Celebrating 30 Years of the Original GBA Oktoberfest in Vietnam

Celebrating 30 Years of the Original GBA Oktoberfest in Vietnam


Ho Chi Minh City, Thursday, 15 September 2022 – The German Businesses Association (GBA), together with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK Vietnam), and our main partner for beer supply, the Erdinger Distributor, Lighthouse Group Indochina, organized the press conference to proudly announce that the most awaited German cultural festival “GBA Oktoberfest Vietnam” will finally be back not only in Hanoi (JW Marriott Hotel), but also in Ho Chi Minh from 6th to 8th October 2022 at Nikko Hotel Saigon.

After a COVID-19 enforced 2-year break, it is very important for us to bring back all our good memories, to bring people together, and to have the GBA Oktoberfest back again because the pandemic showed how important social life is for us, for all our members and friends.

Alexander Götz – Chairman of the German Business Association Vietnam shared:

Our great pleasure to hold the annual cultural festival ‘GBA Oktoberfest’ again for the first time since 2019. This year, 2022, marks a special milestone for the German Business Association in Vietnam (GBA) as we will celebrate 30 years of our original GBA Oktoberfest. For 30 years, this festival has been creating a special mark in the event calendar and we are welcoming more than 9.000 expats and locals over 6 evenings in Hanoi and HCMC, which makes the GBA Oktoberfest the biggest in Southeast Asia. The highlight of our GBA Oktoberfest 2022 is the Erdinger beer – one of Germany’s best – as exclusive beer supplier for HCMC. That inspired the name of this year’s event in HCMC: GBA-Erdinger Oktoberfest 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Oktoberfest in a couple of weeks!”

Proven to be one of the most awaited events of the year, the ‘GBA-Erdinger Oktoberfest 2022’ Press Conference attracted attentions from around 50 journalists, reporters, and media representatives. Also, for this year, we have a record-breaking number of 26 corporate sponsors and we would like to give our special thanks to you all. Without your strong support, it would not be possible to organize every year such a great GBA Oktoberfest.

Diamond sponsors: Bayer Vietnam, Mercedes-Benz Vietnam, Messer Haiphong Industrial Gases

Platinum sponsors: Bamboo Airways, Bosch Vietnam and Häfele Vietnam.

Gold sponsors: a. hartrodt Logistics Vietnam, DB Schenker Vietnam, Eleganz Furniture Vietnam, Kuehne + Nagel Vietnam, Logwin Vietnam, Porsche Vietnam, Rieckermann Vietnam and Siemens Ltd. Vietnam.

Silver sponsors: CeVA Logistics Vietnam, Fischer Production, Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (Far East), Hapag Lloyd Vietnam, Knauf Vietnam, Siemens Energy, The German Beer Hall, TRUMPF Vietnam and Zwilling J.A. Henckels Vietnam.

In-kind sponsors: HDI, PVI Petro Vietnam Insurance and Medusa.