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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.



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


Establish close relationships with regional/country BPs to ensure actual / future knowledge of demand and service quality; build and maintain solid understanding of respective business needs


Involved in carry out, application and maintenance of the company processing system.


Thu - 19/9/2019 @ 09:00

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HCMC, Friday 19 September 2019 09:00 – 11:30




How Vietnam Economy performance has been so far in 2019?           


Growth slowed marginally in the second quarter on a weaker agricultural sector, likely due in part to the impact of an outbreak of African swine fever. Nevertheless, the economic picture was still bright, and the expansion was likely among the strongest in the region. Manufacturing rose by double-digits, while mining output rebounded. Moreover, the service sector picked up speed on stronger retail trade, while tourist arrivals were up notably year-on-year. This comes after the economy eased in Q1 on a broad-based slowdown. Meanwhile, Vietnam signed a trade deal with the EU at the end of June, which, if ratified, will eventually eliminate 99% of tariffs. This should prove a boon for the country’s burgeoning export sector and support the manufacturing industry. The government expects the deal to boost Vietnamese GDP by 2.2%–3.3% from 2019–2023.


Foreign investors registered to pour US$1.73 billion into Việt Nam in June, bringing the total amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) committed to the country in the first six months of the year to $18.47 billion, down 9.2 per cent year on year. Experts have said the decline is due mainly to a number of large-scale projects that received licences in June last year. Statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency show performance was strong in the first five months of the year, with FDI pledged to the country hitting a four-year high for the period of $16.74 billion, up 61 per cent year on year. The performance for the first half of the year was dragged down only by the numbers for June.


More than 1,720 new projects, valued at $7.41 billion, were granted investment licences in the first half of this year, marking a year-on-year decline of 37 per cent. Meanwhile, 628 existing projects were allowed to raise their capital by $2.96 billion, equivalent to just 66 per cent of the same period last year. On a more positive note, overseas players spent $8.2 billion to acquire shares in Vietnamese companies in the first quarter of the year, a yearly increase of 98 per cent and accounting for 44 per cent of all registered capital. FDI disbursement also saw a rise of 8 per cent to $9.1 billion from January to June.


Among 19 fields and sectors receiving capital from foreign investors, manufacturing and processing led with $13.15 billion, accounting for 71 per cent of the nation’s total FDI. Real estate came next with $1.32 billion (7.2 per cent) followed by retail and wholesale with $1.05 billion (6 per cent).  



What is this Forum?                 


This forum is designed as a platform for a series of industry experts of different sectors in Vietnam to share new updates observed, including legal frameworks, consumer insights, sourcing, manufacturing, domestic and export markets, retail, logistics, technology. 
This forum is open free for qualified delegates who are industry professionals in Supply Chains, Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement. Only online registrations are accepted.

Who will share at this Forum?                 


Ralf Matthaes, Managing Director, Infocus Mekong


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.




Niranjan Aluwihare, Country Manager, R-PAC Vietnam


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.


Julien Brun, 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. Julien used to be the Vice President of French Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh chapter) and now acts as Board Member at the CCIFV.



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