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EuroCham to hold green economy forum in HCMC in late Nov

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) will hold the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022 in HCMC from November 28 to 30.

The event is expected to advance EU-Vietnam sustainable development cooperation through comprehensive dialogues, investment coordination, knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

Besides, GEFE 2022 is aimed at supporting Vietnam in meeting its COP26 commitments and accomplishing the development goals outlined in its National Green Growth Strategy for the 2021-2030 period.

Academics, innovators, students and policymakers from Europe, Vietnam and Southeast Asia will participate in discussions during the three-day event.

“Although the Vietnamese Government and the private sector will spearhead the green transition, European businesses are here to raise capital and bring green technologies to Vietnam through GEFE 2022,” said EuroCham Chairman Alain Cany.

European enterprises and policymakers have expertise in green, sustainable industries and renewable energy development. This makes them ideal for collaborating with the Vietnamese Government and businesses to fill resource gaps, he added.

The event will also feature a three-day exhibition showcasing cutting-edge green technologies and sustainable initiatives from Europe, Vietnam, and other countries. More than 150 exhibitors, including firms involved in renewable energy, banking, fast-moving consumer goods, and non-governmental organizations, are anticipated to attend.

EuroCham will also launch a sustainable innovation lab at GEFE 2022. Students from leading universities in Vietnam will join forces with businesses to develop solutions to real-world corporate, environmental and social problems. Mentoring services will be provided by Schoolab, academic institutions, experts, and business professionals to ensure the success of all participants.

The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on October 3 signed a memorandum of understanding with EuroCham 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.

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