Last week 19 Danish companies in the textile and garment sector joined a delegation to Vietnam.
The delegation mission set out in Hanoi on 28 March 2011. Close to 250 individual meetings were organized in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The visit agenda was planned and organised by the Embassy in order to facilitate new long-term partnerships between Danish and Vietnamese companies.
During the visit there were seminars, individual visits and speeches from business people, the Danish Ambassador, John Nielsen and Vietnam´s Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh.
The Embassy had organised 8-15 individual visits for each of the Danish companies. The Danish companies had before leaving Denmark chosen which Vietnamese companies they wanted to meet in order to ensure that the Danish and the Vietnamese company would match in terms of product, company size, and business idea.
The individual meetings gave the Danish companies a chance to see the production facilities of some Vietnamese counterparts and to assess their products.
According to the website of the Danish Embassy in Vietnam, the overall feedback was positive and optimistic. Many companies had found at least one potential Vietnamese partner who might be suited for a future cooperation. Some of the Danish companies have already begun to plan further negotiations with Vietnamese companies about future plans for a partnership.