UK-VN Business Forum to take place in London

Thursday, Oct 04, 2018 18:34

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More than 150 government officials and business leaders from the UK and Viet Nam will gather at the UK-Viet Nam Business Forum held in London on October 9.

The UK-ASEAN Business Council, along with the Vietnamese Embassy in London, will host the forum to celebrate the 45th anniversary of UK-Viet Nam diplomatic relations.

The Forum will feature a keynote address by Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and bring together over 150 government officials and business leaders from the UK and Viet Nam to discuss Viet Nam’s future economic outlook and opportunities for UK businesses.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about this dynamic market in Southeast Asia, network with government officials and business leaders and hear first-hand from British success stories in Viet Nam.

According to the Asian Development Bank, Viet Nam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with an expected growth rate of 7.1 per cent in 2018. Currently, 70 per cent of the population is under 35 years of age and by 2050, Viet Nam’s population is expected to reach 120 million.

As a member of ASEAN, APEC and the CPTPP, Viet Nam is increasingly integrating itself into the global economy through free trade agreements and business-friendly policy reforms. With an increasingly educated workforce and a growing middle class, Viet Nam has positioned itself to be a significant part of the global supply chain and a vibrant economic hub to do business with Southeast Asia. — VNS

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