Event Date/Time: Sep 17, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2009
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Description

Vietnam’s future development is very much dependent on continued trade and investment, in particular in the infrastructure sector. However, environmental concerns are becoming more pressing as the country develops, and solutions to make future development sustainable are needed. Therefore, EuroCham has partnered with the European business associations, diplomatic missions and company representatives to organize GREEN-BIZ 2009.

GREEN-BIZ 2009 will be Vietnam’s premier event showcasing European solutions to Vietnam’s development challenges with particular focus on the energy, water, transport and construction sectors. The event will have both a conference and an exhibition part, and is being shaped with a comprehensive and unique structure bringing together the key figures from the European and Vietnamese business communities, government, academia, consultancies and financing institutions to present possible options and develop common solutions for Vietnam. The event will provide the different stakeholders with the ability to discuss partnering, business deals, licensing and funding needs, with a view to meeting Vietnam’s demands both today and tomorrow while paving the way for a sustainable future.

In order to assure that the event is suited to Vietnamese needs and to guarantee an exceptional representation of key decision makers from both government and business, we will work closely with our Vietnamese partners including the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONROE), the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the Ministry of Construction,, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Ministry of Finance (MOF), the State Pricing Committee (energy prices) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Conference:

The Conference part of the event will offer a platform for leading figures from both the public and private sectors to discuss Vietnam’s current infrastructure challenges and feasible opportunities for cleaner solutions. The program is designed to comprehensively address the specific challenges in key infrastructure sectors, including crucial issues such as financing, and to present the real economic opportunities arising from green business practices.

Sessions will be held in a roundtable format to enable direct interaction between policy makers and key industry representatives, and to provide participants with ample opportunities to ask questions and participate in the debate. Each roundtable will be comprised of a Vietnamese government representative at vice-minister level or higher, a chairman, and European and Vietnamese experts from industry and academia.

Workshops planned so far include:
• Vietnam’s green development and strategic environmental planning: Opportunities and challenges at a glance
• Investment in the Energy Sector: Future market development and opportunities for foreign players
• Green Investment Options: The Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol
• Realising Investment Projects in Infrastructure and Project Financing: Build-Operate Transfer (BOT) and Public Private Partnership (PPP)
• Focus Energy Efficiency: Cleaner Environment and Enhanced Profits: The Business Case
• Energy Efficiency I: Oil and Gas
• Energy Efficiency II: Industrial Production
• Energy Efficiency III: Sustainable Transport
• Facing Urban Growth: Construction and sustainable buildings
• Waste Water Treatment / Water Supply Management / Flood Management
• Focus CSR: What is CSR and how can it benefit Vietnam’s development?
• Green Management Practices – Benefits for the company, employees and the host country
• Closing Session: The road ahead- How can clean technology support sustainable growth in Vietnam?

For detailed program information including speakers, please visit our website www.greenbiz2009.com.

Exhibition:

The GREEN-BIZ exhibition is to be Vietnam’s first comprehensive exhibition on all aspects of cleaner infrastructure solutions and offers a unique chance to both present your technologies and network with other European companies, Vietnamese decision makers from both government and business, and expert professionals. As such, it is the ideal platform to discuss real business opportunities as well as to position your company and promote your brand to a Vietnamese and international audience, alongside holding private business meetings with potential partners.

The structure of the exhibition will be thematic to enable easy and visitor-friendly orientation, and special benefits for exhibitors will include meetings with government representatives and other networking events. You have the opportunity to choose between standard walk-on packages or raw space to set up your own booth. In addition, attractive sponsorship packages including exhibition space and many other branding opportunities are available.

Venue

44B - Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi
Vietnam
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Additional Information

Benefits for Attendees European business representatives will have the opportunity to: • Present their technologies and products and position their brand; • Hear from leading experts in Vietnam and from abroad on the latest developments in the market; • Network with consumers, suppliers, competitors and other key stakeholders engaged in cleaner business solutions; • Meet key Vietnamese government officials and decision makers; • Seek out new business opportunities in Vietnam and the region; • Network with investors and representatives from financial institutions looking to develop and invest in new projects. Vietnamese business representatives will have the opportunity to: • Discover the newest European technologies and products that could improve their operations; • Hear from leading experts about the latest technology developments in Vietnam and abroad; • Meet potential European partners and network with suppliers, consumers and competitors; • Discover new financing options for green business projects and network with investors and representatives from financial institutions. Investors and financial institutions will have the opportunity to: • Identify concrete investment opportunities and risks in Vietnam; • Network with the companies able to deliver the right technology and services to implement investments; • Meet the experts in Vietnam to debate commercial issues. Consultancies and professional service associations will have the opportunity to: • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the Vietnamese market and potential new solutions; • Meet potential clients face-to-face. Government representatives, NGOs and research centres will have the opportunity to: • Debate the opportunities and challenges of greening business operations; • Examine the options for greening existing operations and new investments; • Learn about potential funding mechanisms; Meet potential investors and suppliers for greener solutions face-to-face.