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Breakfast Briefing: Cambodia Trade and Investment Opportunities
|TIME||: 08:00:00 to 10:00:00|
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|LOCATION||: New World Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City|
Cambodia now is at an ideal stage of development for trade and investment opportunities. The speakers will highlight:
• Outlook for key industries, including garments, tourism, agri-business, consumer products, and trans-border commerce
• Potential for Cambodia in relation to Thailand and Vietnam, including the Thailand Economic Cooperation Strategy, and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) development
• The role and disbursement of foreign aid, and the creation of a self-reliant economy
• Foreign investors views of Cambodia’s strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and challenges
• Identification of key sectors of high potential
• Infrastructure development needs and roles for public private partnership
• The legal and business environment, rule of law and security situation
• Relations between investors, employers, labor unions, and workers
|Brett Sciaroni||Sciaroni & Associates (Chairman, AmCham Cambodia)|
|Daniel Mitchell||CEO, Grandis Timber Limited, SRP International Group|
“Brett Sciaroni, one of the first foreign lawyers in Cambodia, and Daniel Mitchel, manager of a planation of cultivated teak, will discuss the current environment, opportunities and challenges, in Cambodia as a place to invest and do business, as well as prospects for the future.”
|08:00||Registration and Refreshments|
|08:30||Breakfast is served|
|08:45||Introduction and Presentation during Brkfst, followed by Q&A|
About the Speakers
Bretton G. Sciaroni has been a lawyer and investment adviser in Phnom Penh since 1993, making him one of the first foreign lawyers in Cambodia in the modern era. Focusing principally on commercial law, Mr. Sciaroni negotiated the first foreign investment in Cambodia under the 1994 foreign investment law. He also served as legal adviser to the Royal Cambodian Government’s delegation to negotiate the release of assets frozen in the United States since the fall of the Lon Nol regime in 1975. In 1995, he entered into a partnership with Tilleke & Gibbins International, the oldest law firm in Thailand. As the resident partner in Cambodia, Mr. Sciaroni opened the Phnom Penh office of Tilleke & Gibbins and Associates. In 2004, the firm became independent, and now operates as Sciaroni & Associates Read more …
Daniel Mitchell Based in Phnom Penh, Daniel Mitchell is the CEO of Grandis Timber Limited and Founder/Managing Director of SRP International Group Ltd. SRP International Group, an investment firm focused on developing opportunities in the emerging markets of Asia. The focus of the firm in Cambodia is commercial reforestation/ plantation developments focused on plantings of tropical hardwoods on previously degraded and deforested areas of Cambodia. Mr. Mitchell serves as CEO of Grandis Timber, a joint venture with Capricorn Forest Fund K/S, under the management of International Woodlands Company A/S of Copenhagen, which is developing a 10,000-hectare (38.6 sq. miles) teak forest plantation.
Mr. Mitchell has over 15 years of business experience in Asia in the areas of international finance, business planning, and program management. Over the past 10 years he has developed expertise in the cultivation and management of plantation teak.
Prior to moving to SRP International Group, full-time in 2001, Mr. Mitchell was the head of Strategic Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions for Ford Motor Company’s automotive components division, Visteon, based in their Tokyo offices. Prior to this, Mr. Mitchell was a manager in charge of Strategic Planning for Mitsubishi Motors, in their Los Angeles office. Mr. Mitchell began his career in Detroit as a Program Manager at ASC Inc., a specialty automotive manufacturing company, where he was in charge joint vehicle development program with Mitsubishi Motors. Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from Miami University (Ohio), and is a MSC Forestry candidate at Bangor University, in Wales.
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