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Event Description

HCMC has been successfully hosting major international events such as, among others, the World Economic Forum, the APK Asia Pacific Conference of the German Business, and ASEAN 50 activities. What has been achieved in the last 2 years and what is the roadmap to make HCMC becoming a top emerging destination for business events and incentive travel?

In the next few years topnotch hotels and MICE facilities will be added to the existing MICE infrastructure. While the key role of the MICE industry in tourism is widely recognized, specific challenges, approaches and requirements to develop a successful MICE ecosystem beyond conventional tourism planning are poorly understood. What initiatives both by the public and private sectors are needed to make HCMC a thriving destination?

At this HCMC AmCham Hospitality & Tourism Section Committee MICE breakfast discussion, policy makers, international experts and key leaders of HCMC MICE industry will be discussing best practices and sharing their views on various aspects of the events and meetings industry in HCMC and in Vietnam in general.

Agenda

08:30 amRegistration
09:00 amWelcome, Introduction
09:05 amPresentation, followed by Q&A
10:30 amEvent ends

Costs

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.

Speakers

Anh Minh Vu, Founder & Managing Director – Terraverde Travel & Events

Mr. Anh has 15 years of working experiences in marketing, travel and event management and has worked in Canada and Europe before setting up his own company in Vietnam.

He has been in Vietnam for over 10 years and has seen the growth of Vietnam’s tourism industry on a daily basis. As tourism professional and chairman of AmCham H&T Committee he is passionate about the development and potential of the meetings industry in Asia and is dedicated to “creating a future” for the MICE business in Ho Chi Minh City.

Anh completed his Master education at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany and postgraduate study in International Project and Event Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.

Michael Hoe-Knudsen, Regional General Manager of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Vietnam

Michael Hoe-Knudsen is Regional General Manager of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Vietnam/ Cambodia & General Manager of InterContinental Saigon Hotel & Residences since August 2016. IHG is one of the largest hotel operators in Vietnam with 7 open properties including Hanoi/ Da Nang/ Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City. IHG is also in the process of opening a new project in Phu Quoc and brining the Holiday Inn brand to Vietnam with the 2018 opening of Holiday Inn Saigon Airport. Michael is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, operation and performance of the hotels while supporting development efforts to grow IHGs presence in Vietnam.

Previously Michael was Vice President Operations for Latin America/ Caribbean & New York City based in IHG corporate office in Atlanta, GA. Michael has been with InterContinental Hotels for past 21 years having worked in numerous US locations including New York City/ San Francisco/ Miami as well as international postings.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University where he graduated with honors and a Diploma in Management from the Henley School of Management in the UK. Although Danish by birth Michael is a real citizen of the world, having lived in 16 countries and travelled to many more.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor – Vnd 15,000,000

  • 4 complimentary tickets
  • Company Logo on backdrop 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 backdrop 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
  • 1 month Networking Online (125px x 125px) on AmCham website

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