Event Info:


Access to international market and incentivising Lao traders to export green, sustainable, biotrade agricultural products.

ECCIL EuroCham is working towards facilitating international economic integration, increasing awareness for exports, and strengthening support for trade and investment promotion in targeted sectors, for lao traders. Currently, Lao’s exports to the EU account for around 5% of total exports, but these exports have potential to grow further. To establish a market presence in the EU market, Lao exporters are required to meet certain requirements regarding the quality of the products, key standards and market preferences, among others.

This webinar, co-organized with the Asian Green Business Accelerator sets out to increase awareness of market opportunities, work through the requirements to be met to effectively export and capacitate Lao traders to get ready to export agro-biodiverse products to Europe. Our panellists will raise the challenges for Lao-based companies to export to EU and will provide insights on EU buyers interests on sourcing from Lao PDR and their requirements.

Who should attend?

Any entrepreneur/business, local private sector, organisation, or projects who wants to learn more about the opportunities available for Lao PDR’s traders to export agro-biodiverse products to Europe.

Language: English

About the speakers:

Geertje OTTEN
(Consultant – Asian Green Business Accelerator)
As an adviser and manager, Geertje Otten has built up 15-20 years of professional expertise in the combination of sustainable development and commercial opportunities. She has worked with a diverse group of stakeholders and advised entrepreneurs ranging from small producers in origin to traders and end-market brands on the development of trade promotion, sustainable supply chains and inclusive business models.

Nicolás CASO
(Consultant – Asian Green Business Accelerator)
Nicolás has seven years of experience doing market research and communications for B2B companies in the public and private sector. In the early beginning of his career Nicolás worked for a modified atmosphere packaging company supporting their market analysis and business development initiatives. After some time in this company he joined ProChile India where he had the opportunity to do market analysis for a wide variety of Chilean products and help Chilean exporters entering the Indian Market. After a year working in India and three years as Communications and Development Manager in Praxis, he joined the Asian Green Business Accelerator. Nicolás, a passionate for local development, is responsible for AGBAS communications and other initiatives such as the BioTrade Asia Pavilion and the Export Readiness Online Workshop Series.

About the organizers:

Established in 2011, the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Laos PDR (ECCIL EuroCham) is the only official representative of the European business community in Laos. The Chamber represents the interest of European Business in Lao PDR via active engagements in advocacy and provision of information and tailor-made services. ECCIL EuroCham has activities in the Lao domestic market but also internationally, and its members are European or Lao companies run by business leaders who are regular speakers at major economic conferences and event in Lao PDR, in the region and in Europe. ECCIL EuroCham has over 100 corporate members, access to a vast network and 2000 decision-makers in Lao PDR, Asia, Europe and beyond.

The regional Biotrade Project in Southeast Asia and its partners ProFound and Anoxica are joining effort to develop export capacity of SMEs in the Mekong region. For this purpose, they have initiated the Asia Green Business Accelerator (AGBA) to support the development of companies interested in exporting sustainable, green or BioTrade products from the countries of the Mekong basin to the rest of the world. AGBA offers market knowledge, strategic support & coaching, network, advise and credibility to the Southeast Asian BioTrade and Green sector and supports with local, regional, and international market access. AGBA provides services directly to companies and Business Support Organisations (BSOs), helping them to accelerate their access to (international) markets. To understand gaps for exporting to international markets, AGBA offers the Export Readiness Self-Assessment. AGBA also offers online workshops dedicated to present the required steps to reach international markets, and facilitation to join the BioTrade Asia Pavilion at the BioFach trade fair.

Event details:
Event Type: Webinar
Date: 5th of April 2022
Time: 3.00 -  4.00 pm

*Free of charge

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