Co-hosted Event: Plastic Waste – How Public And Private Sectors Can Help To Address The Issue
Co-hosted Event: Plastic Waste – How Public And Private Sectors Can Help To Address The Issue
When: 08:30 h - , Wed 5 June 2019
Where: Sofitel Saigon Plaza
Category: Events


Singapore Business Group HCMC (SBG) in collaboration with European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), will be organizing the Plastic Waste – How Public And Private Sectors Can Help To Address The Issue on 5tJune 2019.

Event details are as follow:

Date: 5th June 2019

Time: 8:30 - 11:30AM

Venue: Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Street, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Event Registration Fee: 

SBG Members: VND1,000,000

Non-members; VND1,300,000

Plastics have become very common in our daily lives thanks to their convenience, elasticity and durability. Unfortunately, the amount of plastic wastes has rapidly increased. Without proper management, it has increasingly become a challenge in many parts of the world, including Vietnam.

To address this challenge, close coordination between the public and private sectors is essential, from policy makers, researchers, businesses and consumers, who directly or indirectly make, use, sell, collect or recycle plastics. 

With the support from Government and European business community, EuroCham is honored to organise a conference on PLASTIC WASTE – HOW PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS CAN HELP TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE.




Chairman at EuroCham Vietnam

Nicolas is EuroCham Co-Chair since October 2017, having been a member of its Executive Committee since 2014, with particular involvement in the preparation of the White Book and advocacy on behalf of foreign investors to the Vietnamese authorities.

Member of the Paris Bar, Nicolas Audier is an attorney with 20 years of experience in the ASEAN Region and Vietnam in particular. He has been working in Vietnam since 1995 and was head of a leading international law firm in Vietnam from 1995 to 2008, before establishing Audier & Partners, which now has offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ulan Bator and Yangon. He is special trade advisor on Vietnam for the French MFA since 1999, having been honored (“Bang Khen”) by the Vietnamese Minister of Justice in recognition of his substantial contribution to the development of Vietnam’s legal system, one of three lawyers to ever receive this distinction.


President, South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand at BASF

Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva was born in India 1968. In 1996 he earned a Ph.D. in Organic Synthesis, Photo & Electro Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a research chemist in Polymer Dispersions Laboratory in BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany when he joined BASF.

He has more than 20 years of operation experience in Polyurethanes, Coatings Solutions, Functional Polymers and Adhesives & Construction. In addition, he has held a number of senior roles in Hong Kong, India and Japan. Currently, he is the President of South & East Asia, ASEAN & Australia/New Zealand at BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd., Hong Kong.


Regional Market Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Biopolymers ecoflex® & ecovio®

Rowan has extensive experience in the practical implementation of solutions for biopolymers ranging from organic waste management, the applications of composted organics and soil amendments for improvements in soil health, use of biodegradable mulch film and the merging of these two applications for improving sustainability in horticulture and agriculture.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in Asia Pacific in the agricultural, packaging, mining and general manufacturing industries, in roles spanning marketing, sales and operations with local and multinational corporations.

Current responsibilities:

1. President, the Australasian Bioplastics Association, the peak industry body for the Bioplastics industry across ANZ and with global affiliations in Europe, the US and Asia.

2. Executive Secretary, Pan Pacific Bioplastics Alliance, the joint Industry Association representing Industry bodies from Europe, North America, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

3. Board Member and Director, Australian Organics Recycling

Sofitel Saigon Plaza
17 Le Duan
District 1
Ho Chi Minh
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