The Euromoney Vietnam Investment and Banking Conference was a resounding success. Over 350 delegates from 15 different countries attended the event in Danang on the 7-8 June 2012. Hosted in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, the event was full of open and honest debates surrounding Vietnam’s economy and the investment opportunities in their principal industries.
Euromoney was honoured to co-host the event with the Danang People’s Committee, who’s Chairman, Van Huu Chien, delivered a keynote address to open the conference. Following the Chairman’s speech, the first panel of the day addressed the developments in and outlook for Vietnam’s economy. A panel of senior investors, economists and supranationals tackled the tough questions surrounding Vietnam’s economy head on in a frank and honest discussion which paved the way for many more to come throughout the two day event. Investors, leading Vietnamese businesses and international players operating in Vietnam took to the stage to debate the developments and investment opportunities in the vital real estate sector, agriculture and retail. The Danang People’s Committee hosted a session led by their Vice Chairman on the changes underway in Danang. They painted a clear picture of the progress which has already been made and that which was left to do. Day one closed with senior representatives from Viet Capital Bank, Techcombank, PVFC and the State Bank of Vietnam who took part in an engaging and open debate surrounding the vital reforms which are being undertaken in Vietnam’s banking sector.
Mr Le Song Lai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the SCIC delivered a keynote address to open day two, in which he discussed the latest reforms taking place in Vietnam’s crucial state owned enterprises. His informative presentation and speech was followed by a frank and honest debate on the SOE sector, the developments and reforms which have taken place so far, the obstacles in the way of successful reform and the plans for equitization in the coming years. The event finished with two lively and dynamic panel discussions which focused on investment opportunities in Vietnam’s infrastructure and energy sectors.
Delegates, speakers and sponsors, also had the chance to engage in a variety of networking opportunities across the two day event. Indochina Capital and Vingroup hosted cocktail receptions and the Danang People’s Committee hosted a gala dinner with an array of entertainment at the end of the first day. There was also a host of offsite activities available after the end of the conference on day two including tours to Danang’s Industrial Zones, Hoi An and Bana Hills and a golf tournament which was organised by Vinacapital.
Overall the conference was a great success. Thank you to our co-host the Danang People’s Committee, to all our sponsors, speakers and delegates who made this event possible. We look forward to building upon the success of this event in 2013.