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article imageMabuhay Germany celebrates German business Winning Moments in PH Special

By Adeline Yuboco     Oct 8, 2011 in Business
Taguig - The German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) formally opened their annual Mabuhay Germany event on Friday, October 7, 2011 to celebrate the partnerships fostered between Germany and the Philippines.
Now on its fourth year, the Mabuhay Germany event carried the theme 'Winning Moments' to celebrate the many achievements of the over 140 years of trade and business partnerships between the two countries.
On the opening of the Mabuhay Germany exhibit, booths were set up throughout the center of Bonifacio High Street where 35 participating German companies showcased their respective winning moments. Booths were also set up by various concessionaires selling authentic German food and imported German beer and wine to complete the entire experience.
A gala dinner was held later that evening at Bonifacio High Street. The dinner was attended by distinguished members of the German business community here in the Philippines as well as representatives from the German embassy in the Philippines and the local government of Taguig City.
Ms. Sandra Seifert—a half-Filipino, half-German beauty queen turned TV host and spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation in the Philippines—hosted the program at the gala dinner.
GPCCI President Mr. Reiner Allgeier welcomes the guests during the opening ceremonies and gala dinne...
GPCCI President Mr. Reiner Allgeier welcomes the guests during the opening ceremonies and gala dinner at Mabuhay Germany.
GPCCI President Mr. Reiner Allgeier welcomed the guests at the gala dinner. In his speech, he gave emphasis to the ability of Mabuhay Germany as a means to advocate German-Philippine businesses in the country.
“Mabuhay Germany has always been an excellent venue to promote German-Philippine businesses and a venue to showcase the great things that the partnership has brought to Philippine and German communities. The remarkable success of Mabuhay Germany inspires us to further engage in more collaboration so in each year’s celebration there will be bigger things to celebrate," he said.
German Ambassador Dr. Joachim Heidorn and Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni L. Cayetano also gave their speeches during the dinner, each promising to nurture even further the business and trade partnerships between the two countries.
The highlight of the gala dinner was Mayor Cayetano's signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on Cooperation between Taguig City, Philippines and Freiburg City in Germany.
The signed Memorandum of Agreement between Taguig City  Philippines and Freiburg City  Germany. From...
The signed Memorandum of Agreement between Taguig City, Philippines and Freiburg City, Germany. From left: host Sandra Seifert, GPCCI President Mr. Reiner Allgeier, Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni L. Cayetano, German Ambassador Dr. Joachim Heidorn, and a representative from Robert Bosch Inc. Philippines.
The agreement, which was fostered by Robert Bosch Inc. Philippines, and facilitated by the GPCCI, is meant to provide an avenue where collaborations on various social, technological and environmental programs beneficial for the two cities can be fostered. Among these programs include carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, climate change adaptation, disaster preparation, city planning, and improvement of the public transport system.
German Jazz band Hot Brownies provided the entertainment to the guests late in the evening.
The Mabuhay Germany event runs from October 7 to 9, 2011 at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
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