Forbes magazine to host business meet

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 08:15

The event's keynote speakers will include Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Vu Duc Dam. — File Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — The monthly business magazine Forbes Viet Nam has announced its first annual business forum with the theme "Viet Nam – Fresh Opportunities" to be held in HCM City, on July 3.

The event's keynote speakers will include Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Vu Duc Dam, Forbes' publisher Rich Karlgaard, and Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan, founder of Berjaya corporation.

"Viet Nam's economy has emerged from a difficult period and has been showing signs of recovery. There remain many challenges, but also many new opportunities," he said.

"Forbes Viet Nam's Annual Business Forum, the biggest business event this year, will gather top Vietnamese and international business leaders and entrepreneurs to engage in discussions on important economic and business issues, as well as investment opportunities as Viet Nam enters a new chapter," a press release from Forbes Viet Nam said.

"This will be an opportunity for business leaders to discuss and explore investment opportunities, and share business development experiences," Henry Nguyen, chairman of Interactive Media, which organises commercial activities for Forbes Viet Nam, said in a press release.

There will be more than 20 leading speakers from the government, organisations such as World Bank, Fulbright Economist School, and major corporations such as REE, IDG Ventures Viet Nam, Minh Long I, Phu My Hung, ICP, Intel, FPT, VNG, Jobstreet, Thai Binh Shoes. The more than 400 delegates will include CEOs of international and local companies.

Three major topics will be discussed: Fostering Economic Growth, Rising To the Top, and Capital for Expansion and Investing in Innovation. — VNS

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