Vietnam Business Champions Initiative
On 23 August 2022, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Australian Embassy in Hanoi and the three Vietnamese Business Champions officially launched the Vietnamese Business Champions Initiative and held the inaugural roundtable in Hanoi.
The Business Champions Initiative is a priority activity under the Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy (EEES). The Australian and Vietnamese Business Champions promote each other’s market, connect businesses and strengthen the bilateral economic partnership.
The “Sharing and Connecting” roundtable was chaired by the three Vietnamese Business Champions: Mr. Hoang Cong Trang – CEO of TH Group; Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung – member of the Board of Directors of Vietcombank, and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thao Nguyen – Deputy General Director of Hoa Phat Group.
The event was well attended by more than 100 Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises interested in bilateral trade and investment between Vietnam and Australia.
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Tran Duy Dong, and Chargé d’Affaires of the Australian Embassy, Mark Tattersall, helped launched the initiative and delivered opening remarks. Deputy Minister Tran Duy Dong affirmed Ministry of Planning and Investment’s support to the Vietnam – Australia Business Champions Initiative. He encouraged businesses to participate and spread the spririt of the initiative and hoped the initiative could open more opportunities for businesses of the two countries to cooperate and develop.
The Australian Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Mark Tattersall, highlighted the strength of Australia – Vietnam Strategic Partnership, the two countries’ complementary economies and shared the ambition to boost bilateral trade and investment. He emphasised businesses’ role in taking the Australia – Vietnam economic relationship to the next level and expressed Australia’s support to implement this initiative.
Participants gained insights and experiences about doing business and investing in Australia from the Vietnamese Business Champions and heard about in-depth analysis of market opportunities and insights in Australia for Vietnamese businesses planning to invest in Australia from the “A Path to Australia” Report. Participants were also updated on trade and investment policy from government senior experts and joined a dynamic networking event.
On behalf of the three Business Champions, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thao Nguyen closed the roundtable and expressed the Business Champion’s commitment to the Initiative and hoped that the Initiative would be able to help Vietnamese enterprises access new business and investment opportunities, potential partners, and receive support from a network of businesses interested in the Australian and Vietnamese markets.
The Vietnamese Business Champions are leading the Vietnam Business Champions Network, which is a great way for Vietnamese Businesses to connect with the Business Champions and be part of the initiative going forward. Interested businesses can register to become members at Vietnam Business Champions | AVPI