[BeluxCham News] Reception with the delegation of the Belgian Senate

[BeluxCham News] On Thursday, August 24th, BeLuxCham had the honor to receive the delegation of the Belgian Senate in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate our 20-year anniversary as well as the 50-year celebration of the diplomatic relationship between Belgium and Vietnam. We welcomed the delegation of Mrs. Stephanie D’Hose, president of the Belgian Senate, Mr. Bert Anciaux, senator of the Belgian Senate, and deputies of the House of Representatives in Belgo, in the attendance of our ambassador of Belgium to Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Karl Van den Bossche.
Throughout the evening, our members introduced the delegation into our lives here in Vietnam, accompanied by a nice beer and food!

Thank you to our embassy for all the support in making this happen!
Thanks to our BeLuxCham members for providing insights into doing business and living in Vietnam.
Thanks to our partners for your endless support!

It was an amazing evening!

Please see more photo here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WoK3VVZPaKBaexZGnP5wKH0Am0YXTKa4?usp=sharing


June is an important time for the companies to “close the book” of the first half of the year & “open the new book” of the second half.

With many years of coaching experience, Mentally Fit Coaches believe that this is one of the “golden times” for the Teams/Organizations to “temporarily slow down to move faster” in the last 6 months of 2023.

To support the Leaders/ Managers in “slowing down to move faster”, Mentally Fit Vietnam will organize a 2-hour ONLINE session about the Pit Stop Technique:

  • Topic: “How to Pit Stop Efficiently”
  • Time: 15:30 – 17:30, Friday, 07/07/2023
  • Mode of Implementation: ONLINE coaching via Zoom
  • Mục tiêu buổi làm việc: The Pit Stop technique will help the Leaders know how to:
    • Create a big picture of the challenges that their Teams need to overcome from the perspective of each Member
    • Identify & eliminate the major bottlenecks to solve the current problems of their Teams
    • Build an action plan with a high approval rating from all Team Members
  • Head Coach: Performance Coach Tran Thuy Trang, HR & Learning Director, Deloitte Vietnam
  • Language: Vietnamese 
  • Participation fee (including 10% subsidy in 2023): EUR 36 EUR ~ VND 936,000/ participant
  • 20% discount for participants from members of BeluxCham
  • Or from 5% to a maximum of 30% discount on the standard fee for a group of 2 participants and above

Vietnam ESG Investor Conference 2023

During 31 May – 01 June, Vietnam ESG Investor Conference 2023 was successfully organized by the Vietcetera team in partnership with Raise Partners. This two-day event marked a significant milestone as the first of its kind in Vietnam.

🌍 Global Participation:
With great pride, they hosted over 350+ attendees, including esteemed ambassadors, distinguished overseas delegations, and passionate investors and SMEs from more than 20 countries. The event attracted participants from across Vietnam and around the world, making it a truly international gathering.

On the first day of the ESG conference (May 31) H.E. Karl Van den Bossche – Belgium’s Ambassador to Vietnam discussed “Securing development financing through an ESG lens” at the first panel discussion of the ESG conference. H.E. Karl Van den Bossche discussed the role of ESG in the EVFTA, the role of Belgian companies in Vietnam in ESG, the requirements that are being set, and BeLuxCham, who all contribute and put ESG as one of the priorities on their agenda to contribute together to reach the goals that Vietnam has set.

On the second day of the ESG conference, BeLuxCham’s member DEEP C Industrial Zones Vietnam, represented by Melissa Slabbaert, head of QHSE & Sustainability, participated in the panel discussion about “Case Studies in Responsible Manufacturing & Sourcing”. Melissa shared DEEP C Industrial Zones’ journey in sustainability, the growth it has established, its current drive, and goals in ESG, for both their industry park as its tenants.

Together with, Preben Elnef, Vice-President of Lego Manufacturing Vietnam, Giang Nguyễn, Sustainability & ESG Manager of BITI’s, Tran Phương Nga, CEO of Thien Long group, DEEP C Industrial Zones Vietnam showed the participants how to enable companies to apply ESG in all of their activities, how to ensure that ESG results are being analyzed and that companies can share their results to make ESG tangible and become the new normal in every company’s daily business.

BeLuxCham is honored to be partnering with its member Raise Partners to represent #teamBelgium.

#BeLuxChamVietnam #20yearsBeluxCham #50YearsBelgiumVietnam
#deepcindustrialzones #sustainability #esgtargets #morethananindustrialzone
#VietnamESGConference #InvestmentOpportunities #Vietnam #ESG #Networking #FutureofInvesting

The Business Luncheon “Vietnam Retail Market & Consumer Trends”

We are thrilled to announce that the Business Luncheon “Vietnam Retail Market & Consumer Trends”, co-organized by BeLuxCham Vietnam and EuroCham, was a big success!

Held on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, at the prestigious Sofitel Saigon Plaza, the event attracted over 90 participants from various industries and backgrounds.

The highlight of the luncheon was the insightful and interactive presentations by our expert speakers: Peter Christou – General Manager Worldpanel Division of Kantar Vietnam, Jayant Shenoy – Commercial Director of NielsenIQ Vietnam, Olivier Langlet – Group CEO of Central Retail in Vietnam and Neil MacGregor – Managing Director of Savills Vietnam.

The speakers provided valuable insights into the current state of the Vietnam Retail Market. They discussed the latest trends and consumer behavior, as well as the challenges and opportunities the businesses are facing in this dynamic sector.

The speakers also shared their experiences and best practices in navigating the complex and rapidly evolving retail landscape in Vietnam. From e-commerce and omnichannel strategies to sustainability and innovation, the discussions were both insightful and practical, offering actionable advice for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

In addition to the informative presentations, the Business Luncheon also provided ample networking opportunities for participants to connect and exchange ideas. The elegant setting of the Sofitel Saigon Plaza, combined with the warm and welcoming atmosphere, made for a truly memorable and productive event.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants, speakers, and co-hosts who made this event possible.

We would like to thank all the co-hosts Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, Hong Kong Business Association Vietnam, INCHAM, Vietnam Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam – MBC, Singapore Chamber of Commerce Vietnam, ThaiCham – Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam for supporting us.

Photographer support by: Sang Nguyen Corporate & Diplomatic Photography