Date(s) - 27/09/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Reverie Saigon
Logistics and related supply chain costs in Vietnam are estimated at 20-25% of current GDP compared to an estimated 15-17% in China, 8-9% in Singapore and the U.S. and as low as 5% in Japan. The accumulated export-import turnover in the first half of 2017 was close to 198.25 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 21.5 percent. Exports rose by 13% and imports by 24% during this same period. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam’s economy will remain export-dependent in the years to come. Reported in August, the government approved a project to increase the competitiveness of Vietnam’s key export items by 2020 to obtain higher export revenue from key products. Equally domestic supply chain needs and requirements continue to rise in Vietnam via increased demands brought on by a fast growing GDP and demand for domestic distribution, warehousing and specialized needs such as cold chain in Vietnam.
Join us at the re-launch of the AmCham HCMC Logistics and Supply Chain Committee. Our focus is to provide networking opportunities as well as a platform to address and discuss current industry issues.
The Networking Night opens to everyone, especially for all members with an interest in logistics and supply chain and related sectors.
|17:30||Remarks from Committee Board Liaison|
|17:45||Vietnam Logistics – Wind of Change|
|18:15||Networking event begins|
AmCham 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.
Amanda Rasmussen, Governor
Chief Operating Officer, Indo Trans Corp (ITL)
Amanda Rasmussen is Chief Operating Officer, ITL Corp, one of the largest logistics and supply chain companies in Vietnam and one of Vietnam’s Top 500 largest Enterprises and Top 50 Trusted Brands. ITL is a leading regional solutions provider of Integrated Logistics, Warehousing, Freight Management and Distribution services in Indochina. ITL has 1,500+ employees, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with more than 70 branch offices and distribution centers in Vietnam along with offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.
Amanda has 20 years’ experience in logistics, transportation and supply chain management, having held previous roles in DHL, Maersk, Damco and running her own logistics and supply chain training and consulting company for a number of years. Her specific areas of experience include operational, commercial and general management experience in Logistics, Air freight, Ocean freight, Origin Consolidation, PO Management, Warehousing, Distribution, Supply Chain Management and Value Added Services in the Asia Pacific Region and specifically in Vietnam and South East Asia.
Amanda has lived and worked in Vietnam since January 2003 and has been an active member of AmCham since arriving to Vietnam as well as having previously having served as Chair for the Logistics and Supply Chain Committee.
Born in the U.S., Amanda has an MBA in International Business Systems from Loyola Marymount University and a BA from the University of Tennessee.
Managing Director of Business Information Services, StoxPlus
Ms. Lan Nguyen is Managing Director of Business Information Services at StoxPlus, the leading financial and business information provider in Vietnam and associated company of Nikkei Inc. and QUICK Corp. in Japan.
At StoxPlus, Lan has successfully led many research projects and investment advisory in different industries as well as leading database business. She consults clients such as top trading companies like Mitsui & Co., Marubeni; development institutions like the World Bank, IFC; or other top manufacturing firms from Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Europe. Her expertise is in Banking industry, Consumer Finance, Packaging, and Logistics.
Before joining StoxPlus, Lan worked at New Market Advisors, a management consulting firm in Boston, USA, focusing on innovation and strategy consulting. graduated Magna Cum Laude (“With Very High Honors”) from Saint Anselm College, majoring in Mathematics and Financial Economics.