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Event Description

In this rapidly-changing world, leaders of all types of organizations — startups, corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies — need to understand how to innovate. Contrary to popular belief, innovation & creation is often not the result of random lightning strikes, but rather the practice of the right mindset, methods and tools.

AmCham Vietnam’s new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative invites you to join a design thinking interactive event led by Chris Elkin.

Chris is founder of Doodle Brands, a Vietnam-based design thinking brand innovation company in Ho Chi Minh City. Chris has over 20 years in the Southeast Asia Market and is a former WPP Group managing director of Red Brand Builders, Edge Asia and Aleph Vietnam. He has worked with a wide range of clients, gaining experience of people’s real problems in Banking, Insurance, Retail, Real Estate, FMCG, Dairy, Beer, Education, Health and Personal Care. Chris regularly instructs and facilitates design thinking through the LUMA Institute across Asia Pacific and donates his time speaking, mentoring and volunteering to help everyone be more innovative.

Coffee and pastries provided. Limited capacity, so RSVP soon!

Agenda

09:00 AMNetworking
09:15 AMEvent starts
10:15 AMCoffee break
10:30 AMEvent resumes
11:30 AMEvent ends

Costs

AmCham Members: VND 350,000 | Non-members: VND 500,000

Founders of companies operating under 1 year: VND 150,000

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

Speaker

Chris Elkin
Founder, Doodle Brands

Originally from a small town in Northern Ireland, I cut my professional teeth in London and New York before moving to Singapore in 2000 then Vietnam in 2005. I am also a UK Chartered Marketer and Senior Design Thinking Instructor at the LUMA Institute.

These rich and varied experiences have given me a deep understanding of brand innovation and an acute awareness of how to get to the essence of a brand, product or service and bring it to life.

Through my career, I have worked with multidisciplinary teams across a variety of sectors to plan, execute and evaluate brand innovation, design thinking, packaging design, UX/UI design, tech and marketing services – and much more.

I also have a great passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I believe everyone can innovate. I mentor start-ups at Saigon Innovation Hub, lecture at VietnamMarcom, and last, but certainly not least, as a proud member of the Saigon community, I donate my time to KOTO Foundation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor – VND 15,000,000

  • 4 complimentary tickets
  • Company Logo on standee and on website for the event as a Gold Sponsor
  • Company will receive a full list of participants and photo link after the event
  • 3 months Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

Silver Sponsor – VND 10,000,000

  • 2 complimentary tickets
  • Company Logo on standee and on website for the event as a Silver Sponsor
  • Company will receive a full list of participants and photo link after the event
  • 2 months Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

Bronze Sponsor – VND 5,000,000

  • 1 complimentary ticket
  • Company Logo on backdrop and on website for the event as a Bronze Sponsor