CEOs share their thoughts before Horasis Asia Meeting 2018

Monday, Nov 26, 2018 07:42

Convened by Horasis: The Global Visions Community, the Horasis Asia Meeting 2018, will open on Nov 26 in the high-tech development zone of Binh Duong New City. Senior leaders from Vietnamese and foreign companies spoke to Viet Nam News about their expectations for this important international event.

Pham Hong Hai, CEO of HSBC Viet Nam

Pham Hong Hai, CEO of HSBC Viet Nam

Horasis Asia Meeting has built its prestige around the world as an international investment forum providing a comprehensive view of the success of the Asian economy.

With hundreds of guests from international organisations, the forum’s meetings and dialogues with leading speakers help connect investors from multinational corporations and other markets to the Vietnamese market.

As the conference host, Binh Duong has a chance to enhance its image as a commercial hub in front of many international partners and investors. With participation of the top leaders across Asia, the event is a strong platform for the province to strengthen its solid competitive edge. Opportunities to promote trade are huge, and Binh Duong can leverage further on this big international event to stimulate investment.

Recently, we’ve seen a rising trend of protectionism and nationalism in the world, but it’s important to note that regional and global issues can’t be resolved by one single country or company. Horasis Asia provides a platform for country and business leaders to work together to resolve regional and global issues collaboratively and effectively.

We’ve just celebrated ASEAN’s 50th anniversary of unity, so the forum is a great way to send a message to the world that ASEAN is working together to drive growth and prosperity in the region.

Viet Nam, as the host of the event, is the rising star of ASEAN and a great example of how success was created by opening up its economy and integrating into the region and the world. I hope that the principle of connecting and collaborating will drive ASEAN to the next level. Together we thrive.

Don Lam, CEO of VinaCapital

Don Lam, CEO of VinaCapital

It’s great that the Horasis Asia meeting is being held in Viet Nam this year. While I know many of my fellow attendees, this is a good opportunity to meet new people and showcase Viet Nam’s development. This in turn could lead to future investment in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam’s macroeconomic conditions remain strong: GDP growth is targeted for 6.6 per cent in 2019; inflation is under control; manufacturing is expanding; and foreign investment continues to flow into the country.

Although the stock market doesn’t reflect it, Viet Nam has one of the most vibrant economies in the world, and the investment opportunities here continue to be abundant.

Horasis gives me the chance to share ideas and experiences with people from other parts of the region and world. In many instances, the relationships have led to business partnerships.

VinaCapital is celebrating its 15thanniversary this year, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved. Foreign investors’ interest in Viet Nam continues to rise: we had a record attendance at our annual conference this year.

But I’m even more excited by what the future holds. The investment environment has come a long way since 2003, and VinaCapital is evolving in terms of the products we offer to investors so that we can continue to play a role in the country’s continuing economic transformation.

Truong Gia Binh, chairman of FPT Corporation

Truong Gia Binh, chairman of FPT Corporation

Together with other global corporations during the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we recognise the tremendous need for strategic consulting and implementation of digital transformation.

Horasis is a meeting place for collaboration and a place to learn. Every year, Horasis organises meetings to promote solutions to the most important challenges facing multinational corporations.

Horasis offers a comprehensive look at the activities that drive Asia’s economic success and the way businesses in Asia interact regionally as well as globally.

At Horasis 2018, delegates will join in dialogues on new business models, micro start-ups and smart-city solutions. Vietnamese businesses will not only learn about business models and governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but also have the opportunity to connect with leading corporations.

FPT Corporation has gained this kind of experience in our regular participation in international events, such as the World Economic Forum, where every year we introduce to leading corporations our services and solutions that use advanced technology. Many of these corporations are long-term customers of FPT.

With the strength of our 15 years of pioneering success, as well as our 15,000 engineers and experience with the world’s leading partners, FPT wants to bring the message that we are ready to provide global digital transformation solutions for global corporations. This will also help raise Viet Nam’s position on the world technology map.— VNS

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