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Hanoi, November 8th, 2018


Subject: Invitation to join Vietnam Export Forum

Dear Sir/Madam,

            On behalf of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), I would like to send sincere thanks to your valuable cooperation and support in recent years.

            Vietnam’s export sector has recently played a crucial role in the country's economic growth, expected to reach a turnover of US$240 billion in 2018, an increase of 10-12% over 2017. According to the plan to increase Vietnam’s export competitiveness to 2020, vision to 2030 issued by the Prime Minister, the general objectives are to enhance the competitiveness of Vietnamese exports in the world market, achieve trade balance by 2020, and take a trade surplus in 2021-2030.

            To further implement resolutions of the Political Bureau and the Vietnamese Government of Vietnam on promoting the important role of the business community and entrepreneurs, particularly supporting exporters in Vietnam to overcome difficulties, responding international advanced standards and high standards in new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) that Vietnam are participating in, and facilitating trade to expand international markets, VCCI cooperated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (JCC) to organize Vietnam Export Forum with the theme:

                                                 “Promoting Vietnam’s Linkages to Global Value Chains”

                                                     Time: 08:00 – 16:00 Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

                                          Venue: Convention Center, 272 Vo Thi Sau, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

            To help VCCI’s Program obtain good results, support exporters in Vietnam to expand business relations and foreign markets, and partly contribute to the sustainable growth of Vietnam’s economy, VCCI would like to receive your cooperation and support in actively joining the above activities of the Forum. Please kindly see the attached files for more details of the Forum.

Thank you and Best regards,

Dr. Vu Tien Loc

VCCI Chairman & President


AGENDA (Tentative)


“Promoting Vietnam’s Linkages to Global Value Chains”

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Convention Center, 272 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Host:              Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Co-host:        American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh (AmCham HCM)

                       The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in HCM (JCCH)



+ Representatives from the Government of Vietnam, ministries, economics research institutes
+ Leaders from provinces and cities, trade promotion centers
+ Representatives from embassies, trade promotion organizations of foreign countries in Vietnam
+ Business associations, exporters in Vietnam
+ Media agencies



08:00 – 08:30


08:30 – 09:20

Plenary Session

- Welcome Remarks, VCCI President

- Welcome Remarks, HCMC People’s Committee (TBC)

- Welcome Remarks, AmCham

- Welcome Remar

ks, JETRO and JCCH

- Keynote Speech, Government of Vietnam (TBC)

09:20 – 09:50

How to Connect to Global Value Chains

Mr. Frank Weiand, IESC, USAID LinkSME Linkages Manager

09:50 – 10:10

How to Finance your Exports in Global Value Chains

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Tung, General Director, OCB

10:10 - 10.30

Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00


Solutions to enhance the competitiveness of Vietnam’s exports in global value chains

 - How to Communicate B2B in International Value Chains --  EDI DiCentral

 - How to improve logistics and seaport services to facilitate exports, Bee Logistics

 - How to Establish Trust in Global Value Chains, Vietnam Credit

 - How to Insure your participation in Global Value Chains (cargo, product liability), AEGIS, Bao Viet Insurance Corp.

Panel Discussion: 

Speakers: DiCentral, Bee Logistics, Vietnam Credit, AEGIS, Bao Viet Insurance Corp.

Moderator: VCCI/AmCham

12:00 – 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:40 – 14:05

Opportunities for Vietnamese exporters

TAKIMOTO Koji, Chief Representative of JETRO HCM, Vice President of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in HCM City

14:05 – 14:30


Updates on policies to attract more investment in agriculture sector; How to meet global safety standards for Vietnam’s agricultural exports

Department of Processing Agricultural Products and Market Development (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development)

14:30 – 15:00

Connecting Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry businesses with global value chains and finance

Christy Owen, USAID Green Invest Asia, Chief of Party

15:00 – 15:30


How to Cope - Global Value Chains and Global Trade Conflict

Herb Cochran, Senior Advisor, Trade Facilitation, AmCham/VTFA

Nestor Scherbey, Senior Advisor, Global Alliance Trade Facilitation

15:30 – 16:00

Discussions & Networking

16:00 – 16.10

Closing Remarks

16.10 – 19.00

Networking Reception


Registration File Download link: dang ky tham du - Registration 16.11.docx