South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

New Opportunities in Vietnam, Budapest, Hungary


New Opportunities in Vietnam

 Budapest, Hungary, 4 July 2014



Event Details:  


Event type:



Friday, 4 July 2014


09:30 – 13:30 (Budapest, GMT: +1)


Budapest, Hungary



Event partner:

Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Event Description:


The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk partnered with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to organise a business seminar and consultation with the representatives of the EU-Vietnam Business Network (EVBN) and other key Institutions in Vietnam. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk Business Advisor, Simon Cheetham, will provide a presentation on IP landscape in Vietnam, followed by an introduction of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk at the services it provides for EU SMEs. 



09.30 – 10.00


10.00 – 10.30

Welcome speeches

György Mosonyi, Vice-president, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBC)

dr. László Szabó, State Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (TBC)

H.E. Ngo Duy Ngo, Ambassador, Socalist Republic of Vietnam (TBC)

10.30 - 10.50


Presentation on the Vietnamese market, key facts and figures, opportunities

István Lénárt,  Hungarian National Trade House, Hanoi office, (TBC)

10.50 – 11.10

Presentation of the activity of EU-Vietnam Business Network

Guillaume Crouzet, Executive director, French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam


11.10 – 11.30

Investment and commercial opportunities in Vietnam

Tran Kim Oanh, Director,Investment Promotion Center for Industry and Trade (INVESTPROCEN), Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE),

Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

11.30 – 12.00


Coffee break

12.00 – 12.20


Services and the free support available for Hungarian SMEs by the ASEAN IPR Helpdesk

Simon Cheetham, Expert, ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk

12.20 – 12.40

Introduction of the Hungarian National Trade House and the its Hanoi office

Tímea Varga, Director of Foreign Affairs, Asia,

István Lénárt, Hungarian Trade House, Hanoi office, (TBC)

12.40 – 13.00


Questions and answers

13.00 – 13.30


Lunch break

13.30 –



Optional consultation with the foreign lecturers and the experts

of the Hungarian National Trade House (registration in advance required)


Speaker biography: 

Simon Cheetham is the Team Leader of the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk. He is an ASEAN IPR Enforcement expert with over 30 years' experience in commercial investigations, due diligence and IPR enforcement in South-East Asia and internationally. He has lived and worked in China and South-East Asia for over 17 years. He is also the Managing Director of ERINYES INTERNATIONAL LTD, a firm he founded to capitalise on his extensive experience of international investigations, loss prevention and enforcement work. He manages and directs the operations of the Company from Europe to the Far East. Simon began his career with the Hong Kong Police, where he was responsible for the detection and prosecution of a wide variety of crimes. While in South-East Asia Simon was Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce IP Committee. He has lectured frequently around the world on security issues and IPR and has served as a short-term expert at ASEAN Seminar in Singapore and a speaker on the topic of Famous Marks and IP protection between borders within ASEAN. He is fluent in English and Cantonese. - See more at: 


About the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk: 

The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to ASEAN IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal at For free expert advice on ASEAN IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within five working days. The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Business Chamber of Commerce Indonesia and European Business Organisations Worldwide Network.


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