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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.



Founded in 2009, Au Chau Fashion and Cosmetic Company (ACFC) - a division of Imex Pan Pacific (IPP) Group, is the seat of some of the world's premium and most admired fashion brands. ACFC is the leader in brand management and distribution company specializing in international brands in Vietnam, a driving force of retail and distribution networks and provides full-service retail management in the country. Some our brands are Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Tumi, Gap, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic, Mango....


Abbott believes in the power of health. With better health, people and communities can live better and achieve more.
- We create new solutions - in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals - that help people around the world, in all stages of life, live their best lives through better health.


Our company is a rapidly growing company based in The US and Vietnam. We are evolving into an international sourcing business with a focus on Hygiene products. Our clients are mostly US focused and conglomerates.


Thu - 12/12/2019 @ 12:00


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Ho Chi Minh City, 12 December 2019 12:00 – 17:00 



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Vietnam LookOut 2020 is designed to be as Open Dialogues among businesses, including 05 Panel Discussions and Key Notes from Market Experts:












There can be no turning back. Manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly digital. As this trend unfolds, many companies often struggle to determine what they should be doing to drive and deliver real value both operationally and strategically. Digital solutions may promise significant value for an organization—value that could never have been realized prior to the advent of connected, smart technologies. Of particular fascination of late seems to be the notion of a digital twin: a near-real-time digital image of a physical object or process that helps optimize business performance. Until recently, the digital twin—and the massive amounts of data it processes—often remained elusive to enterprises due to limitations in digital technology capabilities as well as prohibitive computing, storage, and bandwidth costs. Such obstacles, however, have diminished dramatically in recent years.1 Significantly lower costs and improved power and capabilities have led to exponential changes that can enable leaders to combine information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) to enable the creation and use of a digital twin. So why is the digital twin so important, and why should organizations consider it? The digital twin can allow companies to have a complete digital footprint of their products from design and development through the end of the product life cycle. This, in turn, may enable them to understand not only the product as designed but also the system that built the product and how the product is used in the field. With the creation of the digital twin, companies may realize significant value in the areas of speed to market with a new product, improved operations, reduced defects, and emerging new business models to drive revenue. The digital twin may enable companies to solve physical issues faster by detecting them sooner, predict outcomes to a much higher degree of accuracy, design and build better products, and, ultimately, better serve their customers. With this type of smart architecture design, companies may realize value and benefits iteratively and faster than ever before. It can be a daunting task to create a digital twin if a company would like to try this all at once. The key could be to start in one area, deliver value there, and continue to develop. But before anything else, enterprises should first understand the definition of and approach to the development of the digital twin in order to avoid being overwhelmed. In the pages that follow, we discuss the digital twin—its definition, the way it can be created, how it could drive value, its typical applications in the real world, and how a company can prepare for the digital twin planning process.
70% of digital transformation projects fail. Find out Key Supply Chain Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid and the biggest mistakes in Supply Chains that must disappear in 2020. 

This gathering will provide insight regarding what to expect in 2020 among different sectors in Vietnam from the perspectives of supply chains.


·         What do other businesses think of 2020?

·         What could we expect 2020 to be like?

·         Where is growth? Where is it high or low?

·         How will recent happenings impact 2020 businesses potentially?

·         What challenges could companies face in 2020?

·         What are the risks for 2020?




Julien Brun, Managing Partner, CEL Consulting & Co-Founder, Vietnam  Supply Chain



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.


Andrea Tretti, Senior Manager - Supply Chain, CEL Consulting


Andrea is supply chain senior manager at CEL consulting in Ho Chi Minh City, company specialized in providing consultancy, technology and training solutions in the field of Demand Management, Supply Chain and Logistics in emerging markets.  He received M.Eng. degree in Industrial engineering and management from the University of Padua, Italy, and the micromaster credential in Supply Chain Management from MIT. Winner of The Fresh Connection supply chain global competition in 2017. He worked in logistics operations and supply chain consulting and training for SMEs and multinational companies in Portugal and Brazil, before moving to Vietnam in 2017.



Dr. Eckart Dutz, General Director, Pacific Partners



Eckart is General Director of Pacific Partners (VN), Ltd., 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 opened a Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City (www.theloop.vn) . 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. 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 CoFounder of the Vietnam Supply Chain (www.vietnamsupplychain.com) 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 as well as Eastern International University in Binh Duong.




Youssef Bouzoubaa, Project Manager, CEL Consulting


Youssef is a senior project manager, supply chain consultant and has been at the foundation of the Network Simulation practice of CEL. Prior to CEL, he has conducted numerous studies in supply chain management, network design, logistics, Lean manufacturing and quality management in Hong Kong, China and France. MSc in Industrial Systems Engineering, specialized in Supply Chain Management from The Troyes University of Technology, France. He is experienced in Industrial Intelligence, Project management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Flow Modelling, Simulation & Optimization, with a very solid knowledge in Operations Research, Probability application and Statistics. Youssef has conducted several industrial and logistic optimization with core focus around distribution and sourcing networks, involving in the development of complex models and simulation tools.




Tommy Ngo Quang Trung, General Director, Swire Cold Storage Vietnam Ltd.


Mr. Trung graduated from Moscow University Of Social and Economics in the Soviet Union in 1995 and returned to Vietnam in 1997 to work for Unilever – Walls Vietnam as Distribution manager. Mr. Trung joined Swire Cold Storage Vietnam in 1998 as Warehouse Manager. He was made General Director in 2012. In addition to the management of all business activities of the Company, he is also responsible for Information Technology system, and participated in the design and development of the Company software.





Thi Luong, Chairman, ABA Cooltrans


Mr. Thi currently holds the position of Chairman of ABA Business Solutions Corporation. Prior to founding ABA in 2008, he worked as Commercial manager of Lamberet (Refrigerated Trucks) for 6 years, Commercial manager of Bourbon for 2 years and Retail manager of Big C for 2 years. He attains massive insights and experiences in cold supply chain with expanded knowledge in retails and Vietnam cold chain markets. He is now operating the first asset-based integrated cold chain logistics service with a large scale of owned truck fleet and cold storage across Vietnam.







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.




Khanh Le, Country Head/COO, NinjaVan Vietnam


Khanh Le is the Country Head/COO of Ninja Van Vietnam. His vision for Ninja Van Vietnam is for it to connect Vietnamese buyers and sellers to a world of possibilities, leveraging on the company's strengths in state-of-the-art technological capabilities and access to a South East Asian logistics network to provide cross-border supply-chain solutions to partners and merchants.

Prior to joining Ninja Van, Khanh was working with Goldman Sachs Operations in roles based in the U.S and Singapore, an experience which has honed his skills in designing optimal operations processes and executing projects under high-pressure conditions. Khanh graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management.



Son Phan, Chief Business Development Officer, FPT Information System


Mr. Son has over 25 years’ experience in ICT sales management, channel management, business development, consulting, technical and general management. He has worked with customers in various industry segments including Public Sector, Telco, FSI, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Education, Military, Real Estate/Construction/Hospitality, Retail, Education, Healthcare and Transportation. Joining FPT Information System (FPT IS – a member of FPT Corporation) since Apr 2017 as Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Son was expected to promote the research and application of new technologies & solutions and bring technological inspiration to the business activities of the FPT IS, increasing the quality of projects and ensuring improved services for customers. From 2019, he got the new role as Chief Business Development Officer for FPT IS to lead the new business opportunities for future growths and in new areas including Digital Industries. FPT IS is the leading company in Vietnam and the region with 25 years experiences in providing system integration, IT services, solutions and services for Public Sector, Public Finance, Banking – Finance, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Transportation, Utilities… Prior to FPT Information System, Son worked for corporations including Cisco, Equant (now Orange Business Services), Vietsovpetro, Tradivico-IBC and T&C in various roles. Most recent he was an independent ICT advisor and a senior consultant for Simitri, Miller Heiman. Son was Country Manager cum Partner Operation Manager, CTO of Cisco Systems Vietnam. During his 15 years with Cisco, Son was widely recognized by customers, partners, and the public for his critical role in driving success for the Cisco business in Vietnam. He represented Cisco as Cisco Vietnam CTO/ GD in Vietnam public associations and forums. He regularly speaks at public forums and events on future technology trends and opportunities, including Digital Transformation, Internet of Everything/ Internet of Things, Smart Cities, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Education 3.0, STEM/ STEAM Education and Cyber Security. He worked closely with government, private and NGO organizations such as Ministries, Cities, Corporations, UNESCO, USTDA, WEF to explore and accelerate the strategic partnerships between digital technology ecosystem and the organizations for national/ industry digital transformational initiatives. Son holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from HCMC Polytechnic and studied Communications at Vietnam Academy of Military Technology. He successfully completed the 10 month Leadership Excellence and Accelerated Development program by Harvard Business Publishing under Harvard Business School.




Tuan Nguyen Manh, Head of Logistics and Planning, Friesland Campina Vietnam



Hai Nguyen, VP Supply Chain, Saint Gobain Vietnam



Frank Vossen, Director, SEDITEX



Lan Nguyen Duc Quynh, SVP Operations, Lazada Express Vietnam


Lan has 18+ Years in Operations in Ecommerce Logistics, Conventional Logistics including Retail, FMCG, Technology, Industrial products and 3PL and  6+ in End to End Supply Chain Management in Demand & Supply Planning, Manufacturing Capacity Planning,   Procurement, Shipping, Quality, Inventory Management, Warehouse & Distribution.   
Prior to the VP Operations role at Lazada Express, she has worked at DHL Supply Chain,DHL Express, Hafele, Cargill. She is BA, MBA, DBA in progress, and also contributed her insights to International Journal Published at Harvard International Journal of Arts and Science.




Matthew Greenfield, General Manager, East West Manufacturing


Matt is Director of EWI, where he has P&L responsibility for East West’s wholly-owned manufacturing operations outside of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Matt has over a decade of experience in Asian manufacturing, starting in China before moving south to run operations in Vietnam. Matt is a native of Texas. He was raised in Austin, TX and joined East West in 2006 in the Company’s Engineering Office in Shenzhen, China. Matt received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas and worked for Dell and Siemens, where he was part of their management training program prior to moving to China.




Thomas Beurthey, Founder and Managing Director, Dibee Vietnam


Dibee offers a secure e-payment solution for corporates in Vietnam. Dibee is the only foreign direct investment company that obtained the highly prized intermediary payment services license in Vietnam (e-wallet). Their market entry focus on fleets expenses including fuel and tolls. Dibee e-payment help fleet owners to reduce fraud by eliminating cash transactions and to improve operating efficiency with digital information and analytic reports.Dibee deploy its proprietary payment solution at merchants to accept contactless smart cards and mobile payment through QR Codes. Dibee signed with over 500 gas stations nationwide and services clients in transport and logistics industry. Their first clients were DHL, DB Schenker, Avis… Dibee is developing a solution to offer credit on fleet expenses which represent up to 40% of total fleet operating costs. Thomas has worked 24 years for Edenred in Asia Pacific with experience to launch Edenred in India (employee benefits) and Australia, (web e-payment and pre-paid card solution for employee meals) and M&A projects, with successful acquisitions in Japan and Malaysia. He founded Dibee in Vietnam in 2016.





Tuyet Pham, Country Procurement Manager, NS BlueScope Vietnam Limited.


Ms. Tuyet has had over 6 years as Country Producrement Manager at BlueScope Steel Vietnam and 2 years working for BlueScope Asean procurement function in Singapore. She has obtained Master in Supply Chain Management at CFVG & IAE Paris- Pantheon- Sorbonne University, BA in major in Foreign Trade and Marketing at HCMC University of Economic. She has engaged in outstanding projects: Procurement transformation 2010; Digitalize procurement platform with p2p automation 2013, e-bidding tool, contract management system, visualize p2p reporting dashboard. She has also been awarded for internal Prizes as Asean Bamboo Champion prize from BlueScope Steel Asia 2010; Best Saving recognition 2011, Best Procurement Leader 2 year 2016 & 2017.


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