Aden Vietnam takes lead at “Build to Last” construction conference

Annual event focuses on resilience & ESG in booming Vietnam buildings sector





Ho Chi Minh City – Aden Vietnam has taken a leading role at this year’s “Build to Last” conference, organized by the French Chamber of Vietnam. A flagship event in the Vietnam construction sector, Build to Last was attended by over 400 business leaders this year, representing domestic, European and other international MNCs. This year, the conference took a close look at the industry’s growing interest in addressing the massive carbon and waste impact of buildings, as well as new developments in green buildings and smart city infrastructure.

As the event’s platinum sponsor, a leading IFM provider and innovator in digitalized facility management, Aden was invited to host a panel discussion titled “Achieving ESG Goals through Facility Management featuring leaders from across our Group business portfolio.

This included Aden Vietnam Director, Laurent Deflandre as moderator in a wide ranging discussion about the state-of-play for the Vietnam property management sector, and new opportunities to leverage building data to achieve better asset/energy performance, ESG data reporting, and overall working environments. Participants in the discussion included: 

Vietnam – opportunity and continuity from construction into facility & property management 

The event’s setting in Ho Chi Minh City was appropriate, as it is one of the ASEAN region’s most dynamic hubs for construction and new building projects. In the post-COVID period, Vietnam has seen a major resumption in construction and FDI. Between 2023 and 2026, Vietnam’s General Statistics Office has forecast an annual growth rate of 8% and a sector approaching 100 billion USD in value. By 2030, Vietnam’s urbanization will be no less than 45%, which is sure to fuel additional demand for new buildings and infrastructure.     

Critically, this boom occurs at a time of heightened concern about buildings’ role in global warming (40% of all global C02 emissions) and as advances in AIoT, digital twin and other technologies are opening new avenues for smart buildings and smart industrial properties. Between 2024 and 2032, the Vietnam smart cities market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 15.21%, with numerous smart building and industry 4.0 projects signed or already underway in Vietnam. 

This new opportunity in the smart properties sector is one of Aden Group and Aden Vietnam’s major focuses. Notably, at “Build to Last” Aden also introduced its NXpark by Aden industrial properties business, which counts Vietnam as one of its main markets and has delivered several smart industrial park projects in Asia, including a net-zero factory for Forvia-Faurecia.  

At the event, Vietnam Country Director Laurent Deflandre commented “At Aden Vietnam, we are excited to augment our traditional strength in the IFM and property management markets by integrating new applications of digital twin technology, and by taking on more projects in technical assets, energy and building infrastructure. With this approach, we can not only meet client needs by creating great workplace experiences and environments through IFM and property management; we can also accompany clients in design and execution of greenfield and retrofit projects, and function as asset managers for smart and sustainable industrial sites via our NXpark business.”