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Hanoi readies for Oktoberfest 2019

Released at: 13:52, 26/09/2019

Hanoi readies for Oktoberfest 2019

Photo: JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel

JW Marriot Hanoi Hotel to host this year's Oktoberfest from October 17 to 19.

by Jessica Nguyen

The annual Oktoberfest 2019 will take place from October 17 to 19 at the JW Marriot Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi by the German Businesses Association (GBA) in cooperation with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam).

To enhance the genuine atmosphere of the traditional Oktoberfest, this year, together with several kinds of German beer, the JW Marriot is pleased to introduce Original Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer, which is served in the Paulaner tent at the original Oktoberfest in Munich. Besides enjoying free-flow beer in their very own Oktoberfest beer mug, guests will also enjoy a sumptuous buffet of premium German cuisine that will delight and excite the taste buds. Authentic music and entertainment will be performed by the popular Munich-based “Anton Show Band”.

The big tent, or so called “Festzelt”, is one of the main factors creating the authentic Bavarian party experience right here in Vietnam and can accommodate large groups of up to 1,400 to 1,600 each evening.

Oktoberfest was first introduced to Vietnam in 1992 by the German business community and has become one of the most anticipated celebrations every year, welcoming more than 9,000 expats and local people over six evenings in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

“We are happy to announce the 27th GBA Oktoberfest in Vietnam, continuing the tradition founded by the German business community many years ago,” said Thomas Debelic, Chairman of the GBA. “We have continuously worked on improving the setting in order to create an authentic atmosphere in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. For the past four years the GBA Oktoberfest in Ho Chi Minh City has been upscaled with an original German beer tent, German beer, German music, and German food. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the original German Oktoberfest.”

“Oktoberfest at the JW Marriott is a visible sign of the good economic as well as cultural relations between Vietnam and Germany,” said Mr. Marko Walde, Chief Representative of GIC/AHK Vietnam. “In the last years we have seen around 4,000 Vietnamese very much enjoying this largest German cultural and annual event in the country and in Southeast Asia. It is an excellent opportunity for Vietnamese and Germans to get together and deepen their relationships.”

Trade and investment between Vietnam and Germany is flourishing. In 2018, the two countries exchanged goods and services worth 13.9 billion euro ($15 billion), an increase of 6 per cent over 2017. Vietnam is mainly exporting consumer goods such as electronics, garments and food, while Germany is supplying Vietnam with the means to produce such items by exporting mostly machinery and chemicals. This constitutes as a symbiotic relationship. In Vietnam, over 320 German companies have invested to date. They are known to be excellent employers and they bring a lot of know-how and technology to the country. Germany is therefore actively contributing to Vietnam’s socioeconomic development.

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