A German initiative intended to support Cambodian designers was officially launched in Phnom Penh during an opening ceremony attended by local designers, students and trade organizations on 14 February 2017. Established by Messe Berlin and supported by Germany’s Fashion Design Institute (FDI) and Raffles International College in Cambodia, the Modern Ethnic Design Centre (MEDC) includes training and a visit to the well-known fair trade Bazaar Berlin taking place each November.
Two German cities have received international merits in a recently published comparative survey. According to the QS Best Student Cities index, Berlin is the 6th most attractive urban destinations for international students while Munich ranks at position 9. Overall, Germany is the only country in the world with two cities in the top 9.
With respect to the high number of young people wearing black and yellow football shirts in their daily life, Borussia Dortmund’s already existing popularity in Cambodia cannot be denied seriously. The German club has become one of the world’s best addresses for authentic, passionate professional sport that is also successful. Presently, the European Football Union UEFA ranks the club on position seven in Europe, ahead of Premier League figureheads Chelsea, Arsenal, and both teams from Manchester. Extensive reporting by Fox Sports Asia bridges the distance of 10,000 kilometer to Cambodia where many matches are broadcasted live on TV. Hence, the reasons are obvious why Borussia Dortmund as the first team of German Bundesliga has entered the Cambodian market: In summer 2016, the club initiated a partnership for two years with Cambrew Ltd., particularly known for “Angkor Beer”.
Do you consider expanding your operations to Cambodia? Do you want to benefit from insights of some of Germany’s leading entrepreneurs and brands in Cambodia? Or do you just seek strengthening your network with major decision-makers? Following the bi-annual 2017 Cambodia International Business Summit on February 15th, the German Business Group in Cambodia presents an exclusive business briefing at the Hotel Intercontinental Phnom Penh on February 16th, 2017. Join both events to get the full picture on Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy!
Tassilo Brinzer, one of Germany’s leading entrepreneurs in Cambodia, has been serving as president of the German Business Group ADW since 2010. Together with his French and British counterparts, he co-founded EuroCham Cambodia, the local European Chamber of Commerce, in 2011 and became its Vice President until today. In this interview Mr. Brinzer recaps a successful year for ADW and its members, highlights business opportunities for international companies, and takes a chance on Cambodia’s prospects in 2017.
The Advent is the typical time when Germans gather at traditional Christmas fairs in almost every city and town in their home country. For the first time, the German Business Group together with several NGOs invited to a smaller version of such a Christmas fair to the Ice Park Cambodia at Aeon Mall – with an original Christmas tree which was directly brought from Germany, some culinary delights and a lot of real snow.
The entire Team of Porsche in Cambodia is proud of Mr. Mengleang Chhoy, Ms. Hunleng Laiheang and Mr. Phearon Va who have become the first ever Porsche Certified Sales Consultants and Service Advisors in Cambodia. The three have successfully attended the Porsche Global Certification Program over the past year. As the famous German sports car manufacturer perceives constant training and development of key importance, customers will definitively benefit from Porsche’s services.
“Siemens is more than ready to support the Cambodian government in building the country’s physical infrastructure and electrification capabilities”
Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, comprises eight divisions including Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewable, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries & Drives, and Building Technologies in just own group of companies. Siemens Rep Cambodia, a Representative office of Siemens Limited, is one of the longest-running affiliate company of a German enterprises in Cambodia. In November, Siemens Representation Cambodia inaugurated its new premises in Phnom Penh. On this occasion, the German Business Group (ADW) interviewed Mr. Markus Lorenzini, President & CEO of Siemens Limited Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Companies that welcome an unexpected financial booster for their business activities: Watch out! The Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG), a private sector initiative, will confer the German Entrepreneurship Award for Development.
The Award honors entrepreneurial commitment which goes beyond ordinary overseas business activities and benefits local communities. It recognizes companies which, through their projects or innovative business models, have made a demonstrable contribution to one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries or emerging economies.