Vietnam Business Forum, June 16, 2017

Date:            Friday, June 16, 2017
Time:            7:00am – 1:30pm
Venue:          Song Hong Ballroom – SHERATON HOTEL HANOI
Address:       Sheraton Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, No. 11 Xuan Dieu Street, Hanoi

tentative agenda: Please click HERE.

Registration form:
We would appreciate confirmation of your availability by filling out and sending the attached Registration Form (please click HERE to download the Registration Form) to the VBF Secretariat office in Hanoi to both emails: [email protected] and [email protected] or fax at (844) 3715 2218 by Friday, June 9, 2017.

  1. Participation fees:
    Please see below the participation fee levels and payment methods:
  • Member*: 750,000 VND/person
  • Non-Member: 1,000,000 VND/person

* Members are those of VBF Consortium Members and VBF Associate Consortium Members as well as VBF Working Groups.

Payment of participation fees by registered participants should also be made before COB Friday, June 9, 2017 to the VBF Secretariat.

Payment methods:

By bank transfer:

+ Account name: VIETNAM BUSINESS FORUM SECRETARIAT
+ Account number: 99 142344488 (VND)
+ Bank name: Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited
+ Address: Ho Chi Minh City branch, Saigon Trade Centre, 37 Ton Duc Thang, Dist.1, HCMC,VN
+ SWIFT CODE: SCBLVNVX

About the VBF

The Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) was established in 1997 during the annual Consultative Group meeting between the Vietnamese Government and its donor partners, as a not-for-profit, non-political channel for nurturing public-private dialogue to develop a favorable business environment that attracts domestic and foreign private sector investment and stimulates sustainable economic development in Vietnam. This is done primarily through high profile bi-annual Forums between the business community and Vietnamese leadership and through specialized Working Groups cutting across sectors.

Serving as a regular and high-level channel of communication between the business community and Vietnamese Government, the VBF is widely recognized as an important actor and reliable partner in shaping reforms that provides concrete results towards delivering a better business environment in Vietnam. Key VBF objectives include working with the Government to create pathways to long-term and sustainable business performance as well as to promote the interests of national and international business community in Vietnam and enhance investment and trade in local and overseas markets. VBF works to provide research, legal analysis, identification of problems and practical solutions.

In early 2012, the coordination function of the Forum’s secretariat was transferred from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to a Consortium of international and local business associations and chambers of commerce to allow the private sector to play a bigger role in the Forum’s sustainable development. The bi-annual Forums are co-chaired by Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment, the World Bank’s Vietnam Country Director, IFC’s Regional Manager for Vietnam and Co-chairmen of the Consortium.

Supports from the Vietnamese Government to the VBF were highlighted by the presence and address of Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung in three recent bi-annual Forums since 2014, and Prime Minister H.E. Ng yen Xuan Phuc in 2015 and 2016, and a number of Ministers and Vice-Ministers. The delegation of Government’s highest ranking officers shows the Government’s commitment to a strong partnership with the business community and the success of the Consortium in coordinating the secretariat function.

The Consortium is led by five Consortium Members and supported by 11 Associate Members which are foreign and local business assocations and chambers of commerce in Vietnam.

About the author  ⁄ AmCham Vietnam

AmCham is an independent association of companies with the objective of promoting trade and investment between Vietnam and the U.S. With two chapters, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hanoi, our membership of 700 companies and 1,500 representatives is unified by a commitment to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.

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