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Green Horizon - Vietcetera

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Amidst the rising awareness of sustainability in Vietnam, Vietnam Innovators Summit returns to spotlight the talk about environment, one of the most pressing challenges impacting the country's society and economic growth.

Vietnam Innovators Summit 2023 - Green Horizon invites conscientious consumers and businesses to be inspired, engaged and finally, to act on sustainability initiatives and innovations as part of Vietnam’s green transformation journey.

Date:October 28, 2023Time:09:00 - 16:00
Venue:Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Innovators Summit 2023 - GREEN HORIZON | Teaser 🌱🌍

28/10/20239:00 - 16:00Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Plenary sessions and sustainability-themed breakout rooms by environmental and social entrepreneurs, experts and influencers.
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29/09 - 28/10/2023Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Pitch your green solutions and get funding to implement the winning initiatives.


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09:00 - 09:30
Reception & Networking
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome Remarks


  • HAO TRAN, CEO, Vietcetera

09:40 - 10:00
KEYNOTE 1: An Action's Worth A Thousand Words


  • DR. JOAO MANUEL FIALHO, Sr. Lecturer, Head of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, British University Vietnam

A thought leader in sustainability highlights:

  • The facts on sustainability.
  • Role of consumers, brands and organizations in driving sustainable practices and leading positive changes.

10:00 - 11:30
Green Horizon Pitch Contest - Final Round


  • NGUYEN TUNG SON, Associate - Vietnam Market Lead of Impact Partners Platform, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
  • NGUYEN TRUNG HIEU, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonFarm Technology SAS
  • YOONMIN CHO, Partner, Sopoong Ventures
  • HAO TRAN, CEO, Vietcetera

Contestants present their innovative, practical, and applicable community initiatives aimed at empowering consumers.

Each presenter has 5 minutes to pitch their idea, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from judges and audience.

11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:10
PANEL DISCUSSION 1: Voices of Tomorrow: Addressing Sustainability and Driving Change


  • VO NGOC TUYEN (KELLY), Founder & CEO, Dear Our Community
  • NGUYEN LAM THAO TAM, Actress, MC, Influencer
  • TRAN KIEU ANH, Co-Founder & CEO, Dòng Dòng


  • AN TRUONG, Host, Vietcetera

In recent years, "sustainability" has emerged as a global buzzword. Every sector, from technology, real estate, and banking to fashion, culinary arts, and fine arts, is gravitating towards green and sustainable practices.

However, what exactly is sustainability? What does it mean to be more environmentally responsible in a Vietnam context? We have enlisted a panel of influencers who represent voices of tomorrow who can speak to the big picture of sustainability and what it means to break the status quo in Vietnam.

13:10 - 13:50
PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Action! Driving Sustained Behavior Changes


  • HA NGAN HA, Project Manager, GreenHub
  • QUANG-TRAN DAO, Coordinator, Climate Fresk
  • HELLY TONG, Founder, The Yen Concept


  • DR. JOAO MANUEL FIALHO - Sr. Lecturer, Head of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, British University Vietnam

Sustainable actions start with everday actions, from reducing plastic waste, participating in green initiative in our communities to making smart choices in what we eat and wear. We can make changes to our behavior, daily practice, and lifestyle that can contribute to Vietnam’s green transformation.

Our esteemed panel of speakers will share their life experience and tips on what we can do as socially responsible and eco-conscious members of society to build a clean, green pathway for all.

13:50 - 14:30
PANEL DISCUSSION 3: Shaping Tomorrow - Innovations for a Greener Future


  • NGUYEN TRUNG HIEU, Chief Operating Officer, CarbonFarm Technology SAS
  • SON NGUYEN, Founder & CEO, Dat Bike


  • HAO TRAN, CEO, Vietcetera

Addressing the challenges of the climate crisis will require ingenuity, creativity and innovative solutions. We need not only to fill the current needs of the planet but also supports us into the future.

Our panel of speakers will share what their innovations for a greener future and their experience of bringing their exciting ideas to market.

14:30 - 14:45
Pitch Contest Awards Ceremony

  • Announcement of the winning Green Horizon pitches

14:45 - 14:50
Pledge to Action


  • VAN LY, Partner, Raise Partners

Introduction to the Sustainability Pledge and its importance.

Participants make their personal pledge for sustainable actions over the next year.

14:50 - 15:30
TRACK 1 - Building Sustainable Brands: Aligning Values and Purposes


  • TRU LANG, Chef, MÙA
  • THAO VU, Founder & Creative Director, KILOMET109
  • DANIEL HOAI NGUYEN, Founder, Song Cai Distillery


  • MIMI VU, Partner, Raise Partners

What does it mean to stand out as a brand with environmental and social impact in your DNA? How does an authentically sustainable brand demonstrate strong values and purpose to its target customers?

Creative and responsible entrepreneurs will demonstrate how they drive sustainability into the heart of their business and communicate value.

15:30 - 16:10
TRACK 2 - Eco-friendly Lifestyle Choices: Tips and Tricks for Everyday Living


  • FONG-CHAN ZEUTHEN, Founder & Owner, KAZE Interior Design Studio
  • ROSI H. TRANG NGUYEN, Founder & Owner, Social ChangeMakers & CHANCE Charity Shop


  • VAN LY, Partner, Raise Partners

There are so many fun and easy ways we can drive eco-friendly lifestyle choices into our daily lives! Two thoughtful lifestyle influencers will walk us through their recommendations on what you can do to make a real positive impact in our living spaces and everyday living.

14:50 - 15:30
TRACK 3 - Running Successful Local Sustainability Initiatives


  • LEONARDO GARCIA, General Manager of Vietnam and Cambodia, The Coca-Cola Company
  • LE QUANG MINH, Retail Commercial Leader Vietnam, Decathlon Vietnam


  • MIRO NGUYEN, Chief Strategy Officer, VinAI

The next generation of consumers have the power to push big brands and multinational companies to walk the walk when it comes to sustainability.

In this breakout session, industry leaders will share how they are responding to young consumers’ concerns about sustainability in everything from product offerings to packaging and waste to positive engagement of their employees and suppliers to meet ambitious environmental and social impact goals.

15:30 - 16:10
TRACK 4 - Walking the Walk: Making the Business Case for Sustainability


  • LUONG THI THU HUYEN, Founder & CEO, ECO Vietnam
  • DANG LE PHUC SANG, TreeBank Coordinator, RED Communication


  • LONG NGUYEN, Business Director, Vietceteraa

What can you do locally in Ho Chi Minh City to contribute to low-carbon initiatives or support nature and the local environment?

Two leaders in local sustainability initiatives will share their experience of working with others for positive environmental impact where they live.


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