Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mabuhay Germany 2012: Step Forward + Have Fun

On October 12 to 14, 2012, the German community with its companies and institutions operating in the Philippines will once again gather at the Bonifacio Global City for the annual Mabuhay Germany celebrations.  Now on its 5th year, this year's theme, "Step Forward + Have Fun," demonstrates the German communitys commitment to promote a better life and at the same time provide enjoyment for Filipinos through German opportunities, products, services, culture and influences.

With their more than 140 years of presence in the country, German influences and practices are not only felt through business, trade and educationthese have also been integrated into the Filipino culture by way of food and music, among others.   The annual Mabuhay Germany festivities,organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (GPCCI), allow the German community in the Philippines to showcase its businesses, products, and community building initiatives through a weekend celebration during the German month.

This years celebration kicks-off with a VIP Opening Ceremony for the diplomatic corps and business representatives of Germany and the EU member states and their Filipino counterparts and a breathtakingopera performance by Frankie & Friends. The Saturday activities include an experttalk from Goethe Institut entitledHow German helps your career,the 3rd GPCCI Table Soccer Cup, and the Groovy Doovy German Party Nightwith the Authority Band and German- Filipina DJ Badkiss. Sunday activities include the traditionalCatholic mass followed by a German brunch with live music entertainment, a Broadway performance by German school kids, a Move to the German Groove singing and dancing contest, and a German Movie Night featuring Kokowääh.  Throughout the three-day event, kids will also be invited to several activities at the Hänsel and Gretel Haus. 

German food, prepared al fresco, like grilled sausages with potato salad, cabbage and Schnitzel with Bavarian beers, home-made desserts, cakes, and cookies will be served during the event. Concessionaires in this 5th annual event include the German Club, Gigers, BrummsWein, Säntis Delicatessen and DusitThani Hotel.There will also beWursty-Wursty, a fast-growing and popular restaurant which serves authentic German food enjoyed by locals and Booze On-Line, which brings to the country various German beers that Filipinos enjoy.

This years Mabuhay Germany exhibitors, which will showcase a comprehensive collection of German products, services, culture, and lifestyle in the Philippines, includeAyala Land Sales, Inc.,BASF Philippines, Inc., Club Paradise Resort, Palawan, CONTINENTAL, Doehle Ship management Phils. Corp, The German Embassy Manila, German European School Manila, Lufthansa German Airlines, Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, MATEC Maschinen Technik,Robert Bosch, Inc., Schenker Philippines Inc., andTriple I Consulting Inc.
The affair is sponsored by BAGElectronics,Cats Motors/Mercedes Benz, Doehle Ship managementPhils.Corp., Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Greenpowerphils, Inc.,Hansa Meyer - ATS Projects Inc.,Hapag-Lloyd Philippine, CONTINENTAL, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, SSI Schaefer, STEAG State Power Inc., and TüVRheinland Philippines.

More information about the 5th Mabuhay Germany is available at

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