AmCham, in cooperation with VCCI and the US Chamber, hosted the 2020 US-Vietnam Business Summit on October 9 in Hanoi. The Summit, titled, “Trusted Partners Prospering Together”, brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways in which to promote expanded trade and investment and new opportunities to help fuel Vietnam’s post-Covid economic recovery. Guests filled the Sheraton ballroom and hundreds of interested people viewed the summit live on YouTube and Facebook.

The event featured in-person and virtual participation by many current and former officials from the two countries, highlighted by remarks from former US Secretaries of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright who both talked about the importance of the commercial relationship in helping the two countries strengthen their friendship and partnership.

Speakers and panel participants discussed a wide range of issues, including promoting sustainable and predictable investment policies; driving growth and innovation through the Digital Economy; addressing Vietnam’s energy development needs; navigating Asia’s supply chain and manufacturing landscape in a post-Covid world; working together to help Vietnamese businesses and entrepreneurs reach their potential, and global trade dynamics and the upcoming US election.


In case you missed the event, click HERE to watch the full summit video.You can also click on the links below to watch selected portions of the event. And, click HERE to view photo images from the event.

Hon. John Kerry, Former Secretary of State & Senator from Massachusetts (video)
Hon. Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State, & Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group (video)
Hon. Adam Boehler, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (video)
Ms. Cindy McCain, Widow of United States Senator John McCain from Arizona (video)

H.E. Hà Kim Ngọc, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States (video)
Mr. Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President & Head of International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (video)