivers a milestone for German-Cambodian cultural relations.

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