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Vietwater'18, 5-9 November

The Australian Water Association’s International Program runs a number of outbound trade missions and capacity building workshops throughout Asia. These workshops aim to raise the profile of the Australian water sector’s capabilities and to expose Australian enterprises, individuals and large corporations to valuable networking and business opportunities in these expanding markets.

The Australian Water Association in Partnership with the Vietnam Water Association and the Australian and Vietnam Governments are coordinating the 4th Australian delegation to Vietwater'18, in Ho Chi Minh City, 5-9 November. This is part of the Australian Governments and Australian Water Association's program of activities to connect the water sectors of Vietnam and Australia and builds from the largest Australian delegations to ever travel to Vietnam for Vietwater’15, 16 and 17 with over 250 Australian delegates. The Australian program is coordinated with the Vietwater exhibition which attracts over 15,000 delegates from over 500 countries and includes a series of workshops, business meetings, a site tour and networking events designed to facilitate strengthened partnerships. This year’s program also includes the participation of a Cambodian delegation who will join in with activities during the week.

The program for Australian delegates includes:

  • Dedicated, free-standing booth within Australian Pavilion 
  • Pre-arranged one-on-one business introductions with potential clients
  • Meet with representatives from across the Vietnamese and Cambodian water sectors
  • Welcome reception hosted by Australian Ambassador and Australian Consul-General
  • Present your services and technologies during technical workshops
  • Meet the Cambodian delegation during the Australia-Cambodia collaboration workshop
  • Pre-departure and in-country market briefings from professionals working in Vietnam
  • Showcase technology for potential selection in demonstration projects in Vietnam
  • Information on potential business partners and Vietnamese rules and regulations
  • Site visit to water treatment plants in the Mekong
  • Meet the utilities involved in the Australia-Vietnam Water Utility Improvement Program
  • Participate in the Women of Water workshop and get involved in the network

Short videos from Vietwater’17 and the Vietnam program at Ozwater’18 can be accessed from:


Download the Vietwater’18 brochure


Register now

To find out more about the Australian delegation to Vietwater’18 download the Brochure or contact Paul Smith at psmith@awa.asn.au or 02 9467 8403 or An Nguyen at anguyen@awa.asn.au

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

Participation in outbound delegations will give you the platform to showcase your water services and products to new and emerging water markets and increase your understanding of these markets. You can: 

Explore business opportunities with confidence
Explore business opportunities facilitated by the Australian Water Association to ensure you understand the local water industry and engage with the right people.

Gain access to key networks

Build from relationships the Australian Water Association has developed in each country through business matching services and introductions to decision makers and water practitioners.

Contribute to building the capacity of water sectors abroad
The Australian Water Association will involve you in capacity building workshops and facilitate two-way exchange and twinning placements between water professionals and agencies in your country of interest.

Receive logistical support
The Australian Water Association will facilitate exhibitor display space, marketing of your company and assistance in arranging brochures and printed materials for the events.

Make the most of your opportunities
Gain access to pre-departure and exhibitor briefing on-site, plus ongoing support for working in international markets.

If you or your organisation would like to know more, please contact Paul Smith, the Association’s International Program Manager at info@awa.asn.au or +61 2 9467 8403.

Australia in Vietnam

Major capital investments across Vietnam have delivered greater water security and safety in recent years. However, water infrastructure and services have often not kept pace with economic development. Ageing water supply systems struggle to cope with rapid growth in demand, and environmental management services are not adequately dealing with the final treatment and disposal of liquid or solid waste. 

In addition to that, management efficiency of water utilities is often constrained by the lack of up-to-date and reliable information on the extent or condition of assets, low water tariffs and lack of accountability. Rising sea levels and new extremes in droughts and flood events are compounding the challenges facing the Vietnamese water sector. 

One key point determining the development of the water sector in Vietnam is the access to capital and private sector involvement. Servicing expanding populations of Vietnam will require continued major capital expenditure and technological innovation. The Vietnamese Government is actively encouraging private investors to provide the capital required and for private service providers to enter the market.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Vietnam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. 

In recent years there has been a shift in Australia’s and Vietnam’s relationship from one based on development aid to one which strengthens its focus on trade and investment by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.

Vietwater

The Australian Water Association, in partnership with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and with support from the Australian and Vietnamese Governments, has now commenced a series of initiatives designed to support this transition by strengthening relations and sharing of expertise and technological innovations in water. Vietwater’15 marked the start of the program to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors.

Vietwater'18

The Australian Water Association is now preparing its fourth mission to Vietwater. 

The Australian Water Association has recently participated in a sustainable water workshop hosted by UBM, Ministry of Construction and the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association on Wednesday, 8 August in Hanoi.

Sustainable development workshop in Vietnam
Smart water management helps promote sustainable development


Download the Vietwater’18 brochure

Register now

Early bird rate ends 1 September 2018.

To discuss the Vietwater program please contact:
Paul Smith 
International Manager 
E: psmith@awa.asn.au   
Ph: 02 9467 8403

Register your interest to attend the Australian Delegation to Vietwater 2018 with:
An Nguyen 
International Coordinator 
E: anguyen@awa.asn.au 
Ph: 02 9467 8436

Vietwater'17

Read more about Vietwater'17 outcomes here.
Read about feedback from one of our trade exhibitors, Luminultra here.

       

Download Vietwater'17 invitationThe Australian delegations to Vietwater’15 and Vietwater’16 marked the largest Australian delegations to ever visit Vietnam including 140 Australian delegates from the private sector, government, R&D and water utilities in attendance. The Australian delegation to Vietwater’17 will continue this momentum to build collaborative relationships, and strengthen trade and investment, by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.
Delegates participating in the Australian mission to Vietwater will be involved in a series of tailored events designed to connect you with the right people across the Vietnamese water sector. Delegates will have space in the Australian booth, meet with water leaders, NGO’s, donor agencies, private sector companies and water utilities in a series of workshops, business meetings, site tours and networking events. 

Download the Invitation and Program


The Vietnam – Australia workshop on Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
This workshop will be held at Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre on 9 November, 2:00pm - 4:30pm. The workshop offers you the opportunity to discuss commercial partnerships and identify demonstration projects that can trial these partnerships and technology innovation so to increase access to safe drinking water and sustainable wastewater management.
Download workshop agenda

The Vietnam – Australia Women of Water workshop 
This workshop will connect the women of water networks between Australia and Vietnam to enable the empowerment of women in delivering projects that increase access to safe drinking water. The workshop will be held at Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre on 7 November, 2:00pm - 4:30pm.
Download workshop agenda

Vietwater'16

Vietwater16 Outcome ReportBuilding from the momentum established at Vietwater 2015, and the range of activities the Association has delivered under the DFAT Economic Diplomacy initiative, the Australian Water Association hosted the largest Vietnamese water delegation to ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16 (60 delegates including Ministerial officials, water utilities and private sector companies). The Australian delegation to Vietwater 2016 continued this momentum with an even larger Australian delegation of 72 individuals from the private sector, Government, R&D institutions and water utilities participating.

Download the Post Event Report

Read more about Vietwater'16 on our Latest News page.

Vietwater'15

Vietwater15 Outcome ReportVietwater 2015 marked the start of the Australian Water Association – Australian Government program to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors. This program saw the largest Australian delegation to ever travel to Vietnam including 70 water professionals from the private sector, government, R&D and water utilities. The momentum established at Vietwater 2015 saw the largest Vietnamese water delegation ever travel to Australia for Ozwater’16.

The Australian delegation to Vietwater enabled dialogue on many common challenges and solutions regarding safe, secure, efficient and sustainable water management. The experiences and technologies Australia gathered during Australia’s water reform journey were found to be in high demand and applicable to the needs of the Vietnam water sector. The outcome report, available for download below, provides a brief snapshot of activities and outcomes from this delegation.

Download the Outcome Report

The Australian Water Association Vietwater'15 Delegation

Australia in Indonesia

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Australia in Korea

Australia and Korea share many common challenges when it comes to safe, secure, sustainable and efficient water and wastewater management. Through sharing experiences and building closer cooperation between our sectors we can achieve more with less.

Korea is also a highly advanced economy and one of Australia’s major trading partners. The opportunity for trade for mutual benefit between our sectors is strong.

In recent years, Australia has strengthened its trade and investment ties with Korea through the establishment of a Free Trade Agreement in 2014, enabling a shift in export development cooperation.

The Australian Water Association, in partnership with the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association and the Australian Government, has now commenced a series of initiatives designed to strengthen trade relations by connecting our water sectors through sharing of expertise and technological innovations in water. Water Korea 2018 marks the start of the Australian Water Association’s program to connect the Australian and Korean water sectors.

There is clear interest from the Korean water sector on Australia’s approach to water management as evidenced by the numerous Korean inbound delegations visiting Australia including a large Korean water delegation at Ozwater’17 with a combined 20 delegates. 

The Australian delegation to Water Korea 2018 will continue this momentum to build collaborative relationships and strengthen trade and investment by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.

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