IT networking – TPP, Bitcoin and eCommerce impacts for Vietnam

Date(s) - 25/11/2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Event Description

Technology touches everyone’s lives and is becoming both can’t live without as well as invasive. Hear how technology is impacting what businesses do and how they do it as well as how technology regulations are shaping up to control it all. We’ll cover the TPP’s E-Commerce Chapter which promises to set the ground rules for the future of Vietnam’s Online Economy as well as learn all about Bitcoin Vietnam.


5:30pm   Registration
6:00pm   Welcome Remarks
6:05pm   Presentation
6:30pm   Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:15pm   Cocktail reception
8:00pm   Event ends


AmCham, CanCham, BBGV, SBG’s Members: VND 650,000 | Non-members: VND 800,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

Speakers and Panelists

Seck Yee Chung_110x153Mr. Seck Yee Chung, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam Ltd.
Seck Yee Chung leads the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, IT/C and Pharma &Healthcare practices in Vietnam. He is highly regarded in his field – Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500 rank him as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A and TMT.
Having lived and worked in Vietnam since 1999, Chung has been involved in significant cross-border M&A and IT/C deals and transactions in Vietnam and the Asia Pacific region. He is known to deliver sound and pragmatic advice on corporate and regulatory compliance matters, particularly on foreign investment, licensing, market access under WTO, private and public M&A, securities, competition and anti-corruption compliance, commercial promotions and marketing, data use and privacy, over a diverse range of industries, from IT/C, media, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare, to consumer products, agriculture, food & beverage, manufacturing, property, and aviation.
He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and serves as Vice President of the Singapore Business Group, Ho Chi Minh City. Nathan Lane, Economic Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Ho Chi Minh City
Nathan Lane heads the Economic Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.  Prior to Vietnamese training, he served as Special Assistant to Under Secretary Robert Hormats.  Previous assignments include the Office of Multilateral Trade Affairs, Minsk, the Operations Center, Moscow and Monterrey.  He holds an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska.


Rick_110x131Mr. Rick YvanovichFCMA CGMA FCPA MSc., Founder and CEO – TRG International
Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experiences including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defense Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been living in Vietnam since May 1990. A consultant and serial entrepreneur he has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in 39 countries and founded several companies including TRG International. Rick is  Chairman and a Board Member of the South East Asia Regional Board for CIMA, Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group, Chairman of the Eurocham IT Sector Committee and Treasurer and  a Member of the Board for BBGV.

Dominik Weil, Co-Founder – Bitcoin Vietnam Co. Ltd.
Dominik is born and grown up in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), but settled down in Saigon, Vietnam in May 2014.
Dominik – whose background is in economic sociology & Austrian economics – is Co-Founder of Bitcoin Vietnam Co. Ltd. – the company who launched the first Bitcoin Exchange in Vietnam back in March 2014. The team behind Bitcoin Vietnam recently also launched Vietnams first live trading platform “VBTC”.
Dominik is also Co-Founder of the non-profit communities “Bitcoin Frankfurt” in his hometown – as well as of Bitcoin Saigon , which is since fall of 2014 focused on educational efforts around Bitcoin & Blockchain technology in Saigon/Vietnam.

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 4.50.37 PMMr. Arn Vogels is Country Manager for Indochina, MasterCard Worldwide.

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Mr Vogels will focus on driving the expansion of MasterCard in the Indochina region, continuing to grow the business through building strong relationships with customers and at the same time promoting MasterCard acceptance and usage.

Mr Vogels brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the payments industry, having worked with MasterCard in Europe for the past fourteen years, holding senior account management positions and was responsible for managing relationships with strategic banks in the region.

In his most recent role, he was responsible for managing the relationship with HSBC Bank in Europe and was instrumental in developing a solid relationship for MasterCard with the bank. Prior to moving to the HSBC account team, Mr Vogels worked as the European lead for the ABN AMRO, GE Capital, and ING Bank accounts. He started his career at Hessenatie which later became Port Singapore Authority Antwerp as Business Development and Account Manager.

Mr. Vogels graduated from Antwerp University in Belgium with the MBA degree in Marketing, Finance and International Business.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor: VND 15,000,000
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Silver Sponsor: VND 10,000,000
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Bronze Sponsor: Cash VND 5,000,000
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