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

2. What are the Risk Mitigation Strategies you apply?



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.


Fri - 14/9/2012 @ 07:30


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Day 2   |   October 2nd, 2012  |    MANUFACTURING                     

Registration & Coffee

Opening Remarks

Pierre-Jean Malgouyres, French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam / Archetype Group

Session 1 

The Dramatic Transformation of Global Business, Supply Chains, and How Vietnam Can Prepare for the Future


Paul W. Bradley, Caprica International


Global economic uncertainty. What does this mean for Vietnam’s

Greg Ohan, CB Richard Ellis

Industrial Sector?
Morning Tea Break
Panel Discussion

Vietnam Manufacturing Review: Challenges & Opportunities

Phuc Than,  VinaCapital

Long Pham, Clipsal Vietnam / Schneider Electric

Doan Ta, Akzo Nobel Vietnam

Yannick Bethan, Chantelle

Chad Ovel, AA Corporation

Niranjan Aluwihare, Ecopack Solutions

Michèle Auerbach, Penflex Viet Nam

Buffet Lunch

Session 2
Best Practice from Automotive Supply Chain

Challenges in Automotive Supply Chain Management


Dr. Ernst-Hermann Krog, Audi AG


Beyond China and India - Market opportunities for manufacturing and sourcing in SEA


Thomas Zimmermann, CEL Consulting


Automotive Supply Chain in Vietnam

Vuong Tran, Ford Vietnam

Afternoon Tea Break
Session 3

Increasing supply chain competitiveness through active Fraud Prevention programmes


Edward Chien, PricewaterhouseCoopers

The DNA of Quality - The evolution of buyers' expectations

Florian Beranek, UNIDO - VCCI CSR Project Vietnam

Closing Remarks
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS                                                                                       
Opening Remarks 
Pierre-Jean Malgouyres, President of French Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam / CEO of Archetype Group
Pierre-Jean Malgouyres has a Master degree in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning from INSA Lyon and in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. He started his career in Schneider Electric and was quickly in charge for the group of various power projects in the Philippines and then in Vietnam where his first projects were related to the construction of high voltage substations in the Mekong Delta from 1999. He was then employed in a French-Vietnamese construction company called Sacidelta and undertook simultaneously the project management of luxury residential, commercial and infrastructural projects in Cambodia and Vietnam, among them Saigon Domaine, Residence d’Angkor or Big C and Metro Supermarkets. In 2002 Pierre-Jean co-founded Archetype Group with François Magnier, soon to become the market leader in architecture, engineering, master planning and construction project management. Under the leadership of Pierre-Jean, Archetype Group has developed its activities in numerous other countries in the region such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, India, Mongolia, Qatar, Indonesia, Myanmar and France. The group now employs 400 people of 21 nationalities in 14 offices over 10 countries, Ho Chi Minh City office still being the Head Quarters. It is now the 55th biggest Architecture firm according to BD world magazine global ranking. Pierre-Jean is as well the Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam, and one of the foreign trade advisors for the French Government in Vietnam.

The Dramatic Transformation of Global Business, Supply Chains, and How Vietnam Can Prepare for the Future
This keynote presentation will take you through following topics:
- Dynamic Supply Chains
- Impact of the Internet
- Virtual Manufacturing
- The Shifting of Manufacturing within Asia
- Value Networks
- Vietnams Adaptation to Leverage the shifting business environment for growth.
Paul W. Bradley, CEO - Chairman, Caprica International
Paul W. Bradley has been involved in international business throughout his career, including 20 years in Asia. He has established new business entities in China, South East Asia, India and the United States. Mr. Bradley is the Chairman and CEO of Caprica International and President of Asia Capital Enterprises. He also serves on the Global Advisory Board for Arshiya International in India; as Strategic Advisor for OPV Pharmaceuticals in Vietnam; the Advisory Board for the joint venture Avista-Houlihan Loke Investment Bank; and as Vice Chairman of Supply Chain Asia. He currently serves on a number of corporate and organizational Boards, government advisory committees, and is involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. He recently served as President of Arshiya International, a leading Indian multinational company focusing on supply and demand chain management services, international logistics, Free Trade Warehousing Zone Logistics Parks, Rail services, and innovative technologies. Arshiya International is a publicly listed company on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Prior to this role, he served as Managing Director of IDS Logistics International, IDS Logistics Singapore, and Director of Corporate Marketing for the IDS Group (a member of the Li & Fung Group of companies, publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

Global economic uncertainty. What does this mean for Vietnam’s Industrial Sector ?
A double edged sword – Increasing domestic consumption in certain sectors coupled with declining demand for exports from western markets : CBRE touches on the effects of this from an Industrial & Logistics Real Estate perspective.
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. 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Vietnam Manufacturing Review: Challenges & Opportunities
This Panel will be purposely bringing a cross-industry perspective to Vietnam current situation. Various industry representatives will expose major trends as well as their challenges and best practices that work. Panelist will propose their views on “hot topics” such as productivity improvement, how to remain competitive, staff recruitment & retention in difficult times, dealing with suppliers, ever-changing legal framework as well as difficulty in managing cash flow. You’ll be able to share your perspective and question to the panel and get valuable learning from multiple sectors.
Niranjan Aluwihare, CEO, Ecopack Solutions
Mr. Niranjan, the current CEO of Ecopack Solutions, is a seasoned business leader and a change agent, with solid experience in accelerating and optimising business growth and profitability, through strong interpersonal skills, adapting lean processes, establishing world class manufacturing and executing go to market strategy cantered on differentiation, core competencies and market dynamics. He graduated from National Institute of Business Management in Sri Lanka, then from Chartered Institute of Marketing in UK. He holds a Diploma in Printing and Packaging of Heidelberg in Germany. He kept many important positions in Aitken Spence Printing (1990 – 2001) and Printcare Packaging (2001 – 2007) in Sri Lanka. Then, he moved to Avery Dennison, where he was in charge of various management positions in Sri Lanka and Vietnam (2007 – 2011) such as Country Business Manager, Country General Manager. He was responsible for different functions including sales, operations, finance, HR, IT and Supply Chain, leading a team of 1,000 employees. With more than 10 years experience in General Management and leading business in Sri Lanka and Vietnam, Mr. Niranjan successfully adapted to cultural changes, effectively dealt with militant unions, turned around loss making business and transformed flat businesses into double digit high growth entities, set up new companies, added new technology, entered new markets, integrated businesses, expanded manufacturing capacity and optimized footprint.
Phuc Than, Managing Director, VinaCapital
Phuc Than is the Managing Director of DFJ Vinacapital based in HCMC, Vietnam. DFJ Vinacapital invests in technology companies serving the global and Vietnam markets. DFJ Vinacapital invests in sectors such as internet, media, telecommunications services, software, clean tech, and technology supply chain. Previously, Phuc was with Intel Corporation for 23+ years, including leading Intel Vietnam from 1999-2009. Under his leadership, Vietnam became one of the fastest growing markets for Intel. Phuc also played a key role in Intel's 1 billion USD investments to build the largest semiconductor assembly and test factory in HCMC, Vietnam. The Vietnamese press named Phuc as one of the 10 most influential people in Vietnam's technology scene. Phuc graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Chad Ovel, CEO, AA Corporation
Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (USA), Chad Ovel has been a permanent resident of Vietnam since 1996. During 1996, Chad worked for San Diego-based venture capital fund Pacifica Vietnam. From 1997-2000, he served as the Development Director of World Wide Fund for Nature Indochina. From 2000-2006, Chad worked at ScanCom Vietnam where he served as the Managing Director of 6000 employees. At ScanCom, Chad led the aggressive and innovative growth of the company from a turnover of US$20mil to US$150mil in six years time, making it the largest furniture exporter in Vietnam in 2006. Chad is currently the CEO of AA Corporation, Vietnam’s leading interiors company with three business divisions in retail, construction and manufacturing. AA Corporation, a Vietnamese-owned company with 2000 employees, has been the domestic market leader for interior furnishings and construction since 1993. When Chad joined the company in the end of 2006, AA Corporation had only completed one hotel furniture export project. Today, the manufacturing facilities are now widely recognized globally as the highest quality fine hotel furniture made anywhere in Asia. Chad is highly committed to environmental and social responsibility. Over the past ten years he has been a very active promoter of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), leading a green revolution in the garden furniture industry. Additionally, he has served on the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International (SA8000) in Vietnam. Chad holds a BA from Carleton College and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Chad also serves on the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce in HCMC.
Michèle Auerbach, General Director, Penflex Viet Nam
Michele Auerbach is the General Director for Penflex Viet Nam Co., Ltd. Penflex focuses on a continuous process of improving our manufacturing processes and is dedicated to providing unparalleled value by offering high quality flexible metal hose and braid products, competitive pricing, on-time delivery, superior customer service and cutting-edge industry expertise. Michele has international and US domestic retail experience with Costco Wholesale, Target Corporation and 7-Eleven, Inc. Michele holds an Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a BA from Scripps College.
Long Pham, General Manager, Clipsal Vietnam / Schneider Electric
Long PHAM has been a professional in manufacturing and supply chain management for more than twelve years in Europe and Asia Pacific. He has been working as Industrialization engineer, Project manager then General Manager in different activities such as Power and LifeSpace. He has successfully led several Lean and other improvement projects in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Doan Ta, Supply Chain Director, Akzo Nobel Vietnam
Mr. Doan has been working for AkzoNobel Paints (Vietnam) Ltd. since 1996, a company producing and marketing decorative paints for domestic market. He has been in various roles in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and working on continuous improvement projects to drive for operations excellence. His background is Chemical Engineering, and he holds an MBA from United Business Institute, Brussels.
Yannick Bethan, Country Manager, Chantelle

Challenges in Automotive Supply Chain Management
The presentation is dealing about strategies and activities to overcome the challenges and how can SCM support the business objectives of a company. It will update you on the current situation of automotive industry at the global scale. You will be shared about the industry challenges from different points of view: Technical/ product wise, Market wise / globalization, Environmental awareness. To over the challenges, process orientation and focus on the customer play the vital roles as the essentials of a successful supply chain in the automotive industry.
Dr. Ernst-Hermann Krog, Executive Director Supply Chain Projects, Audi AG
Dr. Earnst – Hermann Krog, who is current Executive Director Supply Chain Project in Audi AG, with more than 30 years’ experience in automotive industry. He has hold many important positions in Volkswagen such as: Analyst in P & A Administration, Controller Material Management, Manager Logistics Planning, Manager Material Procurement, Executive Manager Technical and Industrial Administrative Operations Planning, Executive Manager Programme Planning, Corporate Executive Director Group Logistics, Executive Director Logistics, Executive Director Supply Chain Projects VW. During his professional career, he got manifold connections to managers in automotive industries (Daimler-Benz, Opel, BMW, Ford, Renault, Porsche), to automotive supplier industry, and also to Universities. He is also the lecturer on Logistics matters in Supplier Workshops and Logistic congresses. From 1998 to 2008, he was elected as a member of the executive board of BVL (BundesvereinigungLogistike.V.) - the biggest Logistics Association in Germany. Since 2008 he is a member of the advisory board of BVL. The Fraunhoferinstitut for Materialflow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund has nominated him in 2001 for the advisory board (Kuratorium) of the Institutes and in 2002 he was nominated as the speaker of advisory board. In March 2012, he received the LEO award in Hamburg, for the merits in his professional lifework.

Beyond China and India - Market opportunities for manufacturing and sourcing in South East Asia
Case Study : Automotive Business
The presentation will be more generic in looking at opportunities of tax benefits for manufacturing and / or sourcing of part in SEA with a focus or a case study type look at the automotive sector.
Thomas Zimmermann, Senior Consultant/Project Director, CEL Consulting
Thomas is a passionate supply chain expert with more than 20 years of strategic and operational SCM experience in various industries. Vast international experience having worked in the U.S.A., Germany, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea. He was lastly Director Supply Chain at GM Korea and now works with CEL Consulting developing the SC practice based in Singapore. Thomas holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland (ETH) and is a Certified Green Supply Chain Manager from the University of San Francisco and further qualified in PMP, Six Sigma and APICS methodology.

Automotive Supply Chain in Vietnam
This presentation will take you through key topics: Vietnam automotive industry highlights and trends, a SWOT of Supplier base in Vietnam, Supply chain network.
Vuong Tran, Material Planning & Logistics Purchasing STA PxP Manager, Ford Vietnam
Mr. Vuong has had more than 12 years’ experience in automotive manufacturing involved supply chain, ordering, forwarding, procurement, sales review as well as logistics network. He has been working as Scheduling Analyst, New Product Launch Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Quality & Customer Satisfaction Manager, Supply Operations Manager and the Manager of Ford Vietnam, that leads the team of Material Planning & Logistics, Purchasing, Part by Part, Supplier Technical Assistant, comprising of 3 Managers, 20 engineers and 110 technicians, member of Operating Committee Member. He has succeeded in launching of the Mondeo, Focus, Escape, Ranger, Fiesta, Transit. Mr. Vuong has successfully led several Lean, Six Sigma projects and other improvement projects in Ford Vietnam, such as lauching Quality Operation System into Ford Vietnam, implementing 16 Black belt projects and 42 Green Belt projects, saving USD 250K annual, improving quality and customer satisfaction, completing the study and implementation the RORO project for imported model to Vietnam.

Increasing the supply chain competitiveness through active Fraud Prevention programmes
Leakages in the supply chain only increases the cost of operations. Edward will share some of thoughts on how an organisation can reduce leakages through a Fraud Prevention programme.
Edward Chien, Director, Performance Improvement, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Edward Chien leads a team of professionals specialising in Risk & Governance, Internal Audit, People & Change and Operations & Finance. Prior to PwC Vietnam, he was a director with PwC Malaysia with the Advisory Services. Edward has 19 years of professional and commercial experience. He started his career with audit in PwC Malaysia and was with the pioneer team that established the internal audit and risk management solutions in PwC Malaysia. Between 2002 to 2008, Edward worked in the commercial sector where he was in-charge of Operational Risk Management of a Malaysian banking group, was the Chief Internal Auditor of a public listed company and was a Senior Manager with the Finance function of a satellite broadcasting company.In Vietnam, Edward and his team have been providing advisory services to local and foreign owned companies such as fund managers, insurance, banks, manufacturers, property developers, trading and services and many others. These clients were seeking to strengthen their state of internal control, operations, finance function, risk management and corporate governance with an intention to maintain or to increase growth.

The DNA of Quality - The evolution of buyers' expectations
Today’s consumers are better informed and linked to each other than ever before. Information is spreading fast and is leading for instance to new insights of the “(Hi)Story” of products. The criteria, which were associated to a quality product some years ago, today expanded significantly and keep on broadening driven by information and higher sensitivity. Responsibilities for impacts caused throughout a product’s life cycle are seen increasingly critical. Compliance with the “new” expectations is becoming an essential part of responsible sourcing. So which topics have to be considered? How suppliers can be convinced to approach the issues proactively? Which standards might serve for assurance?
Florian Beranek, Chief Technical Advisor CSR, UNIDO - VCCI CSR Project Vietnam
Mr. Florian Beranek, 47, Austrian, is UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) on CSR and leading the current UNIDO CSR Switch Asia Project (www.csr-europe.eu). Before his assignment to Vietnam in 2009 he worked as a CSR Consultant for international companies and organizations mainly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and India as a senior partner of The CSR Company. Mr. Beranek is specialized in ISO 26000, SA8000, stakeholder analysis, CSR reporting and communication, supply chain compliance and CSR strategy development. As a recognized expert he is Member of the National CSR-Experts Group of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, UNIDO certified CSR-Reap Consultant, SAI certified SA8000 auditor and accredited CSR Expert (by the business consulting chapter of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce). In 2008 and 2009 Mr. Beranek was one of the two lead-lectors on CSR-Management (post graduate) at University of Applied Science bfi, Vienna, Austria. Under his agenda currently UNIDO reap26, a new tool for an integrative management system based on the scope of ISO26000 is developed and piloted in Vietnam.

INDABA CEO Dinner                                                                                              
Managing through Turbulent Times - lessons learned from 25 years global experience 
During 25 years global business experience Mark Millar has experienced first-hand the challenges of managing through turbulent times. Rapid and unpredictable changes in consumer behaviour coupled with game-changing technological developments have dramatically impacted businesses that he has been involved with. During his distinguished career Mark has worked both for large global corporations (430,000 employees) and small entrepreneurial businesses (10-20 employees) and has personally been involved in start-ups, downsizing and shut-downs. His successful track record in international business development includes working with clients and partners in more than 20 countries, whilst he himself has lived and worked in eight different countries. During this presentation, Mark will recount some key career experiences - including some life-changing events - sharing the insights gained and concluding with a summary of the key lessons learned.
Mark Millar, M Power Associates, Hong Kong 
Mark Millar leverages 25 years of global business experience to develop and deliver enlightening keynote speeches and to provide independent consulting that helps clients improve the performance of their logistics and supply chain activities. Acknowledged as an industry thought leader, clients have engaged Mark Millar as Speaker or Moderator at more than 200 functions in 17 countries. Mark serves on the advisory board of several leading organisations and his industry contributions have been recognised with a number of accolades.

Julien Brun, General Director, 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 (Ho Chi Minh chapter).

MASTER OF CEREMONY                                                                                       
Barnabas Chiang, Consultant / Trainer, Barnyard Consultancy
Some say he is an Entertainer, what says you? Barnabas manages Barnyard Consultancy & Services focusing on warehousing consultation and soft skills training. Being with Schaefer Systems International, the world no.1 storage solution provider for the last 15 years, he was involved with many warehouses set up & improvement projects. He started his career 25 years ago in sales & marketing and has never looked back. When he was a Business Development Manager responsible for Korea, Taiwan, Brunei & Vietnam, he discovered his passion in training. In 2010, he decided to anchor his training passion in Vietnam.

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