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Vietnam
Business Summit 2017
Ariyana Convention Centre (ACC)
07 Nov 2017
Registration closing date: 20th October 2017
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About the Summit
Under the theme “Viet Nam: We Mean Business!”, Vietnam Business Summit is held on 7th November at Ariyana Convention Centre (ACC). This is an important international event of APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang, Viet Nam. 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.

The conference will include:

  1. Smart Agriculture

  2. Financial services for development

  3. Health care, Education

  4. Infrastructure, Connectivity

  5. Tourism and Special Economic Zones

  6. SMES, Start-Ups and Innovation

In parallel with the Summit is the “Viet Nam – We Mean Business” exhibition held to introduce provinces with their typical products and projects for investment calling as well as their diversified economic potential in agro-forestry-fisheries, industry and services. This event also displays outstanding achievements of Vietnamese economy, introduces and promotes traditional products and typical export products of the host country.

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Programme
09.00 – 09.05: Opening remarks
Dr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman & President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
09.05 – 09.25: Keynote speech on “Advancing reforms and international integration for rapid and sustainable development”
H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
09.25 – 09.40: Enhancing national competitiveness through business facilitation
Dr.Phillip Rösler, Head of Regional and Government Engagement, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
09.40 – 09.55: Viet Nam – Priorities for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth
Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
09.55 – 10.15: Q&A
10.15 – 10.30: Coffee break
Viet Nam’s economic achievements (video)
Moderator: Dr. Vo Tri Thanh, Chairman, Viet Nam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC)
10.30 – 10.45: Viet Nam – Leading emerging markets
Ms. Dinh Thi Quynh Van, Director General, PwC Viet Nam
10.45 - 11.00: Improving Business Enviroment from Local Authorities’ Perspectives
H.E. Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman, Hanoi People’s Committee
11.00 - 11.15: Assessments of APEC business communities on the environment and opportunities for cooperation with Viet Nam
Mr. James Fatheree, Vice President for Asia, US Chamber of Commerce
11.15 – 11.45: Successful experiences of Vietnamese and APEC businesses
Mr. Liam Mallon, President, Exxon Mobil Development Company
Ms. Thai Huong, Chairwoman of TH Truemilk Group
Mr. To Viet Thang, Deputy General Director, Vietjet Air.
11.45 – 12.00: Q&A
GROUP 1: SMART AGRICULTURE
Venue: AGB 1+2
Moderator: Mr. Ousmane Dione, Country Director, World Bank Viet Nam
13.30 – 13.45 Sustainable development and business opportunities for Vietnamese agriculture sector
Mr. Le Quoc Doanh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
13.45 – 14.30 Development plans of provinces: Introduction of typical agricultural project(s) calling for foreign investment
H.E. Nguyen Xuan Dong, Chairman of Ha Nam Province
Mr. Nguyen Tuan Ha, Vice Chairman of Dak Lak Province
H.E. Vo Thanh Thong, Chairman of Can Tho City
14.30 – 14.45 Business experience in smart agriculture
Ms. Duong Thi Mai Hoa, Director General, Vingroup
14.45 – 15.00 Q&A
GROUP 2: FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Venue: AGB 3
Moderator: Mr. Eric Sidgwick, Asian Development Bank Country Director for Viet Nam
13.30 – 13.45 New Policy Directions: A Vision for Developing Viet Nam’s Financial Services Sector
Mr. Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Finance
13.45 – 14.00 Developing Capital Markets
Mr. Richard Cantor, Chief Risk Officer, Moody’s Corporation
14.00 - 14.15 Role model of commercial bank with financial services for SMEs and retail bank services
Mr. Le Thanh Trung, Deputy Director General, HD Bank
14.15 – 14.30 The role of commercial banks as a supplier financial services
Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tung, CEO, Orient Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB)
14.30 – 15.00 Q&A
GROUP 3: HEATH CARE, EDUCATION
Venue: My Son Room
Moderator: Mr. Khalid Muhmood, Education Investor & Co-Founder, Dragonfly Education Group
13.30 – 13.45 New Policy Directions: A Vision for Developing Viet Nam’s Health Care Sector
H.E. Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Minister of Health
13.45 – 14.00 Reforms and Business Opportunities in the Viet Nam's Education Sector
Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of Education and Training
14.00 – 14.15 Health care: a prominent opportunity for businesses
Mr. Pierre Gaudreault, APAC Regional President. Pfizer
14.15 – 14.30 Collaborative Investment with The American University in Vietnam (AUV) to Unleash Human Capital Potential through Innovation in Higher Education for a Global Modern Society: “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow with Social Values” to satisfy the growing needs of Vietnam and economies of other APEC members
Prof. Luan D. Nguyen, PhD ECE, Exec MBA, VP of External Affairs, The American University in Viet Nam (AUV)
14.30 – 15.00 Q&A
GROUP 4: INFRASTRUCTURE, CONNECTIVITY
Venue: AGB 1+2
Moderator: Mr. Adam Sitkoff, Executive Director, Amcham
15.15 - 15.30 New Policy Directions: A Vision for Promoting Infrastructure Development in Viet Nam
Mr. Nguyen Nhat, Deputy Minister of Transportation
15.30 – 16.00 Local Government Perspectives on Incentivizing Infrastructure Development
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of Da Nang City
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh, Vice chairman of Hai Phong City
16.00 – 16.10 Opportunities for Infrastructure Development in Viet Nam
Mr. Kwang Hung Ting, Chairman of Central Trading & Development Group, Phu My Hung Development Corporation
16.10 – 16.30 Infrastructure, Innovation, and Deregulation in Global Trade
Ms. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express Asia Pacific
Mr. Hahn Yoo Dong, Vice President of Korea’s Institute of Materials Science
16.30 – 16.45 Q&A
GROUP 5: TOURISM AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES
Venue: AGB 3
Moderator: Mr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Board
15.15 - 15.30 New Policies to Promote SEZs
Mr. Nguyen Van Trung, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment
15.30 – 16.15 SEZs: Promoting Development, Creating opportunities for business
H.E. Pham Vu Hong, Chairman of Kien Giang Province (Phu Quoc SEZ)
H.E. Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of Quang Ninh Province (Van Don SEZ)
Mr. Dao Cong Thien, Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa Province (Van Phong SEZ)
16.15 – 16.30 Quang Nam - Marvelous land of tourism
Mr. Le Van Thanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam Province
16.30 – 16.45 Q&A
GROUP 6: SMES, START-UPS AND INNOVATION
Venue: My Son Room
Moderator: Mr. Can Van Luc, Member of Viet Nam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC)
15.15 - 15.30 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Towards a Dynamic Innovation-led Economy
Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh, Minister of Science and Technology
15.30 – 15.45 Sharing experience in marketing and GVC participation
Mr. Sanket Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Coca Cola Viet Nam
15.45 – 16.00 Sharing experience in innovation and startup
Ms. Yao Xiao-fei Founder and Chairwoman of Beijing Rogrand E-commerce Co., Ltd
16.00 – 16.15 Innovative technology in revolution of building industry
Mr. Jimmy Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha King
16.15 – 16.45 Q&A
Moderators of breakout sessions:

  • Dr. Vo Tri Thanh, Chairman, Viet Nam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC)
  • Mr. Ousmane Dione, Country Director, World Bank Viet Nam
  • Mr. Eric Sidgwick, Asian Development Bank Country Director for Viet Nam
  • Mr. Khalid Muhmood, Education Investor & Co-Founder, Dragonfly Education Group
  • Mr. Adam Sitkoff, Executive Director, Amcham
  • Mr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Board
  • Mr. Can Van Luc, Member of Viet Nam National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (VNCPEC)
Mr. Nguyen Van Trung, Deputy Minister of Planning & Investment
Dr. Vu Tien Loc, VCCI Chairman & President
This event is free for participants and businesses. Individuals who wish to participate please kindly contact the Organizing Committee. We will respond to your request shortly.
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