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VIETNAM BUSINESS SUMMIT 2017
November 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
[Note: The Vietnam Business Summit website will only allow online registrations from 15 September 2017. Until then, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ]
Under the theme “Vietnam: We mean Business!”, the Vietnam Business Summit will be held on 7 November 2017 at the Ariyana Convention Centre (ACC).
This is an important international event within the framework of APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang.
The Vietnam Business Summit is honored to welcome the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the leaders of Vietnamese ministries and local government. The Summit also opens its doors to the representatives of prominent international organizations, as well as academics and hundreds of business leaders from not only Asia Pacific but also global enterprises.
The Summit is an opportunity for foreign investors to find out about the economic development policies, along with the investment and cooperation potentials in Vietnam. For domestic and foreign enterprises, the event is also an occasion to meet, to connect and to share the information regarding the trade and integration trends, as well as the cooperation experience in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific region.
Particularly, in parallel with the Summit, “Vietnam – Reliable and Potential Business Partner” exhibition is organized with the participation of Vietnam provinces, promoting their typical products and projects for calling investment. The event will offer an opportunity for foreign partners and investors to directly approach and learn about potential for commerce, investment, and tourism in Vietnam; to meet and enhance the cooperative relationship with the leaders, promotion agencies, and enterprises of each province.
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- To download the draft agenda (which is reproduced below) dated 20 August 2017, click onto Proposal-Program-Vietnam-Business-Summit-20170607.
The APEC CEO Summit will be held in Danang the following day (8-10 November 2017).
PROPOSED PROGRAM (as of 20 August 2017)
VIETNAM BUSINESS SUMMIT 2017
Da Nang, November 07, 2017
“Vietnam: We Mean Business!”
|08.30 – 09.00||Registration|
|09.00 – 09.25||Session I: Vietnam – Turning Point of Reform|
|09.00 – 09.10||Opening remarksSpeaker: VCCI President & Chairman Dr Vu Tien Loc|
|09.10 – 09.20||“Da Nang welcomes APEC”Speaker: Leader of Da Nang City|
|09.20 – 10.05||Keynote speech on the turning point of the reform, the business and investment environment in VietnamSpeaker: Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc|
|10.05 – 10.25||Vietnam – Leading emerging marketsSpeaker: PwC|
|10.25 – 10.45||Q&A|
|10.45 – 11.00||Coffee break|
|10.45 – 12.30||Private meetings between Prime Minister and CEOs|
|11.00 – 12.30||Session II: Business investment opportunities – Why Vietnam?|
|11.00 – 11.05||Vietnam’s economic achievements (video)|
|Moderator: Dr Vo Tri Thanh – Chairman of VNCPECC|
|11.05 – 11.25||APEC and Vietnam: Economic integration and business opportunitiesSpeaker: Dr Philipp RÖsler – Head of Regional and Government Engagement, Member of the Managing Board –
World Economic Forum
|11.25 – 11.50||Sharing success: Cooperation between Vietnamese business and APEC enterprisesSpeaker: Mr Nguyen Thanh Hung – ABAC Vietnam – Chairman of Sovico Holding|
|11.50 – 12.10||Sharing success: The experience of APEC enterprises in VietnamSpeaker: Dr. Jonathan Choi – Chairman of Sunwah Group|
|12.10 – 12.30||Discussion|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch|
|12.30 – 13.30||Private Luncheon with Prime Minister(Participants: Selected CEOs, Provincial leaders)|
|Session III: Breakout Sessions|
|13.30 – 15.00:|
|Smart Agriculture||Financial Services||Heath care, Education|
|Moderator: World Bank||Moderator: IMF||Moderator: Amcham/US Chamber of Commerce|
|13.30 – 13.45||Development orientations and state policies for Vietnam’s agricultural sectorLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development||13.30 – 13.45||Development orientations and state policies on Vietnam’s financial servicesLeader of State Bank of Vietnam||13.30 – 13.50||Reforms and opportunities for international cooperation in Vietnam’s health care sectorLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Health|
|13.45 – 14.15||Development plans of provinces: Introduction of agricultural project(s) calling for foreign investmentLeader of Mekong Delta, /Tay Nguyen/Lao Cai provinces||13.45 – 14.15||Financial services for SMEsCreditEase/Moody||13.50 – 14.10||Privatization and the role of the private sector in education development of VietnamLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training
|14.15 – 14.45||Business experience in smart agriculture/Solutions to improve the quality of agricultural products/Trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and APEC in agriculture2 Business Representatives (1 Vietnamese, 1 foreign; suggested sectors: rice, coffee, tea, etc.)||14.15 – 14.45||Commercial banks and the supply of financial services in Vietnam1 Representative from banking sector or a financial company in Vietnam||14.10 – 14.30||Cooperation in health services in VietnamAbbott|
|14.45 – 15.00||Discussion||14.45 – 15.00||Discussion||14.30 – 14.50||Cooperation in education services in Vietnam1 Vietnamese Business Representative|
|14.50 – 15.00||Discussion|
|15.00 – 15.15: Break|
|15.15 – 16.45:|
|Infrastructure, Connectivity||Tourism and special economic zone (SEZ)||SMEs, start-ups and innovation|
|Moderator: ADB||Moderator: Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, or a foreign tourism enterprise||Moderator: 1 foreign IT giant (Facebook, Google )|
|15.15 – 15.35||Development orientation and state policies on infrastructure of VietnamLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment||15.15 – 15.45||APEC connecting tourism1 foreign tourism enterprise
|15.15 – 15.30||SMEs, start-ups, and innovationLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology
|15.35 – 15.55||Introduction of infrastructure project(s) calling for foreign investmentLeader of Ministry of Transportation||15.45 – 16.00||Development orientations and state policies on tourism in VietnamLeader of Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism||15.30 – 15.45||4.0 industrial revolution and business opportunitiesLeader of Ministry of Information and Communication
|15.55 – 16.35||Sharing experience in infrastructure/logistics investment in Vietnam/Proposing a project on infrastructure development between Vietnam and APEC1 Vietnamese enterprise
1 foreign logistics company
(FedEx / DHL / UPS)
|16.00 – 16.30||SEZs: Potentials for development and businessIntroduction of Phu Quoc, Van Don, Van Phong SEZs||15.45 – 16.00||SMEs: connecting value chains and supporting industriesLeader of Ministry of Industry and Trade
|16.35 – 16.45||Discussion||16.30 – 16.45||Discussion||16.00 – 16.30||Sharing experience in start-ups1 Representative of investment fund|
|16.30 – 16.45||Discussion|
|16.45 – 17.15: Press conference|