On Tuesday, 19 March 2024, the AVPI hosted its first roundtable in Launceston as part of the AVPI's second roundtable series.

The Launceston roundtable was the first among the two roundtables running in Tasmania. Co-hosted with the University of Tasmania, the roundtable discussion focused on exploring what the new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and Vietnam could achieve to enhance trade and investment in manufacturing, food and beverage, and agribusiness.

Participants exchanged views on the timely arrival of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the importance of strengthening the existing partnership between Australia and Vietnam, particularly through people-to-people links.

Vietnam was also recognised as a relationship country, and there were discussions on the importance of nurturing personal relationships over transactional ones to position Tasmania favourably in the Vietnamese market. There was a recognised need for the governments of Australia and Vietnam to support businesses at the beginning of their investment journey to Vietnam and provide ways to increase cultural literacy and country knowledge.

Thank you to the University of Tasmania for co-hosting the roundtable and to David Bennet, Executive Director, Investment Attraction, Office of the Coordinator General for co-facilitating the roundtable.

Supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Date & time
Tuesday 19th, March, 2024
University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus, Launceston TAS 7248
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