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08 May 2018


9:00 - 11:40am GMT


Shanghai, China



Event partner:

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China


Vietnam has seen strong economic development over the past years with 6.8% GDP growth in 2017. The Nikkei Manufacturing PMI in Vietnam inched up to 53.5 in February of 2018 from 53.4 in a month earlier. Also, purchasing activity went up sharply and employment continued to rise.

With the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement scheduled to be ratified in 2018, Vietnam is expected to see an influx of European investors and companies aiming to trade with Vietnam. There is also an increased interest in Vietnam for “China+1” regional strategies of European enterprises.

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, in cooperation with the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, is delighted to welcome several expert speakers covering topics from legal, tax, the investment climate and the IPR environment in Vietnam. Join us and learn about the opportunities and challenges of investing in Vietnam from business representatives that have established businesses in the country. 


8:30-9:00             Registration and Networking

9:00-9:10        Welcome Remarks by Mr. Carlo Diego 'Andrea, Vice President of the European Chamber and
                            Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter

9:10-9:30             Opening Speech by Mrs. Almut Roessner, Director at EuroCham Vietnam

9:30-10:30           Presentations: Economy and Business Environment, Legal Framework, IPR Protection, Tax Framework
                            and Incentives for FDI

                            Topic: Key facts about European Investment in Vietnam and EVFTA Update by Mr Hao Zhou, Senior
                            Economist at Commerzbank Singapore

                            Topic: Legal Framework in Vietnam

                           - Ms. Milena Strathmann, Attorney at Law at Schulz Noack Bärwinkel

                            - Mr. Marcello Caione, Legal Advisor, D'Andrea & Partners Hanoi Office

10:30-10:50         Investing in the Northeastern Region by Mr. Hans KerstensDeep C Dinh Vu

10:50-11:30         Panel Discussion: Investing in Vietman

11:30-11:40     Closing Remarks by Mr. Carlo Diego 'Andrea, Vice President of the European Chamber and 
                           Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter

About the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is an European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to SEA IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal at For free expert advice on South-East Asia IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days. The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.


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