Electrifying Vietnam Energy Plans

Date: 28-29 March 2019
Location: Rex Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam - one of the fastest growing nations in Asia with more than 6% annual economic growth for the past 25 years has successfully increase its electrification rate from 54% to 98% since 1990; connecting some 55m people. It is one of the country’s priorities in providing secure and affordable supply of energy to all of the society participant and economic sectors at the same time, attract the capital required to expand infrastructure, securing the needed supply which are forecasted to hit 230TWH in 2020, 350TWH in 2025 and 515TWH in 2030.

According to the revised Power Development Plan (PDP 7), Vietnam requires total investment of $143.5 billion (excluding privately financed BOT power generation projects) for meeting its double-digital annual growth of energy in demand. The Vietnam government is broadening their strategic approaches to fully tap the huge potential of its energy sector by unlocking private investment potentials; inviting foreign technical expertise and foreign investment for participation in its energy projects. It is estimated that Vietnam requires investment of 15billion per year, which 75% is earmarked for generation and 25% for development of the transmission and distribution network.

The hosting of the Electrify Vietnam 2019 (EVN2019) is to provide an interactive platform for potential investors and key players of the industry from over 25 countries to get updated on the new directions, investment policies and market potential of the energy and power sector in Vietnam; at the same time discuss strategies and share insights to support the National Power Development Plan in order to fulfill the demand of 515Twh in 2030.

The Program

28 Mar 2019

07:30 am DAY ONE: 28 MARCH 2019, TUESDAY

EVN 2019 Registration Begins

08:30 am Delegates Take Their Seats at Ballroom

08:30 am Arrival of Distinguished Guests

08:45 am Arrival of Guest of Honor

09:00 am OPENING CEREMONY

Vietnamese Cultural Dance

09:05 am INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

09:10 am SPECIAL ADDRESS

09:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND LAUNCH OF EVN2019 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

09:45 am Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30 PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY ADDRESS 1: WHY INVESTING IN VIETNAM: KEY ECONOMIC PRIORITIES AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT POLICY

11:00 am PLENARY ADDRESS 2: BUSINESS STRUCTURE AND FINANCING – HOW DOES VIETNAM COMPARE TO ITS NEIGHBOURS

11:30 am PLENARY ADDRESS 3: LABOUR LAWS AND REGULATIONS, TAX STRUCTURE AND TAX COMPLIANCES FOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS FOREIGN

12:00 pm Luncheon for Guest Speakers and Delegates

01:00 pm SESSION ONE: VIETNAM PLAN OF ACTIONS FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

PAPER 1: AN OVERVIEW OF VIETNAM’S POWER MARKET

01:30 pm PAPER 2: VIETNAM COMPETITIVE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKET (VWEM): OBJECTIVES, MECHANISM & DIRECTION

02:00 pm PAPER 3: VIETNAM’S NEW FEED IN TARIFFS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES

02:30 pm Open Forum

02:40 pm SESSION TWO: POLICY, REGULATORY & FINANCING FRAMEWORKS FOR VIETNAM ELECTRICITY MARKET

PAPER 4: PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK FOR ENERGY PROJECTS IN VIETNAM

03:10 pm PAPER 5: FINANCING OPTIONS & RISK MITIGATION FRAMEWORK FOR ENERGY PROJECTS IN VIETNAM

03:40 pm PAPER 6: LEGAL PROTECTION AND INCENTIVES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS & INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

04:00 pm Open Forum

04:10 pm BUSINESS MATCHING SESSION

Foreign Investment Agency | Ministry of Investment & Trade | Legal & Tax Consultancy | Financing

29 Mar 2019

09:00 am DAY TWO: 29 MARCH 2019, WEDNESDAY

ENERGY INVESTMENT BRIEFING FOR INVESTORS

09:00 am NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES IN VIETNAM

PROJECTS BRIEFING

10:45 am OPTIMISING WIND ENERGY IN VIETNAM ENERGY MIX: STATUS, DIRECTION & OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECTS BRIEFING

01:30 pm VIETNAM HYDROPOWER: POTENTIAL, NEEDS & DEVELOPMENT PLANS

PROJECT BRIEFING

03:15 pm SOLAR ENERGY IN VIETNAM: POTENTIAL & DEVELOPMENT PLANS

PROJECT BRIEFING

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