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This event is open for all professionals interested or currently working in Starups in Hanoi, or supply chai professionals in Hanoi, or who are interested in looking for business collaboration for U.S. market through meeting with a delegation of Baylor University (U.S.), Executive Master Program.



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Tue - 28/2/2017 @ 08:00

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HCMC, Tuesday 28 Feb. 2017 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


VIETNAM AGRICULTURE                                                                                 


In 2016, the primary food crops suffer from climate, livestock & aquaculture grew.The Northern region suffered from drought at the start of the season, and extended rainfall with flooding near the harvest time (July, August). The rice growing area reduced by 14,700 hectares, loss of 30kg yield per hectare. The Southern region, excessive rainfall and flooding at the start of the winter season also lowered growing area & productivity. Livestock enjoyed a favorable year with little disease outbreak. Good disease control practice and good price for meat encouraged farmers to re-invest to expand the herd. Aside from environmental issues relating to coastal water pollution in the Central of Vietnam, the fishery & aquaculture sector enjoyed stable growth.


SUPPLY CHAINS IN AGRICULTURE IN VIETNAM                                           


Vietnam received a 55.7 score on the 100-score scale for supply chain operation, 60.6 score for product quality control and 48.4 score for farm produce trade. Compared with the Philippines, Vietnam excels in product quality control but is inferior in the supply chain operation and trade. Vietnam’s scores in trade are even lower than Cambodia and Laos. Lack of investment in logistics services is blamed for big losses in agriculture. Farm produce is a major export item which makes up 18-20 percent of the total national product. However, most agribusinesses are small and medium scale, with the number of export products not large. Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the expenses on logistics services in Vietnam are relatively high, which weaken the competitiveness of Vietnamese products in the region. This explains why many producers and exporters don’t want to use package logistics services. This results in big losses during the harvesting, processing, storage and transportation.  A report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) showed that the average loss rate is 25-30 percent. The loss is a little bit higher in seafood processing, at 35 percent, while it is up to 45 percent in vegetables and fruit. This is blamed on the low mechanization level in agricultural production and limited transportation capability. A World Bank survey showed that Vietnam’s mechanization index is low at 24.4 score, equal to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and far below the Philippines. The transportation index in agriculture is lower than Laos by 10-15 score. Experts pointed out that logistics play an important role in agriculture production, because the longer it takes to transport farm produce, the higher failure rate will occur. If the problem cannot be settled, Vietnam will find it hard to join the global production chain.




Mark Barnett, General Director, PBP Spice


  Barnett directs and represents Vietnam operations for Pacific Basin Partnership, Inc., a New Jersey corporation established in 1993. PBP is a joint-venture with the state-owned Generalexim Hanoi, Vietnam’s export company. From its processing plant in the countryside district of Gia Lam, near Hanoi, PBP exports over 1,000 tons a year of Vietnamese spices, 85-percent of it cassia (cinnamon). Built on a former clay pit next to a rice paddy, the plant, complete with a fish pond, employs some 60 workers, many of them local farmers. After packing, the spices are shipped by container to Haiphong where they are sent to wholesalers in North America, India and northern Europe. Pacific Basin Partnership (PBP) / Son Ha Spice & Flavorings Co., Ltd. is well known as a manufacturer and exporter of safe and clean spices in Vietnam. PBP was founded by three Americans in 1992 and Son Ha Spice & Flavorings Co., Ltd. was set up in Bac Ninh Province as PBP's Vietnamese entity. With a factory on three hectares near Hanoi and farms in several provinces, we are capable of providing on time delivery of large quantities of top quality Vietnamese spices & herbs. PBP Spice currently export of 4000 tons a year of various spices.


Siebe Van Wijk, General Director, Fresh Studio


Born in the rural areas of Kenya, Siebe was inspired from young age to work in tropical agriculture. Studying at Wageningen University, where Siebe obtained his master in agriculture economics focused on the tropics, was a logical choice. Siebe has worked the past 25 years in Asia and Africa in the development of sustainable agriculture value chains for both private sector and private sector clients, covering a wide range of agriculture products. Together with his partner, Siebe founded Fresh Studio in 2006 in Hanoi, which developed into the leading consulting and R&D firm for the agribusiness sector in Vietnam. With over 80 staff, five offices in Vietnam and Myanmar, two R&D farms (one for crops and one for aquaculture), one foodlab for consumer research, and a large and varied international customer base, Fresh Studio team is continuing to play a key role in professionalizing the agriculture sector of Vietnam.


Jean-Luc Voisin, General Director, Les Vergers Du Mékong




Jean-Luc Voisin is involved in Agribusiness and food processing for over 40 years. After initial experience with NESTLE in Europe and Africa, he managed a company specializing in the study, implementation and marketing of soya processing equipment, fruit and dairy plants in emerging countries. He also worked as a consultant for organizations such as the FAO and the European Union. In 2000 he founded the Company Les Vergers du Mekong for processing juices and jams (brand name LE FRUIT) and coffee (Brand name CAFES-FOLLIET). The factory was established in Cantho (“Capital” of the Mekong Delta). Les Vergers Du Mekong commits to offer exclusively natural products .Today, the Company is proud to be one of the Vietnamese market leaders in the HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants and Catering) with coffee, fruit juices and jams. Branch offices have been opened into the major cities in Vietnam (Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, Hochiminh City) and Phnom Penh in Cambodia for both logistic and customer’s service. Because of emphasis on healthful and uncompromising quality, 30% of the production is now exported both to Asia and Europe. Full strict control of the entire process would not be achievable without close relationship built throughout the years with more than 800 farmers to ensure the quality of the products. Jean-Luc Voisin is also the co-founder and Director of the outdoor sport event company “VIETADVENTURE


Will Mackereth, Supply Chain Director, NESTLE Vietnam


Will has 26 years of experience working in Food Production & Agriculture.  In his current role as Supply Chain Director Vietnam, he is responsible for Nestle Vietnam’s end to end Supply Chain activities as well as the specific Nescafe Plan Coffee supply chain.  Will has been based in Vietnam for 1 year. Before moving to Vietnam, he was based in Switzerland as part of Nestlé’s global Procurement Leadership team, with responsibility as Head of Procurement for Nestlé’s region covering Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania. Will has a degree in Biology from the UK’s Bristol University and post graduate qualifications in business studies from both Kingston University and the IMD.  He has served on various Trade Associations and Federations in Europe and is passionate about Safety, People / Business Development & Sustainability. 


Julien Brun, Managing Partner, CEL Consulting




Julien is the Founder and General Director of CEL Consulting, the first international Supply Chain and Operations consulting firm in Vietnam. He is now managing a team of consultants who is fully involved in providing their expertise to procurement, manufacturing and logistics related businesses in the region. MSc in mechanical and system engineering (Technology University of Troyes, Ecole Nationale des Arts et Metiers, Paris), he gathered experience and know-how at several positions in product/process optimization in aeronautics (Airbus, Cooper tool) and automotive industry (Peugeot Citroen, Rover group) in France, England and Holland. Julien has spent as well 2 years in Africa, where he coordinated logistics and food distribution for >100,000p refugee camps in Africa, for the account of WFP (World Food Program) and UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees). From his arrival in Vietnam in 2005, Julien immediately felt lined up with local dynamism and developed the firm intention to support actively the country's industrial development. Beside consulting work, he is now lecturer in Lean Management and SCM in for Executive MBA program of CFVG Ho Chi Minh city. Recently, Julien has been voted to be the Vice President of French Chamber of Commerce Vietnam.


Makoto Miyauchi – Director, Dream Incubator Vietnam Joint Stock Company


At DI Tokyo, Makoto is engaged in a multitude of activities mainly for major corporations; the creation of new business/growth strategies, the development of medium-term vision plans, and overseas marketing/sales strategy development and implementation support. He also works on policy advising and implementation support for the environment/energy and agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors in hopes of successfully developing national strategies. After his transfer to DI Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City since September 2014, he has spearhead new business development mainly in agriculture and food value chain related sectors by close collaboration among public and private sectors both in Vietnam and Japan. Also, he has been actively engaged in strategy consulting for Vietnamese government, Japanese and Vietnamese large corporations, private equity investment and new business development of DI’s own in across Southeast Asian countries. Before working at DI, Makoto worked for Sojitz Corporation. There, he was involved in the trading and marketing of various products to ASEAN and former Soviet republics, as well as marketing and SCM development for products in the Japanese market. Makoto holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.


Dustin Daugherty, Senior Associate - ASEAN Lead, Dezan Shira & Associates


Since 2015, Dustin has helped oversee Dezan Shira & Associates’ and Asia Briefing’s growth in ASEAN and Vietnam, specializing in client advisory on investments in the region, business intelligence, and free trade agreement advisory from our Ho Chi Minh City office. He now leads our Business Intelligence department and manages the development of new pre-market entry client solutions. He has also worked in our Beijing, Shanghai, and Hanoi offices. Dustin is a native of New York City, where he studied Political Science and International Relations at Columbia University. In his capacity at Dezan Shira & Associates Dustin has helped implement pre-investment planning trips for multi-national corporations and coordinates with Asia Briefing’s Business Intelligence in managing legal and regulatory monitoring solutions for the ASEAN region. He also is a frequent contributor and Senior Editor to our ASEAN Briefing and Vietnam Briefing publications. He has mastery over his native English and Mandarin Chinese, and basic Vietnamese.


Samuel Maruta, Founder & Chairman, MAROU, Faiseurs de Chocolat




Samuel grew up in the southwest of France, and lived in Paris, Scotland and Tokyo. He first travelled to Vietnam in 1996 when still a student, and years later came back to help create the successful subsidiary of a major French bank; when he had to choose between pursuing his banking career somewhere else or staying in Vietnam, Vietnam won, as usual. MAROU is the first creator of bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate in Vietnam produced exclusively with top quality ingredients sourced locally. Still a small company, Marou is now sold in over 20 countries worldwide and gaining a reputation for making some of the finest chocolate in the world.Marou is awarded for Best Start-up SME 2013. Marou has been making one of the finest chocolate with cocoa from Vietnam. Samuel and Vincent have founded Marou from scratch by identifying best quality crops from small cocoa farmers in various provinces. They have set up a small processing facility in HCMC, fine tuned their processes and quickly developed a local and international distribution network. Fine products, fine marketing, a flexible and scalable supply chain have made their success since 2010, from HCMC, to Paris, to New York or Singapore. Thanks to Marou, Vietnamese quality cocoa supply chain is reviving. They have been given the award to recognize their focus on quality & branding, their end-to-end sourcing and distribution approach, their impressive growth, and their openness to share.


Tuan Le Minh, Logistics & Operations Manager, Vietnam Agribusiness Ltd. (BUNGE)



Tuan is Operations Manager at Vietnam Agribusiness Ltd. - Bunge Vietnam Limited since 2009, and also an APICS Supply Chain Professional Candidate. At Bunge Vietnam, his responsibility and experience ranges from managing team for sufficient supply of soya beans, continuos production & lowest inventory of soymeal, and soya oil, coordinating with production & commercial in terms of operational cost, production yield in respect with raw material quality vs enquiry of product specifications and products' sale price for best production plan, managing & coaching team to ensure logistics cost efficiency including chartering, trucking, warehousing, and other services supplied by vendors, managing ports' performance with long term partners in South and North area and ensuring shortest port stay of vessels and lowest handling cost, managing and coaching team for smooth and risk-free sale execution, managing & coaching team to ensure the availability and compliance of operational standards of procedure, contract templates, logistics procurement procedures, taking charge of logistics network expansion strategy in Vietnam. 


Florian Garnier, Supply Chain Manager, NEOVIA Group Vietnam




Xavier Bocquillet, Beeleever & Founder, La Petite Epicerie Saigon




Tuan Nguyen Manh, Supply Chain Director, MASAN Nutri Science


Taku Tanaka, General Manager, Pizza4P’s & Box4P’s


Matthieu Ghins, Business Development Manager, MANUCHAR 




Turning supply chains into value chains: success cases from the agriculture sector in Vietnam

Taking Advantage of Vietnam’s Trade Network in the Agro Industry
This talk will start with an overview of Vietnam’s wide ranging free trade agreement network and the advantages it offers to VN originating business in selling abroad. It will specifically dive into the treatment of Vietnamese agricultural goods in some key FTAs such as the Vietnam – Japan FTA, ASEAN – China FTA, ASEAN – Australia/New Zealand FTA etc, and how local Vietnamese investors can take advantage of these favorable terms for specific agricultural products to grow their export markets abroad. We will also highlight the enormous significance of the upcoming EU – Vietnam FTA on the agro industry and give details on its treatment of various classes of agricultural goods (please feel free to let us know your product priorities for the event), with an overview of how companies can benefit from these terms and apply for preferential treatment when the agreement comes into effect.


WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS CONFERENCE                                                       


- Business Owners, General Directors of Agriculture businesses
- Managers, Directors, Heads of Supply Chain / Logistics / Procurement / Retails - Distribution… at Business related to Agriculture




- How to register: All registrations have to be done by (1) ONLINE LINK here https://goo.gl/forms/UYWPpJPS1lKf29v03 or (2) BY EMAIL directly to info@vietnamsupplychain.com with responds within 24hours.
- Registration fees:Agro Supply Chains in Vietnam 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.VND500,000/member/conference, VND700,000/non-member/conference, excl. VAT


TERMS AND CONDITIONS                                                                               


All registrations are tentative until full payment is received.
Payment will be paid in Vietnam Dong to the assigned bank account.
All payment expected to be received before the event date. If for any reasons that the payment can’t be received before the informed deadline, registrants will have to notify VSC in written and agree to sign in the “Payment Confirmation” document. If payment is late in accordance to the informed deadline when the course has been completed, registrants shall be charged a penalty of 1.5% per month on the overdue amount from the due date until paid.
The official invoice (red invoice) will be issued to registrants on the event day under the condition that the payment is paid and is requested in advance.
In case of cancellation before the event date, registrants have to inform VSC in written notice at least 10 working days prior to cancellation date. In case of failure to notify the cancellation, the violation party has to pay a penalty as follows:
- 50% of total amount for cancellation 5 - 10 working days prior to the event date
- 100% of total amount for cancellation less than 5 working days prior to the event date
In case that the event is cancelled by VSC, registrants will be refunded all the received payment within 07 days since the written announcement of cancellation or be rescheduled as mutual agreement.


Vietnam Agro Supply Chain Conference 2017 is organized on the same day with Vietnam Fresh-Cold Supply Chain Conference 2017, 13:00 p.m. – 17:00 p.m. If you’re also interested in extending your learning for Fresh-Cold Supply Chains in Vietnam, check this out.


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