[Co-Host] Tourism Sector Ideas for Growth in Troubled Times – Breakfast Briefing, HCMC


Covid-19 is putting the global travel and tourism industry under immense pressure and creating opportunities in Vietnam as the country redevelops its domestic market. Vietnam has seen some early success in virus containment and economy starting to reopen. Vietnam needs a boost in these trouble times and  a guide to understand the business nature and common practices is therefore essential.

Join selected experts from the Tourism and Hospitality industry at our  event who will share ideas on how hotels and companies are mapping their way out of the crisis. The seminar is focused on the exchange of  knowledge exchange via a panel discussion themed “Tourism Sector Ideas for Growth in Trouble Times”, followed by a Q&A session.


 Fiona Susan Terry

Group HR Manager, The Al Fresco’s Group (AFG Vietnam)

Fiona has been living and working in HCMC, Vietnam for the past 15 years. She initially came to Vietnam on a work trip as a  Melbourne teacher and took a position as one of the foundation teachers at AIS-Saigon.  Fiona is a Member of the AusCham Board of Directors and has previously served as the AusCham Executive Secretary.

Fiona has worked in supporting the INGO sector, RMIT Vietnam and now with AFG Vietnam as Group HR Manager.  Fiona is an ever present  member within the local community and especially in the support of Loreto Vietnam.  She describes herself as fiercely “grounded” and ensures the Australian common sense prevails in anything she involves herself in.



Kenneth Atkinson

Executive Chairman

Grant Thornton Vietnam

With over 44 years emerging market experience and 42 years Asian experience, Ken has managed 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 extensive experience in the hospitality sector having worked for owners, developers and operators on a consultancy basis.


Craig Douglas

Executive Vice President, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings

Based in South East Asia since 2002 with the past 8 years in Vietnam, Craig has over 20 years of hotel experience. Previously, he held a number of GM positions for Accor, SALA resorts, and Six Senses properties. Over the past  years, Craig has been in asset management roles, managing portfolios for VinaCapital, Crescent Point, and BRG Group.



Linh Le

Principal & Co-Founder, Luxperia DMC

An award winning marketing and business development specialist, Linh is a creative, pragmatic leader excited about technology, data and digital marketing. Key specialties include leadership, change management, systems implementation, strategy, business planning, public and keynote speaking. Linh has delivered multiple projects including technology change, cross market media campaigns, multi-dimensional business strategies and PR campaigns (including crisis communications) whilst managing up to 230 staff located around the world in the UK, Australia, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America in Hospitality and Tourism sectors.

Event Details

 May 28, 2020

Registration: 08:30 – 10:00

 Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

 AusCham & Co-hosted Member: 700.000 VND/person | Non-Member: 900.000 VND/person | Includes Breakfast


Register contact

 028 3832 9912