[Co-host] Vietnam Business Forum – Key Outcomes and Outlook: The Inside Story

  • Date: March 01st, 2022 | 4:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Venue: New World Hotel Saigon & Online | 75 Le Lai, District 1 HCMC
  • Ticket:
    • Online: VND 500,000 for AmCham, EuroCham, ICHAM and Co-host members | VND 650,000 for non-members
    • In-person: VND 950,000 AmCham, EuroCham, ICHAM and Co-host members | VND 1,100,000 for non-members

You are invited to join this special hybrid event co-organized by EuroCham and AmCham to learn the inside story and key outcomes from the February 18th Technical Sessions and February 21th High-level VBF with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and the outlook for Vietnam and the VBF for 2022.

IFC Acting Country Director Amy Luinstra will offer opening remarks. Outgoing VBF Co-Chair and JCCI Board Member Tetsu Funayama will share his perspective on key outcomes for 2021. AmCham VBF Representative Fred Burke will moderate a discussion with key Working Group Leads on key results and insights. The event will conclude with a “fireside chat” with EuroCham Chair Alain Cany (and unofficial Godfather of the VBF) representing views of EuroCham on its 2022 role as Co-Chair and Fred Burke, also a dedicated VBF guru, on the the outlook of VBF for 2022, including plans to strengthen its effectiveness in serving member chambers.

While the main purpose of the event is to allow an opportunity for HCMC-based business representatives to learn about and discuss the VBF outcomes and outlook, we will hold the event in a hybrid format to allow participation of both speakers and members of the audience, wherever you are located. We look forward to seeing many members and friends for productive discussion, and a follow-on cocktail networking session for those who can join in-person!


4:00 PM Check-in for physical guests
4:15 PM Check-in for virtual guests
4:30 PM Welcome
4:35 PM Remarks by International Finance Corporation Acting Vietnam Country Director Amy Luinstra
4:40 PM Remarks by 2021 VBF Co-Chair and JCCI Board Member Tetsu Funayama
4:45 PM Discussion of Working Group Key Outcomes and Insights, moderated by AmCham VBF Representative Fred Burke
5:30 PM “Fireside Chat” on the 2022 Outlook for Vietnam and the VBF with EuroCham Chair Alain Cany, representing the 2022 EuroCham Co-Chair position, and AmCham VBF Representative Fred Burke, moderated by AmCham Vietnam Executive Director Mary Tarnowka
6:00 PM Networking receptionVirtual event ends
7:30 PM Event ends