European Night - Business Resilience Awards

On Friday 3rd December, EuroCham Vietnam held The European Night 2021 to mark the resilience of its members and their contribution to Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic during the fourth wave outbreak in 2021.

The event - held both in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in duplex - featured high-level speeches from Mr. Vo Van Hoan – Vice Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee; H.E. Giorgio Aliberti, EU Ambassador to Vietnam and Head of the EU Delegation; and Mr. Alain Cany, EuroCham Chairman. It also brought together not less than 13 ambassadors and consuls, Chairs of affiliated Business Associations, as well as representatives of major European enterprises and investors.

In a very warm and joyful ambiance, the event was organized to reconnect business leaders, rebuild confidence, and renew optimism after the difficulties of recent months.

To highlight the resilience of European enterprises during the recent outbreak, as well as to recognize their support for Vietnam during the fourth wave outbreak, EuroCham presented three awards at the event, sponsored respectively by Standard Chartered Vietnam, THACO and NS BlueScope.

With the dedicated, fair and thoughtful work of our independent panel of judges:

    - Mr. Dang Quoc Cuong - CEO, Forbes Vietnam
    - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Benz - President, Vietnamese-German University (VGU)
    - Ms. Nguyen Phi Van - Chairwoman, Vietnam Business Angel Network
    - Mr. Guy Balza - Consultant Special Projects, OMG Vietnam
    - Mr. Laurence D. Newman - Freelance Communications Consultant

Over 50 nominations were received in total, and two winners were selected for each of the categories.

Best management initiative to support workers and their families
    - Bosch Vietnam
    - De Heus

Best initiative to support Vietnam during the fourth wave of COVID-19
    - Annam Group
    - Becamex

Best green and sustainable business
    Les Vergers du Mekong