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1. What do you consider the largest Risk for your company?

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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.



Ferguson Global is seeking a Sourcing / Business Development Manager to assist in our Southeast Asia sourcing expansion. This position will report directly to our Regional Manager based in Taiwan and work closely with our staff at Ferguson Enterprises, LLC headquarters in Newport News, VA, USA.


The Project Manager (PMO) is a highly visible role that is responsible for driving the transformation activities for Singapore Replenishment Center (SRC) and 3rd party service providers’ warehouses migration from current location to a new location. This leader will lead cross-functional internal and external resources and has overall accountability of the execution and performance of projects and transformation initiatives.


Manage DC daily operation activities at warehouse facility. To ensure strict execution of the SOP and meet KPIs.

Vietnam Future Market Summit 2016

Fri - 1/4/2016 @ 08:00

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Vietnam Future Market Summit 2016

HCMC, 1 April, 8:00-12:00



In 2030, the population of Vietnam will reach 105 million, an increase of 12.6% from 2015. The increasing population is influenced by factors such as a relatively high birth rate and increasing life expectancy; factors which mitigate the effects of negative net migration. Vietnam’s population is primarily rural, a pattern that will continue through to 2030. Vietnam’s growth rate averaged 6.4% per year in the 2000s, but begun to slow in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis. However, driven by strengthening domestic demand, GDP has accelerated to 6.3% during the first half of 2015, the fastest first-half-of-the-year growth rate in the past five years. Vietnam has managed to improve macroeconomic stability, with the consumer price index rising only 0.6% year-on-year in 2015, down from 4.3% a year earlier. Vietnam grew at its fastest pace in 2015 and managed to outperform its neighbors amid a global economic cool down thanks to a strong performance of exports, manufacturing, and record-high foreign direct investment. This trend is expected to continue as low inflation is boosting domestic demand and Vietnam’s exports are growing. Vietnam is expected to benefit in the long run from the recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement. It is also argued that the TPP will help Vietnam carry out the political and economic reforms necessary to become a more open economy. It has been forecasted that Vietnam's real GDP growth to accelerate to 6.6% in 2016. How will the Future Market in Vietnam be like? What will be the opportunities, challenges for the Future Market in Vietnam?


The VIETNAM FUTURE MARKET 2016 SUMMIT will bring you in-depth country-focused analysis on Vietnam's future market with updates of latest development in the market, sharing from the industry experts in Vietnam and the region. The summit covers key topics: The Future Market: Where is it in Vietnam? & How to reach it?



SUMMIT AGENDA                                                                   


Key Notes: Vietnam Consumer Retail Shifts - Wealth and Mobility

Over the past 3 years, consumer trends in terms retailing have shifted substantially largely impacted by a shift in wealth and the impact of internet and smartphone penetration. Discover how these shifts and are impacting your business

           A Gate Way To The World

Overview of the Real Estate Logistics sector in Vietnam

Focus on the emergence of Hai Phong - and why the city is set to experience strong economic growth moving forward, especially in manufacturing and logistics sector.

         Integration Situation: Supply Chain Impact of “Free(r) Trade”

Joining international production networks has been the successful path to industrialisation taken by some Asian and eastern European countries in the last decades. This keynote shares a holistic update of how the supply chain impacts in these economic integration agreements taking in place in Vietnam recently, that you can not ignore when developing your future markets in Vietnam and designing your supply chains to reach those markets.


Panel Discussion 1: Future Market: Where is it in Vietnam?

Domestic market opportunities, updates in Traditional Trade, Modern Trade, E-commerce...

Cross-border market opportunities from TPP, AEC...


Panel Discussion 2: Future Market: How to reach it?

Routes to reach those markets: Challenges, latest development, new practices.



SUMMIT SPEAKERS                                                               


Dr. Eckart Dutz, General Director Pacific Partners (VN), Ltd

Eckart is General Director of Rapi B2B Office Solutions (formerly Cartridge World (since 2006)). He came to Vietnam in 1995 and has worked from 1996 - 2004 for Unilever in Vietnam, Thailand, Netherlands, Germany in various Supply Chain positions. Most recently as Regional Supply Chain Manager for Ice Cream for South East Asia. Next to Rapi, Eckart is also General Manager of Pacific Partners (VN) (since 2004), a Sourcing Company specialized in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Food and Nonfood). That includes export activities to Markets in the Pacific Islands as well as the import of Nonfood products (Sole agent for UBL China) to Vietnam. Most recently he has launched the first Discount Stores under the "Uncle Bills" Brand in Ho Chi Minh City. Eckart received a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Mannheim University (Germany) and a Diploma in Business Administration as well as a Post Graduate Degree (Lic.rer.pol.) in International Economics. He is Co-Founder of the Vietnam Supply Chain Community and previously on the Boards of Advisors of the Vietnam Supply Chain Council as well as an Advisor to the Sourcing & Purchasing Club Vietnam. Furthermore he is Lecturer for the Executive MBA Programs of the RMIT and the Vietnam National University.


Julien Brun, Founder & Managing Partner, CEL Consulting

Julien is the founder and 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.


Gerald Glauerdt, Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder, Lazada Vietnam

Gerald Glauerdt is COO cum Co-Founder of Lazada Group (Vietnam) since May 2012. Lazada is the leading online shopping mall in South East Asia with operations in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and The Phillipines. Before joining in Lazada Vietnam, he was Senior Manager at Rocket Internet Munich at German over 2 years. Gerald worked in consulting firms for over 3 years as consultant. He can speak fluently 3 languages: German, English and Spanish. He also got MBA from IESE Business School - University of Navarra. 


Will Mackereth, Supply Chain Director, Nestle Vietnam Ltd.

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. 


Ralf Matthaes, Founder & Managing Director, Infocus Mekong Research

Ralf is the founder and Managing Director of Infocus Mekong Research, Vietnam’s first dedicated Mobile Market Research firm. Infocus focuses on Mobile phone data collection, specialized custom research and integrated strategic research and covers the Mekong region with partners, MDI & POD Research. As Vietnam’s longest practicing Market Researcher, Ralf established TNS Vietnam in 1996 and over the years, set-up and ran TNS Media, Kantar Worldpanel and operations in Cambodia and Myanmar, garnering dominant market share in each market,  as well as running TNS Thailand & Malaysia. A Graduate of Wilfred Laurier University, Ralf served as Aide de Campe (read glorified coffee boy) for the Deputy Minister of Ontario Canada before succumbing to the charms of Vietnam in January of 1994.



Paul Hayes, Supply Chain Director, Holcim Vietnam

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering University College Dublin, Ireland 1992. MBA, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 2003. Currently undertaking Masters in Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, England. Work experience in France, Australia and the past 15 years experience in Vietnam (3 years Project Management with Tate and Lyle and 12 years with Holcim Vietnam in the roles of Business Development Director, Procurement Manager, and Direcotr of the Geocycle (a business unit of Holcim Vietnam) since 2005.


Frederik Meerhoff, Business Development & Procurement Manager, Zuellig Pharma Vietnam 

Frederik Meerhoff is Business Development & Procurement Manager at Zuellig Pharma Vietnam, Zuellig Pharma is Vietnam & Asia’s largest healthcare services provider bringing quality healthcare services to all Vietnamese people. Innovative solutions are a key offering  for both Zuellig pharma and its clients. Before joining in Zuellig Pharma, he worked in Business Development for  DHL Supply Chain Vietnam.


Ngan Le, Indochine Supply Chain Director, Sanofi-Aventis

Ms. Ngan got Supply Chain Awards 2014 as “Senior Supply Chain Professional of the Year”. She has also been certified for CSCP Certification and supported generously to the supply chain community in Vietnam for both professional and young talent platforms. 


Greg Ohan, Director, CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam)

Greg Ohan’s career spans the Asia Pacific region, with extensive experience in the Industrial and Commercial property sectors for CBRE in Australia, Hong Kong and Viet Nam. Establishing his Industrial career in Australia, Greg the joined CBRE Viet Nam in January 2011 where he is now based and is responsible for building the first and only dedicated National Industrial & Logistics Agency team in Viet Nam today. As the Nation Head of both Industrial & Logistics Services and Global Corporate Services in Viet Nam, Greg is the contact point for all inbound regional corporate clients within both industrial and office sector seeking entry into the Vietnam market. Throughout his career, Greg has exclusively represented a number of multinational investors and Developers alike. In the first half of 2011 alone, his team has been involve in consulting over 3500,000 square meters of Industrial land transactions nationally.


Frederick R. Burke, Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Frederick Burke has over 20 years experience practicing in the area of corporate law. He served as the Practice Group Leader of the Firm’s Global WTO & International Trade Practice Group from 2006 to 2007, and has been ranked by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in both Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and International Trade for three successive years. Mr. Burke has also been recommended in more categories than any other lawyer in Vietnam by PLC Which Laywer? in 2008. He is currently a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform in Vietnam. Mr. Burke is highly regarded for his work on foreign investment projects in Vietnam and China for key players in the property development, trade, IT/C, and project finance areas. He provides practical advice in the related issues of securities, finance, tax, labor, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution. Mr. Burke also has extensive experience in working closely with Vietnamese legislators and law drafters on the many new laws and decrees that have been introduced to integrate Vietnam into the global economy.


Calvin Lam, CEO, iBasic Vietnam 

Mr. Calvin Lam is the CEO of iBasic, an end-to-end designer, manufacturer and retailer of mid-priced underwear with over 100 active sales points in Vietnam via wholly owned retail stores, modern-trade sales force and online store (www.iBasicVietnam.com).  In Vietnam, iBasic operates a chain of specialty store offering “everything underwear” to the entire family.  As a third generation in the textile/fashion business originated in Saigon and transplanted to US in the 80’s, Mr. Lam is also in charge of sourcing and procurement for the US market.  Previously co-founder/CEO of Avus, an Inc. 500 company (in 1998) that distributes IT products worldwide from its headquarters in California and subsidiaries in Mexico and China with a 12-year cumulative revenue of USD$1 billion.  Also accomplished in the field of real estate, Mr. Lam previously served as the Project Director of Saigon One Tower, a Class A commercial building in HCMC as well as CEO of PalmGold Vietnam.  Formerly a Lecturer at the RMIT University MBA program, he holds an engineering and computer science degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.  As a community leader, he founded the Berkeley Alumni Club of Vietnam and UCLA Alumni Club of Vietnam.  Multi-lingual skills in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin and Teo-Jiu allows Mr. Lam to bridge the overseas market.  A frequent runner, Mr. Lam has completed 5 marathons in the US and Vietnam.  Married with three children; Chelsea, a medical student at UC Irvine Medical School; Sidney, an engineering student at Stanford University; Calvin Jr., a biology student at UC San Diego.


Mathilde Tran, Head of Retail, DHL Supply Chain

Mathilde Tran is Head of retail sector in charge of retail sector contract and operations management at DHL Supply Chain Vietnam, DHL Supply Chain is the global market leader in contract logistics, providing warehousing, managed transport and valued-added services and offers solutions for corporate information and communications management. Before joining in DHL Supply Chain Vietnam, she worked for Pizza Hut Vietnam - Jardine Restaurant Group as Supply Chain Manager.


Jocelyn Tran, Senior Director/Hub Leader, Wal-Mart Global Sourcing, Vietnam

She joined Wal-Mart in March, 2013 in charge of all Wal-Mart Sourcing and procurement in Vietnam and Cambodia. Wal-Mart, with fiscal year sale of $466 billion isthe largest global retailerand employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Their commitment is to help people around the world save money and live better. Each week, more than 245 million customers visit Wal-Mart 10,900 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites. One of Wal-Mart’s landmarks is their Worldwide Sustainable Product Index; introduced in 2009 to have a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of products as they recognized customers want products that are more efficient, last lo nger and perform better.  Focusing on four areas: energy and climate; material efficiency; natural resources; and people/communitythroughtheir supply chain, they are promotingand monitoring on using less energy, greener chemicals, fewer fertilizers and more recycled materials. As of today, the Index has been rolled out across 200 product categories, and to more than 1,000 suppliers. By the end of this year, Wal-Mart plan to expand to more than 300 product categories and as many as 5,000 suppliers. Prior to Wal-Mart, Jocelyn was with Mast Industries for 17 years in charge of product sourcing and production.  Shearrived in Vietnam in 2002 where she is responsible for the operation of apparel products export to the U.S. from over 40 factories. Jocelyn built the Vietnam business from $25 million in 2002 to $350 million by 2012. MAST is a wholly owned subsidiary of Limited Brands,whose world famous retailer brand is Victoria Secret’s and Henri Bendel. Jocelyn has been active in AmCham since she arrived in Vietnam, and was invited to join the Board in 2003 in recognition of her leadership of AmCham’s efforts to develop a favorable VN-US Agreement on Trade in Textiles and Apparel. She helped forge a coalition of AmCham and other associations with similar interests (Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Vietnam) and played an important role in supporting the successful negotiations and with Vietnamese government to develop a “Buyer’s” quota allocation system in 2004-2006. Quotas were eliminated when Vietnam became a WTO member in January 2007, and Jocelyn led efforts to help the Vietnamese government establish an “export monitoring system” to prevent dumping and illegal transshipments. With growing unauthorized work stoppages in 2007 and 2008, she initiated close AmCham cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to help implement the Prime Minister’s Action Plan to establish harmonious labor relations and a stable investment environment, including a Revised Labour Code. She is very also active in women and children causes, especially issues involving young women and girls trafficking through Pacific Links Foundation /ADAPT Project (An Giang/Dong Thap Anti-Human Trafficking Project) in the borders of An Giang/Dong Thap Provinces with Cambodia.


Fabian Wandt, Vice President of Supply Chain,  Lazada Vietnam

Fabian Wandt is VP Supply Chain cum Co-Founder of Lazada Group (Vietnam) since April 2012. Lazada is the leading online shopping mall in South East Asia with operations in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines. Fabian is responsible for the overall marketplace operations, retail procurements and content & production. Before joining in Lazada Vietnam, he was in-house consultant at DHL Singapore for 1 year and logistics supervisor at Frankfurt airport for 1 year.


Nicolas Du Pasquier, General Manager, BPCE International & President, CCIFV 

Nicolas Du Pasquier is the Senior Country Manager for BPCE International (formerly known as Natixis) in Vietnam since June 2008. BPCE International has a Branch in Ho Chi Minh City and a Representative Office in Hanoi for more than 20 years and is part of BPCE group, the second largest banking Group in France. Prior to this position, Nicolas has spent 7 years in Asia acting as the Regional Head of Financials Institutions Asia Pacific Dept based in Natixis Singapore Branch 2006 - 2008, Chief Representative of Natixis in Indonesia 2005-2006 and Chief Representative of BFCE (former name of Natixis) in Hanoi,  Vietnam from 1991 to 1995. With more than 25 years of banking experience within the same banking group, Nicolas took various responsibilities in corporate finance, asset management  and financial institutions coverage. Nicolas is the President of the CCI France Vietnam (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam) since 2015 and a member of the management Board of EVBN (EU Vietnam Business Network) a project created in 2013 and financed by the EU.

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"Great event. Higher performance each year, amazing job. Thank you."
"Very professional. Setting new the conference standards in the region."
"A lot of information, diversity, interesting of topics that has sharpen my perception of the potentials in Vietnam."
"Presentations and discussions are straight to the point, helpful for our business. Chairman and moderators are very professional."

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Vietnam Future Market Summit 2016

Friday 01 April 2016 08:00 - 12:00 HCMC


Non-member rate

1,600,000 VND/member (VAT incl.)

Member rate

1,000,000 VND/member (VAT incl.)

20% Discount for every group of 5


Limited seats available. Reserved your participation with us now: info@vietnamsupplychain.com or directly register HERE












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  • Payment will be paid in Vietnam Dong to the assigned bank account..
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         - 100% of total amount for cancellation less than 5 working days prior to the event date
  • In case that the course is cancelled by VSC, resgistrants will be refunded all the received payment within 07 days since the written announcement of cancellation or be rescheduled as mutual agreement.



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