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ECCIL in conjunction with ExperTS are pleased to inform you that we are organising a seminar on ‘Support Instruments for Companies Operating in Lao PDR’ on 23rd January 2018 at Crowne Plaza, Vientiane.

Private enterprises operating in least developed countries like Laos are facing a variety of special challenges. Access to suitable financial products to finance direct investments on a long-term basis can be difficult to obtain and are often expensive due to comparatively high risks. To support economic development and growth of the private sector, suitable banking partners need to demonstrate specific knowledge and comprehensive experience in financing projects in LDC’s.Another limiting factor in terms of business acceleration of private enterprises in developing countries is the lack of skills and special expertise in Human Resources. Education and training in Laos is still struggling to meet the demands of the Lao economy. As a result, international competitiveness of private companies suffers and expert knowledge is difficult to find and is costly.

ECCIL’s Seminar on Supports Instruments for Companies Operating in Lao PDR addresses the above mentioned topics by inviting two experts representing financial and temporary human resource solutions for private companies operating in Laos.


1. Mr. Jochen Steinbuch, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbh, Bangkok Representative Office
Covering the following topics:
  • Introduction of DEG and KFW Banking Group
  • Different features of long-term financing
  • Specifics in corporate financing
  • Specifics in renewable project financing
  • Some examples from the region

In addition to the above mentioned topics, the Partnership Program with European companies offered by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) and DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbh will be presented.2. Mr. Guy Urbas, AVexperts – Association De Volontaires Experts

Covering the following topics:

  • AVe services – how a volunteer expert can support your company in Laos
  • Experts and expertise available
  • Knowledge transfer in action
  • Modalities of assignment of an Ave expert
  • Examples of Ave missions in the region


8.45 am – Registration
9.00 am – Opening remarks by ECCIL
9.10 am – Presentation by DEG regarding financing solutions for companies in Lao PDR followed by Q&A
10.30 am – Coffee Break
10.50 am – Presentation by AVexperts regarding volunteer expert services for Lao PDR followed by Q&A
12.00 pm – Closing remarks by ECCIL

Date: Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Time: 8:45am – 12:00pm

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Language: English

Fee: Free

We warmly invite you to join us for this informative and engaging event. Places are limited, so be sure to register now. For registration, please fill out the form Download and send it to souphanith.lounalath@eccil.org.

*Please confirm your attendance by January 15th 2018.

For more information and registration, please contact ECCIL (Ms. Soupanith Lounalath at soupanith.lounalath@eccil.org) or 021 264330.


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