INVITATION TO
THE 6th VIETNAM HOLDING FORUM
 

VietNam Holding Limited (VNH) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) cordially invite you to attend the 6th Vietnam Holding Forum in the morning of Friday, June 17th, 2011 at the Melia hotel in Hanoi (44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi) on the topic of:

Strategic Management: Short-term View vs. Sustainability
 

The 6th VNH Forum will focus on creating awareness among executives of the key strategic views that Vietnamese and international investors take in their investment decisions. Speakers will demonstrate recent research on implementing crisis management at companies and review the impact of strategic planning on enterprise success. The Forum will introduce a new normative management concept adopting a comprehensive view of success factors in long-term planning as well as day-to-day management. The goal of the VNH Forum is to prepare board members for the best practice implementation of management issues considering short-term vs. long-term sustainability.

With Sustainable development at the heart of the discussion the VNH Forum will address strategic issues for Vietnamese SOEs and small and medium enterprises. Keynote speakers will be Prof. Rolf Dubs, former Dean and President of one of Europe’s leading Universities, the HSG of Switzerland, and Mr. Benjamin McCarron, of Responsible Research in Singapore and former fund manager. Professor Dubs will open the forum with a normative definition of Sustainability, after which Mr. McCarron will give international best practice examples on environmental management issues, product design and talent management.


Following that an interactive panel session will focus on the local context and issues of strategic planning. Panel members will discuss management problems in Vietnam and debate how they are best addressed. Executives from SOEs and SMEs will hear strategy case studies and learn how to use environmental and talent management tools to increase revenue, attract investors and create a strong brand in Vietnam’s business environment.

Keynote speakers will join panel members in discussing strategic value drivers in Vietnam:


Hanoi:

 

  • Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Vice Executive President of VCCI cum Co-Chairman of Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD)
  • Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Former Advisor of MPI
  • Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Young Business Association
  • Mrs. Tran Kim Lien, Chairwoman and CEO of National Seeds JSC.
  • Mr. Benjamin McCarron, Head of Research at Responsible Research Singapore


Please send your confirmation to Ms. Tuong Vi – Office Manager & Event Manager (Vietnam Holding Asset Management Ltd. Representative Office in Hanoi) by Friday, 10th June 2011


Email: vi.tran@vnham.com | Office: (+84-4) 3 946 1525 | Mobile: +84 (0) 906 281588


Registration begins at 8:30AM | Please bring business cards for registration. Thank you very much

 

VIETNAM HOLDING 6th FORUM

Strategic Management: Short-term View vs. Sustainability

Thang Long Ballroom, Melia Hanoi Hotel
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi

Hanoi – June 17th, 2011

Agenda

08:30 – 08:50 Registration


08:50 – 09:00 Opening by
Mrs. Min Hwa Kupfer-Chairperson of VietNam Holding


09:00 – 09:30 Lessons learned from the Global Economic and Financial Crises
Prof. Rolf Dubs, Board of Directors of VietNam Holding, former President of the HSG University (Switzerland)

09:30 – 09:45 Sustainability Case Studies

Mr. Benjamin McCarron, Head of Research at Responsible Research in Singapore

09:45 – 10:15 Tea break


10:15 – 11:20 Panel discussion:

  • Dr. Doan Duy Khuong, Vice Executive President of VCCI cum Co-Chairman of Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD)
  • Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Former Advisor of MPI
  • Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Young Business Association
  • Mrs. Tran Kim Lien, Chairwoman and CEO of National Seeds JSC.
  • Mr. Benjamin McCarron, Head of Research at Responsible Research Singapore
  • Moderator: Prof. Rolf Dubs, Prof. Rolf Dubs, Board of Directors of VietNam Holding, former President of the HSG University (Switzerland)

11:20 – 11:45 Q&A Session


11:45 – 11:50 Closing by
Mr. Doan Duy Khuong, Vice President of VCCI


Professor Rolf Dubs

Biography


Has been involved for many years in numerous Swiss government projects in Vietnam’s education sector, as well as in technical assistance to the country’s financial markets. Professor Dubs is the former President of the HSG University of St. Gallen, Europe’s leading German-speaking Economics University.
Prof. Dubs worked and taught at Harvard and Stanford, as well as several other leading universities. He has a long record to service on the corporate boards of many major Swiss and international corporations.


Benjamin McCarron
Biography


Benjamin was most recently at The Co-operative Asset Management (TCAM), where he led integration of environmental and social analysis in their investment and engagement processes. During his time at The Co-operative Benjamin was the lead author of the Good Companies Guides, published in The Observer, which focused on issues such as gender balance and how sustainability affects business. He has been involved with several collaborative engagements through the PRI and sat as a steering group member on the Forest Footprint Disclosure project.
Benjamin’s previous career as a fund manager included time as a small cap pension fund manager at AXA Framlington, where he managed £100m of small cap UK pension money and significantly outperformed the benchmark. He also co-managed a global technology fund covering IT and healthcare research. Benjamin is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK. He graduated with joint honours in Maths and Philosophy from University College, Oxford.