Conference Agenda


*This is tentative program.

Day 1 1 December 2021  
Timing Content Speaker
08:00-08:45 Registration
09:00-09:05 Welcome address Ben Backwell, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
09:05-09:10 Welcome address Representative from Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam
09:10-09:15 Welcome address Kim Højlund Christensen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
09:15-09:20 Welcome address Grete Lochen, Ambassador of Norway to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam & the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
09:20-09:25 Welcome address Sebastian Paust, Head of Cooperation Division, Embassy of Germany in Vietnam
09:25-09:30 COP26 Summary Gareth Ward, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Vietnam, British Embassy
09:30-10:15 KEYNOTE SESSION: What Role is Wind Energy Playing in the Global Energy Transition?
09:30-09:45 TBA Nguyen Phuong Mai, Deputy General Director, Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA)
09:45-10:00 Vietnam Wind Policy Status Liming Qiao, Head of Asia, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
10:00-10:15 Pathway for the Development of a Healthy and Competitive Offshore Wind Industry in Vietnam Erik Kjaer, Chief Advisor, Centre for Global Cooperation, Danish Energy Agency
10:15-10:45 Refreshments & Networking
10:45-12:00 CEO PANEL: How Can Wind Power Play a Bigger Role in Vietnam’s Future Energy Mix?
This session is designed for high level discussions on the current challenges of wind development in Vietnam and South East Asia. Will wind play a bigger role in Vietnam’s future energy mix? What are the missing pieces in the policy and finance frameworks that are obstacles for wind power to reach its full potential in Vietnam? Moderator:

Mark Hutchinson, Chair, South East Asia Task Force, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

TBA William Gaillard, Vice President Sales Asia-Pacific, Vestas Asia Pacific
TBA Mr. Dong Yinming (Donald), Asia General Manager, Goldwind
TBA Niels Holst, Partner, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
TBA Bui Van Thinh, CEO, Thuan Binh Wind
TBA Edoardo Prina, Head of Sales & Marketing, Onshore, APAC, SGRE
TBA Logan Knox, General Director, UPC Renewables Vietnam
12:00-14:00 Lunch & Networking
  This session is designed to share the big picture of offshore wind being successfully deployed globally and in Asia. The session focuses on the offshore development challenges in Vietnam: Policy and infrastructural planning, as well as other missing pieces for offshore wind to reach its potential in Vietnam Moderator: Alastair Dutton, Chair of Global Offshore Taskforce, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
TBA Michael Stephenson, Associate Director, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG)
TBA Ngo Tien Dat, Senior Business Development Manager, Goldwind Vietnam
TBA Keld Bennetsen, Vice President, Head of New Market Development, Copenhagen Offshore Partners
TBA Brian Quan Minh, Construction Project Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power
TBA Jon Dugstad, Director Wind and Solar, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)
TBA Stephan Ciniselli, Global Director Offshore Wind, Bureau Veritas
TBA Gero Norman Tschierschke, Head of New Markets, APAC, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)
15:30-16:00 Refreshments & Networking

Optimisation of Electricity Production in Wind Farms (Turbine Design, Resources Assessment, Siting, Forecast Technologies etc.).

16:00-16:15 Vietnam can lead South East Asia’s efforts in decarbonisation Benoit Nguyen, Head of renewables APAC, Energy systems, DNV
16:15-16:30 TBA Marco Milanesi, Head of Siting Solutions, Asia Pacific, Vestas Asia Pacific, Vestas
16:30-16:45 TBA Lorenzo Claveri, Head of the Wind Technical Center, Bureau Veritas Vietnam

System Integration and Hybrid Solutions for Solving the System Integration Challenges.

16:45-17:00 Hybrid solutions to deliver Vietnam’s renewables potential Andrew McGregor, Hybrid Solutions Analyst, Mainstream Renewable Power
17:00-17:15 NRG Direct Detect Lidar – Calibrate Site’s Wind Shear and Wind Flow with Ongoing Met Measurements to Speed up Development and Bankability Arvinder Pal Singh (AP Singh), Senior Territory Sales Manager, Asia Pacific, NRG Systems
17:15-17:30 TBA Siddhant Gupta, Vice President Global Energy Lead, Hexagon Manufacturing
18:00-20:00 Day 1 Ends
Day 2 2 December 2021  
Timing Content Speakers
09:15-9:30 FINANCE & LEGAL FORUM: M&A, Investment & Capital Raising
The last couple of years has seen a numbers of M&A deals in the wind sector in Vietnam. This was primarily driven by the fact that the tariff regime in Vietnam would expire on 31st Oct 2021. A marriage of convenience was formed between local developers who didn’t have funds to develop and construct projects and investors who had the funds enabling them to enter Vietnam which has huge wind potential and capitalize on the attractive tariff. This session will cover criteria adopted for acquisitions, the risk associated with it and how to mitigate those risks. Additionally, it will also delve into the impact of how such M&A deals will have in the future of wind energy landscape of Vietnam. Moderator: Mr. Naveen Balachandran, Special Advisor of South East Asia, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
TBA Mr. Giang Hoang, President, Pacifico Energy Vietnam
TBA Mr. Yi-Hua Lu, Head of Offshore Wind Origination, Macquarie Green Investment Group
TBA Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Special Counsel, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure, Baker & McKenzie (Vietnam) Ltd.
TBA Ms. Andrea Co, Vice President & Country Manager, Scatec
TBA Mr. Wymen Chan, Managing Director, Susi Partners AG, Head of Susi Asia Energy Transition Fund
TBA Mr. Sujay Shah, Managing Director, Global Head, Clean Tech, Standard Chartered Bank
10:30-11:00 Refreshments & Networking
11:00-12:30 BUSINESS SESSION 1:
11:00 – 11:45

SESSION 1A – Auction, Project Finance & Asset Management


Auction to Select Investors for Wind Projects – Next Steps for Vietnam

Mr. Phat Nguyen, Legal Counsel, PECC3

Experience of Project financing & M&A for renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Ms. Minh Hoang, Finance Director, Qair Viet Nam

Risks relating to investment performance of wind power projects in Vietnam

Mr. Le Hoai Nam, Head of Technology Equipment Department (Hydropower and Renewable Energy Engineering Centre), PECC4
11:45 – 12:00

Gary Zieff, Senior Clean Energy Director, Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program II (V-LEEP II), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  SESSION 1B – Risk Mitigation
De-risking Vietnamese Windfarm development through Integration of National Data Ioannis Abatzis Chief Geoscientific Advisor, GEUS Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Mr. Văn Đức Nam Head of Marine Resources Branch, Northern Center for Planning & Investigation of Marine Resources – Environment (CPIM)

12:15 – 12:25 TBA Minh Ha-Duong, Science Director, VIET
12:25-12:35 Manage Risks in Vietnam Wind Power Sector with Norwegian Experiences Tran Hai Anh, Senior Market Adviser, Innovation Norway Hanoi
12:35-14:00 Lunch & Networking

Minimising the Cost of Developing Wind Farms and Localisation of the Supply Chain (Development of a Localised Supply Chain, EPC, O&M).

14:00-14:15 Solution Factory, For Long term Service Mr. Wan Jilong, Deputy General Manager of Asia Center, Goldwind
14:15-14:30 TBA Mathias Hollander, Senior Manager, Copenhagen Offshore Partners
14:30-14:45 TBA Chris Tran, Project Director, Minh Hoang Crane
14:45-15:00 TBA Anita Holgersen, Head of Vietnam, Equinor


  SESSION 2B: Certification, Standardisation and Human Capital Development.
15:00-15:15 TBA Per Enggaard Haahr, Regional Manager APAC, Renewables Certification, DNV

CLOSING KEYNOTE SESSION: Powering the Recovery – Future of the Industry


Industry leaders will share their experiences and outlook on Wind Power as a driving force in post-Covid recovery. This session will provide an international update on the future impact of wind power adoption from an economic, sustainability and energy security perspective.



Si ZhongWu, Deputy General Manager of Asia Center, Goldwind


Ben Backwell, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

Day 2 Ends




Renewable Energy Vietnam