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Opportunities in Investing in the Lao PDR | 21 November 2019 | Bangkok

DFDL Thailand Co-hosts Lao PDR Investment Opportunities Seminar

On 21 November 2019, the French Embassy of the Lao PDR, the Franco – Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur and DFDL organized the event ‘Opportunities in Investing in the Lao PDR’ held in Bangkok.

The event opened with a presentation on the political landscape and business environment in the Lao PDR by H.E Madam Florence Jeanblanc – Risler (French Ambassador to the Lao PDR).

This was followed by presentations on project and corporate financing trends in the Lao PDR by Arnaud Caulier (Chief Executive Officer – BFL BRED Group), potential financing tools in the Lao PDR by Yazid Bensaid (South East-Asia Regional Director – French Development Agency), transport and logistics in the Lao PDR: opportunities by Jean-Pierre Grzelczyk (Chief Operating Officer – Savan Logistics), hydro-electric and floating solar hybridization projects & electricity interconnection projects between the Lao PDR and Myanmar by Yacine Chouabia (Business Development Director – Électricité de France), energy sector diversification in the Lao PDR by Gert Meersman (Regional Senior Legal Adviser – DFDL) and moderated by Eric Durand (Lamberet Asia).

The packed room of attendees attested to the resounding success of this event which concluded with a cocktail reception where those present could network and exchange perspectives.


The French Embassy of the Lao PDR, the Franco – Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur in collaboration with DFDL invite you to an exclusive event that will bring together various expertise to discuss business environment, trends, challenges, and opportunities in investing in the Lao PDR.
Topics to be discussed includes:

  • Political context and business environment in the Lao PDR
  • Trends in project and corporate financing in the Lao PDR
  • Transport and logistics in Lao PDR – Key opportunities
  • Hydro-electric and floating solar hybridization project & electricity interconnection projects between Lao PDR and Myanmar
  • Towards diversification in the energy sector in Lao PDR?


  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Registration  
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Presentation
  • 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm: Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: Q&A Session
  • 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm: Cocktail Reception

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019

Time: 4:00 – 7:15 pm

Venue: Brasserie 9
27 Soi Sathorn 6, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Fees: 900 Baht/person
*Walk-ins are accepted for this event.

Payment: Pre-payment through bank transfer by 20 November 2019.
Please scan the QR code below for payment.

**Registration will be finalized upon confirmation of payment receipt.

***For any cancellations, please inform us by way of e-mail before 6pm on 20 November 2019 to receive a full refund. Failure to do so will be treated as a no-show and the full amount will be charged.


H.E Madam Florence Jeanblanc – Risler
Ambassador of France in the Lao PDR

Mr. Arnaud Caulier 
BFL BRED Group, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jean-Pierre Grzelczyk 
Savanlogistics, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Yacine Chouabia
Électricité de France, Business Development Director

Mr. Gert Meersman
DFDL, Senior Regional Legal Adviser, Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group