Dear BVA Members and Friends, The Belgian Vietnamese Alliance (BVA), together with the Vietnamese Embassy, AWEX, Hub.Brussels and FIT, are pleased to invite you to our matchmaking event on 28th June 2022 at The Egg, Brussels. This event will bring together high-level representatives from the public and private sectors aiming to give you an overview of Vietnam as a potential investment destination and help you keep-up-to-date with its dynamic business environment. Untapped Potential Vietnam’s shift from a centrally planned to a market economy has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world into one of the fastest-growing economies in the region, with booming industries in a wide range of sectors. Moreover, the country’s economy continues its fast growth driven by free trade agreements and an increasingly regulated business environment. Vietnam is a market with a lot of untapped potential. That unexplored potential is where foreign businesses can thrive. Program & Speakers 14.00-14.10 Opening speech by H.E. Nguyen Van Thao, Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium 14.10-14.20 Welcoming speech by Hub.Brussels 14.20-14.30 Keynote remarks by the Belgian Vietnamese Alliance on Vietnam and Belgium’s advantages in cooperation 14.30-14.40 Video on Vietnam’s economy 14.40-14.55 Introduction to EVFTA and its implementation by Mrs. Mariella Cantagalli, Desk Officer for Vietnam of DG Trade 14.55-15.20 Panel discussion by Belgian trade attachés on Belgian economy, building bridges with Vietnamese economy 15.20-15.40 Panel discussion with Belgian companies sharing experience on doing business in Vietnam 15.40-16.00 Q&A 16.00-17.00 B2B meeting with Vietnamese Delegation and Networking If you are looking for investment and/or business development opportunities in Vietnam as well as to connect with potential cooperation partners, then join us on 28th June by registering now!
On behalf of the whole BVA team, we would like to thank BDO for joining our community and network. We wish them great success ahead in expanding their business and supporting foreign companies to establish their activities in Vietnam and Belgium. Founded in 1963, BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. BDO’s vision is to be leader for exceptional client service, and thus they remain focused on helping their clients navigate ever-changing and market conditions by providing high quality advice and service to all clients on a consistent basis. BDO’s distinctive reputation for client proximity is built upon their commitment to all their stakeholders that what matters to them, matters to BDO. For the year ended 30th September 2021 BDO (including BDO’s exclusive Alliances) announced a total combined fee income of more than US$11 billion, representing a year on year growth of 10.8% BDO is the fifth largest accounting network globally, with almost 100,000 partners and staff in over 1,700 offices in 167 countries and territories. It has firms in all 27 EU Member States and all ten ASEAN countries, including Vietnam. Its Global Office is located near Brussels Airport, Belgium.
On behalf of the whole BVA team, we thank the company BECAMEX IDC for joining our community and network. We wish them a lot of success for expanding their business and helping foreign companies to establish their activities in Vietnam. BECAMEX IDC is a Vietnamese state-owned enterprise belong to the Binh Duong Province and listed on the stock exchange of Ho Chi Minh City, a multidisciplinary corporation and one of the leading players in the development of Vietnam’s industrial economic infrastructure. While respected locally for transforming the Binh Duong province in the South of Vietnam into an economic hub of entrepreneurship, the company emerged also as a modern and international corporate brand at the forefront of Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 and a creator of Smart City infrastructure and solutions to realize the Smart Community. Binh Duong Province was recognized as SMART COMMUNITY in 2019 by the Intelligent Community Forum.
It is with pleasure that we welcome Maria on board the BVA team. Maria comes from a law background, with a Master’s degree in International and European Law. As our new Staff Member for the Management of the BVA, Maria is responsible for organizing network events, building and maintaining relationships with our members, matching companies as well as developing and operating basic services for export to Vietnam. Her role is crucial in helping us to further expand on bilateral contacts with businesses and diplomatic contacts, matching Vietnamese and Belgian companies with each other and ensuring that all structural partners of FIT and Belgian economic operators consider the BVA as a SPOC when it comes to “business in Vietnam”.
We are pleased to announce that our Accreditation as an official bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been renewed. On behalf of the BVA team, we thank all our members, partners and BLCCA (Federation of Belgian-Luxembourg Chambers of Commerce Abroad) for their continuous support in order to make the development of our organization possible for boosting the trade between Belgium and Vietnam.
On behalf of the whole BVA team, we thank the John Cockerill Group for joining our community and network. We wish them a lot of success for developing and expanding their activities in Vietnam by bringing innovative approaches. The John Cockerill Group develops large scale technological solutions to meet the needs of our time: preserving natural resources, contributing to greener mobility, producing sustainably, fighting against insecurity and facilitating energy transition and access to renewable energy. Its offering to enterprises, States and communities comes in the form of services and associated equipment for the energy, defense, industry, environment, transport and infrastructure sectors. Driven since 1817 by the entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation of their founder, the 5,000-strong workforce of the Group enabled it to achieve turnover in 2020 of 1.01 billion Euros in 22 countries across 5 continents. With its willingness to contribute to the sustainable development, the John Cockerill Group would like to cooperate with Vietnam notably for valorizing the residual biomass produced by agriculture. For more info, visit John Cockerill Group’s website or download the purpose report 2020.
Dear members and friends, The inter-bilateral Belgian Chambers of Commerce association in Asia is presenting you the first webinar of 2022 from BLCCJ in a joint effort with their flagship member Puratos: Sustainability in the chocolate world: Cacao-Trace – An Impact Revolution Approach To Address Chocolate Chain Issues Mr. Gricha Safarian, GM Puratos Vietnam, and Mr. Sylvestre Awono, Puratos Cacao-Trace Expert, will present on the following: Impact Revolution – Stakeholder Capitalism Brief history of the birth of Cacao-Trace Cacao-Trace Impact and success stories This will be followed by a talk about the Cacao-Trace program in Japan by Mr. Jean-Pierre Bernardino, President Puratos Japan and BLCCJ Board Member. Afterwards all 3 speakers will gladly take your questions. EVENT DETAILS Wednesday 26 January 18:00-19:00 Japan time / 10:00-11:00 Belgian time Presentations + Q&A in English Free of charge If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 January noon JST and we will confirm your registration. This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link and passcode on the day itself. We hope to welcome many of you at this inspiring webinar! The BLCCJ office
BVA (the Belgian Vietnamese Alliance, a Chamber of Commerce with an attention for social and cultural aspects) is looking for a driven employee, in order to contribute to develop its organization: A graduate in the field of international business management with an interest to Asia, no experience needed. Skills : Proactive, analytic mind, research and synthesis, communicative, good organizer, punctual Job description : The job description is broad: in addition to organizing events (substantive and practical), attracting new members, preparing the necessary papers and documents, drafting papers about Public Procurement in Viet Nam and related to EFVTA, also maintaining contacts with our members, but also with diplomacy and all possible relevant stakeholders (sector federations, other chambers, large public organizations, educational institutions, …), matching companies, developing and operating basic services for export to Viet Nam, … The scope is not only limited to Vietnam, but is also extended to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. There is a climate change problem in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, but it affects several countries. A Mekong River Commission was set up for this, to which Flanders also provides support. Mother tongue in Dutch and fluent in English, spoken and written is a must – knowledge of French is an asset Work location: to be determined What BVA offers: a fair salary – international context – a start-up and hands-on mentality – a personal and professional development Who are we : The Belgian Vietnamese Alliance (BVA), founded in 2011, is an officially accredited chamber of commerce, aiming to promote, in addition to a number of cultural and social activities, trade relations between Belgian and Vietnamese companies. About 2 years ago, a free trade agreement was signed between Viet Nam and the EU (EFVTA), a unique trade agreement that offers a lot of potential for companies in both the EU and Viet Nam, and certainly also with us in Belgium and its Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels Regions. To date, many activities have been organized, often in collaboration with the Vietnamese embassy or other partners and stakeholders. Until now, all the work has been done by our many volunteers. But the EFVTA gives our organization a boost and in the meantime, we are also selected as a structural partner of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). The combination of both circumstances will ensure that our (already extensive) network will grow even bigger. But the partnership also means a lot of activities that need to be developed. The activities are mainly network events, further expanding on bilateral contacts with businesses and diplomatic contacts, matching Vietnamese and Belgian companies with each other, ensuring that all structural partners of the FIT and Belgian economic operators consider BVA as a SPOC when it comes to “business in Vietnam”. In addition, we also pay attention to social and cultural activities building bridges between both countries. Send your application with a motivation letter and CV to email@example.com
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