EuroCham's GEFE 2022 Press Conference in Hanoi

[HO CHI MINH CITY, 3 October 2022] - The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) is hosting the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022 at THISO SkyHall in Ho Chi Minh City from November 28 to 30. This event will advance EU-Vietnam sustainable development cooperation through comprehensive dialogue, investment coordination, knowledge sharing, and technology transfer.

  
   

GEFE 2022’s primary goal is to support Vietnam in meeting its COP26 commitments and to accomplish the development goals outlined in its National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030. Academics, innovators, students, and policymakers from Europe, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia will participate in panel discussions, an exhibition, and business-to-business and business-to-government discussions during this ambitious three-day event.
 
GEFE 2022's first day will feature a plenary conference, where high-level representatives of the European and Vietnamese governments and business stakeholders will discuss sustainable development, energy policy and climate risk management. Representatives of EU Member States, diplomatic and trade promotion officials, and international organizations like The World Bank are confirmed to attend. EuroCham is currently arranging for a European Union Commissioner and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) to participate.
 
Each of GEFE 2022’s three days will also entail panel discussions on a broad theme. The highlights of each day include:
 
Day 1:
28 November
Energy and Green Financing
Day 2:
29 November
Waste & Sustainability
Day 3:
30 November
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
High-Level Conference
Energy Production/Grid
Financing Green Projects
Legal Constraints
Circular Economy
Green Buildings
Sustainable Agriculture
Water Management
Digitalization
Student competition
Climate Fresk
Green Tourism
 

 
A detailed agenda for the event can be found here.
 
The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE), under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, also signed a memorandum of understanding with EuroCham on 3 October for co-organizing GEFE 2022, and strengthening links between Vietnamese and European business communities. As part of its agreement with EuroCham, VIETRADE will provide support in recruiting Vietnamese companies and exhibitors for GEFE 2022 and its Vietnamese National Pavilion.
  
  
In addition to EuroCham and VIETRADE, GEFE 2022 is being supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, EuroCham’s nine affiliated national European business associations, European embassies and governmental organizations, as well as the Vietnamese government and its ministries.
 
EuroCham is also partnering with Schoolab to launch the Sustainable Innovation Lab at GEFE 2022. Students from leading universities in Asia and Europe will join forces with businesses to develop solutions to real-world business, environmental, and social problems. For the success of all participants, Schoolab, academic institutions, experts, and business professionals will provide mentoring services.
   
Join EuroCham Vietnam at the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022 to bring green European innovations and sustainable solutions to Vietnam.  
 
For more information, or to request an interview, please contact EuroCham Vietnam’s Project and Communications Officer Ms. Hien Pham at eurochamhn@eurochamvn.org.
 
About EuroCham Vietnam
 
The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) has remained the unified voice of the European business community in Vietnam since 1998. EuroCham Vietnam advocates on behalf of a plethora of sectors and companies ranging from SMEs to MNCs and has a robust business network in both Vietnam and Europe. The organization acts as a bridge for European companies interested in the Vietnamese market and Vietnamese companies considering European market expansion, helping both to harness the full potential of the European Union–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
 
EuroCham’s membership of more than 1,200 makes it one of the biggest foreign chambers of commerce in Vietnam. Its members directly employ more than 150,000 people across the Vietnamese economy. EuroCham is also an umbrella chamber, counting among its membership nine European-affiliated business associations, including the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, the Central and Eastern European Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam, the Dutch Business Association, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the German Business Association, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce, and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

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