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Join this event with an all-star cast of senior business leaders to get the inside story on how the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) works, what happened at the 2019 VBF held in Hanoi on January 10, and how we can strengthen VBF’s effectiveness in advocating for a better business climate in Vietnam.

The VBF is an ongoing public-private policy dialogue channel between the Government of Vietnam and the business community, foreign and domestic, aimed at improving the business climate in Vietnam.  As a founding member of VBF, AmCham participates throughout the year to represent the concerns of our member companies, both through our AmCham VBF representative and active participation by AmCham business leaders in many of its working groups.  Join us for an interactive panel discussion to gain insights on the business policy outlook for Vietnam in 2020.

AmCham Vietnam 2019 VBF Position Paper (EN)

AmCham Vietnam 2019 VBF Position Paper (VN)

Link to VBF White Paper 2019


04:00 PM Registration
04:30 PM Welcome by AmCham Vietnam-HCMC Chairwoman Amanda Rasmussen
04:35 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A session moderated by AmCham Vietnam-HCMC Executive Director Mary Tarnowka with:

Mr. Alain Cany, VBF Co-Chair from 2012-2014, Country Chairman of Jardine Matheson Group

Ms. Virginia Foote, VBF Co-Chair from 2014-2016 & 2019, AmCham Hanoi and AmCham Vietnam National Chair, President and CEO, Bay Global Strategies

Mr. Fred Burke, AmCham Vietnam 2020 VBF Representative, VBF Trade and Investment Working Group Head, Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Dominic Scriven, VBF Capital Markets Working Group Head, Chairman of Dragon Capital

Mr. John Rockhold, VBF Power and Energy Group Head, AmCham Hanoi Board of Governors (BOG) member, CEO of ChanMay Energy

Mr. Mark Gillin, VBF Tax and Customs Working Group Head, AmCham Vietnam-HCMC BOG member, Director of AIM

Mr. Tony Foster, VBF Infrastructure Working Group Head, Partner, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer

Mr. Chung Seck, Vice President of Singapore Business Group, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Mr.  Kenneth Atkinson, VBF Tourism Working Group Head

06:00 PM Cocktail reception networking
07:30 PM Event ends


AmCham & BBGV Members: VND 950,000 | Non-members: VND 1,200,000

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.