Business Opportunities and Projects in Central Vietnam

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Date:     Thursday, 12 January 2017     

Time:     2:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Venue:  SBF Seminar Room 2

             Level 21, Keppel Towers,

             10 Hoe Chiang Road, S089315



Fee per pax:   

Complimentary for Members of SBF and Invited Guests of Partners

$100 (before GST) for Non-members



Office wear (shirt & tie for gentlemen) Participants improperly attired (e.g. T-shirts, Bermudas, shorts, slippers, track shoes) will be denied entry for the event.


The trade and business links between Singapore and Vietnam have grown from strength to strength over the years. With a GDP forecast of 6.3% in 2017 by Asian Development Bank, Vietnam represents a hotbed for Singaporean Investment. Singapore is Vietnam’s third largest investor, coming in behind Japan and South Korea.  It is also Vietnam’s sixth largest trading partner.


Most recently, Singapore sovereign-wealth fund GIC announced its plans to acquire a 7.73 percent stake, worth approximately $400 million, in Vietcombank, Vietnam’s largest bank, signaling Singapore’s heightened interest in Vietnam. As Vietnam’s economy matures and its consumer market grows, providing food and lifestyle services and urban solutions are potential fields Singapore companies have been encouraged to venture into.


The Singapore Business Federation has convened a seminar on Business Opportunities and Projects in Central Vietnam to share key investment climate and priority sectors in Thua Thien Hue Province, a leading economic zone of Central Vietnam.


Seminar Highlights

    «  Business Opportunities and Projects in Thua Thien Hue Province, Central Vietnam

    «  Legal and Tax Considerations for Businesses Setting up in Vietnam

    «  Case Study of A Successful Singapore Company in Thua Thien Hue Province – Banyan Tree

    «  Business Matching & Networking with People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province, Department of Planning and Investment and business delegates

Who should Participate

Companies from the following sectors are strongly encouraged to participate and explore potential projects in Central Vietnam:
• Port Infrastructure & Auxiliary Services   • Tourism (Resort, Cruise Ship Operations, etc)  

• Agriculture, Aqua-culture & Food Processing   • Medical Tourism   • Manufacturing

• Wholesale, Distribution and Trading  

For more information on investment opportunities in Thua Thien Hue Province, please visit



2:00 pm

Opening by Singapore Business Federation

By Ms. Alaxys Liu

Manager, ASEAN, Global Business Division, Singapore Business Federation

2:05 pm


By Mr. Peter Daniel

Managing Director of Edunational Pte Ltd

Official Representative of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province in Singapore

2:20 pm

Welcome Remarks

By Mr. Nguyen Van Cao

Chairman, People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province

2:35 pm

Video Clip of Thua Thien Hue Investment Opportunities

2:50 pm

Investment Opportunities and Projects in Thua Thien Hue Province for Singapore Companies

By Mr. Phan Canh Huy

Head of Foreign Economic Relations Division, Department of Planning and Investment, Thua Thien Hue Province

3:20 pm

Legal and Tax Considerations for Businesses in Vietnam

By Mr Giles T. Cooper

Partner, Duane Morris Vietnam LLC

3:50 pm

Success story of a Singapore Business in Thua Thien Hue Province

: Banyan Tree’s Integrated Resort Project (

By Mr. Gavin Herholdt

General Director, Banyan Tree Lang Co

4:10 pm

Royal Caribbean Cruises’s Investment Practice in Chan May Lang Co Economic Zone

By Mr. Sean Sering Treacy

Managing Director, Singapore & Southeast Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

4:30 pm

Q & A  Panel Discussion

4:45 pm

Business Networking & Tea Reception with Business Delegates from Thua Thien Hue Province

5:15 pm

End of Session

Registration closes on 10 January 2017, 5pm, or when event is full.

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