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Afternoon Session A
In the wake of U.S.-China trade and tariff wars, multinational corporations have intensified efforts to diversify their supply chains and decrease reliance on China. The ASEAN region generally, and Vietnam specifically, are major targets for investment and expansion. Vietnam’s dynamic economic growth; openness to foreign investment; globally integrated economy; and young, relatively affordable, tech-savvy workforce make it an attractive destination for investment and production shifts.
Opportunities abound, but so do capacity constraints — from infrastructure to labor and financing. Yet Vietnam and Vietnamese SMEs may become major beneficiaries of these supply chain shifts — if they can attain global quality and compliance standards.
AmCham Supplier Day 2019 is organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Link SME project. An initiative of AmCham Vietnam’s Manufacturing Committee, AmCham Supplier Day supports partnerships between Vietnamese and foreign firms, and integration of small and medium-sized businesses into Vietnamese and global supply chains.
Given increased global focus on Vietnam, AmCham Supplier Day 2019 is a key opportunity for large multinational corporations together with potential suppliers and service providers in Vietnam to exhibit their products and explore, establish, and expand supply chain business partnerships.
AmCham Supplier Day 2019 will also feature an opportunity to learn from interactive discussions with experts about the effect of the U.S.-China trade war on Vietnamese supply chains; trends, constraints and solutions in Vietnamese supply chains; and success stories in local supply chain partnerships.
More information is below. We look forward to seeing you on October 16 at AmCham Supplier Day 2019.
|Time||October 16, 2019|
|Location||The Adora Center | 431 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCMC|
Workshops will provide interactive opportunities to learn from experts the most updated information and insights on current market trends. Given uncertainties in global markets, this information is critical to developing and maintaining competitive business strategies.
Free Floating Matching
Similar to Supplier Day 2018, this year’s event will feature “Free Floating Matching Sessions” for registered participants. Tables will be available to registered participants for additional discussions on a first-come first-use basis.
(*) Sessions will be in English with Vietnamese interpretation.
Agenda for Workshop
|09:00am – 09:15am||Welcome session|
|Welcome remarks from AmCham Chairwoman and ITL COO Ms. Amanda Rasmussen|
|Welcome speech from U.S. Consul General|
|Introduction from USAID/Link SME|
|09:15am – 10:15am||Morning session A|
|Topic: Success Stories of Multinational and Vietnamese Supply Chain Partners|
|Format: Moderated short presentations (3-5 minutes), panel discussion, and audience Q&A|
|Moderator: Ms. Quyen Nguyen, Cofounder, Vietnam Supply Chain, Director, CEL Consulting|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Morning session B|
|Topic: Trends, Capacity Constraints, and Solutions in Vietnam Supply Chains|
|Format: Moderated short presentations (3-5 minutes), panel discussion, and audience Q&A|
|Moderator: Mr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean, Fulbright School of Public Policy Management|
|01:30pm – 02:15pm||Afternoon session A
|Topic: Link SME presentation about the current opportunities and trends of supply chains in Vietnam|
|Format: Presentation, and audience Q&A
|Presenter: Ron Ashkin, Project Director, USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises Project
|02:30pm – 03:30pm||Afternoon session B
|Topic: U.S. – China Trade War: Will Vietnam’s Supply Chains really Benefit?|
|Format: Keynote speech, followed by moderated short presentations (3-5 minutes), panel discussion, and audience Q&A|
|Moderator: Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam, HCMC|
Morning Session A
Cofounder, Vietnam Supply Chain
Director, CEL Consulting
Quyen is the Director of CEL Consulting, responsible for developing the Training Business Unit at CEL Asia Group, bringing leading globally-recognized training and certifications in supply chain and operations management to Vietnam, and being engaged in strategy consulting services for local companies in Vietnam to increase their readiness in taking part in global value chains.
Since 2008, besides running the business, she is the Co-founder of the dynamic not-for-profit community – Vietnam Supply Chain – with over 11,000 professionals and 5,000 young talents following in Vietnam. She was the winner in the Asian Creative Awards 2014 with artwork exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
General Director, Fluid Power & Controls
Milton is General Director of Fluid Power & Controls, located in Binh Duong outside of Ho Chi Minh, and is responsible for all operations. FPC is a wholly-owned manufacturing division of Deltrol Corporation from Milwaukee, Wisconsin a world leader in the development and manufacture of electromechanical controls, valves, hydraulic systems and components. Milton has been an active member of the AmCham Manufacturing Committee and its Chairman for the last three years and on the Executive Organizing Committee for Supplier Day. Formerly with Autodesk, Milton helped establish a Vietnam Autodesk Master Reseller business, then from 2001 founded two software application companies. Originally from San Francisco, California he has been living in Vietnam since 1998 after first visiting in 1992. He holds a MBA from the University of Hawaii, Schilder College of Business and a Physics degree from Sonoma State University in California.
Director, East West Industries
Matt is Director of EWI, where he has P&L responsibility for East West’s wholly-owned manufacturing operations outside of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Matt has over a decade of experience in Asian manufacturing, starting in China before moving south to run operations in Vietnam. Matt is a native of Texas. He was raised in Austin, TX and joined East West in 2006 in the Company’s Engineering Office in Shenzhen, China. Matt received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas and worked for Dell and Siemens, where he was part of their management training program prior to moving to China.
Pham Ngoc Duy
General Director, Huynh Duc Mechanical Company in Dong Nai
Qualification: Graduated from ĐẠI HỌC BÁCH KHOA TP. HCM in 2011, specialised in mechanical engineering
• 3 YEARS working at RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT department for Japanese company specialised in the production of industrial sewing machine (JUKI), 2 YEARS of working in Japan
• 2 YEARS of experienced as an assistant of the Board of Directors at HUYNH DUC MECHANICAL COMPANY
• 3 YEARS of experience as a General Director of HUYNH DUC MECHANICAL COMPANY in Dong Nai
Nguyen Van Nghia
Founder & CEO, Anh Nghia ANCL Company Limited
“It is the ethics that decides a business’ success, not the talent of its leader ”
Morning Session B
Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh
Dean, Fulbright School of Public Policy Management
Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh served for ten years as the director of research at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Ho Chi Minh City.
He led FETP’s transformation into the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam’s graduate professional school. His primary research interests include economic development, industrial policy, and institutional economics.
He is one of the 15 members of the Economic Advisory Group of the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
He led FETP’s policy research and analysis efforts and coordinated research teams. He helps design and deliver the Harvard Kennedy School Vietnam Program’s executive education and policy dialogue initiatives with the Vietnamese government.
Tu Anh also serves as a member of the Consultative Group of the National Assembly’s Economic Committee, member of the Scientific Committee at Vietnam National University. Tu Anh frequently comments on economic policy issues in the Vietnamese media.
During 2013-2015, Tu Anh was as a GEG Global Leaders Fellow, serving as a fellow at the University of Oxford and Princeton University. Tu Anh is a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Tu Anh holds a PhD from Boston College.
Soren Schouw Pedersen
Vice President Marketing/Vietnam Country Manager
SSA Marine, Seattle USA
I’m a Danish national and have worked in Asia for more than 25 years. I first came to Vietnam in January 1993. I was based in Singapore during the 90’s where I was heading up Maersk Line’s regional shipping organization (MCC Transport). Vietnam was a focus area for us then as trade and FDI increased at a very fast pace. Over a 10-year period we grew our transportation network until we serviced the entire Vietnamese seaboard. The ability to reach international markets efficiently and at a competitive price was as relevant then as it is today.
HCMC has been my home for the past 6 years. It is a pleasure to work in Vietnam again and to witness this country’s incredible transformation.
Executive Director – Head, Transaction Banking – Vietnam
Standard Chartered Bank
Sylvester has over 16 years banking experience having worked in multiple roles across several markets in East Africa and South East Asia during his tenor. He started his career with Standard Chartered Bank in his native land, Kenya, followed by roles in Uganda, Vietnam and Brunei, culminating in his current position.
Sylvester was appointed Head of Transaction Banking, Vietnam effective 1st January 2019. He re-joins Standard Chartered Bank (Vietnam) Limited having previously worked in Vietnam for 6 years (2011-2017), giving him significant market knowledge and deep familiarity with the business and client base.
Sylvester has an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.
HR Manager, Intel Products Vietnam
Yen Pham is the Human Resources manager at Intel Products Vietnam, she has more than 22 years experiences in HR, Yen specializes in HR roles in Manufacturing, focus on employee engagement and Employee relation. She has a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace.
Afternoon Session A
Project Director, USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises Project
To Be Updated
Afternoon Session B
Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam HCMC
Mary has extensive experience helping U.S. businesses thrive in Asia. As U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City from August 2016 to July 2019, she oversaw a period of tremendous growth in the U.S. comprehensive partnership, including two unprecedented visits by a U.S. president to Vietnam in 18 months. Mary actively promoted mutual peace, prosperity, and people-to-people ties in central and southern Vietnam. She particularly focused on strengthening the bilateral trade and investment partnership in the dynamic southern region.
Mary was a member of the senior Foreign Service, with decades of experience in Asia, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to joining the State Department, Mary worked as a Certified Public Accountant and Manager at KPMG’s International and High Tech Tax Division in San Francisco.
Mary begins her Executive Director role with AmCham Vietnam in HCMC on August 19.
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Director & Lecturer, Fulbright University Vietnam
Nguyen Xuan Thanh has twenty years of experience in teaching, designing, and implementing development policies in finance and public investment. At Fulbright University Vietnam, Thanh teaches at the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management. Nguyen Xuan Thanh also is a senior fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Prior to joining the Fulbright School, Thanh served as an official in the municipal government of Ho Chi Minh City.
Thanh’s research interests are banking, public investment, and infrastructure development. His recent and ongoing research projects include financing infrastructure development and cross-ownership in Vietnam’s banking sector.
At the Fulbright School, Thanh teaches courses on Introduction to Public Policy, Local and Regional Development, Appraisal of Public Investment, and Leadership in the Public Sector. He also teaches regularly in the Fulbright School’s executive education and participate in policy dialogues with public sector agencies in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Thanh earned a B.A. (hons) in economics from the University of New Delhi, an M.S. in economics in finance from the University of Warwick, and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
TTS Head, Vietnam
Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi Transaction Services
Jared is the Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS) Head for Vietnam since August 2017, responsible for the Cash Management and Trade products Citi offers to companie s in Vietnam.
Prior to this role, he managed various project management teams in Singapore and Malaysia from 2010 – 2017, setting up from scratch the Citi TTS regional implementation hub in Kuala Lumpur. Jared has 19 years’ experience with Citi, including a stint with the TTS China business as a Business Analyst based in Shanghai from 2005 – 2007.
Jared has a has a Master Degree in International Business Administration with Mandarin language concentration from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University.
Jared is originally from Idaho, USA and has lived in Asia for 15 years.
Michael Kokalari, Chief Economist, VinaCapital
Michael Kokalari, CFA is the Chief Economist of Vietnam’s largest private equity fund manager, VinaCapital ($3b AUM), where he sits on the investment committee and is responsible for guiding the firm’s overall investment strategy.
Mr. Kokalari worked in Vietnam for 10 years, prior to which he was a derivatives trader in Tokyo & London for 15 years, running multi-billion dollar trading books at JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers, and Paribas. Mr Kokalari co-authored the CFA guide to Credit Derivatives, and was a contributor to the book “Risk Management: Foundations for a Changing Financial World (2010)”, along with Nobel Prize winners Myron Scholes and William Sharpe of Stanford University.
Mr. Kokalari holds Masters Degrees in Business, Engineering and Mathematics from Stanford University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.
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Exhibition booth registration
Exhibitor tables are available for rent by both manufacturers and suppliers to display products and services, company profiles, and one (01) standee or backdrop (Table sizes: 1.8m x 0.45m | Standee size: no larger than 1.8m x 0.8m | Backdrop: no larger than 1.8m length and 2m height)
Cost: 5,000,000 VND per company.
Benefits: Each Exhibitor will be provided 2 tickets for entry to AmCham Supplier Day 2019 with Free Floating Matching, Buffet Lunch, and Interactive Expert Workshop Presentations.
COMPANIES WHO PARTICIPATED IN AMCHAM SUPPLIER DAY 2016 – 2018 WILL RECEIVE ONE EXTRA TICKET, AS WELL AS A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT.
Deadline for registration: Please register via the link above and settle your payment no later than October 04, 2019.
Entrance fee for visitors
|Exhibition Space||Free of Charge|
|Morning Workshops||500,000 VND|
|Afternoon Workshops||500,000 VND|
|Buffet Lunch||500,000 VND|
|All-in visitor package (Workshops and Buffet lunch)||1,200,000 VND|
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Registration Deadline: Please register via the link above and settle your payment no later than October 14, 2019.
Special thanks to our sponsors
With the support from Business Associations
For further information, please contact Supplier Day 2019 Team Members through information as follows:
|Ms. Lily Nguyen||Events Manager||[email protected]||+84 8 38243562|
|Mr. Gia Phuc||Admin Lead||[email protected]||+84 28 3824 3743|
|Ms. Minh Thuy||Sponsorship Lead||[email protected]||+84 28 3824 3743|