The ADW (German Business Group in Cambodia) was founded in 2001 as a platform for German business activities and for information exchange between members and local and international businesses who seek to operate in Cambodia. Companies considering to do business in the Kingdom benefit from the ADW's internal and external networks.
The ADW supports the foreign investment oriented policy of the Royal Cambodian Government (RCG) and cooperates with all relevant institutions. Our members provide insight and an outstanding network within the local business communities.
We offer support to German business delegations visiting Cambodia via our own network as well as via Eurocham Cambodia, of which the ADW is a key founding member.
THE ADW AND EUROCHAM CAMBODIA
In 2011, the ADW has co-initiated the process to create EuroCham Cambodia, and in 2013 voted to become the first national chapter to be established within EuroCham Cambodia. The integration into a larger European business network offers an opportunity to our members and German companies to access a wide range of professional business services, to participate in advocacy via relevant sectorial committees and direct government interaction, and to access market information that is continuously compiled and updated.
The 2020/2021 ADW board of directors is:
- President: Tassilo Brinzer, CEO, Globe Media Asia
- Vice president: Thomas Hundt, CEO, Smart
- Treasurer: Marco Kalinna, Cosmos Services
The ADW provides a platform for its members to exchange expertise on Cambodia. Our members meet with government representatives in exclusive settings, meet international business leaders as well as German investors and introduce visiting German business delegations to the German, local and international business community as well as to government representatives relevant to their interests.
The majority of business-related activities such as advocacy, active outreach to European investors and professional services to companies have been trusted to Eurocham Cambodia while the ADW remains a primary resource for German business networking opportunities. The ADW is a hub for exchange with the local business community and the Royal Cambodian Government.
The ADW supports selected initiatives by the Royal Cambodian Government, in particular in the education & vocational training sector, and cooperates with other business chambers such as the IBC (International Business Chamber) in further developing adequate support structures in related areas.