APEC activities in Danang begin in a few days and AmCham members have a number of opportuntities to participate. This year is the second time Vietnam is hosting APEC since acceding to the group in 1998. Vietnamese officials consider Vietnam’s APEC chairmanship to be its most important diplomatic event to take place over the next decade. That is due, in part, to APEC’s strategic importance to Vietnam; nineteen APEC economies participate in free trade agreements with Vietnam and its trade with APEC economies represents 79 percent of the country’s total trade. APEC economies also invest significantly in Vietnam, representing nearly 80 percent of total foreign direct investment.
As part of APEC week activities, Prime Minister Phuc will headline the “Vietnam: We Mean Business!” conference on November 7 organized by VCCI. This conference will discuss Vietnam’s economic development priorities and offer an occasion to meet, to connect and to share information regarding trade and investment opportunities. AmCham is moderating a session on Vietnam’s infrastructure needs and a number of our member companies are speaking at this conference. AmCham members are invited to participate in this conference. There is no cost to participate but registration in advance is required. Click HERE to register directly with the conference organizers.
Members can also attend (for a fee) the APEC CEO Summit November 8-10 to hear from many world leaders, including the Presidents of China and the United States. The CEO Summit draws hundreds of top business leaders, intellectuals and media personalities and provides unparalleled opportunities for business executives to engage in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials, as well as great networking opportunities. More information about the CEO Summit can be found by clicking HERE.
AmCham is the host of the official welcome reception for the US delegation to APEC. This event will take place at the Holy Pig BBQ inside the Cocobay Development on November 8 starting at 5:30pm and all AmCham members are invited to participate. We expect a few special guests, along with great food, drinks and music. US company representatives with valid CEO Summit credentials and our AmCham Corporate Partners may attend this event at no cost. Other guests may attend for a fee of VND 2,500,000 per person. Registration in advance is required. Please click HERE for more information about this event. This event is full. If you have not already registered to attend, please do not come. Thank you for your cooperation.
We hope to see you in Danang this week!