The German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce-AHK celebrated the annual Oktoberfest in Belgrade, together with its members, business partners and representatives of the Serbian economy.
Around 1,500 guests, largley representing members of the business community, experienced a unique interpretation of this famous German festival and enjoyed draught German beer, Bavarian specialities, competitions in beer drinking and mug holding, as well as the music of the best known local brass ensemble, the Dejan Petrović Big Band, with the support of this year’s partner company Messer Tehnogas, which is this year celebrating 20 years of doing business in Serbia. The honour of opening the event went to H.E. German Ambassador Axel Dittmann, who skillfully cracked open the first barrel of beer, thus formally signalling the start of the event. Following welcome addresses by AHK Srbije President Ronald Seeliger, Ambassador Dittmann, AHK Serbia Director Martin Knapp and CEO of partner company Messer Tehnogas, Ernst Bode, came celebrations and socialising just like the original German event, though adapted to Serbian conditions.