Vietnam has emerged in recent years as an increasingly attractive destination in South East Asia for companies seeking to reduce costs and accelerate manufacturing diversification in the global playground. With its large young working population and a robust network of trade agreements, Vietnam has been one of the key recipients of FDI in the manufacturing sector. Vietnam also provides the gateway for companies to access other strategic markets in the region. The British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam cordially invite you to join us in this webinar as our experts share valuable insight about the Vietnam economic success story, and what Vietnam has to offer in terms of supply chain and investment environment.
Date: Thursday 24th September 2020
Time: 4.00 PM Indochina Time (GMT+7) / 10.00 AM UK Time (GMT+1)
Cost: Free of Charge
- The Vietnam Economic Success Story by Mr. Ken Atkinson – Founder & Senior Board Adviser, Grant Thornton Vietnam
- Supply Chain in Vietnam by Mr. Alexander Falter – General Director, ECCO Vietnam
- Investment Environment in the North of Vietnam by Ms. Tiffany Trang Pham – Head of EU & US Market, DEEP C Industrial Zones
- Investment Environment in the South of Vietnam Mr. Kazama Toshio – Deputy General Director, Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
1/ KEN ATKINSON – FOUNDER & SENIOR BOARD ADVISER, GRANT THORNTON VIETNAM
Ken Atkinson started his career in international banking and after 14 years, including assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, he set up his own consultancy business. With over 42 years emerging market experience and 40 years Asian experience, Ken has undertaken corporate finance transactions in many emerging markets worldwide (Eastern Europe, the People’s Republic of China and several other countries in South East Asia). Ken has been working almost exclusively in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR during the last 30 years and was the Founder of Grant Thornton Vietnam, a member firm of Grant Thornton International. His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, which also included senior roles in capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors. He has broad experience in advising Clients including on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring, corporate restructuring and equity funding.
2/ ALEXANDER FALTER - GENERAL DIRECTOR, ECCO VIETNAM
Alexander is Managing Director of ECCO Vietnam Ltd and is responsible for the wholly-owned production operations of the Danish brand in Vietnam. Alexander joined ECCO in early 2016 following 8 years as founder of sustainable fashion garment manufacturer Vert Company in Northern Vietnam. Alexander has a broad range of experience at Managing Director level in the fashion and footwear sector along with turn-key project completion, supply chain management and stakeholder communication. Alexander has a pan-European background and is multi-lingual. He is of dual British/German nationality though born and raised in Switzerland. He has lived in the UK, Spain, and for the past 12 years, in Vietnam. Alexander is married to Thuy and has one daughter.
3/ TIFFANY TRANG PHAM - HEAD REPRESENTATIVE OF EU & US MARKET IN VIETNAM, DEEP C INDUSTRIAL ZONES
Tiffany graduated master’s in international business management at Deakin University, Australia. She has an extensive international working experience in highly customer-focused environment across different industries including industrial real estate, legal consultancy and hospitality in Singapore, Australia, and Vietnam. Tiffany joined DEEP C industrial zones as head representative of European and USA market in Vietnam, where she advises and provides start-to-finish solutions to international investors looking to establish their projects in northern Vietnam.
4/ KAZAMA TOSHIO – DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR, PHU MY 3 SPECIALIZED INDUSTRIAL PARK
Mr. Kazama Toshio has over 40 years of experience in the fields of industrial machinery and equipment as well as industrial real estate investment and management in different countries over the world. He started his career at Nissho Iwai – a precursor of Sojitz Corporation which is one of top global trading and investment firms. Kazama Toshio has spent the last 18 years working in Vietnam as General Director of Long Binh (Loteco) and Long Duc industrial park invested by Sojitz Corporation in Dong Nai province. Since 2015, he has worked in Thanh Binh Phu My JSC as the role of Deputy General Director to set up the investment and management of Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Simultaneously, Mr. Kazama has acted as a Senior Advisor of Japan Desk belonging to the Department of Planning and Investment of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, which supports Ba Ria – Vung Tau’s Government to the development of policy and economic growth as well as attraction of investment in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.