Event Details

November 07, 2017

Registration: 09:00 - 17:00

Ariyana Danang Exhibition and Conference Centre

Free of charge

[Standard Disclaimer: This event is not an AusCham event. It is promoted in good faith below as an event that may or may not be of interest to AusCham’s members.]

[Note: The Vietnam Business Summit website will only allow online registrations from 15 September 2017. Until then, you may write to contact@vietnambusinesssummit2017.com.vn or email execdirector@auschamvn.org ]

  • For Australian businesses wishing to connect with leaders of specific provinces, please email execdirector@auschamvn.org AusCham can help facilitate these meetings through our relationship (MOU) with the Department of Foreign Affairs for Provinces.

Under the theme “Vietnam: We mean Business!”, the Vietnam Business Summit will be held on 7 November 2017 at the Ariyana Convention Centre (ACC).

This is an important international event within the framework of APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang.

The Vietnam Business Summit is honored to welcome the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the leaders of Vietnamese ministries and local government. The Summit also opens its doors to the representatives of prominent international organizations, as well as academics and hundreds of business leaders from not only Asia Pacific but also global enterprises.

The Summit is an opportunity for foreign investors to find out about the economic development policies, along with the investment and cooperation potentials in Vietnam. For domestic and foreign enterprises, the event is also an occasion to meet, to connect and to share the information regarding the trade and integration trends, as well as the cooperation experience in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific region.

Particularly, in parallel with the Summit, “Vietnam – Reliable and Potential Business Partner” exhibition is organized with the participation of Vietnam provinces, promoting their typical products and projects for calling investment. The event will offer an opportunity for foreign partners and investors to directly approach and learn about potential for commerce, investment, and tourism in Vietnam; to meet and enhance the cooperative relationship with the leaders, promotion agencies, and enterprises of each province.

Further information

The APEC CEO Summit will be held in Danang the following day (8-10 November 2017).


PROPOSED PROGRAM (as of 20 August 2017)


Da Nang, November 07, 2017

“Vietnam: We Mean Business!”

08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.25 Session I: Vietnam – Turning Point of Reform
09.00 – 09.10 Opening remarks

Speaker: VCCI President & Chairman Dr Vu Tien Loc

09.10 – 09.20 “Da Nang welcomes APEC”

Speaker: Leader of Da Nang City

09.20 – 10.05 Keynote speech on the turning point of the reform, the business and investment environment in Vietnam

Speaker: Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc

10.05 – 10.25 Vietnam – Leading emerging markets

Speaker: PwC

10.25 – 10.45 Q&A
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break
10.45 – 12.30 Private meetings between Prime Minister and CEOs
11.00 – 12.30 Session II: Business investment opportunities – Why Vietnam?
11.00 – 11.05 Vietnam’s economic achievements (video)
  Moderator: Dr Vo Tri Thanh – Chairman of VNCPECC
11.05 – 11.25 APEC and Vietnam: Economic integration and business opportunities

Speaker: Dr Philipp RÖsler – Head of Regional and Government Engagement, Member of the Managing Board –

World Economic Forum


11.25 – 11.50 Sharing success: Cooperation between Vietnamese business and APEC enterprises

Speaker: Mr Nguyen Thanh Hung – ABAC Vietnam – Chairman of Sovico Holding

11.50 – 12.10 Sharing success: The experience of APEC enterprises in Vietnam

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Choi – Chairman of Sunwah Group

12.10 – 12.30 Discussion
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
12.30 – 13.30 Private Luncheon with Prime Minister

(Participants:  Selected CEOs, Provincial leaders)



Session III: Breakout Sessions
13.30 – 15.00:                                      
Smart Agriculture Financial Services Heath care, Education
Moderator: World Bank Moderator: IMF Moderator: Amcham/US Chamber of Commerce
Speaker: Speaker: Speaker:
13.30 – 13.45 Development orientations and state policies for Vietnam’s agricultural sector

Leader of Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

13.30 – 13.45 Development orientations and state policies on Vietnam’s financial services

Leader of State Bank of Vietnam

13.30 – 13.50 Reforms and opportunities for international cooperation in Vietnam’s health care sector

Leader of Vietnam Ministry of Health

13.45 – 14.15 Development plans of provinces: Introduction of agricultural project(s) calling for foreign investment

Leader of Mekong  Delta, /Tay Nguyen/Lao Cai  provinces

13.45 – 14.15 Financial services for SMEs


13.50 – 14.10 Privatization  and the role of the private sector in education development of Vietnam

Leader of Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training


14.15 – 14.45 Business experience in smart agriculture/Solutions to improve the quality of agricultural products/Trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and APEC in agriculture

2 Business Representatives (1 Vietnamese, 1 foreign;  suggested sectors: rice, coffee, tea, etc.)

14.15 – 14.45 Commercial banks and the supply of financial services in Vietnam

1 Representative from banking sector or a financial  company in Vietnam

14.10 – 14.30 Cooperation in health services in Vietnam


14.45 – 15.00 Discussion 14.45 – 15.00 Discussion 14.30 – 14.50 Cooperation in education services in Vietnam

1 Vietnamese Business Representative

        14.50 – 15.00 Discussion
15.00 – 15.15: Break
15.15 – 16.45:
Infrastructure, Connectivity Tourism and special economic zone (SEZ) SMEs, start-ups and innovation
Moderator: ADB Moderator:  Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, or a foreign tourism enterprise Moderator: 1 foreign IT giant (Facebook, Google )
Speaker: Speaker: Speaker:
15.15 – 15.35 Development orientation  and state policies on infrastructure of Vietnam

Leader of Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment

15.15 – 15.45 APEC connecting tourism

1  foreign tourism enterprise



15.15 – 15.30 SMEs, start-ups, and innovation

Leader of  Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology


15.35 – 15.55 Introduction of infrastructure project(s) calling for foreign investment

Leader of Ministry of Transportation

15.45 – 16.00 Development orientations and state policies on tourism in  Vietnam

Leader of Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

15.30 – 15.45 4.0 industrial revolution and business opportunities

Leader of Ministry of Information and Communication


15.55 – 16.35 Sharing experience in infrastructure/logistics investment in Vietnam/Proposing a project on infrastructure development between Vietnam and APEC

1 Vietnamese enterprise

1 foreign logistics company

(FedEx / DHL / UPS)

16.00 – 16.30  SEZs: Potentials for development and business

Introduction of Phu Quoc, Van Don, Van Phong SEZs

15.45 – 16.00 SMEs: connecting value chains and supporting industries

Leader of Ministry of Industry and Trade


16.35 – 16.45 Discussion 16.30 – 16.45 Discussion 16.00 – 16.30 Sharing experience in start-ups

1 Representative of investment fund

        16.30 – 16.45 Discussion
16.45 – 17.15: Press conference