Past Events

Wines of Germany - Riesling Weeks Kick-off Celebration

Riesling Weeks Kick-Off Celebration

Riesling Weeks was back in town for its fifth running. Christina Schneider, German Wine Princess 2016-2017, came to Hong Kong and kicked off a month-long celebration of this classic German grape.

German pavilion at HOFEX 2017

Successful German joint participation at HOFEX 2017 in Hong Kong

This year's HOFEX - Asia-Pacific's leading food and hospitality tradeshow - took place from 8 May to 11 May 2017 in Hong Kong. The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA), has organised an official German joint participation at HOFEX for the fourth time and sponsored a German Pavilion at HOFEX 2017 where a wide range of high-quality products of more than 25 German SMEs, such as sweets, dried fruits, pastries, juices, energy drinks, tea, coffee and accessories, meat and dairy products, natural food, spices and seasonings, could be found. More information on German food products is available in the attachment below and on the website of the BMEL: www.bmel.de/en.

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German Pavilion at Hong Kong's Eco Expo Asia from 26 to 29 October 2016

The Eco Expo Asia, the leading international trade platform for green business in Asia, took place for the eleventh time from 26 October to 29 October at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in conjunction with the Environment Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, the fair focused on the theme "Green Solutions for a Changing Climate" this year and featured environmental protection products, services and technologies in areas including Air & Water Quality, Energy Efficiency & Energy, Green Building, Waste Management & Recycling and Eco-friendly Products. In 2016, a total of 325 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions participated in the fair and a record number of visitors of 13,458 was recorded. For further details, please refer to the attachment below and the website of the Eco Expo Asia: www.ecoexpoasia.com?DCSext.dept=5&WT.mc_id=1821467

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Fourth running of Riesling Weeks in June in Hong Kong

Riesling Weeks is back in town for its fourth running and will take place from 1 June to 30 June 2016. June sees a month-long celebration of this classic German grape and it has kicked off in style with Katharina Fladung, the German Wine Princess 2015-2016, who hosted a walk-around tasting on 30 May 2016.

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German wines at Vinexpo Hong Kong

The German Wine Institute (DWI) took part in this year's Vinexpo in Hong Kong (24-26 May 2016) to present a representative selection of wines from Germany's wine-growing regions. In addition to the tasting counter at the German pavilion, the DWI also offered several master classes.

Syrian refugees on their way to Turkey

Luncheon presentation "The European Refugee Crisis: Make or Break of the European Union" by Dr. Michael Fuchs, Vice Chairman of the CDU and Member of the Bundestag, on 8 March 2016

The arrival of more than a million migrants and refugees in Europe over the past year has revealed deep divisions among EU member states over open borders and the sharing of burden. While the huge inf...

Consul General Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff greets Hong Kong's Secretary for the Environment, the Hon. Wong Kam-sing (left)

European Climate Diplomacy Day 2015

17 June 2015 marked the “European Climate Diplomacy Day”. On this occasion, the German Consulate General, together with the Consulates General of France and the United Kingdom as well as the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, organised a film screening at the Fringe Club. During the well-attended event the German documentary “Taste the Waste”, provided by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, was presented. This film illustrates in a drastic and shocking manner how in our modern, “throw-away” society food waste is generated and how individuals and environmentalists try to make a difference. Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment, the Hon. Wong Kam-sing, also attended the screening and gave an opening speech, together with the German Consul General, Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, and the Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, Vincent Piket.

Participants at the Energy Forum

Energy Forum 20: Renewables and Electricity Market Reform

The "Energy Forum 20: Renewables and Electricity Market Reform", co-organised by Civic Exchange and WWF Hong Kong and sponsored by the Consulate General, took place successfully on 11 May 2015 with more than a hundred participants. The event gave floor to a lively discussion on the latest policy landscape for promoting renewable energy at the international and national levels, and provided a platform for sharing best practices and experiences in renewable energy development. One of the speakers Mr. Oliver Frank, Head of Division for Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Mobility atthe German Energy Agency (dena), pointed out the importance of renewable energy for Germany's "Energiewende" (energy transition). A summary of his presentation can be read under the following link:

http://civic-exchange.org/en/events/Energy-Forum-20-Renewables-and-Electricity-Market-Reform_79

Every year the German Federal Foreign Office funds a wide range of climate projects worldwide.  This year, special focus is being placed on the preparations of the annual Conference of Parties (COP 21) - the Sustainable Innovation Forum to be held on 7-8 December 2015 in Paris, which will be a platform for businesses to present innovative solutions to cope with climate change.

German pavilion at HOFEX 2015

Strong German participation again at HOFEX 2015 in Hong Kong

This year’s HOFEX - Asia-Pacific's leading food and hospitality tradeshow - featured culinary highlights of 57 countries, among them products of more than 30 German companies, such as sweets, dried fruits, energy drinks, coffee, ham, meat, dairy products, spices, beer, wine, etc. To enhance the experience, guests were invited to taste typical German meals in the on-site restaurant at the official German pavilion, hosted and financed by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Two well-known German chefs prepared white asparagus, cold meat salad and other typical German dishes. For further information on German food products, please refer to the website of the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries.

Past Events

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German Asia-Pacific Business Association

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Germany - Land of Ideas

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