“Vietnam and the United States in 2017 and Beyond”

A conference on the future of US-Vietnam Economic Relations

May 19, 2017, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu Road, Hanoi

A new US President took office on January 20, and while we regret that enthusiasm for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement has faltered, both the American and Vietnamese business communities continue to work for strong and deep bilateral commercial relations.

AmCham, the US Chamber of Commerce and VCCI will convene a special conference on May 19 in Hanoi about the future of the trade and investment relationship. This conference will be an opportunity to emphasize the importance of the US-Vietnam commercial relationship, and to hold in-depth discussions on ways in which to promote continued trade and investment between our countries. As Vietnam chairs APEC in 2017, this conference also provides an opportunity to examine economic relations in a regional context as well as innovative ways to spur greater trade and investment.

His Excellency President Tran Dai Quang is scheduled to deliver the keynote address and other government leaders will also participate. This conference will include approximately 300 private sector leaders from the United States, Vietnam and across the region. The agenda is currently under development and conference topics will include:

  • Reasons that a bilateral free trade agreement is a great idea for both countries
  • Vietnam’s regional leadership – as a driver of the Mekong engagement, in ASEAN, the EU-Vietnam FTA, etc.
  • Vietnam’s APEC year: themes and priorities (regulatory reform, enabling environment for investment, infrastructure)
  • Innovation and growth in Vietnamese manufacturing: domestic enablers and export-driven growth
  • Implementation of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Information technology, data flows, and LONIS: enabling growth and security
  • Fintech, financial market development and funding for hard and soft infrastructure: bank and non-bank
  • Energy security and energy infrastructure
  • Innovations in health care