Online event connects technology demand-supply between Vietnamese, Dutch firms

Friday, September 17, 2021  15:44

Businesses from the Netherlands exchange information with Vietnamese counterparts at an online event held on September 16.

An online event was held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on September 16, offering a chance for organisations and businesses from the Netherlands to introduce and seek opportunities for cooperation and trade with Vietnamese enterprises in various fields such as agriculture and energy.

The event attracted the participation of representatives of 14 organisations and enterprises in the Netherlands as well as Dutch businesses Hai Phong city and local firms. Many businesses also took part in the event via live broadcasts on ISC Youtube channel and other social network platforms.

Tran Quang Tuan, Director of Hai Phong city's Department of Science and Technology - the event's organiser - said over the past time, the city has built and implemented a programme on promoting domestic and international cooperation in science and technology which aimed to encourage enterprises in the locality to invest in innovation and applying advanced and modern technology and equipment in production and life. 

The business matching event between Vietnamese and Dutch enterprises was part of the programme, he said.

Guido van Rooy, Executive Director of the Dutch Business Association in Vietnam, said the event created an opportunity for organisations and businesses of the two countries to exchange information, learn about technology and partners' demand towards negotiating and signing sale contracts. He believed that it would help businesses of both sides promote technology transfer.

Addressing the event via videoconference, Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman emphasised the similarities between Hai Phong and the Netherlands, especially in the seaport sector.

She said the majority of Vietnamese goods exported to the European market are shipped through the Netherlands and the country is also Europe's largest foreign investor in Vietnam.

According to the ambassador, to enter the European market, Vietnamese goods have to overcome many challenges in terms of environmental, labour, and origin standards and meet its strict requirements in terms of quality, design and safety, adding that Dutch businesses always support Vietnamese partners with technological solutions.

The event would contribute to finding potential partners in Hai Phong in many fields such as agriculture, high-tech maritime and renewable energy, she said.

VNA