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School of Business & Management

International Business Program

Born Global: The Future of Vietnam’s Digital Economy

HCMC

1:30-4pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019

RMIT Saigon South Campus,
702 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7

Hanoi

1:30-4pm, Wednesday 14 August 2019

RMIT Hanoi Campus,
Handi Resco Building, 521 Kim Ma street, Ba Dinh District

International Business 
Forum 2019

OVERVIEW

Vietnam has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and has begun to change its role in the international economic order. Now Vietnamese firms are joining the disruptive, innovative global digital economy, which is already estimated to be worth US$11.5 trillion worldwide. These firms can immediately start dealing with international customers and suppliers and, so, are born global.

Over the last two years, RMIT Vietnam has organized International Business and Economic forum whereby business community, policymakers and academics throughout Vietnam to discuss aspects of the business and economic environment in Vietnam.

The aims of the International Business and Economic forum are to:
 

1. Establish a forum to discuss vital economic and business themes in Vietnam.

2. Bring together stakeholders in the business and economic development (industry experts, policy makers, local and foreign business experts and academics) for inter-industry and inter-disciplinary networking and promoting understanding through dialogue.

3. Form a foundation for a prestigious annual forum on Vietnam’s economic integration and international business best practice

The International Business and Economic Forum 2019 is organized to explore more deeply the digital economy and the global start-up or born global concept. The central theme for the
forum this year is: 

Born Global: The Future of Vietnam’s Digital Economy

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Do you have what it takes for a Global start-up or a Born Global firm?

  • What are the specific actions from the government to nurture and develop Born Global in Vietnam?

  • What are the challenges facing a Born Global: lessons learned from the Vietnamese context 

  • What are the international lessons for a successful Born Global?

  • Advice for business and students

 
 
 

SPEAKERS

Dr. Nguyen Quan

Former Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Mr. Tri Vu

Vice-Chairman of VNG
Former CEO of Microsoft Vietnam

AGENDA

Session 1 | 2-3:10pm

PRESENTATIONS AND BRIEF Q&A

Do you have what it takes for a Global start-up or a Born Global firm?

Dr. Nguyen Quang Trung

Discipline Lead of International Business, RMIT Vietnam

Dr. John Walsh

Lecturer
RMIT Vietnam

What are the specific actions from the government to nurture and develop Born Global in Vietnam?

Dr. Nguyen Quan

Former Minister
Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam

What are the challenges facing a Born Global: lessons learned from the Vietnamese context?

Mr. Tri Vu

Vice-Chairman of VNG
Former CEO of Microsoft Vietnam

What are the international lessons for a successful Born Global?

Mr. Phillip Dowler

President 
Australian Chamber of Commerce

Mr Shannon Leahy 

Commissioner, Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Session 2 | 3:10-4:15pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

This session brings together international business stakeholders (Industry guest speakers, Academic experts and Policy makers) to facilitate the discussions on building a new generation of global start-ups operating in the digital economy of Vietnam.


Students and members of local and international firms together with the general audience can interact with experts to identify what it takes to make born global firms a success.

Panellists: Students, parents, guest speakers and academic experts
 

 

PAST EVENTS

IBE forum 2017: International business environment in Vietnam: Opportunities, challenges and how to move forward    


IBE forum 2018: Internationalisation of Vietnamese Firms:  What does it take? 

 

WHY ATTEND?

For students:

  • Obtain opinions and insights from renowned leaders from prominent companies to enhance your learning experience and see theories in action.

  • Listen to senior government advisors outline their vision for the future development and economic prosperity of Vietnam.
     

For organisations:

  • Inform and shape the minds of the business leaders of tomorrow by sharing your experiences and engaging with our students. 
     

  • Observe the successes of renowned companies, learn about cutting-edge business practices and government strategies to enhance the effectiveness of your organisation.
     

For Government: 

  • Inform and shape the minds of future leaders by sharing your experiences with our students.
     

  • Articulate the vision that the government has to ensure a prosperous future for Vietnam and its people. 
     

  • Engage with one of the leading universities in Vietnam and South-East Asia more broadly.

 

For Media: 

  • Showcase the strides Vietnam is making in economic progress both nationally and internationally.
     

  • Highlight success stories of Vietnamese businesses to Vietnamese and global community.

 
 

MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THE PAST EVENTS

Television & Broadcasting
 

View event broadcasting on television HERE

Selected newspapers & magazines

 

HCMC

1:30-4pm, Wednesday 7 August 2019

RMIT Vietnam Saigon South Campus

702 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7.

Hanoi

1:30-4pm, Wednesday 14 August 2019

RMIT Hanoi Campus

521 Kim Ma, Handi Resco Building, Ba Dinh District.

RMIT University Vietnam:

​​Saigon South Campus

702 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong Ward, Dist. 7, HCMC

(+84) 28 3776 1369

enquiries@rmit.edu.vn

Hanoi Campus

521 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

(+84) 24 3726 1460

hanoi.enquiries@rmit.edu.vn

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