Asia House together with GreenTech Challenge hosted a roundtable discussion with Thomas Jacobsen, Managing Director, Saigon Asset Management (SAM). SAM is a Vietnamese Asset Manager Fund based in Ho Chi Minh City with a strong focus on the Vietnamese GreenTech and Smart Cities sector. The Vietnamese market constitutes a very interesting business opportunity for Danish GreenTech and Smart Cities SME’s. Vietnam follows the global trend of emerging economies experiencing rapid urbanization and, consequently, a growing need for large investments in city and infrastructure development projects. Inhabitants in the largest cities have doubled in 20 years. Investments in infrastructure in Vietnam account for an average of 5.7% of GDP, making Vietnam the country in South East Asia with the highest level of investment.
The roundtable discussion focused on how Danish SMEs can approach the Vietnamese GreenTech and Smart Cities market. Thomas presented valuable hands-on experience and advice, which provides a solid first step for your company to access the Vietnamese market.