Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm, Wednesday 2 October 2019

Vietnam - a Story of Development, Opportunities and Potential

Vietnam’s GDP growth is currently higher than that of China, increasing 7.1% year on year and aiming to be 6.6% in 2019.

At 73%, Vietnam’s female labour-participation is among the highest in the world. Women contribute to 40% of the national’s wealth. Vietnamese women are also avid business pioneers. For every male start-ups, there are 1.4 female ones. Female-headed households in Vietnam are less likely to be poor than male-headed households. Due to the Vietnam’s War with so many men being killed during the war, women had to fill the void. When the Doi Moi refrom was launched in 1986, women still comprised the majority of society and continued leading the way to Vietnam’s economic success. The equivalent spirit behind “Rosie the Reiveter” during World War II is still very much alive in Vietnam today.

Telling the remarkable stories of the remarkable women of Vietnam

The Vietnam-UK Network via the Vietnam-UK Women in Business Group is hosting a panel discussion and networking event on 2 October 2019 “Vietnam - a Story of Development, Opportunities and Potential”.

The event brings together a broad audience of both male and female professionals from all sectors, including trade, finance, entrepreneurs, start-ups, commerce, technology, media, arts, healthcare, education, governmental agencies, NGOs and think tanks from Vietnam and the UK to:

Participate in a meaningful discussion about Vietnam - its journey in the past 30 years, where it is today and where it wants to be.

Celebrate the achievements and contributions of women in society, business and entrepreneurship.

Allow the audience to learn more about Vietnam – the country, history, culture, people, demographic & social development, opportunities, challenges and potentials.

Bring together senior business leaders and entrepreneurs to promote direct trading and investment opportunities between businesses from the two countries.

*Please register to attend.

Supporting Women in Business and Promoting Trade and Investment