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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.



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


Manage business relationship with co-workers, stakeholders, suppliers and customers


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods as well as building technology. 


Fri - 6/9/2019 @ 09:00

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HCMC, Friday 06 September 2019 09:00 – 15:00




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.




Amanda Rasmussen, COO, ITL Corp.


Amanda Rasmussen is the Chief Operating Officer of ITL Corp, one of the largest logistics and supply chain companies in Vietnam and one of Vietnam’s Top 500 largest Enterprises and Top 50 Trusted Brands. ITL is a leading regional solutions provider of Integrated Logistics, Warehousing, Freight Management, Distribution and Last Mile services in Vietnam and Indochina. ITL has 1,500+ employees, headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with more than 70 branch offices and distribution centers in Vietnam along with offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.

Amanda has 20 years’ experience in logistics, transportation and supply chain management, having held previous roles in DHL, Maersk, Damco and running her own logistics and supply chain training and consulting company for a number of years.

Amanda has lived and worked in Vietnam since January 2003 and is an Amcham Board of Governors as well as the Chair for the Logistics and Supply Chain Sector Committee.

Born in the U.S., Amanda has an MBA in International Business Systems from Loyola Marymount University and a BA from the University of Tennessee.


Thao Nguyen, Logistics Manager Vietnam, DECATHLON


Thao Nguyen is leader of logistics and purchasing department in Decathlon Vietnam (part of Decathlon group - the world biggest sport retailer). Working in multinational enterprises, Thao have been managing the activity with large scale covering different countries, taking decision in key activities like Logistics sourcing, tender negotiation, solution set up and team and budget management. After nearly a decade working in Supply Chain and especially in Logistics management internationally, Thao truly believes that there is an urgent need of developing Vietnamese human resource for this industry, in order to improve the current situation of logistics in Vietnam, participating into better competitiveness of the country. Hence, she has willingness to share widely with the Supply Chain community what she gained regarding mindset, skills and knowledge.




Rosann A. Tumulak, Supply Chain Manager, Theodore Alexander 


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