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Vietnam-U.S. Business Forum in San Francisco
September 8, 2017

From the Office of George Sexton

Vietnam – U.S. Business ForumTime: September 20, 2017Venue: Golden Gate Ballroom, Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, 1250 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133.

Organizers:

- Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT)

- Vietnam Consulate General in San Francisco

Sponsors:

- San Francisco Mayor’s Office

- California Chamber of Commerce

- California Asian Chamber of Commerce

- East Bay Economic Development Alliance

- San Francisco Small Business Development Center

- Silicon Valley Forum

- California-Asia Business Council

- San Francisco - Hochiminh City Sister City Committee

- Vietnam National Association of Real Estate Professionals

Priority sectors:

- Agro industry

- Electronics and Information Technology

- Textiles

- Furniture

- Investment

Vietnamese Participants (Vietnamese Delegation): 30 people

- Senior Officials of Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam

- Representatives from 25-30 companies which are seeking to export or establish operations in the U.S.

- Provincial Governments: Vice Chairmen, senior officials responsible for trade and investment development from selected provinces.

The U.S. Participants:

- Investors that are seeking to establish or expand operations in Vietnam

- Representatives from local governments

- Advisors, service providers, companies, chambers of commerce, and associations facilitating trade and investment

- Businessmen including manufacturing and trading firms, banking, service supplier and advisory law firms.

 

Tentative Agenda

Time

Content

Speaker

13:30

Registration, networking and refreshment

14:00

Welcome Remarks

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

14:10

Consul General Hon. Mr. Ho Xuan Son

14:20

Opening Remarks

Director General, Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, MOIT Mr. Bui Huy Son

14:30

Presentation: Overview on Vietnam – United States Trade and Investment Cooperation

Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency

14:45

Panel Discussion:

TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONS BETWEEN VIETNAM AND THE US

- The interplay in trade and investment between the U.S. and Vietnam

- Opportunities for U.S. investors to invest in Vietnam

- Opportunities for Vietnamese investors to invest in the U.S.A

- US companies investing in or trading with Viet Nam share their experiences

Panelists:

- Head of Vietnam Delegation

- Vice Chairman of Phu Tho or Binh Dinh Province

- Representative of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

- Representative from a Vietnamese America Business Association

- US enterprises who is doing business with Vietnam

- Lawyer specialized in international trade or investment

16:15

Closing remarks

MOIT

16:25

B2B meeting

Contact point

Vietnam Trade Ofice in San Francisco

Address: 474 35th Avenue, San Francisco. CA 94121

Tel: 415-990 2636; Fax: 415-751 1751

E-mail: thangtm@gmail.com

Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency

Address: 20 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84.90.4562789; Fax: +84.24.38262255

Email: investprocen@vietrade.gov.vn

Vietnam – U.S. Business Forum REGISTER NOW

Coming Sister City Activities

1. Vietnam - U.S. Business Forum
Marriott Hotel - Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco
September 20, 2017
1:00 PM
REGISTER NOW (Go To): http://ustrade2017.investvietnam.gov.vn/business-forum.html

2. Meetup
September 27, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Venue TBD

3. 9th Vinacas Golden Cashew Rendevous
November 13-15
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

4. International Food Industry Exhibition
November 15 - 18, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Contact Us for Details

Celebrating 22 Years of Citizen Diplomacy


Sincerely,


George G. Saxton
Executive Director
San Francisco - Ho Chi Minh City Sister City Committee
Board Member, Northern California Sister Cities International
(415) 447-6075 (Website: www.sfhcmc.org) Join us at FACEBOOK
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