The event also aims to support Vietnam’s commitments at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and the socio-economic development goals specified in its National Green Growth Strategy for the 2021-2030 period.

GEFE 2022 will bring together experts across sustainable business and governance for three days of conferences, exhibitions, and high-level B2B and B2G dialogue sessions, along with EuroCham Vietnam's Green Business Awards and annual Gala Dinner.

At the press conference

The first day of GEFE 2022 will include a plenary conference, which will function as a forum for high-level dialogue between European and Vietnamese government representatives and business stakeholders to coordinate and hold discussions on green policy frameworks, national energy plans, and climate risks.

GEFE 2022's three days will entail panel discussions and seminars on a broad theme, including energy and green financing on the first day, waste and sustainability on the second day, followed by innovation and entrepreneurship on the third and final day. Each day will be further divided into subtopics, covering more than 20 green sector subjects.

At the press conference, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in trade promotion and investment in industry with the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) to enhance links between Vietnamese and E.U. firms.

Additionally, EuroCham is cooperating with Schoolab to launch a Sustainable Innovation Lab at GEFF 2022.

Statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed that during the second year of the E.U.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement from August 2021 to July 2022, two-way trade between Vietnam and the E.U. hit 61.4 billion USD, up 11.9% from the first year. Of which, Vietnam’s exports reached 45 billion USD, up 17% with imports worth 16.4 billion USD, up 0.2%.

The E.U. is now the fifth biggest investor in Vietnam with total registered capital of 27.6 billion USD. In the first eight months of this year, the bloc registered a combined capital of 2.2 billion USD, up 69.6% annually with 104 new projects.

Source: VNA