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International Oktoberfest 2017

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13th edition of Wroclaw’s International Oktoberfest sustained its famed grandeur and attrac-tiveness as undoubtedly one of the biggest and most prestigious business events in Lower Silesia.

This year International Oktoberfest has drawn from the best experience of previous oc-casions strengthened by a modern approach combining wide and colourful exhibitions of characteristic Bavarian and Polish food with cultural elements of each of the countries repre-sented by the Chambers.

The meeting was honoured by the presence of HM Ambassador Jonathan Knott and the Ambassador of Ireland Gerard Keown as well as consuls general, diplomatic corps and representatives of local authorities. Among the guests there were numerous representatives of member companies and guests of IO Sponsors. Well known TV celebrity and reporter Piotr Kraśko very efficiently and professionally managed the conduct of this prestigious event.

The main attractions of the evening couldn’t lack it’s most traditional elements - Tapping-of-the-Barrel alongside with lively and folklore music  played the Bavarian State Orchestra Musikkapelle Niederwangen, existing since 1823. This joyfull manifestation of beer festiwal enthusiasm was slightly tuned down by nostalgic Anglosaxon notes during a performance of Sam Alty, a young singer from New Zealand.

In this unusual atmosphere, the visitors could enjoy the delicious taste of both global beers and of those from local kraft breweries, together with original Wrocław sweet cider Meli Me-lum.

International Oktoberfest is a luxurious networking event, which allows for an effective inte-gration of top and mid-level managers of companies affiliated in the international chambers, their customers and  business partners.  Guests leaving Wroclaw Arsenal kept not only the good memories and impressions but also valuable contacts.

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