Seventh Oktoberfest in Belgrade, and the first organised by the newly founded German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Serbia) was held on 14 and 15 October this year with the support of partner company Stihl, in an authentic Bavarian tent set on the Belgrade Fair.
The event which lasted for two days brought together nearly 1,500 guests, mostly businessmen, members of AHK Serbia and their partners and guests. The role of Kapellmeister took the German Ambassador to Serbia H E Axel Dittmann, who, as tradition dictates, made an official start of the event with the opening of the first barrel of beer. The blue-and-white setting and with the sounds of trumpets of fantastic Dejan Petrović Big Band, Bavarian specialties and German beer on tap the Oktoberfest was really cheerful.
Members of the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to host their business partners and associates in the original way, and experience the spirit of this long tradition in Serbian manner. A rich programme in beer drinking competition and mug holding, good humour and great atmosphere marked this largest business event in our region.