Whitebook 2016 launch events in Hanoi and HCMC

Whitebook 2016 launch events in Hanoi and HCMC

Hanoi, 2nd of March, 2016

Ho Chi Minh city, 3rd of March, 2016


The “EU and Vietnam Economic Cooperation Conference: EuroCham Whitebook 2016 Launch & EU-Vietnam FTA Outlook” took place on the 2nd of March from 8:00 am to 14:00 pm at Sofitel Plaza Hanoi and attracted over 350 participants. The conference was held jointly by EuroCham, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Delegation of European Union to Vietnam (EU Delegation), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in partnership with Prudential Vietnam Assurance.

The conference attracted more than 100 Government representatives, particularly we were honoured to welcome H.E. Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Quan, Minister of Science and Technology as well as H.E. Mr. Dang Huy Dong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Mr. Doan Mau Diep, Vice Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs, H.E. Mr. Pham Le Tuan, Vice Minister of Health, H.E. Mr. Bui Pham Khanh, Vice Minister of Construction. With 13 Ambassadors representing Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK amongst others almost half of the EU member states were represented too.

On the 3rd of March, the Whitebook 2016 was introduced to EuroCham members and media in Ho Chi Minh city. The event was held at Le Méridien Saigon from 8:00 to 10:30 with a total of 150 participants, including representatives from Consulates, Departments in Ho Chi Minh City, e.g. Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Industry and Trade, Department of Science and Technology ect., as well as EuroCham members and media. Following the key note speech by H.E. Mr. Bruno Angelet. Ambassador - Head of Delegation - Delegation of European Union to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Deputy General Director of VCCI in Ho Chi Minh city, and EuroCham Chairwoman Nicola Connolly, Chairs of Sector Committees presented their key issues and recommendations covered in the Whitebook 2016 and answered questions from the audience. 


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