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The American Chamber of Commerce of Vietnam and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Southeast Asia Program and Global Innovation Policy Center invite you to join a conversation on intellectual property (IP) and innovation in Vietnam. The program will highlight the 2018 U.S. Chamber International IP Index “Create,” which benchmarks the IP environment in 50 economies around the world, including Vietnam. The Index illustrates how embracing an effective IP regime can stimulate job creation, increase foreign direct investment, and create a more dynamic economy. Please join us for a discussion on the ways a robust IP regime, backed by effective enforcement efforts, will help drive Vietnam’s economic growth and global competitiveness.


09:00 am Registration and Refreshments
09:15 am Welcome Remarks

  • – John Rockhold (Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam)
  • – John Goyer (Senior Director, Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
09:30 am Panel Discussion: Stimulating Innovation and IP in Vietnam through Effective IP Enforcement

  • – Kelly Anderson (Senior Manager, Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
  • – AmCham Members
10:15 am Q&A
10:30 am Event ends


AmCham Members: VND 300,000 | Non-members: VND 400,000

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.


John Goyer, Senior Director, Southeast Asia
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

John Goyer joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in January 2012 as senior director of Southeast Asia. Goyer concentrates on developing and implementing the Chamber’s ASEAN regional projects, as well as its bilateral programs with individual countries in the region. In addition, he is responsible for developing the Chamber’s
Australia Working Group, its Myanmar outreach, and other initiatives.

Before joining the Chamber, Goyer served as vice president of the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI), a U.S.-based membership association that promotes the liberalization of international trade and investment in services. He worked with the coalition’s member companies and with U.S. trade negotiators to ensure that U.S. service industry international trade objectives were reflected in bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade agreements. He coordinated the Global Services Network, managed CSI’s annual Global Services summits, and was a member of the U.S. Government Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC), advising the U.S. government on information technology, electronic commerce, and telecommunications issues in U.S. trade agreements.

Earlier in his career, Goyer was senior director of the US-ASEAN Business Council, where he monitored and reported on major trade policy and political developments and trends impacting commercial interests in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on ASEAN economic integration. He has organized numerous trade and investment
promotion missions to Southeast Asia and other events highlighting opportunities in the region.

Goyer holds a B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University and a master’s degree in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Kelly Anderson, Senior Manager, International Intellectual Property
Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Anderson serves as senior manager of international intellectual property (IP) at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC). Concentrating on Canada, Australia, and the production of the U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index, Anderson works to advance intellectual property systems abroad and advocate for innovators rights internationally.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Anderson handled Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Gabon in Washington, D.C. During her time at the Embassy, she worked with Congressional staff to raise the profile of Gabon both on the Hill and throughout Washington, D.C. Prior to this, Anderson worked at the lobbying firm American Continental Group after previously interning on the Hill.

Anderson earned her B.A. in political science from Drew University in New Jersey, where she played on the field hockey team and served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

Evan Williams, Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator
United States Department of Justice

Evan Williams is serving a long-term detail as the United States Department of Justice Regional Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinator (IPLEC) for Asia. He is based at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong, where he coordinates and delivers intellectual property rights prosecutorial and judicial training and technical assistance throughout the East Asia Pacific region to foreign law enforcement partners of the United States. Prior to accepting the IPLEC position, he served as Senior Counsel with the Justice Department’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), where he specialized in the criminal prosecution of intellectual property offenses. Before joining CCIPS, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and before joining the Justice Department, as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where in both offices he prosecuted a wide variety of violent and white-collar crimes. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard College.


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