Green Growth Under the Spotlight at HCMC Economic Forum 2023

On the morning of September 15, 2023, the HCMC Economic Forum (HEF) officially opened in HCMC with the theme “Green Growth – A Journey to Net Zero Emissions.” The opening session of the forum was attended by Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee; Mr. Le Minh Khai, Central Party Committee Secretary, Deputy Prime Minister; and leaders from various Central ministries and sectors.
The German delegation included the German Consul General Dr. Josefine Wallat, GBA Co-Chairman Mr. Elmar Dutt, and Executive Director Mrs. Quynh Anh, together with GBA members: Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam Mr. Dominik Meichle, General Director of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam Mr. Brad Kelly, Managing Director of Viessmann Southeast Asia & Oceania Mr. Alexander Ziehe.
Six key reports were delivered by delegates, centering on the following topics:
  • Trends in green growth and circular economy development in the context of mega-cities.
  • Establishing an ecosystem for the circular economy model while pursuing net-zero emissions.
  • Policies for advancing green growth toward net-zero emissions and the role of enterprises.
  • Resources in circular economy development with an emphasis on achieving net-zero emissions and the mission of enterprises.
  • International insights and experiences driving green growth and circular economy initiatives.
  • The current status of HCMC and strategies for implementing the green growth model.