Agenda: GMT+7

2:00 – 2:05PM [05’]: Webinar introduction
By Winnie Lam, General Secretary of HKBAV

2:05 – 2:10PM [05’]: HKTDC SME support: T-box programme introduction
By Ms. Dodi Lee, Customer Service Manager of HKTDC

2:10 – 2:42PM [32’]: Presentations:
1. Industrial estate market overview and updates
By Mr. David M Jackson, CEO - Colliers International
2. Understand the opportunities of Hai Phong and Quang Ninh – Gateway to northern Vietnam
By Mr. Koen Soenens, General Sales and Marketing Director - DEEP C Industrial Zones
3. Relocating Manufacturing Supply Chain to Vietnam – Planning considerations on Taxation, Custom Duties, and Investment Regulations
By Mr. Lim Chor Ghee, General Director - Tricor Vietnam.

2:42 – 2:57PM [15’]: Panel discussion: Navigating business under inevitable global turbulence
Moderator: Ms. Winnie Lam, General Secretary of HKBAV | COO - Colliers International.

2:57 – 3:00PM [03’]: Closing & Goodbye

Speakers Information


Dodi is the Customer Service Manager at the HKTDC, who supervises the SME Centre team to provide comprehensive business support services to HK SMEs.  The HKTDC SME Centre serves as a one-stop shop to offer business contacts, up-to-date business information on overseas markets, latest industry trends and more.



Koen Soenens is currently General Sales and Marketing Director with DEEP C Industrial Zones in Vietnam, the leading industrial developer located in Haiphong and Quang Ninh.  

Since the end of 2019, he is at the helm of a young, dynamic and international team of salespeople, customer service executives and marketing experts.  

Koen has been involved with all aspects of international business-to-business and business-to-government, the development of domestic and international sales channels and the formation of strategic alliances for more than 25 years covering 54 countries.

Most recently, Koen served as Business Development Director at FLIR’s regional head-office in Singapore, where he was responsible for business development in Asia and the Middle East for the last 6 years.  

Koen graduated with great distinction in Commercial Engineering from VUB’s Solvay Business School (Brussels, Belgium).

General Sales and Marketing Director, DEEP C Industrial Zones Vietnam
Dec 2019 – Present
Haiphong, Vietnam

Business Development Director ITS, Asia Pacific - Middle East, FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems
Apr 2014 – Dec 2019

International Business Development Manager, Traficon International, a FLIR company
Oct 2010 – Apr 2014

International Sales Manager, Traficon International
Jul 2005 – Sep 2010

Commercial Manager, Business Unit Specialty Chemicals, Katoen Natie
Nov 1999 – May 2005

Marketing & Sales Manager, SGS
Mar 1995 – Nov 1999


David Jackson is currently Chief Executive Officer for Colliers International in Vietnam.

David manages the operational aspects along with setting its strategic vision and goals. He maintains a rich portfolio of major clients through his high level of service, attention to detail and multi-disciplinary consulting experience.

He has a broad and diverse level of expertise in managing business, capital markets, transactional management, valuations and advisory.

David has a master’s degree in Surveying and a further Degree in Applied Biological Sciences. He is a Fellow of the RICS; a LEED Green Associate; a Certified Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management and also a Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.

Prior to Vietnam David was the founding and operating partner of an award-winning business in the Hospitality Sector in the UK.

General Director, Colliers International Vietnam
Apr 2014 – Present
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Deputy General Director, Colliers International Vietnam
Jun 2013 – Apr 2014
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Director/ Chief Information Officer, Colliers International Vietnam
Jun 2012 – Jun 2013
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Property Associate Director, Colliers International Vietnam
Sep 2008 – Jun 2012
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Founder – Equity Partner – Director, LGR Taverns Ltd
Jan 2003 – Jan 2008
London, United Kingdom

Sale Executive, Abbott Laboratories
Aug 2001 – Sep 2003
London, United Kingdom

European Branch Proofing Officer, Citibank
May 2000 – Aug 2001
London and Europe

Global Agency Trust Services, Citibank
Apr 1998 – May 2000
London and Europe

Manager, Allied Domecq
Jul 1993 – Feb 1998
London and Manchester, United Kingdom

Chemical Field Trials Officer, Oxford Agricultural Trials
Mar 1997 – Dec 1997
Oxford, United Kingdom


As the General Director of Tricor Vietnam after merging his legacy advisory practice into Tricor Group since 2014, Chor Ghee leads a growing team of more than 80 professional staff operating from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. Tricor Vietnam serves a diverse client portfolio ranging from manufacturing, renewable energy, trading / distribution, real estate, construction, services and e-commerce.

Chor Ghee has been based in Vietnam since 2007 and has supported foreign companies in entering Vietnam through M&A and investment licensing application, as well as providing company secretarial, taxation, accounting, payroll and business advisory services. His forte is in structuring cross border investment and advising on financial and tax strategies.

Chor Ghee started his accounting and advisory career with a Big 4 firm in 1993, joined a Hong Kong-public listed hospitality / leisure group in 1996 and left as the Group’s Vice President (Legal and Corporate Affairs) before starting his business venture in Vietnam.

He is a member of CPA Australia, Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Institute of Taxation. A holder of Master of Business Administration (Distinction) degree from Heriot Watt University, Master of International Studies (in Political Economy and International Relations) degree from the University of Sydney, Postgraduate Certificate in Electronic Business from the University of Southern Queensland, and Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne.

General Director / Practice Leader, Tricor Group
Dates Employed: May 2014 – Present
Location: Vietnam

Visiting Lecturer - MBA Accounting, University Of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
Dates Employed: Aug 2011 – Present
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Co-Founder and Corporate Affairs Director, IMM Group
Dates Employed: Jan 2010 – Present
Location: Vietnam
Adjunct Professor (Finance), Management and Science University
Dates Employed: 2008 – Dec 2015
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Visiting Lecturer, MBA Program, CFVG Vietnam
Dates Employed: 2009 – Apr 2014
Partner - Tax and Business Advisory, VIETVALUES Audit & Consulting Group
Dates Employed: Nov 2007 – Apr 2014

Visiting Lecturer, Banking University, HCMC
Dates Employed: Jan 2009 – Nov 2013
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Executive Director, BDO Consulting Vietnam
Dates Employed: Nov 2012 – Apr 2013
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Speaker, Asia Business Forum
Dates Employed: 2009

Lecturer / Trainer, KMDC
Dates Employed: 2006 – 2007
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Star Cruises
Dates Employed: 1996 – 2002

Consultant, Taxation, Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, Malaysia
Dates Employed: 1993 – 1996




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