The Netherlands - Vietnam Sustainable Aquaculture Business Forum 2022 in Can Tho

Can Tho, 7 September, 2022 - The Netherlands - Vietnam Sustainable Aquaculture Business Forum 2022 takes place today in Can Tho City. Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Director International Strategy of Netherlands Top Sector AgriFood Mrs. Willemien van Asselt,  and Consul General Daniël Stork will attend the Forum, as well as representatives of the Dutch and Vietnamese governments and businesses. The Forum is organised by the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with strategic partners in the aquaculture sector.

Pannelist  Aqua business Forum
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Pannelist at the Aquaculture Business Forum

The Forum aims to create a business platform for trade and investment promotion between Vietnam and the Netherlands, encourage knowledge exchange and the transfer of technology to develop the sustainable aquaculture industry in Vietnam. The Forum also creates an opportunity for stakeholders to address key challenges in the Mekong Delta and allows Vietnamese top enterprises to share their experiences and vision on their journey to sustainable aquaculture business development. The Netherlands believes in Vietnam’s potential to become a supplier of sustainable seafood for a growing world population, and stands ready to cooperate from different perspectives, such as sustainable innovation, research and technology application, and inclusive approach. An inter-ministerial delegation from the Netherlands will have opportunities to meet and engage with their Vietnamese Mekong Delta counterparts in the framework of this event.

The opening remarks of Netherlands Consul General Daniël Stork at the Forum highlights the long-lasting and close cooperation between Vietnam and the Netherlands in a water – agriculture – agrologistics integrated approach, as well as in sustainable value chain development in the Mekong Delta: “Together we will work on sustainable contributions and solutions to strengthen the aquaculture sector of Vietnam to be competitive on the global market, and at the same time taking care of the people and the nature of the Mekong Delta.”

The Forum is organised by the Netherlands missions in Vietnam in collaboration with strategic partners: Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Can Tho, The Vietnam Sustainable Shrimp Alliance (VSSA) and The Vietnam Pangasius Association (VINAPA) and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).

On the same day, the Vietnam - Netherlands Business Matchmaking Event will take place from 13:00 – 17:00. This is a business platform for Vietnamese and Dutch aquaculture industry stakeholders to discuss both prospects and challenges for the Mekong Delta region and explore potential business cooperation opportunities.

For more information, please contact:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hanoi

Address: Floor 7, BIDV Tower, 194 Tran Quang Khai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi