Webinar Invitation – Business Opportunities in Cambodia: The Organic Market

Webinar Invitation

Business Opportunities in Cambodia: The Organic Market

Join us on October 24th, 2022, 9 am – 10.30 am CET / 2 pm – 3.30 pm ICT, online

Cambodia is one of the most accessible frontier markets to foreign investors and offers an excellent business environment. Although its organic sector has experienced a rapid development in the past decade, it is still at a relatively small scale and has a lot of untapped market potential for sourcing, sales, and investments. Cambodia is home to unique high-quality crops such as the world-famous Kampot Pepper, many of which have protected geographical indication (PGI) status. The most common EU organic certified crops include rice, pepper, cashew, herbs (e.g. ginger, lemongrass), as well as fruit and cassava, with Germany being one of the biggest importers of these products. At the same time, the country is a potential market for agricultural inputs including seeds and fertilizer, equipment, as well as machinery for planting, irrigation, harvesting, and agro-processing. For potential organic producers within Cambodia, the country also offers low land costs, low labour costs and faster transition to organic farming due to limited use of agrichemicals compared to its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam. The advantages of the Cambodian organic market will be highlighted and elaborated during the webinar.

Join us on October 24th, 2022 to learn more about doing business in the Cambodian organic sector!

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9:00 CET             Welcome remarks
2 pm ICT              Mr. Daniel Marek, Regional Manager ASEAN, German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV)

09:05 CET           Business Opportunities in Cambodia
2.05 pm ICT        Mr. Tom Hesketh, Deputy Director, European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia

09:25 CET           Sector Brief introduction: The Organic Market in Cambodia
2.25 pm ICT        Mr. Christoph Janensch, Business Scout Cambodia, GIZ

09:45 CET           Brief Introduction to the develoPPP Program
2.45 pm ICT        Ms. Tanja Voelker, Business Scout at IHK Cologne

09:50 CET           Successful Organic Sourcing from Cambodia with develoPPP
2.50 pm ICT        Mr. Andreas Grötschel, CEO, MAU Cambodian Spices and Fruits Co., Ltd.

10:05 CET           Introduction to Local Producer Khmer Organic Cooperative
3.05 pm ICT        Ms. Sovann Pisey THLANG, CEO, Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd.

10:15 CET           Q & A Session
3.15 pm ICT        with all speakers

10:25 CET           Closing Remarks
3.25 pm ICT        Mr. Daniel Marek, Regional Manager ASEAN, OAV

10:30 CET           End of Event
3.30 pm ICT

The webinar is organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the OAV – German Asia-Pacific Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cologne and the European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia.