Category: PRACSIS South East Asia

Pracsis pivots to Asia

pracsis-seoulPracsis was in Seoul, South Korea last month for the latest edition of the Forum on Eco-Innovation, a biannual event that the company has organized for the European Commission since 2007. This was the second time that the forum was held outside the EU—the first was in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2013. Read More…

Seoul mates

seoul-matesBusiness representatives from the EU, South Korea and other countries met in October 2015 at a business-to-business matchmaking event organized by Pracsis in Seoul. The event, organised as part of the 19th Eco-innovation Forum, was held at the Korea Eco-Expo. Participants were from companies and organizations that produce, install or market green products and materials. Read More…

CEO roundtables on energy pricing in Vietnam

CEO roundtables on energy pricing in Vietnam

Last January, PRACSIS South East Asia, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) organised two CEO roundtables and a networking lunch on energy issues in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

More than 100 people joined the events, including officials of the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), Electricity Vietnam (EVN), The EU Delegation to Vietnam, The World Bank, UNDP and representatives of the international business community.

While the Vietnamese government would like to increase industrial electricity tariffs, policy makers are concerned that higher energy prices will discourage foreign investment. On the other hand, government investment capacity is limited and energy state-owned enterprises are heavily indebted – EVN announced losses of $790 million in 2014. Meanwhile, clean energy solutions, such as energy efficient buildings, solar PV and thermal, biogas and biomass as well as wind energy still face challenges to wider deployment.

During the events, business leaders actively presented their ideas and concerns on the topic. Though different arguments were raised about how the energy market in Vietnam may develop in the near future, a positive signal was that a suitable move to sustained higher electricity prices – if it brought improved reliability of electricity supply – would be highly supported among foreign investors.

These events have contributed to IISD’s study on the effect of energy pricing and energy policy on foreign direct investment in Vietnam. The study is ongoing with a quantitative questionnaire currently circulating among the foreign business community. The result will be published in 2015.

CEO Roundtables on Energy Supply & Pricing

unnamedWith the help of PRACSIS South East Asia, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) are organising a high-level event on energy supply and pricing policy in Vietnam. Three sessions will be held on 16 January in Ho Chi Minh City and on 20 January in Hanoi. Read More…

Join PRACSIS B2B session @ IGEM 2014 – Kuala Lumpur 16-19 October 2014

Malasyan Convention LogoIn collaboration with the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce PRACSIS is organising a business matching session during the International Green Tech and Eco-products Exhibition and Conference (IGEM), to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 16-19 October.

IGEM’s business matching session bridges potential buyers with producers of greentech products so don’t miss the occasion of exploring and finding new outlets for your products and services. In addition, European companies will showcase at the EU pavilion, Hall 5 – supporting European business in South East Asian markets.

IGEM is South East Asia’s biggest cleantech event, attracting more than 600 companies and 60 000 visitors from around the world. Now in its fifth edition, IGEM 2014 will focus on ‘creating green wealth through innovation’, looking at effective business models that support the rapid adoption of green technologies in production processes and that address environmental and energy security concerns while boosting economic growth, competitivity and profits.

For 2014, the focus is on green transportation and logistics, renewable energies and energy efficiency, green building and interiors, water and waste management, eco products and services and green ICT and finance.

IGEM will definitely be a great opportunity for European business to grow market opportunities and investments in South East Asia.

Sounds great – but you have no experience in the region? No problem at all. PRACSIS can assist you in all registration procedures but most importantly we can help you making fruitful contacts and building trust with major players in the region. Get in contact with our South East Asia office for more information.

PRACSIS South East Asia Office
The Landmark, 15th Floor, 5b Ton Duc Thang, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 (0)8 3825 8513 / Mobile: +84 (0)93 665 8805


Click here to register to a B2B session

Click here to access IGEM’s Conference Programme

PRACSIS: Your bridge between the EU and Southeast Asia

20140716We are pleased to announce that PRACSIS has just opened a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We are confident that our services will become well-known in Asia for quality and delivery beyond expectations. In this new venture we are honored to have joined theBelgian and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. We are also driven to contribute to Southeast Asia’s economic development and business cooperation with the European Union.

As PRACSIS is in regular contact with key stakeholders in the field of sustainable development and green growth issues in Southeast Asia, we would like to summarize some upcoming events
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In Southeast Asia events are scheduled for mid-September in VIETNAM on sustainable urban development; on energy efficiency and renewable energy at the end of September in the PHILIPPINES; once again IGEM 2014 will be a milestone in clean technology adaptation in MALAYSIA, to take place mid-October and SINGAPORE’s international energy week will take place 27-31 October 2014.

In Europe the 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation will take place in Lyon (FRANCE) on 1 and 2 December. It will focus on circular economy schemes. Please contact us for speaking and exhibition opportunities.

With 20 years of experience as a Brussels-based communications and public relations agency, PRACSIS offers you targeted and tailored communication strategies across the globe, including stakeholder engagement campaigns, the organisation of professional conferences, events and exhibitions, as well as web sites, print production, press and social media coverage