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18 Nov - 21 Nov

Business Delegation to the Philippines and Vietnam - Increasing demand for disaster relief solutions

Business Sweden in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Hanoi, invites you to a Business Delegation on the 18th – 21st of November 2014 to the Philippines and Vietnam.

Background information about the Philippines and Vietnam

  • Vietnam and the Philippines are frequently hit by storms, earthquakes and natural disasters. The countries were ranked 6th and 7th in the Global Climate Risk Index 2014.

  • In 2013, Vietnam had the highest number of recorded storms in the past 50 years. In total, 4 tropical depressions and 15 tropical storms affected the country, of which 11 storms directly hit the country.

  • Philippines are hit by nine storms annually. Recently, they were hit by the strongest typhoon on record, Typhoon Haiyan, with damages alone estimated to 13 billion USD.

Numerous opportunities to present your solutions to decision makers

In this delegation you will meet potential customers, multilateral organisations, government officials and the military. These are the key stakeholders responsible for the planning, procurement and execution of emergency relief and critical infrastructure projects.

This delegation is part of the “Innovative Sweden” weeks in Ho Chi Minh City 2014 (10th of November to 30th of November 2014), celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

Demand for disaster solutions

Vietnam and the Philippines continue to have a great need for solutions that can assist in emergency relief efforts. Both countries are currently working on improving the level of preparedness and resilience of disasters. We have identified the following areas that are of high interest for procurement:

Vietnam and the Philippines continue to have a great need for solutions that can assist in emergency relief efforts. Both countries are currently working on improving the level of preparedness and resilience of disasters. We have identified the following areas that are of high interest for procurement:

Infrastructure related solutions:

  • Equipment to recover collapsed buildings

  • Search and rescue road and rail equipment (buses, trucks etc.)

  • Air search and rescue equipment

  • Equipment to search on water (boats, ships, canoes etc.)

  • Canvas for anti-wave protection

  • Geotextile

  • Security and surveillance

  • Forest fire protection

Information and Communication Technology:

  • Information search and rescue equipment

  • Early warning systems

  • Risk assessment tools and software to identify the most vulnerable areas for disaster

Water and sanitation:

  • Equipment to respond to oil spills

  • Water purification

  • Water and bladder tanks

  • Equipment to protect water reservoirs

Emergency relief:

  • Equipment to response against toxic chemicals, radioactive, biological and nuclear

  • Latrines 

  • Medical equipment

  • Hygiene products 

  • Tents

  • Blankets and sleeping bags

  • Clothes

Through our official status, network and knowledge we will provide:

  • Access to important decision makers, public and private stakeholders and procuring organisations

  • Information about short and long term procurement needs

  • Full attention and promotion under the Official Sweden umbrella

Further information about the delegation

If you're interested in participating in the delegation, please contact:

David Lantz, E: david.lantz@business-sweden.se, T: +60 3 216 625 31
Ulf Wennblom, E: ulf.wennblom@business-sweden.se, T: +66-8-11303138

In cooperation with:

Further information

David Lantz
E: david.lantz@business-sweden.se  
T: +60 3 216 625 31

Ulf Wennblom
E: 
ulf.wennblom@business-sweden.se
T: +66-8-11303138