Meet The USA 2017 Conference: How to Continue Growth in US-VN Trade Relations

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Date(s) - 07/06/2017
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

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InterContinental Saigon

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This is a sideline event of APEC 2017 organized by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. Consulate General, and AmCham Vietnam in HCMC, on June 07, 2017 at the InterContinental Saigon, from 8:00am to 11:50am, followed by a networking lunch. We expect to welcome 300-350 attendees from government officials, enterprises, and media of both countries.

“Meet the USA 2017” Conference, themed “How to Continue Growth in U.S.-Vietnam Trade Relations”, will bring together provincial leaders and U.S. company representatives to share their successful stories and/or projects they have been done, and their development plans in Vietnam. Top leaders from 21 provinces will be present to meet with you. Officials from several Ministries will also participate in this event.

Join us to mingle with central and provincial officials from around Vietnam and representatives of U.S. companies. If you want to have a one-on-one meeting with your interested provincial leaders during event, please click Register Online to make reservation.
Ticket cost: vnd 1,500,000/person. Price includes admission fee and lunch.
*Simultaneous translation is arranged for this conference.
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Agenda

8:00 Registration of Participants
8:30 – 8:50  Opening Remarks:
Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Foreign Minister (in charge of Vietnam’s foreign affairs with the US)
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
Mr. Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, U.S. Embassy in Vietnam
Mr. Jonathan Moreno, Chairman, AmCham Vietnam – HCMC
8:50 – 9:25 Panel Discussion: Vietnam-U.S. trade framework 2017 – 2020
Mr. Do Thang Hai, Vice Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Mr. Nguyen Noi, Deputy Director General, Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Planning & Investment
Dr. Vo Tan Thanh, Vice Chairman, VCCI
Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu, Director General, APEC 2017 Secretariat’s Standing Committee National
Mr. Cao Duc Phat, Member of Central Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Central Economic Committee Commission
Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General
Mr. Fred Burke, Governor, AmCham Vietnam – HCMC, and Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie VietnamModerators:
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General, Department for Foreign Affairs of Provinces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Tran Dinh Thien, General Director, Vietnam Institute of Economic
9:25 – 10:00
Case Study 1:  IT – “Smart Cities” / e-Government and CSR – An American Company Value
Mr. Vo Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
Mr. Nguyen Ba Quynh, Director – Public Sector Lead, Microsoft Vietnam
Mr. Chau Hong Phuc, Vice Chairman, Dong Thap People’s Committee
Mr. Archawat Chareonsilp, ASEAN Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola Beverages VietnamModerators:
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General. Department of Foreign Affairs of Provinces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Sesto Vecchi, Managing Partner, Russin & Vecchi

  • 3 Minute video overview of HCMC emphasizing “Smart City”
  • 5 Minute Presentation from Microsoft and its projects and activities in Vietnam and HCMC
  • 5 Minute Comments from HCMC Leader
  • 3 Minute video overview Dong Thap Province
  • 3 Minute video overview of successful Coca-Cola’s CSR
  • 3 Minute Presentation from Coca-Cola
  • 3 Minute Comments from Dong Thap Provincial Leader
  • 10 Minute Q&A from Audience
10:00 – 10:15 Tea/Coffee Break (15 min)
Bilateral meetings between businesses with Central, HCMC and other provincial leaders will be arranged
10:15 – 10:53 Case Study 2: Major energy project and Waste disposal project
Mr. Nguyen Viet Son, Deputy Director, General Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Mr. Huynh Khanh Toan, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committee
Mr. Greg Smith, President, ExxonMobil
Mr. Nguyen Thuong Hien, Director General, Department of Waste Management and Environment Promotion, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Mr. Nguyen Van Duoc, Vice Chairman, Long An People’s Committee
Mr. Kevin Moore, Director of Operations, Vietnam Waste SolutionsModerators:
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General. Department of Foreign Affairs of Provinces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Sesto Vecchi, Managing Partner, Russin & Vecchi

  • 3 Minute video overview of Quang Nam Province
  • 5 Minute Presentation from ExxonMobil
  • 5 Minute Comments from Quang Nam Provincial Leader
  • 3 Minute video overview of Long An
  • 4 Minute Presentation from Vietnam Waste Solutions
  • 3 Minute Comments from Long An Provincial Leader
  • 15 Minute Q&A from Audience
10:53 – 11:35 Case Study 3: Hi-tech Agriculture Supply Chain, Healthcare – Pharmaceutical and Education
Mr. Cao Duc Phat, Member of Central Committee, Standing Vice Chairman of Central Economic Committee Commission
Mr. Le Quoc Doanh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Van, Finance Director, Preferred Freezer Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Tat Dat, Deputy Director General, Drug Administration, Ministry of Health
Mr. Brad Silcox, Chief Representative, Pfizer
Ms. Dam Bich Thuy, President, Fulbright University VietnamModerators:
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long, Director General. Department of Foreign Affairs of Provinces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Sesto Vecchi, Managing Partner, Russin & Vecchi

  • 10 Minute Presentation from Cao Duc Phat about over agricultural business in Vietnam
  • 5 Minute Presentation from Preferred Freezer about how an US Company does business in Supply Chain
  • 3 Minute video overview by Pfizer
  • 3 Minute Presentation from Pfizer
  • 5 Minute Presentation from Drug Administration, Ministry of Health
  • 3 Minute video overview by Fulbright University Vietnam
  • 3 Minute Presentation from Fulbright University Vietnam
  • 10 Minute Q&A from Audience
11:35 – 11:50 Closing Remarks 
Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General in HCMC
Mr. Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Foreign Minister
12:00– 13:30 Buffet Lunch at Market 39 Restaurant (GF) & Yu Chu Restaurant (1st Floor)

 

We may be able to arrange one-on-one meeting for you with a leader of one of the following provinces/cities. Please register by June 2, 2017. 

An Giang Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Bình Dương
Bình Định Bình Phước Cà Mau
Cần Thơ Đà Nẵng Đồng Nai
Đồng Tháp Hà Nội Hậu Giang
Hồ Chí Minh Long An Phú Yên
Quảng Nam Quảng Ngãi Quảng Trị
Tây Ninh Thái Nguyên Thừa Thiên Huế

Cost

vnd 1,500,000 per person including networking lunch

Reservations/cancellations must be received by June 2, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone. 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Platinum Sponsor vnd 120,000,000

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Company logo in photo booth
  • Verbal recognition as a Platinum Sponsor during Event
  • 12 tickets to participate in the Event including buffet lunch
  • Recognition in a Standee as a Sponsor for Lunch or Coffee Break
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • Recognition in AmCham Weekly Update Email
  • Access to participant list

Diamond Sponsor – vnd 80,000,000

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Diamond Sponsor
  • Company logo in photo booth
  • Verbal recognition as a Diamond Sponsor during Event
  • 8 tickets to participate in the Event including buffet lunch
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • Recognition in AmCham Weekly Update Email
  • Access to participant list

Gold Sponsor – vnd 50,000,000      

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Gold Sponsor
  • 5 tickets to participate in the Event including buffet lunch
  • A full page ad in the Event Folders
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • Access to participant list

Silver Sponsor – vnd 20,000,000  

  • Company logo in Invitations, on event page on AmCham website, in Event backdrop, in Event Folders, as a Silver Sponsor
  • 2 tickets to participate in the Event including buffet lunch
  • A tabletop exhibit
  • Access to participant list

 

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