Informative seminar organized in Hanoi on the 20th of January in the morning at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel. The seminar was officially opened by H.E. Ambassador Franz Jessen, Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam. The Director of Vietrade, Mrs Tran Kim Oanh delivered a speech and present the opportunities in Vietnam for foreign investors.

Extremely experienced guests speakers, representing well-known companies, shared their experience with the participants: Mrs Julie Torok, Head of Marketing Annam Group, Mrs Dang Thuy Ha, Nielsen Consumer Insights Director, and Mr Julien Brun, co-founder CEL, Mr Albert Franceskinj, Co-founder of Fidal Asiattorneys. 

This seminar was sponsored by Robbeny and VCI legal.


Tuesday the 20th of January 2015 – Sofitel Plaza Hanoi

– 8.30 – 9am: Welcoming of the participants

– 9 – 9.15am: H.E. Franz Jessen – Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Vietnam – Welcome speech

– 9.15 – 9.30am: Mrs Tran Kim Oanh – Director of VIETRADE / Ministry of Industry and Trade -Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency  –Welcome speech and opportunities in Vietnam for foreign investors

– 9.30 – 9.40am: Mrs Delphine Rousselet – EVBN – Project Director – The project, its services, activities and events, in Europe and Vietnam

– 9.40 – 10am: Mrs Dang Thuy Ha – NIELSEN – Nielsen Consumer Insights Director – The Vietnamese F&B sector, retail and consumption: where are we and where are we going?

– 10 – 10.20am: Mrs Julie Torok – Head of Marketing of ANNAM GROUP – Case Study – Share of experience from one of the main retailers of European F&B products in Vietnam

– 10.20 – 10.30am: Coffee break

– 10.30 – 10.50am: Mr. Julien Brun – Cofouder of Vietnam Supply Chain Community – The supply chain for F&B in Vietnam, comparisons with European one

– 10.50 – 11.10am: Mrs Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Legal Consultant of EVBN – Doing business in Vietnam: Legal aspects

– 11.10 – 11.30am: Mr. Albert Franceskinj – Partner, FIDAL ASIATTORNEYS – Do’s and don’ts when negotiating with Vietnamese partners

– 11.30 – 12am: Q&A

– 12 – 13.30am: Networking lunch offered to all participants