Mabuhay Germany 2011 is about the reaffirmation of stronger ties between German and Philippine Communities. The celebration took place last October 7-9, 2011 at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. 

For years, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (GPCCI) has been celebrating the affiliation between Germany and the Philippines through the annual Mabuhay Germany event. On its fourth year the Mabuhay German carries the theme “Winning Moments” to celebrate victorious events between the Philippines and German in its over 140 years of trade partnership. At the same time, it also signals the beginning of aiming to accomplish more ‘Winning Moments’ through the partnership of Philippine and German communities.

Adding another milestone in the history of German-Philippine partnership is the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on Cooperation between Taguig City, Philippines and Freiburg City, Federal Republic of Germany, which was fostered by Robert Bosch Inc. Philippines and facilitated by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. The agreement paves the way for the two cities to collaborate in social, technological and environmental programs that will benefit the communities of the two cities. The programs will focus on the areas of clean energy, CO2 reduction, climate change adaptation, disaster preparation, waste management, city planning and public transport system. 

This and more winning moments are celebrated at the Mabuhay Germany coupled with activities that take guests to an authentic German experience. Beautifully set-up booths by the 35 participating German companies are set to showcase their winning moments. Goethe Institute München and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany brought the German Jazz band Hot Brownies in to the country to perform and share their music during the event Office of Germany. Both kids and adults will sure to enjoy the fun activities such as the scavenger hunt and table football competitions, games and learning modules for the entire family by Hänsel und Gretel Haus; a bazaar that showcase quality products “Made in Germany”; and a Car Expo showcasing the latest in German automobile technology.

Completing the experience is rediscovering German food loved by Filipinos from Dusit Thani Hotel Manila, the German Club, Brumms Wein, Giger’s Pastries and Wursty-Wursty, Dizon Farms, Russian Cookie House, Katzer’s, Gourmet, and The BAR 

Other adjacent activities include “Greening the Philippine Economy” by GIZ, Job Fair for those looking for an opportunity to work for German companies, and other entertaining performances by the Bloomfields, Out of the Body Special, party music by DJ Tony and DJ FunkAvy, GESM Kids Choir and Band[GPCCI1] , Vince Loharra Quartet and The WiLLiT Blend. 

“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,” said Reiner Allgeier, President of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. 
Exhibitors at the 2011 Mabuhay Germany are Asian Carmakers Corporation (BMW), Ayala Land Sales Inc., BAG Electronics Inc., Bayer Philippines Inc., Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc., Braun Bueffel, Continental Temic Electronics Phil. Inc., CS Garment, Inc. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Development Corporation), Dizon Farms, Doehle Shipmanagement Phils. Corp., Euro Pacific Resorts Inc. Fine Concept Hotel Line Corp (WMF), Focus Global Inc. (Miele), Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Liberty (FNF), German Embassy Manila, German European School Manila, Goethe Institut/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), GreenPowerPhilippines, Inc., Haefele Philippines Inc / Haefele GmbH & Co KG, JB Sports, Lufthansa German Airlines, Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, Merck, Inc., Robert Bosch Inc., Santa Fe Moving and Relocation Services Philippines Inc., Schenker Philippines Inc., Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, SSI Schaefer Systems Phils. Inc., Star Paper Corporation - Zwilling J.A. Henckels, Times Trading Co. Inc. (LAMY). 

The event was also made possible by Aboitiz Project TS Corp., Asian Carmakers (BMW), Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc., Cats Motors (Mercedes), Continental, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale, Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Development Corporation), Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg 

I managed to take a video of the band Hot Brownies and a glimpse of the place. Check out the video below. The band is really good and oh so very very nice, their music blew me away, also i liked that they were serving German franks, overflowing beer and having a German feel of the place. Awesome event indeed! 

And some pictures I took which I think is really cuuuute! well, the huskie and the lego thingy :) aweesssoome! :D

This is Mix signing out!

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