Opportunities with Vietnam
When: Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: University of Southern California, University Club,
705 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089.
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What: Breakfast provided and hosted by the Marshall School of Business’ International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) MBA Progan
Meet with and learn from a high-ranking delegation from Vietnam. The delegation will discuss the opportunities and potentials of doing business with and in Vietnam. Vietnam has been a WTO member since 2007 and is an active participant in the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. By 2015 Vietnam is anticipated to achieve significant regional integration with other ASEAN nations as the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect. We will discuss what these and other factors mean for U.S. companies wanting to do business in Vietnam and ASEAN. The program will also look at the Binh Duong Province, an important driver of the country’s economy and an important provider of opportunities for U.S. companies.
Binh Duong Province is strategically located near Ho Chi Minh City in the Southern Key Economic Zone (SKEZ), which accounted for more than 70 percent of the country’s export revenue in the last several years. The province is advantageous for U.S. companies that want to access Vietnam because of its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City and its competitive cost of doing business.
Becamex is Vietnam’s largest industrial park developer and operator and has contributed substantially to the economic development of Binh Duong Province. Current major projects of Becamex include the Binh Duong New City, a mega-project with many opportunities for U.S. corporations.
Who Should Attend:
• Supply Chains (Packaging, Components, Parts, etc)
• Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Related Industries
• High-Tech, Electrical & Home Appliances
• Electronic & Telecommunication Equipment, IT, Gaming, Software
• Food and Agro-Business, Machinery, Processing Technology, Animal Feed, etc
• Property Developers (Shopping Center, Luxury Retail, Condo, Hotel & Hospitality, Entertainment & Sport Center, etc)
• Investment Fund & Banking
Mr. Christopher Runckel,
First US diplomat officially assigned to Vietnam after the war,
President of Runckel & Associates
Mr. Vo Son Dien, Senior Advisory and Director of Marketing, Becamex Corp., Vietnam
Mr. Tran Van Liu, Head of Binh Duong Business Department, Binh Duong Province
Mr. William Dao, US and Canada Representative, Becamex Corp., Vietnam
Mr. Brad Wald, President, Acrylic Idea (Vietnam)
Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, USC Marshall School of Business
This event is complimentary, however pre-registration is required.
Twenty-five seats available, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To register please contact Katherine Estrada at Kestrada@asiasociety.org or 213.821.2116