Background

This is a country that is still on the rise, with a vibrant young population and an expanding middle class. And that means opportunity for Britain, and British businesses..." − Prime Minister David Cameron (on his first official visit to Viet Nam from 29-30 July, 2015).

The remarkable developments of Viet Nam during the last 30 years are coupled with drastic economic reforms, which by nature aim to enhance market mechanisms for economic activities, unleash internal strengths and improve competitiveness. In 2014, the growth rate reached 5.98%. The current growth momentums of Viet Nam lie in the comprehensive economic restructuring on public investment, financial market, state-owned enterprises and strategic breakthroughs on market economy institution, infrastructure modernization and human resources development. Up to now, foreign-invested sector remains a significant source of growth for the Vietnamese Economy, accounting for nearly 20% of GDP, 22% of total investment, supplying two thirds of merchandise export and provides a quarter of employment in the enterprise sector.

Organized by the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the Viet Nam - UK Network and Harvey Nash Group, the Viet Nam Economic Forum will provide an excellent opportunity for UK businesses exchange information with representatives from the government of Viet Nam and entrepreneurs on economic situation, legal framework and investment opportunities in Viet Nam and to seek business partners. 

The Forum is honored to have Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh inaugurated. The Forum is expected to attract 150 participants, including delegates from the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, Vietnamese provinces, UK Trade & Investment, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnamese and UK businesses. The Forum will be organized in two panel discussions followed by a business matching session.

The panel discussions will focus on updating on Viet Nam economy, investment environment and development strategy; updating on Free Trade Agreement Negotiation between Viet Nam and the EU, TPP and other important FTAs and implication for UK businesses; tapping on specific business opportunities with Vietnamese enterprises and provinces.

For further information about event participation or sponsorship, please contact business@vietnamdiscovery.co.uk.

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Agenda

Date: Thursday, 10th Sep 2015   Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storeys Gate, London SW1H 9NH


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Note: This Agenda is subject to change.

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