November 18, 2017

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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.


- Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT)

- Vietnam Consulate General in San Francisco


- 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





Registration, networking and refreshment


Welcome Remarks

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development


Consul General Hon. Mr. Ho Xuan Son


Opening Remarks

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


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

Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency


Panel Discussion:


- 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


- 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


Closing remarks



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


Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency

Address: 20 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84.90.4562789; Fax: +84.24.38262255


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Coming Sister City Activities

1. Vietnam - U.S. Business Forum
Marriott Hotel - Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco
September 20, 2017
1:00 PM

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

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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: Join us at FACEBOOK
The Committee is a non-political educational people to people program. It is organized under the laws of the state of California, and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. FEIN: 94-3198119.

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