Ho Chi Minh City - U.S. Business Summit: Driving Partnership And Innovation For The Future

Date/Time
Aug 25, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Location
InterContinental Saigon

Event Description

The event will be available in both English and Vietnamese.

8:00-8:05Introduction by AmCham Vietnam Chairman Chad Ovel
8:05-8:20Welcoming remarks by Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan
8:20-8:30Remarks by U.S. Ambassador
8:30-8:35Video message by the Mayor of San Francisco
8:35-8:40(TBC) Special message from a key US tech leader – about potential for HCMC as a center for technology, innovation, and startups
8:40-9:20

Panel Discussion 1: Investing in Ho Chi Minh City’s Technology Supply Chains

Representatives from HCMC departments: the Saigon Hi-tech Park

Moderator: Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director at AmCham Vietnam

9:20-10:00

Panel Discussion 2:  Investing in Financial Technology (FinTech) for HCMC’s Domestic Market and Beyond

Representatives from HCMC departments: Department of Science and Technology

Moderator: Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director at AmCham Vietnam

10:00-10:50

Panel Discussion 3: Discovering Opportunities to Invest and Create Partnerships in Ho Chi Minh City Innovation District, Smart Cities, and International Finance Center Projects

HCMC side: Mr. Duong Anh Duc, Vice Chairman of HCMC; Department of Information and Communications (on Smart City); Department of Investment and Planning (on the new PPP law); Department of Planning and Architecture (on the Innovation District); HCMC Finance and Investment State-owned Company (HFIC – on the International Finance Center )

U.S. side: Consul General Marie Damour; and a U.S. tech company

Moderator: ERO’s DDG Tran Phuoc Anh

10:50-11:00Signing ceremony between Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport and Department of Information and Communications with U.S. Trade and Development Agency for 2 projects
11:00–11:10(TBC) Announcement by a U.S. investor in technology innovation, from Silicon Valley
11:10-11:20Inspirational Message on the Future
11:20-11:30Remarks by Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong
11:30–12:00Networking session at the foyer/exhibition area
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