Online series: Vietnam as a China+1 Mid-Tech Destination

  • Date 23 June 2021
  • Time 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM
  • Organisation
    • Dutch Business Association In Vietnam (DBAV)
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Online series: Vietnam as a China+1 Mid-Tech Destination

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In cooperation with The Central & Eastern European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CEEC), Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, German Business Association (GBA), and Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (DBAV) is hosting a webinar on investors’ “China+1” strategies.

Manufacturers operating in China and other surrounding jurisdictions are keen on finding alternatives to spread risks and reduce supply chain liabilities by diversification. More and more of these investors choose Vietnam as their second production destination, next to China. Across a variety of industries (e.g., metal, glass, optical fibre, aluminium extrusion, or serial products), particularly for products that are labour intensive, Vietnam offers attractive conditions, backed by a strategic position embedded in regional and transatlantic free trade agreements.

In the context of China’s involvement in political rivalries which foster supply-chain disruptions and trade barriers (e.g., tariffs), Vietnam has stepped out of its neighbour’s shade to absorb cross-border relocations.

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, China, 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, June 23, 2021
  • Location: Zoom

Free to join for everyone

Host’s and speakers’ information

Jurriaan Meyer – Host & China Expert

Jurriaan Meyer has been building technology businesses in Asia in the manufacturing, infrastructure and public transport industries since 2003.

Jurriaan directed technology transfer and rollout of the Hong Kong Octopus Card to the OV-chipkaart fare collection system in The Netherlands. In China, Jurriaan lead a joint venture bringing Dutch engineering champion Strukton’s engineering, rail and building management solutions to Asia.

With Bridge2East.com, Jurriaan supports SME’s from East and West leveraging their IP, technology and solutions to kick-start opportunities for cooperation and investment in new markets.

Active in both China and Vietnam, Jurriaan has grassroots insights from SE Asia’s economic development and the current “China+1”-trend which aims to diversify supply chains and production sites from China to locations in SE Asia.

Martien Mantje (Chief Commercial Officer at EWD)

With more than seventeen years of experience in international trade and management and co-owning and managing a top 5 company in its field for five years, in 2020 Martien became CCO of EWD-Compass. His experience with the Chinese market started and several congresses, delegations, and trade fairs welcomed his expertise. In his role for EWD-Compass, Martien researches the markets, develops strategies, manages the projects, and advises clients.

Martien will discuss the main reasons why Vietnam can be seen as one of the China+1 Mid-Tech Destinations from his perspective.

Leif Schneider (Senior Associate at ACSV Legal)

Having spent his junior years as an attorney in international arbitration practice, already before joining ACSV Legal, Leif advised his clients in corporate/M&A and IP matters across various jurisdictions (e.g., Germany, France, PRC, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam) and has thus earned a broad range of experience in both transactional work and litigation/arbitration.

Leif has been admitted to practice as a foreign lawyer in Vietnam since 2018 and advises clients from a variety of different industries (e.g. manufacturing, logistics, e-commerce, trade, health & life sciences, renewable energies, F&B) in their local and cross-border operations.

He will share his insights on the Market Entry procedure and the Mid-tech investment trend in Vietnam with some case studies.

Online series - Investing in and Doing Business with 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 merchandising, sales and investment. To understand your chances and options, DBAV, in collaboration with other chambers, organizes an online event season. With key-note speakers, first-hand business experience, and investment options. Because visiting Vietnam is difficult, we organize interactive, virtual events.

More information about our partners

EWD Compass

EWD-Compass (East West Direct) is a Trade Support Services provider for European SME's in Building- and Infra, Industry, Machinery and Packaging. The services are primarily focused on the imports of goods from Eastern Asia to Europe with local offices in Oosterhout the Netherlands, Ningbo China and Ho Chi Min Vietnam. Import services include sourcing of factories that fit the production profile, auditing, negotiation and quality control, product development, sampling and customization, shipment organisation and in-depth communication. Secondary services are export services and local establishing of entities, from sales and distribution to complete factory set-up. EWD-Compass was founded by Wim Eeuwes how has more than 30 years of experience in the Asian markets and is still involved in the day to day business.

ACSV Legal

ACSV Legal is a HCMC, Vietnam-based law firm with a team of lawyers who are qualified in Vietnam, the UK, the US and Malaysia in civil and common law jurisdictions.

Our Clients are comprised of both SEA businesses undergoing rapid growth in Vietnam and foreign firms seeking to acquire or otherwise form businesses in Vietnam. They come from many sectors and industries including manufacturing, F&B, hospitality and leisure, education, pharma, health, beauty & fitness, IT, apparel and fashion, retail, and PR.

ACSV Legal’s commitment to service excellence extends to the way in which we approach fees. We bring significant local and international experience, multijurisdictional legal knowledge and a sensitivity to clients’ expectations, yet remain price sensitive.

The languages spoken at ACSV Legal include Vietnamese, English, German, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, French and Malay.

In 2016, ACSV Legal joined a network of Asian law firms operating in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim known as “One Asia Lawyers”. One Asia Lawyers has partner offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Myanmar, allowing us to serve our clients’ cross border needs through one dedicated legal platform.