DBIV 3: Solar Energy in Vietnam: Challenge and opportunities

  • Date 25 August 2021
  • Time 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Organisation
    • Dutch Business Association In Vietnam (DBAV)
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DBIV 3: Solar Energy in Vietnam: Challenge and opportunities

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In cooperation with The Central & Eastern European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CEEC), German Business Association (GBA), and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Icham) the Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) is hosting the 3rd episode of the Online Series "Doing Business and Investing in Vietnam"

In terms of GDP, Vietnam is one of the most rapidly growing countries in the world. Investors from all over the world are eyeing Vietnam, with The Netherlands being one of the key players. Doing business in Vietnam is also getting ever more attractive: with the recent signing of the EVFTA, both investing in and doing business with Vietnam has gotten a lot safer.

Vietnam has become a serious option for companies of all sizes for import, export and investment. To understand your chances and options, DBAV, in collaboration with other chambers, organizes an online event series: Doing Business and Investing in Vietnam. The series highlight key opportunities and challenges of doing business in Vietnam, with presentations held by key-note speakers with first-hand business experience. Because visiting Vietnam is difficult during this time, we organize interactive, virtual events.

The 3rd episode on 25 August will focus on the field of Solar energy in Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunities

Our webinar is free of charge and set up to provide the venue for an open and interesting discussion, which clusters around your questions pertaining to the local marketplace and infrastructure of commercial opportunity. You are thus encouraged to share questions, thoughts, and opinions with us during the event, to enrich the discussion with your personal experiences in the region.

Our panellists are each expert in their respective fields and boast many years of professional experience in Vietnam, and the larger region. Investors and other stakeholders are warmly invited to seize this unique chance to gather first-hand information!

  • Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Vietnam time GMT+7)
  • Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • Location: Zoom

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Speakers’ information and topic

Opening remarks from Christoph Prommersberger, Deputy Head of Mission at the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam

Chris Wijnberg - Strategic Sales Director at Shire Oak International

Chris Wijnberg is Strategic Sales Director at Shire Oak International, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He arrived in Vietnam for the first time over 3 decades ago and since has been a forefront participant in its exiting development. His activities dedicated to Vietnam include, for instance: fund manager, co-founder and director of EuroCham, country-rep of various companies, developer and general director of a high-tech biogas plant, initiator and manager of M&A transactions and most recently developer and general director of Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho.

Chris will hold a short 10-min introduction on:

  • Solar Roof Top systems are a long-term relationship.
  • Development, Investment, Implementation, Operation and Transfer.
  • Investment origins and criteria.
  • Know your partner.

Clothilde Deneve – Sales Director at Shire Oak Vietnam

Clothilde is a Sales Director at Shire Oak International, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Shortly after its initial entry into Vietnam, she joined the company and was actively involved in the rapid market expansion and business development. Clothilde is responsible for working directly with International companies in Vietnam, identifying each factory individual's renewable energy needs, and decarbonizing operations primarily through Solar Rooftops.

During her presentation, Clothilde will share her insights on:

1.World overview of the demand for renewable energy

2.Overview of the current situation and opportunities in Vietnam:

  • Energy situation in Vietnam
  • Demand for renewable energy, driven by international corporations and their supply chain
  • Boom in solar installation in Vietnam over the last 2 years

3. Solutions available to get access to RE in Vietnam for private companies - with a particular focus on solar rooftop.

Dr. Oliver Massmann - International Attorney at Law and Certified Financial Accountant and Auditor and Partner at Duane Morris LLP.

Oliver is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP and an International Attorney at Law and a Certified Financial Accountant and Auditor. He earned his PhD in International Business Law. He has been working for 20 years as Commercial Lawyer in Vietnam and 8 years in Myanmar. The European Commission in Brussels and the EU Delegation in Hanoi has engaged him in 2021to be the lead advisor for the implementation of the EU Vietnam Free Trade Agreement for the next 2 years.

Oliver will discuss about:

  • Current Government’s policies on grid-connected and rooftop solar energy
  • Direct power purchase agreement mechanism
  • Investment guidelines for Dutch investors (market access, forms of investment, recommendations)