Australia and Vietnam hold a shared vision for innovation. Scientific and technological advancement and leading-edge business practices create value and drive sustained economic growth. In this forum, a panel of business leaders discuss how they capitalised on innovation to take advantage of the emerging opportunities presented by strengthened Australia-Vietnam relations.

Moderator: Dr Kelly Strzepek (Australian Government’s newly appointed Innovation Champion in Vietnam)


  • James Kirton – General Manager, Intermalt
  • Jimmy Pham – Founder and Executive Chairman, KOTO
  • Malcolm Yow – Senior Solutions Delivery Manager CBA Digital Solutions, Commonwealth Bank
  • Dang Quoc Tuan: Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Viet Uc

Expected attendees:

Businesses in Vietnam, but also being branded an APEC event, and with the support of DER, those foreign delegates here in Vietnam for APEC).