Roundtable Discussion • Direct Selling Industry in Vietnam, Dec 7, 2012

When: Fri, Dec 7th 2012 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Mekong Ballroom 2 & 3, New World Saigon Hotel, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1 , Ho Chi Minh City

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Event Description

Direct Selling is a global industry with more than $ 153 billion revenues a year, and the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations reported in 2011 that more than 91.5 million people all over the world were engaged in direct selling.

The direct selling industry in Vietnam, being a new and not yet well-understood industry, has major issues to be addressed and a great future to work for. The ultimate objectives of the Roundtable Discussion are to provide new and updated important information about Direct Selling in the world and in Vietnam, to discuss the process and regulations applied in post-market surveillance inspection, as well as tax issues and devaluation of price in direct selling industry in Vietnam.

The Roundtable Discussion is organized by AmCham Vietnam’s Direct Selling Committee (AVDSC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade/Vietnam Competition Administration Department (MoIT / VCAD), and supported by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), with the objective of calling for the involvement of all concerned parties to make the direct selling business in Vietnam a strong, healthy, valuable, and sustainable industry.

We expect there will be over 100 participants, including government representatives from central and local authorities, Departments of Industry and Trade (DoIT) representatives from big cities and provinces, AmCham Vietnam members and direct selling industry members in Vietnam.


08:00-09:00 Press conference
08:30-09:00 Welcome Guests
09:00-09:10 Welcome Remarks
. Mr. Sesto Vecchi, Governor, AmCham Vietnam (HCMC)
09:10-09:15 AmCham Direct Selling Committee (AVDSC) Introduction
. Ms. Ha Thi Quynh Tram, AVDSC’s Chairwoman
09:15-09:35 Overview of Global Direct Selling Industry
. Advantages of Direct Selling, WFDSA Member Associations’ Activities
. Global Code of Ethics
. Ms. Tamuna Gabilaia, Executive Direct, World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA)
09:35-10:15 How to recognize a serious Direct Sales Company – Mr. Johan De Geer, Managing Director, Oriflame Vietnam
09:35-10:15 Direct Selling – Creating Positive Opportunities in Vietnam – Mr. Scott R. Balfour, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Amway
10:15-10:30 Tea break
10:30-10:50 Direct Selling law model of New Zealand
. Direct Selling of New Zealand – Mr. Garth Willie, Executive Director
10:50-11:10 Direct Selling Model of Malaysia
. Direct Selling Association of Malaysia – Mr. Lawrence Cheah, Executive Director
11:10-11:30 Q&A and Discussion
11:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30-14:00 DS in Viet Nam : Industry Overview: DS growth despite economic downturn
. Mr. Bach Van Mung, Head of Vietnam Competition Authority Department – Ministry of Industry and Trade
14:00-14:15 AmCham Direct Selling Committee’s Code of Ethics
. Ms. Tran Ngoc Han, AVDSC’s Code Administrator
14:15-14:30 Can EDUCATION supporting change in the perception toward Direct Selling business?-
Ms. Pakapun Leevutinu, President, Nu Skin Thailand and Vietnam
14:30-15:00 Q&A


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Ms Thuy Nguyen / Ms Mai Huong, Tel: 08 3824 35 62, Fax: 08 3824 35 72

Fee: 850,000 vnd / Member 1,050,000 vnd / Non-member