Vietnam’s New Personal Data Protection Decree – Understand and Master the Compliance Requirements

Vietnam’s New Personal Data Protection Decree – Understand and Master the Compliance Requirements

Taking effect on July 1, 2023, Vietnam’s Personal Data Protection Decree (PDPD, Decree No. 13/2023/ND-CP is a significant step for the country and is expected to have a profound impact on both local and foreign-invested companies doing business in and with Vietnam. Thus, compliance to this new regulation is mandated to all entities in any kind onshore or offshore that proceed with Vietnamese individuals’ information.
To help companies better prepare, Toan Quoc Doan, Manager of IT & Technology Service and Patricia Aranguren Moliner, International Business Advisor Associate of Dezan Shira & Associates Vietnam, will introduce the PDPD and explains several key considerations to take to build a roadmap for compliance.
Detailed actions from both a technical and organizational perspective will be discussed as well from an IT professional’s perspective. Targeted to serve the needs and perspective of IT experts but with relevance also for other roles in a firm, the webinar will create awareness of the main keynotes about this decree for avoiding the violation on a daily basis.

Key Topics:
– A bird’s eye overview of Vietnam’s IT compliance-related laws & regulations
– Key considerations for complying with the PDPD, including sensitive personal information, cross-border data transfer, impact on IT, DPIA (data privacy impact assessment), and methodology for compliance.
– Technical and organizational controls for compliance

The Webinar includes a Q&R session and is free of admission.

Event Details:
Format: Webinar
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM Vietnam / 4:30 PM China / 11:30 AM CET
Link register:

For questions or concerns, please get in touch with Julia Goeb, Marketing Lead Vietnam:

JOINT CHAMBERS Networking Event

We would like to share with you about the “JOINT CHAMBERS Networking Event”, organized by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham Vietnam)Singapore Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (SCCV) and Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam (HKBAV) and co-hosted by INCHAM.

Event details as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2023

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Pullman Saigon Center, 148 Tran Hung Dao St., District 1, HCMC

Dress code: Smart Casual 

Admission Fee:

– Members and Co-hosts members: VND 150,000

– Non-members: VND 250,000

*Registration includes canape & drink

Registration Link:

Tentative Agenda:

5:30 – Check-in

6:00 – Welcome Session

6:30 – Networking Session

7:30 – Lucky Draw

8:00 – Wrap up

Event registration is on a first come first served basis and advance registration is required. RSVP by 12th June 2023 to assure your spot.

Should you need any assistance, please contact: or (84-28) 7308 2168.

Online Networking Gathering for BELUX Chambers in Asia

We are thrilled to extend our invitation to an exclusive online networking gathering for our 15 Belux Chambers in Asia. This is a unique opportunity for our members to network, share ideas, and establish new business relationships.

The event will be held online via Zoom and will feature two breakout rooms, each focusing on a specific economic sector. This will allow attendees to connect with other members in their respective industries. Each breakout session will last for 30 minutes, after which attendees will have the option to switch to the other breakout room.

The following economic sectors will be featured:

  • Finance
  • Tech
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Agronomy
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism and Food & Beverage
  • Defense

When you register for the event, please let us know which sector you would like to join.

This networking gathering will provide a valuable opportunity for members of BELUX Chambers in Asia to connect and exchange ideas. We are excited to see you participate in this event.

All details are below:

📆Date: 14 June 2023, Wednesday

⏰Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Vietnam Time) / 11:00 AM – 12: 30 (BE)

📌Location: Zoom

📌Fee: Complimentary to all


[Support Event] 2023 Vietnam ESG Investor Conference

The leading ESG-lens investment conference, with participation from 50+ businesses over two days, will bring together key stakeholders to look at the opportunities in Vietnam for sustainable finance and ESG investing and explore high-yield returns on partnerships aimed to meet the needs and challenges of Vietnam’s dynamic society and environment.

VIETNAM ESG Investor Conference
 May 31 to June 1, 2023 (2-days)
Venue: New World Hotel, 76 Le Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Website (agenda, speaker list): LINK 

*Please note that, as a BeluxCham member, you will receive a 20% discount. Please contact Ms. Kim or Ms. Phuong at to get the discount code.

Conference Agenda Highlights

May 31: High Level Discussions, Chats, & Keynotes

On Day 1, we have engaging sessions on topics such as: 

  • Investment Criteria in Vietnam for Institutional Investors
  • Securing Development Capital through an ESG Lens
  • The Future of ESG and Global Finance & Development
  • ESG is a Marathon, Not a Sprint (Vietnam Case Study)
  • COP26 & JETP: Investing in Decarbonization and Energy Transformation
  • Navigating the Intersection of Climate Change, Social Impact and Economic Growth
  • Investing in Inclusive Opportunities, Workforce and Leadership
  • Mitigating Investment Risk through Good Corporate Governance

June 1: Impact Discussions and Sector Workshops 

On June 1st, we have impact and sector-specific conversations on topics including:

  • Beyond the Score: Measuring Value and Impact in ESG
  • Leveraging International Resources for Carbon Market Development
  • Impact Finance and Social/Environmental Impact Businesses
  • Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture
  • The Future of Food & Beverage
  • Case Studies in Responsible Manufacturing & Sourcing
  • Circular Economy and Industry

On each day of the conference, there will also be opportunities for networking and business matching.

[Business Luncheon] Vietnam Retail Market & Consumer Trends

Dear Members & Friends,

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Luncheon Seminar on May 24th, where we will be discussing the latest trends in the Vietnam Retail Market and Consumer Behavior. This event will be held at Sofitel Saigon Plaza from 11.45 AM to 02.00 PM.

The Vietnam Retail Market has been experiencing steady growth in recent years, driven by a growing middle class and increasing consumer spending. According to a report by the Vietnam Retailers Association, the retail market in Vietnam grew by 10.9% in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on data from the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnam’s retail sales of consumer goods and services reached VND 5,679 trillion (equivalent to US$242 billion) in 2022, representing a significant surge of 19.8% compared to the same period in the previous year.

Our expert speakers will share their insights on the current state of the Vietnam Retail Market, including the latest trends and consumer behavior. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Consumer Trends in Vietnam
  • Retail Space Evolution in 2022/2023
  • Types of Retail Space in Demand
  • Expectations and Retail Format in Development for 2023 and Beyond
  • Retail Formats that Seem to Attract Shoppers
  • Evolution of Online Shopping Pre and Post-COVID

You’ll have the opportunity to network with other industry professionals and gain valuable knowledge that can help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the Vietnam Retail Market.

Event Details:

  • Date: 24 May 2023
  • Time: 11.45 AM – 02.00 PM
  • Venue: Sofitel Saigon Plaza (17 Le Duan, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC)

Tentative Agenda

11.45 – 12.00: Registration

12.00 – 13.00: Presentation

13.00 – 13.30: Panel discussion – Moderator by Ms. Marieke van der Pijl – EuroCham Board Member

13.30 – 14.00: Q&A

14.00: Closing

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and gain valuable insights into the Vietnam Retail Market. We look forward to seeing you there!