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09:00 – 09:30         Registration of participants

Official Welcome and Opening Plenary

09:30 – 09:40          Mr. Carlo Thelen, Director General, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

09:40 – 09:50           H.E. Eduardo José A. DE VEGA, Ambassador of the Philippines on behalf of the ASEAN Brussels Committee Embassy of the Philippines

09:50 – 09:55           Ms. Sylvie LUCAS, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg

09:55 – 10:10           H.E. M. Marc HANSEN, Minister Delegate for Digitalisation of Luxembourg

10:10 – 10:15           Family photo

10:15 – 10:30          Coffee break

First Session: Luxembourg – ASEAN business opportunities (Venue Room C1)

10:30 – 11:30          Discovering ASEAN: Business Opportunities in the 10 ASEAN Countries

ASEAN Ambassadors will give an overview on business opportunities and innovation in each country. Moderation by Ms. Shada ISLAM, Director of Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

11:30 – 11:40          Luxembourg’s Business Partnership Facility presented by Mr. Manuel TONNAR, Director for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

11:40 – 12:45          “Business clinics” – direct exchanges between the private sector and the 10 ASEAN country representatives, in the presence of Mr. Jean-Paul SENNINGER, Ambassador of Luxembourg to ASEAN

12:45 – 14:15          Buffet lunch for all participants (Venue: Lobby)


Second Session: Trade, Cooperation, Sustainable Finance (Venue: Room C1)

14:15 – 14:45          State of play of EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreements by Filip Dereadt, Deputy Head of Unit of DG Trade of the European Commission, South and South East Asia: Focus on EU-Singapore and EU-Vietnam FTA’s, followed by a Q&A session

14:45 – 15:45          Panel discussion on Green Growth in ASEAN and Sustainable Finance.

Panel discussion on Green Growth and Sustainable Finance in ASEAN

Panelists: Ms. Julie BECKER, deputy CEO, Luxembourg Green Exchange, Mr. Robert JARVIS, Adviser – Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg for Finance, Mrs. Corinne MOLITOR, Partner, International Climate Finance Accelerator and Mr. Edvardas BUMSTEINAS, Head of Asia and Pacific Division, European Investment Bank. Moderated by Mr. Adam WARD, Global Green Growth Initiative.

15:45 – 16:10          People-to-People Connectivity: Overview of Academic and Research opportunities between Luxembourg and ASEAN (Ministry of Higher Education and Research)

16:10 – 17:00          Cocktail and networking opportunities


Kindly note that you can register for all or part of the sessions by ticking your preferences on the registration form.